Munford Elementary is a great school, but like any school, has its flaws as well. Most of the teachers are caring, and truly committed to each child's success. Some teachers focus too much on grading, and taking points off for not writing name on paper, or writing letters too big or small, than they do on making lessons fun and interesting. They are far less concerned if the child made a failing grade or did not understand the concept. Some of the teachers make learning fun though. Mrs. Jill Johnston is one teacher that inspired my child. She will always be remembered for her anecdotes and making learning fun. Some teachers differentiate, some don't. Some teachers are not incorporating much needed skills into their daily routines, such as writing and summarizing. Overall, the behavior of the school is impressive, but some of the individual classrooms, not so impressive. Second grade teachers spend too much time out in the hallways, while precious instructional time is being wasted and children are being bullied with no supervision. MES truly encourages parent involvement, but not their input.
Munford Elementary has been a wonderful experience for my family. I have twin Kindergarteners in separate classes. Julie Ligon and Amanda Murphy are EXCELLENT teachers. I have no complaints. The feedback and interaction I have had with the teachers and front office have been professional and courteous.
We couldn't be happier with the education and care our three children have received. Our children range from disabled to gifted and their special needs have been met through their dedicated staff of teachers, aides and an engaged administration. It's nice to be a part of a school that hasn't let the fear of showing affection affect its daily routine. Kids feel loved and encouraged which boosts their confidence. School functions overflow with parent attendance and school pride is evident everywhere.
If a child was worn out shoes that are falling apart or if they have head lice, I can understand the administration calling and asking as you put it"Is there anything we can do?" that sounds more like a school that cares about its families and kids not a school that is judging you or writing you off. All of us need help sometimes!! I had to go on food stamps for a year and it was the hardest thing for me to do. ....but it was only because i was prideful. Sometimes...you just need help and it is nice to see they take the time to notice that my child needs help and then find solutions to get us through it.
Munford Elementary is a fantastic school. Everyone from the administration to the teachers cares about students and their success. MES is an effective, nurturing school with academic excellence.
I agree with what another parent said on here and this school is rather intrusive. If your childs clothes are not perfect or they dare to sweat you will get a phone call asking if everything is all right and if you need help. They do seem think they know how to be a better parent to your child then you. That said most of the teachers are great and as a whole I think it's a good school.
While overall MES is a decent public school, especially when compared to neighboring Memphis and Shelby county, it is still far from being an academic star. The curriculum is seriously lacking for any child that is above the median in intelligence, motivation, or desire to learn. The teachers are a mixed bag. Your child's (and therefor your) experience is directly related to the teacher that he or she is placed with. Some are good, some are ok, and some are just plain bad. With the curriculum (or lack there of) being the main problem with MES, the next major detriment is the attitude of the school staff. For some reason or another, some of the staff, including the principal, seem to think that they know how to raise a child better than the parents. There is way too much intrusion in to students' personal/home lives. You can do better.
We recently moved here for the Navy. This school has been so great to us "Out of towners" We love the faculty and they really encourage parent involvement.
We absolutely LOVE MES! The faculty and staff are always so friendly and helpful. My daughter's teachers have been fabulous so far and I expect them to continue to be. Looking forward to moving into the NEW school in the coming years - it's long overdue!
I am a realtor in the area and brag about our school all the time. The principal is constantly in the halls calling every child by name. My daughter gets a great education at Munford and it shows on her Tcap scores. Don't quite understand how these rankings work because I think MES is an awesome school and I have two children there.
We love this school. Our kids love this school. Everyone from the principal to the lunchroom ladies are amazing!! Thank you all so much for all you do for our children.
Munford needs more tax money! The school itself is clean but the academic programs offered are in dire need of help. After moving from a 9 star school to a 5 star school- I could see the huge difference in how the school was ran and what was being taught to the children, huge big difference.
My 2 sons attend Munford Elem. & are quite happy. Their teachers are great & try very hard to make sure if one is having problems that they are worked out. Last year my 3rd grader was VERY bored in his classes until his teacher, despite being ill, made sure he was tested & entered into the Challenge program. I have been very proud to know the staff is so caring.
My two daughters both attend Munford Elementary. The teaching staff is very committed to the learning process and the principals (three - two assistants) are excellent. The AR reading program is a plus. Weakness are evident, as budget cuts have resulted in the computer lab curriculm, as well as music. Munford does not offer an art program, though many teachers incorporate it into their curriculm. Also, the gifted program is sparse - only two hours a week. If your child is advanced or deemed gifted, you must be agressive in ensuring your child is challenged in the classroom. Discipline is not an issue at MES. Students are very well behaved. The textbooks for science and social studies are somewhat outdated, but for the most part the curriculm is excellent.
I am a realtor new to the area and I think the quality of Munford Elementary is excellent. The teachers are very consistent with the curriculum. The weekly assignments require parent involvement, which is especially important. There is a wonderful after school program, as well. Over all, Munford Elementary is an outstanding school.
All three of my children are graduates of Munford Elementary. MES is a safe, family oriented school with caring and dedicated teachers. Everyone at MES cares about the success of children.
Both of my children have attended MES, with one in her final year there. The girls had previously been in two private schools in the area, but quality of education provided at MES far exceeds both. Despite an enrollment of over 800 students each year, the staff members know all of the kids by name. I have personally observed the principal, who roams the halls and talks to students constantly, congratulate children on good grades on weekly tests or reading scores. My husband & I are convinced that the quality of learning at Munford Elementary School is directly responsible for the academic excellence both kids have achieved.
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