This school has brought in many new highly qualified teachers to enhance instruction and student programs.
Don't Attend this school. Worst School in Miramar, I went to the meet the teachers meeting and it was a waste of time didn't learn anything. I was told by the teachers they will send the information on the first day of school and i'm still waiting. The school is so disorganized, they had no orientation, don't know whats going on in the school, the teachers didnt know how to send the kids to class or even how to organized drop off and pick up, The main office is the worst, there is no communications between anyone. I was told by the vice principal one thing but nothing was was done about it. the location changes by the day. The staff don't care the parents dont care so there is no improvement. There are no groups for the school no PTA, the school website is out of date since last year. The school supply list is different than what my child gave me so i wasted money on supplies he will not use this year. There should not be a uniform color because i see student come to the school in whatever color. if i can take my kids out of this school i would have so if you can avoid this school please do. They dont deserve that one star!!!
Fairway Elementary School have improved DRASTICALLY. The second you walk into the front office you are welcomed with a warm smile and greeting by a young lady name Ms. Gilbert. Administration is usually visible before and after school. I would say the teacher there are friendly and will contact parents with any issues they may have. There is a teacher in particular who I appreciate to the maximum and that is Fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Natasha Jean. She is a motivator, team player, talented, oversees mostly EVERY extracurricular activities at Fairway and most importantly an AWESOME teacher. There are times Mrs. Jean would sit down and explain homework assignments with me so I can assist my son at home. Her notes are extremely helpful. My son went from a struggling reader/writer to a proficient reader on the honor roll. She also taught my daughter many years ago who is currently in the 11th grade. Her teaching skills, relationship with students and parents is remarkable. I sure hope that administration knows how awesome she is. I can see Mrs. Jean being a GREAT principal one day. Fairway is a great school that is overlooked by many. I am a proud parent of Fairway Elementary School
Fairway has many outstanding teacher who care about the kids and work very hard but the new administration is horrible. I have seen the way she treats the staff and teachers; very disrespectful often raising her voice. I have also been in the office and heard her speaking badly about her teachers to others in the office. Parent involvement is not sought out at the school either. We are not treated like partners. I have seen many good teachers leave the school in the past few years and I am sure the good teachers will continue to leave. My child has also mentioned that there are many discipline problems at the school. He says the kids misbehave and nothing is done. They are always sent back to class to continue acting up. I DO NOT recommend this school to any parent. There are too many issues that are being overlooked.
fairway is a very good school on what they have. They need more personal in the school they only have one person in the front desk. you never see the cop that works in the school the only thing you see is the car. what I don't like is that they don't sing you in so that mean that anyone can go in or out if they know your face its a go. I also believe that they need more fixing around the school. They work with what they have and they are nice they do need help with more staff and the police that works there needs to help so the parents can know that there kids stay safe in school.
I will admit I was a little hesitant to have to place my daughter at this school, but I was in for a great surprise! I don't know where the renewed interest and determination came in for this school but based on my daughters learned skills throughout the year, I've become a believer. Perhaps it was the new principle, or new teachers there has been a turnaround. I suspect that they will surely be an A school by next year. There were no instances of fighting or bullying--they rule with a (gentle but firm) iron hand. I was involved and participated in numerous outings and classroom functions and was welcomed always to speak with the teachers and check in on my child's progress. I'm really happy with the experience and look forward to an even better year.
I changed my daughter to Fairway thinking that this would be an improvement. I am very disappointed in the office employees and counselors. I learned that the only way to get thru to the office staff and principles, is by being extra tough! I do not recommend this school and regret my decision 100%. However, Mrs. Haxton is a wonderful first grade teacher that was willing to sell her used books to purchase supplies and assist in field trips for her class room.
Fairway Elementary with Ms Hanna was a great school where students, teachers and parents were all treated as though we shared a common goal. The education of our kids. The new principal seems determined to remove motivation from the students, involvment from the parents and desire from the teachers. She closed the campus without notifing us parents and I had tremendous problems picking up my child. She has removed the extracurricular activities that usually do a great job to keep my daughters grades up so she can participate. The teachers are undermined and are not motivated. They regularly volunteered for extra instruction but this year 2007-2008 there have been many cancellations. This prinipal has taken a B school and will make it be a D school. I am very disappointed with her leadership.
Fairway Elementary; This School exceeded my expectation on every level from the level of all the teachers involvement with the students etc. Although there were a few teachers who stood out above all others That was one of the second grade teacher. Ms Camacho it was truely a pleasure for my son being exposed to her at this level of his education when those first few teachers make such a great inpact on wheather a child wold enjoy school or not. So much thanks to you Ms Camacho, there at Fairway Elementary.
The school as a whole seems to be less personal this year than last year. As a parent it concerns me that I am not allowed to visit my student's teaching environment and no contact with the teacher is permitted without a conference. Last school term I had constant contact with the teacher which allowed me to get a daily progress report on my child. This helped me in working with my child as well as it helped my child because she felt there was a personal repor between her mentors which gave her incentive to work harder. This year I have had very little personal contact with her teacher and it has made a difference. The school is very impersonal and it has affected my child. A concerned parent
I kindly agreed that the rate for this school is very poorly, the school's administration and some participant seen to occasionally view children as individual and not as their level of age status . I must say that the nurturing, caring, and understanding when dealing with children is very badly not to mention their attitudes and reaction responds when you asked a simple question. On the rank for the teacher I must go with the pros and cons 'quote'. As a mentioned before this school is mark poorly when, it comes to suit a good education for children. It is more like a high school sort dealing with older kids.
The staff and administration work hard at making this an excellent school. Over the years of FCAT testing, this school progressed from an FCAT grade of 'D' to a present grade of 'B'. Many fantastic teachers at this school; teachers that make the extra effort to ensure your child's success.
Overall I would rate this school poorly. Mainly, because of the school's poor administration, I would have to say that this school has a negative environment and it does not foster the nurturing, caring atmosphere that elementary school children need. On the occassions that I have had to deal with the administraion I have found that they are unwilling to see the children as individuals and treat them accordingly. Instead it seems they have the attitude that because they are adults no matter what's right or wrong their authoritative positions give them the right to talk harshly, or deamean the children. I do like their willingness to allow parents access to the school. In addition to this I must say that my son's teacher attempted to keep her classroom positive and upbeat. However, as I stated I would definitely say this is a poor school.
fairway elementary is a great school it has great teacher and staff. i would like to point out one of my favorite teachers and thatis ms. mahoney. she is great with the kids and has a wonderful and great dance team. she knows when to discipline and knows when to have fun with her kids. i was in her class last year and she helped me when i needed help and explained every thing the right way. she is a great teacher.
Fairway has a good spirit and the energy that the principal and assistant generate is admirable. There are a few teachers, like Mr Daub, Mrs Raines, and Miss Boothe who are exemplary in their commitment to the education of the children and produce great results. However, there is a sense of mediocrity that prevails in some critical areas and much more needs to be done to bring this to realizing its full potentials. Undoubtedly, there are lots of talented people associated with this school but it is time to take Fairway to a higher level of excellence.
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