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1478 Rt 20
New Lebanon, NY 12125

(518) 794-8554
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February 12, 2013
Sadly, this local elementary school which has so much potential is just awful. A few teachers work very hard and genuinely like children and understand lifespan development and educational theory. The current principal (there have been 3 in just the last four years) is indescribably useless. She brushes off parent complaints and concerns with psychobabble ("It sounds like you and she have some healing to do in your relationship"). Every school newsletter is filled with grammatical errors and no real substance. The school nurse (also the third in two years) is an uncultured LPN who can barely string a sentence together. A few dedicated parents attempt to bring some culture and true education to this school; we have only remained there because my child's teacher moved up with the class and she is excellent. The administrative nonsense, however, leads us to look at moving or private school. The elementary drama club performance was embarrassing and heartbreaking to witness. The school is tiny, and this should mean time for children to have individual attention and adequate resources, but it is cookie-cutter, meet-state-standards, worksheets-every-single-day education. Run away!

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Walter B Howard Elementary School
1478 Rt 20, New Lebanon, NY  12125
(518) 794-8554
Last modified Walter B Howard Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Walter B Howard Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 2 reviews. Top