I have been very impressed with RPS. I have two children attending in different grades and their teachers have been wonderful. The new principal also seems very engaged and excited to be there, which is another great sign.
Robinson Park School is a great school and deserves to be a 9 or 10! It is very well organized with great staff. The teachers, other school staff, and PTO are constantly working hard to make sure the students are getting a great education and having fun.
The teachers/staff are very effective in my opinion. My daughter and son are both understanding what they are learning. Also if I have any questions or ask for assistance with anything they are very helpful and quick to respond.
My daughter is in 3rd grade and it usually takes less than an hour to finish everything including the 30 minutes of reading. In 1st and 2nd grade I believe it typically took her 20-30 minutes to do her homework. Once and awhile I think it is too much like when she has flash cards and studying spelling for the test on top of the 30 minutes of reading and the math sheet.
RPS (for Robinson Park School) also stands for Respect, Patience, and Safety. This year also the older students have dog tags that they give to other students if they see them doing something good. There are also enrichment programs that come in paid by the PTO and with grants from the Agawam Cultural Center. My daughter is in the 3rd grade and has come home and talked about when her teachers have had to handle situations and through those moments it sounds like the teachers are teaching honesty, integrity, and fairness too.