Great school, great teachers. The two women office administrators, however, need serious attitude adjustments and a lesson oonhow to treat others with rrespect. When you walk up to the front window, they will just carry on with their conversation and ignore you or act annoyed that you interrupted them. Very unprofessional. Maybe it's because I don't drive a BMW or Mercedes or maybe it's because I am a young mother, either way, they sure succeed at making someone feel disrespected.
There has been a vast improvement the last year of two regarding the respect being shown parents by the office personnel. Parents should continue to demand the respect their entitled to at James Earl Carter Elementary.
I'm not an attending parent but will be for 2013-2014. I hope to participate and help this school grow as part of it's community. If we do not do what we can for our schools/children how else can we grow? I hope this enty helps them win the '$5000 Best Year ever sweepstakes 2013' money for our children's programs! GOOD LUCK Carter Elementary!!
This is a great school! Both of my kids attend it and I can not be happier!
Great Principal, great teachers. The PTO here does a tremendous job with all kinds of activities including the Carter Cabaret - an annual performance by the children. These sorts of activities help make up for the lack of musical education in our district.
Carter's staff from the principal to the office staff, teachers, librarian and noon yard supervisors are all wonderful! I was saddened to read the prior post by another parent as I witnessed the event they were speaking of. The office staff was to the point with this parent because they had pulled in to a one-way entrance going the wrong way which could have put our children, mine included, at harm. It's unfair to ridicule the staff without explaining the entire circumstances behind their demeanor. Our family could not be more grateful for the care, support, and guidance provided by the entire staff at Carter. We also have a wonderful community of supportive parents at Carter.
The teachers are wonderful. However the office staff is down right HORRID. Every time I have ever been to the office she talks down to me, and treats me like I'm bothering her. My child is a great student without discipline problems. There is absolutely NO excuse for the way she works. How does this woman still have a job? She yells at me in front of my child on more than one occasion. UNACCEPTABLE. I AM NOT THE ONLY PARENT WHO HAS EXPERIENCED THIS. Something needs to be done please. The other always seems high to me. Completely disconnected from what's going on in front of her. If I had the means to take my daughter elsewhere I would. The teachers are the only thing keeping us there.
My daughter has attended Carter for 4 years now and we have had an absolutely wonderful experience with each teacher and each year that passes. The staff is kind and diligent. The principal is kind and cares for the children. The teachers are truly great in every aspect you would want as a parent for your child. I highly recommend this school! We feel blessed to call it our Elementary Home.
I love the school. My kids started to attend Carter Elementary last school year and I am happy about it. I can't believe how much kids are reading. My son wasn't a big reader, but now he is enjoying reading and I don't even have to tell him to read anymore. I love the math curriculum too. Teachers put so much energy to give attention to individual kids' improvement. They work so hard. Communications with teachers are excellent too. When I sent an email to ask a question, they sent me back right away. PTO is very active to help the school. Great organization. Many parents are involved for classroom or school volunteer. The great thing is parents are willing to help not being obligated. I have not heard any complains from other parents and I don't have any either. (Maybe one... the picking up kids is a little bit too hectic?)
I am very happy that my daughter got a chance to attend this school. I really like the way teacher works with each students in their class, The Homework covers everything which they need to do on based of their grade, My dughter is having fun in her second grade class. I will also have my son to go into this school once he would be 5 years old. PTO program in this school is very helpful and keep you in loop about their activities in school. I love this school so does my daughter. The teachers are wonderful. Thank you very much carter for taking my daughter in your school. Great School!!!
The teachers at Carter Elementary School are creative, hard-working and involved.
I have been a parent at Carter , this will be the 6th year. Both my girls love it and every year they get better and better. With one of my girls this being her last year --I plan on staying here for the next 3 years with my youngest. Great PTO and the teachers every year are the best teacher for each of my girls. And there is no waiting list or Pressure to volunteer. I do so with no contract and at my own time. Thank you Carter for such a wonderful education for my two daughters
I absolutely love this school all my children now have gone to this school and excelled here! Great caring and professional teachers here!
I'm very greatful that my daughter is able to attend this school. She is currently in second grade and feels very happy at this school, her two cousins are also in second grade but in different classrooms. The teachers are excellent and I'm thankful for all the extra effort that PTO provides for all the school's activities.
My child was formerly at a charter school in the district and I have seen no decline in their academic perfomance since coming to Carter School. The staff and leadership here are very prgressive and innovative in helping the students learn and take on a desire for learning. They are true academic professionals. Music, art and sports have not fell by the wayside here as budget cuts have hit hard across the state. Carter maintains these activities as important parts of their student's overall education. The Accelerated Reading program is very motivational to the student's reading achivement and gives them confidence to succeed in other academic areas and should be a must at every school. Parent involvement here is very high for those parents who do become actively involved in their children's education and have a positive attitude towards helping their child learn. To Carter Staff - Keep up the good work!
The teachers at Carter are amazing!! All three of my kids have gone to this school.We are happy with the school overall, but it is definitely this group of dedicated and wonderful teachers that has kept us here!
Carter is a wonderful school! The amount of staff/parent support is phenomenal. My children are receiving a top notch education as evidenced by their academic achievement and excitement for learning. My husband and I moved to this area four years ago and made sure to buy a home within Carter's boundaries and I am so glad we did. As with any campus, there are days that are much busier than others, but the staff, students and numerous parent volunteers make it all work. Anyone who has spent any amount of time on campus would see the devotion of Carter's administrators, teachers and volunteers. Yeah, Cougars!
The office staff was obnoxiously difficult to work with during the registration process. The after school pick up is chaotic and frightfully dangerous. The children are herded to the parking lot under the trees and minimally supervised. Organization seems to be a giant weakness, and safety doesn't seem to be an issue anyone cares enough about to maintain. On the bright side, the class sizes are small, and the teachers are sweet.
Academic programs are wonderful here. My son had Ms. Jacobson for 2nd grade. At the end of the year he's reading at a 5th grade level and mastered all tests. Extracurricular activities were limited, but i think with budget cuts they're going to be regardless. My main concern was the academic achievement, and Carter surpasses 9 out of 10 schools in the county, so i was happy. my child went from attending a private elementary school where they wanted to hold him back in kindergarten, then he attended carter and made a complete turn around. He's now an exceptional student. yes, the parents are snooty, but look at the area...and it's not a reflection on carter teachers or staff. The teachers have been very down to earth and just want what's best for the kids. You go, Carter.
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