We could not be happier. Our children have many friends and love going to school. The teachers stay in constant communication with us. The other EXPO families have strong social values that match ours and our kids love the Principal. It is one of the few schools that appeals to many different types of students and then achieves with the students as well. Great place to be.
I love this school and would not want to work anywhere else. The staff are professional and the students and families are wonderful. What sets us apart is the parent involvement and the joy for learning. As principal, I work hard to make sure every child has a wonderful school experience.
Not recommended for gifted/talented students. Expo claims to practice differentiated instruction, but the fact of the matter is that the school is simply too large to do so. In fact, it's unrealistic to expect a teacher to differentiate curriculum when there are 28 students in a classroom. Students that are more advanced than their classmates are not permitted to work to their ability and therefore gifted/talented students are not challenged. Gifted services at Expo consist of the Gifted Specialist visiting each classroom once a week for a few minutes to conduct brief brain-building exercises with the entire class (not just the gifted/talented students), and the irony is that these services do not address or benefit the gifted/talented student! The "gifts" and "talents" of the gifted/talented student go to waste at Expo.
Expo does an amazing job within the constraints--budget and otherwise--of the district. The principle is awesome, and the parents are very involved and friendly. We have to drive 20 minutes each way to take our kids there. Because of this, we enrolled our kids in a closer school. Now we are trying to get them back in. We all really miss it terribly!
We're delighted with EXPO. It's a larger school, which leads to a lot of great resources and opportunities (art, music, and science from Kindergarten on), but our child has never gotten 'lost' or treated as one of many. On the contrary, they are exceptionally responsive, smart and flexible here. Many of the teachers have come here from other schools--Expo gets the best in the distrcit. Also wonderful is the on-site Discovery Club, which is less a daycare program than an adjunct learning experience. Could not be happier with EXPO.
After getting rave reviews from many of our friend's whose kids completed all of their elementary years here we've been very disappointed. The lack of communication and the lack of experience on the part of the principal seem to be the two biggest hurdles.
EXPO has provided two of my children with an excellent education, great character development, and the opportunity to make wonderful friendships. The principal knows most of the kids and parents and is very approachable, knowledgable, and competent. I would recommend this school.
What a great place to be!! This is the third year my family has attended EXPO. I always feel welcome and my children love going. My children love their teachers and the principal.
EXPO is an excellent school. My son just finished his Kindergarten year and I cannot say enough good things about the school. All of the Kindergarden teachers are excellent, the director of the Discovery Club (before and after school care) is wonderful and the principal is awesome. My son tested as 'gifted and talented' and he was challenged and interested in school. Because the school is bigger (5 classes in each grade) they can afford all the specialist (art, music, science, computer) and still keep class sizes small - only 23 in his class last year. Great community of parents too. Overall a wonderful school.
We pulled our child out of this school. The school lacks organization, leadership, and a sense of teaching to the basics. Special education services are lacking.
My son is a bright, verbal child who was very unhappy in his previous school because the teachers there felt he was too energetic. Expo has been a fantastic school environment for him because the teachers, administration and staff accept him for who he is. He has been encouraged to apply his creativity to learning, to working hard, and to becoming a good leader. I couldn't be happier!
I always feel welcome when I go to the school; from the secretaries and principal in the office to the teachers and students in the classrooms. I enjoy going to EXPO on a weekly basis and I always see something that makes me smile and confirms my decision to send my children there.
One of the few schools that tries to meet every need of every child. Staff is caring and communicates well with parents and the leadership team is sensitive to parent concerns
My son has had a wonderful experience at EXPO. He loves to go on the days that he should. He is the special education program for speech and his speeched has improve greatly since 11/06.Teachers are very attentive and caring. My son has son has receive the neccesities to move to the next developement in his live.
A poorly run school. The Principal is well alligned with staff and not a bad person, but is intimidated by parents who advocate for their children--especially children with special needs.This hurts the most vulnerable of children.
Expo is an excellent school and offers an exceptional program. We appreciate the quality and enthusiasm of the teachers and the combination of offerings including life skills and multiple intellgence programming. It's not are you smart, but HOW are you smart. This will serve our daughter forever. Thanks for a great option for our children. Come visit and get a sense of the affection and spirit of this great school.
I would not recommend this shcool. It is chaotic, the principal does not want parent input, and the staff arre not cohesive
Passionate and caring teachers; creative involvement of everyone there; whole language methods are great for many types of students, particularly those that like some independence and have creative energy.
This school has a great soul. Diversity is highly valued and integrated. The school has a strong sense of community. The 'enrichment' teachers are excellent. Parents and community are respected, encouraged and welcomed.
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