As a former 'Pettingill Parent' I'm cautiously optimistic about the new Geiger Elementary School. Faculty and staff are wonderful; teachers are fantastic. The school is now twice its former size so that may be a problem regarding student/teacher interaction. My biggest concern is the additional student population; economic and cultural differences may generate lower test scores that reflect poorly on future standardized testing. (Another Montello situation).
My kids haven't been anywhere but here, so I have no comparison. I like most of the teachers, feel the principal lacks leadership, lacks extracurricular activities, is safe, good discipline, parents could be more involved. Communication between parents/school is poot.