My kids have been in this school for 4 years, it was a MUCH better school in the past. I feel my kids are not learning as much as they need to. Some teachers are amazing! Others are a joke!! They have a lot of activities for parents and children to attend. If your child struggles you don't want them here!! Unless you want an easy way out of having to deal with their struggles. They do go above and beyond for families with transportation and ect. There is not one on one student and teacher time!! The Pre-school program is TRULY AMAZING!! This school is not all bad, but its not all good either.
the over all of this school is good! but if your child is having a hard time or needs extra help after school tutoring go else where
Excellent school, teachers are awesome, everyone is involved. No after sports team but they are big on academics. I rather send my child to a school that focuses on EDUCATION instead of SPORTS.
My children attend this school currently, I am happy with the education the teachers provide, but the administration there is a joke. They promised from the first day of school that they were going to upgrade to a new building. Thus far nothing, they blame it on the state...Also the end of the day is hectic to say the least, parents line up all up and down the hallway, parents have to wait on the main rd for a chance to pull in to even pick their kids up, it's insane. I had a complaint about one of the school social workers and tried to file a complaint, I followed the chain of command, called the principal with my concerns and never even got a courtesy call back regarding my issue! Another factor for families to consider is the early release days every other Wednesday. For parents that work, it's very difficult to say the least. I will be putting my kids in another school immediately. I would recommend to go in and see how inefficient it is for yourself, then you can make the best decision for your family.
this school allows bulling of mentally handicapped. my son gos to this school is constantly teased and beat upon by other students and when he trys to defend himself hes the one that's gets in trouble.
Mrs. Hoover is an awesome consular!! The school it self is safe,respectful and ready to LEARN!!!
This school is a wonderful, safe environment. The standards of excellence are high and students are deeply cared about. The staff at this school are very caring and talented. They have school-based mentoring programs for struggling students and many other academic interventions!! The administration will do whatever it takes to provide an excellent learning environment. I LOVE this school.
I love this school!! They give my child a lot of one on one that he needs. They do not give up on your child if they struggle in a subject. They work even harder until they get it. Thank you 2nd grade kalidoscope reading!!! My son struggled a little bit but now he is doing wonderful. He loves school.
i use to attend this school and found that the teachers work with the students to make sure they understand the work before proceeding on withe the lessons/work
There's a lot of pride to be had in this school. I have nothing but great things to say about the teachers and the staff. If your child isn't making you proud at this school then you have no one to blame but yourself and your child.
WOW!! Teachers and staff go out of their way to support every child that attends Richfield Public School Academy. The education goes above and beyond many of the districs schools and no child is left behind. Parents can be involved with your child(ren) and their school at anytime of the year. R.P.S.A's Mr. Mcdowel puts on programs after school for families to gather and learn about culture, activities, or even a movie night and he goes all out to even serve dinner! Wow! I can't say enough positive things for R.P.S.A and their is so much going for the school and the children that attend! Their are so many programs before school, during school, and after school that your child can attend, whether kindergarten or 8th grade. Let's give R.P.S.A 5 Stars. Thank You R.P.S.A!
I am a teacher at RPSA and it was very disheartening to read some of the posted comments. One in particular is obviously outdated, since our building has been done for over a year now. The school is unique and after school activities are minimal, but anyone who enrolls their child should be aware of these things ahead of time. The academics and high expectations far exceed any Flint school. With SUPPORT FROM PARENTS the students will recieve a stellar education!
i go to this school and its so awesome i love all the teacher and the kids a easy to get along with. i love this school so much and i hope some of or kids come here. Im a student and I've been going to this school for almost 4 1/2 years i think or its 4 years but this school would be willing to have your kids at this school!
My daughter attened school at RPSA from the first day it opened until June 2007. Only changing because we moved. It was an exceelent environment and learning experience for her. The teachers we had were amazing and really cared about the kids. This school is a wonderful place and the other reviews really surprise me. The new building has been completed. It is lovely.
My daughter played out what she has lived through in school one day when we were just playing a make believe game of school. She started yelling at the top of her lungs mere inches from our faces when she percieved we did something wrong. we asked her if thats how it was at school and was given many shocking details of how loose the classrooms really are and how the staff just don't seem to be able to deal with kids. I ca't give this school even one star.
My child has been going to the school since the school first opened. The first year was great!Then a new principal took over and things have been horrible and at a stand still ever since. The faculty's moral is low. The school was supposed to have a new building built and it never happened. The school is over crowded and they don't have enough room. They say they are going to do certain things and do not follow through. The Spanish and Music teacher don't have a classroom. They have small carts and go to each class to teach.They need longer lunches and longer outside play for the children. The school is too small and doesn't offer expansion for the kids, building, or faculty. There is No parent involvement, art teacher, and after school activities. Extended days 8:00-3:45 which is horrible. Short summer break. I am very disappointed!
RPSA trys to be a good school and if your only choice is this or Flint I would choose RPSA. However, their discipline policies are lacking, and students are allowed to call home whenever they feel the need. The upper grades are frequently out of control, to the point where my daughter comes home with a headache because of the noise volume. There isn't much help available for special needs children, and there are very few after school activities. One of their best teachers left this past year and moved to Florida which was unfortunate. On the academic end they have an interesting program for social studies called paragon which teaches the children about many different cultures. There are several computers in each room, and they have music and gym a couple times a week, however there is no art class.
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