I believe that no matter where you go, there's going to be bullying. I believe the teachers and staff care and do everything they can. I believe parents need to work harder with their own children, and not leave it up to the schools to do The jobs the parent should be doing.
The school has a new principal this year who I believe is trying extremely hard. The teachers are outstanding. They go the extra mile to make sure the children not only are learning to the best of their ability, but also try very hard to make them feel safe and secure.
My grandchildren attend the school. Their grades have improved at least two grade levels since they have started there (from C's to A's) Their staff is attentive and very inspiring to the children. My grandchildren actually look forward to going to school.
As an educator since 1993, I have worked at public and private schools in 4 different states. I can honestly say that I LOVE working here and if my children were still of the age to attend here I would have no hesitation. This school provides more opportunity for student growth. After school tutoring is free. Teachers work extra time to ensure the lessons meet standards. The students in the lower grades are excited to be here and everyday I smile as I see them smile.
My children have shown 120% growth. The faculty care about each student and take the time to learn about each so they can be served to meet their individual needs! The school providrs free lunch and breakfadt to 100% of students. They also have very affordable before and after care. Technology is used all tne time in everyroom. Thete are student laptops in each classroom, 2 new computer labs with qualified teachers. One is teaching tnem excel in K and coding by 1st. They have many online educational programs they have purchased for children to access at school and home. My children's reading and math scores have improved and they have fin learning on the computer. Teachers tutor the students free of cost to the parents. There is a middle school program preparing them for high school and life. Grades2-8 are tutored 4 days a week plus all breaks, including Christmas and Spring break. The students are recognized daily fir theit accomplishments even if they are recognized for a positive attitude or holding a door. A member if tbe admin team will announce the names on the i tercom tnen deliver tbem to the students.Admin will come and take the time to talk with a student about why they are acting out and hell fix the problem so they can stay at school and learn. As soon as you enter tbe building it is clear that the people inside that school are the most valued parts of the school. My autistic child never participated until his teachere here helled him safely get to participate. For the first time ever he LOVES school. I love that thr kids always see admin walking and smiling in the halls and cafeteria. Admin walk through classrooms constantly and I feel better they are there to offer advice to teachers without making them feel bad. I've never seen a school where the kids keep smiling and working when admin enters. They are used to the support. I LOVE THAT!!! More than anything- I love knowing my kids are excited about school annd they feel loved and comfortable at all times. The students know they will be listened to and given fairchance to talk.They also have many team sports, after school programs, pisitive reinforcement, and every faculty member is involved. They kids run to hug tbe janitors. This school is one big family whete everyone is safe, loved, valued, and respected. The staff is there with their passion in tbeir actions. I couldn't be happier!!