My 3 kids are going to Lower South now and enjoy attending. The staff is very accomodating and they email me back right away with concerns! The principle and teachers seem very open to listening to us. The only major change I would suggest is to improve the cafeteria food.
Regardless of how the teachers treat your children, or parents, they are always supported by the Principal. The teachers can 'do no wrong' even when they are less than fair or open to possibly making a mistake. We have had teachers who play favorites, resist parental views, and view any parental concerns regarding their teaching methods for their child as a personal attack on their teaching skills. How can you work with a teacher who only wants to work with parents who tell them how great they are? Any concerns or questions to their teaching methods are met with excuses or negative comments about your child, and then a conference where you are told what a problem your child is instead finding a way to give on BOTH sides. It is always about what the parents or child does wrong - never the teachers involvement or lack there of.