Terrible communication between my son's kindergardener teacher and us. We are having to work twice as hard to catch him up on reading because she has not made us aware not ONCE that he was behind. Very happy to say he switched schools and he may have a chance already having a better experience and it has only been a week. It took his new teacher one week to realize he was behind. Very disappointed with rama rd teaching mechanisms.
It's our fourth year and we have been very pleased with our experience with the staff, their control and discipline in the classroom, the way they teach to small groups so that each child is learning on his/her level (not left behind, able to move forward).
This school provides a wonderful environment for our special needs daughter! The fact that she is a special needs child was revealed to us by the teachers and administration here, and they have helped us learn how to better facilitate our child's education. Every teacher, administrator and staff member has been very supportive and kind during the multitude of steps taken to teach our child how to learn. They are doing much more than provide an education. They are teaching our child how to learn, and teaching us how to help to that end. There are of course bumps in the road, but being a parent and realizing that you are responsible for your child's behavior keeps that in perspective. As a parent of a child that is on the spectrum, I can't imagine a better environment to facilitate her education, personal growth, and social interactions.
This is our second year at Rama Road Elementary. We too thought we had lost by not getting picked in the lottery and going to a magnet school. In reality we hit the lottery. Rama is a very special school with great teachers and adminstration. It has been a challenged school in the past but with the leadership now in place it is excelling. Rama is improving daily and is so rewarding to the kids and parents to be a part of change that is bigger than just one person. With the internationally diverse student body and staff, the school has so much energy and opportunity to learn. Our daughter is above grade level and is challenged by the staff to learn and grow and is given many tasks to cultivate her talents. Our family is all in at Rama and so proud to be there.
Both of my kids have thrived at Rama Road. Having one child with a learning disability and one who is more typically developing, I was concerned about the school being able to address both of my kids' needs. My concerns didn't last long!!! The level of individualized education is astounding. The students are encouraged, supported and challenged. Rama Road had also been adopted by Discovery Education as the only elementary Discovery School in the country. While the school year has only just begun, our family is looking forward to all this new partnership has to offer, particularly the project-based learning and technology components. It's a really exciting time to be at Rama. We are proud of our decision to attend our neighborhood school!
If you have a special needs child, BEWARE! The are a few amazing teachers in this school, but with 546 students a few teachers are spread VERY thin. I am so disappointed as I was told this was a great school, and well...it is, as long as your child is not autistic.
We initially tried to opt out of our home school, Rama Road, simply based on neighborhood perception and test scores. Once we did not strike lucky with the lottery we toured Rama and were pleasantly surprised. Now, you could not get us to go anywhere else. It's a loving learning environment filled with mastered prepared teachers, a strong administration, and a growing P.T.A. We are happy parents with a happy child who is learning by leaps and bounds.
Rama is an AWESOME school. Great teachers and principle. So glad Rama is our neighborhood school.
Rama's teachers, staff & administration are quite an impressive crew! They are highly educated, energetic and devoted to the success of every child. Neighborhoods that have opted out of Rama over the last decade are returning. Parent involvement is increasing each year and there is a sense of school pride that was missing years ago. Most importantly, children are nurtured, engaged and encouraged at Rama Road. Sending my kids to Rama was one of the best parenting decisions I've made.
Rama Rd is a gem in the rough. 2007-2008 brought new leadership to the school with a new principal and assistant principal. The last two years have brought about a renewed commitment to teaching the children at Rama. Parental involvement and test scores have also gone up with the new leadership
This school does have great potential, but is in desparate need of leadership. There are teachers and staff that do not adhere to the rules and I don't know how they expect the children to do so. We need all teachers and staff to set an example for our children.They preach accountability but they don't practice it!
This school has great potential. Stronger, broader parental involvement is needed, but I have seen improvements. The PTA does a fantastic job of providing support. The pricipal, teachers and staff are dedicated to the children and it shows. From that standpoint, this school is above average. The key to it's ultimate success is getting more parents involved in the school (and thus their children's academics) through volunteering, parent education programs and through the PTA.
Level of parent involvement is down compared to last year but this is on the mend. Overall a delightful school. Our son is thriving in the environment. Great teachers and staff.
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