Isa lovesa thisa skoolzz, it tot me haw to spel proporly.......GO PA!! It'sa schoolz of the misa topza 15%
Just letting all people who are truly interested in the quality of this school and the education it provides take into mind that there were 11 different 1 star reviews that look to be written be different people but were all written on the same day, so when you are looking at the average rating remember that some kid decided to give the school a ton of 1 stars to show that he doesn't like that place. Just letting people know.
The unsatisfactory aspects of this school astound me. Do not attend the school. It's bad, i tell you.
I would rate the school 1 star; unsatisfactory for the socially flawed environment, competitive aspects of student behavior, and use of intimidation by many students.
Hi everyone! This is my first year at Peoria Academy (as an 8th grader) and I LOVE PA! It is the best thing in my life. You can't beat the curriculum (tends to be 2 to 3 grades above normal public schools) and the social life there is GREAT! I would like to ask people to ignore the reviews on October 23rd and September 7th- they were all made by a friend that was supposedly bullied, but no one else has ever seemed to feel that way. Ask almost every PA student, and they'll say "I love it here!" It's an Eco-school which makes it better for asthmatics, and it's filled with natural sunlight. An advanced curriculum, amazing teachers, and a culturally diverse community is the thriving environment of Peoria academy. If you aren't financially able to send your kids, they offer almost full scholarships- no special qualities needed. If at all possible, SEND YOUR KIDS TO PA! It will Be the BEST decision you ever make. Come and visit!
Our son entered PA in 3rd grade after falling behind in a former private school. We were worried about whether he could keep pace, let alone excel in an accelerated academic environment. He is now in 6th grade and reading at 10th grade levels and testing in 8th grade for Mathematics. He boasts about his friends, teachers and experiences at Peoria Academy. We could not be more pleased. This school is more than we could have ever hoped for in academics, extra-curricular activities and cultural diversity. We love it.
I can't say I like the school. The student population has a large amount of slacker students, such as those who don't do their work. For instance, on one project, I had to write all 3 pages of an essay because the other group memebers did not do their work. And the teachers do not care as to whether you are stressed out or not, they just dont care. I was miserable at Peoria Academy, and I dont regret leaving.
I'm going to be completely honest in this review. It may take more than one review to post my thoughts. I used to attend Peoria Academy, and for 8 long years, I faced endeavors of bullying, harassment, teacher oppression, and degradation and public humiliation by teachers. First off, the emphasis of the frightening amounts of bullying at the school is necessary to highlight. In Kindergarten, I was never welcomed properly as a new student, and faced bullying from both girls and boys. I barely surmounted these challenges with the few friends I had. In 1st grade, bullying was probably at its highest, with a Girls Team and a Boys Team. Once at recess, I was abducted by other students and physically attacked and restrained. Through second and third grade, I was terrorized verbally by two girls, and the teachers dismissed all of my claims to to their preference toward girls. It tore me apart that they ignored my claims. The bullying stopped until about 6th Grade. This one boy started calling me names, hitting me with pencils, and kicking me with his Tae Kwon Do. I informed the teachers of this, and this time they promised to intervene, yet failed to fulfill their commitments. (To be cont
Pt. 2 of my review: Overall, the bullying issue, will not be ended unless the teachers vow to end any and all instances and occurrences. While bullying is a large issue, other issues may be considered prevailing, such as the teacher oppression and wrongful accusations. The most memorable instance of this was in 7th Grade, my last year at PA. We were in the lunch room when students started chanting "Write up, write up, write up" to another student who had been accused of breaking rules. The teachers immediately intervened, posing threats to write all of the students involved up. The next day, all of the 7th Graders were forced to miss recess, even those who weren't involved in the occurrence. I tried to explain that my friends and I were not involved, yet this response will forever make this memorable: "Well you are guilty by association, so you will be equally punished." That association was simply also being in 7th Grade. I'll never forget the time that she said that, because she was blaming me, not because of my involvement, yet because of my title: a 7th Grader. (to be continued)
Part 3 of my review: Issues - Gender Bias and Teacher Humiliation. The school's gender bias was demonstrated in in an incident where a friend and I misread a recess time for 5 minutes earlier. We realized that recess didn't start for 5 minutes, and attempted to reenter the building. Finding that the doors were locked, we managed to get the attention of two girls. Instead of opening the doors for us, they taunted us and left the site. They were never brought to justice following the incident. The next issue of Teacher Humiliation was demonstrated in an occurrence in which I recieved a B- on a math test. The teacher said "You clearly don't understand the material based on your test scores." However, I did understand, and have always been known for being a model Math student. Other students began laughing and calling me names. That day was one of the worst days that I had at PA. To conclude the review, PA is a school of skewed teacher treatment of students, severe bullying, and gender bias issues. After reading this review, think twice about sending your child to PA, and think about if you want them to suffer the way that I did for 8 long year. Please take my story into consideration.
I honestly didn't like it here. The students are mean, the teachers are inconsiderate, and the environment is very unwelcoming. I first came in 4th grade and was thinking that I would have a good time, because people said that it was good. It's not good, and while the school has good education, the social side of the school is very very bad. I'm no longer at the school, and I'm glad. Please listen to the other reviews about the aspects of PA that can use improvement.
I had the "pleasure" of sending my children to PA for 2 years. The staff and teachers reportedly said rude things to her about her.
Terrible, you cant have any good friendships or social lives at PA, its all just bullying, student degradation by teachers, and humiliation. Some of these reviews of positives fail to describe any negative aspects of the school.
Can it get any worse? The teachers are mean, the students mean, the teachers also unhelpful. What more can I say? Too much work, too much stress....
Worst school ever..........you can't have a social life, just work work work work work work work.............also mean students.
Did not prepare me for high school. I believe that those responsible are my math teachers at PA. While students at public schools excelled and roared into high school, I failed all of math, without any help from teachers.
Does anyone consider those students who have attended. WE HATE PA!! Ever since the principal from 2010 to December 2011, the school has been going down his quality wise and socially. Financially, the school is ruined. The student population is decreasing by the year. Never going to PA again, never again
Never go there. Its bad. In every way. Student population is bad. BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD! The teachers are mean
. Two weeks ago my child was playing tennis with some kids who did not know how to play tennis. He is very good at tennis and played it for more than one year. Mrs brooks is the worst P.E teacher because she said that the kids who did not know tennis and who was playing with my child has won. Mrs brooks does not teach tennis that well. Also this week Mrs Whrel the math teacher gave my child a 57% on his math homework. My child asked why He got them all wrong but she just ignored him. They were all right when my child showed me and to my child's math tutor but she said they were still wrong. Also Mr Salazar just gave my child a 70% on his classwork he did in Spanish. When my child was doing it he said that my child could finish the Spanish paper the next day because he was running out of time.Then when my child got the paper the next day to finish half of it has been corrected. My child wasn't even done with it and he corrected it. My child was about to correct the mistakes yesterday when he did the paper but he corrected it. When he erased the mistake and finish the paper, Mr Salazar still counted it wrong.
We have been going to this school for three years and our child is flourishing!
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