I am excited that they are opening Winn Holt this fall to relieve Simonton. It was overcrowded and the carpool lane was awful. There were too many trailers. But, the teachers are great, on the ball, and are great about using e-mail and calling to keep in touch about the children's progress. We were sad that our teacher was leaving this year and not able to loop with us.
When my kids started there 3 years ago the school was fine. They had no trailers. They need to build another school and completely rework the layout of the school. The school was not designed to handle as many kids as they have. The teachers seems fine but somewhat overwhelmed. At the last parent teacher conference in my sons class only half the parents showed up.
Overcrowding is certainly an understatement. The problem also lies in teachers having to devote more attention to non-english speaking children. Children who want to succeed and enjoy school do not get the attention/strokes they need to continue. Safety is also a huge concern with so many trailers, fire safety, accessibility to the public. This school has changed drastically in the past 3 years. It used to be an excellent school with top notch teachers.
The opening of the new school will relieve overcrowding and eliminate 20 of the 53 trailers, however the present issue is there is not adequate security NOW for our children in these trailers, no fences to keep predators out - human or animal. The teachers are great, but I'm not fond of the principal who never makes herself available and never returns phone calls or emails or messages. Thankfully, she is leaving to go to another school, and several students will leave to go to the newer school as well, so Simonton will have a real chance next year to turn out some super kids.
Over crowding is not at issue. The school is just larger than many parents are used too. Other Gwinett schools have 5000 students.
The teachers are outstanding. They are some of the best teachers in the profession. Leadership is uniform and very concerned about curriculum. They leave no child behind! Only problem is with the over crowding.
This school has 50 trailors and is very over crowed! Some kids dont' eat lunch until 45-60 minutes before school gets out! My children have had wonderful teachers at this school!
As stated in the earlier comments, Simonton has way too many children attending this school. The car rider line is out of control in the morning and afternoon. I truly believe the teachers care about the students but the students who struggle are left behind to the students who do not speak english.
This school has almost 2000 students and is very overcrowded. There are a lot of security issues with a school with this many students. The teachers are good which is a plus.
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