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11 OVERALL RATINGS

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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Too much (2 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very ineffective (1 response)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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American Martyrs School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted June 04, 2016
- a community member
I would love to say thank you to ms. Castillo who is always so loving and warm to our children . She honestly cares about everyone

American Martyrs School
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective

Posted June 04, 2016
- a community member
They only are effective when they have a problem with a student. Other than that, they let kids fly under the radar


American Martyrs School
Amount of homework: Too much

Posted June 04, 2016
- a community member
They don't teach our students! They give so much homework so that parents have to do the I won one teaching themselves

American Martyrs School
Develops grit: Neutral

Posted June 04, 2016
- a community member
They only like to acknowledge the best students and not point out the positives in the students who only do ok

American Martyrs School
Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted June 04, 2016
- a community member
They do not care how they feel. They only care about what parents feel if there is a problem rather than seeing how they could help the individual


American Martyrs School
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted June 04, 2016
- a community member
They choose to not educate themselves about students with ADHD. They label them as bullies

American Martyrs School
Develops honesty: Disagree

Posted June 04, 2016
- a community member
This school does not practice what it preaches. They exclude children with learning disabilities and will label them negatively instead of helping them.

American Martyrs School 2

Posted June 04, 2016
- a community member
This school claims to preach what it does not practice. It's unfortunate that our principal is a terrible leader. She is cold, unapproachable and only cares about the ones who have the most money. It is very sad how this school has changed ... I highly suggest enrolling your child in public school to get a higher level Of education!


American Martyrs School 5

Posted September 09, 2015
- a parent
AMS is a great school with caring teachers and supportive administrators. It has superlative academics, sports and activities, but, most importantly, a WONDERFUL Catholic community. Our children are supported and loved while they learn. I like that the school emphasizes faith, service and kindness. I'm not sure where the negative reviews and vitriol are originating from but that definitely has not been my experience. My children love going to school there and love the principal. I feel like the personal attack of her below is unwarranted and sounds unhinged. Bullied and threatened?? Please take that review with a grain of salt. If you are considering AMS, take a tour and see what makes this school so special.

American Martyrs School 1

Posted March 30, 2015
- a parent
AMS has growing problems with its principal and administration. It's education is good, not great nor excellent. Many graduating families say that the public school system in the area better prepares the students for high school. It is known throughout the school that Principal Connelly has bullied and threatened parents and students since her coming to AMS in 2009. Families like the convenience and the amenities of AMS, but have ongoing problems with the principal's harsh tactics. If you ask students, almost all will say she never visits classes and nor is ever seen on school grounds- though she claims to know all of he students. The principal sends families performance surveys of teachers but never for herself. Why? Monsignor is to retire soon and unfortunately seems to let things be. AMS is loosing their "Catholic" mission- loving, kind hearted, understanding and patience- expected for what it was originally built for. Until they remove the principal it will only get worse. If you have other choices, consider it before AMS. You will save yourself from the issues so many families are experiencing. It's an issue WOSC should be surveying as well.

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