I love AB Combs. My son has been there since Kindergarten. He is now in 4th grade. We have had our challenges in that he was first diagnosed with AD/HD and later with high functioning autism. The principal and teacher's have always been supportive and helpful. I'm grateful my children are learning the 7 habits which are normally taught to executives at corporate training seminars. All of the teachers get to go to the training too which is awesome. Read the book and you'll understand.
No school is perfect and Combs is no exception. It's a nice school, but not without its issues. Inexperienced teachers lacking self-confidence can develop misunderstandings with parents. The administration will back the teachers up no matter what. There's an unwillingness to acknowledge fault or shortcomings on their part. The praise this school has received seems to have gone to their heads a bit. Be sure to document everything, especially if you have a child with special needs. Also, ask if your child's teacher has experience teaching children with your child's special need to hopefully avoid problems later. I think this school has some very good teachers, but some could improve with better training on dealing with certain types of students and in dealing sensitively with parents. The administration could definitely learn to deal more sensitively with parents and learn to acknowledge their school is not perfect----there is always room for improvement!
As soon as you walk through the doors at Combs, you know you are some place special. I love when my son tells me he is 'synergizing' with his brother at home, or 'putting first things first'. He is learning leadership qualities that he will take with him for the rest of his life. Teaching children that they are leaders.... is priceless.
By far the best public elementary school I have seen. Their emphasis on self discipline and achievement through the Covey Leadership habits is as seamless and invisible to the students as it is effective. And it is incredibly effective! Using these tools the teachers and staff at Combs were able to channel my sons energy and charismatic style into a leadership role rather than seeing it as a problem to be controlled. My daughters kindergarten classroom is doing work that my son recognized from mid-way through first grade without losing any of the fun that year of school. I cannot say enough good things about this school.
AB Combs is a wonderful school. The Leadership model is a priceless learning tool that enhances both the kids' educations and their leadership skills for life. We are so happy to be part of the Combs family.
The teachers and staff are phenomenal! We are so lucky our son is able to learn at such a wonderful place and from such talented individuals. Combs prepares our kids to be confident respectful leaders. A++
A combination of a caring envronment and a school based on the life lessons of Dr Covey is hard to beat. Our teachers are the best in the county and go over and beyond to push each child to their full potential.
teachers and staff are so supportive and love the students. they empower the students and help them believe tehy are all leaders!
The teachers and parents love to help all students achieve higher levels of education. The teachers and students are expected to always do their best and to be a source of encouragement to others.
The teachers at Combs love what they do. They are totally committed to developing the whole child, not just teaching them about academics. Character is stressed, as are polite manners and doing ones best. I can't say enough great things about the school!
This school is excellent. The leadership taught to my girls shows in everything they do. They love going to school, learning and their teachers. The staff is superb, and love the students. I am so happy with this school.
After my son started Combs, it was like watching a flower blossom. He soaked up everything like a sponge. He loves going to school every day and I credit the teachers for that. They truly care about my son and want to see him and all the kids succeed.
This school has inspiring teachers, staff, and an amazing way of doing things to positively influence the children. We feel blessed to have the opportunity to go to this wonderful school and as parents we have learned so much to improve our lives at home.
What is there not to love?! Great administrative staff and teachers, wonderful environment, tremendous learning techniques ( we LOVE the Covey habits), diversity and the most important thing we love is how much our daughter loves her school!
It's a wonderful school, there are great opportunities for every child to do well and tap into their potential. No child is left behind at Combs! We're sad that our eight year long relationship with Combs will end this year with our son moving to middle school. Both our children loved Combs and plan to come back to visit whenever they get a chance!
Coombs is a very good school. Excelent administers and excellent teachers. Very diverse group of children. I've heard from teachers that it is a hard school to work for because the administration demands so much. I am very impressed.
The leadership model is a phenomenal tool to provide the children with at this stage in their lives. It provides them with the framework with which to organize and integrate all the information that they are learning in school and out. The staff is amazing!
I love the teachers and the entire Combs staff! Not only is my child getting an excellent education but the overall environment of the school is caring and friendly. My son is challenged in his classes and is learning excellent leadership skills.
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