My son was attending this school since last 3 years and he finished 5th grade this year and moving out of this school. I am very thankful to all the teachers and principal and other staff for the kind of interest and guidance they have given my child in improving his learning skills. He attended a school in other city until his 3rd grade and I realized how much of a difference it makes to have committed teachers and staff at schools. Definitely this is one of the great schools where the student progress is tracked at every stage and every effort is made to improve them....I miss it but can't avoid it.
My son has been at this school for 3 years. And he loves it, he doesn't want to leave. Parent involvement is very high. The principal and vice principal are so caring they go over and above to help all the kids.They give clothing and personal need items to the disadvantaged, every morning and after school the principal and vice principal greet and say good bye to the kids. The principal and vice principal know every childs name in the school, they are extremely dedicated and are available at all times. There is also after school tutoring at not cost for the kids that need help, a caring environment for kids. I am sad my son is leaving, but change must come;.
High level of parental involvement Excellent extracurricular High regard for academics
I did not find this to be a great school. Most of the families come from upper class families and my feeling was the school catered to that population. My child had difficulties (now diagnosed ADHD) and they did not work with me to help understand the problem. He managed to 'disappear' for 30 minutes and they had the nerve to blame him! I was told I should put him in counseling and consider dropping out of grad school to give him more attention. Counseling was a good idea but dropping out of school? They offered no assistance to me instead choosing to blame him (at 6 yrs old) and me (a very concerned and involved parent). I accept my child has problems but the school chose to label him instead of helping us figure out what to do. He suffered as a result.
It is an excellent school in hillsborough county. The teachers are working very hard to see every child is making progress towards his potential and at par with the grade level. They do send weekly progress reports and conduct conferences with parents in making them understand where their child is lacking and what can be done to improve. It is really 'A' grade school.
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