We have been in Arongen since our son started Kindergarten in 2011. We could not be happier. We have an older child that attended another Shenendehowa school prior to this and Arongen definitely has a more engaged Principal and the best PTA we have ever experienced. The diversity helps make the school more well-rounded and the families are typically involved a lot with their children's schooling. The only drawback to this school is it's reputation for being the least of all Shen elementary schools. We have yet to understand why, when the teachers and support staff are all very interested in helping the children there succeed.
My son has attended Arongen since 2005. I am very pleased with his progessive level of accomplishment. The teachers are terrific, the staff is warm and friendly. I am amazed that with a school of 700 plus the front office knows parents and children. The PTA is amazing and parent participation is great. There is great school spirit here!
I love Arongen! Although it is very large, everytime I walk in the main office, the secretary knows who my children are and their teachers without me saying so. I hardly know her and I am not at school often. The staff makes you feel very much at home. It is clean and modern and full of wonderful activities and school pride. There are a number of extracurricular activites to be involved in for a variety of interests.