My boys are both very happy here. My oldest son went to first grade at a school with the highest tests scores and best rated in the area, and hated it there. He didn't even remember his teachers name or make any friends for months. Then he went to a private creative school we loved but we could no longer afford. We are starting our second year at Cirby and both my children are very happy and doing well. I love the diversity at the school, and think that is a great asset to the school since many Roseville schools lack diversity. I love the ASES program and as a working parent being able to have all those great activities and care for my children at no charge it amazing. My youngest son is coming home speaking sign language all from the ASES program, and they love the cooking and karate they are learning there.
Thankfully the admin has a new principal. The old one liked to push medications and talked down to students and parents alike when the child wasn't "conforming". As for teachers, some are wonderful and get it, but others need more child development courses. You just hope you get a good teacher at any school though. Course work is structured, homework is minimal- but the teachers are constantly having to test students in class when they should be able to "teach" (its almost ridiculous). There is not enough creative or fun learning exercises. The school is trying to up their scores, but there is a high Spanish speaking population that are ESL (its not about diversity being a problem, its about kids that don't speak English but have to learn in English classrooms). The ASES after school program is horrendous- supervision is bad, staff undereducated/unqualified. Bring Adventure Club back!!
My child goes to this school and I find it to be a wonderful place to learn. April 9 comment should be deleted and I will report it to the greatschools.net admin because diverse environment should never, ever be a problem. Not that it is only rude but it is also unethical to call this a problem.
The teachers are great and everyone knows you when you walk on campus. The only problem is that there are a lot of spanish speaking families that go to this school
I find the staff greatly encouraging toward the students and willingness to talk to parents comforting.
Our child has thrived in this school and it is all thanks to his 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Bross. With the support of the principal, Mr. Dominguez, she has addressed some of the behavioral issues that our child encountered. Now he is happy and excelling at school and at home. I also love all the programs and field trips available to all the students.
We came from a school where the demographics were of higher income, but this school is much more involved with each student personally. My children are doing much better academically, gained self-confidence, enjoy the musical programs and have more field trips than our last school. I've made new friends as well through the high level parent involvement.
I am so pleased with Cirby this year. I really feel that the school has turned itself around. Both of my children are excelling in their studies. They love their teachers and the principle. As a parent, I couldn't be happier.
This will be our second year at Cirby this coming fall 2005. We had a great kindergarten experience. My child's teacher was always available to answer questions and/or offer assistance. We are looking forward to another great year.
Cirby school has been a Roseville landmark for years. It was a great school when it opened and it is still a great school today. Mrs. Cooksey is an outstanding principal, who takes education very serious.
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