The principal and the vice principal are really trying to Improve the customer service and student service of this school. Some of the teachers do yell at the students, in particular the tag teacher which seems odd, & which I am against, but I always voice my concerns when dissatisfaction occurs. I hope too witness test scores rise and parent involvement continue to grow. Children need us, all of us, and this school are aware of this fact and try to implement parent involvement strategies suitable for parents.
Teachers and Principal are wonderful and work hard to create a good learning atmosphere for students. However, the level of testing (and this is probably true at any public school) takes away from learning time. Children are not appropriately challenged as the students who don't get things as quickly slow the pace down for everyone else. Kids come home telling me about things they hear from other students that are totally inappropriate and unexpected from Elementary aged children. Whole class loses recess time as a result of *some* students acting up. Math pacing is way too slow and strange, awkward methods of doing simple tasks are taught.
My child has been at Randolph since Pre-K and had a positive experience throughout her matriculation. She is now in the 4th grade, and what I enjoy most is seeing the amount of parent engagement at the school. The PTA is excellent, they host in-school field trips, and host a number of activities throughout the school year that foster great school spirit. Events held include Books-n-Burgers, Skate Night, School Dances, Family Movie Night, Teacher Appreciation Breakfasts and Lunches, and this has been consistent since my child arrived in 2010. Principal Millen has been an AWESOME asset for the school, while she has been promoted to Area Director I am looking forward to continued student achievement under the leadership of Principal Latoya Miley.
This is not a review. I am just seeking other reviews that are more recent for Randolph Elementary. I have a child that will be attending Randolph for the first time this year. I am a little nervous because of the 2012 CRCT Results that were posted on the AJC website. I am very disappointed to know that Randolph's Math, Science and Social Studies CRCT scores were pretty low for 2012. Can anybody give a more recent review on this school, the administration, the teachers, the programs, etc? I really hope that the leaders of this school have a plan on how to improve (drastically and convincingly) these scores in this upcoming school year. Anyone...please share your recent experiences at Randolph. Mediocrity is not an option for my child.