I'm so sorry you were unhappy because you seemed to enjoy your last year here. I wish you had talked to me about it and I would have done what I could to help make things better. We missed you when you moved away.
This school used to be a very good school until we got a new principal and assistant principal. Things just went downhill from there. I was in 5th grade this past school year and we didn't take any field trips. We got to take one just yesterday and how conviently I had moved out of state in March. Some teachers were really great and some were mean. The lunch moniters were really mean and the custiodians never cleaned up the cafeteria so by the time 5th grade got there it was disgusting. My first 3 years here were great but my last two was terrible. I'm glad I got to change schools after my last 2 years here
I have twins that go to Croft and have since it opened. This is their last year there and then it's off to middle school. I think on a whole Croft does a great job. It excels in parent communication, parent involvement, support of new teachers (although most are/seem experienced), and good administration. The PTA is actively involved which I think always raises the morale of a school, not to mention the extra perks it can provide. However, obviously, like many schools, tests scores are not where they should be(which has lead to Great Shools "6" rating). I think this is a district wide concern and the one area where Croft could improve, although I'm not sure how. I see the work my children do and the homework they come home with and their test scores (luckily) have been in the upper 80th percentile to mid 90th percentile, so it is not an endemic problem, but one of reaching ALL the students and meeting ALL the students needs. An ongoing educational debate exists as to the best way to do this. I just hate to see Croft get a 6 from Great Schools when to me it feels like an 8 (at least). A lot of times you get out what you put in.
First of all I gave my daughter's third grade teacher a written request for ADD testing because I have been told every year, "She should be making straight A's." The request was never granted. I was recently told by another teacher that they have 90 days to perform the testing. Her 4th grade teacher took $40 worth of silly bands away, wouldn't return them to me and conveniently lost them before the year was over. It seemed my child was the only one that wasn't allowed to have them because every time I was there most of the kids were wearing them, but my daughter was told if they were seen on her arm they would be taken away. This year I volunteered to chaperone a trip, and the principle told me she would get back to me "in a few days" about driving my own vehicle as I get VERY motion sick on a bus...that was weeks ago and I have heard nothing. I have been very unsatisfied with this school and the CMS school system as a whole. If we don't get into a charter school next year I will get a second job to pay for a private school! Also, I have volunteered my time to this school many times. I'm not sure what you have to do to be one of the chosen parents.
Croft is an excellent school. The principle is a great leader and has the respect of the staff, parents, and students. The PTA is very inolved and has a great working relationship with the staff.
Our son attended K last year at Croft and we loved everything about the school! Parent and Community involvement is important. Croft is becoming one of the areas most sought after schools!
we enrolled our children in croft in the middle of the year, and this school was great! the princepal, teachers, and faculty all know their students well. academicaly the school should be compared 2 one of the best. this was ccs first year but they are off to a geat start. im looking forward to what the new school year brings!
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