I can't say enough great things about LRE! The principals, staff, teachers and PTA make this large school feel like family!!!! My children have received an excellent education and we have all made life long friends.
I have a 5th grader who has been at LR since Kindergarten. I also have 2 other children at the school Overall we have had a great experience. My children have been appropriately challenged. When I have had questions and concerns, the administration has always quickly dealt with the problem. I feel that my kids are still allowed to be kids in an age where many school have unrealistic expectation on children. My kids have learned without feeling like they are pressured or stressed. I find it interesting that the 1 star reviews of LR are based on 1 teacher (every school has a bad apple in the bunch), 1 day at the school, and 1 phone call to the school. I would think no matter where you go there will be an occasional bad day.
We are finishing up our Kindergarten year for our oldest child. I could not have asked for a better experience. Her teacher was wonderful. It seems like the entire Kindergarten staff is great. Kindergarten has changed since I was in Kindergarten. They actually make them work and while challenging I know it will benefit my daughter in the future. We've enjoyed learning games as her homework which have made it fun. The school has had many activities that we have enjoyed as parents and with our whole family. I hope those who have issues are writing the principal and participating to make things better. Thank you Little River!
We have been at LRE for 4 years with 1 in first grade and 1 in fourth grade. I could not be more please with this school! I am so surprised to see their rating. Yes it is a big school BUT I have a story to tell you: We transferred our fourth grader to a much smaller STEM school at the beginning of the year hoping he would benefit from the STEM curriculum. Big mistake! Yes, it was smaller but no where near the level of education at LRE (and they were a STEM school people). After 1 month we transferred back and wondered why we ever left. Never again. We have never had a teacher we didn't like. The very few times there have been issues they have been handled quickly and wonderfully by teachers, assistant principals or the principal himself. The front office staff is warm, friendly and remember details about parents, even when they don't see you everyday like some of the more involved volunteers. I can't say enough about how much we love this school! Woodstock is a booming and growing community and this school seems to be growing at an extreme rate. I worried at first but now I know this school can handle it.
Love, love our Little River Family! I couldn't be happier with our experience with Little River over the past 5 years. The staff is like our family and the feeling you get when you walk through the doors is very loving and welcoming.