My son has attended this school since the beginning of the 2013 school year. As a high functioning autistic child, his ability to adapt to a new school was trying. I thought he had a good IEP team and they seemed responsive, but as I have learned at other public schools, these professionals are truly limited in what they can provide for our students due to budgets. Should that be affecting our children? No. But, it is. This is the first school district I have been a part of that does not promote volunteerism; in fact, it is not even advertised as a possibility and all applicants have to have a signed application by the principle in order to go to the district office to get finger printed to volunteer. Math tutors are not provided, only reading tutors; there are too many students to teachers, not enough funds to provide more for the school, and those volunteers that could help turn the school around are discouraged to volunteer. Our 2nd year at this school has convinced me that my son will not be attending a Princeton City School next year. I feel this district is on a downward slope if they can't get their services sorted out.
I have been quite pleased with the teachers and staff at springdale elementary, My child's teachers have been very dedicated and caring. They have also been firm when needed. He is learning a lot and i am excited we chose Springdale elementary.
My sons attended this school 07-08 school year. one child did 'ok' but the other was completly 'left behind' I feel like my oldest sons teacher never paid attention to me and was VERY disorganized! she constantly lost things i sent in like lunch money, field trip forms, other signed forms ect... Overall i was not happy with Springdale elementary and after having my children attend another school for 08-09 They have totally excelled and im glad we made the switch!