Our school is just on the outskirts of Syracuse, which has horrible schools for kids. We moved to Solvay specifically so we could have the city living we love with a great school district for our 4 children. I just love the teachers at this school, they really are just amazing. They each strive to connect with each child and build bonds with them that will last a lifetime. I cannot say enough good things about this school and everything they have offered for my children.
I am a New York City retired principal. My grandson was a student of this poorly run elementary school. The principal of this school has absolutely no clue on how to handle certain situations. She would be dismissed in a week if she ever tried to be a principal in a NYC school. It is because of principals like her that our children do not excel. I would love to know where she studied. She is extremely uncaring and insensitive to a childs needs. If you are looking for a school with excellence this is not the school for you.
The principle is a terrible person, shallow and unsuited to work in a school setting. They have no concern for the children's wellbeing or safety even though they tout how wonderful, safe, and responsible their school is. My child is a special needs child and she has gotten lost by the teachers there almost once a week. I would not recommend this school for parents who care about their children's education!
I dont pay attention to this 'political in-fighting' and I'm pretty sure my son doesnt either, as he's excelled at this school. His teachers have seem genuinely concerned and involved in his progress and have kept me well-informed. How they're getting 'lost' while their test scores are higher than the rest of the state, on average, is lost on me. For a public school in this area, my opinion is that they're doing a pretty good job, considering the obstacles they need to deal with in the changing (and unclear) realm of childhood education in this country.