At first we were thrilled to attend Coleman as we came from neighboring Grady Elementary and a fabulous experience. We assumed the experience would be similar as Grady is a feeder school. The staff at Coleman and Principal/Leadership is abrasive and non apologetic. The language and experiences coming home is beyond unacceptable, shame on you Coleman leadership. Talk of VERY inappropriate topics are commonplace, especially for the 6th graders. This school only cares about teaching the kids to pass the state tests to keep their status and funding vs teaching the kids to learn and be better humans. We have decided to pull our son and go to private school for next year. Grady was fantastic, Coleman is by far the most underwhelming school with over blown egos and leadership we have ever experienced.
We have an adhd student, also ELL (English as a learning language). They say they make accommodations but they get irritated and good too fast, he gets left behind all the time. We continually fight for the balance.
Principal has been there his entire life, new blood is needed to move forward. The leadership feels they are awesome, do no wrong, etc. but read the reviews from parents like me, an overwhelming disagree with them. This school would benefit by the district moving people around. Horrible attitude.
The foul stories, foul language are commonplace to the point we've had to go into the school a few times to inquire where it was coming from. It's beyond inappropriate for 6th grade. We'll be going to private school next year, this is unacceptable to us.
1 out of 6 that we have are caring enough to engage in the extra mile, super disappointed in Science Teacher - it was my son's favorite topic but she has ruined that for sure. The older teachers need to develop new modern skills and techniques or retire.
Horrible communication to parents, each teacher uses EDSBY in a different way, you can check it at 5pm and then a teacher will put something in there at 6pm and totally miss it. Way too much homework, I've never been so busy as a parent trying to help with homework, we have a tutor 2x's a week, Mathnasium and it's not enough. This is a ridiculous approach, they are not learning this way.
Horrible school, both of my kids went to Coleman the years that the principle had his two kids there and the only kids that would get any awards would be his kids of course. On top of that I had to talk to administer about a teacher insulting my child all the time and even hit her. Thankfully she doesn't teach there anymore. They only care if you you're a parent with lots of money. I hate this school.