This was my daughters first year attending South O and she loved it, coming from her that says a lot. She started third grade last her, and for the first time she did not want the year to end. The teachers, staff, and Mr. Johnston the principle are just great. They all really care for the kids and you can see that. My daughter came from a very stressful school, that but a lot of pressure on the kids. It was awesome coming here and seeing our daughter blossom. With having no stress she was able to learn so much more. It was truly awesome to see. She woke up everyday wanting to go to school and learn. This school really made a difference to our family. I cant say thank you enough. Mrs.Engstrom was the best third grade teacher. She is one of those teachers you will never forget. I was so thankful my daughter had her for a teacher. The principle and staff has really made a wonderful and peaceful learning environment for the kids. We love South O. Thank you. The Brown Family
This school deserves to be rated at a ten!!! I have known Mr. Johnston (the principal) since high school and he is as great now as he was then! My daughter has attended the school since kindergarden (she is now in the second grade) and she loves going to school every morning! Ms. Engle, Ms. Troxel, Ms. Templeton and Ms. Jones (her teachers) have all been great! We love the school!
South "O" is a five star school all around. The school staff, parents, and community are caring and provide a positive learning environment everyday.
My son goes here, and both my husband and me attended this school. They have been awesome to my son and his special needs. He is improving everyday. Love this school.
My son has gone to South O since kindergarden, he is now just starting his year in 2nd grade, and I truely have nothing but great things to say about this school!!! Every teacher we have encountered has been a great one!!! Mr.Johnston and Mrs. Spencer are a wonderful principal/vice principal team!! The first year my son went the school had less students, but even with ditmar closing down and them adding and crowding the class rooms, I still see nothing but success!! This school should have a 9 rating!!!!
South O is a great school. My son is in first grade and has learnt a lot. The teacher was great and has provided extra work to challenge him. The teacher is experienced and really cares about the kids in the classroom. The only suggestion for improvement is the lack of extracurricular activities.
I have two kids that go to South O and this is my oldest sons second year and my little one's first year of Kindergarten, the teachers are wonderful as well as everyone else that works there! I am so pleased that they attend this school!
I think this school is terrific! It is unfortunate for this school as well as numerous others to have crowded classrooms because of lack of educational support by our government! The teachers and staff are amazing and genuinely care about the educational well being of their students. I highly recomend this school and am especially pleased with the GATE class formats. NICE WORK SO!
I've had two children go through this school and I cannot say anything more positive. Ms. Reimer, the principal has retired, but Mr. Johnston is taking her place. I love the both of them. They have turned South O into a truly class A school. This is my second son's last year, and I will be very sad to say good-bye.
My kindergartner started at South O this year and so far it has been a wonderful experience. The teaching staff is amazing, the parent involvement is incredible. Mr. Johnston is the glue that holds this terrific school together. I cannot wait to spend the next 5 years at this school.
I am extremely happy with everything at south o elementary the teachers, staff, vice principal and the principal are wonderful. The school was recently remolded and is beautiful my daughter couldn't be happier at her 'new' school she attended palmquist elementary for 3 years and I myself was a student there its just not the same anymore. We love south o.
Great parental involvement. Good academic programs. Excellent Vice Principal and Administrative Staff. Mixed experience with teachers. K-3 - excellent experiences for my kids and from other parents' experience.
The teaching staff is dedicated to the students and truly appear to enjoy teaching. Class size in the K-3 grades is kept at 1-20 ratio. The children are interested in what is happening and the teachers we have had are very experienced, true educators.
This is a wonderful school all 4 of my children attended this school. The teachers an staff were all wonderful people and my children grew to be good friends with all of the teachers. I would recomend this school to anyone I know and even people I have never met!
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