The school was fine in the elementary stage, if they had kept the students who were brought in the system up through the high school, it would be a better environment for middle/high school. They have welcomed with open arms all the children who cannot function and are thrown out of other schools, who did not come up with the character traits they instill in the elementary grades.. There is a rough transition from 3rd-4th grade, the children are ill prepared for the middle school. Special education is lacking leadership and direction. My child has been assaulted by other children more than one time. There are a few really dedicated teachers, just a few at the high school level. They don't keep staff long enough, big turn around. Teachers don't have control of their classrooms. One student was permitted to have access to the grade book and progress book by the teacher. The middle school gives alot of homework. I do not feel that the staff are genuinely interested in my child who has learning disabilities. They are ill equipped to help my child, and little progress has been made with academic progress. Overall not happy with school, it is the lesser of two evils.
My son, who is AD/HD and bi-polar started attending this school 4 years ago (He is now a senior). The teaching and support staff is SUPERLATIVE.They have excellent teachers at the High-school level. We came from another charter school system where the students were loud, obnoxious and ill-mannered, and you could hear the teachers yelling to establish order.The difference is amazing! These teachers go above and beyond to work with you for your child. They are always available to help my child, and keep regular contact with the parents. My son has blossomed into a straight-A student, taking honors classes. It has an challenging academic programs, preparing them for the future, as well as extra curricular programs. He enjoys going to school! The atmosphere is bright, comfortable and welcoming.The school is very clean. I love the smaller class size. The students have a easy-to-follow dress code, saving me money. The staff is welcoming, very friendly, extremely helpful and they really care about your child. The students are bright and articulate, and instilled with character and courtesy, and well-prepared for further education. I'm sorry I didn't find them sooner!
I went here 1st - 8th grade, and it's possibly one of the worst schools ever. It's a complete joke! Switching to public school for high school was the best decision I ever made. The teachers and administration don't know what they're talking about, and there's no extracurricular...
Freshman English teacher was a miserable educator. The Board should review and evaluate her performance.
Smaller classes! they teach good core values! my son is in kindergarten and always brings home a lot of work they did! they have a way of exciting the student about learning! students don't get kept behind if they are ahead of the rest of the class! your tuition pays for all supplies so, no shopping!! no one is judged by their appearance-i love uniforms!!!!! the parent/teacher corespondance is outstanding!! i love this school!!!
Small classes, character education, more than traditional coursework, focus on students not administration like our parma city public schools
I love the way the parents and school work together. It really is a community school
I believe like any parent that there are going to be times at any school where parents are not going to be happy with some teacher at some point. I am very happy with my sons school. My son will be finishing 7th grade with above average grades. If it was not for this school and the principle, Mrs. Geyer and here staff of wonderful teachers and support services. I believe that he would not make the strides he has made. My son has Aspergers and he was never one to be outgoing. They have brought him out of his shell. The school is just above fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.
Parents concerns are ignored and the staff is in general, very apathetic. It seems that they are only thier for thier paycheck. I do not recommend this school at all.
Leadership behaves inappropriately and seem to be extremely immature. I recommend that you not send your child to this school.
What can I say but thank you. As one who went to public school back in the day when education and its standards were everyone's love, concern, and main priority for the child, Parma Community is giving that to my child. The ratio of student to teacher in class, the high standard of teaching, and the care and seriousness each student is given words them and their education is so wonderful. You can see my child's desire to do good in school and learn. You see his joy of the learning and fun he has with the extracurricular activities. I look forward when his brother will attend.
My daughter is in the middle school, some of teachers in the mdidle school are very helpful, kind and belong to teach and then there is some that donot belong there, yelling is not approprite when I child doens't understand or forgets homework, the Principal Mr. Robersts doens't seem to care anymore since he's leaving. It seems that the staff runs the school. Parents concerns go unanswered and often ignored. You cannot get help for your child who is struggling acadamicaly, you could last year but since the move to one building the family atmosphere is gone and the only thing going for them is small class sizes. Very dispointed in 05-06 school year. Friends group missing leadership!
I highly recommend Parma Community. I was ecstatic when they made the decision to start a 3rd kindergarten! My son loves his school and he enjoys going everyday. In the winter they have ice skating for the kids and in the spring they have swimming. They are also adding more extracurricular activites little by little. The teachers and the staff are very outgoing, helpful and they have a genuine interest in helping our children grow and learn. The strongly encourage parent involvement. You can volunteer at school, in the classroom or you can things at home to help out the teacher (cutting, laminating, etc). There has not been a day that I 2nd guess my decision to send my son to Parma Community!
My son has been at the school for 2 years. He is currently in 1st grade. The school has exceeded my expectations. It is such an advantage to have smaller class sizes. My son is quite advanced in reading and his teacher has gone out of his way to provide for my son's needs. Even the principal at the nearby public school has admitted she couldn't provide that kind of personal attention. Regarding extracurricular activities; my son has been in a play, takes piano lessons after school, and spanish as well. He has learned to ice skate and has swimming lessons too. It is not the public school experience that I had in the 70's, but who says that is a bad thing? Lastly, character education and the expectation that all children will be polite and have respect for the world around them makes this a wonderful environment for learning.
I am disappointed with this school. Their are some teachers in the Middle School who are rude, to not only the students but the parents. teacher who I can not believe has the children's best interest in mind. The principal has been notified about this problem and there are nothing is done, because it continues. My child is also not safe. There are no locks on the doors to the outside so anyone can walk in at anytime, and the principal is 3 miles away at the elementary school so classroom disciple is out of control. This is my childs last year at PCS.
Both my children attend PCS, 2nd grade and kindergarten. I believe this has been the best decision I could have made for their education, especially in comparison to the poor selection in public elementary schools in the area. The staff is wonderful and the parent involvement is truly exceptional and rare in today's busy lifestyle.
My child has been enrolled at Parma Community School for 4 years. What a wonderful, dedicated staff we have. With classroom size limited to 20 children, the children get the extra support and help they need. I am always made to feel welcome when I enter the building. The principal, secretaries, teachers, etc. are all warm, caring people. The only negative I see is the children don't have hot lunches or a lunch room, but even this was made a positive by the addition of a computer lab. Thanks to all the staff for all you do in making Michael's school experience a great one!
Parma Community is by far the best school for any child to attend! I am so happy with the progress the school has made since it has opened 4 years ago. The teachers work hard to help to children learn. The principle goes beyond to make the school what it is. Parent involvement helps the school go above and beyond any area school. After school actitives are endless school play, bowling, karate, and even spanish. There are k-8th gardes and only a few openings left for next year. That tells you something.
This is the first year my children have attended Parma community school. I have a third grader, sixth grader and seventh grader attending. We are all very pleased with the school. The staff is highly motivated, class sizes are small, and parent involvement is encouraged, not discouraged like it was at the school we came from. There is a new principal this year who seems to be doing wonderful things for the school. They have even started after school activities for the children, including bowling, Spanish, karate, and other things. This school has been a very welcomed change I am so glad my children attend Parma Community School!
As a product of the Parma School System, never have I encountered such a motivated staff of teachers. High academic and discipline standards are set. Not only is parental involvement high, it is encouraged. Class sizes are limited to twenty students so your child recieves maximum attention. Finally, this school is growing by leaps and bounds and I highly recommend this school especially if you are in the John Muir or John Hanna zone. Plus this school will be going from K thru 8th grade. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.
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