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Posted December 31, 2013
- a parent
This school is, like others, struggling with the new common core standards, among other things. This school used to be a very sweet school with excellent teachers; however, with the new curriculum, in depth report cards and building pressures, there is a lot of turnover recently. Seasoned teachers talk about the unreasonable leadership while teachers that are not tenured are too nervous about speaking up. Very sad. Still a good school comparatively, but there is too much change too fast and it is at the expense of the students.
Outstanding school, above and beyond elementary schools in neighboring towns. Our tax money is carefully spent, and we have a full day kindergarten with very small classes, specials and enrichment as early as kindergarten. Nearby towns have grossly inflated taxes and enormous classes, lots of politics and 1/2 day kindergarten. The residents of mountainside are a close knit, caring community.