Mrs. Clark because before she has gone out on maternity leave she was always there for my daughter as well as me to tell me where to help and progress my daughter. Steps to take at home to help her stay on top. She worked with my daughter to keep her intrest because she was ahead of the class and would become distant and unfocused at times. She always met with parents before or after class if needed. All round good teacher
They have no real help and its hard to control the classes they are more like bouncers than teachers. The assistants they do have do the bare minimum and act like they dont know whats goung on on a day to day basis
My daughter was so excited to start school that she wanted a school theme for her 5th birthday in August so she was prepared for kindergarten in September.... Now she hardly ever wants to go. She cant stand the class cause she cant concentrate because the kids are wild and crazy. All the teachers do is yell.... Which she brings home when she plays school with her younger sisters.
Because they dont protect them against the bullying and when you as a parent go in and talk to them they make you feel like a nuisance, you talk to vice principle then principle fill out incident report etc it take multiple time for them to even approach and correct the situation. Also they are unprepared when it comes to a teacher taking maternity leave... Lack on help in the room... Also thwy do not assist or direct the substitutes with the routines and curriculum being taught to keep kids on track. These poor kids are losing before they even get a start
Bullying is a problem and they sweep it under the rug!! There is no communication. Everything is last minute, never enough time so parents can be involved. No direction, everyone has an excuse or blame someone else. They lie in the office say one thing then say oh no i didnt say that. They are tude. If you have a care or concern they make you feel like you are a problem... Well if your not lookin out for my kid Im gunna. So sad because my daughter was so excited to start school and now in kindergarten already doesn't want to go! They have no control over the kids. And innocent children are loseing their light love and luster for learning!!! Take a pole in the school yard bet youd get this same response!
This school smell when you walk into the hallways and in the front door. The children are horrible and may influence your child in a negative way. On the flip side it is one of the better school in the neighborhood but if you have a choice choose another school because this school is not good for my child. The teachers are great and will work with you but the school conditions make it hard for them. The school district of Philadelphia has gotten worse and it shows in their classroom sizes and lack of extracurricular activities for the children.
My children have attended Sullivan for many years. The present Principal cares about the students and the former teacher who says she talks down to the staff is not telling the whole story. The principal abides by the rules. Sullivan has mostly excellent teachers. I do have issue with the lunch aides who I have personally witnessed yelling at students and giving out detention without good cause. Parents aren't notified . Besides that issue, I feel Sullivan is a good school.