i just picked my daughter up from school and the school held them back until most of the rain stopped to make sure they weren't wet
I have been a Cliftondale mustang parent for 3 years and here is what I have observed: The students are well-mannered, with all the same energies and challenges of any child in any side of town. The fathers and men of the community are very active and there to welcome the students with a smile and words of encouragement EVERY morning. The teachers are top notch. They care, they teach, and they inspire the children. The front desk staff is much better now about creating a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere for the school. The school nurse is great. This school is not ghetto but parents at the school must work harder to reconnect with the concept of building community. Cliftondale parents need to go beyond being a group of kind strangers to actually working together to create a school community that celebrates children of different religions, languages, skin colors, hair textures, body sizes and cultures. This is a strategy for any school to promote respect and prevent bullying. Ciftondale school and neighborhood community is a beautiful diamond in the rough. We can make it shine.
Whatever you put in is what you will get out. You put notthing in you get nothing out. Yes, the parents involvement can be better. Every school has it's ups and downs, some just don't report the bad like they would the good.... My opinion, this is a good school compared to the ones I've seen. They still have some areas that needs improving, but I've seen some improvement. Kids do as they see and speak of what they hear.
The parents at this school are spoiled and lazy. They want teachers to do all of the work and often try to get them to change grades that their child earned. The students live in nice houses but are just as ghetto as the next kid. The parents break this school.
Cliftondale Elementary is a great school! As with all schools, there are some teachers who lack the desire to teach, but for the vast majority of the teachers, they are awesome. Every class has a smart board, and 3 desktop computers. The school is also equipped with an additional 60 laptop computers, which can be reserved from the library. There is a computer room with 30 desktop computers too. The leadership at Cliftondale is first rate! There is differentiation inside of the classroom. Students are classed by learning level for the most part but there are a few kids who suffer from being placed in slower paced rooms. The CRCT & ITBS tests are great barometers to discern Cliftondale s performance. Once again, students that are placed in the advanced/accelerated classes can compete with the best in the world. Believe that! You heard me!
Excellent school all the way around, really work hard to educate students, and the principal believes that every student can and will be successful
This school needs better Teachers with more respect for the parents and students...Front desk assistance is a joke! The Principal, good luck with speaking with him......After school program, stay away...Attitudes everywhere!....All together, Horrible!!!!!!!!
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