Klondike Elementry is the best school I or my children have ever attended. The teachers , principal and vice principal are unbeatable. The office and medical staff are fantastic. There is no better school .
This is a large elementary school with a diverse population, and they have excellent teachers. Teachers are very good at communicating with the parents. I would recommend this school to anyone.
KES provided an amazing foundation for me. The forward momentum that I gained from my years here took years to be undone by the awful middle school. I am surprised to see KES with a GreatSchools rating of 4/10 at the time of this review. I know the teachers I had no longer work at KES, but when I was there it wasn't just that I had excellent teachers, but also an excellent environment and opportunities for learning such as the EXCEL program.
My daughter has attended Klondike for the last three years and I am happy overall with the school. Parents are very involved and the teachers do a great job of teaching. With Purdue Univ nearby, there is a lot of diversity in each classroom and my daughter has friends there from all over the world. The PTO sponsors many fun activities for the kids as well. My only wish is that class sizes could be reduced a little but I'm quite happy with the school and teachers.
I too, have a "non-traditional" child. While his teacher this year has been excellent, we had numerous issues with his teacher last year, including an issue with bullying, that was never fully resolved. This school is more concerned with protecting itself from liability than being an advocate for parents and students.
I first of all feel some more current reviews would be helpful. I have been very unhappy with my son's teacher this year and find her tone with me to be as if I am one of her 3rd grade students. Her teaching style is rigid and not very flexible to students who may not learn in a traditional way. I have tried to resolve the issues but sadly to no avail. Overall displeased with the schools way of handling my concerns and have even caught the school secretaries mocking children when they didn't know I was in the office. Disappointed.
We have 2 children at this school and have become very familiar with all the staff. There are opportunities for parents and even grandparents to become involved. We are excited to be going to the next level at the middle school next year with our first daughter. We feel that Klondike Elementary has given both our daughters that have different learning styles, the solid background and curiosity to continue learning.
I feel that the principal of this school is awesome! Very involved with the children and knows most of them by name. Although, the class sizes are large. My son's first grade class has 23 students. The teachers seem moody and really push the acedemics
This is our second year at Klondike and we've been very pleased. The principal is extremely involved and concerned with the education and the children. He knows both of our kids by name. We have a 4th grader in the GT program and a kindergartener with a new teacher. We've found the teachers to be responsive and involved. Parents and KES seem to be very involved with education and happenings at the school.
Great diversity of ethnity and nationality is the strongest part of this school. But not enough quality of academic programs.
Klondike is such a wonderful school. I could not be happier. My daughter, who is in the 3rd grade, has said to me that it seems like Klondike is like a family. You can't ask for anything better than that. The principal is excellent and so are the teachers. Unfortunately we are moving out of town soon and I am now trying to find a school that will compare to Klondike.
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