Where do I begin? It's an awful school in all aspects. The facilities are terrible, the school is overcrowded, Pre_k and K grades are located outside of the main school building in the trailers with no security whatsoever. These kids have to walk to main building every day for lunch and other activities rain or shine, sometimes with jackets on or no jackets. Nobody cares. Kids hardly go outside irrespective of the weather outside, possibly have to do with the tiny playground they have which needs to be used by the entire overcrowded school. The staff is irresponsive, assistant principal doesn't call back even when promised by their secretaries that they would "definitely" call back on that particular day or the next day. Any attempts to meet with them in person go unsuccessful. The G&T K teacher is unqualified to teach Kindergarten, nevertheless G&T. Her expectation is that parents do all the work. Would highly recommend to stay away!
My children have been in this school for two years and are doing very well. They are reading, writing and doing math. I keep a close eye and make sure I am supporting them in any areas they may have trouble. The teachers are very attentive and helpful when I ask questions or when my child needs extra help.
Homework is a review of what is taught and should not be more than 30/40 minutes. My children come home with appropriate homework and yes at times they need things explained again but a parents job is to be a partner with the teacher to insure my child is successful.
They follow common core standards and everything they teach is living in the standards. Students are taught to reach the standard and as a parent I do my job and help my children reach that level of success.
Students have expectations that they are to follow and respect is one of them. I also believe that respect starts at home. Schools can uphold the respect that we teach but as a parent your child needs to see you respecting others and authority and they will too!
The teachers are caring individuals that have met both my children's needs! My children love this school and look forward going each day! They have wonderful family fun nights and set a warm and nurturing environment for children. Academically the children are challenged and are upheld to high standards. There is no place better to send your children.