My daughter attends Coolidge currently. The children in her class are very disruptive and hinder her learning. It is apparent that the teachers are dealing with this constantly as they do nothing about it. Principle is very understanding, but no action is taken. My child was physically pushed and the other child was supposed to be "suspended for the rest of the year" but when her mother came in and spoke with the principal the child was allowed back within a day or two. My child does not feel safe. The teachers are not understanding and actually discourage my child from asking questions (for fear that the teacher will belittle her; leading the classmates to tease her as well.) Sad. Obviously we will be in a new district this coming fall.
My child is doing very well at Coolidge. The administration and his teacher are all dedicated to education. Also, I am most impressed with the Music and Spanish programs; my son accelerates at both and he thoroughly enjoys both subjects. Hats off especially to Mrs. Snoddy and Mr. Frei...and all of the many caring and dedicated Teachers and Staff at Coolidge Intermediate.
My child is about to complete her 3rd and final year at Coolidge Intermediate with an A+ average for all 3 years, this can't happen in a school that doesn't have a dedicated teaching staff and an administration that has re-focused its attention to the lower elementary students... As for other misinformed comments, this school as well as the district's enrollment is on the rise, while the limited number of 'schools of choice' students are being phased out and reduced yearly, and is now at or near 5% of the student population.
I don't know what school the last parent goes to but at this school there is major bullying of students in this school ... they even had to put camera's on the bus due to the bullying and fighting. As one can see just from the scores for the shcool in the last couple years it has gone way down hill ... I have had children in this schools system for 18 years and it is no where near as well as a performance it was even 5 years ago. It is shocking how far down this school system has fallen. So many Ferndale students now go to other school systems due to this.
Coolidge Intermediate prepares students for middle school and the real world.. Tutoring by the child's teacher. Grade level lunches are peaceful and orderly. Instrumental music daily for 40 minutes in grade 5 & 6. Bullying is not allowed The principal knows all the children by name. It's safe and nurturing.
My child has had a wonderful learning experience at Cooldige Intermediate. In her three years there she has been able to excell in her studies, work on the school newspaper, take a drama class, a knitting class, choir,and particpate in the student banking as bank manager and a teller.The entire staff are dedicated caring people, who have taught her many life lessons and prepared her for her next step Middle School.
Horrible kids in the school. Bad attitudes sneaky vendictive and unfair treatment to kids. They care about rules then the fundamentals of learning. They are abusing the code of conduct. They make acceptions for some but not for others....
Horrible kids in the school. Bad attitudes sneaky vendictive and unfair treatment to kids. They care more about rules then the fundamentals of learning. They are abusing the code of conduct. They make acceptions for some but not for others....
No where else in Ferndale can you find so many outstanding teachers and staff in one building. I love the fact that when I call the school the principal herself will actually answer the phone if the other secretaries are unavailable. Parking is an issue when attending the PTA sponsored events. Both my children have excelled at Coolidge before moving up to the middle school. Coolidge not only has a wonderful spanish class but a fabulous science program with their own lab!
Coolidge Intermediate is a 'great' school with a motivated, dedicated staff. This school is home to a very diverse mix of students, made up of differing socioeconomic backgrounds from portions of 4 different and diverse cities. In a small school district, these schools continue to offer a full-service program, nourishing academics, music, art, and athletics, when many districts are cutting back or cutting them out altogether. The Coolidge PTA combined with that of Roosevelt Elementary, is and has been strong and thriving for many years, feeding the resources of the school with Enrichment Assemblies, Events, Field Trips, Teacher Grants and more.