I went to this school all right years, and I would never send my own child there. The teachers, while some have redeeming qualities, rarely can handle a class. Children here are all disruptive and only empty threats of pink slips are given out. I've rarely seen students get suspended. The principle is never seen- and she had to make up a 'student dean' role so there would be an adult dealing with the students while she didn't have it. Aids and lunchladies were rude- and the school was falling apart! It was so bad that no one would drink the water from water fountains- it had a metalic, horrible taste and made people...not great. The school is horrible with acknowledging your problems and they will even deny that they are at fault. My only positive memories are some of the teachers I had who made the learning fun- but it was all just making us learn for the PSSA, so I can barely call it an education. I can barely write cursvive, and remember my times tables and these this school taught. And, oh yeah, I was apparently a mentally gifted student by their standards. It has gone downhill so much.
I've been attending this school since kindergarten. The school has good teachers but it doesn't handle bullying very well. I've been bullied multiple times (all without the lunch aids noticing) and nothing has been done. I was once punched by a kid in the arm so I went to the vice principal. He sided with the boy who hit me and said we just had to stay away from each other. I still have to deal with the dirty looks he gives me, him rolling his eyes at me, and him mocking me.
Seven children of mine have attended this school.I am graeful for the experience that each child has had.The principal is accessible and the teachers will communicate with you.It is important that parents be involved in every aspect of a students' education and the environment to achieve success.Three of my children have attended college,2 have excellent professions and one is currently attending A.L Fitzpatrick. I know that my children's early education experience at this school had a great deal to do with it. Kudos to Principal Klein and Principal Glazer.With all the challenges that the "powers that be" place on schools; you have manage to make it work for our children.Thanks you.
I'am a student who goes to this school, it is an okay school, some teachers and very nice and helpful while other are just mean ! this year the school is supossed to be changed alot ! and one of my favorite lunch aids mrs,g , got layed off and we are not going to have music or art or anything else besides gym bc of budget cuts ! the assistant principle is horrible my friend was getting bullied and she did nothing to help ! i eventually told one of my fav 7 th grad teachers ms.MaCallister and she helped alot !
They just went back to school on the 7Th?????? so much drama in less than a week????? Fitz, is great and so is the Principal, I find ur comments un believable at the very least. And yes Children today are sissies.
This school is awful! On multiple occasions I was in the Vice Principle's office for my child being bullied. NEVER spoke with the principle. She was never around. The child, who bullied my son, was on a lunch detention for the whole year. The child was signing into the lunch detention, than going outside to pick on kids in the schoolyard. The lunch monitors never saw anything. While my infant was in the NICU, a teacher told my son, " Stop eating whatever it is that you are eating at lunch because you smell" in front of the entire classroom. Meanwhile, my child had told her (in private) that his neighbor had an odor. When I confronted the teacher, she stated " your child is very sensitive" . REALLY! Go tell your co-worker that they smell in front of everyone and see what response you recieve. It's mean and insensitive. I CAN NOT believe I trusted my son with these people.
I'm voting for my daughter, Sydney's school because they have some of the most caring teachers around the area. They encourage the children in many ways. For instance, my daughter loves the guitar and wanted to learn to play but she is very shy. Her teacher, Mrs. Cornell's husband just happened to have a after school club for guitar lessons and Sydney joined much to my surprise. They also watch out for the students by helping them socially, making sure that arguments are discussed and helping them to understand each other. But above all they are excellent at their main job of teaching our children. My daughter is an honor roll student, has been student of the month, is advanced in reading, writing and mathematics an A student most subjects and B's in the rest. She is a very happy, confident girl and I believe that Fitzpatrick has a lot to do with it. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who wants their children to have a great school experience.
both of my children have been in fitzpatrick since kindergarden and my daughter is graduating 8th grade this year. While my daughter has been honor roll since kindergarden (so proud of her) my son has an iep for math and reading and is doing better and better each year. The teachers really care and the programs they offer are wonderful
If your child has learning disabilities this is the worst school. We recently moved to another district and my 7th grader is only at a third grade reading level, second grade math, and cannot comprehend a simple paragraph. If you want your child to fall thru the cracks this is the school!!!!
My granddaughter has gone to fitz since first grade and is currently going into fourth.I think it's a great school with dedicated teachers and a wondeful, hardworking principal.Each year she had a terrific teacher who cared about her personally as well as academically.