Paramount is an exceptional school. I have two children attending at this time and we have had outstanding teachers. The school has a wonderful community feel. It is the most populated elementary school in Idaho, but yet it runs so smoothly that you wouldn't know it is filled to maximum capacity...until school event and assembly days! If you are reading these parent comments, I would advise you to disregard the comments that suggest this school is preferential to mormons. There is only one teacher I am aware of who is a member of the mormon church, and the principal is not. Sometimes when you look for the negative you can find it, even when it is created by you!
Paramount has a great principal, great staff, great parent involvement, and great students! The idea that Mormons are held in higher regard at this school is absurd. My daughter received a character award and we are not Mormon. I have never had an issue that I needed to bring to the principal's attention, but I found him to be very warm and kind. This is one of the better elementary school choices in the school district.
I love this school! The principal is Awesome and Mrs. A is absolutely the best teacher ever. The teachers are loving and kind and the kids love school. There is so much parent involvement that the children get lots of 1 on 1 help. We recently moved to the South and I have to tell you we sooooo miss Paramount. We knew we loved Paramount, but we had no idea how really great it was there. There are a lot of mormons, but they do so much work and volunteer so much of their time. The new school we are at is ranked very high. It had 10 stars, but there is no parent involvement, and there is not much fun for the kids. Love, Love, Love this school. Seriously the principle is awesome and always willing to work with you. When I was there I had a problem with one of the teachers. She was not a good fit for my child and he was willing to work with me and moved my child into a new class! I would give this school 10 stars if I could.
This school is extremely against Non-Mormons. All the Character Awards are the Mormon families, same family names, year after year. They don't want anyone rocking the boat, oh no....Don't move to Idaho unless you are a Mormon....glad we are moving!!!
Most of the teachers are wonderful! The principal on the other hand -will not accept responsiblity and will push you off to someone else if you have an issue (of ANY kind). Maybe you have to be part of the correct 'church group'. My oldest son for the most part was unhappy at Paramount. He absolutely loved 6th and now 7th grade at Sawtooth (getting good grades and HAPPY). Too many rules and agressive teachings at Paramount that are being pushed onto ELEMENTARY kids (and RUSHED through). I do not believe this is any fault of the teachers at all but certainly a reflection of the principal.
I currently have 4 children attending Paramount Elementary and we love it! The teachers are excellent, the Principal has a great personality and he truly cares about the children and they love for it. There is great parent involvement as well. It really is one of the top schools in the area!
We are so thankful for this school! From the principal and support staff to the teachers, they all work hard to advance our children. Teachers like Mrs. Aguiar, help these kids to be confident readers as well as giving them a love for education.
My son is a Kindergarten student at Paramount Elementary and loves it there! His teacher, Mrs. Stred has been awesome and the academics are great! He has really been learning and having fun!
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