My child attended this school for 3 years. Kindergarten was great, but in the 1st and 2nd grades, the teachers were so stressed out it caused us a lot of stress as well. I don't know what else to say. I know the public schools have been struggling due to lack of funding and I honestly hope the situation improves. 30+ kids to a class is not a formula for happy teachers or well developed students. Also, there is too much emphasis on quantity of books read with no real study or learning involved. It's all about the volumes, not critical or creative thinking. I have heard the principal situation is improved over when we attended a couple of years back.
I couldn't be happier with the education my son received while at Schallenberger (Kindergarten). His teacher was great about communicating his progress on a regular basis which allowed to focus on certain areas that needed attention. I'm very happy to know that my son will be starting first grade at math and reading that is needed to be successful in first grade.
This is our first year as a kinder family at Schallenberger. We have been so happy so far. The parent involvement is like none other and the fundraising motivation is stellar! Our sons teacher is wonderful as if she was hand picked for him. Our only complaint is the climate between staff and principle. We truly hope that the district will take a closer look at that and really HEAR what our wonderful teachers have to say. Without them, we don't have the Schallenberger "family" we all love so much.
My son started Kindergarten at Schallenberger this year, as a transfer through NCLB. Schallenberger was my first choice in the district and I am so happy with the school thus far. There's great diversity, the children appear to be valued and respected, the campus is great with lots of room to run around, and the teachers and parents are wonderful as well. My son is thriving!
We will update as the school year continues but so far we are very impressed! My son has severe allergies and learning difficulties and the school has been incredibly supportive and accommodating. Teacher is perceptive and kind and my son is extremely happy!
Their are many parents at this school who spend a lot of their time supporting the school's teachers by volunteering their time in the classrooms and helping with fund raising in the hopes of keeping valuable programs from being lost due to budget cuts. The students are wonderful as well! Unfortunately, the leadership at this school is extremely lacking. Personal experience with some of the school staff has been very unprofessional. The school was very different under the previous leadership and I hope someone at the district will take notice and do something to assist in improving the situation.
I am very happy with Schall. I have a very active kindergartener and I was quite a bit worried about him starting school, but the teacher (Mrs. Long) and the rest of the school staff have been great. I am happy to say my child is doing very well in school and really enjoys it.
My children have blossomed at Schallenberger Elem. We started at a private school (which we loved) but, thought it would be beneficial for our kids to go to their neighborhood school and be part of a neighborhood community. We feel that the education our kids have received at Schallenberger has been excellent. I don't feel that teachers could be better at a private school. Our teachers have the knowledge and experience to meet the needs of each child in their class. I have one child that needs to be constantly challenged - this has never been a problem. There are many programs at Schall. that challenge children at all levels (Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, Math Facts). My childeren have thrived in the rotational science program and the art program. The level of parent participation is outstanding. The combo. of staff and parents make Schallenberger a wonderful school!
We have two children at Schallenberger who continue to excel in all areas. Teachers and staff are supportive to individual needs and provide a well rounded environment. Parents, teachers and staff work well together to offer the best educational and social experience for our children.
This schools is great. The teachers promote a true learning environment by maximizing the students expectations. Hence, this allows students to challege themselves and study hard to be a top student. The school also involves parents in many activities that promotes a true welcoming social environment.
I'm really happy with Schallenberger. There is a lot of parent involvement, the principal is very hands-on and approachable, and all the teachers I have met, including my daughter's, are very friendly and capable. The Home-School Association is very active and raises a lot of money for the school.
My two sons currently attend this neighborhood school, which has significantly exceeded my expectations. This is particularly notable in light of concerns among some other neighborhood families regarding the impact of ongoing, limited busing. The teachers are very experienced and many live in the neighborhood. The neighborhood parents in particular are generally very engaged, and the children are uniformly wonderful. The result of this combination is that test scores are on the rise. Of particular note, the test scores by demographic group are on par with the magnet schools (i.e. Hacienda). Moreover, my oldest son is autistic, and the entire school community has been overwhelmingly supportive of his inclusion in the general education program. Sadly, this is not a uniform response within the school district (we had a poor experience at the Hacienda magnet school), and this type of receptiveness doesn't show up in the school metrics.
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