Like the parent stated, there is bullying going on, and I believe it is ignored, the school has gone down tremendously, with communication from parent to the very distant staff. picking up your child is a concern. It is not the same, grade wise our child is doing fine, because of the pass education and now it is wait and see, which is very scary.
Although I do think Rivers Edge Has some great teachers, it seems to me that something has changed. I feel that some of the teachers have lost their passion to teach. Academically the school does great. The students are definately getting a good education. I am concerned that their is some bullying at the school that has not been dealt with even after the staff is aware of it. I am disappointed that that continues to happen. The teachers do stay on top of what's going on with the students but they don't seem passionate to me anymore.
I have two students and they both exceeded the standards on the CRCT by a sizeable margin. The teachers and parents are really involved and the ratios are coming down after the new school was completed.
This is my daughter's first and last year at REES. Her teacher is quite distant and doesn't communicate with me unless I iniate the conversation, and even then, she's somewhat short. I don't like the no talking rules, the long lunch numbers, or the lack of activites.
My kids did attend this school, but I pulled them out to homeschool them. The principal was not truthful with what was going on in the school. Although she says she has an open-door policy, she does not appreciate parents who are 'on top' of what is going on in education. I have witnessed teachers yelling at the children in the hallways. The students are undiscipline, because they can not express themselves. The principal is not opened to suggestions, it's her way or the highway.
River'e Edge is the best school that my children have ever attended. I love River's Edge Elementary.
I agree, Kids aren't allowed to talk while going to lunch. During lunch they can barely talk. When can they talk?
The school is okay, not what I am accustomed to in other states. The teachers do not communicate as they should. Principal is great, Mrs. Mohr. Teachers need to come up a level or two, not all but there are a few. PTA is okay.
If Clayton County Schools have a bright spot, its REES. This school has high standards and implemented school uniforms this year. The teachers are great, the admin are superbly organized and the school has a great atmosphere with parent involvement. A great start for any child entering K-5!
My child started a year ago and I am very satisfied with Rees. There is good parent participation in school issues and activities and I'm happy with my childs education. I do wish there were more creativity such as plays,sports,etc.
The Overcrowding has always been an issue even before the they decided to add on to the school. The New Principal has made drastic changes to the school for the very time she has been there and it was not for the better. The some of the good teachers have long gone but, there are a few excellant teachers still hanging on. I use to volunteer on a regular basis since 2001 but the morale has gone and Prayfully the new Principal will come in and make the school about the Kids.
I love the educational curriculum being taught at REES. My child is making excellent grades.
This is a great school, but it is very over crowded. The school has over grown in the last year. Building is to small for all the students. No parking for the parents. The parking lot is now full of trailers for the students, as classrooms.
Overall I am pleased with River's Edge and the administration. The new principal is very approachable as well as the other assistant principals. I have had to email the principal about various concerns and it was handled immediately. Mrs. Hopkins is available at the PTA meetings for any questions or concerns that a parent may have. As for parent involvement, I the PTA meetings are usually standing room only and that's truly amazing. My son is a 3rd grade student and I correspond with his teacher daily through emails that are returned everyday. The only issue I have is that there aren't any honor assemblies for high achieving students to give them the incentive to continue making good grades. In addition there aren't many student assemblies to bring the student's creativity out. But nevertheless, I am pleased and my son will continue until the 5th grade.
I dont like the seperation so much as far as lunch time and going thru the halls the kids arent allowed to talk,which is pretty boot campish to me.and as far as this lunch number givin to all kids i dont agree maybe that should be for the 3rd grade and up,the number is to long(6numbers)
River's Edge school is a good thought this my my childs first year, so far so good. Only one thing i would like for the teacher to communicate with the parent more, not just write on the progress report.
Things are generally fine, but at times it is a bit chaotic around the school. This from a frequent volunteer.
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