I can't say enough about how much I love this school. This is my third year as an Oxbow parent. The teachers are fantastic; both my daughter and I have literally cried at the end of the year to move on from teachers! The principal is wonderful and puts a great emphasis on safety and security. But at the same time, he is very approachable and warm. The atmosphere and parent involvement is the best I have ever seen. I am truly blessed that my kids are Oxbow Owls!
My child has been at Oxbow for the past 4 years and I have been nothing but pleased with the experience. The teachers are fantastic and my son has always had the support he's needed- I believe my child is excelling academically and socially because of all of the resources he has available at this school. There are students from diverse backgrounds that I also feel give him a good world perspective as well. The new principal has done a wonderful job with new programs and morale overall seems very good. The office staff are always friendly. I realize it's easy to look at test scores and think something is off at a certain school, but every child is different and my child's test scores are strong, meaning that he is learning all that he should when compared to other children taking the same tests in the state. I have nothing but good feelings about Oxbow and I'm a proud parent.
My son spent two years at this school and if it wasn't for the teachers we would of left immediately. I was supposed to have an appointment with the principal that never happened. Kept rescheduling it until I finally gave up. She referred to my child as a problem child.. His teacher had to step in and correct her on what type of student my child is. Completely unprofessional. If you're not a part of the "clique" you're not welcome. Would recommend not sending your child to this school.
My child started going to this school in 2009, when the new principal was brought in.and the school rating was a 9... The office staff is wonderful, the teachers are fantastic, and the kids all love the lunch lady! However, the disciplinary actions taken against bullying is awful, the children only get 4 min.from the time they sit down, to eat lunch, and are forced to throw out the rest of their food, the recess personnel are not observant, and when told of negative actions, just tell the child to stay away from the kids that are picking on them, and the women in the lunch room, are extremely rude to the kids, don't allow talking during lunch. If it weren't for the fantastic teachers, and the help THEY offer, our children would no longer go to this school. It's a shame, the old principal comes in to sub time to time, and shows great care and pride for the school, staff, and most importantly, the students,, the current principal, seems to not care at all, and I've talked to other parents who's children had the old principal, and say the same. I now see why the schools rating had dropped!
I went to Oxbow, and enjoyed every year spent there, the school helped me get my act together and now that I am in highschool, behavior issues are a thing of the past. The teachers there are great and very helpful, i respect them all. Thanks to my teachers for helping me be who i am today. :)
I have never written a review before; however, I had to write one about Oxbow. It is a wonderful school. My son has a rare condition called Central Auditory Processing Disorder. It was first discovered by his speech therapist at school. His teachers have helped in with all areas of learning that this disorder affects. They have done so lovingly and without causing him to feel 'different'. My son has also had trouble with some students on the bus bullying him. One phone call to the principal Mrs. Berry and all was handled. If any more incidents occur I know she will handle them. His teacher last year, Mrs. Nardell, was bar none exceptional, as is his main teacher this year Mrs. Plezia and also Mr. Renlund. My children transfered last year into Oxbox from a private school. The quality of education and commitment from the teachers/staff is excellent!
My son attends Oxbow after being transferred from Baker Elementary. I have read every review here and I must say that there has got to be some other issues in play with the persons giving unfavorable reviews of the school. First off, this school does NOT frown on accelerated learning! My son's teacher, Jodi Bolyard is one of the best teacher's I have ever met! She is the most supportive of individuals imaginable, and takes an interest in every child she teaches. As for the front staff, they go out of their way to make sure that you are accommodated in any way possible and that goes for the Parent's as well. My son has had some 'incidents' with other students or on the bus and the principal handled things immediately and duly. So, other issues with other parents posting here must not be known. Oxbow is a great school!
I absolutely love Oxbow and think the entire staff is great. I read the reviews about the principal and I have to disagree with them. She is very committed to the children and truely cares about what she does.