I agree w/ parent comment feb 2005 about Estes McDoniel's staff. On several occasions I have been ignored by office personel. I currently have 2 children there, 2nd grader and 3rd grader, who have both had the same teacher. My 2nd grader is more advanced than my 3rd grader. I noticed how the staff gives special treatment to my more advanced child, and how my other child was 'pushed to the back.' Instead of encouraging my child, the teachers are more about scolding the child and parent. No patience and less attention to the kids who need it the most. Unfortunately, this is one of the highest rated public elementary schools in the Las Vegas/Henderson area.
I have 5 kids, all of whom attened Estes Mcdoniel I cannot express how wonderful I think the school is. Especially in the area of special needs children. I would have never learned of a problem my daughter has, had it not been from a great teacher. The staff has done an excellent job on their part to see that my daughters special needs were met. Those teachers have a tough job. Estes McDoniel has a double thumbs up from me. I now have three attending the school and the only problem I've encountered is from other parents.
This school needs to be on the internet and have a web site, and office personnel should have email addresses, and voicemail. This school is way behind in over all teaching and needs great improvement and much leadership from the top down. Especially when children fall in the special education process, school personnel need to try to be in the child or parents seat to really know how to help the child and families with the added challenges of a special needs child.
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