we`are buying a home in bithlo and our 2 kids are going to be part of this school`s students.
As a proud parent of two daughters who attend Columbia Elementary, one going to second and the other going to first, I say congratulations to the entire staff for a job well done.My girls are happy and they love their school.The motivation and commitment my girls received from their kindergarten and first grade teacher this past year was awesome. A peice of advise to fellow parents, send your kids to school, sign their planners, motivate your children to read, and maintain contact with their teachers and you will see a difference. As a parent, assume some repsonsibility for your children. Don't expect school to teach your child all about life, hopefully you spend more time with them than the school does so pitch in. Hopefully, once they relocate there will be more time and space for activities.
The academic program is good, my son has learned a lot. Parent involovement is good. The system to drop off kids and pick them up is horrible, ineffective, and unsafe!
My children attend Columbia and LOVE going to school! Their teachers this year are wonderful and the after school care staff are great too! The new principle is very involved and so is the assistant principle. There does need to be more parent involvement but that is not the schools fault they promote more parents to join in.... The parents choose not to! Also in response to the parent that made the comment about the kids on the free lunch program.. Do you think these children are valued less in GOD'S eyes because of their Parent's financail situation? You should be ashamed of yourself! I hope you never fall into hard times. GO COLUMBIA:)
great school, wonderful teachers, great learning environment...but school is a bit older. My child went there from K-5 and he loved every day of it
Columbia is a great school! My 1st grader has learned so much from her teacher. I have found the school to be safe, clean and have a great learning envirnment.
Before we moved from out of state, we researched the area schools. We chose a very nice upper middleclass subdivision zoned for an 'A' school. We did not notice on the report that over 50% of Columbia's students are on the free lunch program. The school building looks run-down and needs a lot of work. Much of the area zoned for this school is rural and impoverished. This past year, the school dropped to a 'B' school. We liked our daughter's teacher last year, but aren't happy with her current teacher. The new principal seems very nice, but has only been here for five months.
Poor parent involvement. Unclean. Hygiene is an issue. Huge discipline problems. Bully Prevention Program in place. Many staff have poor social skills. New principal--unavailable.
My son is no longer there at Columbia, and I am glad. When asking them about volunteering, they were rude and discouraging. I have spoken to other parents, which had the same experience. The whole feeling or morale was not positive. If it were not for the office ladies, the Principal Ms. Jackson, Mrs. Meadows and Mrs. Bragg, I would have complained. I hope they get their act together soon, our children depend on it.
this is a small but warm and close knit school. they are trying to meet the needs of various ethnicities.they are good teachers that are committed.they have a good staff overall. we are pleased with the school. every school needs parent involement. volunteer.
I think it is a great school. ny niece and nephews went there and now my daughter is there and doing great..
My children have been going there for 4 years now.I have found that it is getting better than it was when they first started,but i think a few of the teachers need to retire or find another occupation because they have little patience for the children. My son has come home to tell me of his teacher saying shut your mouth which is not approiate in my eyes.As far as the reading programs they have i liked them they worked for my kids.The math programs were not as successful my daughter is entering 6th with 4th grade knowledge.
Columbia has a wonderful staff, from Principal, Teachers, Office Staff and Custodians. It is very easy to get in contact with any staff and they are there to make sure that you as the parent and them as the educators are on the same page for your child's education. I was surprised by the 'B' this year for they are definitly an 'A'. There is alot more parental involvement with new neighborhoods opening up. That's what it is all about, parents, children, and educators, with that how can our children not succeed.
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