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19 OVERALL RATINGS

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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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Teachers at this school are effective:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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Leadership at this school is effective:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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This school effectively deals with bullying:
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There are 38 reviews about all of the school topics.

Effective school leaders: Agree


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As of 2016 school year there was a massive administration change. The new leadership has been making huge headway in addressing some of the problem areas. These issues, I believe, have been in communicating with the diversity of parents whose children attend.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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This is something that Kelly works hard at and I believe is a real success.


Teacher effectiveness: Agree


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My daughter is in first grade and has loved both her teachers.

Amount of homework: Agree


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They recently changed the philosophy around homework for the younger grades. This has directly benefited my daughter. The only down side for parents is not seeing what your kid is working on in school until quarterly grades or conferences.



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Kelly is a school with many voices and diversity. At first this is overwhelming but for our family it has been a refreshing chance to expose our children to a global environment. The teachers, councilors, and administrative staff are fully aware of the diversity and do a great job a supporting and helping kids to explore the richness this provides the school.


Handles bullying effectively: Agree


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I would agree that Kelly does handle bullying well. I believe this because I've seen it first hand. One of the challenges about reviews like this is that parents who are on either end of the bullying issue and didn't feel the outcome met their demands, often are the ones who feel this issue isn't addressed adequately. My child has been on both ends of this issue and frankly, it's nothing unusual for kids in grade school to experiment with power with peers. I would argue that parents want punishment and severe consequences for bullies when the punishment doesn't fit the crime. The nature of the management of these types of issues requires privacy is kept, leaving parents feeling they had no outcome. I would argue this is the reason for parents feeling disenfranchised in these cases. I've seen first hand though, how these issues are handled and they are handled in a way that allows kids to keep their dignity. This is a shame free school.

Supports LD students: Strongly agree


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Teachers are skilled at identifying tag potential in students, as well as special needs. Teachers and staff work hard to ensure the kids get the tools needed for success.

Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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Yes, our principal is a strong leader. She returns calls to parents, has an open door policy, is compassionate with children and champions for her students and staff. She's committed to improving communication home to families and since her arrival, we've made a marked improvement. The community building and collaboration is great with our leadership.


Develops character: Strongly agree


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We use the CARE philosophy and teach stewardship of our spaces inside and out. Our principal is an engaged administrator and cares deeply for the kids and developing what we have to offer our children.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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Teachers are compassionate at Kelly. Bullying is dealt with directly and with a focus on teaching empathy. Teachers spend their breaks playing on recess with their kids as often as possible. They come to movie nights and events to share time with kids outside of instruction time.

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Last modified Kelly Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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