There is much talk of Zero Tolerance for Bullying in JCPS schools. We hear it often and want to believe it is true. But at this school, bullying is common. Either it is ignored by staff and teachers or it is not efficiently handled as it happens often. Maybe no one takes it seriously or they are too tired and stressed out to address it properly. It any ways, it is festering like a virus and infecting kids from all grades. Some kids who are generally well behaved had been overwhelmed by the attitude and violent behavior of their peers and are copying such behavior at home. Some of the good teachers do the best they can yet still the problem persists. Could bureaucracy, school politics and policies be hindering their good intentions? Parents complain but the bullying continues. Parents give in or give up. Students are withdrawn or transferred out of the school. Tragic but true. Students that stay on learn the violence as part of the school culture and pass it on to other children. Soon they move on to middle and high school. What will be the future be like if bullying is the norm in our society? What legacy are we leaving for our children if we let them grow up to be bullies?
My child has been in school since head start now she is entering the third grade. This school is the worst school she has been in. The parents are NOT udated on their childs progress. The teacher made me feel like it was my fault the reason my child was behind due to her seizures. They let a little boy pick on my child, i talk to principal she made it seem like my child was the problem. when I talked to the conselor she made it seem like it was a small thing. I called the board and again nothing was done until 3days school was out my daughted had to switched classes. The school is NOT for a concerned parent that wants their child to suceed in life. Parent involvement is ask but, not respected. So, why sign up for it. My child felt left out and all alone at times. This is the first year she hated school. I hope her third grade year at this schoolis better!
Rutherford Elementary School is terrible. Most of the students have problems with their behavior and they get a below average on tests. However, they do not care. Teachers take action and the head administration does too. But later, not much is done and it happens again and again. The teachers at Rutherford are all different. There's fantastic teachers that teaches and helps their students while there's teachers that are TOO nice and friendly. This may sound silly, but it's true. The teachers that are very nice ends up giving their favorite students favors and learning there is not distributed. So I have to admit, don't send your children here. They won't learn a lot.
I only rated this school with one star because you cant give them zero stars! This school is horrible and as the other parent below stated, they have failed the last two years! Some thing should be done about all these school failing year after year, but as the parent stated below, the "system" is overwhelmed! I have tried and tried to get my kids out of this school for the past two years!!!
No one has commented since 2008, what does that tell you? Currently this school has failed for two consecutive years. It has met 11 of the 17 academic testing goals, but did not make the AYP ( Adequate Yearly Progress ). Sadly like most schools, with bussed children and not many neighborhood families attending, it has a poor parent involvement. The school also is struggling with a huge language barrier with most of the parents there. More needs to be done on so many levels and with so many JCPS schools in need of guidance, it seems many schools will continue to be allowed to fail... because, " the system", itself is overwhelmed with its " own " failure.
This is my child's first year at Rutherford. I love the diversity and the sense of community there. Rutherford really makes you want to get involved and is very welcoming to parents. I'm so happy my child is attending school there.
Rutherford is a great school. The principal really makes you feel welcome. The academics have really taken off. I would recommend the school to anyone. Great atmosphere great people. Most of the parents here have no idea what a great place it is to go to school. It has been rewarded many times over.
I have had seven children at Rutherford. The teachers, staff, and leadership are excellent. I have had children in several Louisville area schools. Rutherford, by far, is my favorite. My children love it there. Rutherford has an excellent family resource center as well as an excellent afterschool program.
Rutherford can be a good school if they want to, but both my kids went there 1 year. and i this year was going to choose a better school for my kids,rutherford just dosent meet the standards that i want my kids to be in.
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