I do not recommend this school. My 5th grader has had 5 homeroom teachers in less than 3 months. The principal was not receptive with my concerns regarding a teacher, and rather than working together to seek a solution, a meeting morphed into a personal attack regarding my character as a person egregiously unprofessional. Procedures regarding students with medical issues need revamping. My son has asthma, and in the event of an attack ORA expected him to walk from the annex, across the street, across a parking lot and up a ramp to the office prior to taking his medication although documentation from his doctor had been provided that he was capable of administering his medication himself.
This is my child's first and last year at Old Redford Academy.The school's priority sits with the comfort of the teachers.The school policy is for teachers and not the children.Teachers/administration are not as concerned with our children learning as they are with our children maintaining a stress free environment for the teachers.Any child that is not an angel will be punished with petty detension assignments. If your child is not a perfect angel, your child will not last at Old Redford Academy. Parents Beware and do your research!
My child attended ORA Middle School and the whole year was a waste. I have to agree with another parent about them not having a concern for your child after they receive their funds. You can't count on them for your child's future education.
My son attends old redford prepatory high school academy and I am sorry that I picked this school over another school where he was accepted. The teachers do not care about whether or not the child is learning. His math teacher only checks off to see if they have done their homework but does not go over it with them. Therefore, they don't know if the homework is correct in order to study for a test. They are more concerned with wearing appropriate clothing as opposed to the child being taught. I would not recommend anyone to send their child to this school. They will not be prepared for college. This school is very much below standards.
I am not a parent, but I am a student who attend Old Redford High School. I do agree with the parents. This school is not all it is made out to be. From the beginning they were unprepared with the building. I have had three different physics teacher throughout the year and to be honest I feel that this school is not preparing me for colleger or even the SAT's or ACT's. WE have not had a Homecoming or any other fun activities that other high schools have.
My child attended the branch located on Outer Dr. and Grnfield for the 7th grade in the 03-04 school year, the next year they moved the 8th graders to Sthfield and Outer Dr. I found this school to be very clean and well kept. As far as your child goes, don't expect the teachers/ principal to work with your child. They have no patience or tolerance with children. The answer to everything is dentention, suspension, and expulsion. Their detention book is over 7' thick, for things as small as chewing gum in or wearing the wrong colored socks. Once your child has been counted on count day and they have recieved their funds for student enrollment, your child is no longer important.
This school did not prepare my child adequately enough for the 1st grade. I was not at all pleased with the kind of care my child received at this school. The staff deemed the children as numbers not as children.
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