We want to this time to express our sincere thanks and appreciations to you, Mr. Moore and your wonderful teachers and staff for providing quality education to our children and the community as a whole. Our daughter is where she is today because of the high standard you maintained consistently in your school as well as discipline and respect to each other. Our daughter could barely read when she enrolled as one of your first students in 2006. Today she is a super achiever, an outstanding student and most of all a good role model for other students that are coming after her. All these results are embodiment of your core values which among other things are dedication to hard work and commitment to excellence. She continues to make reference to Family Foundation in everything she does. We believe truly that the school has a lasting impact on her overall development. For us, Family foundation is not just a school rather a place where a group of families come together to give life time instructions to our children, the future leaders of our country. We now have our son following his sister s footsteps and have just enrolled the newest member of our family.
I have seen this school over the past 4 years go from a school trying to provide a great education to their students, to a school who is making good on their promise and delivering an excellent education. Its elementary school could be a model for other schools to follow. Its middle school has become a school that emphasizes discipline and a positive climate for students to learn. Overall, I would recommend this school for any parent who is looking for a great place for their children learn.
My child attended the elementary school in the fourth grade an struggle with the overwhelming amount of school work. When I reached out to the assistant principle and administrative assistant, no response. When my child entered the fifth grade (middle school) the scholastic experience became worse. The communication with the principle, guidance counselor, and dean of students is terrible. My child was bullied, fought back in self defense and was suspended. When I tried to reach out to the guidance counselor and dean of students to look further into the cause of the fight, they were non-responsive. The teacher turnover rate is ridiculous. My child went months without a permanent Science teacher and never brought science work home the entire year. It appears that English and Math are the only important subjects (DCAS testing). The school is disorganized and after chaperoning a field trip, I can see the lack of control over the student body. I know a few other families who have not returned back to this school for the following year. Its a good concept, but a poorly executed school.
All sound very good on paper but the discipline needs to improve, not just on the hallways but the girls bathroom is their club house and staff allow it. Bathroom doesn't have toilet paper much but soap definitely haven't have almost on the entire year! I guess those essential are not being part of the crucial hygiene protocol, the food in the cafeteria is pretty bad, and again no hand washing reinforcement especially if they know there is no soap in the students restroom! Te recess is hardly any supervision and if any if more to protect their stuff but not necessary watching the kids specially for bullying, my daughter is begging me to not send her back there, on the bus there is no control, kids can stand while the bus is driving around, they can be listening to profanity on the bus radio with unappropriated music or at the drivers music device or listening to the drivers unappropriated conversation...quality of student must be address. They have some good teachers but others teachers should be review and check on, many yell at the students and loose control of the classes...I was expecting more of a FAMILY and its FOUNDATIONS but sadly is very disfuncional
My children both attended the FFA elementary up until this point I have had minimum complaints. I recently received a call from the Co-Director whom I have never spoken to. Her deliverance of the message she was trying to convey was very demeaning and rude. She then pursued to inform my children's teachers of my personal situation which I feel is very inappropriate. Accountability is one of their core values, when I addressed her with my issues she became condescending and patronizing and would not own her part of the situation. How can you be in a position to impact our most valuable asset and enforce something that you can't even do. -Highly disappointed parent.
My experience with FFA has become less than desirable.The school lacks the basic resources needed to fully implement the curriculum. There seems to be a high turnover rate with the staffing at FFA. This leaves the children with a feeling of instability, which is extremely important at this stage in their lives. Two of my children are now on their 3rd math teacher this year.I find most of the teachers and staff to lack professionalism and compassion for their students. Children are denied bathroom breaks, are told to shut up and request to go to the nurse go unnoticed. One teacher told the students they don t have any rights . Three weeks ago, my son was grabbed by his shirt collar by a teachers assistant; I have yet to hear back from Dr. Brewington regarding this.This No Bully Zone policy is the biggest joke of all. Students are constantly bullied and nothing is done about it. When students are not being bullied by other students, they have the teachers to worry about; the biggest bullies in the school. They will not be returning next year.
My daughter is a 5th grader at this school and i must say I'm not too happy with this school. The staff is very unprofessional and I couldnt believe the atmosphere and environment of the school. The school as major behavior issues and do not know how to control the students. They also advertise clubs, and extra activities thy are going to have and they do not follow through wiht it. When you ask the teachers or the staff they have no idea what you are talking about. One of my daughters teachers walked out in quit in the beginning of the year. she was one of the teachers having a hard time controling the class. the staff does not commmunicate very well with the parents. I could go on and on about this school. my daughter will finish the year at this school but we will not return for the following year.
I was a teacher there and I have to agree with the last two reviews. The teachers have a lot of heart and want to help the students, but there are very few experienced teachers. Many teachers are recent graduates, and they have very few veteran teachers are be able to offer support and guidance. Also there are a lot of teachers who are burned out. The class sizes are not small. When I left, there were 30 students in one first grade class! If your child needs special ed services, this is not a school to go to. The special education department is weak because there are not enough teachers to give attention to all of the students who have IEPs. I am not surprised at all to hear a parent say her child was getting great grades, but not reading or writing on grade level. Unfortunately, it is all about perception, and many parents assume their child is doing well because he/she gets good grades, but that is not always the case. Please do your research and make sure that you are sending your child to the school that can offer him or her a quality education with well trained staff who are working in a supportive environment.
My child attended the school with the notion that it would be beneficial for academic growth (smaller classroom setting, handwriting, etiquette classes, etc.). Well, unfortunately this didn't happened. The school lacks the appropriate discipline (constant bullying) and curriculum needed to help my child flourish. Instead, my child report card showed her doing above par when in fact she wasn't learning (she couldn't READ or WRITE). When she went back to public school she was behind a whole grade academically and it took lots of money for tutors to get her on track. Be full warned!
The expansion of this school has not been handled well. The school has lost its gym/cafeteria and is now losing their playground. The teachers are good, but the administration micromanages everything driving the best teachers away. Administration does not address concerns of parents or members of the legislature, especially when it comes to student safety. This school used to be something that I was proud of, now this school is just like every other elementary school in the Colonial District, a BULLY ZONE with too many problem kids taking up everyone's time.
The school has some wonderful teachers that care about the well being of there students .My son is doing great!!!!!!
Great Mission they just need a little help in putting it all together. my son did well the first year. but i dont think they had enough experienced teachers. Special ed is no more so i think that they will have to get more teachers who have more than a degree but practical experience as well
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