Long Neck Elementary School has gone from excellent to substandard for our child.
Our child began attending Long Neck in 2013. We were very pleased with the education and respect our child was receiving. She loved attending school; we as a family enjoyed evening and weekend activities hosted by the school. The dedication of the staff over the top. 110%.
The joy and love for education exited our child's heart last school year 2015/2016. We thought "give it time, things will get better". The current school year has gone from bad to worse with the "too many chiefs" of the school. It is clear the "how it looks/who can outdo the other" mentality is at the forefront of Long Neck Elementary School.
My husband accepted a career promotion with our child's education at the top of our list. We intentionally built a home in Long Neck Elementary Schools' jurisdiction based on prior scores, comments, and multiple visits to the school. We always felt welcomed and assured the children were top priority.
Now, we have little to no faith with the Indian River School District. The children need role models who honestly care about their wellbeing, not men who look to pad a wallet or attempts to make a name for himself at the expense of our children's education and futures.
That said, we built another home in the Cape Henlopen School District and now have a home in the Indian River School District for sale.
My children have come a long way in this school. From all of the amazing teachers and staff to the awesome events that are held throughout the year! They absolutely enjoy going here. Thank you for all that you do!
I have had the pleasure of working at this school for the last 15 years and would not want to be at any other school in the state. We have such a dedicated staff to all of the students and parents and everyone works together to make sure that each and every child meets his/her full potential.
What an amazing school. The staff at this school does whatever it takes to help the students. Each child is treated with respect and all of the students' needs are met individually. I could not ask for a better school.
I am parent and a teacher. I am lucky to know the staff at Long Neck very well. You would think that I would have hand picked my daughter's teachers during her 6 years at Long Neck. But I NEVER once felt the need to request a teacher. Each year I would look at the teachers in her future grade level and think... who would be best for my daughter. Every year I answered that question the same way. They all would! Our school has some of the most dedicated professionals I have had the privilege to work with. My daughter thrived both academically and socially/emotionally. She developed a positive attitude toward learning. She felt loved by all her teachers and couldn't wait for school to start each September. Next year... my little guy will be joining me at Long Neck. Again, I will not be requesting a teacher for him...
Long Neck Elementary School strives to meet the needs of all the students. They pin point student weaknesses and find various resources and strategies to improve these academic areas. RTI, in which all children are grouped by ability for part of the day, is another strategy to meet the needs of all the children. The school has a population of more than 70% on free or reduced lunch. However, this fact does not get in the way of their staff's ability to teach the children. The staff instills in the students an I can and I will be able to do this attitude. They do not allow excuses to get in the way of their goal and the children know these high expectations. The support staff and PTO also provide assistance to teachers and students. LNE believes there is no "I" in team and it shows everyday in everyway.