This school has some of the best teachers in the country. Our Algebra 1 program is lead by probably the best math teacher in the country. I am offended by the last comment. Last year I received the President's Award For Educational Excellence. This school ROCKS!!!
This school is overwhelmed with the tremendous task of teaching our children. Some of the teachers are barely competent to teach children with this many issues against them. However, they are also over worked, under staffed and under paid and it shows in their performance! They should not be expected to teach more children, with more problems (social, emotional, mental, physical, legal) at the same level of proficiency as the other urban, low crime, high income, low poverty schools. We need more information from the schools to see what we can do to help them, help our kids! Administration should be making phone calls. We hardly ever get a call for information. We haven't even been told when open house is yet! We have to beg for the teachers to return our calls. It's frustrating to deal with such administrative apathy.