Great Oaks is a good school, but there is a high turnover of teachers. The principal is passionate, dedicated and extremely involved.
i have left this school beacuse of the stupidy of the principle bu calling teh cops on me and i now go to Fitzgerald High School
Great Oaks is a very good school, my daughter came from a bad school and I was afraid that she was going to be so far behind, but she is doing great with the help of her teachers, my daughter is very happy at this school and the communication at this school is GREAT. I not sure why Great Schools gave them a rating of 4 because they have helped my daughter so much she reading better and she wants to read more her speech is getting better from working with Great Oaks speech teacher this is a Great School and I would refer them to anyone. Signing of Happy mom of Great Oaks....Ms. Hill 2nd grade teacher Rocks!!!
This school is great!! My 3 boys have attended this school for 4 years now. There cirriculum is challenging, and they keep you updated on all events. My phone is always ringing with an update of something from the school. I especially love the open door policy, where I can go visit my students at any time to review there progress. Most teachers are great, my husband and I have had real great response from Mrs. Kanfantaris and Mrs. Deboer they are great along with the Dean's, principal and teachers! Thanks Great Oaks Team!
I moved both of my girls from a Blue Ribbon school in Warren Consolidated in 2010, and it is the best decision I have made regarding their education. GOA is extremely challenging, and really pushes every student to achieve. Teachers and deans are dedicated and caring. Most of them with school age children even have their own children attending the school. Mrs. Kafantaris and Ms. Hill go above and beyond. I love school uniforms. The principal is passionate, dedicated and extremely involved. I am so luck to have gotten my girls into GOA this year. They love it!!!!
I am so impressed with the community at Great Oaks! The teachers, principals, deans, and other staff members truly care about the well being and education of the students. Also, my kids love them all too!
My son has attended Great Oaks for 5 years. While the school has gone through changes, the end result is a great school! The principal is friendly, the deans are outstanding and the teachers care about my child. I know that my child is definitely ready for high school!
Great Oaks is a good school. The school grounds are clean, safe and well maintained. The office staff is excellent - friendly, helpful and proficient. The principals and deans make and take the time to get to know students and their families. Students who struggle are rallied behind with additional academic support and tutoring. Students who excel are challenged and rallied behind to continue to excel. Teachers utilize a variety of techniques and projects to meet the needs of all students in the classroom. Teachers ensure parents' knowledge of students academic progress through regular progress reports. Additionally, students grades are accessible online. Disruptive and negative behavior is readily addressed. Parents are kept aware of upcoming events through phone updates and newsletters. A Homework Hotline also keeps parents up to date on homework assigned. Parents are welcome and encouraged to be involved in the classroom.
My son started this school for his 8th grade year. He came from a school were bullying was looked at as boys will be boys. Not at Great Oaks Dean Johnson handles every situation quickly and responsibly. As well as the teachers truly being there for the students. This school rewards caring and responsible atitudes as well as promotes it. The teachers and students are very diversed. I am sorry that I didn not find out about this school earlier. Ms. Classon the special ed teacher has helped our son progress in so many ways. I highly reccommend this school.
I give this school an A, this school is looking and finding ways to improve itself, and at times the principle is out however he is always working to make school better attending meetings as well as doing what is necessary for this school to become the best.
I went to great oake academy for 7th and 8th grade and I absolutely loved it....the learning experience was outstanding and you feel very cared about with the great teachers.... especially mr.wesley... I loved him...he opens your eyes to a new way of thinking and now that im in 10th greade the things he taught me seem so much more vivid and im so happy that I had him and one day I hope to send my kids there as well.!!! the g.o.a family is great!!!!!!!
I attended this school for 3 years, and in my opinion, this school's quality dropped dramatically when the school moved to its current Warren location. The individual interest in students was non-existent after the school moved also. There is strong diversity in race, and thats a good thing, the uniform was very strict when I attended the school, but as I hear from my friends now, the enforcement is very tolerable, which is a disappointment. The curricular program was outstanding, but with such an awkward student-teacher ratio, there were a select group of teachers that were sent to classrooms at different times of the day. The teachers we're all very nice,but discipline was not taken very seriously by the staff. The school provided great technology aid for students, and there were also outstanding electives for students, even though they weren't optional, with the exclusion of band. Send your kids to WCS.
I really love this school. My children are academically challenged. Staff is very friendly. I really love the open door policy that i can go into my childs classroom at anytime and see what my child is learning. I also like how they post students grades online everyday and I can track my childs success rate. I know if homework and classwork is being completed and where my childs struggles are!!!!
My sons went to this school since the day it opened in Madison Heights. A few years ago, they transferred to Warren. Since that time the school has lost so much!! It is so disorganized! Communication is a joke. They used to pride themselves (supposedly) in parent involvement, now you feel as if your imposing. There discipline policies are lopsided. They change principles every year, the staff runs around like a bunch of high school cheerleaders. Most a very immature, and leave you wondering how they ever managed college....from first to worst. I would no longer recommend this school to anyone...two thumbs down!
This school is great sure they went through a lot of changes and it took them some time to get a handle on things but handle them they have. The vice principle Mrs. Johnson who is over the middle school students expelled up to 10 children last year for bullying and verbal abuse. No school is a perfect fit for every child but this one has been great for my son.
There are some remarkable teachers at this school, as well as administrators. If you get your children in a class with Ms. Gaulin or Mr. Wesley, you can consider yourself very lucky. Ms. Weldron is great, too.
My daughter is in the advanced 6th grade level. She needs to focus and study better, however, it is not due to any lack of support and nurturing from the teachers. They are wonderful and consistent. They place the students according to their learning levels and help them to improve in reading and math. She is expected to maintain a passing grade. I love the school and I will miss the teachers.
This has been a great school for my daughter to attend. They put a lot of focus on individual performance so that students are constantly challenged.
This is now the worst school ever because all they do is change. They had a great team in place and were working to become one of the best schools. Now everything is confusion and there is no direction from the school leadership. The focus is no longer on the students but on the company line to make money.
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