I would not recommend Sycamore to anyone. My child went there, but I had to take her out cause she was not learning anything. Her body was not left behind,but her mind was. If u want your child to learn, Sycamore is not the place, especially if she is not white.
LOVE this school and teachers. We are so glad that we decided to enroll our kids to Sycamore Elementary school few years back. Teachers are the best and gemstone of the school, they care, provide guidance and stay on top to provide the best education. My both son's teachers have done awesome job keeping me posted with their progress and class activities. When I compared APEX (gifted program) at this school with others, I admire the way teacher has put together different ways to advance kids in the program - history, research projects, news study in addition to normal subjects. Great job Sycamore teachers and thank you for all your hard work.
Outstanding!!! I am not sure which school some parents say they are writing about. My three children have experienced caring teachers, hugs, support, and a can-do philosophy. Students are not left behind at Sycamore. I am proud to be a part of such a loving atmosphere that also is so successful with academics.
Wow! My child walks into Sycamore each day with joy. It is a public school we don't get our way everyday. But the faculty and staff are caring. They work hard to challenge her. Hats off to them for working so hard in difficult times. Keep your chin up Sycamore you are still the best in Collierville. Parents share your stories don't let some bitter voices bring our school down!
Very disappointed with this school. Teachers and staff are unfriendly and you can see through their fake smiles. My child is very unhappy there. My child always loved school until going to Sycamore. My child is a great student and makes great grades. Not a problem child just a child that deserves kindness and to be able to see an example of what a leader should be. My child doesn't get that at Sycamore.
Sycamore Elementary being rated as a "9" is ridiculous! Unqualified teachers. PE teachers have no idea what they are doing and hurt the children with wrong kind of exercise routines. Yelling at children in the cafeteria by cafeteria staff. Some teachers punish kids by making them stand in the classroom until their feet hurt, saw it, reported it. Not sure if anything was done about it. Unfriendly and disgruntled teachers - students pay for it. Assignments given are not up to par. Curriculum is not challenging. My kids says it's "baby work". Not because they are brilliant but because the work is below standards. So disappointed with this school. Front office staff is nice but they are not the teachers who play a bigger role in my children's lives.
If you think this school is a five star, that means your not involved with what your child is actually learning there. Our child came from a city school to sycamore because of our change of location. We notice that our daughter was struggling in the beginning , but starting to improve greatly at home. Well, seems her report card didn't reflect that during the second semester and not only that, when questioned about her grades and reporting this to the AP, the teacher could not explain why a grade dropped were she was excelling and why did she change another grade after a visit to the AP office. Parents please spend time with your child to see if they are really learning what the teacher is really proclaiming that they are, or is that the teacher is just passing them along.
Last....One of the question i asked the teacher was to know how did you determine that my daughter must take ESL? she said that my daughter did not speak in class and also she did not play with other kids. I was like astonished:-. Well i assumed if i decided not to talk to anyone in my class I will be considered to be the dumbest student or the stupidest student then. I then told her that it is highly possible that she become Kindergarden teacher because she was not that smart, but that doesn't mean that she must study ESL to be K teacher. I could be a teacher if i want but that doesn't mean i can just look at a person and say that he needs to take special class because his name sounds different and he doesn't speak with others. Anyway, this really got me little upset, and i told her that all i want is create a better world for my daughter. Sycamore may be full of racists or whatever you want to call it but i will not let them put those negative attitude on my daughter. I wish she was learning from a school where kids innocent brains are learning peace and love, but i always tell my daughter to be happy because she is the best. No one is born racist we become one base on our living
I can't believe this school has gotten so many positive reviews. Get real, people. Or, maybe you have never been exposed to a really great elementary school with a truly hard-working and caring staff? We moved to Memphis from San Antonio, Tx for a job change. My boys were in first and second grade. My oldest has Autism. I went to the school one day for a pop in visit. I was told an administrator would have to accompany me down the hall to my son's classroom. I said fine, please get an administrator. I was sent to the assistant principal's office. While I sat in her office, she attempted to call my son's teacher to let her know we were on the way! She couldn't get through to the teacher, so off we went to the classroom. The classroom was empty, however, the resource room was right across the hallway. My son is full-inclusion. BUT, turns out he was in that resource room in a closet playing with a broom while the resource teacher sat at her desk having lunch and chatting with the aid. When she saw me and the AP, she looked like she was about to choke on her noodles! She called me that night at my home and apologized profusely. Very creepy school. We got back to Texas asap!
We moved from CA school district to this school district and I love it. The teachers are absolutely amazing, helpful very nice. My son loves this school. I am so glad we are in the school district. The curriculum is pretty nice. All the staff are very friendly.
I have temporary custody of my granddaughter so it has been years since I was affiliated with school, especially elementary. This is a public school that is operated on a private school level. The staff ranging from the crossing guard to the principle is phenomenal and plays an intricate part in each student attending this school. It is amazing to see the staff, parents, and community coming together to support the efforts regarding the functionality of this school. The common denominator that is fostered by all is equipping each student to be the best. When the school introduced the new core standards I received a recorded message at 4 pm that day of a meeting that would be held at 5:30 that day. Within a short period of time I witnessed parents filling the cafeteria. To me, this is a clear indication the commitment level of the parents with children that make up this population of an extraordinary institution. They are not only providing an education but they are teaching the children to adapt in the world. It is truly a partnership that is engaged by the staff and the parents. Sycamore you are the BEST!
SyCamore is a hidden gem in the Town of Collierville. The facilities, the technology and maps classes (art, pe, music, spanish, and library) are great. The staff is wonderful. They are always friendly and helpful. The teachers are awesome. They are great teachers and really prepare the children for middle school. They do a great job of communicating with the parents. The guidance counselor is without a doubt above the rest. This women really cares about every child and is there to help them all regardless of age, color, or economic status. The principal is outstanding. She is truly there to help every child excel and do their best. I believe that Dr. Bulter and Ms. Kohne (counselor) know the name of every child. This is a school that cares about it students above all else. I am glad that we are in this school's district. It is the best school in Collierville.
Sycamore continually out scores all the elementary schools in the Collierville area. It is staffed by the finest teachers Shelby Co. has to offer. They are innovative, original and are always on top of their game. My daughter started there in kindergarten and just moved into 6th grade. She was well prepared to meet the challenges of middle school. Also I have a son there in the 4th grade who is always challenged academically. I am so grateful that we chose a house in the neighborhood when we moved here! I love the fact that they can walk or ride their bikes to school and home.
My 2 boys graduated from Sycamore Elementary and were more than prepared for middle school. The teachers were nurturing, encouraging and challenged kids at different levels. The principal makes it a point to know every single child at Sycamore! I have no idea how she does it, but she even remembers kids long after they graduate and come back to visit.
Best school ever!! Love the school - love the neighborhood! I've never seen a community support a school like this. Great teachers and administration plus a beautiful facility!
Sycamore E.S. is a great school! All the staff are very helpful. They have a lot of parent volunteers and community involvement. They have a great academic program!
Sycamore Elementary is an outstanding school. The teachers are the best around..The school has all the updated resources, with an EXCEPTIONAL learning enviroment. Children can walk to school and feel safe. It is located in the middle of Estanaula Trial Subdivision , come find the BEST KEPT SECRET in Collierville..
Sycamore has a wonderful principal and staff! The parents are very involved. Great PTA! Great school!
Both of my girls went through SyCamore. You will always find the "C" in SyCamore capitalized because Dr. Butler says "C" is of children! This staff knows every child by name. The school sits in a GREAT Neighborhood with low traffic and no crime. The school is ahead of most in regards to technology. Children leaving SyCamore are well prepared for middle school. Lots of involvement from parents! I would recommend this school and surrounding neighborhoods to anyone.
Excellent school. I have 1 alum and 2 current students. Dr. Butler is the best Principal in town. Great location in upscale neighborhood. Very Low Traffic area. Great parent and teacher support. If you are looking for a "the" public school with private school qualities, look no further...SYCAMORE IS IT!
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