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Andover Elementary School5
Posted September 18, 2014
- a teacher
AEMS strength is its dedicated, caring teachers and administration. There is a strong sense of community with many activities planned involving families. This includes a celebration honoring area Veterans, annual Grandparent's Thanksgiving dinner , a Holiday Shoppe and Community Share Day. The principle is very supportive of her students, their parents and her staff. Under her leadership, the teachers put great effort into providing a quality education for their students. I feel privileged to work in this school.
Excellent school. Principal is caring and very involved and she and her staff are always helpful and available to discuss and resolve any concerns. The teachers are amazing--they seem to sincerely love what they do and turnover is extremely low though there is a nice mix of young teachers and more experienced staff. Academically, AEMS seems quite competitive with surrounding area schools that have more financial resources. Parent involvement is welcome with very active PTO. All events are well chaperoned! I have 3 chidren with very different needs that have done well and enjoy going to school.
The school is K-8. The principle discourages parent involvement, to the point of 'not allowing' parents to stay at school dances. Dances are held monthly for students in 5th-8th grade. The lights are turned off for slow dances. Academically, the school is mediocre, but it does have excellent class sizes.