We transferred to this school from Lancaster Christian Academy for Kindergarten. We were really excited for the opportunity to have our son at a free public school as the cost to attend private school can be somewhat financially pressing at times. The experience with his teacher and the vice principal has been great but the rest of the staff has been rude and almost disrespectful at times. It is obvious that they do not enjoy being there by their attitude. If this is the experience I as a parent am having I cannot imagine how some of the staff treats the students. And the YMCA aftercare made me so uncomfortable I had to find another option. I'm used to dealing with a group of people that cares about my child and listens to concerns if/ when they arise. This has been such a troubling experience that we are considering pulling him. If you have another option for school, you shouldn't send your child here.
My family moved from another state and my son is currently enrolled at Stewartsboro Elementary. I have to say I am not pleased with the school at all. My son has been through two teachers(2nd and 3rd grade) and they both are not qualified to teach children. They are just paperpushers. A truly good teacher engages students and offers new techniques to their students and they should think of their job as a form of parenting. I'm considering transferring my son out to a more proficient school system. Also wouldn't recommend bus service. My son has to sit on the bus from 6:05 to 7 or 7:15 and school doesn't start until 7:30. So basically he has to wake up at 5:30 am to get up for school and sit on the bus for an hour while they pick up the furthest riders from the school last. Pretty long day for a kid in my opinion.
This school was the best thing that ever happened to me . I have gone there since kindergarten , the teachers and principal are AMAZING!!!!! I think they are the best school ever, next year I'm going to cry when I leave the school I HIGHLY suggest this school
When transferring my children to Stewartsboro Elementary from another school in the same disrtict, I was a little reluctant. I loved the old school and didn't think another school could meet the credentials of the first. I WAS WRONG! Stewartsboro is a GREAT school!! The teachers and staff are all kind and courteous. My children excelled in each of their classes and I believe this has to do with their caring and loving teachers. I LOVE STEWARTSBORO ELEMENTARY!
Stewartsboro itself has many programs that are helpful for children that need that extra help. My child has had the worst Kindergarten experience with Mrs. Bracken though. She never smiles......she is pregnant with twins and is so mean to the children. She taught third grade last year and treats the Kindergarten class as if they were in third grade. She makes them move a color for helping other kids clean up. She is the worst teacher ever. I may be taking legal action for harrasment geared towards my child. She merely picks on children because she doesn't like certain parents and makes it very obvious.
The teachers at Stewartsboro are wonderful...however the Principal has no regard for the well being of the chidlren! His main concern is to get out of that school as fast as possible in the afternoons! He has no conern for the safety or well being of anyone once it is time for him to go home! I hope that you never have a need to speak with this man because he has an anger problem and is absolutely unwilling to work with anyone when there is a problem! I don't know what the requirements are to be a Principal in Rutherford County....I can only assume that caring about children isn't one of them! It is very sad to me that those wonderful teacehrs are overshadowed by his lack of respect and concern for other! I will be moving and getting my child out of there!
My kids have been going to Stewartsboro since they were in kindergarten. My oldest is now going to be in third grade and my youngest will be in second. I was worried about putting them into public school. But the experience at Stewartsboro has been really pleasant. They have had great teachers and have learned so much.
THIS is a wonderful school, with a strong leader in Mr. Seymore. The children are watched over by very responsible and caring counselors. The teachers that we have experience with are top notch. We couldn't be happier with this school.
I love the AR program and my son is already at a 3.7 and has just finished 1st grade! For anyone who doesn't know about AR, it is a reading program that puts each child at his or her own pace to learn to read. The first number is your grade level and the .number is the month in that grade so James is at a third grade 7th month level. Also, I would like to see more parents besides myself and two others at the PTO meetings besides the officers. We could do so much more if we had more parents to help out with planning the events. Love Mr. Seymore, you can tell he cares about the students.