Your child is just a number at this school, unless you are on the PTA. Teachers are unwilling to be flexible in helping your child. it's either your child learns my way, or they are not smart enough. People will rave about this school, but its only the ones that live in the area, that have attended the school themselves in years past. if you can avoid this school, do so. The teachers do not care here. It's all about how much $$ you can raise for them. Security is also pathetic. Pre-K students on on ground level near the entrance. Not safe. The school aids do a poor job of keeping the children from getting hurt, but they're great at yelling at them. All they have ever done for my kids, is bring down their confidence and moral. It breaks my heart. Especially since we moved here from another school(wish we didn't have to). Best case scenario. It's an average school at best, nothing special at all.
The teachers are more like messenger robots. So impersonal, and gives you the feel that your child is just a number. Sometimes they have to check their book because they can't even remember your childs name.
They do not develop these things in the children. They are close minded teachers here, that are unwilling to see that each student is their own person, and might need a little added personal touch to get through to them. These teachers are uncaring robots just there for a paycheck. They also look away from bullying. Many times my child has informed their teacher of being bullied only for the teacher to advise them to work it out themselves!
Unfortunately, every year the school satisfaction seems to be getting lower and lower. Speaking with fellow parents the complaints seem to be the same. The main problem is in the direction of the overcrowded situation. This school is extremely overcrowded which affects the quality of education. In addition, the parental involvement is lacking.
My child just began in this school in September and I agree with the statements from previous 2 parents. Classroom is too large and the current teacher my child has appears inexperience in teaching the common core curriculum. She appeared to show more attention to the outgoing academically advanced kids in the class during open school week and evaluation appeared to be on overall class based on the performance of the brighter kids in the class rather than the curriculum standard. This teacher even admits the brighter kids came into her class "bright". Perhaps it's due to the large classroom size which decreases opportunities for individualize attention but I feel for the kids who are more quiet and possibly left behind...In this instance, it appears, some parents may need to be mindful and consider placing all their kids in academic after school programs to catch up especially when some of the teacher's teaching methods may be questionable.
The teachers passes out alot of problems for kids to practice every night. But the upper grade students check the work. It is good for those kids who have private after school program outside the school. What happen to the kids who can't afford those private after school program. These kids will loose out on what they suppose to learn if the teacher don't go over the problems they gave out for homework. Most of the time the kids said the teachers only go over one or two problems. I think there are too many kids in one class in this school.
The teachers are wonderful and dedicated. the lunch aides are rude, the parent coordinator and pta and school leadership team do what, other than ask for money. Pta does not respond to calls/letters regarding volunteers from other parents who want to help. They have their own circle.