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St Michael Elementary School2
Posted January 23, 2015
- a community member
This school tends to deny the problems it has instead of facing them head on with strong leadership. There are teachers there, who year after year, have complaints against them and yet they still work there. After some time wouldn't it be time to think to yourself, hmm, maybe the teacher really IS a problem? There are teachers there who SCREAM at the kids and point laser pointers at them. And yet they still work there. There is a teacher there that has called a child names and embarrassed them in front of class, yep, still working there even after parent complaints every year. Don't get me wrong there are great teachers there but there are some that make me question why they haven't been fired. If I treated my employees or coworkers like that I would be creating a hostile work environment and written up or fired, but I guess it is different in schools or at least this school. The school is old, the parking lot is the playground with only jump ropes and balls and chalk to play with. The parents are great for the most part, ready to jump in and help at any time. There are cliques but that is everywhere. The quality of education is good.
I am a parishioner who sent my child to this school until recently. The teachers are pleasant and seem to know how to educate the children. However, parents are somewhat arrogant. The school nickles and dimes you to death for almost everything. There is no playground for the young children - they're stuck playing on an asphalt parking lot. The school building itself is old and the HVAC system shows its age.
This is a great school! It is easily accessible to surrounding areas, including West Chester and Mason. The families and Christian atmosphere is wonderful. The school excels in academics and continues to improve its curriculum. For example, this year they added Spanish and Algebra.