We have been bm very happy with Yankee Ridge. The teachers our children have had are uniformly terrific. All have worked with us to meet our children's varied needs. The school is very open to parent involvement and the PTA is amazing. The arts and music program is excellent. The only downside is not having an auditorium in which to see the kid's performances. Children are notably well-behaved at assemblies. The principal clearly values order and was proactive when we needed to address one of our child's special needs.
The teachers my children have had at Yankee Ridge have all been very caring and excellent. They do have a K/1, which my child was in. It concerned me at first, but the teacher was very responsive and everything went well! The principal is quite disorganized. I've witnessed her on more than one occasion belittling teachers and not treating them fairly and with respect. I even witnessed her yelling at a teacher. It is obvious over the last two years that teachers aren't as happy there as they were when my oldest went there a few years back. I would give this school 5 stars if it was only about the teachers and the quality of instruction. However, the administration leaves a lot to be desired. Two of our neighbors actually sold their homes and moved to Champaign because they didn't want their children here due to the administration.
My kids have spent their entire elementary education at Yankee Ridge - This is a WONDERFUL school - SUPER teachers, SUPER principal and a broad range of extracurricular activities. The PTA is extremely invovled and supportive as well.
our son went to all grades in yankee ridge and i cant say enough about the wonderful teachers there. they all are interested in great education and oppertunities.i highly recommend this school if you want your children in a caring and learning enviroment.