Was a parent for 3 years at Arrowwood. Terrible experiences with the administration, many poor teachers, no individualized instruction offered, just educational jargon. Stay away!
I agree with the last comment, dated August 3, 2011. Arrowwood's policy toward bullying seems to be to try to reform the bully instead of protecting the victims. I wish we could have gotten our child into a charter school instead.
Our family LOVES Arrowwood! The teachers are fantastic! They offer many clubs for all grades, online reading, writing and math programs to supplement the curriculum. Many community activities and a strong PTCO. My son experienced a situation with bullying, once the teachers were aware - they took care of it and even the principal stepped in and set things straight. No tolerance for bullies at AWE. Both my children are above grade level in some areas and they are continually challenged to increase their knowledge. AWE is AWEsome!
My children have been at AWE for four years. I now have a kindie there too. I disagree with the bullying, bad language and not helping your child excel. I am in the school volunteering often and don't see that and my children are very open with my husband and me. They state how bullying isn't tolerated. My oldest son is very smart and they push him incredibly. He's in extra activities to make sure he's excelling. This school is great. I'm glad it goes to 6th grade because I feel it's protected my 6th grader from cursing, impurity and bullying that's everywhere in middle school now. I appreciate the extra clubs they have this year. Even for the youngest children.
Great school. Excellent teachers, excellent office staff. The new principal, especially, is a huge asset to the school. We love our neighborhood school!
Arrowwod has a few excellent teachers; however, most lack acceptable teaching skills and classroom control. The school tolerates a lot of unacceptable student behavior such as classroom outbursts, bullying, bad language, and lack of focus. Class sizes are enormous. Field trips are chaotic due to large numbers. The school seems to be OK if your child is in need of special assistance. If your child is average or above average, he/ she will not be challenged.
My kids and I love this school! Do your own research - the test scores are not poor, bullying is not tollerated, Douglas county schools have opened enrollment for all schools so of course, if there is room, they will accept students from other neighborhoods & districts - the school gets money based on the number of students. Great school - absolutely no regrets!
Poor test scores and school is so desperate to get smarter kids they are now accepting out of district kids. Cut the Art program when forced to make budget cuts, until Parents threatened to pull their kids out of the school. There is no skill based break out. If you kid is ahead of grade they make them sit through the grade level activites.
I have three children at Arrowwood currently and am very happy with our experience. The teachers are outstanding, some of the best in the district. The families are wonderful and dedicated as well.
I have had kids at AWE for 3 years and have great experiences every year! The teachers care and go above and beyond!
My children love AWE! We have found it to be an excellent school and are excited for what the future holds!!! We love our teachers and the community feel that we get from our neighborhood school...charter schools can't compete!
After four years here and many changes in funding, we still love Arrowwood. They roll with the changes with love and grace. The front office staff, principle and especially the teachers are amazing and dedicated to each student that comes through their doors.
What a wonderful school! I've had at least one child at Arrowwood now for four years and we just love it. The teachers are so dedicated, the principal knows the children by name, and the parent volunteers and PTCO are wonderful! We would recommend this school to anyone!
My kids LOVE Arrowwood! We live close to the school and I like that they can ride their bikes to school. The building is beautiful and the teachers are outstanding. The art program is wonderful, also. My kids have been involved in choir, scouting, clubs and have made so many friends. We couldn't be happier.
Like all the douglas county schools, Arrowwood has had to make cutbacks due to financial challenges. But the students never feel the effects, because the staff and leadership are so dedicated. We have been at Arrowwood for five years now and just love it. The teachers are amazing, the specials (art, p.e. and music) teachers are great and the office leadership is wonderful. A parent can't go wrong with sending their children to Arrowwood.
We have loved Arrowwood! The teachers are just outstanding and my kids (grades K, 2 and 4) have made so many friends. The office staff and the principal know all the kids by name. Students are challenged academically and creatively. It is a wonderful school surrounded by a supportive, neighborhood community.
What a terrible experience for us! Principal was promoted from vice- principal a few years ago; who likes to talk instead of listen to what is the problem. Not for Kids are above or below their grade level. My neighbor s kid was below the class avg. and got hassled. My kid was tuck into back of class corner to read to himself because he is advanced. We found a great school with 20 yrs experienced principal who knows how to get things right for kids.
Arrowwood is a great school and the teachers are top notch. The principle cares and the support staff is amazing. My children (2nd and K) are soaring academically and socially.
Academically low, there s no enrichment program for kids who are already in advance every area.
I have had 2 kids go through AWE form k-6. They both were in National Junior Honor Society in Junior HIgh and have really excelled. I think parents need to take accountability if their kids aren't where they want them to be. The school is not an afternoon babysitter. The 9-4 hours were not set by AWE, but by Douglas County so don't blame the school for this. There are many opportunities for parents to get involved. The parents who do get involved is reflected in their child's success.....
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