Fields Road is a hidden gem of a school! great mix up Kids The kids and Parent are amazing! The teachers are excellent and really nurture the students offering extra help where needed and with para-educators there to help as well. It is a warm and nurturing environment with a really active PTA
I had my kids in Fields Road since Pre-K, at first things were great but over time I noticed little things that I didnt pay much attention to, and didn't think much of it. Then the phone calls starting coming about behaviors my kids were displaying. To my surprise, these behaviors were not consistent at home with what I was being called about. It seemed like , there was always more to the story than what I was being told. My kids were being overlooked and not heard, disrespected many times by their own staff. (Might I add that my kids are mixed Latino and African American.) Whenever we addressed any situation that didn't sit well with us, it seemed like the staff along with the head administrative personnell needed time to get their story straight before meeting us. When we had questions about the way certain things were handled, they were quick to throw my kids under the bus. Overall the last few yrs at Fields Road was a headache to me and my kids. They no longer looked forward to going to school and I didn't blame them.
Only after moving to other place do I realize that Fields Rd ES is an excellent school for education. The principal is great. The teachers are great and helpful to challenge every student. If I could, I'd be willing to transfer my sons back. I really miss this school. Thank you, Fields Rd.
Fields Road is a hidden gem of a school! This is the 9th year I will have a child there. The kids love it there! The teachers are excellent and really nurture the students, offering extra help where needed and with para-educators there to help as well. It is a warm and nurturing environment with a really active PTA.
Fields Road has offered my child an amazing academic path. He is reading two grade levels above his own and they have him working with a private reading teacher a couple of times a week to motivate and keep him moving forward. I didn't even need to ask for this. His teacher is exciting and involved with the students. I couldn't ask for more.
The principal is excellent. She has created extra small math groups geared to each child's ability, and has expanded math to 90 minutes every school day. In language arts, students may use Wordly Wise books, which are excellent for teaching vocabulary. My child also loves the art program.
The teachers are super! My daughter just graduated and there is plenty of encouragement and reinforcement for those who want to learn. Of course, as is 'PC,' too much attention is lavished on those who prove year to year to excel in poor socialization. This is in spite of having a seasoned guidance counselor. The school does foster particpation even after school, with fun carnivals, an annual talent show, and other goodies thought up by a PTA that focuses equally on party planning and the school's agenda. If your child is exceptional in any manner, send him or her to another elementary school. Bullying is not dealt with in the very serious manner that it should, and the less 'popular' kids can get hurt...and not just on the playground. All in all, great staff, poor principal who is robotic at best, and kids who generally want to learn. Score: B.
Excellent leadership and vision, strong results. Teachers are mostly very talented-some need a little more mastery of teaching in diverse environments (learning styles, culture, soc-eco. Unfortunately some parents can be overbearing and turn-off with elitist attitudes-discourages some parent participation.