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School Of Engineering & Sciences1
Posted October 25, 2014
- a parent
This school is becoming a night mare! Our child loves it there but, really does not see the whole educational values. A few of the teachers teachers and the principal are the biggest bullies there. talk about favoritism. Never seen it so open. The teachers are picking on some really good students. I have seen it first hand with my own child and a few other children that are not being heard, or have no one to speak for them. Things have to change her or we will be removing out child next year.
Last year was my son's first year at SES. We were required to bring his previous report card which showed that he had taken Pre-algebra so he was placed in Algebra. On the first day of school the Assistant Principal, Mr. Bowman switched his classes around putting him in back in Pre-Algebra for some unknown reason. My son called me & I contacted him, he gave me some lame excuse why & I asked for the principal, Mr. Turkie had him switch him back to Algebra. That was the first day...later in the year I was noticing that he didn't seem to be learning any new material & teachers were not updating the grades on Zangle nor did they return my calls or emails about his progress. Also my don has a doctor's note that was not honored by his Algebra teacher, Mr. Lum would not allow him to use the restroom, he told him to finish his work first. When I emailed him I did not get a response until I contacted the principal. We all met in person and Mr. Lum had quite a poor condescending attitude. Ironically my son ended up not passing the finals after our interaction although prior to our interaction he was doing well. I asked for a copy of the test so that his tutor could review with him but no res
As an educator, I cannot recommend this school. The internal inexperience, lackadaisical attitude and dysfunction of the administration prevents the school from moving forward. AP, SAT and ACT scores reflect the lack of course content delivery to students. If you have or are a student who wishes to have a strong foothold in A-G requirements, this school would be a hinderance to a positive college experience for you. Safety and communication are also major concerns expressed by students and parents.
This school has become a low performing school! With the current principal there is no leadership know-how to improve. The students at SES are not exposed to the curriculum needed to help them excel in the areas of math and science. These are the two areas that have the weakest performance by students. Test scores are abysmal! Very poor model for student assistance. Teachers seem to believe they do not need to communicate with parents or attend meetings with parents. The school counselor was the only staff person willing to meet with me on numerious occasions. The teaching staff and admin do not return phone calls. The only assistance I received was from the school counselor and the attendance lady, both women were dynamic and honest. Thanks to them, I have found a much better school that is a perfect match for my daughter to further be able to explore her goals toward engineering. SES was just a really dead end for a bright, motivated kid. It would be a relief to see the school closed due to lack of performance and ongoing complaints regarding the administration.
Very poor leadership!!!! Poor quality of teachers! No respect for parents who ask questions. Test scores are falling! Math and science instruction and prep is nonexistent! I would not recommend this school as an educational option!!
I am so disappointed. This school is awful! The principal has no idea how to run a school. He treats parents with no respect. My son will be attending JFK this school year. My son was so disappointed in the engineering class. No one seemed to know what they were doing. The principal does not seem to have any experience in education. Just a very, very sad experience! Many unhappy parents. Communication and leadership are both terrible. The school is very, very broken! Schools should have principals who are actually educators. This individual clearly has no prior experience in an education system. This school is defiantly the worst school in the region!!
This school has a major problem with bullying! The principal is not well versed in any aspect of education. The administration has no idea how to deal with behavior issues. There is obviously no background in teaching or administration between the 2 of them. I pulled my child out so he can attend a real school. The academic quality is very low. This is a place to stay far away from!!!
This school is the worst school to possibly go to. First off the engineering, ha it's a joke to them, you can barely call this a school of engineering and sciences (and on a side note the science is the same as any other school so this is the school of engineering). The staff, terrible. Is your child missing a day of school and has a doctors note? Not excused. They never verify absences so beware getting a truency because you were in the hospital. Not even the students seem to care. Ask every student here what they want to be and you'll be told something completely different then a scientist or engineer. Also they force beliefs on your children, when I say this I mean global warming. And some people are skeptical about the topic, but they teach this to you as if it's a pure based fact. Fights and other things do start at this school, students cussing at teachers, destroying the restrooms and writing with markers. And for such a small school it is filthy. Beyond filthy at times. Only one language class, Spanish. Education you get? Pretty average. This isn't a special school, now if you want to go to a science or engineering school I advise to go somewhere else.