September 25, 2015
My 2 children have been at RP over 3 years now. It is really hit or miss and highly dependent on the teacher you get. Some teachers are great - communicative, responsive, compassionate, caring. Others are not - cold, distant, uncaring, disrespectful, and poor communicators. Administrators are also a mixed bag - some show genuine care, others say what you want to hear to your face then "cover" themselves by saying what they must to others. The only aspect I would say is consistently strong is in the Specials - art, music, PE, etc. Those teachers uniformly do a fabulous job with the kids. Curriculum is your standard Common Core and, while it can be challenging, it also frequently feels more like busy work rather than legitimate learning opportunities. Homework for the younger students, in particular, feels like busy work instead of fostering a real love for, and sense of, learning. Overall, this is an average school. I can't say I'm entirely pleased but I don't know that this is any better/worse than our A rated neighborhood school. So I don't have a better option, short of private school, which I would strongly consider if either child ever ended up with a bad teacher.
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