The teachers here are great ! Between my two children , we have had most of the teachers....12 in all . However , the new principal that started 2 years ago is terrible. She has a superior attitude, is very abrasive, and does not seem kid friendly at all. I have been a parent volunteer 2 -3 days a week for years at this school, and the whole vibe in the building has definitely changed. Because of this I no longer volunteer .Doesn't seem like even the teachers care for her. After having a small issue that I thought important enough to bring to the principal's attention, I contacted her( first time in 9 years that I felt the need ), and not only did it take 2 weeks for her to respond, but she was not receptive at all , was very defensive, and did absolutely nothing to solve the problem. Many other parents I spoke with had the same experience with her. All in all the teachers are great, but the there is a tense feeling in the air because of the principal.
I was a former student at this school and I was bullied a lot. Some of them by the same people that bullied me before. One teacher did something about it but they got rid of him because he would always do plays every year. But they didnt get punished at all. I heard the they would play a board game with the principal after school for 30 minutes after school and call it a detention. It's not right, because that same person would go and bully me the next year. I'm not saying this school needs to be strict, but the punishments at this school don't fit the crime.
The bully issues in this school are ridiculous. My sons teacher in first grade told him if he couldn't read the word then look at the picture. Needless to say I pulled my kid out of this school and have been paying for private school where he thrives!
My daughter went to this school for six years and it was great. 2 teacher stood out as excellent , unfortunately the principal is horrible. Thank goodness she has left this year. My son goes their now and he is going into 5 th grade. He was in the split class and myself and my son were not fond of it. Hopefully this August the new principal will be friendly and approachable
My son attends Fox Meadow he really loves it!! People complain all of the time about u46 being an awful school district, but I really can't complain. We are involved parents who care about the education our son is receiving. So far it has been outstanding!! Thanks Fox Meadow
I have been overall satisfied with the education my daughter is getting at Fox Meadow. I am however disappointed in the behavior and responses by the principal to numerous situations. One of those directly involving my daughter. The education seems to be below average compared to other elementary schools in the district. I would like to see more creative and experiential learning in the classroom.
My child has attended two other elementary schools, of which I feel FM is by far the worst. There really is no anti-bullying policy in effect. The extra curricular activities are poor, and do not appeal to a wide range of children. The teachers do a poor job of keeping the class in order. My child had 32 in the classroom at the beginning of the year, and now have a split class to make 25 now. The lack of real parental involvement at home with school work really shows in the classroom. Children could care less about grades. The teachers let other children grade papers, and my child has more wrong than should have been. It didn't matter to the teacher, and she left the grades the same. If more public schools are like this one, its no wonder our children are not suceeding as they mature.
I loved their Kindergarten classes and teachers. My child's teacher has been a Kindergarten teacher for 21 years. Their PTO is great. The services they offer as far as social workers, occupational therapy, and speech therapy are incredible and the team work between the teachers and reat of the staff is great. They really put the kids above all else.