I'm dissapointed in this school.At least from what I have experieced the disorganization and lack of communication with parents is abismal.I understand the lack of money in education and the pressure that is on teachers.However, as the previous poster said if your child isn't cookie cutter the teachers don't want to deal with it.If your child has any difficulties it's sink or swim for them.To be fair, it's possibly only this teacher and I just got a tenured teacher that felt like they answereed to noone.
This is the worst school my children have attended. I have 3 kids currently enrolled at this school. While most of the staff is friendly. I have a child with ADHD who is currently on a 504 plan. They have called CPS on me at least 4 times this school year. Once for being 10 minutes late after I called and said I was on my way (first time I was late). Their option to teaching my son is, "We can't handle him, you will have to come get him" I have never met a school that said they couldn't teach a first grader. Then marked him as a non reader and he reads chapter books that have no pictures. They could care less about children unless they are drones and cookie cutter children. I am disappointed and I feel as though if they don't want my child to attend then they should take the necessary steps to enroll him in another school. But when I lodge a complaint, I'm just trying to blame everything on the teachers! FALSE, I'm just trying to figure out how hard it is to control a child with adhd when your supposed to be trained to do so. I'm at wits ends with this school. I never had this many problems with a school, not even when I was attending one.
My daughter loves this school. The teachers are always avail to help the child. The PTA always askes for parents to be more involved. They have dances which allows the children to have fun. I thank all the teachers for being so caring, that is hard to find.
Sedge Garden is a great environment and they really focus on educating all of the children. The teachers are very caring. Mrs. Biyer has been wonderful and my daughter has really enjoyed her class and has learned so much this year. I look forward to what the coming years will bring.
The teacher was nice- a little condesending and judgemental at first but she warmed up to us. My son got lots of individual attention and group activities to do as well. Not the best school I've ever seen but they are good hard working people.
Both of my children go to Sedge Garden and we couldn't be happier. All of the teachers we have had are caring and understanding of the children's needs. As a student in the teaching field, I have found great comfort and help in my son's teacher, Mrs. Winphrie (Kindergarten). She is dedicated to her students and makes sure each understands what is being taught before she moves on.
my child was so happy with that school! it was great.I don't know about this year but the last 6 years were great
I have a third grader in this school and although I was happy with her first year there, I am becoming more and more disappointed with everything. Not all of the teachers look happy to be there or interested in the progress of the children. Their politics are very liberal and I do not agree with a lot of the things that they are teaching my child. I intend to send my child to a new school next year!
This school tries to put all children into the same category and worries more about testing and scores than it does about education and character development. This is a facet of the administration, not necessarily the teaching staff, many of whom I would trust with my children's future implicitly. It is a highly political environment with too much mental play to be conducive to parent involvement.
This school is Below Average I dont like my child going there that much.
As a Substitute Teacher, there are only 3 elementary schools where I will work. The administration and the teachers are very caring and dedicated to the education and well-being of each and every child. My granddaughter will be starting kindergarten in the fall of '08 and I am DELIGHTED that it will be as Sedge Garden! Go Panthers!!! Dan Hudgins, Substiltute Teacher
There are a few stellar examples of teaching and a passion for the progression of youth in this school that I would give a 5 for. The administrative personnel are not focusing on the changing demographics and the inherent needs to step up. Financially, this school is better off than the state average and I would expect more accountability.
My son is in kindergarden Ms. Dotson's class. We love everything. The kids are very involved in many activities and the teacher informs the parents of what is going on during the day. MD
This is my daughter's second year at Sedge Garden, a second grader. Last year, she was below grade level for reading. By the end of the year, she scored a 15/16 on a 17/18 scale. The teachers are supportive and encourage parent-teacher relationships. As with any school, parental involvement plays a key role. I have found the assistant principal to be very supportive and teachers dedicated to increasing student achievement. Sedge Garden is the only reason why I have decided to stay in this area. My daughter loves the school and her teachers.
Overall, I've been fairly pleased with the school. Most of the teachers have been wonderful, but I've had great difficulty obtaining help for one of my children that has struggled from day 1.
I have a second grader here and I have to say that I am very disappointed in the organization of this school. They are overcrowded in the class and understaffed. They lack the arts program. They are on a revolving basis so my son receives art every 7-8 school days as well as gym and music. Testing is the number one priority of this school. The teachers are overworked and it shows in their temperments. My son who enjoyed school before we moved here now despises it. We are moving out of the area to a better school system.
I am a parent of a third grader at Sedge Garden, and also had a son that attend Sedge Garden for four years now in middle school. This is a wonderful school, I have found the teachers and staff both to be exceptional. They all go above and beyond their duties- all very nice and willing to work with parents. Both of my children have excelled at this school, I would recommend the school to any parent. I feel the principals, teachers and staff care about all the students and want them to do their best. Sedge Garden rates a 5 in my opinion and I have been very satisfied with my children's progress.( both A/B honor roll students) which I give credit to the school/teachers for helping them reach their potenial. I am a proud Sedge Garden parent. Keep up the good work!
I have a 4th grade student at SedgeGarden. My child had a problem 1st quarter with a teacher that was not teaching her. I requested a change and she was moved to another class. Her new teacher teaches at a very fast pace. She does not take time to make sure the students understand the lessons before moving on. This is my child's second year at the school and she's displaying self esteem problems and a lack of interest in school itself. She has never missed a day of school, but she has totally lost interest in school.
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