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Posted April 04, 2015
- a parent
My special needs child was treated horribly by his regular ed teacher, taught to say bad words by other students, then punished for saying those bad words while the students who taught him weren't punished at all, and his lunch was thrown away without him being aloud to eat it one day. I will NEVER recommend this school, even to people I don't like. Our experience was that awful.
My son transfered to this school in october and I do not like it or his teacher. His teacher never responds to emails, calls or notes. My son loved getting up every morning for school. Now that hes at this school he cries every morning about not going. Its heartbreaking. He also.seems to.of fallen behind here where he excelled at his previous school. Ive tried talking to his teacher & ive just been ignored. This is why I never wanted my son in a metro school. Ive made the decision to moveon the first of the year just to get him in a better school where he will be excited to learn again.
I had serious doubts about sending my son to a Metro Nashville Public School since I had read so many negative reviews. I toured Lakeview with him the spring before he started Kindergarten, and I got a good overall impression. He started Kindergarten in August 2013, and although the school IS overcrowded, I have been very pleased. His teacher Mrs. Gatlin is fantastic and kind. There are 21 kids in his class. There is diversity a good mix of Americans (blacks and whites), Hispanics, Asians & Arabics. I like the fact that he has friends of all different races. He loves going to school. There are fun special events, including a Fall Festival, Art Show and Holiday Story Night. The staff is very well organized about drop-off and pick-up and runs like a well-oiled machine. Several teachers know my son by name and give him hugs in the hallways. The principal, Dr. Shumate, is also super. My son was injured from a fall at a skating party sponsored by the school, and while we were in the E.R. waiting room, Dr. Shumate showed up just to offer her support. I was very impressed. My advice to others is not to judge a school before you try it. We love Lakeview!
THE vote is not in yet My grand daughter just started there after a move from another state. The question really is we have a 3/10 school what can I do to help it go up one more point? or 7? but with 17 kids in a class (here in Michigan we have 25-40 I do not understand why this is considered crowded.
very poor principal leadership , very harsh behavior by principal as well as some of the teachers , I strongly recomend you send your children to another school if posible , if you can not watch this school and listen to your children .
My son started Kindergarten this year and was definitely one of those students that was "left behind." His teacher is amazing! However, she is completely undermined by having too many students in the classroom. Without an assistant she has no chance to adequately meet the needs of her students.