This year the school has it together! The first day was a awful with dismissal but the teachers did what they could to get the students out as quickly as they could. Teachers were out in the rain getting soaked and they still had smiles on their faces. Each time I walk into the school I am greeted by all the staff with smiling faces and my son's teacher is amazing! All of these negative comments about the staff from last year are not at all true this year. The school is a totally different and a positive environment now. Also, the new principal is great!
My son's cell phone was stolen before spring break by a child who the principal already knew how he and his mother were. The mother was ignorant and did not want to give me back the phone immediately.. she said, oh you one of those mothers that want to come to my house. .... what the.. I never met a parent that acted like a jail bird. Most parents are gracious and nice and want to cooperate. .. When i called the principal, she stated she knew exactly who i was talking about but when i finally got the phone back after waiting the weekend, Ii had to show up with my co-worker because the mother acted like she wanted to beat me up for wanting to meet with her to get my son's phone back. .. Nothing was done!!!. .. I guess the school was even scared of this parent. They should be more selective.
my child was a student here for 1st and 2nd grade and we will not be returning. I can not begin to express the anger I have towards this school starting from the change of principles in the middle of the school year, to the way the classroom and school was cunducted. I feel I have not only wasted my time but my childs valuable time in education by ever enrolling in this school.
I was at Arlington the 1st year and I loved it; the principal was excellent, the classes well controlled and my son thrived. The beginning of year 2 was disappointing with new principle. Classes were loud, empty threats to the kids per my 4th grader. We transferred at the end of 1st quarter to the Baymeadows. What a Difference. We got our principle back, classrooms quiet and under controll. WE love Baymeadows and I hope the new administration gets better for year 3 in Arlington.
My daughter has attended year one and year two. Night and day difference. Year one was good, rough due to first year opening but my child learned progressed and was happy. Teachers invested in kids and happy. Principal wonderful and knew all kids names. Excited to return. Year two administration moved to baymeadows campus. Many teachers also transferred. Both new principal and vice quit by 3rd qrtr. My daughters suppossed advanced classes a joke. Teacher moral plummeted. No projects, no required reading lists, homework not graded. SIS system they live to show off not updated with assignments just grades, teachers dont respond to emails. Population of kids shifted to below grade leval. All smarts kids left or will leave at end of year. We are very sad school has declined. There is goodness there but the replacement administration ruined it. Many escaping. Go to baymeadows camous. I think Charter Shools USA can do good in Jaz just not there yet in arlington
First the good: Excellent teachers! That is the only good thing! Terrible administration - deplorable communication - Rules not uniformly enforced. Cafeteria serves left overs - child got sick from it. Ideas suggested to principal ignored - office staff not informed. Students not disciplined properly. Little parental involvement. Volunteer hours required but not enforced! Dangerouse students in main classes!?!?!?This student should be in a special class! Another poster mentioned teachers controlling the class room - they are not allowed to discipline students which is crazy! We are looking for another school too! Communication is really BAD! Not sure if it is from the main office or if the principal has to approve everything - either way parents who have computers are encourage to access the SIS (portal) but it isn't updated with homework nightly. One teacher has a weeks worth of assignemnt posted in 1 day.
My son loved the school which is why I gave it 2 stars and not 1. He was in kindergarten last year and had 3 different teachers. Don't know why they quit, but something was going on I didn't know about. The teachers have a hard time controlling the class room. Kids seem to focus on each other more than studying. I pulled him out at the end of the school year because it wasn't what I was looking for. After going to a different school, I would never set foot in this school again. There is tension in the air and something isn't right.
great school, very structured, security is top notch. there are a few areas that needs improvement but the school has only been up and running for 1 school year.
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