It's a lot students who have no self control, disrespectful to other classmates , parents and there teachers, no actions taken. Student say and do what they want to in class. Student take other classmates papers and turn it in as there own homework.Its a lot of concerns at this school . And nothing being done about it. My child will not be returning to this school in the fall.
I attended this school from K-12 and left this school.Then I came back in 4th grade and been here every since.it is way different, we have a new music teacher, Ms.Lyttle, she is a horrible teacher.The new gym teacher, Ms.Nazoyn, I don't like her either.The lunches are inedible.In these past two weeks, 3 students have threw up.Many students and parents have complained about it and the school has not done anyting about it.This school is so not reccomended...
My kids have been at this school since the 2nd grade they are now in the 6 and 7th respectively, I have seen this school slowly go down, in the past I have recommended this school to other's but I cannot do this today, the quality of student being let into the school have changed significantly, the kids appear to be alot rougher around the edges, along with their parents, I have noticed the 2012 Meap scores dropped unbelievably low, but I can see why with the type of students they are letting in, I believe they are more about numbers (money) now, I am aggressively looking to take my kids to new schools, unfortunately, I can no longer recommend this school for any parent that is serious about there kids education, with that being said, the teachers and administration is wonderful, but I want my child around kids whom come from families that respect education and it's importance, not kids with behavior problems and parents with behavior problems, most of the serious parents are pulling there kids out or are currently looking for new schools, it is very sad to see a great school nose dive into a school that is mediocre at best now
the school has stepped it up thank you laurus the music dept is excellent the deans are excellent
I m not quite sure about this school. My daughter needs a challenge and I pulled her out of Southfield Public Schools in the fall of 2011 to attend Laurus Academy. Currently, she is in the most advanced class, but is bored. She has homework, but it only takes her a short time to complete. I did contact the dean and talked to her teachers, who agreed to give her more challenging work. She is still bored. Moreover, the math book that the other 7th graders (not the advanced class) are using is the same book that my daughter had last year (in 6th grade). I was assured that she was not being taught out of that book and that she is using a 7/8th grade book this year. That was a major concern at the beginning of the school year. I do, however, like the atmosphere. The teachers and administrative staff are all pleasant and know my child by name (she is not a number). And they all seem to care about my daughter s success (in and out of the classroom). My only problem is the curriculum. I think it could be beefed up a bit to compete with the SPS students. Teacher, principal & parent = 5 stars, Curriculum = 3 stars.
My 9th grader attended this school from 5-8th grade and I am more than pleased with this school...so much so, that I had to purchase at least two bookbags for her during the school year considering this school nurtures reading...unlike the current school she attends! My son started kindergarten at Laurus Academy and he has homework assignments and reading assignments weekly...admittedly...I have a hard time keeping up! Anyway, I have never had any issues with the teachers or the office staff, everyone seem friendly and professional...I would highly recommend this school...I only wish they offered a high school in the area!!!
I was excited about my daughters' enrollment in this school when then 2010 school year started.Now (less than 4 months ago)I can't wait for this year to end.My daughter loves this school but myself as a parent find the dean as well as the principal very unproffesion.The teachers are ok,but nothing to brag about ,and do get me started about the crazy parking lot.
My daughter has been at Laurus for 3 years now and we love it! She was an only child a very quiet, they found the perfect program and teacher for her. Now as a Second Grader my daughter is a social butterfly, very well spoken and a great student. She is reading chapter books and spelling words I learned to spell when I was in the 4th grade. All of my children will be students at Laurus Academy
I will be enrolling my daughter in Kindergarten at Laurus Academy in 2010. I was very impressed with my tour, the professional administrative faculty and teachers I was introduced to during my visit. From the overview, the curriculm is outstanding. The environment is inviting, clean and organized. The school is diversed and you can tell that the teachers and the entire faculty care and will nuture your child to be the best that they can be...letting their light shine academically and socially. I look forward to my daughter years at Laurus Academy.
It's really good school. The principal, both deans are very good along with teachers. I love that school. My daughter got very good scores. But, since the school is very far from our house, I have to take my daughter away. The school it's best to make your child shine in academics. Kavitha
Laurus is a prime example of how test scores don't tell the whole picture. The scores are low, but I've found that the greatest gift with this school is qualitative, rather than quantitative. The child's experience in this environment is priceless and this is coming from a parent that previously judged all schools based on MEAP scores. This school has the right environment, staff, and parental involvement to greatly improve those scores, without sacrificing the other things that make it a unique and nurturing environment for the child. I have a hard time reconciling my experience with the school and those scores. It's like there's some simple missing piece that will translate what the kids are learning and it showing up on their test scores. If you like structure and organization, you'll love this place.
My daughter came to Laurus in the 2nd grade from a private school along with few other students who came because of the catholic school closings at that time. The transiton went very well. I did prefer when the classes were set up based on test performance, however I didn't rush to change schools like some parents. Our daughter is performing exceptionally well academically and personally. The teachers really challenge the students to do their best. My daughter is now in the 7th grade. I have recommended this school to friends and family all have been very satisfied. Thank you Laurus Acadmey.
My son attends school at Laurus. When he tested in he tested at a pre-K level. within the first month of kindergarten he was up to speed and passing his class mates. The teacher and administrative staff really know what they are doin and they love doing it. They gave him the attention he needed to get up to speed. My son has been excelling at this school ever since. I love it!
From the moment I entered the Laurus environment I new it was special. Physically the building was well-maintained, clean, and the bathrooms were stocked & clean. I was impressed with the professionalism of the office staff. They were welcoming without being common and I appreciated that. My next encounter was with administration who listened empathetically to my present concerns with my son's current school and entertained my expectations toward Laurus. The instructors too didn't disappoint. They've been knowledgeable, professional, and approachable.
Our experience at Laurus Academy has been very positive. We came to Laurus 3 years ago from a private school environment with apprehension of trying a new school. It has not only been a positive and rewarding experience for our 7th grader, we also decided to bring our Kindergartener this year. Both are doing exceptionally well and it has been a positive experience all around. We have also recommended this school to friends who are pleased.
My son in 3rd grade and this is his first semester attending Laurus and so far I am impressed overall. Great staff and very involved principal. School is clean and orangnized which organization is very important! My son's 3rd grade teacher seems to be very nice also and he hasn't mentioned any uncomfortable situations so I am pleased with that! We decided to switch from a DPS school to Laurus and we are very happy with our decsion.
My child has been here for a few years and has had two wonderful teachers. I think that they should have kept the classes separated into three different groups as far as their needs instead of mixing all the children together because I believe it slowed down the progress of the more advance student down because the teacher has to adjust their teaching to accommodate the different needs. Other than that the school is okay. This school needs to get better organized with the parking and have a better system when it is raining outside for the parents to get their children and fix the parking.
My daughter is entering third grade this fall and has attended Laurus since kindegarten. I am happy with the education she has received there. The students in all grades seem to get along pretty well because she tells me the upper classmates will help them out. I am happy to mention that my son, whose entering kindegarten this fall will be attending Laurus.
My daughter has been going to Laurus Academy since Kindergarten. She will be entering 3rd grade this fall. My son will be starting Kindergarten this fall. I have been there since the change in princials and been through the issues of drop-off/pick-up; I think they have worked out the kinks and it is more structured and organized. My daughter has done great each year academically. I agree with the school, parental involvment with their studies is very essential to helping them learn. She has homework and reading assignments weekly. She has grown very much; Each teacher she has had encouraged and challenged my daughter. I am happy with the school and would recommend it;
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