I was also a single parent at this school. We supported the school as much as any other. They would have places like mcdonald's for raising money. When i went to them the principal would walk around and talk to everyone but single parents and my daughter won a lunch with her. You would think she could of noticed her. Her third grade teacher had told me that all she had to do was standard learning and there were other kids that needed to be brought up to speed while my daughter got no education. I switched to woodland and they are excellent with my daughter and they push her to do more than standard..
Wonderful principal, wonderful teachers and the best PTA around!! We have loved Cherokee! I am a high school teacher myself and I am very happy that we have gotten the opportunity to be at Cherokee. It is one great school.
I love the family atmosphere and the willingness to always support each other.
Similar to other comments that have been posted I feel the principal and other staff members at Cherokee have no clue on how to create an environment that focuses on learning. I would recommend any parent to skip this school and look elsewhere because of the principal. I am glad to move on.
I was told this school was great, and being in JC you would think so. It's not, It's a joke. My daughter was months ahead when she came here and was never ever anything but bored,
I also am a single parent with children at Cherokee Elementary School and I too feel that if you are a single parent with children you are automatically singled out. I have two children there and I feel that it depends on the teacher as well as their perspective of different cultures. My daughter has had two wonderful teachers and my son had a great teacher last year. However, this year his teacher hasn't been that great and I feel degraded because my child is biracial and I raise my children alone. I have been referred to by the counselors at Cherokee. I feel that my children can't be children without being singled out. My children have a right to happiness and well-being without feeling secluded and degraded. Hopefully next year he will get a teacher with compassion and nurturing skills who doesn't differentiate. My children deserve to be individuals.
I have had my child at Cherokee since Kindergarten. I hate to rate it an average as I have had some wonderful experiences with teachers and my son has learned so much from them. My problem is with the principal as well as some of the administrative and teaching staff. Several of the teacherswho have been there for a long time act as though teaching is a chore instead of the privelage that it is. I have also found that with the principal and administrative staff, if you are a single parent you are treated with much less respect than those in traditional families. Again, many of the teachers he has had (especially K, 3rd, & 4th grade) are unmatched in their love for children and their excellence in teaching.
Cherokee Elementary has been an excellent experience for my son Jonathan. We are fortunate to have a school where ALL the administration cares so much about each and every child. My entire family is thankfull for every faculty member at Cherokee Elementary. We definitely know that Jonathan can be a challenge.
Cherokee Elementary is a wonderful school. We have been so fortunate for our daughter, Lindsey, to be able to attend a school where the teachers and principal care so much for the kids! Thank you Mr. Tolley! - Laura Wheeler
I am so grateful that my child is able to attend Cherokee Elementary, and I simple adore Mr. Tolley. My child was a new student, and started attending Cherokee part way through the year. All of my worries as a parent were quickly put to rest as soon as I met Mr. Tolley (the Principal) and the staff. Mr. Tolley is out front every morning greeting every student..and knows them all by name. He is out front every afternoon directing traffic, whether rain or shine or snow. He is so involved with the students as well as the parents. I have never known a more dedicated Principal. I honestly believe he and the entire staff truely love their jobs. My son is so happy and doing so well adjusting to a new school...what more could a parent want...
all kids at this school love their principal Mr. Tolley. the school provides a family atmosphere and encourages parent interaction both in and out of the classroom. pta is very committed to the school and does several fund raisers each year. all teachers are wonderful and welcome any parent to drop in at any time. all students respect one another.Mr. Tolley is out front most every morning welcoming the students for the day and is in the lobby most afternoons to tell them by. His father just recently passed away and he was at school the next morning and I asked the secretary why he was there and she stated that he just wanted to be with his kids for a while that morning. He and teachers come to watch their kids play ball in the Parks and Rec leauges on a regular basis. This is why all parents and kids love this school so mutch.
Cherokee School is simply a gift from God, This school is more like aa family. The teachers, and Mr. Tolly are so wonderful! I will sing their praises forever.
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