This is my daughter first year at Madisonville Elementary. And so far my daughter and I LOVE it there. I love that they encourage the parents to volunteer . And she has a fabulous teacher.
If I had to post something as of last year before the new Principal I would have given this school 5 stars! For my first child it was a wonderful experience for Kindergarten and First grade. However, my second child's Kindergarten teacher yelled a lot and scared many of the children. We had to switch teachers in the middle of the year when the old Principal retired and the new Principal has left a lot to be desired! It is really sad how fast it has gone downhill and how wonderful it was just one year ago. Hopefully this Principal will retire soon!!
I disagree. My 5 year old son has just started at MES and has only been going to school for 3 whole days and I have already recieved a phone call from his teacher telling me that my son did not respond vocally enough and that she can tell he is the type that "when she says go left, he will always go right". I was very hurt by this comment especially since they have not even given my son a full week to adjust to everything. My son now needs to have an "intervention", to decide what is going to be done next. I told he that he was just simply being shy and adjusting to this new routine and that he hasn't even been given a week and I was told that she has been a teacher long enough to know when the child won't progress. This was a very upsetting start to a new school year to say the least.
Madisonville Elementary appears to be an average school, facing a lot of budgetary constraints. There are a lot of ways the school staff is having to make-do, rather than being able to provide a quality education to students. As an example, they have moved the first grade (all 11 classes) across the road into trailers and use some of the main campus buildings for administration,etc. The first graders spend a huge amount of time being shuffled back and forth 'across the road' for everything from lunch to recess to music/art/etc. The schedules are disjointed at best, and there are few large blocks of time for teachers to accomplish teaching objectives. The budget does not allow for subs to cover classes during teacher meetings with parents, so volunteer parents are used to cover the gap. Unfortunately there is no background-check of volunteers... The previous principal was wonderful, but she has retired now and the entire tone of the school is different. Apparently, the school was over-run after Katrina, and the admin. hopes that having the new Lancaster Elementary open (gr. 2-5) will ease the pressure so they can improve things. Based on all this, we will be going Private next year.
This is my child first year at this school and how good it is to see the great reviews I have to beg to differ the principal dosen't seen so heartful actual I dread going in the office b/c I never feel welcomed. Not judging at all just saying based off my several visits. As far as my child's teacher when we had a meeting w/ her in October two months after school started she immediatley criticized his academic level comparing him to other kids that were excelling and was already recommending remedial classes for the next school year, I mean could she have given him a chance first I really hope our experience gets better at this school and that they have patience and push all the potential out of every student instead of giving up when they're not on a fast track to such expectations.
My daughter was at MES from K-3 and is now at Madisonville Junior High and excelling. My son is a 1st grader and has been at MES since Pre-K. Pre-K was not a good experience. However, Mrs. Spencer and the staff chose the perfect teacher for him in Kindergarten and suggested that he move to Transitional 1st Grade which was the best thing we ever could have done for him. He is excelling in 1st Grade this year, again placed with a wonderful teacher. He loves this school! So do we! We may not always agree with every decision but, we have the best Principal in the world. This is her school and it runs like a dream! MES has her handprint all over it. How she knows everyone and takes time to work the carline as well is phenomenal! Thanks MES!!!!!!
The principal and teachers are truly dedicated women. Parental involvement is also a big part of Madisonville Elementary's success. My children love going to school everyday!
This school has an awesome principal and the best teachers! Parents are also involved everyday to make this the best school on the northshore! Working together as a team this group of dedicated people help make this school grow more fantastic every year. My kids love it and miss it when they leave!
SUPERIOR school. My daughter previously went to a very well known and expensive private school in the parish. We moved and decided to try MES after hearing it was 'the creme de la creme'. It is! It far exceeds our old school in many areas. I feel like I'm getting a private school caliber education for free!
Principal has this school dialed in, great team of teachers, This school runs at or above local private school levels ! With a great personal touch !
To all that helped Dana and David grow into such wonderful, caring & bright children my husband and I just want to say thank you. This school has really been a fantastic beginning for them to get off on the right foot for what Jr. High in store for them. I can't thank you all enough! Way to go Madisonville Elementary. David & Cheri
This is my son's first year at Madisonville Elementary. He previously attended a Catholic school in the parish. I cannot say enough positive things about this school. Excellent Principal, excellent Teachers and excellent staff. My son is very happy at his new school. As sad as we were to leave his old school, it has been a wonderful transition.
We moved back to Louisiana from Washington State for our Little One to start School at MES. It is a wonderful school with caring and loving Teachers and Wonderful Principal and Staff. Great experience for her 1st year of school.
This is my daughter's last year at MES. She has been at this school for what will be a total of 4 years. Her teachers have all been very dedicated, and the principal, Mrs. Spencer, is outstanding. No school career is problem free at any age, but the staff of MES is always ready and willing to work through any bumps in the road. Although we won't be far, we will miss the staff and warmth of this school. A+++ for MES! Angela Gottschalk
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