This scho use to be the best school. Now with an uneducated, disrespectful principal Ms. Rueter the school is starting to go down the tubes. My kids have been going there for years. The teachers are the glue at this school. Ms. Rueter needs to learn some people skills and stop talking about parents behind their backs. The curriculm is ok, but can improve a great deal. Teaching just toward the test is not going to prepare a student for all they need to know. There should be something other than academics going on. I believe with a different leader in place the school can become great again. The test scores have dropped 20 points since old principal left which shouldn't be happening to an academic based school. Hopefully this school gets a principal makeover quick before the scores drop so far beyond recovery. Sincerely, A Concerned Parent
Our son just started kinder at this school I have always been home with him teaching him his numbers letters shapes n colors getting him prepared for kinder. Every day I pick him up he is so excited to tell me all the new things he is learning or about the great books they get read to its absolutely amazing to have such a great staff there.when I drop him off I know he is in great hands.he actually went to school n had a bad upset tummy n threw up in class his teachers n office staff was so great with him helping him while i could not be there. When he returned the next day the office lady even took time out to ask him how he was feeling as a mom an with him being my oldest n first to attend school those kind of actions is what makes this school so great. Definitely worth the 25 min drove (one way) for my kids to attend.
For 10 years my children have attended Sixth Street and yes there have been changes and yes the test score dropped 8 points, but it is still the best school in Victorville. I was a very involved parent volunteer and was extremely impressed with everyone on the staff. If I ever needed to communicate with a teacher or the principal I had no problem.
Small setting, no bullying great teachers. As for test scores, yes, they have gone down, but the school is still is #1 in the district, even with scores that have fallen. They are still way above the "standard" of 800. Your child will get a good education period. P.S stay away from the negative parents, they are the ones who bring the school down.
Too bad you still have to rate this school with a 1 if there was a zero I would rate this school with a zero. The Principal Linda Rueter is the worst ever she should be fired and removed overall as an educator. As an educator as she so is does not represent herself as one. She gives the good educators a bad taste. Mrs. Rueter has damaged the school that was considered to be the best is now the worst. Parents and students comment in how the HATE their principal at Sixth Street Prep. The school district should be ashamed of themselves for not stepping in and making the appropriate changes that should be done. Here's a suggestion VESD if you really care about students in your school sites. GET RID OF MRS. RUETER SHE'S NOT THE ONE RIGHT ONE FOR THE JOB. If you decided not too do anything SHAME ON YOU VESD. YOU'RE JUST THE SAME AND VERY WRONG.!!!!!
This school's API has dropped three years straight. The principal is horrible. I pulled my child out this year.
!!WARNING DOD NOT ENROLL YOUR CHILD IN THIS SCHOOL!! The Principal should be FIRED!!! She had no business being and educator let alone a principal of a school. She has ruined the school for what the former principal has build up. The former principal built up it's API scores and now it seems it was done all in vein because since this new principal has taken over the API scores have dropped every year since she has been there. LIKE I SAID BEFORE DO NOT ENROLL YOUR CHILD IN THIS SCHOOL IT'S THE WORST NOW!! I ONCE HAD PRIDE IN THIS SCHOOL BUT THAT IS NOT THE CASE ANYMORE!
Wow, I really thought I was the only one that felt the same way. I agree to the negative ratings below. The only good thing I can say about the leadership is safety rules are greatly stressed especially where the school is located. The teachers really are great. As long as you do not have any communication with the principal and just the teacher, then you should be ok, well hopefully, and from what I have seen, do not get your self involved in anything but your childs class. Obviously there is something wrong with leadership from what I hear fr parents at school and now on here, just confirms to me that I am not hearing gossip and allot is true. I am currently considering changing schools, that's why I am on this site.
Sixth st Prep is small school with a good API. Since the school is so small changes are very noticeable, including the lower API scores obtained since the current principal came on board. The new principal, NOT SO NEW. THE LEARNING CURVE ENDED, This is her third year on the job(equal to three years with declining scores), and is time that she is held accountable for her mishaps. As a parent I know that I cannot talk to her about my student, concerns, or questions. There is no minimum wait time for calls or appointments because she will not return calls or reply to emails unless you are complementing her or threat to go to the school district. The office staff is cold and don't make you feel welcome. I would recommend this school to any parent who is seeking excellent teachers. I would NOT recommend Sixth St. Prep for its CURRENT UNSATISFACTORY LEADERSHIP.
Sixth Street Prep is one of the best schools in the district. The new principal is awesome! She is very approachable and has an open door policy. As a parent, I know that I can talk to her about my student and any concerns or questions that I may have, she is happy to address. I have had experiences with other schools, where the principal is not available and have to wait a minimum of 24 hours before I get a call back. That is not the case here. The teachers are excellent and the new leadership is top notch. It is truly a pleasure to have my children attend this school. The office staff is warm and friendly and make you feel welcome. I would highly recommend Sixth Street Prep to any parent who is seeking an excellent all around school . Great principal, great teachers, great staff.
Since the current principal came onboard the API's have come down along with the parent morale. There is no open door policy with the principal; she does not welcome parents. The teachers are great; my rating is for the current principal.
Much has changed to this school in the past 2 years, unfortunately not for the better. The teachers hold this school up and the only reason why my child is still here. I thank you for the teachers just unfortunate I can't say the same about the principal of this school. Keeping my hopes up for the better
Strategies that are practiced in the classrooms are excellent. There have been many staff districts visiting the school from all of the state observing the classrooms. This school has excellent leadership and parents that are involved in their child's education.
Absolutely love this school. The staff encourages parents to be involved in their child's education, this is a huge plus. The reading abilities from the Kinder class is amazing.
In only 5 months attending K at sixth street prep school my son is Reading, Writing, counting, adding and substracting. This is an awesome school. The teachers really take their time and care for each student.
My daughter is in 1st grade at Sixth Street Prep. She is doing great. The teachers and staff are awesome. I like it because it is very well structured and the class sizes are smaller so she gets more individual attention. She loves it and I am very happy my child has the great experience of attending this school!
The staff at sixth st. Are just the best.They make you feel like your a part of the school not just a parent dropping off and picking up your kids. They encourage parents to help out. They show that their #1 goal are the kids.
I like Sixth Street Prep because it is the number 1 school in the high desert.
I feel safe knowing that my child is in the care of a great school staff. The students as well as the staff are great.
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