Classes are huge, and students don't get as much done in class, so they have more homework. And without their full resource program, kids with learning disabilities take up a lot of time, so the 30+ other kids in the room are basically ignored.
What a huge disappointment! We have been at St. Rose for quite awhile. It used to be an amazing school. Recently, there has been a lot of staff turnover, and the results are not good. We are so disappointed in the new principal. She is cold and indifferent, and very closed off. She "listens" to parent concerns, but immediately discounts them and puts her own agenda first. So many changes have been made to this school, which used to be my children's favorite place to go every day. Now, many of my kids' friends have left, and I'm afraid we're next. The new admin is systematically removing all the wonderful traditions and events, and taking the joy out of the school. The new theme is a strong bottom line, and they will make whatever cuts they need to achieve that. The almighty dollar has won here. Teachers are working here as a job, and not a vocation that they enjoy. I don't even know this school anymore. So if you're looking for a great school for your kids with a warm and fun feel and excellent staff, look elsewhere.
Everything I Was Looking for in a School...And More.
St. Rose is more than just a great school. It is a great family community. My kids are thriving there, and have so many great friends. The teachers are exceptional, and really took the time to get to know my children. They truly care about them; that is evident. As any parent, I want the very best for my kids, and I feel like that's what we we are getting at St. Rose. My kids are challenged, happy, and growing. They like school and they love their teachers and friends. They are given many opportunities for growth and leadership. They are active and love the sports program and after school activities. Best of all, everything is right here at the school: academics, sports, music, extracurriculars, social activities, .faith and service opportunities, and fun. This is a safe and wonderful place to grow up!
Students are held accountable for their actions, which isn't always the case in the larger society. These children know the value of treating others with respect and taking responsibility for their actions.
Teachers are actually limited in the amount of homework they can assign. I really like this, as it gives my kids a chance to relax, have family time and play sports. They spend enough time learning during school!