So far, very happy with Parma Community Schools. Appears progress is regularly made and much is being learned. Teachers have been excellent and very responsive. Hopefully this will continue to be the case.
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...
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!!!
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.