If you have to send your child to public school, SPE is not a bad option. There are some wonderful teachers in the gifted program. However, there are a couple duds that are cruel to the children, yelling and having unrealistic expectations for them. Lots of pressure to perform. There are some great parents involved in the PTA and FOSPE, which make huge contributions to the school both financially and with their time. That is what makes this school the special place that it is. Unfortunately, approximately half of the school is out of district and it overcrowds the classrooms. The principle turns a blind eye to it because many of the out of district parents have children that are high performers or they are willing to donate their time and/or money to the school. There are compelling arguments on both sides of this issue as to whether these students should be allowed to stay. Slowly, more 'in district' parents are getting more involved though and the out of district parents are no longer becoming a necessity. Hopefully this momentum keeps up and the principal can have faith that the school will be fine without all of the out of district kids and those of us that live in district can benefit from lower teacher/child ratios.
I have 2 kids in the school and we love it! We've been there for 2 years now and My experience has been great from the start. The teachers, the office staff, media center personnel, cafeteria ladies are kind and attentive. We have a strong PTA that truly cares for the school and many involved parents. The school is clean and organized. This is true and real review from a parent.
The teachers are great people but their curriculum in reading and math is terrible. My daughter memorizes stuff for the tests, but doesn't learn anything at this school. The only learning I see happening with her is at home.
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much! I strongly believe that children in elementary school should never receive homework. My daughter spends at least an hour each day on homework. She is a child and needs to play - not spend her time on homework.
I'am completely unsatisfied with this disgusting school! Not only is the staff rude and neglectable but the school's staff is not even acceptable to work in a school. The school looks horrible and unimaginable. I don't even know how this school is an A school. The good reviews are all lies! God forbid you sent your'e beautiful and smart child here!
This school is a family school and a community school. It is special from the administration to the parents to the students. The teachers here are a team and have great love and respect for what they do. Any child would be lucky to be in such an academic, fun, and beautiful school!!!
Far away from being an "A" school. There is more to be an "A" school than only having students writing "A" grades. Of course, there are a few good teachers working at South Pointe Elementary but even these teachers overwhelm their students with huge quantities of homework every day not realizing that some students are bored all year long. Students who can't follow are left behind without support or additional help. Students who follow with ease don't get progress related worksheets. The absolutely worst experience I've ever made was the encounter with the school management and office administration, a group of disorganized and unfriendly people not able to deal with criticism constructively. Instead of a friendly welcome they make you feel like an intruder entering "their" territory. They prefer chewing gums, eating and talking to each other and don't mind you standing and waiting at the office desk. Is this an appropriate behavior you may expect from an "A" school? At the end of this unbelievable but true experience I feel sorry for those children who can't move to another school. We took our child out of South Pointe Elementary and are looking forward to a great new school year.
Why are all the negative reviews being erased? What is the purpose of this web site if all the negative reviews are being deleted. The school is super crowded the classes have 30 to 40 kids. Some teachers are rude nasty they are over worked and the kids are suffering they are treated horrible. Before you decide to send your child there make sure you ask how many kids are in the class. Administration rude and unfriendly.