My son (1st grade) loves his teacher. He is super shy and has some special needs and she has been very receptive to my input and has worked to help my son do well. Unfortunately there are things with this school that concern me as he continues his education. I have noticed some issues with how the school is run and how problems are dealt with. I am concerned with playground management (kids bully each other and are not held accountable), and how kids are assigned to classrooms. Sometimes moving kids from one teacher to another when there are issues is actually a good solution, however the principle does not seem to consider this as an option. She also does not answer emails or address concerns in a timely manner.
Some of them are very effective, some or worthless and some are just average. This year, my son has a teacher that at least listens to parents. However, I have seen the teachers who will teach him in the future and have concerns.
My son transferred to this school and it's been a terrible experience. There are 29 students in his classroom and the teacher can not control them. The learning environment is non-existent because the classroom management has failed. When I have been in the room, students have talked, walked around the classroom, kicked each other, passed notes and totally ignored what the teacher asked of them. Worst of all - there were zero consequences for this behavior.