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Sycamore Creek Elementary5
Posted May 23, 2014
- a parent
the administration of this school is amazing. they are involved and very accessible to parents. they've been understanding and helpful above and beyond what they've needed to be. as for teachers, it's pretty diverse. some of the teachers are unbelievably amazing. some, well, not so much. it may be that the teachers we've had that aren't as good just don't look as good because the amazing ones we've had are truly amazing. in our experience, there is a direct correlation of awesome teachers to their level of desired parental involvement: that is, the teachers who really want their parents to volunteer in their classrooms have shown way more enthusiasm for teaching than the teachers who prefer not to have parents involved.
Our daughter moved to this school from Leesville for second grade. We were concerned that a relatively new school would be a step down from Leesville. But we have been very pleased with the teachers and staff at Sycamore Creek. Our daughter loves this school. The chorus is amazing. It seems like 1/2 the school is part of it. The music teacher is retiring but I expect the new teacher will be great. She has big shoes to fill. Consider you child lucky if they get go to this school.
This is a wonderful school! We have two children that attend, and they both love it. The teachers are supportive and encouraging. The office and admin staff have been incredible and a joy to have met. Thank you Sycamore Creek, we love you!
We just started at this school on Track 2 in July, but have thus far had a great experience with both teachers, office staff and administrators. We have a kiddo without IEP or 504 but requires classroom accommodations. His teacher is willing to tag-team daily goals. Both teachers are experienced and willing to learn whatever it takes to help our kiddos. The principal is a STRONG leader and is clearly highly involved. The expectations of children to achieve and the willingness to find tools to help them do that is unsurpassed in our experience which consists of 5 elementary schools in 2 states.
We are so excited to be a part of SCES. The teachers are excellent & have extremely challenging programs. I volunteer at the school every chance that I can and have always received a warm & welcoming greeting from office staff. Parents & family members are encouraged to volunteer. I love the Daily 5 curriculum that was started this year. The principal & assistant principal are amazing and show strong leadership. We had to attend another elementary before but am so happy to now be a part of this awesome/amazing school. I am very encouraged to see the way that staff interacts with each other. Again, we are very fortunate to be a part of this wonderful school. I would highly recommend this school.
I agree with the other 2 parents in reference to the EOG test scores. Once my child needed extra help the environment became hostile. The principal and staff are extremely rude and act like know it alls, when they don't know anything about any family at the school. The teachers are inexperienced and forced us to transfer out of the school. The administration loves when families leave the school, because those families won't bring down the test scores. They basically run the families out of the school that need help, so this is how the school scores so high on EOG's. It is awful that a school is ran like this.
My son is in kindergarten at SCES and we love the school! His teacher is AMAZING! She is patient, kind and communicates extremely well with the parents. My son loves everything about the school and is extremely happy there. He has learned an unbelieveable amount in the time he has been there. We look forward to many more years in such an awesome school!
I agree with the parent that stated that this school is focused on only EOG scores. The teachers are not top notch as advertised. The office staff is rude and unkind to students/parents. The principal and administration discourage parental involvement. It was extremely difficult to receive a volunteer schedule after multiple requests. I am disappointed with this school and have started to look for other options.