Love the music and art programs. My kids come home with beautiful creative artwork and enjoy music. These programs are crucial to a great education. Each classroom should implement these into everyday learning. I dont see enough creative projects coming home only boring worksheets that the kids are just burnt out from. Where are the erupting volcano projects and shoebox displays?!
The school has some very qualified teachers and some not. The school seems to be a great school reading about the school and on the district website. The School does not conform there teaching methods for students from the principal to staff. If you requests extra help for your child you have to fight tooth and nail. When you do the school does not have the expertise or the experience for implementation. Compared to other local school districts this is a very unorganized school. My family has considered moving for structure and expertise in the school.
This school uses the Everyday Math method to teach math. Many parents have had to spend countless hours tutoring (or pay a tutor) on basic math functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and of course division) to cover what EDM fails to. Children who cannot perform these basic functions are instructed to use a calculator. Many children have a hard time with real world math when they get to Jr. High or High School. In addition, this school teaches phonics, a method that is proven not to work when helping children to spell and/read. Faculty does not work with the parents/children who have learning issues. Poor leadership.
My children have only attended Churchill, but are testing in the 99th percentile for reading, and 94th percentile for Math. I've compared Churchill's test scores to those from a top(in the State's school district rankings) elementary school in my hometown(where homes cost 2-3 times what they do in this district) and they are an equal match. I am very pleased with all I have encountered at Churchill. There will always be reviews from disgruntled parents, but I personally give Churchill an "A".
On the outside appears to be a good school, but once you dig deep and start interfacing true colors surface. Typical breakdown in our educational process is real evident at this facility starting at the top.
This school has a very nurturing environment where good character is stressed. Bullying is not tolerated. Every child is made to feel welcome and every child can succeed at Churchill. The teachers are very caring and helpful, and all students can get all the help they need. Of all the schools my daughter has attended, Churchill is the very best.
I love Churchill because the principle and staff trully care about their students. I have had a wonderfull relationship with all my kids teachers. They really try to excell to reach each childs full potential. Go Mustangs.
We moved from WPB and I was very nervous about the move and school although I had done my homework.But very soon my son adjusted and was very happy. The school principal Mrs. Nelson, is just outstanding along with her staff and teachers. The thing which surprised me most was all the staff including the principal knows each and every kids name.
The dedicated staff are excellent at putting the needs of the children first, and keeping in constant communication with the parents. Parents have no choice but to be involved in their children's education (as it should be) which helps the children remain interested in their own education, and allows all students at Churchill to excel at their schoolwork.
We are a fairly new school with big ideas and big hearts. All of our students and staff come in each day with smiling faces and ready to excel. The sense of family and comfort each parent receives from Churchill and it's staff makes us all proud to be involved with such an outstanding starting point for our children. Go Mustangs!
My granddaughter attends Churchill! Teachers have been so very personable and professional! They encourage family involvement, even extended family like myself!
A schools success or failure starts at the top, and with Christine Nelson (aka Laughlin) running the show at Churchill Elementary it couldn't get any better. Walking in you immediately feel the sense of organization, love, and comfort from everyone on staff. As in any environment you have your good days and tough ones but you never feel your walking alone in the journey of raising your kids and solving the problems on those tough days. The education is some of the best I have experienced with a bent toward technology. The classload carries multiple physical education periods each week keeping the kids healthy in body and mind. The spirit is kept healthy through their character counts assemblies. My kids even get to experience art, music, and learning about the library will getting all the standard daily doses of mathematics, reading, social studies, and science. Their diet A+ thanks to the staff and district curriculum. I couldn't be more pleased. Thank you.
I'm not the least bit impressed the curriculum is sub-par at best. The extracurricular offerings are limited.
Great school! Highly recommended! We came from a top-rated school district and were fearful that we would be jipping our kids out of a better education, but we were very wrong. Our son struggles with reading disablities. His teacher and staff were wonderful in helping him overcome his frusterations. The overall communication between parent and teacher enables the school to be a successful learning place!
Excellent school, tremendous parent involvement, excellent teachers and administrators
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