What an AMAZING school! I waited in car circle today to pick up my daughter. I'll admit I did expect to see a wet and shivering child considering today's weather conditions. Absolutely not! What I found was a smiling and happy kindergartener and smiling and happy SOAKING WET teachers and staff members! These people are amazing! These poor teachers stood in the pouring rain for most likely well over an hour getting soaked to keep our children dry and safe. Thank you all so much for all you do. We love Windsor and we will always be a Wildcat!
This is our second year with Windsor Prep Academy. We are very satisfied with everything Windsor has to offer. From the academic stand point to a great principle and always helpful and friendly stuff. After school enrichment is also great, everything is on site. I have noticed a great improvement in my daughter's education. We are looking forward to a new building and new classrooms. Looking forward to middle school with Windsor.
Continued message from below.. The News makes it out as Windsor told parents the night before school started. Simply not true. The News said they could not get answers from the school. I am a new parent to Windsor Prep & they did not know me when I came in to meet the teacher and open house so I could have been a reporter. The principal and staff were at the school. I wanted to know the truth so I found out my info online about the school district decision. The News report said the principal was no where to be found. I walked into the school & did so. Don't believe everything you hear on the News. Also, maybe the question the News reporter should have asked, Why is it that parents don't what their child/children (myself included) going to their zoned schools. (?) As stated in the news reports & a parent said "I don't know what to do. Our only option now is to go to our zoned school which is what we were trying to avoid" You can review the news report on the internet. I feel for these parents & children that were affected! This is very unfortunate situation could have been handled better by the school district . I believe Windsor is doing a good job so far.
My first message did not save but the "continued message" below gives enough information. I hope my message below helps others in some way knowing more of the facts.
Windsor is an amazing school with a warm and loving environment. The teachers and staff really go above and beyond to ensure that each student receive the best education.
4 Days before school starts and an email states that construction wasn't finished and there is no room for your child sorry. As stated by ABC news- "The principal was no where to be found to give any kind of explanation." Sad
This "school" is a joke. We attended an open house in the beginning of the summer to find out about their new middle school program. It sounded like a good oppurtunity for our son tohave a good learning environment. After applying we were told he was accepted and the construction would be completed in time for the upcoming school year. However when we arrived at the school to pick up the supplies and uniforms we purchased for our son we were informed that our son was placed back into the school lottery system because the school wasn't ready and the school board wouldn't allow them to house the 6th graders in the gym! Why they thought this was even an acceptable solution I don't understand. And why they waited until the Friday before school started to let the parents of at least 50 6th graders this affected is appalling. The principal and administration of this school should be ashamed of themselves and this joke of a "school". They have no idea what they are doing. I hope there are severe repercussions for this blatant disregard of the students and parents this affected. I gave this school one star because I had to to be able to post this review. It doesn't deserve even that.
I attended a tour of this school for the approaching 2014-15 school year. I was hoping that Windsor was going to be a great option for my son should he not get into our lottery school of choice. Upon asking many in-depth questions (as I was an elementary educator in MD, VA, and TX) I was left unimpressed. I did speak with three teachers. I asked a K teacher "How many children in your kinder class will be able to read by the end of this school year?" She replied, "Two". This saddens me. As a previous kinder teacher - I could guarantee my parents that 98% of my students would read before they left my class. This means to me that possibly she either doesn't have the resources she needs or maybe the experience. On the other hand there was a teacher who taught 3rd or 4th grade and he seemed to be on his A game. After all was said and done- we decided Windsor was not the best option.
I found this school to be very disorganized with inexperienced teachers. The fake 5 star reviews are transparent.
Coming from a private school I cannot say how pleased I am with Windsor. The staff is always friendly and professional they know us by our first names. I love that the school requires parent involvement and I believe it is what makes this school successful. Our child's teacher is so innovative and is always coming up with creative/fun ways to teach. I can't tell you how many people have thanked me for telling them about this school.
We are so pleased we made the switch to Windsor Prep. The school and staff are excellent and caring. There is a strong emphasis on academics and a genuine desire on the part of the teachers for the children to be successful and happy. The administrative staff know parents and students by name. Teachers respond to emails the same day. The school sends weekly emails chock full of information. They share concerns and keep me well informed. As for the PTA president mentioned in a previous review - please - she's there at school every day giving way more than any PTA president. And yes, the fundraiser are necessary to make sure that our children are getting only the BEST. This is a charter school and it does require parent involvement and as it grows, I think it is time to cut the parents who aren't willing to invest in their children's academic success and volunteer. Windsor is dedicated to making our children well rounded, successful students. We, as parents, need to be too.
Windsor is an amazing school with curriculum and resources to be able to meet the needs of all the students. I was immediately welcomed an immersed into a family environment. I love coming to work each day and know that if I need assistance my team and colleagues are always there to lend a helping hand. From administration to cafeteria staff as well as all of our other employees and sister schools in other counties, we work together to provide the best education and environment for our students. Not only parent involvement but family and friends are welcome to participate in the classroom and assistance in activities such as events, and field trips. It has been a great second year at Windsor, and I look forward to many more in our continually growing wonderful Windsor Prep School.
-Excellent school and excellent staff. Keep in mind that the older kids, those above 1st grade, were products of other school systems. Windsor is new, so test scores will only go up. The important aspect of this school is its quiet and safe campus along with excellent staff that cares. Kids are happy and results have been excellent.
I have 2 children enrolled at Windsor and am very happy with everything about the school and staff. Also coming from an "A" graded school, made the switch because I didn't want my children forced to except the distractions of other children not wanting to learn or having the ability to be respectful durning school hours. I have already witnessed a change in my children and their renewed love of learning.
To the reviewer who commented on communication- First it should read little to no, not little to know.... I am not sure how you can complain about communication. The Principal sends out weekly email updates. The teachers do weekly newsletters and have websites that hold important info. The school is also very organized, especially for a second year school that doubled in one year. I am very proud to say my child goes to Windsor.
This school provides little to know communiction to the parents. It is a new Charter School and they do not know what they are doing and it shows in their disorganization. If you are considering bringing your child here, reconsider. I have already pulled my children out of this school because of the concerns I have.
I have 2 children at Windsor, currently in 1st & 3rd. This is a new charter school beginning its second year. We were lucky enough to join Windsor last year and the push for academic success that I see for my children far exceeds what my oldest received in the public school setting. I am extremely pleased with the teaching, positive learning environment, and dedicated staff. We have strong leadership at Windsor and as the school continues to grow, I know that my children's academic and social wellbeing are a top priority! The school commumications - weekly emails from the principal, daily agendas, etc. keep me informed and engaged as a parent. I am pleased with what they have done in the 1 1/2 years that they've had my children and look forward to the continued growth. My children are engaged and enthused to go to school and always full of stories of what they learned today.
What a great atmosphere for our children! Very involved parents and staff. I'm very glad I made the decision to switch!
I am a new parent to the school this year and me and my family are extremely happy at Windsor. My daughter is in the 2nd grade and came from an A rated school. I would have to say that the academic's at Windsor are at a much higher level than where we came from. I will be honest I was a little afraid that she would struggle, but they have work well with her and have gotten her to a much higher level in just a few months. All of the teachers and staff are amazing. I couldn't ask for a better school for my daughter. It is also nice to see that the parents at the school also are involved in their children's education. It makes a huge difference in the environment around the school. And as far as the test grades that have been reported this far. I am not at all concerned with them. Those are based off of kids coming in with so many different varieties of educational backgrounds.
We are new to the school this year and so far I'm impressed with the teachers and high standards that they hold for the students. What is disappointing the test score levels and school overall rating compared state wide, we will be taking this in consideration for the next school year and compare with other charter schools, there are several others that have much more higher ratings.
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