I'm leaning in the direction of this school is on a decline.
I am not sure if the Principal is unaware of what is going on in her school yards because she sits in her office all day long and does nothing but, or if her staff hides bullying from her. In any of those scenarios it is BAD!.
So, it appears that there is this particular kid in Ms. LaDucca's first grade class that is bullying pretty much every kid he comes in contact with. I am talking about physical contact. This kid pushes, shoves, trips, kicks and threatens. You know, the stuff kids that eventually end up in the news tend to harbor. Some of the parents have complained about this in the past, but, it is something that just hasn't come up to the public. My wife has been trying to lock the principal in a meeting for some time now, but, the school secretary keeps telling her that the principal is busy and that she will be contacted sometime. It has been at least four weeks and nothing has been heard. My wife continues to try to set up a meeting but the school secretary becomes rude and dismissive. We are not getting any help with either of these women her. It seems that trying to deal with them is a dead end. Our next step is to go to district or any higher office than just the school. The leadership there, while they are trying very hard to excel in pedagogy are loosing the battle in discipline and definitely politeness. How is it that people that work with the public become so vile and antisocial.
Our son has been here a couple of years now, and we're very happy. The principal and all the staff are hardworking and friendly, and he's learning a lot. Other parents have been very welcoming and friendly towards us. Very pleased we sent him here.
Terrible school, terrible to our neighborhood, principle doesn't have a good partnership with their surrounding neighbors. Parents are completely rude to each other. DO NOT recommend this school if you're new in the area