I echo another reviewer who said you might have a great opinion of this school if you have never been anywhere else. I have had kids in six different elementary schools in three states. This is by far the worst. This was the first place my daughter experienced bullying and theft. I did like their monthly ceremony for kids who exhibited that month's positive quality. However, the overall education quality was minimal, at best. I don't know if the problem was the administration, Maryland education system (which I found to be horrific), or the demographics of the area, but I believe that one or all of these issues were the problem(s). I do not think the teachers were the problem. The ones with whom I had communication definitely had their hearts in the education effort, but their efforts were far outweighed by the rest.
Park Hall Elementary School is so accommodating and supportive to my child who started school almost 2 wks late due to military move. The staff Ms Bailey(?) who was in the front office that day helped us and was so nice when I registered my daughter, as well as the rest of the Administration. Also, i would like to commend her 1st grade teacher, Ms Powell who made my daughter felt at ease on her first day. The staff from the drop off and pick up were so caring enough to make sure she knows her way to the cafeteria and to her room. This support and care from Park Hall Elementary School really means a lot to us.
Teachers are great.. Libriaian isnt so much.. but we love this school.. Very parent friendly. Always there to help. My daughter loves it. You are always in the know with everything that happens. Park Hall is great.
My son has been attending this school this year and so far it has been GREAT for him. He loves going to school. His teachers are great and not to mention that 3 months into school he is already reading!!! Very happy with this school and the staff!!!
My child attended this school for 2 years, and I can't say enough good things about the school. I was extremely nervous, having heard some bad comments, and also having a previous bad experience at a different school in a different state. However, this school was nothing but a positive experience for my child. Everyone she came in contact with was extremely polite, and caring. She even called it her other family.
Very unhappy with this school. My son has been bullied and teased the entire year. Not once did I speak with the principal. They celebrated a 100 days of peace. Did they forget the times my son was chocked and punched in the stomach?? Where's the peace in that? My son was in 2ND grade. Very disappointed in this school and staff!!!
Teachers are very dedicated..however several do not have control of their students in the classroom. Several of the students are out of control and have no consequences for their actions. The good kids get left behind while the teachers are trying to discipline the out of control kids.
Kindergarten was a great experience for my son and I, but when we reached 1st grade; I felt that my son was not challeneged enough. I felt like the teacher focused on just the basic fundamentals and didn't have enough time or interest to see how he can be challenged. I was not impressed with his homework. I just basically continue to challenge him at home. I felt that because he was soft spoken, extremely bright that he just shadowed around other children. Parent and teacher conference was not what I expect it to be. Very basic information and nothing really thorough. I think it lasted about 5 or 7 minnute conference. Not like our kindergarten teacher, where we felt a sincere connection with our child.
This school was fantastic. My daughter attended for 1st and 2nd grade. The teachers were excellent. The few problems we had revolved around a bully and my feelings that things should have been handled differently. The good feelings were about the quality of the teachers, the programs offered and the excellent care my daughter received while enrolled. I would be very happy for my daughter to continue in that school.
I have one child at Park Hall currently, in Kindergarten. He attended the first half of Kindergarten in a Howard County ($$$) school and truly--the curriculum as well as facilities and activities are quite comparable The staff is great--teachers are great--my son's behavior has remained great...and the mid-year transition from one school to another could not have gone smoother. In closing...my Kindergartener is reading complete books (beginner of course!), can count well into the 100s, can do light adding/subtracting, and comes home everyday with new science knowledge.
My son has gone to this school all grades. Hes enjoyed it and I have enjoyed it. The school is clean and in good condition. I have been happy with all staff members of the school. He has excelled beyon what I was excepting.
My son attended kindergarten and 1st grade at Park Hall. We have since moved away. My son is very far ahead with his reading and math skills compared to the other kids in his class. This really is a great school.
My son has been at Park Hall for a year and is in first grade. I have been stunned at the speed in which he has learned the material presented. His teacher is good, and he enjoys school. I am not terribly thrilled with certain policies, such as no recess for kids who have not finished their morning work, but a quick call to the teacher sorted that out. The ladies in the office are wonderful and know each child by name.
I have to say, if you have never been anywhere in the world you would think this school was great...but I have traveled and have since moved away from this school. I found it to be a limited school to say the least. Lice outbreaks, no playground to speak of, field trips to the same park over and over. Lunch was so bad my children would cry if they had to eat it. (I tried it myslef and would have cried if I had to eat it)My son even needed stiches, no one even called me! Most children are sad when they have to move, My children when so excited and LOVE there new school. This schools only saving grace is it has a few wonderful teachers, but the enviroment they are forced to work in is toxic. This school and its teachers need some help. I hope they get it soon.
I moved my daughter from a local Montessori to Park Hall when she entered 2nd grade. She has had a wonderful experience (she is now in 5th grade). Her teachers have been exceptional. The Principal is very involved, very community oriented, and very caring. I have found that it's important to volunteer, to be in the classroom and the school, and to see the environments that my child does well in, and to advocate for that. Parental concerns are listened to and respected. Teachers have open doors to their classrooms. I highly recommend this school.
What a wonderful and great place for my kids. I have a son in 5th grade and a daughter in 1st grade. The teachers are great, the principal is wonderful.
Wonderful school, I believe it to be the best elementary public school in the county. I have one child who has attended all the way from K to 5th. Enjoy the school very much.
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