The school has lost a number of good teachers recently, and the amount of homework assigned to students seems to vary greatly between teachers even at the same grade level. In addition, parents have expressed concerns or made inquiries to the administration and received inadequate responses.
The staff is a mixture of veteran teachers and new teachers. The "school climate" is positive and all students are encouraged. Test scores are historically high so many families try to get into Ruskin. A great environment for my 4 children!
Students are neither over-burdened nor given too little homework. Teachers have told me that on average they aim for 10 to 15 minutes of homework for each year or grade - take 3rd grade - 3 X 15. so about 45 minutes of homework a night.
As it is in any school, most of the teachers are amazing. They really care about the students. But there are a few teachers where you don't feel the same and these are the ones that make a bigger impression, unfortunately.