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Sixth Street Prep School3
Posted February 05, 2015
- a parent
I feel this school has gone down hill since the change in principle Linda R. Has no business running a school. Her office staff is cold and very rude . She has no interest in parents concerns or issues . The teachers are great its just her. My son is currently being singles out on the playground because he cant / has no interest in learning how to use a particular playground toy. He has been forced to use the one thing he has no interest in all week by himself . It has nothing to do with classroom learning ! I feel if a child doesn't want to learn how to let's say ride a bike he shouldn't be forced to do so everyday while the rest of the class has free play . Not every child has the same intrest , its horrible so now I have to approach this horrible Principle and see what excuse she uses now, because she always has one . I'm so frustrated , as a parent the teachers are wonderful and they have the best score in the high desert but I don't know how much more I can take. They have a no bullying police but doing this to my child seems like bullying to me.
It is unfortunate the direction in which this school is going. I have been a parent for many years and I recently pulled my children out. Although they have the highest scores for now, they are headed the wrong direction. Scores are down!!! I do not blame the teachers, as they are fabulous. I do, however, place blame on the leadership. To be plain, she should not be a principal. I have seen how she treats others and I have also been attacked. Shame on her! I do not feel that my children are safe in that kind of environment. Again, teachers - top notch! Leadership - if I could give a grade, you would receive an F!
I approached the principal with safety concerns and it was ignored, she was more concerned with what she thought and felt and didn't consider my point, and eventually rambled on with something completely different. I will not go to details here but those who know where this school is located will understand.
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.
!!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!
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.