I like this school, I don't love it. My child is an above-average student and does not get enough instruction in reading. He rarely gets take-home reading and I seriously wonder if he is getting any reading instruction some days. I don't believe that he gets a regular guided reading (or literature circle) session every day. He may be above average in reading, but still deserves an academic year's worth of growth. The principal does dress inappropriately...short short skirts, thigh-high stockings, and heels. She is very good with the older children, but I think she has a harder time relating to primary students and their needs. Lunchroom lady is a NIGHTMARE! She is such a rude lady and smokes close to the school in her car on breaks.
We moved to the area because there were good reviews about Mt. Carbon and my priority was getting my kids into good schools. I have been thoroughly diappointed. My child is a 6th grader and has had more homework and pressure than my middle schooler. While it is good to prepare them for middle school, 6th grade is suppose to some what fun for them as well. The principal does not dress appropiately while enforcing the dress code. This is confusing for the students and again..highly inappropriate. The favorites game is clearly played at this school. For students who have been here and have stay at home mom's that are buddies with the teachers or principal are definitely treated much better. We came from an area of very wealthy families, there were many cliques and parents very involved with the school but it was nothing like it is here. I am very happy my child is almost done with this school. I would not recommend Mt. Carbon!
I have had three kids attend Mt. Carbon and all have had excellent, caring teachers throughout their years at the school. The staff is knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile for the children at Mt. Carbon. The children start their schooling with EXCELLENT kindergarten teachers and it continues throughout!
My daughter loves Mt. Carbon and our experiences there have been positive. The teachers and principal are engaged, friendly, and down-to-earth. The one downer is the front office staff. While I know they don't teach, their haughty and negative attitudes can bring a parent down quickly.
I love everything about Mount Carbon - the teachers, the very active PTA, the principal, the school building - it's a wonderful school.
Excellent school and caring staff; both of my children attend and are achieving terrific results. I am proud of this school and the surrounding community involvement. Special note: The new full time kindergarten teacher, Mr. Arnold, is an above phenomenal educator.
The 2007-08 school year was the first year my daughter attended Mt. Carbon. I think she is getting an excellent education and is above grade level in reading. The only thing I would say would be that the staff is not to friendly. The last school we were at I felt that the staff was very personal and even went out of their way to learn my name. The feeling at Mt. Carbon is very stiff and even unfriendly at times.
We have found the principal to be full of life and enthusiasm who handles problems in a very professional and reasonable way, the teacher's to be solid and cohesive and the community to be warm and friendly. The acedemics are steady and consistent with a requirement of homework, reading each night and accountability. The children like to go to school and find the environment to be creative and stimulating. A great community of parents, staff and students. After care program is privately owned and hard to use - waiting list. Wish the school had a program they offered through the school district.
I am not a fan of the multi age teaching at this school, I feel like the older kids and the kids who are a little more academically advanced do not challenged enough.
We have only had one of our children attend to date and it has been kindergarden, but have found the teaching staff to be excellent and have sincere desire to teach our children well. It also helps, as a parent, to help and assist at home as often as possible too...like reading often etc...
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