We had a horrible experience here. The principal was completely useless and ran around campus like a chicken with his head cut off accomplishing nothing. My son had an IEP which was never kept up with and updated as needed. The IEP was also never turned in to the District office so when I needed a copy it could not be obtained. After deciding to pull our son from this school and do virtual public school at home we had bad experiences with the special ed. dept. at the district as well including not returning phone calls and emails and saying they faxed paperwork to our new school when in fact they did not. I'm so glad to be out of that school. In fact, we live 1 block from the school and out of the 7 households on my street with kids, only 1 of them actually goes to Morgan-Kincaid. The others go to private or charter schools in the area.
The teachers here are polarizing just like everywhere else. Some are great some are not. Their RSP and GATE programs are really good Mr. Willis has helped my son tremendously!
Excellent teachers!!!! My son did so well on his report card. He had all 4's and all O's. He made me so PROUD.
My two children attend Morgan Kinkaid. My son was awarded by Ms. French at the awards assembly and also got to eat lunch with her. Both their teachers are wonderful and very concerned about their education. They keep in contact with me on how they are performing and where they need to work more on there weaknesses. The office staff is excellent and they deserve alot of credit for all the hard work they do each and every day. Submitted by a parent
I love Morgan KIncaid because my son's teachers are very involved in the course of his education and they show how much they care every day!!
The 2010-11 will be two son's second year at Morgan Kincaid and they love going to school there. Mrs. French is always willing to give information and answer questions at the monthly coffee with the princible meetings. This year we are no longer booster, we have started the PTSA and expect a great year of fundraising for the children. With the state budget cuts of 20% and no title 1 monies this year will be challenging for the teachers and staff. The community needs to come together and support our school, but most of all our children! As for the comments made about office staff, I have to agree, last year the ladies in the front were not professional and at times rude, I see new faces at the front office so this year may be different.
The 2009-2010 school year was the first for my kindergardener. I can tell you that my son is high functioning autistic but when he walked in in August of 2009 his vocabulary and language was very much delayed compared to others. I communicated with Ms. French and the teachers about his needs and they worked with us to ensure our son's progress and needs were met. I can't say things were perfect but we learned how to communicate what we needed to ensure my son's success. I consider the fact that my son can now hold a conversation, understand and reply to someone a success. Mr. Dante, Mrs. Garcia and Mrs. French all worked to make this happen for my son and as a parent of an autistic child this is something I can't begin to thank them enough for. It is a good school and they all work hard.
Excellent booster club, SOME really good teachers, poor administration, and extremely rude office staff. Luckily my children do not look soley to the school fit examples of behavior because many of the adults simply should not work with children and thir behaviors exhibit just that.
My daughter went to MK Preparatory from 3rd through 6th grade. During her stay, I was constantly dealing with rude staff and and unavailable principal. At the beginning, I was floored when she was not at award assemblies, or many other special events, but I just came to expect it. She has gotten a little better, but as a principal, you set the tone for other employees. The front office is rude beyond belief. Many complaints have been made to the district, but nothing has been done. The curriculum is okay, but it does not support critical thinking. It is very test targeted teaching, which works well for scores, but does nothing to enrich the growing minds of the students. I was happy when I saw high test scores, and that would be great if that was all you looked for in a school.
This school only tells you how to pass a test and this is not a school with great staff.The staff are rude.
Prospective parents.. Please read. If you are looking for extracurricular activities,quality principal leadership and friendly office staff, this is not the school for your children. The principl and vice are never available, the office staff is constantly rude and what is offered to the children is not worth mentioning. New leadership is truly necessary.
This is the worse schoolave ever attended by my children. The principle shows favortism, bullying is tolerated, teachers speak rudely to the children, drill and kill is the way of teaching, spacial children have no chance here, enrichment learning does not exist. The childre are not taught how to take information and use it, they are merely taught to memorize information on the tests.
I think that Morgan Kincaid has helped me through my school years and i am proud of my school. I think that kids my age should have a chance to learn inside a healthy environment and Morgan Kincaid is the place that students should attend.
Well,well I think the school is great the teachers are the best. But I really don't think that I could say the same about the principal and some of the staff in the office. I hope this year they work more with the parents and they have more activities for the children
I am thrilled that our son is attending M/K Prep. I also feel it is an honor to say I have had my children attending M/K Prep from the first day it opened, 6 years ago. 4 years ago, Ms French come to M/K Prep and is by far the best!!! I was stunned by the comment a parent made about Ms French stating 'Ms French has her head so 'high in the air it's almost as if she is doing us a favor by working at the school.' It's obvious this parent has some personal issues against our principal. My children too have been the recipients of nunerous awards and certificates; each given to them by Ms French at the award assemblies. Ms French is extremely friendly, outgoing, and remarkable. With her guideance, our school has achieved high tests scores and State recognition. Most of the parents will agree!
I am the school secetary at M/K Prep. We have the best principal and staff in the high desert! Ms French has brought professional insight, talent and quality experience to our school. Her leadership capabilities and strengths have been proven efffective with our high test scores. M/K Prep has a focus on Math and Language Arts, but Ms French has also introduced Dance, Science, and Arts to our curriculum. Even after thousands of dollars were embazzled by the President of our Booster Club, Ms French still made sure the students continued to enjoy field trips, activities, and end of year festivities. Because of her committment to our school and volunteers, Ms French personally sponsered an appreciation, 'thank you' brunch. We certainly can't please everyone all the time, but the overwhelming majority of our families adore our school, principal, and staff. Most feel Ms French is doing an incredible job, including me!
Is a safe place where children go into a class with their own level.
M/K Prep has a terrific booster club! I would like to see additional extracurricular activities added, along with an expanded science dept. The teachers are very easy to contact and available for any parent concerns. The principal is rarely available or involved with any school events; however, the V.P. seems to be very actively involved. The school has added portable classrooms to keep up with the expanding population. The skill-based classes for reading and math ensure that students are learning at their 'best' level and being challenged appropriately.
I feel M/K Prep is the #1 school in the District. The teachers work hard to get their students to bring out their best in their students. I really want to recognize and Thank the unselfish parents of Booster Club. They devote all their time and energy over and over again to raise money for our children's education and by bringing the community closer by holding social events. Thanks! My only complaint would be wanting to see the Principal more involved with the staff, students, meetings, functions and also being their on campus more than a couple days a week.
This school is quiet good in comparisson to some other elementary schools in the high desert. My children attended this school last year and will be attending it again this year. They have one of the best test results in the high desert and the highest of all elementary schools for the Adelanto school district. However evn though they have a great staff they don't have a lot of extracurricular activities for the students. The before school tutoring started late in the year. But my child did improve.
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