I have three children attending this horrible school. They separated my twins in kindergarten and intergate my children about their home life when they don't "listen". They use CPS as a tool against parents who have children with behaviors. Thee my are very stereotypical. I will be moving out of this district at the end of this school year.
We moved here from downstate New York. My child was placed in a class that held 6 of the 7 new students entering his grade, a very high number of students with behavioral issues and several children who the teacher kept telling, in front of the class, were unable to complete the 5th grade. Bullying, violence, poor leadership, lethargic parents. it's been almost a year since we pulled him out of there. He's still working through the damage done there.
The teachers and everyone employed there are there because they love the children. They all help to install values, character and so much more. They go above and beyond what is asked of them. Thank You Catskill Elementary School.
Teachers and supposrt staff at Catskill Elementary School genuinely care about each and every student, As a parent of 2 children who have been thru CES, I could NEVER thank them enough, Think about it, our children spend over 6 hours a day with these people...they help mold out children into productive, responsible, respectfull individuals. Thank you CES staff!
We have a son in first grade and believe strongly in public education. If you are also involved in your child's education, a public school system can work for you, even if the district doesn't have an abundance of resources. We feel lucky to live in Catskill and think the elementary school and administration is competent and of course, could be better, but overall, it's a good school and only getting better. I think if you give it a try, you'd be surprised by the high quality. We were!
I am a parent of 4 children that all had the displeasure of attending this school 3 are out but 1 is still stuck in there..my oldest daughter was called racist remarks for 3 years for them to o handle it cuz the child that was doing the harrassing was the daughter of a teacher and if your child requires special ed do not send them here i beg u!!
This school has problems. There are so many kids with behavioral problems that are allowed to stay in school at the expense of the good children. Teachers have a hard time dealing with the issues and spend more time on behavior then teaching.
I have had children in this school for 6 years now and never a problem what so ever, if the child is behaved and willing to learn then there shouldn't be a problem, 6 years many great teachers. There are so many programs that other schools don't have, but your child has to be deserving of them for you to notice them, we send our children to learn.
My teacher is Ms. Sirago. She is a great teacher. She does fun things in class, for example, makes us learn to balance a checkbook. I am an enrichment student, band, safety patrol. I don't agree with the principal leadership as they ask students for opinions on how to discipline when the code of conduct should be followed.
I am a 6th grade student in this school. I am not inpressed of what this school has become. The teachers are nice but no one in the school handles the problems. I get in alot of fights in the school but no one does nothign about them.
hi I go to 6th grade in Catskill and its great my teachers are great and we have tons of after school stuff im in all county chorus student council odyssey of the mind there is also chess club and intramurals my school is extremely concerned with the safety of the kids we do have a new principal because of some behavior problems et their fixed.
My nephew had Mrs. Perks for kindergarten. He came in half way through the year but Mrs. Perks was always available for questions and concerns that we had. Mrs. Lange also was always responding to questions via notes back in forth from his backpack. I am looking forward to my daughter starting school next year there. My daughter is using EIS through CES, speech therapy and her therapist Tiffany has been awesome. Mr. Cole has also always been very attentive to my calls.
I was very hesitant about my son going to Kindergarten at CES, but after meeting Mrs Palmateer, his teacher, I was put to rest. She is a great teacher and really loves her work & students. My son has thrived under her leadership. Thank you! Hopefully all grades will be this good...
Not very impressed with this school.They do not encourage parent involvement at all.This school has a habit of making major changes to routine & not making parents aware.
i have pleased so far with the academics of the school. My daughter had an excellent kindergarten teacher and was very much into parental involvement. By the end of the year, almost every parent had attended an event with the class! My daughter was very shy and would only speak unless she was spoken to . By her second report card, the teacher had got her to open up in class and actively participate in discussions! The teacher's name was Liza Schofield and she was wonderful! My daughter and I will miss her when she enters 1st grade!
We are moving our boys to the local catholic school to remove them from the Catskill School system. The education is poor, the adminstration and teacher are horrible and I have not one good experience with this school system.
The school system in Catskill is below standards, they have a real discipline problem in this school district. Poor behavior is not only accepted at times it is encouraged. I would hope that the state would step in before this school district has a Columbine type of incident.
I have many neices and nephews that have attended CCS. I,personally have had no good experiences with this school. it is lacking in after school programs.Children are often labeled, and behavioral issues are looked at as an oppertunity to investigate for child abuse. Kids with complicated behavioral issues are often deemed products of abusive homes and are often removed from the home.
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