When my daughter started in this school in kindergarten she loved it there. I loved it there. The teachers in the elementary side of this school are hard working, innovative, caring people. And there is a huge amount of parental involvement. I highly recommend PMS for elementary school. Having said that, I also highly recommend moving your child somewhere else for middle school. The amount of bullying that goes on with students is atrocious and no one will do anything about it. Complaints are ignored and swept under the rug. The assistant principal targets certain students and harasses them regularly. I do not recommend this school for your middle school student.
Prairie Mountain offers the unusual option of remedial reading classes (with numerous students on IEPs for reading, ADHD, behavior) being taught *exclusively* by educational assistants (EAs), while the 'teacher of record' works with different classes across the hall. Flies in the face of all sorts of state regs..
Overall good. The resources for those kids on IEP's are great! Only positive things to say about that one. I like that it is a K-8. easy for that transition. Great teachers. Secretarial staff? Cold. We have been here for 5 years. They barely acknowledge you when you come in the door. No, "Nice to see you, or how are you." Don't even try to get to know them bettter, they clam up and stare blankly at their computer screens like robots. That is my one beef with the school. If I could bypass the front secretarial area, I would.
My son has been here for 7 years! Most of the teachers are great and lots of the parents help out. I have helped out for years and love it, because you get to know the kids, teachers and staff.
Principal's leadership is HORRIBLE!! Prairie Mountain used to be a great school before we got this principal last year. Principal doesn't seem to really care about the bullying and harassing that goes on..way too many things get swept under the rug now. Prairie Mountain needs someone that is going to take charge and be fair to all students EQUALLY.
Principal's leadership is awful,not a very warm and caring person.Secretary that sits in front in the office is very unpleasant,don't understand why they put her there when they have a great one that's been there for years.Wake up Prairie Mountain.
Principal's leadership is rediculous. I do not recommend this school.
Very unpleased with the Principal's lacking Judgement with Parent involvment!
This is a fabulous school. It has the looping system that is so beneficial to the students. The staff is fabulous and an overall great choice.
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