My kids used to love Kesterson but this last school year they lost their love for this school and so did I ! The new Principal cut out so many things and it disappointed my kids so much ! As a parent I never see the Principal around and when I do she walks around like she's to good to speak to anyone . There are some good things about this school like most of the Teachers are great and the P.T.A is also great but other than that this school is no good ! So glad my kids will not be at this school anymore and will be attending a much better school with an amazing Principal !
We got a new principal a couple of years ago, she has changed a few things and making the teachers feel under appreciated. Teachers are awesome and go above and beyond. My kids have never had a bad teacher. They did a fun run this year and the pta have put on fun things. Great school!
great awesome fantastic school staff is the best NO BULLYING and my daughter LOVES this school although she is in fifth grade she wants to stay here forever
This is the best elementary school, has a great set of teachers and the GATE program teacher is awesome.
All of the Staff and Students ALWAYS welcome one another! The C.A.R.I.N.G Coyotes are always helping eachother and encouraging eachother so that everyone is HAPPY
My children have attended Kesterson since 2009 and they absolutely love it! We as their parents have been very pleased with the staff there. The principle is great, the office staff is very friendly and has always been helpful when needed. The teachers so far have been outstanding with our children we have not had any issues or dislikes from our kiddos. Thanks Kesterson staff keep up the good work! We look forward to many more years to come!!
I would truely recommend this school. I have 2 kids that go there now and I really love it. The teachers and the staff at this school are wonderful. Its sad that my kids have to go to a different school next school year but I hope their new school is as better as Kesterson...
We sent our child to this school for only 1/2 the school year. We transferred to a different school because this school was absolutely deplorable. The front office staff was very friendly, but that's where the kindness ended. The teacher literally yelled at the students daily, showed no concern for my child's safety, and obviously was miserable with her job. The principal had the audacity to RPC my child for "gang related activity" in 1st Grade when my child was defending himself from a bully. How it was that he got in trouble for being bullied was beyond my comprehension. When we asked her about it in the conference she refused to acknowledge the facts of the case. Ridiculous. I recently spoke with another parent who pulled her child from the school for the EXACT same reason - her son was bullied and he was RPC'ed because he was taller than the other child so therefor was at fault. I don't know what the deal is there with the administration but they are seriously missing the mark. While attending that school, we had so many problems with our son's attitude regarding school - he was miserable. I would NEVER recommend this school to anyone!
Kesterson ES has the best staff & PTA ever! The teamwork is tremendous & a great role model for our children!
My twins have gone there since 1st grade, now in 5th. It's a great school!
Kesterson is a great school. We moved to Henderson from the MS Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. I was amazed at how the school had a counselor observe my daughter's school day, from the classroom to the playground to make sure she was adapting to the change and making friends. I recommend Kesterson to everyone I know!
I am very happy with this school! We have a dedicated principal that has improved the school. We are doing a lot better in parent involvement! The teacher's are great! My child and I feel safe at this school. I would highly recommend this school to everyone! I made a move to this area for this school and it was the best choice I've made since I moved here! Great school!
I have 3 children that go to this school, and I will say after half the year, I am very pleased with the parent-teacher interaction. The kids love it, and I am glad that we moved into this school district!
My children have gone to Kesterson for 5 years now and they have flourished. We have always had caring teachers that are pleasant and responsive. As my oldest entered the 4th grade, I was disheartened by the large class size, but I believe you will have that at any public school. I have no regrets about my children being in this school. I also agree with the someone previously that enjoys the events they have throughout the year for families. I wish I could attend PTA meetings, but my schedule does not permit. I do volunteer in my child's classroom when I can though. I also agree that a huge factor in any school is the involvement of the parent. Disciplines, etc should not be left solely to the school.
I have nothing but positive things to say about the teachers and staff at this school. Everyone that I have had personal dealings with is caring and compassionate about the students. What I find appalling is the total lack of parent participation at the school. There is a pathetic sense of apathy from the parents. I have been a school volunteer for the past 5 years. Because of a recent event in our community - our PTA finally had 7 parents show up for the meeting, previously, maybe 1 parent would show up.
Although I consider this a good school, academically, I strongly question it's practices and procedures in handling discipline on all levels.
I do not feel that this school cares about my childs education. My child has a learining disability. It took them almost forever to test him. When they finally tested him, They tried to talk us out of retaining him in the first grade. The principle was never around. We never met him eventhough we made appointments to see him. He just gave us the run around. I am glad I took my child out of there. He is now reading two months after leaving that place.
This school refuses to acknowledge that our child, saldy as it may be, is a habitual disciplinary child just to better their outlook as compared to other schools. I have worked with the school only have them do nothing with regard to our childs behavior. I have repeatedly heard that this behavior is normal and it will probably go away next year. 3 years later and it is still the same. Ok they have placed him 'on the wall' during recess only to later see he hasn't been at the wall, but was playing around with the other children. To this they could only admit that the children are not properly being supervised during recess, otherwise they would be able to keep the children 'on the wall' where they are supposed to be. I could go on with more troubling information, but am limited to only 150 words here.
The teachers and staff at this school are great! They care and they are very friendly and helpful. I love all the extra activities they hold for the children and their families throughout the year. Its great they take an active role in the students, families and the community! I love being a parent volunteer also!
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