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Springfield, OH
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2589 South Yellow Springs Rd
Springfield, OH 45506

(937) 328-5383
(937) 328-5390
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April 29, 2014
Possum Elementary School is AWESOME!! The teachers have what it takes to help children progress at their own level! The secretary is very intuitive and works well with everyone!! Maralee Paxton

- submitted by a community member
April 02, 2014
This school has a staff that is totally committed to doing their best to bring out the best in their students in all ways. Any parent could be confident that his/her child would get a great education as well as kind, loving attention and fair, consistent discipline. I'm proud to have been associated with Possum School!

- submitted by a community member
April 19, 2012
Awesome teachers! Awesome new principal! Overall great school. I am so glad my children are students at Possum Elementary/Middle School. The staff works very hard, they are supportive, they are willing to use their personal time to help students. The new principal is bringing fun and morale back to the school. He is positive and recongnizes those students who work hard. He does a great job of communication. I love this place. My only concern is parental involvement. A school with over 500 students in attendance shouldn't have to beg and plead for parents to volunteer. It seems over the years the same parents are doing all the work and the number of new parents wanting to get involved is getting smaller and smaller. Soon the parents who do volunteer will be gone as their children move to the high school. Then what will happen? It's just sad that such a wonderful school seems to have such little support from its community. Come on Possum parents. Help make Possum the best school in the district.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2009
The teachers do a tremendous job. They are professional, and they care deeply for their students. Unfortunately, they have very little support from the principal and assistant principal.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2009
It's a great school with a excellant education for your children.....They are very involed with the kids and family's!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2008
The teachers here are the best. They communicate with parents and students. I am so pleased my children attend this wonderfully diverse school

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2008
For the most part my experience with Possum has been good overall. I have two children who have attened Possum since pre-school. Both of my children have ADD and one has a speech problem. A few of the teachers are not patient enough and don't take bullying seriously. The acedemics are great, except for math. Who ever heard of not using a math book. I have a sister who just graduated college, a bachelor's in mathematics, and she said that our students will be lost if they don't know how to use a math book!

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2008
While there is limited support from some staff/administrator, the majority of the staff is very caring and willing to support our students in any way possible. Many parents have been involved in the PTO/P.O.P.S organization and have made a positive difference in the lives of the students. You will only get out of the district what you put into it.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2008
No leadership from principal, discrimination against students. Disrespectful teachers, teachers belittle children, parents that are not involved. We have been in this district for eight years the schools get worse every year.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2008
i love this school i go their and i love mr. heintz

- submitted by a student
July 16, 2007
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2006
This (2006) is my child's first year @ possum and it's a breathe of fresh air. She is 'age-appropriately' challenged. The expectations set before her are reasonable. She's an a/b student and actually likes going to school. The way it should be! thank you, possum elementary!!

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
I have a four kids with varied needs at Possum Elementary, and every teacher has been positive and helpful with each student in addressing their needs. Three of my kids are involved in sports and it has been a positive experience each year whether they win or lose.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2005
As a parent who was very disappointed when their child didn't get into Reid (open enrollment); I am now VERY thankful! Possum's teachers and administrators were very warm and helpful and made sure our daughter learned . . . not just book work, but also music, band, sports, leadership, and helped to prepare her for Shawnee. The cliques were few and the warm atmosphere was very evident just walking into the building. Watching the students react w/ hugs for the principal and teachers was very warming. We would highly recommend this school for anyone moving into the district.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2005
I'm a former student from Possum and I'd just like to say that the teachers were great there. They arn't just teachers, but they're adults who I could go to when I needed someone to talk to. They truely care about their students. What I didn't like about Possum was the fact that the hallways were always so cramped with students inbetween classes, that and the heat. The food wasn't always great, but I didn't go there just to eat! I started Possum in 5th grade because I moved from a huge school district. If I wouldn't have moved then I wouldn't know half of the kids in my grade. So if I had the choice to stay, I'd still choose Possum. It's a great school and I recommend it for kids! (The new vice principle is awesome!)

- submitted by a former student
January 31, 2005
The teachers at Possum should show more interest for their jobs, and the cafeteria food could definitely be better.

- submitted by a former student
January 28, 2005
I think that it should be up to the same standards as schools like Reid.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2004
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent

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Possum Elementary School
2589 South Yellow Springs Rd, Springfield, OH  45506
(937) 328-5383
Last modified Possum Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Possum Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top