My experience with the registration process was horrible. My daughter is attending this school through the T.A.G. program and I had to jump through hurdles getting her registered. I initially took her record with all necessary documents about two week before school started and left them with Ms. Gray to give to Mr. Owens (the registar). I called the follow Monday to see if my daughter was registered and ready to start the first day of school but I still had problems getting answers, after several messages left for the registar, visits to the school and her records being misplaced, she was finally registered about a week after school started. All thanks to the counselor Ms. Richardson she was a huge help in expediting the process. I thought that was the end of my problems. Then came my issues with requesting transportation. Long story short transportation was not requested correctly I spoke to Ms. Owens again and she assured me everything was done, but it wasn't. On our next conversation she apologized and said she make a mistake and she'd get it taken care of right away......So now I wait. I pray this is the last of my worries and issues with Longfield Elementary.
So far so good... This is my child's first yr at the school. He is coming from a private Christian school so I was looking for an environment that would challenge him as well as nurture him (he is in 2nd grade). I will admit the registration process had some challenges but that is due to the school not having a full-time registrar. I took my concerns to the principal and all was well within 24hrs. The principal and staff alike have high expectations of the students as do I of my child and they seem to have the same standards as we do at home. I even popped in to 'observe' the teachers and my child in the classroom (neither knew I was there) as was impressed. They also have a fun-filled calendar with an active PTO so I am looking forward to a great year!
This is a great school! My son has been a student at Longfields for 3 years in the TAG program. The quality of his education is top notch. His teachers are energetic knowledgeable and make learning fun; from field trips to unique projects they find different ways to teach the students. Also, the foreign language and music classes are a huge plus. We struggled with taking our son from his zoned school to move him here but I know that was the right decision.
this school actually satisfies me and i absoulutley love the clubs the school has like GEMS mentouring program for girls. the program guides my daughter by doing fun things and sitting down to have talks, just for girls! i also like MOT that guides and mentours my son to become a good child and a good man in the future. this school's testing scores are good and i love the way the teachers sit down with my child so they know exactly what to do. i think this school was a good decision for my child.
My daughter attends this school and enjoys it very much. They offer a great variety of programs and have a wonderful TAG program. My daughter took Chinese for the first quarter of the year and is now taking Italian. They also have a good music program.
Our four-year-old daughter attends Longfields, and we are quite satisfied with the school. She had been attending a private preschool before, and we found that the 'abecca' ciriculum there was much too rigid; her potential wasn't being tapped-into. Now; however, she is able to use various manipulatives in class. They offer a variety of field trips. Students are encouraged to participate in contests. They are given ample homework and study packets, even during breaks. Most importantly, we can rest assured that our daughter is being taught based on the national standards, so she will be able to compete successfully with other children when she enters Kindergarten and beyond.