Pulling my son out of Lansdowne coz the new teacher can not even understand my child. It's the school I've known for years when my older children went to. Goodluck w/ your child, Parents.
I have to be honest, Lansdowne is no longer the school I used to know. My oldest children have gone to this school & teachers has been super nice. But there's new teachers currently that are not nice even to parents. Never say's hi to you or anything. I do give a 5 star to Ms. Davies & Ms. Gadsden being super nice person. They say hi to you everytime. I wouldn't even give a 5 star to Ms. Campagna or Ms. Pendleton. I may say they are on their own world. Not sure if they even understand kids. Thanks everyone for reading. Have a Blessed day!
I will not recommend. Go somewhere else would be the best way. I like Mrs. Koening when she is the principal at this school. Not recommended.
I think that Lansdowne has great teachers that take the time to understand my child. They really try to teach more than the basic curriculum. My son's tteacher challenged him and encouraged him to grow in every way possible. I am very happy to send my son to Lansdowne and I think the new principal, Brian Bambauer is great!
My son has been at Lansdowne for 4 years now, and the only complaint I have is not with the school itself but the district administration. We have had 3 principles in 4 years. All of the principles have been very good, very qualified, and excellent administrators. However this instability of leadership can be disheartening for parents and students. The staff and teachers at Lansdowne are top notch. Looking forward to my 2 othe rsons going to school there as well.
Lansdowne is not only a great school, caring for each child but a great place to work. The adminstration truly cares about each staff member and child. In these critital times in our district, Lansdowne's adminstration, teachers and parents, work hard to make sure each student reaches their potential.
Lansdowne is an excellent school. My son has attended there for the last 3 yrs. Every school has it's faults, especially during these trying times. For the parent that gave them a low rating because of the student to teacher ratio, welcome to CMS (public schools) and budget constraints. Before the constraints, they had assistants in most rooms. I really think the rating was unfair, given the one reason. Not sure if you had other reasons but parents/newcomers rely heavily on community ratings and you just cast a shadow unfairly on a very, very good school.
We are pulling our kindergarden student out of Lansdowne (CMS school district) because of the high student to teacher ratio. We believe even with the best teachers, it is very difficult to educate 24 "K" students without an assistant.
Lansdowne's teachers and administration continue the tradition of excellence in its commitment to training our future leaders of tomorrow.
The faculty and staff at Lansdowne are terrific. Everyone takes the time to get to know the students - not just those in their own class, but throughout the school. My 3rd grade son is recognized by the principal and assistant proncipal, office staff, all of the special area teachers, and most of the regular teachers at the school. Lansdowne provides a challenging learning opportunity in a warm, caring environment. I can't think of a better place for my child!
Lansdowne received IB World accreditation last year. It is now one of 200 schools in the world that teach the same curriculum. This school is awesome!!
Lansdowne was a good school for my son, who's since moved up to Randolph Middle. The diversity is very nice to see, and they seem to listen to parents about the best teacher for your child. The principle could be better. In addition there was some bullying that wasn't effectively addressed, but overall I feel it was a good school.
Lansdowne has been terriffic for my daughter's first year of school. I challenge any parent to find one that can hold a candle to this school in the surrounding 'neighborhood schools'. Mrs. Koening, the principal, not only knows my daughters name but ever other one of the 600 students as well. She is really top notch.
My daughter is currently going to this school and I feel that the school is very good in teaching what the school stands for. I was very concerned that my daughter's first year would be hard for her to make the transition from being at home all day with mommy. However, her teacher was very good at helping her adjust. I'm very pleased with the teacher & staff at this school and would recommend it to any parent.
Lansdowne was a disappointment. The Principal is a weak example of education and leadership. She takes no part in helping the diverse group of children learn and grow. The PE teacher or coach is the worst example of the school. His teacher was useless. I finally removed my child.
Lansdowne has a very diverse population that I think is second to none. I have been a part of this school for ten years as a parent and volunteer and have nothing but wonderful experiences here. I don't think there are 'olde world' teaching techniques at this school and the teachers do an incredible job of not only teaching diversity but, supporting it. The curriculum is challenging and expectations for each student are high and reasonable. It sounds like an indivdual had a perceived problem and they have cast a shadow on the entire school program. I don't believe that negative review accurately reflects the school atmosphere at Lansdowne. In CMS schools there is a choice system, use it. I happen to love Lansdowne.
Even though Lansdowne is ranked high on the list of elementary schools within CMS, it lacks diversity in the teaching staff,curriculum and activities. I have had the displeasure of meeting teachers/staff who blantantly ignore the changes within our community and would rather 'bury' their heads in the sand then learn about different cultures. Fund-raising is more important to them. My child does not like the school and hasn't since we moved to the Charlotte area in 2003. Some of the teachers are very sarcastic and not at all equipped to teach such a diversified student body. I can't wait until my child's last day at Lansdowne. I would not recommend this school unless you are willing to tolerate the 'Olde-World' mentality that plagues them.
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