We had a very poor experience here; hopefully it was the exception and not the rule. The class size was large with a sizable number of poorly behaved children. If your child is patient, quiet, and polite they might get ignored while teachers deal with the other kids. The school focuses on the test scores at the expense of teaching. Our child's performance and self esteem plummeted during their time at Normandy. The school refused to test for learning disability and told us our child was not very bright. We payed for private testing which revealed our child to be in the 150 IQ range but with severe dyslexia. The school refused to do anything until they could test; which they wanted to delay for 6 months. That was the final straw and I'm sure they were thrilled to protect the scores by getting rid of us.
I had two daughters that attended this school since 1997. The previous principal was terrific. However, with the change of administration came a huge change in the overall leadership of the school. The core knowledge curriculum, that the previous principal installed, is fantastic and the teacher's ability to teach this curriculum is amazing. I only hope that the test scores remain high during this administration.
Normandy has great parent to teacher involvement. I like the fact that it has a full day kindergarton program.
Normandy Elementary school is an outstanding school. They have an incredibly strong curriculum, staff and administration. They have a very strong PTO/CDM and parent involvement. They follow the Core Knowledge curriculum - and excellent back to basics program with sequential learning each year. The school's dress code and discipline code are strictly enforced. It is a jewell in the rough.
I have been impressed with the education that two of my children have received at Normandy. The core knowledge curriculum has been impressive and I am amazed at the liberal arts knowledge my children have. Both the math program and the phonics program have fit my daughter's learning style and she has excelled. I have appreciated the education they received in the primary grades. I felt that at the intermediate level there was not as much interest in accomodating different learning needs. It has been a good experience, though.
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