October 03, 2012
My review of Stratton is limited as my daughter began kindergarten here this year and classes have only been in session for a little over a month. So far we love Stratton. Her kindergarten teacher is GREAT, however, the super focus on getting the kindergarteners to learn FAST is annoying to me. I get feedback such as "she's doing great in math but she needs to work on her Alphabet and sounds, we have been in class for 30 days now and report cards are coming up"....Really? They are kindergartners, cut them some slack. With that said, her teacher is great, hard working, super energetic and involved, I'm not discounting her for that, I think it's the school district so focused on scores! scores! scores! I'm still adjusting to the newness of it all. One other negative is the large kindergarten class size. Almost 28 kids, yikes. The school is out of our neighborhood boundary line but only across the way from where we lived, we chose Stratton because our neighborhood school (Bates) was not up to par. My daughter loves kindergarten, loves math, gym, music, the field trips. They keep them busy. So far we are happy with Stratton, only time will tell what the future holds.
- submitted by a parent