Wonderful school. My son choiced in from California. They were welcoming like family from day one. I am always greeted with a smile from the front desk staff. Excellent EXPERIENCED teaching staff. Some have been teaching 18+ years. I've seen a tremendous focus on literacy and science. They make good use use of computers but definitely do not overuse them. They still teach cursive in 3rd grade! I still get paper math dittos and paper writing samples back. So, I can easy monitor his progress. Outstanding RTI staff. Kudos to the Stonegate Community. Beautiful school location. Ample playground. Very well cleared streets, when it snows. A+.
We have had excellent teachers for the past 4 years. We feel very fortunate that this is our neighborhood school. Our children are thriving and we can see that the teachers are working with them to assess their individual needs to supply help or harder work when necessary. We would highly recommend!
No direction, lack of passwords and/or working websites. All homework done online but missing the lists or assignments half of the time. One suggested homework app requires a paid subscription if you want to keep up with some other students since you get additional choices or awards with a paid version?? Half of the sites are not Ipad or Kindle friendly so I share a work computer or head to the library for compatibility.
We've chosen this school for 5 years. The decline in leadership and good educators is quite apparent, as is the 100 point drop in their school testing & ranking in the last year alone. Such a shame to see the continuous revolving door and exodus of students and faculty. The cafeteria constantly runs out of pre-ordered food, there is little communication from teachers unless it's a party sign-up, journals are not signed or even brought home anymore, and we're missing homework lists, etc. required to complete the homework lessons....it's a complete joke.
I requested a teacher conf. over a month ago with no response. I would follow-up but we've just decided to move on. Everyone here has checked out on these kids and it's pitiful. See the stats for yourself before considering enrollment. You will need to be involved at a home-school level for success.
I'm not sure if the change in principal is some of the problem but the leadership has declined consistently over the years, as has the quality of the education. The only good staff remaining is there to keep their tenure.
Several of the teachers yell at the students so loudly that it can be heard down the hall or through the walls of the adjoining classroom. Verified by myself onsite personally. The same teacher recently embarrassed a "trouble kid" asking in front of 30 students if she'd taken her medication that day. Complete lack of professionalism and discretion.