It doesn't happen here that I have seen.
Sure kids may get a little out of line and say mean things but once it is brought to attention of staff it is taken care of! The principle last year pulled my son and another boy in his office to find out why that kid had a problem with my son and it was a misunderstanding and they are now friends. How awesome is that!
I have had 2 boys at Deerfield and now just 1. I don't have a bad thing to say about any of the wonderful staff. They are all very pleasant and helpful! We love Derrfield and wouldn't want to be anywhere else!
I have two boys, one in kindergarten and the other in 2nd grade this year. We just transferred from Rochester School District (Long Meadow) this year. What a great school! The principle is very involved with the students and the teachers my children got this year are wonderful. They really seem to have good control of their classrooms and my boys truly enjoy going to school everyday.