My children have attended Sweet Apple for 4 years. We could not be more pleased with the teachers and the administration. My kids have always felt safe, and we feel they are challenged academically. The art and music programs are superior to our old school, and the program for gifted kids is terrific. I do feel they need a little more recess. The research I have seen indicates that recess is connected to academic success in the primary grades. They can only pay attention for so long w/o a break. Discipline has gotten much better since the new Assistant Principal has come on board, as has cleanliness throughout the building. The only complaint I have is that the PTA is very cliquish, and if you do not live in the right neighborhoods, you are pretty much cut off.
My child has been at the school for 3 years. The quality of teacher has varied from year to year. This is due, in part, to the loss of a very good assistant principal, and 2 years of good teachers leaving to follow him. I rate the teacher quality lower than I would have a year ago due to the loss of good teachers, and the replacement by new to teaching teachers, rather than experienced ones. There is significant parental involvement in the classrooms, but as others have said, that too can vary depending on the receptiveness of the teacher to that involvement.
My two children have been at this school this year. I am continually disappointed in the teacher communication between classroom and home in one class. Some teachers don't communicate easily, seldom send notes home, or return emails. The other teacher I have only been able to volunteer ONCE the entire year (it's April)- I have been practically begging to be involved. Inconsistent is the word I would use. The PTA and parent involvement/volunteer aspect etc is minimal. I am so disappointed in this aspect, we are going to try and move out of this district. I do feel the school is very safe, and it is clean. I find the office and administration fair, and easy to talk with.
This school is probably the worst school my child has ever attended. Although he has had some good teachers...overall, his expierence here has been poor. The principal is not involved within her school. We were so glad when our child moved on from this school.
If your child does not conform to their standards, they stereotype the child(ren)as differnet and treat them as such.
This school has proven to be one of the better schools in the area. The parental involvement is fantastic and the students are top notch performers. I am somewhat disappointed in the emphasis placed on bring underperforming students up to par, while much less attentions appears to be given to students performing well above average.
My child has attended Sweet Apple for 2 yrs. with 2 wonderful teachers and is very happy. The parent involvement is outstanding along with the PTA. The things that my daughter has learned just amazes me and my husband and we couldn't be more satisfied or at a better school.
Great school with high quality teachers and high level of parental involvment. Great focus on music and arts.
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