I had my doubts about this school based on the low internet ratings, but chose form an opinion based on my own experience. I'm so glad I did. This school is amazing! My son started in September, here we are in January and I have had nothing but positive experiences with the entire staff. I have helped out in my sons classroom, the library during other classes, attended all the after school activities, the PTA and have been very impressed. For starters the principal is so involved, every time I've been at the school she is in the classrooms helping the teachers and involved with the students. The KG teachers are on top of it! The music teacher is wonderful! Mr. Bill the maintenance guys is outside every morning greeting everyone with a smile and making sure the children get to school safely. The extracurricular activities the PTA plans are educational, fun, and bring a real sense of community to the school. My child is not only excelling academically but is more confident, independent, and respectful. This school has everything I was looking for, high academic standards and strong positive values that teach respect and kindness for others. This school is a 10 in my book!
Schafer is an amazing school! The staff is so caring and dedicated to meet the best needs of the students. The administrations is very supportive and willing to go above for the students as well as staff. Very Proud to be a Schafer Shark!
AMAZING school!!! I have two students at Schafer. Both are reading well beyond their grade level. Their reading gets better every week and their math skills are above average. Every teacher experience I've ever had has been a positive one. The administration cares about each individual child. I feel so lucky to send my kids to this fabulous school!!!!!
this is one of THE WORST schools! The teachers are rude, the staff is rude, the "nurse" is incompetent. Seems like if Spanish is your child's only language then he/she will thrive in this environment. This school deserves a 0 out of 10 in my opinion. Such a waste of a precious childs time. The school is so disorganized that they cant even get together when the breakfast time is, who goes, and numerous occassions I have heard the staff say "oh I guess we are to late again for breakfast so they just wont go again today." Great teaching...great school.
I have 2 children in this school and am very happy with their progress. One of my children is in a extra reading program that has helped tremendously. The teachers and staff are all nice and helpful. I think they are all trying their best in this time of budget cuts and lower test scores- caused by budget cuts. We need more parents to get involved, if not in the classroom then at home.
I am not happy with this school at all. They have been on the school improvement list for reading for years. plus they dont offer any extra help for those children that need help with reading. if your child has adhd they think if she or he pops a pill every day all of the problems will go away. when my daughter went to the first step program here she would make her self vomit so she could leave bc the teacher was so negative
The teachers, administration and staff are wonderful to work with. They have a lot of upgraded and new techonology for the children to learn on.
This school has one of the most student involved principals I have ever experienced. Dr. Dews not only knows each of the students by name she knows the child. The teachers are a dedicated and enthusiastic group that have been a pleasure to work with.
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