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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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Effective school leaders: Disagree


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Some are downright unprofessional. Others focus on the wrong things. No one seems to be there for each other. The entire county recognizes there is a retention problem but does nothing to address it. The principal encourages feedback from students and then just does what he wants to. It's a joke.

Develops character: Neutral


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They try to instill these qualities as a general rule, but most of the kids just don't care. And it doesn't help that the teachers and administration don't show these qualities.


Teacher effectiveness: Disagree


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More and more of the really good teachers are finding jobs at other schools. Even with the economy still rebounding after the recession, Chatham can't fill positions. They just hired over 400 non-certified teachers and still have long-term substitutes at every school for positions where they couldn't get anyone or the person spent just a few weeks in the system and quit.



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This school is a hot mess. The county is a hot mess in general, but Windsor seems to be sliding downhill more each year. The administration doesn't seem to be aware of what is going on with what happens in the school and are only concerned with how things look. They don't support their teachers and even talk bad about them to students. Students can cuss a teacher out and just get a talking to. The quality of teachers has gotten worse each year as more and more of the good ones get jobs at other counties. Windsor loses a ton of teachers each year, like 20 or more, and a lot of times they have substitutes in classes because they can't get anyone to come work for them. If someone stays longer than 2, it's a miracle or they're so bad they can't get a job anywhere else. The students are getting worse too. You should see how they talk to teachers and to each other. They're always on their cellphones. They act wild because they know they won't get punished for it. They get punished more for not wearing the right uniform shirt than they do for refusing to put up their phone. All about appearances remember. The kids that want to learn often have no opportunity to as classtime is mostly spent trying to get kids to behave. Don't listen to people who say Windsor is the best school in Chatham. That was true 10 years ago. It's not true anymore.

Amount of homework: Strongly disagree


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Homework is discouraged at this school and teachers are often required to allow an unlimited amount of time for students to turn in their work.


Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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As effective as they can be given the limitations that they have to work under.

Amount of homework: Agree


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It would be the right amount if more students would actively do their homework & more parents would keep up with what their student is or is not doing academically.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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I believe that they try to. However, if the home environment has not developed honesty and integrity from an early age, it's an uphill battle for teachers and administrators to try to do so.




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Great teachers, doing the best they can in a difficult teaching environment with not as much parental support as there should be. Too many parents wanting to blame teachers when students are not behaved. When in reality, if parents had "parented" their child responsibly then there wouldn't be students needing to be "controlled."



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Ive lived in Windsor Forest my whole life and i feel like a parent should not be so disrespectful and immature when talking about the school who is providing their child an education for free. The school may have its downfalls but as do all schools in the U.S. Maybe instead of believing what your child "says" go experience yourself. And if you have maybe you and your child just had a bad experience and that happens with every school. Not everyone can be happy.

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