10 minutes is not a sufficient amount of time for a child to master material. The children should be sent home with more than one assignment and it should be from different subjects. There should be a mandatory monthly reading log signed nightly by parents.
I find the Driggs school administration to be incredibly lax and in need of a major intervention. My children are understimulated and have shown serious academic regression since attending this school which is unacceptable. I do not agree with a lot of the schools policies, specifically no weekend homework or the 10minute assignment maximum the principal told me was mandated by the Waterbury school district. I strongly believe Driggs school and the Waterbury School system is designed to set our children up for failure. I cannot write about other Waterbury public schools but I can say that Driggs is truly sub standard and is a horrible "educational institution".
I have posted a review before on two of my children who were success stories from Driggs. I now am adding a third success story of a granddaughter Bridget Graham who just graduated from Kennedy HS. this year. Bridget was in the top 10% of her class standing and was inducted into the National Honor Society. She was part of the allied health program and is now a CNA taking pre-reqs to be a nurse or a practionier someday. She did all her grammar school including Pre-K at Driggs. She loved to read. Thanks to all of Bridgets teachers in the Waterbury School System and to Driggs for a a great start to a successful future. Education is the gateway to a promising future and their are many great kids, parents, teachers in Waterbury... Thanks Janet Graham and Jennifer Graham
Driggs School has come a long way. The school has had its share of downhill moments. Since then, the school has gotten a new administrational staff, and some new teachers. This school is definatly not the way it was. I love the new staff. I, as a parent am pleased with the change. I hope that we can get more parent involvement. It is needed for the kids!
This school is no good. There are many biter and hipocrites staff. The bathrooms are nasty,the luch room is like a boot camp with whistles, and yelling.Do you want your children to be controled or positively disipline???This is why i took my children out of this school because they were not learning.The school needs to focus more on the students education and less on the behavior logs that they bring home. this school needs new leadership and caring teachers that are truly devoted to there carrier.