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Kilgour Elementary School1
Posted October 10, 2014
- a parent
Terrible school!!! They way they treat students and parents is shocking, especially a student with special needs. If you aren't "known" don't expect to have a pleasurable experience. Teachers and administration are uneducated and fail to show any concern or compassion for students that have an IEP. I could go on and on about how terrible our experience has been in only two months. This school is made us seriously consider homeschooling our children. The principal has no concern for any issues that arise, the crossing guard accepts bribes to allow people to park closer during their pick up chaos, and I could go on and on. Truly Sad. Don't send your child to this school unless you want to be truly disappointed.
My son has just completed Kindergarten. We are very happy with Kilgour. My son's teacher was wonderful and attentive to his needs. In addition there are many opportunities for him to learn outside the classroom - even in Kindergarten! (sports, choir, etc... ) The parent group is very active - more than I recall as a child. It is nice to know your kids are part of a community.
Both of my children have been at Kilgour for years, my son since 2nd grade and now in 6th, and my little girl since Kindergarten. We have had the pleasure of knowing some exceptional teachers along the way. The best part, in my opinion, is the dedicated and hard working principal, Miss Cook. They just don't get any better than her.
We are very happy with Kilgour Elementary School. Compared to our previous school, the principal is very involved and the teachers have high expectations for the students. The atmosphere is supportive and the other families are friendly. Since it is a neighborhood school, it is a lot like what I remember school to be when I was a child - except better.
My child went to this school from Kindergarten through 6th grade. She was very well educated. Now she goes to Walnut Hills and I feel she was well-prepared by her teachers there. The social scene might be difficult for some children who don't live in Mt. Lookout or Hyde Park. But otherwise, if you want a good education and that is the most important thing to you, it's a good place to send them