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John J. McLaughlin Cumberland Hill School5
Posted October 02, 2013
- a parent
Great Teachers! They truly work very hard and care about their students. They have needed to adapt to new teaching methods and routinely meet and collaborate on their approach. They embrace each child and give the extra help when they see it is needed!
Cumberland Hill has a cohesive team of teachers and administrators. There is a terrific 'small town' feeling to the school. The principal knows the name of every child. Our daughter's teachers have all communicated with us freely. The PTO is very active and sponsor quite a few events. There are a number of opportunities for parents to visit the school and speak to teachers. This is the kind of elementary school I remember from from my childhood.
Our son has special medical needs. The school, staff and Nursing staff have been so understanding and accomodating to help have our son feel comfortable, acceptepted and that helps him to excell academically! We love the school, and the positive experiences we have had there!
The school on a whole is great with a lot of teachers who truly care about the children and a PTO which is currently trying to pull the school back together. They were the only accredited school in the district last year from the state for exceeding expectations. The district itself has some disparities and I would like to see a more system wide consistency; but there are lots of changes coming here and the outlook looks good for the curriculum!