If you have a problem on the bus, don't count on any help. They print all these rules out on the handbook, but if something actually happens---it was unbelievable the lack of support--and they put all the burden on the poor parent whose kid had trouble--they don't want to offend any of the PTO parents. Rules get a little blurry for those involved in the PTO. Then they show these movie nights...one movie was Meet the Robinsons that had a seen of kids bullying a kid---what a great example to show in a school to kids.......they should really review these movies before showing them. It's like lets go ahead and put the ideas in these kids heads who may have not had the idea before.
Durbin is a great school. The teachers are always willing to talk with you in regards to your child and there are many programs to help each child be successful. I recommend this school to anyone who wants their child to get an excellent education.
I was very pleased with my son's first year at Durbin Elementary. I believe that the school is working hard to improve. The test scores for this year prove that the teachers and parents are stepping it up. I would feel confident in the abilities of my son when he moves on to another school.
I feel Durbin does not match up with the other Hamilton Southeastern Elementary schools. My child was in the advanced classes at Durbin and was playing catch up in the regular classes when switched to a different school. I am shocked that the same standards are not demanded on Durbin as the other school in this district. Someone needs to spend more time checking this school out and bring them back to speed with the rest of the district.