I have no idea how this school has a high of rating it does. The principal is rude and condescending. My child gets bullied on a weekly basis and after several notifications it still occurs. The teachers are doing their jobs at minimum with no care and the PTA is just in it for their title. No sense of "family" or school pride. We are moving to a private school but I feel every parent should be on the lookout when their child attends this school.
The teachers in this school do a pretty good job. However, this is the worst principal I have ever encountered. I cannot believe she is allowed to lead a school. If I could I would give her ZERO stars!
We really loved this school until a recent encounter with the school principal. My child came home in tears because of a "pep" talk the principal had with my child. And then the conversation we had with the principal after this incident even made me more upset. I would have said how much I thought of this school until recently. I think this school would be wonderful if they replaced the principal! She doesn't have the kindness she needs to work with kids!
This was by far the worst experience I had ever encountered at an elementary school for my kids. There are teachers there that bully children, and a principal who defends the teachers' actions... I completely agree with the review about the principal being rude. (Rude does not even begin to describe her behavior).. I remember having lunch with my children one day and hearing a woman speaking harshly and raising her voice to some of the children in the cafeteria...I turned to see who was speaking so hatefully to the kids...Yes, it was the principal of the school! I can honestly say that I would not ever recommend this school to anyone.
As a family that came mid-year, we were very disappointed at the lack of welcome for two young students to the school. After 6 months our thoughts seem to be validated. We loved our former elementary school. These teachers seem to be hands off as well as the leadership. The school lacks customer service, camaraderie, and overall school spirit. The teachers were adequate. We will be looking into private school in the fall.
My daughter is in 5th grade at Ellendale, and this is our first year to attend this school. I am very impressed with the organization and safety of the drop-off and pick-up procedures. It is so easy for the parents and children, and such an improvement over our prevous (nearby) elementary school. The principal, teachers, and staff are all so wonderful and so focused on teaching, instead of worrying if shirts stayed tucked in all day or not. This is an awesome school and I feel so blessed that my daugher has this experience.