The staff at MGES really do care about the children. They try to help them and want the kids to succeed. The principle knows every single child by name and is always present for concerns from parents. He will make the time to help you and your child.
My daughter absolutely loves this school. I have had many people tell me they want to move to this school because of the friendly and caring staff and outstanding administration. Every school has their issues. Not one school is perfect. I would not want my daughter any where else.
My son attended mges through the pre-k program last year and he absolutely loved his teachers. They did an excellent job and i couldn't be more pleased with his progression. Now he can't wait to go back to school and i think that speaks volumes for the teachers and staff there.They were very involved and informative
The teachers my children have are wonderful- the problem i have witnessed is the way the school is setup. The classrooms are too big in size, and the classrooms are not separated very well because of the way the school was built. This causes it to be very noisy all the time. How can children learn their best when there are constant disruptions and the noise of other classrooms. I also do not understand why the superintendent would CHOOSE to be fined for oversized classrooms over hiring a few more teachers and doing it right. Fight for the extra $$ and put the children first. There are a ton of under privileged children and a lot of children who have parents that simply never get involved to an extreme measure to say the very least. It is really sad. There is not sufficient parking and parents have to pull in the dirt to form a pick up line every afternoon. It is simply unacceptable. The teachers are doing their best with what they have. I really hope things can change for the better at MGES. There are some great kids and teachers and they deserve to be given an environment that is conducive for learning.
I had a good first impression of this school, which quickly changed after several visits there. The office staff complains of having to work, while parents stand in the office. The parent involvement person....good luck with her, completely rude, and goes as far as rolling her eyes at you when you volunteer there. The lunch staff needs some training in compassion. I was appalled by the things that happen, and not correctly handled. I would suggest seeking a private or school choice, if you want kids to learn and be safe. The teacher's seem very nice, but are pushed to get high scores because this school is failing. Please research and visit, past the first day of school.
We simply love this school! The staff is friendly.The kids all seem to be happy, my daughter loves her teacher. Both the teachers and administration are very involved with the students, and there is plenty of communication between the teachers, administration and the parents. I couldn't ask for a better environment for my child!
As a parent of children that attend this school, I do agree with the last comment about the disruptive kids and the other comment about kids being a priority. I've seen some of these behavior kids and it just isn't right for the welfare of the class or the teacher. These kids should be removed from the school, homeschooled, or in an alternative program. The staff and other students shouldn't be subjected to this everyday. This is a fault of certain parents and how can other kids expect to learn? More discipline and suspensions should be taking place. Great school, caring staff, but they are trying too hard to turn kids around and may be losing out all the way around.