I was a student at Snowden from grade 1-7. I have very fond memories of it. The teachers are dedicated, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The only problems I remembered affecting the student was the lack of funding. I am in 10th grade at a middle tn school and its shocking how much extra cash these schools have to blow on big tvs for every room in the school, yet memphis city schools are struggling to get by. I will always love Snowden School, and If I ever live in memphis again thats where my kids will be going.
Snowden is such an amazing school. The faculty truly go above and beyond in their efforts to provide top quality education to a diverse population. There's not a private school in Memphis that I'd choose over our neighborhood public school.
I am currently a student at Snowden, planning to go to Central next year. I have been at Snowden all of my life, and while I am quite tired of it now, I think it has been a wonderful 9 years. I met many new people of different races, religions, and backgrounds, while still learning and having fun.
This diverse staff prepares children for the standardized test and for life. The school's philosophy appears to be to prepare the child for the path, not the vice versa. Some communities may have the luxury of coddling and acting as buffers for their young ones. In Memphis, we do not. Work hard. Get organized. No excuses. Form bonds with your peers and your teachers. Real strategies for the real world. My daughter is a product of the Memphis City School (Snowden and Central) and she scored 5's on all AP exams and 29 on ACT as sophomore, and we are not brainiacs. I'm telling you. Work hard. Get organized. No excuses. It works.
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I have been going to snowden since kinergarden and i've enjoyed every bit of my time at snowden.I am now going to 6th grade and I plan to be at snowen until 8th grade. I tried out for pep squad and i have made the team. Snowden has so much to offer. Your child would be excited to go there signed student, victoria
Snowden is a top-notch school! I'm grateful my grandson is a 7th grader there and will soon be a senior!
I attended Snowden for three years. I honestly believe it is the best elementary/middle school in Memphis. The teachers are wonderful and educated in their subject. You will never have to worry if you r child is getting a proper education. They also incorporate fun with learning, helping children to excell in school. The fine arts programs are exceptional. Overall, the school is wonderful and I really miss it.
Snowden is the best K-8 school in the Shelby County district. It is the safest and most improved school in the mid-south! I love Snowden so much because it actually helped me to become a better person; moreover, it has helped me to do better in the future. When I reach my adult years, I will always thank Snowden and appreciate it because the principal and staff has just been wonderful! I never thought that I, Kaila Garrett, would ever get a trophy, because I never thought that I tried hard; however, all of that changed when my seventh teachers gave me the 7th Grader of the Year Award and the English Award, which was given to me by Mrs. Busby. I love Snowden and have learned alot of life lessons from this school that i will treasure into my pre-adult and adult years. Something great really does start at Snowden!
Snowden is a great school! The teachers, administrators and staff are very caring and in touch with the students and parents. My daughter is in the sixth grade and she simply loves the school. She willingly shares with me what she learns in class. I also had two sons who attended Snowden. All three of them are honor students. Snowden gives its students what they need to be successful. It is definitely true...GREAT THINGS START AT SNOWDEN! I
I sent my oldest son to Snowden fourteen years ago and now I sending his brother there. I was pleasantly surprised that after so many years I saw some of the same teachers that taught my oldest and the respect and discipline was still there. Several things has changed but the parents and teachers still communicate and work hard together for the children and the community.
My son has been attending Snowden since kindergarten. He is in second grade now in Snowden's optional program. We are from CA and when we moved to Memphis we researched schools and found Snowden to be one of the best public schools in the city. We have been very happy with my son's education there and even bought a house walking distance from the school. Snowden will celebrate 100 years in 2010 and we are excited that our youngest son will be starting kindergarten that year. Also, from everything we hear, Snowden has always been a great school - for all 100 years.
My family and I love Snowden school. I have one child in 2nd grade and another who will be in kindergarten at Snowden next year. The school is challenging, fun, and safe. The kids are happy and proud of their school. The neighborhood surrounding the school is beautiful. The PTA is very active and they make it easy to get involved. I love the fact that my child goes to school with a diverse group of kids. This an important part of getting him ready for adulthood. I am grateful for Snowden and love being part of the Snowden community!
My daughter has been at Snowden for the past two years, and they have been wonderful. She began her academic career in kindergarten at another MCS school but I switched her to Snowden in first grade when she tested into the optional program. This was the best choice I could have ever made. I was impressed with Ms. Battle as principal and I am equally impressed with Mr. Thompson. Mrs. McFarlane and Ms. Sit have rocked first and second grade. I give Snowden 5 stars!
I attended Snowden and now I have 3 children at Snowden. We all love Snowden. I stayed in the district so that my children may be able to attend Snowden.
I went to Snowden when I was growing up. It is the best neighborhood school in Memphis. I have two boys who have gone there since kindergarten, they are now in the 5th and 4th grade. I see so many of my former classmates and their children now attend Snowden. The PTA at Snowden is excellent. One of the best sources for communication. If there was one thing about Snowden that could improve it would be better communication from some teachers. Not all respond quickly to emails or notes.
My third child is now in the fifth grade at Snowden. All three of my boys have been academically challenged at the school and have performed well on TCAPs and other standardized tests. They have also been given some great opportunities (traveling to places as diverse as Reelfoot Lake. Disneyworld and Boston) and have all made a fine group of friends at school. This neighborhood school has been great for my family.
We have been with Snowden since 2003. When we returned to Memphis, we bought the line that we should avoid the city schools and buy a house zoned for a county school. After one semester in a county school, we enrolled our son in the optional program at Snowden. Because we are out of system, we pay tuition to attend Snowden. It is the best $1200 a year we spend. My son is now a 6th grader and his sister is a 4th grader. I could not be more pleased with not only the quality of instruction, but the community feeling of the school. The PTA is extremely active in supporting not only the teachers, but the students as well by funding the AR program and store, field trips, campus beautification and a host of other projects. Snowden is the best school in the Memphis metro area, no question.
We have been very pleased with our experience at Snowden (elementary). Our second-grader is in both the Optional (slightly accelerated pace) and C.L.U.E. (gifted) programs. (She says C.L.U.E is her favorite thing about school.) The teachers have been great with both students and parents. The new principal is very energetic and accessible, and he maintains great rapport with students, teachers, and parents. One of my favorite things about Snowden is that my daughter went to school with a love of learning, and Snowden has nurtured that love rather than squelching it, as sometimes happens in structured learning environments.
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