The school lacks organization and communication with parents. They DO NOT follow the law on reporting truancy. I believe this is most likely because they do not want to lose the little funding they still get. There is a huge disconnect between the school and parents along with an even bigger disconnect with the school and County/State standards. Lack of reporting to the state level on truancy and other issues is just irresponsible. Making it very likely and easy for kids to slip through the cracks. Unfortunately this seems to be happening quite often. Hopefully the state will eventually crack down on these type of schools for not upholding state attendance laws and accountability. Now I am not saying every teacher or staff member is irresponsible because I am sure that is not the case. But I do however feel like small schools need to be held to the same standards as others and also be held accountable for not reporting state attendance laws. And let me just mention if you want any accurate reports or records on your child good luck! If you get any at all it will most likely take SEVERAL days and SEVERAL phone calls/Emails to get any sent to you. All together just a very sad situation for children there not getting the education they need on lack of administration and parental accountability.
I would not recommend this school to anyone who wants a well rounded educated child! academically they are VERY substandard and athletics... well there is none! My son is in 3rd grade and i have never seen such an unorganized mess at a game....The principal was having to coach because the actual coach was too busy. The kids didn't even know what basket they were to be shooting for. I just found the whole thing ridiculous and unorganized. If you are saying you provide athletics for kids then provide them! Do not call letting them run loose in a gym for an hour each day coaching or teaching them any fundamentals. And more than sports look at the academic test scores people....they speak for themselves. My child went from not being able to read a full sentence to being able to read a book within two months at a better school who provided the right education.And yes it was also a very small school with a family atmosphere.
My son loved it there. The school was made up of very nice people. He was excited about going to go to school everyday (unlike doing his piano lessons) so I know that everyone liked him. He learned a lot while he was there. Its small population gave it the feel of a private school. I would recommend this school to anyone and everyone. Since this school doesn't have a football team means the kids aren't overly high strung (aggressive or violent). Please note; the biggest brains in the country entering college are entering the colleges that have no sports programs. This is the 21st century and smart is what matters. This is a great place for a student who enjoys learning and for the student's preparation for college. The highest number of stars able to be rated is 5. This school deserves far more than that. Thank you; Kenneth Chaney