My two children have done very well at Georgetown. This school offers great programs that address the individual needs of each student. The teachers are wonderful and communicate with me as to my children's progress. I would definitely recommend this school!
I have 2 children that attended Kindergarten through fifth grade at Georgetown. My eldest child attended Project Arrow, an accelerated program which provided the challenges he needed to excel in his studies. He was a consistent "A" student - but boredom would set in quickly if he was not challenged by his teachers. Project Arrow helped my son to always think outside the box - which he still does to this day. My second child attended regular classes at Georgetown. Her teachers knew what it took to keep each class interesting - but fun at the same time. Every day she would be so excited to come home and show me her work and tell me about her day. In fifth grade orchestra she was introduced to the Viola, and learned to play quite beautifully. I have to say that thanks to the quality of teachers and the excellent curriculum offered at Georgetown Elementary School, my children received the best beginning of their education.
My son is a 2nd grader and is thriving at this school. The reading curriculum is fantastic and he was learning far ahead of his peers in other schools. There is a large hispanic population with english as a second language. The school recently developed classes for ESL students which I think has benefited all students. I was very happy with his kindergarten and first grade teachers. They took time to get to know my son and kept him challenged. There is a strong group of parents that participate in programs, PTA, volunteer. It is typically the same group that is most active in the school. There is a new principle this year, but otherwise I have found the rest of the administation very helpful.
Georgetown Elemntry School is excellent for families sending kids to Grade K-5, THe pricipal Ms. Kim pays personal attention to all all programs and PTA involvement, Kids gets challenged more and more to help them grow an learn concepts, Excellent and experienced teacher, can not expect more
All public schools unfortunately teach to the lowest common denominator, and the LCD here at Georgetown is far lower than what my child needs. Kids how excel do get some individualized attention, but for the most part, they're bored because they are not being challenged. Some teachers are good, a few are great. All the schools 204 utilize the Everyday Math Program, which is an atrocity and a severe injustice to our children's mathematical education.
Complete lack of parental involvement and therefore accountability for their children's success in education in this area. The same parents appear over and over, and the ones that are absent, stay absent. It makes no sense why were are zoned to go here since we are so much closer to Gombert, but I suspect it's the local gov't way of keeping the district's 2 title 1 elementary schools all together in populus. I drive my kid (even though we're on a bus route) b/c of the troublemakers on the bus. SO many kids are SO behind in this school b/c parents aren't involved or choose not to learn English and therefore cannot help their students. It's so sad for those kids. I can, however, say that the teachers there are for the most part just phenomenal. they really do care about these kids and their success. I really like the principal as well. She is very involved. Fortunately, my son is performing well because education is highly valued here at home, and that's where this school fails: it's the parents. SO much of education at this age starts and ends at home. Wake up, parents! You do your children a great disservice by not being the biggest part of their education from very early on.
Had 1 child in georgetown for 5 years and have a kindergartner going this year. Teachers are GREAT!!
I have had kids in this school for 5 years now... and the teachers are phenomenal! Very involved and very caring! Great school all around!
Students can be challenged a little more. Some teachers have the perfect expectation. Pleasant attitude and demeaneour through out the school. Parents regulary involved and many ask to volunteer during class activities.
Georgetown has wonderful teachers and great programs. The parents definitely need to be more involved in the PTA and with their own children's education. Mr. Steve Selle (principal) is always available to handle any issues.
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