I have nothing good to say about this school. Overcrowded. Culturally inept. If you don't fit in among the majority, you will be ostracized and easily become the scapegoat.
My son has been going to this school for three years. I don't feel that he is receiving the proper education. I went to the first parent teacher conference last week and I felt as though I was being tolerated. I felt like the teachers didn't even want to be there. I am doing my best to get my child out of this school, especially since he will be in the 6th grade next year.
If there was a rating for less than 1, I would give it to this school. Every day since he started school there last week, my son has been bullied. He is cussed at, hit, and called names constantly. He tells his teachers and all that happens is the kids get "talked to." If you can avoid this school, do so with all of your might! I will be fighting next week to remove my son and to get him into a safe environment.
My son's preschool teachers have created a wonderful learning environment for their students. I could not be happier with their efforts. My son is obviously highly engaged during the school day and is developing a true love for learning. The teacher has been very responsive and helpful each and every time I've reached out to her. Highest of marks for Ms. Marta and Ms. Rachal!
Great school. My son's teacher Mrs. Salazar found great ways to get her students to learn and thrive. My son went from a non reader to level 7, he went from basic mathematics to multiple digit multiplication and division. Graphing, charting, time recognition and so on. All on a half day schedule in Kindergarten. Way to go Mrs. Salazar and way to go Florida Pitt Waller!
i would not recommend for some kids to not go to this school. Unless you want to be treated horrible, like i was. Yes i used to go to this school i only like the fun stuff mostly the talent shows and the carnival.
My daughter had to start school here mid-year and found that the spanish community kids have banned together and bully the non-spanish speaking students. When she brought the bullying to the teacher as we recommended, the spanish speaking teacher didn't do anything, not even pull the student aside and talk to them. We are seeing a bad trend of racial groups occuring even at such a young age.
I would not recommend this school to anyone! If you live in the area of this school it is worth the drive to take your child elsewhere. Most of the teaching staff is incompetent in adjusting to the needs of the children in their class, the Gifted and Talented Program is non-existent at this school, the front desk staff cannot spell, the funds from fundraising are put towards exterior improvements rather than improving the level of education received, and the communication to parents is very little or after the fact. Case in point - we received a permission letter for our son to watch a movie. The date the movie was going to be shown was that day (we received it AFTER school), but the school wanted permission letters on file. Our son will NOT be attending this or any other Denver Public School next year.
I would not recommend this school to anyone. My son is in 4th grade and has attended this school since 1st grade. Two of the 4 teachers he's had were pretty good, the other two completely just didn't get it. There is absolutely no individualized teaching/learning at this school except for Special Ed and English Language Learners; they believe in the one size fits all model. Trying to communicate with the administration is like pulling teeth.The principal is present and very visible but that doesn't do anything for student/teacher performance as reflected in their test scores and SPF rating by the district. They do offer a lot of extra-curricular activities which is good. We tried to stick it out until middle school but this will definitely be our last year.
I am very happy with this school. My daughter is in third grade and loves it. All of the teachers are involved and the principal is great and always present. We have a 14 yr old son and have had several horrible experiences with other DPS.
My child attends Waller K-8 School and is having a great time with friends and also getting the help he needs in his studies. In addition, I find that Waller has plenty of after school activities like music, drama, sports, clubs, and helpful tutuoring programs. I have been very satisfied with the quality instruction of the teachers and am proud to be a Bison parent!!!
My daughter is in 5th grade and has been going to FPW for 2 years. She has been to a better public school, and she has been a worse charter school. Even though she is a struggling reader, she is not in any special reading program. She gets reports sent home saying she needs to work on specific areas of reading, but I have never seen any individualized instruction to meet her needs. Her teacher last year was wonderful and my daughter became a better reader. The principal is always welcoming and will take time for his parents. I would suggest going somewhere else if you have a high-needs child or are an over-achieving kind of parent. It is a new school and they are still getting it together. Even after all my complaining, I hope she gets to go back next year!!
I'm a parent of a 6th grader attending Florida Pitt Waller and I'm very disapointed in the teching techinques. No after classes programs, you have to pay to attend ptsa meetings. Very little comunication school-parent. Office personal can not even spell correctly. Below academic standards. No literacy programs. There are no challenges for studentes, if they want to study, fine, if they don't want to study fine too. You contact teachers and your kid is always doing fine, sometimes they don't even eamil you back. Parent-Teacher conferences are ONLY for problem kids and you are lucky if you get a report card from all the teachers.
I am new to teaching at Florida Pitt-Waller and I must say that already during in-services I was prepared for the year ahead in an organized, energetic, and positive manner by the new principal and assistant principal. They really have their vision for the school together! I look forward to my experience teaching Waller students!
My daughter attended FPW for 7th-8th grade. Overall I found it a very disappointing experience. There's high teacher absenteeism and there've been 3 principals in 2 years. There's a definite difference in how the elementary age students are treated vs. middle school. This is evident in the difference is uniform dress b/t elementary vs. middle. The students also seem to watch lots of movies during regular class hours. These are not class or subject related movies but often whatever is recently out on DVD. For a school with low to average CSAP scores, this doesn't seem to be the way to improve. Like I mentioned in the beginning, very disappointing experience. So much so that we've moved to another district.
My daughter adores her teacher at FPW. She loves going to school every day and really seems to be learning a lot. I appreciate the dedicated, hard working staff.
This school is wonderful! There is always open communication between the staff and parents. Whenever there is a problem it is quickly resolved. My son loves his teacher and enjoys going to school.
My son loves school thanks to the dedicated teachers and staff at FPW. They have challenged and encouraged him to be the best he can be.
For a brand new school this year. I feel that my daughter has gotten a very good education. She has a wonderful teacher that really knows her students well and gives them challenging work. As well as a great atmosphere to work in. The teachers were allowed to choose what they wanted in the school before it opened from the desks, to the curriculum. As for the principal that was some what of a disappointment when the new principal left at Christmas break then his vice followed behind him. So for the rest of the school year we have a new interim principal. Can't remember her name but comes to the school with very high regards. As for the parent involvement I think they are still building on on that. They just got the PTA finally together so for a brand new school I think it is coming along well.
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