This is a great school for growing kids, the Principal & teachers really do care for the students. The classes are small & the kids get the attention they need. The extraciricular programs are also great & the school has a rich culture. The staff & us parents know each other very well. The teachers are always willing to listen to our feedback. This is a very good school, I think the parents that give their kids time at home do very well in the state exams.
The scores for the assessment tests are downward pattern. I think patents are more involved when the children are young. As the children advance, the parents may be spending less time with homework. Does this mean the third graders do well because of the parents or strong school and teachers? Does this mean the older graders who rely on school don't get enough learning? Parents do homework with your fifth and sixth graders. Wheeler your teachers and programs may not be as strong as you think. Just camouflaged by parents teaching at home.
My Daughter graduated from Wheeler and my son will be starting. I must say yes the teachers are great and caring but they really need to focus more on learning along with teaching.. We move our kids to long island for the schools and it turns out that there are parts of the city that children are getting a better education.. They spend more time with preparing for a state examine then actually teaching children..
The school is great! The new principal is amazing...she listens to what students and parents want and welcomes their suggestions. Same goes for the teachers and PTA. My son is starting 2nd grade and so far he loves this school.
This is a great school. My daughter has been in this school since first grade. The teachers are caring and helpful. My daughter told me that they make learning fun and excited. She loves Wheeler. Their Music and after school sports programs are great.