I think it's great that the school continues to put teaching before the test. Every informed parent knows the test scores are not the only way to measure a school. The commitment of the teachers, the welcoming culture, strong management- these things matter so much more than the test scores. The lessons are more than Common Core workbooks and I'm so grateful. Parents seem pretty involved. My daughter feels safe there and cared for. I think it's a really good school!
The new principal here is great, and the teachers are really stepping it up to meet his higher standards. Most parents are involved with the school and the teachers have an altruistic interest in fostering growth in their students.
Having had a sister who attended OHIO School for many years due to her disability, I had always heard that it was a good school. When my son's school shut down however, I can honestly say that I wasn't thrilled with the idea of him being bussed to the other end of town, but thankfully many of the teachers we had known from his old school transfered to OHIO with him. OHIO school is a wonderful school. The teachers are friendly and very willing to work with parents. I would like to see more work done with the GT team, and perhaps a bit more individualized help, as my son has had a few problems grasping the things he is learning...and having grown up in a completely different era, we cannot always help him because we don't always understand the new methods ourselves.