If I could give this school a "zero", I sure would! Terry, the principal, really doesn't know what is going on. I dropped my son off for testing and he never got tested! They had the gym open for a movie and he sat there for TWO HOURS because he didn't check in at the front. Nancy, the admin's response was "I didn't know he was here". Terry, the principal's response was "I didn't know he was here. It was dark in there. (gym).". How terrifying is that for a parent that they had no idea where my child was for 2 hours! The fact that they are disorganized as a group is just the beginning! We've been at Winona and Namaqua (I have 8 kids!) and have never EVER been treated as bad as I have from this school! Nancy got mad and yelled AT MY MOM because she couldn't get a hold of me at work. How embarrassing! This school never takes responsibility for anything but think "everyone's a winner...if we like you". I really hope if you are looking to think of a different one than Carrie Martin. What a terrible school!
My children love this school, and so do I! Everyone is so friendly. My kids are getting a wonderful education.
i am now transfering my child out of CM. they have very little help for IEP kids. very negative teacher and principal.
I think the teacher turnover being high is an issue. I also do not like the check system because it focuses too much on negative behavior. PBS!
I have had children at this school for over 13 years. The staff is professional and willing to work with the individual needs of any child. The PTO provides many activities throughout the year and is supportive of the staff. The PTO is always looking for ways to improve the school in fact the school has the largest handicapped accessible playground in Northern Colorado. The entire school is actually a community from the principal to the staff to the parents if ever support is needed within the school walls or outside the support is there. Also as a parent of special needs children I have found that their needs have been met as well. Carrie Martin Elementary is an outstanding place for families to raise their children.
This school is building the foundation of success for my children. The curriculum, outside of the box thinking, special ed needs, and most importantly the teacher and principal support is phenomenal. I could not find this type of instruction and community within a private organization and all of my kids will obtain their education here. KM
Unhappy with their discipline/check system. I found that I need to get involved a lot to get the teacher to challenge my kid more (i.e. the reading material he brought home was months behind his level; the teacher was aware that he tested 2nd grade when tested early in 1st grade but didn't act on it). I think this is general for the school system here, but 90% of the teacher's attention is to get the whole class up to 'average'.
I am fairly pleased with this school. I do not however like the discipline/check system. I think it focuses on the negative too much. I would like to see better test results which is why I am scoping out different schools.
All of my children attended Carrie Martin and I am greatful to the entire staff for the education they provided. My youngest daughter went on to become Salutatorin in high school. The staff and support staff all played a major role in their education and development in their future.I cannot thank them enough.
Sensitivity to special education students could be improved by teacher training. Discipline check system is cognitively inappropriate for first and second graders.
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