This is a great school with really great teachers. Both my daughters are doing great here.Neither of them want to miss a single day of class The teachers are very involved and care about the students. All that the teachers need is a little help from parents at home. "Help your kids,help your kids teachers and help yourself on the long run"
Although Collett might be satisfactory or above average school for the parents who have kids that are struggling, it is an awful school for students that are advanced. Teachers are spending all of their time helping the overwhelming majority of students who are behind, that they inevitably neglect the others who are above-grade level. As a teacher myself, I understand the constraints, but as a parent, I find it unacceptable for my own child. My beliefs are reinforced by the fact that Collett is now a Program Improvement school. As a teacher, equality in education for my students is my priority, but as a parent, my only priority is ensuring my child's well-being and academic success. The parent in me wins, my child is going to a better school next year.
Both of my sons have attended Collett my oldest went from K-5th grade now a 7th grader and my youngest is in 4th grade My 17 yr old niece also attended Collett from K-5. I absolutly love this school and would recommend it to anyone. Both of my children have had some struggles with reading and comprehension the Teachers have always gone above to help my children succeed. I believe at any other school they may have been over looked.
Collett has proven to be an excellent school. I am not only a staff member I am also a parent. I chose to move my children to Collett after I began working there because the staff on campus really do care about the success of each and every student. My eldest child was failing miserably at her former school (also in Alvord). I brought her to Collett and not only did she work through her troubled spots, She excelled! Her CST's went from needing improvement to advanced in one school year. I have had the pleasure of working with all of Collett teachers and know the difficulties they are faced with. We have had many changes in administration, teaching staff, and multiple budget cuts. And yet, Collett continues to be THE school of choice for parents in the Alvord School District. As one parent pointed out in an earlier review Students thrive far greater when their parent volunteers in the classroom. Please consider helping out in your childs classroom, see what the teacher is trying to accomplish on such a short leash with no money, very little time, over crowded classrooms, and a multitude of discipline issues before forming any opinions. I promise you will be surprised. Collett ROCKS!
My daughter was in this school last two years.Unfortunetly we had to move to a another city.I think this is a great school.Especially her kindergarten teacher Mrs: Orr and first grade teacher Ms:youson are great teachers.She missed them so much.
I felt very disappointed after attending Back to School night. I expected that the principal would welcome the parents and show a little more enthusiasm to see such a large turnout. Instead of greeting everyone at the multi-purpose room, which is where all the parents initially gathered, he opted for making an announcement over the speaker. I saw this action as a demonstration of lack of interest in the parents.
My daughter currently attends Kindergarten at Collett and has thrived in the environment her teacher has created. I believe the key to her progress is her teacher. Although I believe it is too soon to know how she will perform in the coming years, I am enthusiastic so far!
My son attended Collett for a short time but during that time he thrived in his K class. I was able to be part of the classroom whenever I had time to and saw how much he was learning. The No Excuses Univeristy program was a wonderful way to show a strive for college from the very begining and my Kindergardner wants to go to college because of it. I loved the parent involvement as well as the open door policy of many teachers there. This school is #1 on my list.
Let me start by saying the kinder teacher is great! Although I soon realized the cafeteria staff were yelling at children during lunbch time and not helping the kider kids opening lunch as they should be, a few of the parents complained and it should be under control. Every day I ask my child if they were screaming or yelling he says no, also ask if they are helping the kids he says yes. Props to the assistant principal for hearing the parents concerns! Parent's really need to get more involved in school and importantly support the PTA.
I am encouraged by the improvements I see being made at this school. I think that the teachers who insist on parent involvement get the best academic results from their student. My son, who was diagnosed with ADD, has flourished under his new teacher. She has placed him in front of the class so to keep him on track. She is also in constant communication with me regarding his progress. Three other parents, whose children don't have the same difficulties, have also found her to be readily available to answer their questions. The school is going traditional next year when new building is complete. I hope that they can offer summer programs for our children!
My son has gone to the school since kindergarten and is now in second grade. I have never heard a staff member yell at a parent. I served on the pta and school site council. The school is a great school and the staff is well trained. Considering what kind of kids they have to deal with. Some of the kids are disrespectful to the teachers. The school had been voted the most distinguished school.
Staff has been known to be very disrespectful to parents and students, going to the extremes of yelling to a parent in front of others (children and parents). I do believe that if they want to educate our children they must start by training their staff to better their maners, proper behavior; and, above all, respect, because children copy what they see; and what I witnessed was not pretty.
My daughter is in kindergarten at this school. Her teacher stresses reading everyday. She has a family reading time at the begining of class daily. The PTA at this school is one of the most envolved I have encountered. The fund raisers are many and varied. Family nights are provided at the school almost monthly. Sometimes reading, games, music or other family activities. Even grandparents have their own night with the kids. The students have access to library and computer time mandatory during school hours. Overall this is a wonderful school with alot to offer an envolved family. The principal is out in front of the school every morning to greet students and parents and is quite adept at learning everybody's name and grade.
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