I am responding to the parent whose son is in 4th grade. You asked, 'What should I do?' Well, I don't think transferring him to another school will solve the problems that you are having. I think that you should try to talk with the teacher and express your concerns so that he/she knows that you are having these issues. As for your child, why did you have him tested for ADHD in the first place? From my experience, children can act very differently at home (where they are not surrounded by 20 or more students) and in a classroom setting where there are lots of stimulants. So perhaps your son's teacher was just expressing that your son was easily distracted or can't sit still. But I don't believe that any teacher would just express those types of concerns without any justification. From my understanding, I have heard many good things about Randall, especially the teachers, who perform at the highest abilities.
This school seems to be slowly going down hill. I have had my children here for several years and have been lucky to have excellent caring teacher. Since the new principal things are getting worse. It does not seem like the children are treated the same.
I am really considering transferring my children to another school. My children have really been struggling. I already had my children tested for A.D.D. and ADHD and from what the doctors tell me, they are fine. I recently went on a field trip with a 4th grade class, and it was a horrible experience. My 4th grader didn't have these problems in kinder or 1st grade, but then again he didn't attend Randall. Looking at other parents comments I am not the only parent considering pulling my children out. What should I do?
This school used to be a great school to send my kids to. A couple of years ago the district placed an new principal and took out the last one, even though she was able to get results. As a result of the change, the teachers are unhappy and there is a huge turnover rate at the school. Many parents like myself feel that the current principal should be removed and the old one put back. I am considering transferring my child to another school unless things get better there. If your child ends up at that school, your best move would be to pull out.
This is a Title 1 school with uniform requirements. Many children come from disadvantaged homes. Many parents speak English as a second language. There has been a high number of teacher turn over after the new principal was transferred to the school a couple of years ago. It appears that the teachers are unhappy with the school, which probably results in lower teacher performance. Although the new principal has made some good changes, I do not see an improvement in my child's education. It is unfortunate with the large mass of homes in the neighborhood that Milpitas School District does not change the boundaries such that there would be a mix of children from different income levels at all of their schools.
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