the school is GREAT BUT THE PRINCIPAL is I cant even say she has followed my ex to his home cursed him out I couldn't belive my ears he recorded it She has kicked my kids out of school 5 years in a row over a address I'm not sure what her problem is but I now have a lawyer handling it. She has let 3 parents use addresses that I know of so that the kids can stay at Matas I'm happy the parents are going to speak for me. Last year when I sent my kids back to school she ran up to them COME HERE YOU ARE NOT TO BE HERE ILL MAKE SURE OF IT then she told them I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU AND YOUR SISTER FOR THE PARENTS YOU HAVE shes crazy I have reported her the the school board but she said she knows people nothing will ever happen to her WOW REALLY watch out fpr her she really is something else
The way the principal handles situations regarding discipline and poor behavior is unacceptable. There was an event in which my son came home saying that the principal was going to hit him with her blue ruler if he acted bad again and she was the boss and would put him in the corner all day. Low and behold...when I scheduled an appointment to discuss this with her, there was a blue ruler in her office??? She acted very disrespectful and as if my son was falsifying information. I drove home in tears with how poorly she spoke down on me. I'm not sure my son was even aware of the word "ruler" before this event. As he was only four! I understand that children need authoritative figures and a good talking to, but this blew my mind! To top it off, he has special needs so some (but not all) of his behavior should be handled in a loving and positive way.
The principal made everything a nightmare for us this last year. She should be fired. The reason she is still there is because she has family working on the school board protecting her job. Someone needs to monitor her unprofessional behavior and activity and open the eyes of the school board that there is prejudism in her favor from family. Everyone who has had a problem with the principal has to report her to the highest person possible on the state school board to stop her from ruining any more lives. If everything she does wrong gets reported to the state, they will have to take action and the family members will finally need to step back and let the consequences happen. My husband is working on a lawsuit against the principal. We did not have any problems with the teachers. Certain office staff however were very rude.
Academically this school is pretty good. The only set backs are as follows: 1. The principal lacks professionalism. She does not own up to her responsibilities as a principal, does not address issues, and there is a huge empathy chip missing. She is very one sided, and never researches complaints when filed. She always assumes that her staff (including herself) is always right. 2. Safety & security are a big issue. The gates and building doors are left open all day during school hours. I have walked down halls and areas that should be secured, & not once was I ever approached or questioned about who I was or what I was doing there.
I have 2 kids that go to this school. One is in pre-k and the other is in 5th. The teachers have been awesome in every grade. The office staff is very personable which i love. The extracurricular activities have exceeded my expectations. They have drama, art, band, accelerated Reader program and GT just to name a few. I think you would like sending your child here. My daughter learns alot and continues to be challenged.
My son went to this school since 2ed grade and now he is in 5th grade . The teachers are the best and the staff is great to. The principle does a wonderful job of keeping the school top on the list of great schools. They just add band to the list activities and my son loves it . This will perpare him for middle and high school band. I was so afraid that the leap test would be a nighmare but Matas teachers help my son and other kids in perparing them for the leap that my son exaully said it was easy and he pass . We will miss Matas when we leave . My hat goes off the the teachers staff and Pricipale.
My daughter has been doing very well here and the teachers take time for those who need additional time. I am very pleased with the school and the staff.
My child has attended Matas for 2 years now. I think that if your child is not an honor roll student with perfect behavior look out for the principal! It's really sad because my child is starting to hate going to school. He feels like it is a chore and hid self esteem is almost non-existant. I am looking at private school's for next year, its a shame that I have to pay for my child to attend school so that I dont have to worry that he will be left out of activities.
I have two children at Matas. My oldest is in the 3rd grade and has been attending since Kindergarten. Matas has great knowledgable teachers and staff! The school has recently announced they will become a 21st Century School - which means afterscool programs soon. Every year they have strived to implement some reward system for the children, this year is the best so far. They have available before and after-care. The Pto is very involved and they are not pushy - they would rather have a little from everyone, than all of one persons time. As far as the principal, seems she has become more friendly as the years go by - possibly pleased with the schools advancement... Great School!
This is my son's first year at this school. I cannot say enough good things about it. The teachers and staff are very involved with all of the children. It is obvious that they care. This school has provided the healthy environment my son has needed to thrive. I love this school!
This school has always supported all the students. Each year they have included new programs and new ideas to better address our students' needs, from the highest to the lowest. I have found the present administration to be one of the most congenial and caring when dealing with both parents and students. They offer all students opportunities to participate in extra curricular activities without exception.
principle is worried about numbers and not quality of education. used to be a great school-all around. Teachers are nice, can be better.
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