Kindergarten teacher should have suggested my son go to preschool instead of kindergarten when he was evaluated. She said he would be "just fine." Well, he wasn't, and the instead of recommending he get an IEP, she just kept assuring me he was gonna be "just fine." Next year I had learned more and requested evaluaion for an IEP at the beginning of the year. It still hadn't gotten done by the END of the year! I have no idea how long it would have taken the next year because we moved. This school is AWFUL for children with special needs.
We had two children who attended Waller Elementary up until the fourth grade. There are a couple of teachers who go out of their way to help the students but are hampered because of ridiculous city and state regulations. Do not be fooled by some of the "scripted comments" on here from teachers because this school did not do anything to help my children. We had the same issues with the "prison-like" environment and we would get multiple updates from our children daily about how a child said or did this to them or to a teacher and nothing happened. I don't know how many times my children came home hungry because of the lack of time they receive during their lunch period!? We stopped letting them get lunch because we kept getting over charged and since the kids weren't able to sit down and eat, we started packing the kids lunch every day and would re-use any perishable item the next day. My only other distaste for this school is their lack of focus on education. If you have never heard of the LEAP test, or Common Core, please take a few minutes to research it. There should be no reason why the students should focus almost all of their school year focusing on a test.
this is a awesome school!!!!!!!!!!! the pre-k program is sooo much fun!!!! the kids really enjoy everything that they do!!! there is soo much progress from the beginning of the year to the end of it!!! they learn how to get along with others, follow the rules, letters, numbers, colors, etc!!!
Waller is a GREAT school. I have read the comments and I can't believe how some people has put their issues into words. They have Great Teachers at the school. They are caring and over sincere about the children. Parents need to give the teachers standing applause because they make sure they're dress, fed and beside their education gets plenty of hugs before they leave from the school each day.