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Virginia Road Elementary School5
Posted March 19, 2014
- a parent
My son goes there he is a pre-k student I like the school y he's learning a lot in this year is a very good school and the staff principal vice principal especially the teacher he's going to continue going there definitely .
This is a cute little neighborhood school. Though the diversity of the student body is lacking, the excellent caring and committed teachers make up for it. Test scores are rising, the school recently installed new play equipment for the kids, and all of the office staff are really warm and motivated. Could the school improve? Absolutely. Will it continue to rise under the leadership of a strong principal? You bet it will. Give this school a closer look. You won't be disappointed.
This is a school on the rise. We had a 65 point API jump last year! That is a huge credit to the talented and committed teachers and administration at this school. Don't listen to the bad reviews posted here, come down to the school and check it out for yourself. It's getting better every year!
There are several discipline problems and little resources. Many students at Virginia Road are in the foster care system and have severe behavior problems. The school Psychologist is only there 1 day a week and there is not a Speech Teacher on staff. Many students do not receive resources mandated in their IEP because of lack of resources. When I pass this school I constantly see students fighting, cursing, and hiding behind the bungalows. The bungalows and gates need repairs. The school is all concrete and no grass. There is no equipment for the Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten students to play with. It is sad to say, but inner cities schools are not safe and are not enriching to our children. I do not recommend this school.