When we PCSd here we went off of school district ratings on where to move to. We chose Wakefield. We were pleased for maybe the first year (4th grade). Then in 5th grade it started going down hill. Don't even get me started on 6th grade. The bullying in this school is a major problem and the teachers/staff do not seem to recognize it or be willing to deal with it. They play favorites very badly and once your child gets on their "bad" list there's no way to get them off and they (adults) target your child and are very unfair. I actually began to fear for my child's safety at this school. We have since moved to Clay Center and find the school there to be WAY better. The teachers and staff are much more involved with the kids and work to make their lives better. I also agree with the other parent that stated the homework load was too large. Kids don't need more than two hours of homework a night. What are they doing in class if they have that much work. All in all, the big problem at this school is favortism and bullying. Nothing is done about it. My child now has lasting anxiety issues as a result.
This school definetly plays "favorites" and it's obvious. This school is ok up until the 3rd grade. 4th and expecially 5th are HORRIBLE! They only care about the state testing and have an excessive amount of homework. There are not alot of things for the kids at this school because it is so small.
Very disapponted, I don't know what school these people are talking about. It's very biased, most play favorites, and all they focus on is teaching the state ass. test and nothing more. If there was another school district close I would take my kids there.
We were very pleased with this school. The teachers deserve an A+ and the principal was very involved. Not only was he present on the field trips, and games, it was not uncommon to see him working on the lunch line when needed. He was always available to parents. We were very pleased with the overall communication between teachers and parents at this school, something we have not experienced in the past. This school is a well kept secret.
This may be a small school but that has truly been a blessing to our family. I have 4 children whom attend Wakefield and they have all benefited greatly from the small school hometown academics. Even the special education department has grown leaps and bounds since we first arrived. We have been in this district for the last 8 years and wouldn't trade it for the world.
Wow, I cannot say enough about this school! The staff is supportive and understanding. The teachers care and challenge intelligent students while being there for the slower kids. They constantly re-evaluate every students progress throughout the year to head of educational problems before they start! The teachers truly care for the kids, it isn't just an act. They listen carefully to each parent about everything and even consider younger siblings important enough to allow them to the school activities. The support from this school is above and beyond the call of duty committed to the needs of the students and geared toward future progress. This is even carried over to the entire town. Great town to live in, awesome team spirit, and strong supportive school system!
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Wakefield Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Wakefield Elementary School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.