I put my daughter in T-K here but I regret it. Her teacher repeatedly refused to allow the kids to go to the bathroom when it wasn't recess, so there were more than a couple of unfortunate incidents that could have been avoided. These are 5 year olds, people. Have a heart.
Then, due to a clerical error, my name was not on the list of parent volunteers for a classroom party, and the petty bureaucrats in the office wouldn't let me attend. I watched other parents go into the party, they even vouched for me, but the list issue kept me barred at the door, unable to celebrate the end of the school year with my kid, who was expecting me to be there.
When I mentioned my concerns to the principal she was condescending,rude and dismissive.
This has been a really bad experience.
This school is so special. The teachers and principal are dedicated and supportive. The students enjoy coming to school every day because they are excited to learn! The teachers work hard to create engaging lessons that are fun and rigorous.
Nestle is a great school. I have 2 kids that have culminated and are doing great in their current schools. The principal is dedicated to the safety and overall well being of our students. She cares for them as if they were her own children. The teachers are hard working and make learning fun. The one issue here is the lack of parent involvement. We have a great PTA, but it is only run by a small group. PTA helps raise money for field trips, school and student needs. They have lots of fun activities, movie nights, after school activities, holiday shop, and more. My suggestion to all parents: Get involved in your child's school! Children feel proud when they see their parent volunteer.
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
My son has been beat up by bullies at this school on more then one occasion. After the first time, he went to the nurse's office to have the apple sized bruise on his back inspected. The principal did nothing to deter bullying at her school. The front office person is rude and dismissive. When we first enrolled, she had an attitude and is not helpful. Most parents are rude, loud and aggressive and this fosters an atmosphere where being a bully is not only condoned but is encouraged to prove their children are macho. No one respects driving laws and park anywhere they please, speed through intersections causing police reenforcement to be necessary to ensure children's safety. It is unfortunate because some of the teachers are very good. However, a second grader should not be in fear at the school he attends.
My experience so far at Nestle Avenue Charter has been a snowball of disappointments. This is my child's first year at this school, and our family picked this location because of the great school rating system. We moved here from out of town, and could not visit and "get a feel" for the school a head of time. I am extremely disappointed with the staff, the curriculum, and its general opperations. The overall lack of communication is absurd. I am never notified of future events unless it involves getting money from me. There is No sense of community, camaraderie of parents, or relationship. The schoolwork my child brings home - math/reading comp/history/you name it!- is all work they've already done last year at their previous school. There is no challenge, and my fear is that my child will be left behind when I send them to better performing/functioning school next year. Staff and parents have all been extremely unfriendly. If you're looking to send your child to this school - and it's at all possible to check it out during school hours before your sign-up- please do. It's incredibly enlightening to see how a school operates before you make your decision.