Not the school for your special needs children. They would rather send the student home than try to work with them. They even LOST my 5 year old more than once!!!! Several times he was found wandering around outside the school in the parking lot!!! When I approached the teacher with concerns I was told "I have 28 children in my class, I can't be concerned with the issues of just one." WHAT?!? No parent wants to hear their child is unimportant due to the number of students in your class! They do not follow IEPS as anything diffrent your child may need to succeed would be"unfair" to the other children. You also do NOT stand over a 5 yr old when they are on the floor and tell them they are bad (yes, this was done right in front of me) I ended up transfering my children due to the lack of caring of the entire staff.
Infectious disease nightmare. I had to remove my son from the school because of pink eye and strep-throat. I put him in a different school and he has not been sick since. They have carpeting throughout, and they are only cleaned once a year. They vacuum the dirty carpet 2 times a week. They also have a new principle this year, and they are no longer allowed to go into separate doors. Only 3 doors now. Front, Kinder-garden and 5th grades are open. Drop off nightmare!! If I told you about the lunch room you might vomit. Community spoons and forks not even wrapped. I found a rotten pancake in one of the fork trays! Totally sick!
I have 2 children at Wilkerson and I absolutely love this school. Teachers are wonderful and I love how the principal, Mr. Karpinski, is involved. I feel very fortunate and proud that my kids attend this school. From my experience, this is what an EXCEPTIONAL and an OUTSTANDING school should represent.
The teachers definitely care at this school. The front office staff is excellent. If you have a kindergartener I would suggest Ms. Choike she is awesome. She has taught both of my boys and they adore her. You can volunteer your time at this school and participate in many functions. This school works like a close knit community.
The principal was available as soon as I wa,lked in without and appoitment. The school was immaculate. Very clean throughout which was surprising to see compared to the other public schools I've been to. The huge and separated playground felt very safe as well as the special entrances and exits for specific grades. Most of all, I LOVE the recognition ceremonies that occur every two weeks. Eventually every student will be recognized for something. VERY VERY good idea!!