My son is in first grade at this school and stated that his teacher told the class "Your acting like animals" because they wasn't listening. Wow! The school has a bullying problem, which the principal is aware of but says there is not enough staff to keep it under control. On the positive side, Wheeling has the potential to be a good school
My son has attended this school for 5 months, and I am trying to do anything in my power to get him out of this school, even if that means I have to drive him 30 min to and from another school. The teachers do not teach them, and they do not acknowledge children who are above average. Instead they cater to the non english speaking children and make my son take Spanish classes. In the 5 months weve been at this school my son has been bullied by other children, and has lost most of the knowledge he had prior to attending this school. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN HERE IF YOU CARE ABOUT THEM! RATING SHOULD BE A NEGATIVE 10!!! HORRIBLE HORRIBLE SCHOOL!!
I second some of the observations by the other parents. The school/district is in an ever increasing hispanic neighborhood. Out of necessity/my address my child is attending the school, otherwise I would transfer if I could. Too much time/effort has to be dedicated to the non or low English speaking kids, this diverts too much time away from the other kids. Also having the high hispanic/very migratory familes hurt the schools CSAP (state assessment scores) and bring the overall rating of the school down.
I rate this a '0' out of ten. Obviously, the teacher(s) do not like children!!! Children are treated with no respect whatsoever!!! Will be looking elsewhere so she can LEARN!!!!!
Both of my daughters have gone to this school. Overall seems like a good school. Teachers seem to care and they seem to work hard. If I had anything negative to say about the school it would be that they don't work hard enough on controlling the students and making them understand exactly why they are there.
My child went to this school as a third and fourth grader in 2002 and 2003. I was very impressed with the teachers and their dedication to the students. However, as is happening with every Aurora/Denver school, the teachers have to make so many exceptions for the students that do not speak english, that all students wind up not getting the education that they need and deserve.
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