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Yantacaw Elementary School2
Posted December 20, 2013
- a parent
This school lacks compassion and empathy towards special needs kids. This is felt in the general atmosphere of the school environment. We had the misfortune of having a K-Teacher who was low energy, weak classroom management style resulting in rowdy and rambunctious kids. Administrators lack experience and too defensive to deal with serious matters.
Good school as far as content. Most teachers appear to care but there are a select few that are no longer there for the kids, CLEARLY!!. They are what some of the mothers call " the screamers". Their behavior is not becoming for a someone in their position. They insult the children. As nice as the principal appears to be he is just a figure head. He does not run the school. There is no sense in speaking with him about any teachers. I know he has not been with Yantacaw for too long, but as a principal he should care about the children and how they are being treated and not fear for" teachers' revenge ". Step up Mr. S and Man up!!!
Yantacaw is a very old school, but they have been working on it since the end of summer and it is a very great school. Most teachers are friendly with the occasional tough ones, but most of them had retired which is what we needed. The principal needs to make the parents more aware of what is going on in the school...also some parents in school events have been rude to other races of parents....Just had to put that out there. Most of the kids have ended up in good education. Overall this is a great school.
School need to be repaired. There is no proper planning to pick and drop off kids. When it rains all students and parents will get wet. No gym, no play ground. Academics wise this is good school. They give proper home work. After teaching every lesson they conduct test on that , when ur child get her/his test folder u will know how well she/he doing.
My son goes to Yantacaw and I haven't been pleased with the Principal Leadership. Parents who are concerned about particular teachers should be heard and proactive actions put in place instead parents being ignored or lied to.
A good school. A badly needed new pricipal is on the way in sept 08. PTO is very active - lots of extras for the kids. Some teachers need to retire. Parent participation in the class room actually discouraged - hopefully this will change with new pricipal. Class size is average. Gifted/ talented programs available beginning 2007. School building is old - getting repairs beginning 2008 - no playground, no 'cafeteria' - kids eat in the gym.