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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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Teachers at this school are effective:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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Leadership at this school is effective:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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This school effectively deals with bullying:
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Effective school leaders: Strongly disagree


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Very very bad leadership. Also, very male dominated. Teachers are fine being in subservient roles, but the leadership is always male. I find this to send a bad message to the girls who attend this school.

Develops character: Strongly disagree


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Leadership is condescending to students, it is really bad. The way the VP talks to students is horrible.


Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree


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They can't be effective, they have limited leadership support. The three in power, the principal and the two VPs are not helpful and do not seem to have ANY training in areas of discipline and actual curriculum.

Amount of homework: Strongly disagree


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Not enough real homework assignments. Will not allow for technology to be a part of home life so limit the amount of homework given. Unfair to students who are perfectly fine taking a laptop home!



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Athletic director is horrible, he is also the vice principal. Trying to discuss issues with kids with him is very difficult. The principal himself is completely clueless and leaves a lot of work to the two VPs, but then they don't seem to know anything either. Also, I find it very odd that all of the people in administrator roles are male, my husband said the same thing. The school needs to diversify leadership staff, the men in charge lack compassion as well as actual leadership skills. I also find the issues with how many children are suspended but NOT redirected into anything positive alarming.


Handles bullying effectively: Strongly disagree


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It may seem like they don't have problems with bullying, but that's simply because they refuse to acknowledge that it is happening. They would rather the bullied child go elsewhere for his education.

Teacher effectiveness: Disagree


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Teachers here do not have a love for their students.

Amount of homework: Disagree


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My child hardly ever brings homework home.




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My child is the brunt of constant bullying both by students (physically) and staff members (emotionally). When it is addressed with administration, Mr. Knox turns a blind eye to it all. When I mentioned wanting to see the incident reports for various circumstances, I was told they didn't exist and that my child probably wasn't a good fit for PSOE.



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They are so close, but also far. Pros: caring teachers, responsive administration, planetarium, goats, chickens, apiary, robots and quality education. Cons: Other parents (show up obviously straight from the bar or in their pj's), bad communication (very rarely can I send a form in and not receive a second or third request even though we turned in immediately upon receipt), inability to schedule more than just the school year in front of them (my opinion is by this time of year they should have a certain 2017-18 calendar and 18-19 tentative calendar published), the parent/teacher organization is a joke (we want to help the school, not talk about feelings, I understand some parents may need more handholding, but why no dads club helping to pay for athletics, moms club fundraising for projects, etc.) and even when my wife has volunteered over 6 times she cannot get a call back. So with that, they are 95% a great school for the core programs today, but that other 5% is what will make them a great school for decades. They need to remember the enemy of great is good and complacent.

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