They teach to the test period. Nothing else matters to this school. My daughter and several other girls in her class where harassed by a boy in her class who said unbelievably crude things to the girls and when administration found out they did nothing.
Administration is unhelpful. Children bully and harass other children with no consequences. No discipline. Teachers are great and try really hard to do their very best with the students but are hindered by administration. Very high teacher turn over. In 3 years at this school, my child had 3 different math teachers. The last year the math teacher did a horrible job teaching and administration knew it and did nothing. They have high test scores because they teach to the test. The children have a lot of pressure put on them to score well on the test.
Everything sounds good and looks good on paper about this school yet there is much under the surface that needs to be investigated here. Classrooms with children who bully and who are not disciplined, teachers who do not give clear instructions about homework, no support for new families entering the school and a teacher that discouraged me from occasionally joining my child for breakfast. My advice: ask a lot of questions before placing your child here and wait for appropriate answers that show that the adults in charge truly have your child's best interest at heart. My experience was not a positive one and it was very sad and disappointing for us.