Averill is a great Spanish Immersion School. The teachers are very qualified and very caring. The principal is great. You really cannot put a value on being bilingual. The test scores don't show that value & the benefits of dual language education are really not seen until much later on. This type of dual language education is often only for the rich. I am glad that my kids have that same opportunity. I choose to go to Averill as it is not in my assigned area & would take a diverse learning environment and Spanish immersion over any East Lansing or Okemos school any day. Can't put a price on that in today's world. Also, the teachers are very open to talking about any issues you are concerned about & even offering suggestions. One of the teachers when I told her about a concern in Math said well it is my job to assist in the learning and I am going to work on this and get more informed on how I can better address the issue!
We love Averill school. The teachers are terrific and there are all sorts of after school enrichment activities as well. Both the Spanish immersion program and the regular program are wonderful.
Great Spanish Immersion Program. My kids really enjoy it there. I have a daughter is 3rd grade and one that will begin pre-school next year and i am very excited about all of the opportunities for them.
I have two children currently at Averill and one who graduated from there last year. The school has been great the teachers really care and if there is ever an issue it usually gets resolved promptly. My daughter is still excelling at her new middle school so I know the education she received from Averill was top notch.
I have had a great experience with Averill. The teachers are awesome! The spanish program is an asset to the Lansing schools and the students in the program.
My son is in Kindergarten at Averill Elementary. He is in the Spanish Immersion Program that the school offers. The school staff members involved in the program are very passionate about offering their students a language immersion experience. My son is excited about learning all content areas and enjoys his classmates. The school community actively participates in city sport recreational leagues which helps to build community.
I have a daughter in the Spanish Immersion program at Averill. She is currently in the 1st grade. She has been in the program since pre-k. We absolutely LOVE this program. My daughter is reading in English and Spanish. All her teachers are very dedicated and truly care about the kids. I appreciate that fact that the staff is accessible and encourages parental involvement
My daughter is in the Spanish Immersion program here. She started the program in their preschool and now she is almost done with Kindergarden. I have to say that I am amazed and the amount of information the kids are learning and retaining. They are learning the skills they need to open doors for them in the future. This program works if you are an active parent who works with your child at home on the English language. I can say that my daughter can read just as much in Spanish as she can in English. I love this program and the opportunities she will have because of it. Also, Sra. Hernandez & Mrs. B are amazing teachers!
The staff at Averill Elementary work with some difficult children, who are facing tough battles in their young lives. They respond with love, patience, and structure. I can't say enough about the wonderful education that I received learning how to be a teacher with the staff at Averill Elementary. My deepest gratitude.
We have a daughter in Ms. Miller's kindergarten class. She is a great teacher and person (even for a Spartan fan). Not only has she done a wonderful job teaching our daughter, she genuinely cares and loves the kids. It's been a joy watching and helping our daughter learn as well as getting to know Ms. Miller. I' give Ms. Miller 5 stars (Thanks Teach)and the school as a whole 3 stars as it does lack encouragement for more parent involvement, at least for the kindergarten level.
I am a parent of a Kindergarden student in Ms. Miller's class. I couldn't ask for a better teacher for my child. My son thrives in Ms. Miller's classroom. He has been through so much change in the last year and had some behavioral problems that have been pretty much taken care of. I believe that if my son had gotten any other teacher he would not be thriving the way that he is. I am kind of irate about the Administrator in the school. The Administrator is not supportive of the teachers there at all. Our voices are not being heard on the end of the Administrator. We understand that not all of our concerns are going to be changed, but they do need to be addressed. At this point we are only being brought in to voice our opinions after a decision has already been made. WRONG!
Parent involvement is not encouraged, especially if identified with special needs. Some of the tenured staff is not willing to try different teaching styles that would encourage mainstreaming. Resource room is more like a separate/independent study instead of being supplemental to general education curriculum. Quality of academic programs would improve with more parent involvement.
My child had a very good first grade teacher at Averill. Needless to say as soon as my child was identified with a Special Need his second grade teacher was not willing to implement any accomodations and modifications in his General Education classroom. The easy solution for this school is to lump these kids in their Resource Room. The Principal was not supportive because she is to intimated by some of the tenure Teachers. The Principal is more political then Parent friendly. She is not capable of dealing with Parents who questions her staff. As a result of this experience my son will be repeating the second grade at a different school, although averill has promoted him to third grade. It alarms me that they are actually setting these special need kids up for failure by not promoting positive self esteem and recognizing that they are general education students first.
I removed my son from Averill after being enrolled for 6 months - From my short experience, I didn't like the way the staff interacted with the children. The teachers generally spent a lot of time disciplining children, they hadn't quite figured out 'how' to teach them, parent involvement was very low.
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