I am so thankful that the school year is almost over and that my daughter will finish 5th grade at this horrible school. The only thing good about her 5th grade teachers was the math teacher. He has made a different in her math comprehension. The music and physical education teachers are good as well. Her other two teachers should find another profession. We have tried for 5 years to avoid the cliches and deal with Hamilton County public education. NO LONGER. The administration at this school will not step in and discipline the children when needed. They just want to pass the buck. I have personal examples but I will not post names online. Avoid this school at all costs.
I think common core has been a major downfall. Everything is so drawn out and too repetitive. It puts too many limitations on fun learning. The math is the worst. Teachers should be a blessing to teach in their own creative way as long as it works. It is so repetitive and so much reading, I catch my kids just writing down anything to not have to look at it anymore.
Almost no respect for authority. My kids rarely get in major trouble at home, but will show no respect towards much of the staff. After all a child who wants to go home and gets sent home, gets their way and loses respect for the staff. However the ones that have held them accountable for bad behavior get more respect from them. The parents and schools need to support each other or it doesn't work very well and frustration is on all ends.
I think they need to realize when a child is in a bad mood, they may need some time and spece. Instead they want the child to change their mood in an instant. If they don't, expect a phone call to pick them up. When a child is hovered, it only frustrates them more.
Way too much gossiping among some of the teachers, staff, and PTA volunteers. So much that lies are stirred around that it has even had my son so upset listening to a woman telling lies about his mother. Fortunately, my children have had some of the really good teachers there. My youngest kind of clashed with one, but none the less, she was a good, caring teacher. I believe you can have too much parent involvement. I do not volunteer for anything here because of how horrible some of these women are. Not all, but it's pretty bad.
Allen elementary is a very good school !! My two daughters went there and loved it . The teachers are very caring and concerned about my children's progress . The whole staff is like a huge family concerned for their kids . I currently live up north and whenever I talk about good schools Allen elementary is always the one .
Allen Elementary was a great place for students a few years ago. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. All the teachers are very hard working, but the administration is sorely lacking. They lead through bullying and intimidating their teachers, and that makes for a very poor environment. Our test scores have gone done for the past two years. This is a direct result of administration. Favored teachers don't produce the scores for the school, while others who do are not treated equally. Teacher morale is the lowest I have seen it in over ten years.