I cannot wait to remove her from this school. The ONLY reason they succeed in maintain their numbers is that it is the best of the worst in our area. That is a very poor standard. I know MANY parents there feel the same way and refuse to stand up about it. Right now the principal is absolutely the worst. Nice person, but a terrible leader, and cannot delegate effectively leaving their day to day administrative duties sorely lacking. They show no 'gumption' no will, no fight, no strength in protecting the needs of their students and the quality of their education. Extremely Disappointed.
Somewhat Effective is only given due to the her 3rd grade teacher who is MUCH more skilled then the 2nd grade teacher she has. I've NEVER come across a more ignorant (in the sense of intelligence), absent, rude, unaffected teacher in my entire life.
In this school, it's sink or swim. They do not have the capability (in terms of quality of providers, materials, or administration) to handle any child outside of the 'norm'. If you excel, or struggle, you will be left on your own to skate through unprepared for challenges that lay ahead.
I've seen a dramatic increase in my daughters 'attitude' and the tone of her voice, since she started at that school. She has been greatly, and negatively, impacted by those around her in the city and particularly in that school. We spend a great deal of time 'fixing' this at home.
I am a former student at sks. THIS SCHOOL DOES NOT PREPARE YOU FOR HIGH SCHOOL AT ALL!! They say that they do but no they just simply dont. While i personally was not bullied i know many who were. When the kids told the teacher nothing would happen. Then, when they went to the principal nothing would happen. They had to deal with the bullies for the rest of their time there. Dont get me wrong there were some really good teachers that i loved. The curiculm (sorry if i marracred the word) is based upon the lowest learning person. So if somebody in your class just doesnt want to learn (and there were alot), then you are held back by that person. Most kids go to Ryan, Judge, or Huberts. Then many others go to charter schools. There might be that one kid in a class who goes to the prep school. In conclusion, i disliked my time at sks and now looking back it was pretty bad overall. I hope this review helps you.
Okay first of all I absolutely love my school! I'm in 7th grade and I am very sad that next year will ba my last year here at Sks! The teachers here are very kind and teach well. If you don't understand something just ask a teacher and they will try o explain it to you so that you do understand! I love my school and reccomend it to you for your child we recently opened a pre k program and next year we will add a pre k 3 year old program! So the grades will range from pre-k 3-8th grade! I hope you found this helpfull!