We are starting our 6th year now. We all love this school. Lots of ways to volunteer, friendly parents I now consider family. I absolutely love going into the school, it is clean and welcoming. The office staff is friendly and helpful and anyone you pass has a smile and will say hello. The principal is starting her 2nd year and she is hands on and has a great team. From top to bottom the staff and teachers love the children and education and character building are a priority. The school is beautiful and full of happiness I enjoy spending as much time there as possible. We have 2 years to go and wouldn't consider another elementary school. We will miss haskell tremendously but will be rascals forever.
We love Charles Haskell! Great teachers and great parent involvement! This is our 4th year at Haskell and have been very happy overall.
The school is very clean and has a good feeling. I think the principal is great and they have good teachers. However, they lack some basic grammar skills and have actually "corrected" my daughter when in actuality, the teacher was incorrect. This happened in 1st grade as well as Kindergarten-- so pretty basic stuff. In addition, it is a very large school. It is difficult for the child to get individualized attention. For some children that may be ok, but for others it can be detrimental. Charles Haskell has been extremely rough on my daughter's self esteem. She feels her teacher's do not like her.
Having just moved here from Canada less than a year ago and never having any prior experiences with my children in a public school, I am very pleased with my and my children's experience at Haskell thus far. There is alot of parental involvement and volunteer opportunities. The school though older, is clean and bright. The teachers seem caring and competant. If ever unsure about anything the front office staff are always friendly and helpful.
This year there a new principal started. She is doing a great job. She is very hands on with the students and is very 'present' at the school. I think she is much better than the previous principal in many ways. I have not had a conflict or anything where I really saw her in action, but in the day to day running of the school, things are good. The faculty really care about the students, the school is amazingly clean and well-maintained (thanks David!), and the students are generally very well-behaved. I will have a fifth grader next year who has been there since kindergarten. My daughter will be in first grade. We moved to another district school's area, but I hoping that my kids will get to stay at CH. It is a great place for kids and parents.
I have had 2 children at this school and would say that for my first child it was fantastic. However, my 2nd child experienced a Principal change which seemed to derail the success we had previously felt. My biggst complaint is in how she (new Principle)handles conflict. If it had not been for the excellent support & level of professionalism of her teacher, we wouldn't have made it through without a dissasterous outcome.
My child will be completing 1st grade next month. From day one this school has been great and my child has flourished. The activities are well thought out and are effective tools for learning. I have 2 more children that will be going to school there soon and I look forward to all of them having this experience. The Charles Haskell before and after care program is second to none. The facilities are clean and well kept.
This will be our last year at Charles Haskell, my last child is a fifth grader. She is my second child to attend this wonderful school. We will truly miss it. The teachers have all been wonderful and gave my children their undivided attention. The parent involvement is wonderful. I can't think of a single unpleasant moment we have had in the last 7 years as a family at Charles Haskell.
The teachers are great. Many of them are nationally certified. They seem to be knowledgeable and prepared. The gifted program in not great. The lady that coordinates it is disorganized, but the kids seem to get 'enriched' by the experience. The facilities are top notch. The new library, classrooms, and cafeteria/auditorium are excellent. Parents are very involved. Sometimes there isn't enough lead time between announcements and due dates. If that notice sits in a backpack overnight, then you might only get a little notice, so look in those folders often. Other than that, a really nice school, with great teachers, caring administrators, and excellent facilities. If the construction crews would coordinate road work then all would be right with Charles Haskell. Need more academic extra curriculars. Like odyssey of the mind and a chess team.
I have been very disappointed in not only the quality of learning that goes on here but the principle leadership. This school's main focus is testing and does not care about the individual student. I have watched my son dread school more and more as a result of his last three years at Charles Haskell. I would suggest looking at other schools if you want your child to enjoy learning.
I have been very impressed with the school so far. I was welcomed and encouraged to participate as a parent. There is lots of parental involvement and great teacher/parent communication. The principal was wonderful and I have high hopes that the new principal will be just as good. The PTO is majorly involved in helping the school. All of the children seem to really enjoy school and I have always found that a good sign of success for a school.
I have a 5th grader here and a senior in high school who went here from 2nd grade through 5th. It is the best elementary school in Edmond. We have had an excellent experience at Haskell from the teachers, counselors and principals to the outstanding parents. We will miss being involved and a part of a great school.
I have two daughters at Haskell and they love school. I have volunteered for various activities in the past three years and parental involvement is incredible. Expectations are high and the teachers work hard to bring the kids up to that standard.
I am not impressed with Charles Haskell Elementary. My child has had nothing but problems adjusting to the high expectations of the schools academic achievements, with little support from his teacher as to how I as a parent may assist my child in improving. It is my opinion that this teacher is not well organized and lacks direction in teaching children that do not adjust well in the center learning environment. My opinion is not based on just one teacher there have been several.
I have three children at this school. My wife has a Master's Degree in education and is a teacher and spends most of her day at the school volunteering. The facility is superb, teachers first rate, principal outstanding. Most Edmond schools are similar, but this is certainly one of the best.
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