August 25, 2015
There is a culture of everyone taking care of every kid at this school that I love. I have a 3rd grader and a 1st grader and we have experienced 5 teachers, each and every one of them fantastic. The teachers here are attentive, responsive, collaborative, and great at teaching. The new principal is personable, knowledgeable, responsive and respectful, strong but friendly, and leads through example. Could not have dreamed of a better principal! He brings the best out of the teachers and everyone else. Even the after hours custodian at this school is caring and friendly. The PTSA is organized, inclusive, and very active. So many social events for parents and kids to get to know each other, get excited about coming to school, and build lasting fun memories. And last year alone 112 parents volunteered weekly in the classrooms. The Governance Council (50% parents and 50% staff), wields a lot of power over the charter budget, school policies, and represents the needs and wishes of parents and students well. This school has a lot of extras not provided by the district, including a full time library aide (as opposed to 1/2 time) and lots of new books for the library, 2.5 extra days a week of music instruction and lots of instruments and materials, technology in the classroom and in the technology lab, a phenomenal art program and art instruction for the teachers, lots of PE equipment and PE instruction and lesson plans for the teachers, field trips for every grade, assemblies, and so much more. We are VERY happy here.
- submitted by a parent