Cherrelyn offers a great community feel. The children and the teachers connect well with one another. The principle is really nice. She may not always have a minute right then to talk to you, but if you work with her and the office, time will be made. Sadly, I think most of the complaints made in these reviews could be solved with more parent envolvement. As a parent who has both been the drop and go, and the volunteer and help sort, if you can participate in the school, experience is better. They are working on improving state test scores, but also, working to ensure the kids understand. I have noticed from personal experience with my own children currently attending, that they don't wait for the kids to fall behind before they have an intervention, rather they try to catch the students back up prior to them failing. Overall, as with any school you receive what you put forth into it,
All three of our kids love this school, in fact our oldest has done better here then at field elementary! The teachers here care and really work with the kids and parents
Very disappointed, especially in the administration. The principal is cold and anti-social, she will find just about any excuse possible to avoid sitting down with a parent to discuss any issue. Additionally, it appears the admin is more concerned with keeping teacher salaries in check than they are in keeping strong teachers on staff. Some very well respected teachers were non-renewed and replaced with teachers right out of college this past year, and with such low scores and students below grade level, how can you afford to not have strong teachers on staff? All in all, Cherrelyn is a mediocre school with poor administrative leadership.
Speechless- just speechless. Unpleasant experiences caused my family to find a different district to call home.
Great school!!!!!! my daughter is in kindergarden and her teacher is wonderful. all the staff is always so nice and helpful!
Cherrelyn Elementary is where 5 of my children have attended and I like the school
My son went there and he was happy at that school. Everyone cared about each other there
My kids currently go to this school. They both have done really well. I think the rating of this school is reflected more by the lack of parental involvement than error on the administration's part. I volunteer on a regular basis and have noticed that a lot of parents just don't take an active part in their children's education. Of course there are exceptions, as we have some very dedicated parents. I don't want to discount their hard work. But I have noticed that a lot of parents don't really work with their children inside or outside of school, which is fundamental for learning as well. I do agree with another reviewer that the CSAP is really pushed on them. I feel that this has to do with the rating. CSAP affects that, so it's something they want to improve, naturally. But they do push it more than I would like.
My son went here for 2 1/2 years. K and 1st grade were great. He had wonderful teachers. At the 2nd grade the CSAP started to get pushed down his throat. He has was showing signs of being G/T. We asked the teacher and principal about what programs the could offer him and we were told they have a great program for 4th and 5th graderr, but nothing for 2nd. We pulled out our son and enrolled him at Charles Hays for the first time since he started 2nd grade he has not said 'School is boring, I don't learn anything.' He tells me about other Countries he is learning about and what he can do to help other people and the enviroment as well as learning reading, writing and math all at a challaging level. I was very dissapointed with this school.
I've been pleased w/ this school. I appreciate all of the effort that goes into the many variety of extracuricular activities, the attention to giving back to the community, and the excellent teacher leadership. I have also appreciated the teacher and principle's attention to concerns I have had, as well as the cutting-edge labs available for students and teachers. My kids have had some struggles w/ a few bullies at this school and I also feel there is too much focus on CSAP preparation but we try to make changes where we can. If you go to any PTSO meeting you will see the sincere desire to keep this as a high-quality environment for our children.
I am also dissapointed in this school. They focus too much on csap in the second semester allowing their students to fall way behind in school.Focus too much on personal gaines and do not allow students to be kids ie;Halloween Parties, Valentines, no ribbons on Field Day. This might not sound important to adults, but look back to your school years and remember how you looked forward to them.They will not take into consideration of your complaints.
This elementary school has escellent teachers with many years of experience and offers a high standard of eduacation. The K and First grade teachers offer an excellent focus on reading and math. They offer art, PE and music weekly and have other extracurricular activites such as chess club. The level of parental involvement varies but is not at a very high level.
this has very limited extra curricluar acctivities. I am very disappointed wtih this school. I believe that most of the students are academically behind other schools.
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