October 10, 2006
Overall, Kerby is a wonderful neighborhood elementary school. Parents are very involved, walking their children to and from school, helping out in the classroom, doing extra projects, etc. Special Education (IEP, in-school specialists, understanding of issues, preparation to assimilate into classroom, etc) capabilities were below what we experienced elsewhere. (However, middle school was much better at incorporating Spec Ed into its curriculum.) Very responsive teachers with high expectations for their students. Population is mostly affluent here, which might make those who are less than affluent feel like they cannot compete with what kids do in their spare time (dance, tennis, travel). Because it is a neighborhood school, children live near their classmates and can play together outside of school. Strong school spirit, good playground, nice atmosphere, good emphasis on learning. We moved away, but would highly recommend Kerby to anyone thinking about moving to Grosse Pointe Farms.
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