This school could be much better. Yes it is a large school with many students in each classroom. With that being said, according to my child there is little in classroom management skills. She is in Mrs. Ipock's room and says it can be loud. Also she states that some students come and go as they please. This is not a good environment. I am not sure if it is all the teachers fault. Perhaps there is no assistance from the administration with these issues or management skills aren't being taught to faculty at this school. I am sure glad that my time at Fern Creek Elementary is over. Last year was it and now my student has had to play catch up in middle school.
I'm just starting to know the school. My son is in Kindergarden. So far so good.
While one of the better schools in the public system, the leadership holds this school back. The Principal has a reputation for being abrupt and rude to teachers, students, and even volunteers. While I was skeptical at first this reputation was proven true after I spent more time at the school.
My child has not received an adequate education while at Fern Creek. My child has complained that two students disrupt the entire class almost every other day. The teacher (whom shall remain nameless) says it is out of her hands. When I visit the school it is very loud. I have heard yelling and screaming in the hallways. It seems there is no structure or organization to control the behaviors. Well the principal Mrs. Rigsby must be burnt out or just doesn't care. Well, I care and promise that you my child will be removed for the next year. If you want to know how the school is doing just look at the test scores. They have dropped for the past three years.
Mrs Mcdermitt couldn't help my ADD daughter and didn't seem to care to help with getting us the care she needed. When I asked her about other schools that she sent her kids to she responded, "my kids all went to private schools". We have no idea what that response meant. What is she teaching in the public schools for and didn't she feel the public system was good enough for her own children. That is very, very much being a hypocrite. I found her response and treatment very cold. We took our daughter out very quickly and sent her elsewhere.
My daughter started going there this year and she loves it, She learns so much at Fern Creek Elementary I would not want my child to go to any other school.
me and my best friend went here it was ok. But when I went there there was a bullying issue so we left and the very next year it was on lockdown because of an incident at fern creek high school. I was ok but my parents where kind of insecure about it so I went to farmer the next year. Some of the teachers where too strict in my opinion. I honestly woulden't go here.
My granddaughter has come out of her shell where we thought she would be ADD they worked with her and was very patient she is doing great now
My daughter has attended Fern Creek Elem since kindergarten and will be in 5th grade in the fall.I LOVE this school!! The teachers are great and they definitely quit treating kids like babies starting in 4th grade.I think that it will be very beneficial that my daughter will have an idea of what to expect when she enrolls in middle school for the 2010 yr.I appreciate the way Mrs.Rigsby(principle) handles the children and any incidents.I have nothing negative to say. Also, Mrs. Blessinger is still a great teacher after all these years.We were grateful my daughter had her in 1st and 3rd grade.
Overall I have been pleased with this school. My only complaint is that for the past two years my son has been pulled from one class and moved to another due to too many kids in one class. I would rather him stay where he was initially put. I absolutely loved Mrs. Boyd. She is the best Kindergarten teacher ever. My daughter talked about her all summer. She was very caring and enthusiastic. We'll miss not having her next year!
Both of our children currently attend Fern Creek and are in the 1st and 3rd grades. We are very impressed with the parent/teacher involvement. Both are reading above their grade level. Mrs. Deana Blessinger is an exceptional teacher. We're proud to be Tigers.
My daughter was a 1st grader this year at Fern Creek Elementary and had a wonderful teacher, Mr. Josh Frank. He was very structured, enthusiastic and a stickler for order. He made learning fun. My daughter enjoyed his class and the school. However, I do have a complaint about their bus system. There are not enough school buses servicing Fern Creek with an enrollment of over 800 students. My daughters' bus had kids from Fern Creek and Bates Elementary on the same run which made for crowded bus rides. Fern Creek needs to request more exclusive school buses to service their students. Due to the overcrowding issue also came problems with children being bullied on the bus. I had to pull my daughter off the bus and make her a car rider. This shouldn't be!
This is my son's fourth year at Fern Creek Elementary and I am absolutely thrilled with the teachers and the Staff. Ms. Sheldon was a wonderful influence on my son. He has flourished and excelled at Fern Creek Elem due to the wonderful teaching staff. Most of all, my son is extremely proud to be a member of the Fern Creek Elementary school! I feel that the communication lines are always open with the teachers and staff at FCE!
My son currently attends Fern Creek Elem. in the 1st grade. This is his 2nd year and it's been wonderful. I have not one complaint about the school. The school work shows great improvement in the skill development of the children.
My son was in Kindergarten at Fern Creek. He was scared to death and the teachers/administration did nothing to help. He's getting a much better education back here in Mississippi.
The teachers are amazing, especially Mr. Paul Junk and Mrs. Deana Blessinger. I used to volunteer in her room and she always was interesting and her kids were always on task. Mr. Junk was my favorite teacher because of his positive attitude and his uniqueness. I love Fern Creek because of the new principal, but some members of the staff are very tempermental and need to lose the attitude.
My son will be in 3rd grade this year. He has been there since k-garten. I have had some great experiences at this school and the teachers. I too have had a wonderful experience with Mr Junk and also Ms. Stillwell. THe only complaint that I had was the past principal. They got a new principal this past year and she seems to be pretty good. I hope she stays that way. The academics and teacher involvement is wonderful. I son is reading on a 5th grade level.
I too have had poor experiences with the administration of this school. I'm glad to see the leadership at this school is changing hopefully for the best when the new principal arrives.
I have had 2 children attend this school and what a wonderful experience they have had (and continue to have)! EVERYONE is on top of their job and concerned about children. I have been in many JCPS elementary schools with a job I had, and this is far and away the finest one out there! Cindy
My son attended Kindergarden at this wonderful school in 01-02. His amazing teacher was Mr. Junk. This teacher was beyond terrific! Great all around school.
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