I have two children in Nichols School. we have just moved to Stratford from New York. I have seen improvenments in their all around academics improve by 10 fold. The entire faculty is absolutely Fantastic, and very understanding. They have made us feel like part of their family.
I have nothing but good things to say about Nichols school. I currently have 2 children at Nichols. The staff have been wonderful every year. The principal is phenomenal. You can tell her staff respect her and it shows in their work. The support staff have been wonderful to my family and Nichols has a very dedicated PTA. I wouldn't want to send my children any where else.
Very active PTA and dedicated staff! Great place for children to be.
Wonderful school, the principal runs and tight ship and the teachers are very dedicated.
My daughter goes to this school and I am very happy with the challenges her teacher presents to her on a daily basis.
I have three children that attend Nichols Elem. The school has been a wonderful place for my children to learn. It is very safe and the staff are no. 1.
People may say whatever they want,but at the end of the day,who had the best improvement and scores in the district?In addition,Nichols has had excellent test scores not once,but twice in the last four years.This was during a time when it was completely underrated by all.My hat goes off to all the staff including the principal, who worked together to pull this off in spite of those whose agendas had nothing to do with what was good for kids.hurray for Nichols!
I am a parent of a former Nichols school student.. I am very disappointed in all the negativity i have read on this web site... I have only good things to say about the teachers, the admininstrator and the staff... they were always supportive,interested and friendly.. my son enjoyed his years here at Nichols.. Is now a student at a prestigious college ... making the Deans list repeatedly... A teachers job can be difficult when manners and respect are not reinforced at home.. work with them not against them!
I think Nichols School WAS given a bad rap do to it's Principal for the past 4 years. I do not have a child there anymore but wish I did because I see good thing happening for Nichols. Starting with a new Principal who wants to be involved and make the school feel like a family. And then there is the PTA at Nichols a GREAT group of people who are working hard to give your children what they need. My feelings are if you do not get involved in School and help in making the necessary changes you have NO right to complain about how it was done! Getting involved in your child's school is rewarding for both you and your child. Take the time to go to a PTA meeting and get involved. Give Nichols a chance!
My daughter started Nichols school this year and I was a little nervous, considering she had a bad year at a previous school. The first day the school placed in a friendship club for new students to help with the transition. After her first week there I saw such a big difference in her attitude towards school and homework. Her teacher is awesome and provides much encouragement. The staff is courteous and helpful. Even the school psychologist introduced herself to me as I walked into the school. The parents at the PTA meeting were great and it was an inviting atmosphere. Last year the school was given a gold star for improvement on the CMT's. The principal is very involved, informative, and kind. I am very pleased with the school and am excited about this school year.
I am shocked to read what some parent's have written about Nichols school.I switched my child last year, to start 4th grade at nichols and what a great year we had.His teacher was amazing, the amount of homework increased, his academics was much better, the children he has made friends with come from loving families, and I thought the Principal was very friendly and approachable.This year my youngest has switched to go into 1st grade and she has another great teacher, we are having a good start to the year, homework every night for both my kids, which is fine.I went to my first PTA meeting and got to meet some dedicated parents both to their childrens education and to the school.Our new Principal is going to bring us some nichols pride!.I am one proud parent saying Nichols school is a great place for your children to learn!
My child has been in Nichols since 1st grade (now entering 5th) and I have to say I have been disappointed with the lack of encouragement via special awards and programs offered here. NBot only does this school fail to promote honor roll and other accomplishments - it looks as though our kids could learn more elsewhere
My son has had a wonderful school year at Nichols. He has learned so much from his fantastic teacher and truly loves his school. I feel the experience each child gets out of his/her education starts out at home. Parents need to be equally involved for a successful student. The PTA tries hard to raise $ to make up for what the Stratford BOE cannot provide. I wonder if the other parents who have written reviews have gotten involved with the PTA themselves or just look to criticize. Lets work together and work to make Nichols an even better school than it already is.
Since 1967 some member of our family has been going to Nichols School, beginning with my husband. Like all schools it has its good points and its bad. There are many teachers at Nichols that give their heart and soul to the students (the resource staff is outstanding), a less than successful PTA, and a principal who is truly involved. Changing morals, ideologies, and family structure has deteriorated so rapidly in this urban area that it is not the Nichols School of days gone by.
I am not pleased with the staff's attitude. The teachers & principal view this school & their students as just a job. They are not caring at all. I am very disappointed. The Stratford system had a great reputation, but Nichols cannot be included.
We moved to Stratford in August of 04 and trying to enroll our children was lke breaking into Fort Knox. The secretaries in the office are cold and unfriendly. The principle however, seems to be trying, but has to work with the staff he has unforntunately. Bridgeport may have a bad rep but that is the children not the educational program itself. Parking has always been a problem, dangerous to say the least. This year the kids go from 8:15 to 2:25 leaving no middle school siblings to pick up the kids more parents are forced to leave jobs to pick up their kids with no parking to accommidate the change. Very Disappointed.
I am not sure if i like this school very much. My daughter has been doing the alp tests since 1st grade and this school does not even do it until 4th grade and they don,t offer any attention to these type of kids who excede the classroom work.Also my son needs special needs and has not gotten it as yet and i am afraid that he not going to make it if it does nothappen soon.This school is very disappointing to me.I don,t think this even friendly most times it has a cold feeling even the nurse is not friendly
I recently moved to Stratford and my children have been attending Nichols for approximately 6 months now. I can honestly say that I am somewhat disappointed in this school. There are no after school or sports programs. Picking up your child at 3:00 can be a trying experience since it is a main road and parking is at a premium. My daughter was on the honor roll every year since first grade and was rewarded regularly by her old school. In Nichols, it is not even mentioned on her report card, even though she has straight A's and B's. I think children doing well need to be rewarded and encouraged to keep up the good work.
I think the school has a lot of potential. The principal is working very hard to raise the standard of the school. He gets very involved with the teachers programs. I think he is going to accomplish a lot of great things there provided he gets the cooperation of his staff. I am extremely pleased with the teachers my boys have had for the past two years. There needs to be more participation on the parents part. Keep up the good work nichols.
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