Could not ask for a better school. My child is in Kindergarten this year and at mid-way through the year she has far exceeded all levels of achievement expected by the state. She is reading on a first grade level, math skills are on a first or second grade level. What a spectacular school.
This school is full of talented teachers and people who care about kids. We have a new principal in 2007-08, so the environment may be changing somewhat... hopefully, just a continuance of the same standard of excellence that Collins Lane has always strived for. At this moment, staff morale is good and hopes are high for continued success this year in CATS testing. The school itself is made up of mostly middle class to upper middle class caucasian students. Very small mix of other ethnic groups includes Hispanic, African American and Middle Eastern. The free and reduced lunch percentage is around 30%, which is just high enough to allow them to receive Title I funds for literacy and reading recovery programs. This would be my public school of choice for Franklin County, for sure.