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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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My youngest had been at CSD since 3rd grade and he has done nothing but improve. He was kind of behind when he started there. Now he is testing at average and above average on he scores. They help him with his dyslexia as well as have paitence with him and his ADHD. My older three children have also attended here. My daughter greatly improved with her learning disability at this school. She was placed in regular classes and passed them all cause they care about the kids. She enjoyed school once going there and has graduated thanks to their help. The other two are in high school with great grades and getting their credits cause of the foundations CSD had laid in them. They have great teachers that are very involved. There has been much improvement in the staff and how things are handled since they moved to the new building. I am proud to have my children go there. This is the best school choice for kids that live in Gary. Thank you CSD for all you do for our kids that were told by other schools they can't or they won't. Because of you believing in them they will!!!!



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CSD looks great on the outside but not as good on the inside. I have children attending here, going on their 3 year, and not much has changed. Alot of the children here are very wild and misbehaved, and the actions on this issue from staff is not helpful. There needs to be more parent involvement at this school. Some of the teachers are great here but there are a few who are impatient and unattentive. Those working in the office always have attitudes like they don't want to be there. This is a major issue that needs to be addressed Asap! The principal can be mean, impatient, shows limited involvement with the school and likes to sweep issues under the rug. Lunch room monitors I feel are not well trained in dealing with children. I've seen some yelling directly in kids face, talking to them any way like they would their own. Lunch time needs improvement! More support and tutoring programs are needed for those students struggling instead of just waiting until they fail. This school can turn around if communication was better, parent involvement, more student activities to get them motivated. On a positive note the students participate every week in gym, art, music, library.




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I have two children at thos school. K and 7th. I have found all of the staff to be kind and helpful. This is a safe and enriched learning enviornment.



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this school ohas went above and beyond for both of my children. the school treats you like family and EVERYONE OF THE STAFF members knows who you are. the Pirniple knows every child and parent that walks through the doors. wonderful school and program. only thing is i wish other parents where more involved with the school to make it even better.



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CSOTD is in fact one of the best schools around in the Gary area. My children have gone their since the doors have opened. I don't know where this parent ( who didn't have the courage to post her name) got her information from but there is strict policies in force for both teachers and students to follow. If parents would teach their children to respect their teachers more and behave properly or interact more with the school they would see this. Parents are always welcome to see their child in the class as well as on cameras which are posted in the lobby of the school. I as a parent of two children still remaining in this school am PROUD to have my children staying in this school and am looking forward to the new school year in our new building!! Our principal and staff have done a great job of getting things together and moving in such a fantastic forward moving position there is no way but up for these children to go! Mischelle DeBragga




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My daughter is in Mrs. Briggs Kindegarten class. Not only is she an inventive and involved teacher, she brings learning to life each and every day. There isn't a school day that goes by without my child bragging about what she learned. It is refreshing to see such inovative and creative activity going on in the classroom. I could not be more impressed with the staff's involvement and the Principal's willingness to have such "different" types of educators. Thanks, CSOTD, for makeing my daughter's first year exceptional.

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