Great school, my daughter is heading to 1st grade, just finished Kindergarten and it was a wonderful school year. Mrs. Lombardo is an excellent teacher. My daughter and i both love this school. I hope to be able to keep her in verde elementary till she's done with 5th grade. once again Thanks for everything.
This is a wonderful school! The teachers are dedicated and work hard to ensure that the students reach their goals. They strive to get students involved in extracurricular activities. Even the administrative staff are enthusiastic!
I found Verde to be fair (6 on the rating scale) school. The teachers, while most are educated with a teaching degree, are for the most part inept at working effectively with children who need a little more. The school fails to recognize where a child needs assistance nor do they know how to give assistance if the child needs it. The IEP system at the school has been of no help. In addition, any assistance they did give was delayed for months. Their advice has had a negative impact on my child's wellbeing. Nor do they meet on a schedule that actually provides benefit. My child no longer attends this school, thank goodness. My child now attends a school (public) where the teachers and parents are proactively involved. The PTA meetings have over 100 parents. My child's grades have gone up 2 levels. Sadly, the rating for Verde is grossly overstated.
Love this school and so do my kids. My kids teachers have always been wonderful, patient, and my kids have learned so much. I am so very pleased. Verde definately has recess and always has, it might be structured to some point, but my kids get to socialize and play on the playground everyday, they enjoy it. A+ school in my opionion and has been for the years they have been there.
I am extremely dissapointed with this school. They are militant with the children even in the lower grades. They no longer have recess and replaced it with "structured physical activity" which is structured and does not allow kids to socialize, let off steam or just be children. Going to this is a reward and my kids teacher doesnt let them participate and makes them "walk" instead. They are not even allowed to socialize at lunch. Had major problems with a teacher and was not allowed to change classes and the teacher would ignore my requests for a conference. The new principal and vice principal seems friendly and I have hopes they will fix the major problems at this school.
This is very nice school! , my son loves it here , he has an IEP and he is being help and has made a lot of progress!
I find Verde to be an overall good school, especially when compared to most other schools in the whole country. I find it unfortunate that the previous reviewer is upset with the changes. Although I found Dr Cornel to be a very nice man on various social occasions I was never able to speak with him about the school or my child, I was always handed off to Mr. Laurie who was always defensive and usually just talked in circles, but never really said anything. As far as the teachers go, the vast majority of them are absolutely wonderful, but there are also a few that should not be teachers. So far I think Mr. Margulies (new principal) is very nice and seems to be very involved, I have not had the pleasure of meeting the new vice principal yet, but I wish them much success!!!!!
i have to say that i attended this school from kindergarden to 5th and my son has now done the same.it was great the staff knew who i was along with my son. most of the teachers he had were really good.but 4th and 5th grade not so much. there isnt any parent/teacher communication. isnt that what its all about? they had the best staff of principal/vice principal and now they both transferred out im glad this is my sons last year at verde without them. ms corcoran is the best teacher in the whole world! its been great at verde but its time to move on!
t hink its a great school my oldest son loved the schoolhe is now in middle school. Now my youngest in there and we are both very happy .His teachers are great they are truly the best.
This is my son's first year in kindergarten and I couldn't be more pleased with the school, his teacher, and the level of parental involvement and PTA support this school has. We were considering private school but wanted to give public education a chance first...and I feel the education and support my son is receiving here is top notch!
I moved to this area specifically for this school. I am totally disappointed. The Vice Principle is impossible to talk to. I was told on two occasions that he does not have time to talk to me. My son is in 3rd grade and hates school and I was told by his teacher there is nothing she could do. I wish I had the money to send him to private school. This school is a joke.
No problems until my child entered 2nd grade. The teachers have unrealistic expectations of the children. Also the teacher/parent communication is terrible. Cant wait to move on to Middle school. Very dissapointed!
Academically sound, however it is very resistant to family and volunteer involvement. Children are not allowed on campus even for evening activities. I for one can't afford nannies or a babysitter and as a result can never attend parent teacher conferences, volunteer orientations, curriculum night, PTA meetings etc.
There were some serious communication issues with the teacher. Too much homework and lack of resess
Although the school has taught my children and they both get great grades I am disappointed with the direct communication from teachers and vice principle. I am never able to get a straight answer they always get very guarded and circle the wagons on the tuff questions. But the office staff, cafeteria staff and janitorial staff is wonderful.
Verde is a great school.. the teachers are great. My son loved it. After school program is very good also.
Verde is a great school. My kids love the school, the staff, even the cafeteria staff are great, and majority of the kids are well mannered. I am proud to be a mom with smart Verde kids.
What a great school. The teachers art top notch. There are no slackers here. Its no wonder they have the highest test scores for a non gifted elementary school and top 5 overall in the county.
Verde is the best school ever! The staff really cares about each child as if they belong to them. I am so happy my child gets to attend Verde Elem.
i love this school they me with everything so i'm so proud to go to this school
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