I have two boys at the Park and I love it. The teachers are great and supporting staff. I recommend the Park all the time.
School is going way downhill under the leadership of the new principal. Two major issues are emerging. First classes are being dumbed down to teach to the lowest denominator. This is evident by the elimination of the grouping math kids by ability and introducing the 'differentiated' teaching. Second there is absolutely NO forum for bring complaints to the principal. The elitist attitude and complete unwillingness to work with parents leave feeling if this administration care at all about my child.
This school cares about kids! My son loves the 'Park' and it has really made him grow both academically and socially. This is a great example of tax dollars well spent.
As the parent of 2 children at Sedalia Park, I can say that I am thrilled with the education and care they are receiving. The Pricipal and staff truly care about ALL children and that flows throughout the school. Both of my children are high achievers, not in the gifted program, and have flourished in this environment. We count ourselved lucky to have Sedalia Park as our neighborhood school!
Sedalia Park is not interested in individual children's needs. They are focused on mainstreaming the kids, which can cause a child to regress that is ahead. There are good teachers at the school. The staff is only as good as its leadership. As of now the future of Sedalia Park due to current leadership unfortunate. If the administration takes a long hard look at itself maybe a child won't be left behind.
Sedalia Park is an awful insight into our future, under its current administration. They have satisfactory staff. I would not send my child there, if at all possible.
We have been very pleased with our son's progress over the past 2 years. I think the environment is academically challenging, teachers are caring & responsive and a lot of our frears about entering a large public school system have been put to rest.
I have two sons who attends here one in reg. ed and sp. ed this school is top rate!
Simply Amazing! I have a beautiful and smart child, who has struggled with reading for several years. We have tried both private and public schools. My daughter has gotten more help at Sedalia Park in the first 9 weeks, than all of the other schools combined. Her homeroom teacher, Mrs. Keel, is outstanding! She is going above and beyond the call of duty to help my daughter catch up. The level of education, attention and understanding my daughter is receiving is better than anything I experienced with private schools in Atlanta. The curriculum is both challenging and fun. My daughter is finally ENJOYING learning. Sedalia Park offers everything I had hoped for .great education; caring teachers, staff, administration; a safe fun atmosphere; involved parents & genuine unpretentious families. Today, I feel so privileged to be a Sedalia Park Family. They do not just say they care about each and every student they do!
My grandson is a kindergardner at this school. He absolutely loves it! His first week of school quote was 'I love school!'. Second week of school quote 'What do you mean next Monday is a holiday? (crying). What am I going to do if I don't go to school ? I want to go to school! His parents and I thought we keep him busy and happy, but school has out done us. Thank you to all the staff, teachers and bus drivers for their efforts to ensure the safety and well being of all. I would also like to commend the school bus driver, Ms Brown, for her very courteous, thoughtful and ever vigilant demeaner. We were concerned about riding on the bus. She has made us and my grandson feel very comfortable and safe.
I've lived in GA for 4yrs now and have moved 6 times,from Bartow,Acworth,and now Cobb Co.. I reall like this school and my children are happy as well. We are settle and hopefully won't have to relocate any time soon.
This is our first year at Sedalia Park - our son is in 1st grade as a charter student. He came from a small private school which we loved, so I was a little nervous entering a large public elementary school. But my worries have been quickly put to rest. My son loves The Park and so do we - he is thriving in the friendly, positive, diverse atmosphere. His teacher is kind and communicative. The academics are great. The amount of homework is wonderfully reasonable. So far so good! If this school year continues to be as positive as the first two months have been, we will definitely be applying for a charter spot for our other son - a rising kindergartner - next year.
I can not say enough good things about Sedalia Park! The staff is phenomenal as well as the Administration. They do all they can to help every child succeed, and I do mean every child. They challenge those who excel to be better and those who need help they provide tutoring to get them up to speed. No child is ever left behind at Sedalia. My second child is having even a better experience than my first and he has only two more years left at 'The Park'! The teachers keep improving each year and the school as a whole is on the cutting edge of what needs to be done at the State Level with Elementary Schools. Thank goodness for the Charter, so changes can be made as to the needs of our students, and not wait on the State to make changes! We love it!!!
Kindergarten was not so good - however, 1st grade seems to be looking up. We were very disappointed to learn that our child wasn't where she needed to be as far as reading and writing were concerned as her kindergarten teacher led us to believe that she was on top of things at the end of the year. This year we have better communication with the teacher who seems to be a lot more approachable, helpful and sincere. Our child hated kindergarten - but this year loves to go to school and loves her teacher. As far as parent involvement is concerned - well, if you're not on the PTA - well - you're left on the sidelines! Very much a clique. And the principal does not have very good people skills - no smiles, no 'Hey, how are you?' - very cold, I wonder if she even likes children.
Unfortunately we did not have a great experience in kindergarten. As a stay at home mom I begged to go on field trips or help in the classroom. Every time I was met with a 'you need to cut the apron strings' speech. However, my financial donations of school supplies or time in making phone calls for donations to the fall festival or Christmas party/teachers gift were snapped up by a more than appreciative teacher - which I found very insulting! We are going to give Sedalia Park one more year and hope for the best. I can say that the Asst. Principal, cafeteria staff, custodial staff and a few of the teachers are very kind and seem to really love their jobs! We're keeping our fingers crossed for what we hope will be a much improved year. They say second times the charm!
We are heading into our fourth year at Sedalia Park and I couldn't happier with our experience there. The principal has an unbelievable level of professionalism and a true commitment to the school. The best proof of our leadership is the wonderful teaching staff at Sedalia Park. But the real test comes from my children...and my children love going to school there. I am an involved parent and have had lots of exposure to the teachers and staff and have been nothing but pleased with my experience. If you too want to be an involved parent, there are plenty of opportunities. We considered private school, but chose to give Sedalia Park a chance. We are so glad we did! In addition to the academic education my children are receiving; they are learning that the world is more than one color and people speak more than one language. Bravo!
I was not at all pleased with my childs kindergarten experience. Parents not allowed to volunteer in classroom, emphasis on negative behavior as opposed to what is positive about child. Conversations with principal went nowhere and we received only politically correct words. parents twice weekly volunteers and active PTA members.Our child was allowed to be verbally bullied and intimidated by classmate thruout academic year. Teachers lack interest in individual achievement and only teach to test scores. We found this school very negative and not willing to go outside of the box to try anything new or helpful. This starts with the principal whom I never saw smile once or in the hallways-always in office. We will not be attending this school again.
We rated Sedalia Park after our 2nd grade year; now it's time to return for the 3rd grade update...what an improvement! We have always loved 'the Park', but now Principal Thomas has replaced the lowest performing teachers with excellent ones and the difference is night and day. Thanks for your leadership, Dr. Thomas. We are happy parents of a Sedalia Park student!
My child loves sedalia park and so do i. This is a school that has such a diverse group of kids and staff that my child doesnt even understand what discrimination means. She sees kids of every color and hears various different languages spoken everyday. My favorite thing about the school is how the teachers and staff expect respect from the students while showing the kids respect themselves. They do an excellent job at trying to get to the root of a problem rather than pretending its not there. I am a very involved parent and like every other school this school has its issues, but i couldnt be happier with how the administration takes the parents, teachers but most importantly the students seriously. You can tell that the principal and her staff love these kids and want the best for them. That is probably why my daughter loves school!
My daughter has excelled in her first 2 years at Sedalia Park. There is a commitment to learning and to the kids, that is evident from the principal, Dr Thomas, and the teachers, to the library and lunchroom staff. The emphasis on learning and character really seems to motivate the children to be the best they can be. I have been both a PTA and classroom volunteer and have really enjoyed getting to know the students and staff. It's a welcoming community- and parental involvement is both encouraged and appreciated.
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