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Orangewood Elementary School1
Posted April 27, 2014
- a parent
My daughter went to this school and we ended up spending HOURS teaching her. The amount of homework is out of control. She had to miss school for three days for an out-of-state funeral and received 40 PAGES of math homework and listening to her talk about her friends, this was the policy if a child missed school. The math program was awful. The teacher had no idea what she was doing and when you approached her with issues, all you got in return was defensive attitude. We tried to set up many meetings with her teachers...no response for WEEKS! We participated in different camps to help her with different subjects and she learned absolutely nothing. It was a writing camp and apparently grammar and punctuation was unimportant. They would send home weekly reviews and it seemed that she was progressing well in every subject and then we would get her report card, after no graded school work had been sent home, and her grades were not even close to where they were before she went to Orangewood. Not to mention a high issue of un-addressed bullying. We would have been better to home school her than to send her to this school because we were teaching her ourselves.
Orangewood has been a positive experience overall for my children. The teachers are all great at teaching, but a few need to remember that they are teaching children. They need to remember to dicipline the children to 'teach' them, not punish them to hurt them inside. The support staff is great as well.