Read all the terrible reviews. They are still 100% truth. No recess for kindergarteners? No fun, no free time. They get in trouble for talking even at lunch! What do they expect from small kids that don't even get a recess! They add another class and sent a note home with the kids! Didn't even call the parents to tell them they were moving our kids to a new class. This is insane. Even the orientation was a pile of NOTHING. They didn't even treat us, as parents, with any kind of regard. If you have another option to take your kid, do it, don't look back.
One post states several teachers have transferred. This is not correct. Several teachers have left but they have resigned or walked out due to administration mismanagement. There is a lack of transparency and very poor communication between administration and staff, and the administration lies to cover this up. Behavior problems are not addressed, and bullies run the school. One student walked out of class and down HWY. 49. This school has a toxic environment. Stay as far away as you can.
This school has had a complete overhaul of the administration and several of the teachers have transferred or found other jobs. The office staff is now very helpful. Communication is getting better and the quality of teaching has improved. I am eager to see what else is on the horizon for this school - the culture is changed drastically from last year.
This school is absolutely horrible. My son went here for kindergarten and first grade. The teachers are rude. My son was on a daily basis yelled at from his teacher. I do not allow yelling in my home, there is no way I am going to put up with a teacher yelling at him for not walking correctly in the hallway!!!! There is NO recess available. Do they not understand that kids this age need to get outside and run off steam? Oh and he was sent home a written notice for "excessive running" in PE!!!! Last time I checked that PE was for exercise, but unfortunately there PE consists of watching movies. Whatever you do, DO NOT send your children to Lyman Elementary!
Lyman definitely has problem from the time you enter the office. The main office lady is rude/, never smiles, and assumes your child is a problem. The teachers are decent, but perhaps some standards should be there for dress code, appropriateness of conversation, and how to teach such a poor socio-economic school; character is seriously devoid and the principal is opposite of help. I thought the new assistant principal is a good choice if she can override the current principal. In addition, the children consistently lose recess because of other children and PE time is a joke. If you have a discipline problem at school perhaps allowing the children 'active' PE time (not movies) will facilitate focus. After traveling the country and experience to schools from the West to the East Coast, and now the South. Lyman Elementary is the worst school ever!
I am absolutely appauled as a parent. This school should seriously be shut down. The Office staff is rude. Most (not all) of the teachers have no idea how to treat children nor nurture them. I have no idea how this school is still operating.
I am shocked at the comments about this school. The vast majority of the teachers and staff are very dedicated and competent professionals who give of themselves beyond what is required. For those of you who have encountered problems with a teacher or staff member, remember that one person does not and should not condemn the entire faculty of a school.