If a child is being bullied either in the classroom , on the playground or on the school bus... teachers seem to be nonchalant and don't want to be bothered with it unless an upset parent contacts the school about it. So many kids get away with being bullies.
My daughter has attended Laguna Vista for 1st and 2nd grade. It is a hit or miss with these teachers. For 1st grade she had a great teacher that she actually learned from, but her 2nd grade teacher seemed like he was repeating 1st grade level work all year. I feel my daughter is behind a year and find myself playing catch up buying material to teach her what she should have learned!
The teachers here are damage controllers instead of educators. Not only are they under-equipped for teaching the varying degrees of academic and emotional development in their classes but the children who attend seem to have parents who either do not care or encourage disrespectful behavior.
This school has teachers who decide that your child needs to be on medicines for ADD if your child does not make fast progress even in kindergarten. They do not offer to test your child. They take no responsibility for their failure to teach. Children are told they are doing poorly by their teachers.
my child is 3 and in the pre-school class. all the teachers in 101 n 102 r outstanding and i have volunteered a few times and have seem first hand how hard they work to provide a caring warm safe and educational environment. its never easy with kids this age and they do a great job. I highly recommend this class to anyone looking. we r a military family and my child was previously attending a Montessori but it became too expensive for us. I was a little concerned about the difference in the teaching method since we preferred the montessori way but its been great so far. Teacher Sally and her crew are amazing! i don't know the principal at all so i didnt want to give her a 5 or 1 star so i went for 3 stars.
this is a great school. all 3 of my children attended ths school, and I myself also attended this school when I wasa child way back in the 1970's.. still have report cards from it too. Nothing bad to say about the staff, the school, the town etc.. I was born, raised here, moved away via marriage, returened via jobs and will always love this school, and town.
My daugter attended Laguna Vista from Kindergarten through second grade. We have been extremely pleased with the school. The teachers are motivated, dedicated, and caring. While the school does not have a lot of 'extras' like music and art they do their best to incorporate it into the curriculum. The school is very diverse and this was a positive part of being at the school.