I would give this school five stars but the only reason why I didn't is because if you don't live 2 miles away you must use another form of transportation. You either have to sit in the long Carline for example in the morning I have to leave 20 to 30 minutes earlier then usual just to get my child to school on time and in the afternoon I leave my house one hour early so I can pick up my child when the bell rings otherwise you'll be sitting in the Carline for at least a half an hour to pick up your child. The teachers are great the staff is amazing!!!! I love walking into the school and having the secretary who is the most cheerful, fun, kind, genuine, amazing person ever and greet me. We just moved here six months ago so my child has started first grade year and so far this school couldn't be more amazing except for the transportation we are looking to move to a different location that is 2 miles away because we only have one car so it is a big burden on me and my husband considering he works 45 minutes away so I must have the car to pick up my child from the school and sit in the Carline. I was reading some of the previous comments and I'm guessing that a lot has changed here because there's a new principal and she's amazing and at the staff is incredible and the kids who were in fifth grade volunteer their time in the morning to help get the kids out of the car to make the Carline go faster ( I can't imagine how it would be if we didn't have them getting the kids out ) along with parents and teachers who also are outside. As far as the homework the new curriculum says that each night of the week my child should not be spending more than 10 to 15 minutes on homework and that's about right but the only thing that bugged me about the school curriculum is that my child is very gifted and is above his grade average. He is in first grade and is reading and doing math that third graders could do but he's not allowed to be challenged and till next year where in second grade they start the testing for gifted kids. The books that he was bringing home that he had to read with kindergarten level for him. Other than that the teacher told me she would work one on one and do all that she could to make him succeed and thrive and not get bored when he is in class and I believe she does work one on one with him. So besides a little hiccups here and there the Carline being the worst the school is pretty GREAT!!
I'm not so sure about children with learning disabilities but I know that my child is gifted and I think he's being held back because they don't do gifted testing until second grade so he won't be tested and pushed and put in his comfort zone and he's like a first grader in kindergarten right now so I can't completely agree on this question
I agree that leadership is effective in the school because the kids in fifth grade took the initiative to become leaders and become safety patrol in the morning and afternoon and devote their time to make sure kids get in and out of car safely so yes I think as the year goes on leadership does instill in our children
You know teachers at the school are effective when your child is learning. When your child is coming home and telling you things that they learned and that they did not know you know the teacher is doing their job.
Same as all the other schools EXCEPT that there are MORE WHITE PEOPLE HERE . Teachers are not exceptional, nothing here is BETTER. Same bullying, same c r a p, same PUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT FAIL YOUR CHILDREN. The Teachers morale is SOOOOO LOW!!! They DO NOT have effective ESE teachers, and they only have 2 !! What a joke for over 1,000 children. Services do NOT EXIST HERE