This is simply not a safe place for children to be. Constant fights, bullying, not enough support for the teachers so they have to rely on calling home for help. Kids develop bad habits and it starts here, and in kindergarten. The teachers do not send their children here and that speaks for itself. It is a matter of time before this school is shut down.
PFP is HORRIBLE! I heard good things about this school and that's why I choose this school for my son to attend kindergarten. The first two months were good for him then my son started getting in trouble what seem like everyday for starting from November and he continues to get in trouble to this exact day. The teacher has a classroom of 30 children with no help in the classroom. my son was sent home with a patch cut out of his hair and and cut his uniform shirt and no one knows or seen what happened. He told me that a classmate cut his hair and shirt. The school calls me all the time with several times asking me to pick him up. When I ask my son whats going in school he tells me that kids are teasing or hitting him so he gets mad . I must say my son is no Angel but I do believe that there are triggers in his environment and if the teacher is not catching it the problems will continue. The school does not have the proper resources they need in place for the children to calm down when upset. I get notes home everyday telling me that my son who's in kindergarten is roaming the halls in which he is allowed to leave class and walk the halls and no one cares. Just recently he was sent home with a busted lip and scratches on his face and no one bothered to call me to tell me what happened but yet call me when he's out of control because now he modeling the behaviors that he see's in the class. I feel that now my son is labeled the problem child and the just gave up on him but the behaviors did not start with him I'm ready to transfer him any day now. NO I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS AT ALL. Save your self the time and headache.
Pfpch, my grandson has been here 6 years,and has been bullied,5and a half years, he is special needs, and do not get the help he need here, the school have no controll of theses children, my child have been abused to the point of having to go to the hospital, and the abuser got no punishment, but since he learned to fight back, he has gotten suspended, in September, he will be in a different school, the school is run by the church, would think it would be much better. Good luck to you and your child if they are here, the teachers are the only good part of the school, but they have a hard time controlling the children.
The school has just went down. There's no discipline. The kids walk all over the teacher and nothing gets done. They are just accepting any children to the lottery. I'm at the school everyday because my son gets bullied. You never see the principal. They have very little. After school programs. The security is old as hell the kids walk all over security. Please work on this school. If things change it could be wonderful school. Need more parent meeting
PFPCS is not a good charter school. In reviewing the post by the prior teacher, October 2012, the school does have ample technology. However, is it all for the students or is it more for the organization. The school was given several notebook carts for the students, but only was shown and presented to teachers for use. The administration gets rid of staff members at the last resort without any warning. Yes, there are plenty of Teach for America teachers, but they are there merely for their prestige or school they attended. The school lacks professional development, the principal is never seen as he only communicates to teachers via cell phone. Since when does a principal perform this type of duty? Clearly, the school is second nature in comparison to People for People, Inc. Staff will continue to change often as the administrator will continue to fire teachers who have voice and who refuse to put up foolishness and unprofessionalism by the administrator, particularly the principal.
This is my fourth child to attend PFPCS and its not the same. Staff changes so often and without warning. The school bus service stinks. PFPCS used to pick up the students in PFPCS owned buses where the bus drivers also worked in the school . That was much safer because you knew the person who was driving your child to school . The old principal said they stopped using their own buses to save money but, PFP inc. is always involved in other programs through out the city so why couldnt they have afforded to keep their own bus . the school had more after school programs and now there's only 2. I only keep my child here because the neighborhood school is worse. PFPCS needs to get it together.
Hello everyone, I teach at this school and am wondering if parents get to see some of the very positive things going on at this school. For example: The school has partnered with a local retauranteur to serve healthy meals for lunch everyday. I'm talking restaurant-grade food that very few other places get to enjoy! It has also partnered with Teach for America to hire young, bright teachers with energy and modern teaching styles and methods who have mentors who provide ample training for them. I also wonder if people know how much technology is used in each class. Every classroom has either a smart board, or a projector. I can also tell you that the teachers care deeply about the students and have a strong sense of urgency about their needs and their academic success. To be clear, I'm not advocating it's a perfect place - no place is; In fact, the challenges we face as teachers are daunting (any person who has taught kids in an urban city school can attest to this) I'm just wondering if our contributors (parents) have really given consideration to all the services they get at this school. Sometimes we take for granted what is good and given to us.
PFPCS stinks!!!! It doesn't make any sense that the school went down this bad in a short time. My son went to this school in Kindergarten and I LOVE IT THEN... all of the great teachers left and went to other schools. He has a learning disability, but I think some of the teachers have the same problem. They don't know how to inform parents of staff change or school policy change. I'm just really tired of being a full time parent and a full time teacher. I already have a job and I don't get paid to teach him. Helping him to understand what the teacher is teaching but not teaching the whole lesson. That's just crazy. So sad to see a school go down like this. A word to parents: "DON'T EVEN APPLY!!!"
I am a former parent of this horrible school I removed my daughter out of this school four months ago and it is the best thing I could of ever done at her new school she is now playing catch up because a lot of things they are doing there she did not get at People For People I would never recommend anyone to attend this school THIS SCHOOL IS A JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!