The zero tolerance policy for bullying is a joke at this school. I have never seen a more uncaring administration. I have had two children at this school. One has transfered out, and now exceeds grade level in math and reading. The other is still here, still behind, and being bullied to physical illness. Meeting with staff over and over has been useless. Complaining to the district is ineffective.
The staff may try, and the rules and policies are there, but unenforced. There are also a lot of low class families attending this school. That makes it hard to teach caring and empathy because the kids are in a rough neighborhood.
Integrity means doing the right thing, even when no one is looking. This place is full of hypocrites. When I complained about a staff member making derrogatory remarks about my husband to one of my children, the principal pretended to deal with the situation, and then I saw her eating dinner with this staff member at Una Mas the same night. The only time rules have been enforced, is when my middle son fought back when pushed down to the ground. He was suspended. That is unfair.
Some of the teachers need to learn to deal with heir students instead of gripping at the parents. Obviously my eldest child was bored and not being challenged enough. Now that he's in a 9 out of 10 school in a state who cares about your kids academically and well being, he's striving. His reading teacher was good, his math teacher is just new and needs some more experience.
My child is in kindergarden here, so I don't have a ton of experience, but I've overall been very happy with the school. Our teacher is amazing, the principal has been very responsive. Drop offs and pick-ups go great and everyone I've interacted with has been great so far.
Maybe it was worse before? Maybe certain teachers or grades have more issues. Anyways, here's to constant improvement :)