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Abraham Lincoln Elementary School1
Posted June 11, 2014
- a parent
Principal is very incompetent and does not seem to care about issues that arise. Not great at following up either. My child was being teased and teachers ignore when complaints come up, this is not a great school. Very bad experience - I do not recommend this school. If you do not believe me, check it out yourself and you will notice that teachers even walk by kids that are crying without reacting or finding out what is going on. I was shocked with the attitudes and behaviors most of the teachers display.
My kids have been going to this school for 3 yrs. I gave 1 star for teacher quality because there are some teachers that really care and try to help the kids. Other teachers aren't focused on what their job really is, and that is to make sure that the students are learning. I gave 1 star for principal leadership but actually want to take it back because I am really unhappy with how she runs the school.Their effort is not where it should be. I have problems with the teachers/faculty members not keeping in eye out on the children while they are at recess. My son gets bullied by other kids and then he gets in trouble for trying to defend himself. Since he has trouble trying to get his words out he ends up being the one that gets scolded and in trouble. My daughter used to be advanced and proficient, She use to love school and do really great but now doesn't even want to go anymore. I also don't think that she has been getting they help she needs. I know that not all the teachers are the same and there might be some that really do help the kids but I have not had the chance to see that with my own eyes so I will be pulling my children out soon.
We have been in school about a month now and so far we love this school. The principal is down to earth and real. She has kids herself and understands what we are going through. The RSP teacher is the best I have ever seen and I am very impressed by my daughter's first grade teacher. The fourth grade teacher seems good too, but stern, which my daughter does not appreciate. They also offer Zumba this year for parents!!
This school is below average. The teachers are dull and uninterested in quality learning. One example is that there are no field trips or student projects. Teachers teach to the standards and ONLY to the standards so that they can keep up the scores. It's like a giant daycare.
My daughter has attended Ab Lincoln for 4 years. I am very happy with all the staff they always communicate and our PTA is wonderful. We have a new Principal this year and we are all excited. We have confidence that she will do well and hope that part of her plan will include raising our API level for this year. I am very happy and excited to see that they have started to increase the extra curricular activities. Great job Ab Lincoln Staff