Snobby/ controlling attitude of parents dictates too much. Seems to be more drama amongst parents that they take out on the kids. Judging & lack of communication is very apparent. New to this district, have an outsider perspective & see things with a fresh set of eyes. Principal is very much lacking certain skills that are needed for all. Great need for every student to fit inside a perfect little box. When you look at the test scores I feel that it has gone downhill & something needs to be done about it. Better technology better communication & a better structured education plan for all would help the kids. Parents not getting so involved and letting teachers & staff do their job. Let children fail let children work out the issues amongst themselves. Have empathy & understanding for the children that may not be in the perfect box. When these things happen as an entire unit then will communication & test scores go up. Parents just be a little nicer to one another. Have some empathy for the different and new kids. Some sort of connection between everyone is missing. Teachers are fine but with the money in the school technology should be better.
Wow, I was shocked to read some of the reviews of Winchester that were so negative. We have had such a positive experience here. I have a third grader and every time I think we can't get a better teacher the next year, we do! The teachers genuinely care about the kids and nurturing them as responsible citizens. In terms of parental involvement, we have to have a lottery for who gets to go on field trips and there are too many people that want to help for parties! Also, this is the current principal's last year even though I always liked her, I did hear of people who said she had a tough time dealing with boys.
The school teaches find. Yes the principle is short about things because she doesn't entertain parent drama. Business is Business the staff do a fine job. The technology in the school is fine for a k-5. Help teach my kids to read, write, do math..etc..it's k-5 relax and understand your kids are in good hands. Just don't bring baby mama drama to the school and you will have a good experience.
Couldn't agree more with the posts THIS SCHOOL YEAR! EXTREMELY disappointed as well! The school itself lacks technology (outdated: some surrounding districts using ipads), major improvements/updates needed (ceiling tiles have mold stains, rooms overcrowded and dark). The principal is not approachable (lack of communication skills or arrogance?) Finally, fed up with the materialistic/snobby/"clicky" moms and their children. There seems to be no attempt by the administration to address these issues to improve the overall atmosphere at this school. There also seems to be no plan by the school board to use our tax revenue to improve these items either. We are shopping around for schools for next year.
The principal Pat Messing is a terrible. She lacks communication skills with the kids & has zero ability communicating with parents. This school has 1 male teacher & has no idea how to handle young men. I grew up in Northville & attended this school when I was a child. Go elsewhere!
Unorganized..from room moms who act as though they are teachers (sending emails with PowerPoint presentations about craft ideas) horribly materialistic children and the principal seems to perpetuate that type of behavior. Its very concerning to me that in a district with great financial means and the families that are well above middle class you are constantly ask for money seemingly on a weekly basis for donations to this and donations to that when the PTA ask for money the beginning of the school year quite a large sum actually however we don't see where this money goes because the technology in the school system is really lacking. Some classrooms don't even have a computer they don't have white boards nobody is even able to use an iPad as part of the learning curriculum and we came from a school that was not as wealthy and had all these things because they are appropriated the money correctly. Where is the money going? Where is the money from all of our high tax dollars going?
The school lacks in new technology compared to other districts. I have had 4 children walk these halls so I am very aware of the strenghts and weaknesses of this district and school. Some of the teachers are great. The principal not so great. If we could move we would be due to our jobs we are stuck. Parents are snobby and material things seem to mean more to them which they pass on to their children.
We have 2 children that go to Winchester now and 1 that just graduated from this school. We have a child with a learning dissability at the school now and they found the problem, sent him to a rescource room for an hour a day and gave us work to do at home. He is doing well now. Some of the kids were not nice to my oldest, but he has high intelligence and is not very mature. They put on several anti-bullying programs at the school to try and help. The school does well on tests and the musicals are great.
i've had two children go through this institution...if your child has any type of learning impairment or disability the principal will highly suggest/recommend medicating your child to fit their needs
the worst principal , mean kids and parents .they act like Gang and bully everyone elese my daughter was in such a pain that she was suicideal.....
After deciding to move to Northville, we looked at the various areas. Northville schools are great, however, some better than others. After viewing two of the schools, we discovered the classrooms have no windows!!! How can children (let alone the teachers) be in an environment with no natural light and fresh air! This is terrible! Natural light helps to improve mood, students score higher on tests, have less absences and there are less behavioral problems in a natural lit setting. This major issue needs to be addressed to provide the best learning enviroment for the children.
I have my Son in KinderGarden. I really feel he is getting the best level of education at Winchester. Mrs Roney is very patient, caring and passionate teacher!
Like any school, Winchester Elementary is as good as its teachers. Most teachers at this school are dedicated, experienced and thoroughly committed to providing an excellent educational experience. There are several teachers that are burned out and unfortunately, the principal defends them even though parents have complained. The principal is fine but could do more. The playground was treacherous for several years and despite parent complaints, the principal did not remedy problems. A parent committee run by the PTA finally stepped in and funded improvements. Also, extracurricular activities would be a plus. With the exception of a few activities available to the higher grades, nothing exists. Overall, children receive a good education here but improvements could be made to make it more well-rounded and exceptional.
Winchester Elementary is a fantastic school. The teachers are all superior -- there is not one teacher in the entire school that could be considered 'below average.' I've had three children in the school, and have yet to have a teacher who is anything less than extraordinary. Parent involvement is very good, as is the leadership of the administration.
This school is most excellent in allowing each child learn at their individual pace. They have awesome, involved and experienced teaching staff that try to make each child feel welcome.
I loved going to Winchester for elementary school, the teachers were great, the enviroment was awesome and nothing was bad about it. Send your children to Winchester today.
I loved going to Winchester! The enviorment, teachers and kids there are so awesome, I have the best memories at Winchester. A good half of the teachers there have been there forever and its just such a cool school. Nothing to complain about!
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