I just married into this school district. I have been very pleased with the staff at Summerfield Elementary. They are so easy to talk to, friendly, fun, professional! My children have made a wonderful transition into third grade, and special needs first grade! My autistic son is doing so well under Mrs. Ford and his aide Melissa! My daughter enjoys her 'fun' teacher Mr.Shipe! She likes his teaching/singing!! I saw that this was a great community when the children walked around the streets for the Halloween parade! Many were lining the streets to wave to the children, and all I could think was what an all American picture! My daughter is involved in soccer and Brownies! The only down side I've seen in this school is the lack of racial diversity. Although the school itself is not to blame.
Small classrooms are a plus here, as are the friendliness of most of the teachers. Extracurricular activities are available and enjoyed by most kids. Parents are no longer allowed in the building without previous permission from the principal. There have been incidents in which we were never informed about until after the fact as to which my husband and I were quite angry.