I have had mostly great experiences with 2 of my children at this school, however the pre k program is completely a mess. No structure, little guidance, kids running wild with little supervision. I am surprised no one has been seriously hurt yet. Upper grade teachers seem to have better control if their classrooms, but what an unfortunate way to start a schhol experience. The teacher is kind, but does poor job managing her classroom and challenging her students.
My daughter attends the Pre-K Program the teacher is wonderful with the kids. She teaches the kids their basic letters, sight words, some spanish, and sign language. I really love her teaching methods and shes so patient. But the class sizes are way too big, bullying is a issue, and cliches in prek are a issue. I pulled my daughter out of the program due to these problems.
My daughter is attending their prek program. The program is a full day prek that offers spanish and sign language classes. She has learned so much and her teachers are wonderful. Everyone in her school are very nice. The school is small and the so are the classes. So everyone knows everyone. So I am happy that she loves her school.
As a retired teacher grandparent, I would like to say 'thank you' to the pre-kindergarten teacher. My grandson got a wonderful start in school-discipline, academics, social skills, and manners. He loves school and looks forward to his kindergarten teacher. Pretty Water, just keep up the positive attitudes and hard work for these kids. You are doing an A+ job. Love, Grandma!
Pretty Water just has an extended family feel. I know that my kids are being taught by teachers who really care. They really go the extra mile to make kids understand what is being taught.
I am a parent that did not attend school here as a child and my daughter has just started her first year. I think my impression of the school is a very good so far. They seem to do a lot for a smaller country school. With new bond money coming I look forward to the new facilities and the future looks good for Pretty Water.
Pretty Water is a wonderful little country school. Our children love it there! Their grades have gone up since switching to this school, and I have seen a heightened creativity in both of them, especially in regard to writing (stories, essays, etc.), music, and art [independently speaking--e.g., things they do on their own.] The school provides good contact between parents and teachers, utilizing TeacherWeb to give me access to their grades on a regular basis. There is a strong emphasis on sports, but not to the expense of academics. Overall, I think Pretty Water is a really great school with equally great leadership.
Pretty Water just gets in your blood. I went to school there and now my children attend there. It's like the kids all become one big family, watching out and protecting one another. This DOES allow for a no-bullying policy. The stafff is always helpful and I know that my children are well protected and being taught when I leave them at this school.
Pretty Water Elementary has a wonderful staff of the most caring and compassionate teachers that I have ever known. All of the children are highly motivated to learn. Differences in the children, whether it be race, religion, or gender, are celebrated and explored, allowing and encouraging the children to be themselves and to be proud of who they are. This allows bullying among the children to be almost non-existent.
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