I like arlington elementary I love the principal. My son had a class with two teachers and 30 for kids and it seems to work out well for him at the end of the school year. He'll be attending 2nd grade this year and I hope everything goes well at that school. I really think there is no parent involvement at arlington elementary we went to my sons Open House last year and maybe a handful of parents came out and this mind you is a class of 34 kids. Besides that I think the school is very nice its small only 250 kids for K through 5th grade. And it's convenient because it's right next to my younger sons daycare. I also feel safe with my son there, they really do watch the kids.
The leadership at this school is appalling. There is no discipline at this school whatsoever. Children who exhibit violent behavior just get a talking to and are sent back to be with the other kids. After several attempts to get a conference with the principal, never did I receive a return phone call. Several teachers have either transferred or put in for a transfer, and you have to wonder why?
This is a great school for this area of Jacksonville. Look at the other schools around this area and you will see much worse ratings. The principal here is awesome, it is her first year, and she is great at motivating the students and teachers to achieve their best. The downsides...very little parent involvement, not a nice playground, old building = little technology and up to date materials.
My 6 yr old daughter is repeating kindergarden this year. Through no fault of the school mind you. I do, however, feel there is very little parent participation, which equates to low PTA involvement, low field trips, low revenue generated from fundraisers. The faculty mean well, but they aren't getting the support that they need at home.
I don't think that watching TV all day is beneficial for any child. They don't encourage children to read AT ALL. I've been in alot of elementary schools and this is by far the worst. If you've never known anything better, you wouldn't realize how horrible this school is.
My son was registered to go to A.E. for kindergarten(2004-2005). However we never received his new teacher info and class list in the mail. We went to the school an it was 'sent' out, but we never received it. We put him in Arlington Kindergarten next store, he did not attend A.E. until this past year(2005-2006), when we had no choice. I could not afford private school again. His teachers Miss DeFalco was very good and I had no problems with her. He did see a reading recovery teacher , Ms. Long, who worked very well with him. I did however encounter 'lots' of issues with the lunch room staff. My son sat on the lunch room floor eatting his lunch, while in time out. He was in time out for talking during lunch. He was not given a lunch when he forgot his money. Not Happy Am I. Sad!
The teachers are pretty nice. Need to have more homework for the children. They need at least an hour of homework each day. Homeworks are too easy for all these children. They needs more challenging. Should have more tutoring programs for the behind students. Students should have more extra activities. I was happy at first but things got worse later on. Should improve the lunch system, should have more awards for the students that are doing very well. The principal should be tougher with the students, they should have 2 extra sets of text books for student, one set they leave at school, one set they leave at home to do their homework, the school should have more computers for the students to use, should have more extra classes such as music, computer, and other extra activities. Overall is ok, but they should make it more so the students can learn.
I think that Arlington is a good school that will challenge your child. Also, they will do everything to keep your child safe.
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