My son attended kindergarten and half year of first grade. The kindergarten year was awful, mostly due to an inexperienced closed minded teacher and a principal that does not respect parents. I had to file a complain with the department of education, because they were threatening with retaining my child if I did not do as they say, even though my son was academically on target for his grade. I got a call from the Murfreesboro city school district, I was told that the teacher and principal didn't follow the school district retention policy and that they could not retain a child based on social skills. First grade experience was different. This time he got a great teacher with 20 years of experience and who truly enjoys teaching and thankfully we didn't have to deal with the principal. Another reason I give this school such a low rating is because the ladies at the front office are rude to parents and as other reviewer said, you want to appear upper middle class, other wise the school staff wont show any respect for you.
Overall, it's a good school if you're child does not special attention. It took several years to get my child tested for gifted and as high as he tested, there's no excuse. In that time he became bored and disengaged in his education. The only other con is the staff can be extremely unwelcoming and judgmental. The likely reason my son fell through the cracks is their judgement of where excellence can come from. The parents are treated like criminals unless you are a teachers pet. They know me by first name but were still not allowed to help in class and any offers are rebuffed. Several parents have complained that were excluded from our children's education and it hurts knowing favorite parents are invited to read and work with the kids but, despite my education background, I have seemingly been blackballed. My advice for a great education experience at Pittard is to try to appear as upper middle class, elitist as possible because its a good school but there is a huge problem with stereotyping and parents knowing what is going on
John Pittard is a great school with a wonderful faculty and staff! My son is going to be a 2nd grader returning for his 3rd year at Pittard and he absolutely loves it and can't wait to see his friends again and to make new ones! My daughter is going into kindergarten this year and is very excited! She can't wait to go to her brothers school...she wants to make friends and learn new and exciting things! I can't wait for the 2013-2014 school year to start! I love seeing so many friendly faces every time I enter the doors at JPE, it is welcoming and cozy there! Thanks to everyone at John Pittard Elementary!
This school is to busy labeling and drugging children, rather than providing quality education. My experience with this school is negative. I m glad my children don t have to go to that school anymore.
The school is now called John Pittard and is a wonderful place! It's a big school but with very small class sizes. My daughter loves it here!
My grandson loves this school and so do I. The curriculum is challenging and well rounded. The ESP program is wonderful. There is always something fun to do. The staff is caring and very helpful.
Two grandchildren went to this school. They felt comfortable in their surroundings, safe in their neighborhood and building. The whole school atmosphere was like one big family, led by an excellent person.
John Pittard is an excellent school with wonderful families, teachers, and administration. My child has attended the new school since it opened two years ago. JPE offers a quality, 5 STAR public education with a private school feel. There are plenty of opportunities for families to be a part of their child's education-parental involvement is welcomed and encouraged. We love being a part of the Pittard family.
We love John Pittard. John Pittard is a family not just a school. My kids have been with Mrs. Barton since Reeves Rogers.This school should have a rating of 10 out of 10.
Being retired military and having the opportunity to have raised my grown children through the different demographics and challenges that each new school would present was definately challenging but, an education in itself. Both for me and my children. To some they would say it was not an opportunity at all. However, if I had not seen first hand what a poor education 'looked' like then I would not reconize it today. Therefore, I would not be able to be proactive in my childs' education and speak out. I am very disappointed in the fact that a school that has absolutely nothing hindering it in being successful whatsoever is below an average 5 ranking. Is this the best a new public school in an area where there are 'no' substantial hardships can do? Faculty and administration certainly are not trying given the attitudes I've seen. Very Concerned Parent!!
Most of the teachers are fantastic! I'm pleased with the curiculum. It seems to be pretty challenging for my daughter. My daughter is very happy. The only things that I would say that were not planned well @ all is the parking, not enough playgrounds, and the lack of bleachers in the gym. Whatever happened to common sense. I don't see how those things could be so difficult to plan for.
My daughter attended this school for two years. This school is very unorganized, most of the teachers are rude (except Collier & Cotter). The priciple Mrs.Barton is very unprofessional. The E.S.P. staff is horrible, rude, and juvenile.
RR is such a family oriented school. All of the staff is friendly and easy to communicate with on a regular basis. My children love coming to school and I enjoy the relationship that my family has with everyone there.
Reeves Rogers is absoutely wonderful! My child has been to 3 different schools....Mitchell Neilson, Bellwood, and Reeves Rogers. Reeves Rogers makes the other two schools look like preschools. The principle is wonderful. The teachers are wonderful. I've noticed a lot of one on one time between the teacher and the student. The teachers go one step ahead to make sure their students are heading in the right direction. Unfortunately my son goes to Mitchell Neilson now.
This will be my son's third year there. There is a family feel to the school. I have been very pleased with the teachers my son has had. The teachers want you to be involved in your child's learning experience. Everyone is always friendly and smiling. I feel the door is always open to any questions or concerns that I may have.
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