I am only rating this school a one because I can't give a negative score. I'm sure their are a few good teachers but they would be the exception. The principal talks good, but when their is a real issue he was nowhere to be found. When I called because I had an issue about my child's teacher, instead of transferring the call to the principal as I had asked, they told me he wasn't in the building for the day. A few hours later I receive a call from the teacher. Why did she call? the principle finally returned my call 3 months later. Unless your child is a convict in training and you as a parent could care less stay as far away from this place as you can
Claymont was completely restructured prior to the 2009-2010 school year. There is a new principal, and the school now has grades K-5. My daughter is in the 4th grade gifted program. There is an individual teacher who uses archaic teaching methods, but the principal was quick to respond when we brought it to his attention. I feel that my child is safe, is learning, and eagerly participates in (free!) after school activities.
I had had very good experiences at Claymont with my older kids. My younger kid was at a private school, this year we decided to enroll her at Claymont too. The staff is prepared and gives 100% every day. The will push the kids to do their best with academics and behavior at all times. Yes we have to understand that there are a lot of kids, and not all of them have a good background or support at home.
It is the worst school I have ever seen.My child has hated every minute spent here.The administrative staff is rude and unapproachable at all times.The room teacher was not cooperative and would never reply to emails etc. I had a tough time trying to get a response from her for anything.I am glad I don't have to send my child to this school anymore.
I have been disappointed with the quality of care that my child has recieved in this school. I have raised concerns about the lack of progress my child is making and the teacher just makes excuses that the child must be taught at their grade level, even though the teacher is aware that the child is behind grade level. She states that she has to teach toward the DSTP, which is fine, however, you also have to find a way to teach the child where they are so that they are learning rather than failing without any attempts at remediation.
I have experienced on several occassions, that the some administrative staff at the school are unapproachable and unfriendly. I felt that they were not interested in my concerns for my child. However, the teachers are wonderful.
It was a strict school and wasnt very safe. Also the uniform is getting tighter each year.
My child is in the gifted program and has attended claymont for 3 years. I was exceedingly reluctant to send him to a public school but had such a great experience at mt. Pleasant elementary i decided to send him to claymont. I have never been disappointed!! kudos to claymont but i agree with the parent who mentioned the drop-off situation. Something different needs to happen there.
I like the school, the teachers care alot about the students, they let you know what is going on with your child, if they are having any problems in their academics. I like the way the school is set up.
I love the school and the overall curriculum and the teachers. The one thing I dislike is the parent drop-off and pick-up situation. It is very tricky and out of order. It needs more structure and direction.
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