Incredibly disappointed! I heard good stories about Siegel, but I guess the new principal turned all of that around a few years ago. I wanted to tour the school before enrolling my child and was told I couldn't. I showed up at the school and requested information and was sent away, even though I had proof that they were our zoned elementary and I wasn't some crazy person off of the street. The office staff was incredibly rude. Teachers seemed cold towards the students. Before you enroll your child here, please, please spend a day observing in the class and do your homework. There are affordable private schools in the area that will treat your child properly.
I'm going to submit a review, now that the principle can no longer do anything to us. This school is horrid. The principle is abusive to students and her power. She allows teachers and even herself to bully and intimidate students and their parents. I had staff members personally come to my home after I pulled my children out with more sickening bullying stories than I was even aware of. She has my boys so scared that when I picked my kids up from school they would be crying and were too scared to tell me why. When I contacted the board and she found out about it, she gave my oldest son in school suspension. Then used a disability my son has with his hands (makes it painful to write for long periods of time) and made him copy an encyclopedia all day. She even went as far as to laugh about it to get staff. I'm wondering if parents are aware of what is really going on with some of the children?
Report it I have been blessed to have my children at Erma Siegel for the past 4 years - this is my daughter's last year there and, fortunately, she is headed to a terrific middle school. But my kids were so fortunate to have been able to attend this school - excellent programs and teachers. Dedicated, kind, and helpful staff. The principal is excellent. I have nothing but the highest praise for ESE.
We've been at ESE thru the 3rd grade, and we won't be back for 4th. He's been in speech since Kindergarten. I've met w/ the Principal and Asst. in IEP meetings. The principal is cold and indifferent to a child and their family. We really have never had any problems with my child, but the principal and teachers behave as if we are a burden to them. When I'm in the school as a volunteer, and I pass the principal and try to greet her, she just looks down her nose at me. I volunteer weekly, and have witnessed her speak hatefully to students who weren't walking like soldiers in the hall, I have witnessed a 2nd grade teacher very close to a child's face, showing gritted teeth and putting her finger very close to the child's face and yelling at her, I have witnessed a child crying in the principal's office as she got in his face and screamed at him. Where is the kindness and compassion that children need to learn? Certainly not here. And lastly, my child is a minority, and we've always been treated as if we're not good enough for this school. By the way, my child makes excellent grades, and I volunteer regularly, so what's the problem? I guess I'm not part of the 82%.
Very upset with the way Erma Siegel Elementary School lets their teachers bully the children. I thought being a bully was not tolerated, but obviously if you are a teacher it is ok. Very hard year for some sweet 1st graders by the way their teacher treated them. I am speaking of one teacher that I have witnessed and also the affect it has had on this 1st grader. NOT GOOD!! If do not like children ....find another occupation!!
Erma Siegel is the best School in Murfreesboro! It is second to none. My children have had the best elementary experience. We have attended since 2010. The principal is friendly, attentive, and dedicated to the highest of standards in academics. Our teachers have provided an outstanding challenge, are compassionate, and dedicated the their students. The PTA is wonderful and very welcoming!!!
this is easily the best elementary school ever the principal is a great leader i love their 3 rs
This school is horrible. The older "it's wonderful" reviews are probably true. But since it changed hands to the new principle, it couldn't be worse. If your child ends up struggling with anything, your on your own, because they only care about numbers and shoving kids through the system. None of the teachers seem to care. The only effort that is really put forth in that school is the charade of it being "wonderful". And their bullying "policy" is a joke. Plain and simple: If it requires their time and attention, you won't get anywhere.
I don't know why this school has such a good reputation. If your child is not not perfect, he/she will probably not do well here.
This school is definitely overrated. I have 2 children in the Siegel school district. My oldest attended the middle and high school and I was very pleased but the elementary school is not all that it is cracked up to be. The teachers have a "i don't care" attitude. The principal protects her teachers and if I may say has lost her golden touch. She was such a great principal at Reeves Rogers. The only thing they have going for them is their AR program. Teachers are quick to label your children before they get to know them. The teachers gossip with one another about students and formulate an opinion about that student before they even give them a chance. The after school program is one of the worst and the director is messy. I will never send my child back to this school.
My kids went to another city school before. All the city schools should be modeled after this one. The teachers care about your kids & their goals!
Love this school - very clean, organized, community invloved! Great teachers, students, faculty!
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