I like the fact that during an even at the school we are still able to pray in Jesus' name! Our school still recites the Pledge of Allegiance also. Two weeks ago the school installed a security camera and speaker so everyone will have to be buzzed in and shoe proper ID!
I went to Granite Quarry Elementary school 25 years ago and it was a great school then. When my kids started at Granite 9 years ago the teachers and principals were great. Now I have 2 sons that are there and the principals are horrible. Alot of good teachers have left. The school has a major bullying problem. My son was bullied on the bus and it became a legal problem. After that they started putting up tons of Anti-Bullying posters. Still didn't fix the problems. They are only worried about the test scores. I understand that school is about learning but they have to get children a chance to be children too. Shoving books down their throats isn't going to make them want to read. They are always giving away Wiis, Ipads, or Ipods and then they beg for pencils. Seems that they could spend the money that the school has more responsibly. Their fundraisers are ridiculous with $16 cookie dough when it has been brought to their attention multiple times that people can not afford that stuff and they should do things like $1 candy bars. Their biggest fund raiser has always been the Halloween carnival but that has been cut down to just about nothing now.
THIS SCHOOL HAS A MAJOR BULLYING PROBLEM! DON'T LET THEIR LITTLE CHARADE FOOL YOU! THEY ARE DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO HIDE WHAT REALLY GOES ON. THEY NEED TO STOP ONLY WORRYING ABOUT TEST SCORES AND START TEACHING THESE KIDS HOW TO BE DECENT, KIND PEOPLE. IF YOUR CHILD HAS ANY KIND OF LEARNING DISABILITY, GRANITE QUARRY IS NOT ABLE TO DEAL WITH IT. THEY HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO TEACH A LEARNING DISABLED CHILD. BUT THEN GET UPSET WITH THE CHILD BECAUSE HE/SHE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT TO DO. THIS SCHOOL IS TERRIBLE.
We have been involved with GQE for 6 years and boy has it changed. Yes they did well last year finally on there progress report for the school but at what cost. Several very good teachers have been ran off from the school. I fear the school will fall back again with the present leadership.
We moved to this area just over a year ago, Granite Quarry has made some wonderful strides to improve all things. Technology, resources, all of it has been great for our kids.
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