Mulberry standards and education discriminates highly on special ed. The leadership of mrs. Stranahan is mediocre and I would consider her a dictator, not a leader. Some of the teachers my child had bullied her and taunted her in ways where it was hard to prove her case because it was her word against the the teachers. I did not feel my child was emotionally safe. The principal did nothing. Many parents I know of have pulled their children out. Some of the gifted children were pulled out because the developed anxiety due to the stress of their teachers and principal. But mrs stranahan got her award of school of excellence by the governor and that's all that matters to her!
Mulberry E.S. is not helpful to children with LD's. They will do the bare minimum to appear helpful, but when you clear all of their smoke from the air, you will see they are only lowering the bar and deferring the problem. The administration will appear like they care until you start to ask pertinant questions and want to see documentation of your child's progress. At this point, you will be lucky to get answers to your questions. BEWARE! The administration at this school does not have your special education child's best interest as far as their education goes. Parents, all I can say is keep asking the important questions until you know you have a solid and truthful answer. Know how to read test scores, because they are banking on the fact that you don't know. If your child is in the gen. ed. population, this is a decent school.
I really don't see how this school was rated a 10. My son had a lot of problems in this school. Teachers made a lot of mistakes. No one seemed to be on the same page. Thank God his in middle school now.
My daughter just completed 5th grade at Mulberry. We absolutely love the school. The teachers are phenomenal. My daughter came from another county where she was desperately struggling in Math. Not only did the staff at Mulberry bring her up to speed, but they did it in the allotted school time. This made school an enjoyable experience for my daughter, and we are forever grateful.
This is our 2nd year at this school and my kids love it! My girls had some issues last year in the 5th grade with being bullied and kids using bad language and it was taken care of right then and there. All the teachers are great, there is no such thing as a bad teacher at this school. The specials teachers are just as great.Even the PTA is wonderful, all the parents on PTA are sweet and helpful and never make you feel left out or like they are better then you like most PTAs do. I think out of all the schools my kids have been to this is the best one and I plan on staying in their district so my other 2 kids can go here
My daughter was consistanly bullied for 4 years at this school. I reported every serious account and ended up pulling my daughter out to homeschool her after she was physically assaulted by another student and nothing was done about it. Yes the principal does know every student by name and has a smile and a hug for each student she sees, however that only helps for so long.
I am a parent and educator. This is an outstanding elementary school. My child has attended this school since it opened. We have had a wonderful experience at Mulberry. The administrative staff and faculty are top notch!
Outstanding school environment! Mulberry has a small town culture where the kids feel loved by every person they encounter! My daughter loves it!
This was our first year at Mulberry and unfortunately a job transferred us mid year...The teachers, staff and principal are wonderful to work with and genuinely care about their students. The principal is amazing! She knows every student by name and takes the time to really get to know the kids and their families. We were very sad to leave such a wonderful school. Mulberry Elementary is a gem among today's public schools!
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