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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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This school effectively deals with bullying:
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There are 53 reviews about all of the school topics.

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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So far my children have only encountered bullying once. I emailed the teacher and she took care of it the very next day. No more problems after that!

Supports LD students: Strongly agree


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My son has ADHD and works well with alternative accommodations. Without having to get an IEP setup his teachers have found ways to best help him succeed in the classroom and work with me to help at home. This has involved a slightly different homework schedule to allow him to work on homework on the weekends - when he has rested and is no longer agitated, classroom seating, encouragements and rewards, and constant communication with me!


Develops character: Strongly agree


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PUMA Paws is a great way to encourage students to act appropriately. They also embrace the color change system but unlike other schools I have seen, they offer the students a way to work their way back up to a good color if they make a mistake. This teaches them that everyone makes mistakes but it is how you handle it!

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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The teachers have gone above and beyond for my kids. They truly care if they succeed and do anything in their power to make it happen. Constant communication!

Amount of homework: Strongly agree


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My son's homework is relevant and truly helps him to understand the lessons and learn more each day.




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I have 2 children that attend Polenta Elementary and I have been extremely pleased! One of my kids has ADHD and the teachers each year have gone above and beyond to help him succeed... without having to do an IEP or go above their heads. They obviously care about the children and their success. Staff is very personable and caring. The school is safe and very careful to make sure no outsiders get in without permission. Each classroom has the necessary tools to help children learn and technology is embraced. My children are both part of the dual language program as well so they get so much more than I can explain! My children love it... I love it!

Amount of homework: Strongly disagree


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I feel like my child's homework is the same thing everyday, she is young and doing the same thing day in and day out makes her not want to do it



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This school has by far the worst teachers. They also have this color chart that shows how kids are doing each day according to color. Some teachers are lowering students for the smallest of things, leaving the kids feeling like they are bad students. Another thing is that this school says it's all about "stopping bullying" but half the teachers will tell the students they don't want to hear it, or "no tattle tailing" and that just makes more bullies who can get away with anything if not caught. They're always trying to raise money for chrome books, but they could use new playground sets, or even better how about an addition to the school. All of the first graders are in trailers... yes you heard right "trailers" and more than half of the time the AC doesn't work in there. You're student comes home with flushes cheeks because they've been cooking in a trailer all day. This school is not the ratio it shows either, the ratio is actually 24+ to 1 teacher, and more kids are still coming in. Now I understand why so many parents around me are homeschooling their children.




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My upcoming 4th grader has attended this school since pre-k. I have been impressed with the overall education he has received. Most teachers are very dedicated and hold students to high expectations. Communication and curriculum have improved in recent years.



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Our daughter has attended since kindergarten and honestly that was the only decent year. Communication from teachers and principles are nonexistent and if you do get to talk to 2 or more, you'll get 2 different answers. Car pool is never on time. School functions are preceded by PTA meetings. Websites they use will not work with tablets. Johnston County School system has become a joke.

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Last modified Polenta Elementary is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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