As for the entire school I can't speak. As for my son's teacher's (mind you he has a Gen Ed teacher, a Special Ed teacher, and an aide usually) at Lorraine, not so great with this. I request a behavior related note come home daily for him which his special Ed teacher does do every day. But she often sends him home with a red day (bad) (go by street light colors), with notes like, he wouldn't sit still at circle time, or talking about his incessant moving. Well hello, that is his problem area. I understand that he needs to learn these are things he needs to try to curb but I don't feel I should be reprimanding him at home for a bad day when its something he has a problem beyond just his control. I have asked them to use a wedge, they say it doesn't do anything. They offer him a chair to sit on which is great as an option, but sitting is his problem. I have given them a theraband (since they said the school couldn't provide one since he doesn't get OT anymore) and they say its more of a distraction. They used both of these things at his preschool and said they helped him a lot. I feel like this school/class teachers are not putting forth the effort to help him succeed.
I think that the principal (which is named by the website) Mr. Miklas is doing a very good job of trying to create a Great school. Kudos go out to him. I just don't feel he has as much support as he needs to fully accomplish that goal right away. One day my son may return, but at this time I am probably switching him for next year. This is due to various things: From the busses (which is a separate issue), to the lunches never being what is on the menu; to no one walking the little kids to their busses; to his class being so large; to his Gen Ed teacher not really seeming to care about her students; to his Spec. Ed teacher seeming to go back & forth between caring and professional to not so much; to not getting a call at work (only a vm on cell) about my son throwing up at school (when they have 3 numbers available to contact); to the nurse/nurse's secretary not being very nice nor accommodating to my son when he broke out in hives; to the main office staff not being friendly or personable; to Art on a Cart & Music on a Cart (this is so upsetting to me because children are not getting anything close to the full effect of these classes); etc.
I am not only a proud parent of a Lorraine Elementary student, but I am also a teacher that knows what to look for in a good school. I wouldn't send my kids anywhere else. The staff is dedicated to children, accessible to parents, and professional. This school is great!
One of the best kept secrets in buffalo. Scores are misleading because of large number of special classes. Dynamic principal and staff.
Good school, but it needs academically advanced classes for students that 'get it' and have to wait for the others to catch up. We have a lot a bright students that would benefit tremendously with advanced classes
I think lorraine is a great school the teacher and princapal is great I wouldn't send my kid any where else my husband and I discussed moving so are children could go to a better school until we found lorraine now I wouldn't take my daughter outif you paid me I only wish they would have some after school study programs
I like the school as far as the academic programs they offer. However there student to teacher ratio of 25:1 is to high for me.
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