I am truly disatisfied with they way they handles problems to their interaction with parents. My daughter is in all advanced classes and they are way over booked. She is bored in class and very rarely has homework. They have planners but the teachers never follow through from beginning to end with them. They lack correspondence with us as parents as well. There are many issues with staffing as well as transportation to school. I am very dissatisfied with our experience at this school.
This school is one of the best schools ever. My kids never want to leave and always are looking forward to coming back. This school changes them and they learn on there own how to defend themselves.
The school has been nothing than amazing to my daughter! They saw her abilities and put her where she belonged in advanced classes. The teachers are wonderful and communicate at all angels. The one thing they lack is extra activities for the kids but the academics really makes up for this! I am pleased with the outcome of a very hard move across counties for us, they made a wonderful experience for us and made me feel at ease to know that my daughter was in great hands during her school hours!
This is a great school. Teachers are wonderful and truly love to teach. Parental involvment is ok - good in the lower grades but declines as the kids get older. Staff/Administration is very involved and helpful.
The teachers are to be commended for their work at this school. It is a K-8 school where music, art, sports & other extracurricular activities are promoted. The location is nice since Jefferson H.S. is on the same grounds. A child need never leave the grounds from Kindergarten through high school. More parent involvement is needed. Only .7% of parents registered with the PTA this year. The PTA is actively seeking out parents & ways to attract them.
Not a bad school, but can use some improvements. Westshore Alliance Program is not as cracked up as they'd like to show. There are discipline problems. Can be tough on the younger kids because it is a K-8 school, and there are many big/loud kids. Administration is friendly.
This school is below average to average. Discipline is inconsistent and many of the faculty and staff do not see eye to eye. Parent involvement is extremely low. There is little to no extacurricular activities of elementary students.
This school is wonderful. Everyone you have contact with is interested, dedicated and attentive. I have two children here and I would make this choice over and over. My daughter has a teacher who has identified problem areas and the resource teacher and her regular teacher have tirelessly worked to bring her up to speed. My son also have two amazing teachers who have tapped into exactly what he needs. He is above level in many areas and tends to get bored and they channel that and work with him. I love this school.
This school has been a great learning experience for my son. His Teacher Ms. Elaine pushed his class to excel in all academic areas. She is an amazing teacher. The school offers a hands on creative learning environment for students.
Mrs. Grossman was my son's teacher for K and 1st, and was great. It was the rest of the school that was unacceptable. The children only went outside once or twice a week. The office rules apply only when they chose fit. In the 2 yrs my son attended they went through several prinicpals. Don't bother paying for the before care program.. all the neighborhood kids start hanging around by 7:45.
Roland Park is a great school to enroll your child my son has been there since the k-5 the academic programs are great that are available for the kids to enjoy while they lean at the same time. I would highly recommend this school to everyone. The extracurricular that they have to offer is all that and then some. The music department is highly recommended because of the chorse that the children can join even at the 1st grade level. There many parents involve with the extra activity that the kids have after hours as well as during regular school hours. I'm sorry that I am relocating because I don't know if I would be able to find a school as great as this one.
I believe that the quality of academic programs are good. I feel that availability of music, art, sports and other activities are great. Could have better parent involvement.
An average school. I found the parental involvment a little low. Curriculum, average.
I am a parent at Roland Park. I have found that the teachers and staff have always worked as a team to encourage the students to work hard to improve their skills and grow as people not to improve the school grade or to impress onlookers. My children have attended Roland Park for two years and I am thrilled to have them return in the fall. Our success has a great deal to do with our outstanding administration and teachers who strive to do their best as well. I have always been welcome on campus and encouraged to be involved during events and during the school day where I can see the valuable education that is consistently provided. This year my son who has previously struggled, scored above average on all parts of the SAT. That says a lot about Roland Park's dedication to education and our children.
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