Teacher quality is 4. My children have had excellent teachers who are caring, supportive and push them academically. They've always made themselves available to speak to me if I've had quesitons or issues to raise. Principal leadership is 4. The current principal really cares about the school. The students love him. Parent involvement is 5. The Home & School Association is extremely active. It offers extracirricular activities for students and does a tremendous amount of fundraising to supplement the school's budget. For example, it's purchased computers, playground equipment, books, supplies.
I am now with my third child at this school. the program is well-balanced and adresses the 'whole student.' Parental involvement is extensive but totally voluntary. The teachers are all committed and attentive to their students' needs. This new principal (3 yrs), although not as 'hands on' as the previous one was on the academics, has done a good job of maintaining quality.
This is a wonderful school with some really amazing teachers. My daughter has had a very positive experience at Linden. The lower grades really encourage parental involvement. We will miss Linden when my daughter goes to the middle school next year.