Some are great but more training needs to be done regarding children with learning disabilities. Teachers are front runners in kids lives and therefore should know the proper way to handle, address, and see warning signs of possible disabilities. If this were done then rarer than some being great, the majority would be great. I've encountered frustration on the teachers part directed toward the child simple because she did not properly know how to handle a child with a learning disability. Children feel their teachers frustrations and the teacher needs to understand the child IS doing the best they can. Bottom line, better informed staff is crucial.
Could do better teaching diversity and acceptance. If done correctly, this could potentially decrease the amount of exclusion that takes place for many children. Knowledge is power so teach kids about differences and how they can learn and decline emphatic and understanding which would help alleviate the amount of bullying.
Several WONDERFUL experiences with MANY teachers and admin.! HOWEVER, terrible experiences involving mistreatment of ADD child and allowing children to fall behind without notifying the parent. If you're not a hands-on, in-your-face type of parent, or socially known...your child will be left behind. Sad but true in my opinion and experience.
My child was not at this school for very long and with good reason. There was hardly any notice sent home when there were other functions or events going on at school. The teacher my child had seemed very nice, but talked down to parents like we were children too. When concerns were shared, they were ignored. The reading /library program is a joke as well as math. The previous school my child attended was almost a full year more advanced than when my child attended this school.
This school employees some dedicated, wonderful teachers and does have resources and potential to be a great school. However, it is under direction of new administrator in the past few years and that has been detrimental to the school and, most importantly, the students. Students with disabilities suffer most specifically and consistently, however. Parents sharing concerns in parent support groups state a fear of retribution against thier child based on past experience and/or the experience of others, and so choose to keep quiet. It can be a good school....but a parent must be very strong, proactive, listen to your child, question and/or research everything you are told by the administrator(s)