my son had a great teacher. He got hurt at the school and his teacher called almost everyday to check on him and even came on her day off to see him. I felt that the principal could have called and checked on him too.
Possibly THE worst school ever! My daughter attend Compton K back in 2010-2011 school year coming from a wonderful school which had her as a star student. In one school year Compton managed to not only slow down her progress, but also managed to put her in the EIP program which followed her to the next schools she is attending now. With the No child left behind law and Compton's failing to meet CRCT scores for four years straight. The Board of Education allowed her to transfer to a wonderful school of our choice and she is doing so wonderful there, even getting out of that EIP program. Sadly to say under the same B.O.E rules along with transportation, busing will not be available for her this 2012-2013 school year, so it's either take her to and from her wonderful school or send her back to Compton where busing would be available so, we definitely chose to commute back and forth everyday for the next year rather than send her back to Compton. If you don't have a choice, find one and if there is no choice...make one and please, do not send your child to a school that doesn't care! "A CONCERNED PARENT!!!!!!!!"
Totally hate this school.....they treat the kids by the color of their skin. If you ever in Compton zone...MOVE! Education is not first, they are not fair and the Principal doesnt get involved in anything! This school is the the WORSE! There are some good teachers, but the Admin is horrible...
This school was a total nightmare. I had my special needs son at this school, and it was obvious from the start that the principal and administrator did not want to be bothered with my son. My son has Autism, and they never had a routine in place for my son from the first day of school. Because of this my son would have very, very mild outburst, which they labeled as "disrupting the class". It also didnt help that this school is on the needs improvemnent list for special needs education. The principal went so far as to try to prove that we didnt live in the district, but never got proof. The principal even sent a sheriff and a social worker to our address to see if we lived there, while telling us that this is "normal" practice. I had to put my son in a new school to get him away from this. I would not recommend this school to anyone, especially to a family with a special needs child.
I am a parent who has had 3 children go through Compton and one starting in August. I have had a pretty good experience in this school. I have only had two teachers that I did not particularly care for but for the length of time my kids have been there, that not bad. I love this school and have built a great relationship with the staff.
I love this school. The teachers and administration are very approachable. They have a very good and involved PTSA. The coaches are very committed in every sport. Also a good mix of kids.
Review Compton's overall "scores" via this website: The proof is in the pudding. Compton E.S. is Powder Springs's low-income elementary school. A large % of it comprised by transient student body. By ethnic makeup, students are mostly African-American & Hispanic. The administration, specifically its principal, have demonstrated poor leadership at the helm. A few teachers seem competent and passionate but "challenging academic programming" is not something you'll discover at Compton. Prioritization at Compton is a serious problem in terms of resources and tax payer dollars being utilized effectively and responsibly.
Residents become aware of the potential depreciation in your surrounding property from the proposed T-Mobile Cell Tower on Compton Elementary School's playground. There are already two T-Mobile cell towers at nearby schools to meet the demands of T-Mobile's clients. Another cell tower is unnecessary!
I have had children in this school for 6 years now and I have always liked my children' teachers but what I don't like is the office staff service, some people don't know to talk to people, we (the parents) are adults and not children to be addressed in a such manner. I avoid going to the office for any reason unless it is absolutely necessary ( I also pay taxes)
To all compton teachers excellent job, classes could be smaller if possible, other than that I commend them for what they do everyday. parents get involved more and help these teachers. To start with the Principal,I appreciate what you do everyday.
Both of my children attend Compton. They have always addressed my concerns about my children and make them feel special. However classrooms cloud be a little smaller and more time with each student but I know they are doing everything they can to make sure my children are given the best! Thanks Compton! Your doing a great job!
I would not recommend this school at all. Point blank period. Its not a comfertable enviroment to be around at all. I walk in to take my daughter to class, all you can hear is screaming, cursing, and a dirty place. I like what some of the teachers are doing, and creating for my daughters education, but the school itself is horrible. I prefer Dowell, or Varner Elementary, which is now where my daughter, now in 3rd grade attends.
We have 3 children that have been in Compton. The past 3 years have been nothing but a nightmare. We saw our son's self-esteem hit rock bottom this past school year 06/07. We were even seriously thinkin about moving before school started. We had meeting and meeting with his teachers and administration and they just didn't listen to us. Our daughter is going in the 6th grade and our son will never go back. I would not recommend this school to anyone. If I could I would not give any stars.
For the entire year, I observed: Not enough / no homework given, lack of feedback from teachers on how my daughter was doing, and refusal of teacher to call me back for my requested meetings. The lack of communication from the teacher is unacceptable. I do not recommend this school. My daughter got all 3's on the CRCT until coming to this school. This last testing period, she got 2's. If the teachers don't give the feedback to the parents, the parents can't not insure success on tests like the CRCT.
I am very pleased with the Speech Teacher, Mrs. Camese. She has a true understanding of what it takes to make my child feel success. She is the epitome of what a Great teacher should be. Thanks for your kindness, professionalism and overall generosity. No wonder you are the Teacher of the Year. Job Well Done!
I am pleased with what my daughter is learning Mrs. Cearns is her teacher and she is WONDERFUL! However, there is a serious discipline problem at Compton. The administration really needs to get a handle on the behavior of the students and support teachers more. I am a very involved parent and I make sure that my daughter stays on task with her academics. I also work very hard with her teacher to address ANY discipline problems. I am not sure that other parents are doing the same. The overall environment is not good. My child will not be returning to Compton. More focus needs to be put on learning. I would not recommend this school to anyone moving to the Powder Springs area.
Compton lacks parent involvement in all areas which has a huge effect on the school. 95% of the teacher really try with the limited supply of money, parental support, etc. I would not recomend this school for any reason except it English as Second language and speach teacher.
I agree with Mrs. Sweet. My son is in Mrs.Graff's 3rd grade class and she is one of the best. Her career spans over 2 decades and nothing slips past her. I can only hope that his next teacher has half the qualities that Mrs.Graff has. As far as parental involvement and community support I'm surprised. At the FAMILY Valentines dance the parking lot was full and the cafateria/dance floor was packed. My wife and Mrs. Sweet are just a small part of the great parental involvement. Would like to see more families at Skate nite on the 3rd monday of each month.
I rate Compton a 10!! I have two children at this school(PK & 1st). The demographics may not be the best, but the teachers ARE!! They are the most caring, loving and giving group of people I know. I felt like a family the first time I ever stepped foot into the school. So you ask me to rate and comment on Compton Elementary. IT IS AWESOME!! The parental involvement..we have 100% room parent coverage...thank you very much. As far as specials? WOW!! Music(A+)...P.E.(A+)...Art(A+)...Nature, yes I said nature(the only one in cobb county I might add)(A+)! I am a very involved parent(a chairperson on the PTA) and there is NOTHING that can change my opinion of this school. Thank You for your time. Melanie Sweet (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Compton Elementary is a very welcoming school. All staff members are very involved with all students. Academic goals are set for all children to achieve. As a parent I would like to see more parents be involved in the activities that are created by the school and the PTA. It takes all of us to raise a child! The community is a great place to live and Compton is a great school!
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