The teachers at this school swear up and down that they are the best and will always be. But during class time they talk about how they really don't care about us and how they don't care about their jobs. I feel like the teachers should all be fired, because the least they could do is have a little more respect for the kids considering we're the ones giving them our full attention.
When it comes down to homework, the sixth grade team just throws it at you with very small details on how to complete it. Half of the time the teachers give you quizzes and homework on stuff you've never learned and expect you to ace them like nothing. And also, the textbooks that we have to read are either super outdated or they were written by a first grader because all of their information is factually wrong.
My experience as a sixth grader at this school has been very bad. I am a new student, and on the first day of attending this school, already the kids and teachers gave me a bad impression. The teaching isn't the only part that tells you this school is horrible, just the sight of the teachers gives you a bad feeling.
Ardmore as a school is excellent I am a previous student from years ago. Very few of the teachers view their jobs as a profession these days, no passion involved what so ever. Lots of yelling at the students goes on in this school. The principal has dressed inappropriately on several occasions, and is very belligerent to students and especially parents. Not only to students and parents, but has also been very unprofessional in talking down to her staff in front of the students. She is very unprofessional and I think this school could be number one without her.
Principal Georgette L. Gregory has a total lack of respect for students and parents. Mrs. Gregory also has serious integrity issues she is currently being questioned for misappropriating school funds in order to support her lavish life style. Mrs. Gregory has a habit of acting very belligerent towards students, parents and staff. A petition is currently being circulated in the Ardmore elementary community to have Mrs. Gregory removed as principal of the school.
My children are second generation students at Ardmore Elementary. I absolutely love the school. The rigor, dedication to its students, and overall community feel make it a great school. My children are contantly having to think outside of the box and encouraged to bring in their experiences to tie into the curriculum. I was thinking about sending them to another school when we moved into the area but knowing that friends of mine also had children that attended the school made my children feel more comfortable. I would recommend the school to anyone who asked.