April 19, 2012
My children have been attending Port Wentworth for the last 4 years. This school is battling over-crowding, a high percentage of english as second language students, and low parental involvement. With all this to get through, the school still has excellent teachers who really care, a strong caring principal, and great academic programs. We did have one bad year with a teacher who seemed to be burnt out. Mrs. Newton, the principal, got very involved and made sure my child got the education he deserved. The teacher is no longer working at the school. Other than that,we have had some great teachers, and I am perfectly happy at the school. I will be sad to leave when my children move on to middle school. Mrs. Tyler, Mrs. Lowe, Mrs. Sample, Mrs. Walker, and Miss Edwards are ALL outstanding teachers who truly care about their students and their well-being. This school could be better, if more parents would get involved, the teachers and school cannot do it on their own. I am at the school usually once a week, doing what I can to help. That is my job as a parent. If Parents, schools, and teachers work together- ALL schools can be as wonderful as Port Wentworth Elementary.
- submitted by a parent