April 02, 2014
Our school is a small elementary school...each grade level has approx 80-100 kids. Our town is also a mixed community with a high percentage of hispanic families and a relatively low income base. For our size and budgetary constraints, we offer so many activities, programs and things that other, richer, larger schools can offer, from a full music/arts program, a gifted & talented program, ESL program, full child study team for special needs and/or kids with learning issues, school sports programs, PTA that provides numerous activities and programs, to many extra educational help programs. There are always field trips, special recognition days, plenty of fun, educational assemblies, etc. Our kids come out of the schools with a healthy, unbiased view of different cultures and races, which isn't always the case with more upscale towns/schools. I'm happy to say my caucasian son's best friends are black and hispanic! We may not have the BEST test scores; however what indicator is that really of a good school? Our small school offers every parent an opportunity to be involved in helping out at the school and getting to know the teachers and administrators!
- submitted by a parent