We transferred our children to Carpenter as "school of choice" students from a very academically inadequate charter school in Ann Arbor. Both our kids were a year behind academically and needed a lot of remedial help. They both have wonderful teachers who keep close tabs on their progress and both kids have received excellent help outside the class with reading and math. Carpenter has a great physical ed. and art program and offer lots of extra curricular events. We could not have scripted a better experience. The principal is new and is still developing his communication style with parents, but bottom line - he truly cares about the kids.
I currently have 3 kids attending Carpenter and have had wonderful experiences with the principal, teachers, staff and other parents. I love the environment at Carpenter and love that my children enjoy going to school and participating in various activities in school as well as after school. Their excitement makes me become more and more involved.
Our son has been in Carpenter from Kindergarten until 5th grade and done very well. The teachers have been excellent and Mr Collins is a great principal who is able to keep control of the students while guiding them gently in the right direction. We look forward to our daughter starting kindergarten at Carpenter next fall. The school commmunity is diverse being from parts of Pittsfield Township that range from low income housing to upper middle class. Therefore the students and parent involvement various from none to extreme with less than some Ann Arbor schools that have more higher income families.
Good school, very diverse and my daughter has a very good teacher. There is certainly a sense of community at Carpenter.
Any child would be lucky to be a part of the Carpenter Elementary School community. The principal, teachers, staff and parents are all wonderful!! the school is incredibly diverse and well-rounded. My son 'hated' school after attending Kindergarten somewhere else. Now he leaps out of the car to go to school.
Carpenter elementary is a great school, with a very caring staff. Mr. Ron Collins the principle of Carpenter elementary is kind, works at the students level, he is fair, and is a great role model for the kids. He supports the teachers which in turn reflects from the teachers attitudes toward teaching. My oldest son loved and still loves Carpenter and it's teaching staff and my youngest son has two more years and he is thriving at Carpenter as well. It's a great diverse community the kind of community that makes you feel welcome.
My son attends Carpenter, he has been a student here for the past three years. I enjoy Carpenter -- they have a plan to make sure every student excels! The teaching staff here is excellent - They care!
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