I feel that this school is a wonderful environment for the child who is willing to work hard. There are many opportunities for the parents who is willing to volunteer and the child who wants to do more in regards to the arts. My two children have had great teachers who are caring and willing to help them excel. I recommend this school to everyone! Thank you UBK!
I agree with some of you parents. This school is definetely not for everyone. The Principal has conections, and is doing a good job infusing the arts and culture into children that may otherwise never get it. Unfortunately she picks and chooses who will shine and prosper and most of her staff follow her lead. When enrolling your child in UB Kinsey keep in mind that your taking a chance that your child may be ignored. My child was, by her math teacher. This school offers many opportunities to a select few and could be a great school if only it would give every student the same opportunities.
Horrible! My daughter has been teased by the other students with no teacher caring. I'm African American and it embarrasses me to see my people (the parents and teachers) speaking like they are off the street corner and encouraging clicks among the students and parents. If a child is not "hard core" and always fighting they are treated like dirt. The staff I have worked with while volunteering are rude, rude and rude. I have heard them talk about many of parents and students. I have encouraged my child to treat people with respect, I have told her to never fight and have encourage her to be a cheerful giver. Taking all the things I have taught and encourage her to do has cause her to be teased and hurt by the students and staff at this school. Beyond her being bullied and treated horrible, the education provided there is not the best. When you hear the staff saying "I is..." or "What is you doing?" something is wrong. Anyone thinking about sending their child to this school needs to think about it.
I love this school. My daughter has been attending this school since kindergarten and now her sister will be attending this school year. The staffs are great with her and plus the attention that they give to your children exceed my expectations. I was worry about her reading and they had extra classes to help her. She got a 4 on reading. Plus they help your child/ten in arts program.AA+++ school for me.
no, No, NO! Never again will I allow any of my children to attend this school. The staff is unprofessional and they do not care about the well being of every child. My son is special and they treat him like he is a problem. There is little to no staff training when it comes to working with a special child. I have never had issues with teachers until my son attended this school.
My child attended U.B. Kinsey for the first time this year. I thought that this school had so many different options and that is why I was honored for my child to attend. I tried communicating with the teacher and staff at Kindergarten round up, orientation and on various other occasions about my childs learning abilities. I feel that if you have a child in which you know is in the wrong grade and should be moved up then why not take the child out of their misery. My son unfortunately was left in a classroom where he was unchallenged and made out to be this big trouble maker. My overall experience with U.B. Kinsey was ok. They told you about every activity literally one day ahead and the times in which they held events did not agree with that of a working parents time. So I was never able to attend any PTO meetings and other meetings because I had to work. It is not a bad school but surely not what I thought it would be when I made the choice to send my child there.
I think UB Kinsey is a great school. It's just seems hard to get the extra help that a student needs as far as School Based Teams are concerned. All the teachers that I have encountered over the years as a parent have been very good. Sometimes though it seems as if they don't take the parents concerns about there childs learning ability into consideration. A parent knows when there child is lacking in a (me anyway) subject but the staff seems to ignore what a parent is trying to tell them.