As a teacher at this school, the support of principals and administrative staff is wonderful. The students are great, and most teachers work VERY hard to make sure the students learn the material. My only complaint is a lack of parental support. Many students do not come to the school with the necessary tools (i.e. supplies, experience, help at home) to be highly successful; however, I take pride in the fact that when my students come to my class they have fun, have new experiences, learn social skills, and are educated just as well as they would be anywhere else. You get just as much out of a school as what you put in it.
The students have test everyday which would be fine if the teachers actually went over it! My child got sent home with an English test with a C on it which had been curved, and my child normally does great in this subject. On the test there was a note that said went over right before the test! They give them hw that's due whenever they don't even go over it! Their spelling tests are a bunch of misspelled and correctly spelled words on a sheet of paper and the students are just supposed to circle the right answer! They don't offer tutoring, unless you go with your child for 4 hours after school. Well I would love to do that if I didn't have a 3 yr old and a 9 month old at home!
For the typical student this school is as average as the next. For the special needs student, they simply do not have the resources to properly provide for this population.
Wonderful teachers and the safety/ discipline within the school is outstanding.
SES is an excellent school. As a parent I have always been able to talk with my child's teachers and get their feedback on her performance. Mrs Turner has provided a strong leadership as well. Thank you Mrs. Turner and teachers for your hard work!
My daughter transfered to this school a few years ago from a wonderful school in another state. First thing that I didn't like was the lack of parent involvement. I have always volunteered and here they don't allow that. Also this is the only school I've ever been involved with that didn't have an open door policy for parents. I have no way of knowing what's going in the classroom because you are not allowed to enter classrooms.The teachers my daughter has had have been really nice, it's the administration that is anti-parent. In the 2 years she has been at the school she has yet to learn anything that she hadn't already learned in the 2nd grade at the previous school because of overcrowding and disruptive students the teachers spend more time disiplining than teaching.We are homeschooling this year.
We love southaven elm but do feel like there could be more extra activities for them.
Southaven Elementary School is an outstanding Educational Facility. From the Principal to the custodian they are all respectful and professional. The students are a sure reflection of the administration at ses. My son is responsible, respectable, honorable and excited about learning. Hats off to SES both staff/students keep soaring for the highest heights.
My daughter has gone to a Memphis school and one in California. She thinks Southaven is the best school ever. The teacher seem to really care and have control in the class room. I think that is why her grades are getting better and she really wants to do well. The teachers and staff seem to love there jobs.I also went there from second to sixth grade, back in th 70's and it was an Oasis compared to the Memphis school I went to. Please keep up the good work. She really looks forward to going in the morning. How many kids will say that!
My 5 year old daughter attends this school. The only thing I don't like about the school is they always send important papers home too late. For example, my daughter took pictures today. I had no knowledge of the pictures until yesterday.
I have two children at SES and I have been nothing but pleased with the principal,office staff,teachers, assistants, and the entire school body. They do show a geniune love for me as well as my children. I am so grateful to have found a school that truly cares about the academic status of my children and the parental involvement that I play inside of the school as well as at home. Thank you Ms. Turner for running a quality 1 school!!!!
I have been nothing but pleased with SOuthaven Elementary. My children (all 3 of them) love it. I don't even think I could come up with something negative to say. Thank you all so much for everything you do for our students. The teachers adn staff are the best in the county.
Great school! We fled from the hurricane and found a welcoming environment. Great teacheres, admin and a safe environment. Parent involvement is not what it should be but the ones who are involved give 110% SES you rock!
Southaven Elementary is the best shool that my child ever attended. The teachers care about the children and provide learning experiences for all children. I would not send my child anywhere else.
We moved nearby in the middle of the school year so our child began at SE then. He/She has had a terrible time there. Our 11 year old has a learning disability and requires some special attention. He got the needed help when we were in Texas, but not here. If your child has an easy time with school, SE is probably fine. However if your child is struggling, don't count on SE to help!
Hi, I have two kids who go to Southaven, and a child who went last year 2004. One best thing they have going for themselves is Ms.Donna who is a Pre-First Teacher she strives to improve the children knowledge. In my opinion, cover each other is the name of the game.
My son went to Southaven Elementary for K-5. He did not have any problems with his teacher, but did with the teachers aid. She made him pull tickets for stuff that should not matter (i.e., pretending to cut his finger with sissors that bearly cut paper). They have some rules that are unneeded (i.e., no talking at the lunch table until you have finished your lunch). However, overall, the school is a good school and my child did learn a lot.
This school needs more teachers that care about the children. If a child is unhappy about something they should be able to tell the teacher and the teacher should kindly talk to the child. My son told his teacher one day that he didn't like his lunch, and his teacher made him pull a ticket when he got back to class for telling her something that wasn't importent to her. I may not of mattered to her but it sure did to my 7 year old. I have found that this is the kind of teachers this school likes to have. Ones that don't care about the students. If you ever walk into this school for the firt time don't expect to hear children laughing and teachers talking nice to children all they do is yell at them. I would not send my child to school again.
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