I was very pleased with the attention that I received from my grandsons teachers and what is expected of them. Their teachers are very open to what I expect of them. After all, the school, the principal, the teachers, and the students cannot be at their best without parent involvement!!!! As a grandmother raising my grandsons, the attention that I receive from the principal to my grandsons teachers about specific problems that my boys are dealing with as well as their shananigans they can pull, (because my grandsons as well as other children are NOT perfect angels....I don't care what some parents think! Kids will be kids!) satisfies me because their teachers and principal want the best and expect them to follow the rules. I do wish that they had more sports activities for the children, like gymnastics, that is the only area I see as lacking for the students.
- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2007
This school seems to be very disorganized. Plans change constantly, directions are not given clearly, and discipline is severely lacking. It may just be certain grade levels but our experience has not been good over many years and several children. This goes for academics, after school activities, even the lunch menus and bus routes are below average. You have to wonder who this school exists for. Is it for all of the students, some of the students, or employees? The 'powers that be' don't seem to appreciate questions nor are they responsive to inquiries. This goes for some of the teachers up through the board of education. The funny thing is they all seem to think they have a great school system and that they are looked up to and envied by other districts.
- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2006
The acedemics here at Alverda Reed Elementary are average. They could be better, but I have seen a lot worse. The main problems I have with the school involves other aspects. One thing you can say is that the school is high on discipline. The rules are strict and often do not allow the children to be children. They often expect them to act as adults. As far as extracurricular activities go, the school falls short. There are not a lot of choices for the kids. They have scouts, band (starting in 5th grade), basketball, baseball/softball, and soccer. Parents have tried to start up other activities, but the school isn't very receptive to new things. An alumni offered to pay all the set up costs and build a new stadium if the school would start up a football program. The school board refused. They aren't very open at all.