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1325 Glendover Drive
Allen, TX 75013

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August 27, 2014
This school is really fun..... Whenever I went to middle school a couple of years ago,I felt like I wanted to run away from middle school, and just go back into Kerr elementary! that is how much fun/memories are there !!! I cried because I wanted to go back to that place Kerr ! I always did feel that urge to go back..to the really fun place Kerr elementary... The teachers are really nice and take care of you very well.. This school gives you a very nice environment to work... Let me tell you their #1 priority is keeping children safe....... Please go to this school.....

- submitted by a community member
March 12, 2014
This school is great. My kid has been here in the past 5 years from kindergarden to 5th grade. It makes me feel great every morning to say goodbye to her and watch her going to Kerr happily.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2013
I now have a Kindergartner and a 3rd grader at this school - the few times we have had concerns regarding our 3rd graders progress, the teachers were very quick to provide assistance and help us enhance her progress. If you read through the reviews - most of the reviews focus on lack of parental involvement. I think it's important to understand the differences in "parental involvement". First and foremost, there are several moms up at the school 20+ hours a week - volunteering in PTA, room mom, etc... I work full time, but do manage to be a room mom and have lunch with my kids at least 2 times a month on stage (cafeteria). Then, there are the moms that feel they are more educated than the teachers and they know best in how to teach children. These are where the negative comments are coming from. Parents need to put their children in a school that will teach their children, then, for any gaps in education, it is the parents responsibility to enhance academic learning at home. In short, the school administration will not let you sit in your child's class and interrupt with your way of teaching. If you are looking for that - this school is not for you.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2012
I am a retiring school teacher from another district whose daughter teaches at Kerr Elementary. Not all schools are wonderful to their teachers, but Kerr sounds like the kind of school I would love to have taught in myself--supportive parents, supportive administration, kind students, supportive co-workers. To the few bad-apple parents who think the school ought to be focused on you and willing to work with you and willing to help your child and willing to blah blah blah--you are clueless. I know you. I've had your children through the last thirty-two years. They are just like you--spoiled, selfish, lazy, and think that the world revolves around them. Grow up. Thank you, Kerr Elementary, for treating my daughter so well and making me even more proud of education in north Texas, some of the best schools in the nation!

- submitted by a community member
November 05, 2012
So far this year there have been three BASIC science issues that have come to my attention. No luck discussing it with the teachers because they do not know what they don't know. My children like the teachers because they are "nice". Nice does not equal competence.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2012
I have had two kids attend Kerr elementary school and each one had an extraordinary learning experience. My kids were challenged in their scholastics and well supported by the teachers. This is a very positive and safe learning environment for students.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2012
The principal actions suggest that she considers parents to be intruders in HER school. There is no attitude of partnership with parents on behalf of the students or administration. If you want to help out at your child's school, if you believe education must be a partnership between you and the teacher, then Kerr is not where you should be.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2012
This school is awesome. My daughter is a 3rd grader and she has been in this school since Kindergarden. We are very pleased how much she loves this school, her teacher and her friends there.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2012
Have appreciated the support provided by Abbey Weinstein in working through IEP's. Very supportive and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2011
Kerr is an amazing school. The Principal is very far and works well with the parents and kids. You have to remember she is there to take care of the children and she does the best job I have ever seen. I am very involved in this wonderful school and I am so happy we are there! If you are looking for a great school with good teacher and a great principal then this is your school!

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2011
Both of my children went there. They loved it! Most of the teachers are great and the principal is very receptive to suggestions. My son was in a math competition outside of school (AMC8, or American Math Competition for 8th grade and under) because it was not offered at the Kerr (or any of the Allen ISD schools for that matter). I told the principal about it. She immediately looked into this matter with the school district. Going forward, it will be offered at Kerr!

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2010
Kerry and most of the teachers are outstanding.My quibble is that the ISD does not give teachers enough supplies. In the past three years, each of our child's teachers has constantly asked parents to "donate" school supplies. Our taxes are the highest in the region; the ISD should be able to afford supplies for the classrooms.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2010
I totally agree with the previous parent.I am not sure how the principal at Kerr still has a job.If you are an involved parent ,Kerr is not the school for you..

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2010
We are so glad this school year is over! The principal of Kerr has made this year very difficult with her hostility towards parents and one teacher has caused one of our children physical problems because of the stress she put on the kids in her class. Our other child had a fabulous year because of his outstanding teachers. Teachers at Kerr range from those with an attitude of entitlement who believe the parents are a hindrance and a nuisance, to those who genuinely believe education should be a partnership between parents and teacher. As someone else wrote here, if you are looking for a partnership with your child's teacher you might want to look at the other elementary schools in Allen.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2010
I agree with several of the recent postings that the administration does a poor job of communicating with parents and does not, by any means, make parents feel welcome. Elementary education is a collaborative effort between parents, teachers and school administrators and the Principal, in particular, does not appear to support this type of collaboration. Unfortunately, we are looking at alternatives at this point including private school or moving districts.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Communication is very poor at this school. Oftentimes, they will cancel after school activities without notifying the parents, leaving everyone in confusion about transportation home! I calle dthe school this morning to see if they were having Run Club this afternoon (because it's a TAKS test day, I wasn't sure), and was told that it had been canceled. Then hours later, my child called and said they WERE having Run Club! This is only one example of poor communication. There have been many others about other things throughout the school year.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
Communication from teachers and administration is very poor. After several unreturned calls, and several unreturned emails, I thought I could just show up and get the answer to my question. As another parent stated in her review, it was not that easy. Speaking with the principal is like trying to reach the nation's President. The teachers have been adequate up to this school year. It has been a difficult year for us. We are moving to a new school within the district next year. My child really welcomes and is excited about making the change. So are we, at this point.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
Teachers are not allowed the supplies they need to teach. I have had to send in photocopy paper so that my child's teacher can make copies. Parents are often asked for supplies that should easily be covered by our tax dollars! The administration is rude to parents and the children are afraid of them. Some teachers are good but they will leave. We are choosing to move. Sad situation!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
There are some wonderful teachers at this school but the atmosphere is unwelcoming for the most part. If you want to be involved in your child's education, if you are looking for a warm and caring environment for your child, this is not your school. Communication with parents is horrible.

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December 17, 2009
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August 28, 2009
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September 23, 2008
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no rating September 19, 2008
We have been at the school for many years. There have been many changes, some good, most I'm not thrilled with. I don't like the production needed to get the kids to class in the mornings. I feel the communication of new procedures is lacking. For a parent who is in the school frequently, you see more and hear more of what is really going on, and your control of your children's safety is no longer considered your responsibility. We've even called AISD on some new procedures told to us by teachers via the administration and have come to find out the school district is not as strict or intimidating as Kerr's administration makes them sound to be. Our teachers we've had are great, and are our main reason for continuing on here at Kerr.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
We are new to the school, but are having a good year so far. The only thing that bothers me thus far is that they do not allow parents to walk their children to class and we are not allowed into the classroom without a pre-arranged appointment with the teacher, even if it is before or after school. A couple of weeks ago, I emailed the teacher and did not recieve a response before the time I needed the answer the next morning, so I thought I would walk my child to class that morning and ask...It wasn't that easy. I got an inquisition at the front desk and although I realize it is important to keep the kids safe, I did not feel welcome and felt like asking a simple question was a real hassle. But, like I said, we are having a good year so far.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2008
In 2003 we relocated to Allen, TX based on the ratings and feedback from local friends and realtors regarding the school district. My children have attended Kerr for the past four years. The hands on daily activity of Staff, PTA, and Volunteer Parents to exceed basic educational requirements is inspirational. Equally impressive is the constant push to move forward towards personal growth of the childrens' minds, bodies, and spirits. The teachers have exceeded my expectations for 3 out of the 4 yrs we have been attending Kerr. There has been constant improvement in staffing and programs. Ardath Streitmatter has taken Kerr far beyond where the last principal left off. Her hands on approach with the children and staff is the foundation of Kerr's success. I am also impressed with her implementing the Love and Logic Program. The committment of staff and parents is enhancing my childrens' futures.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2008
I have three children that have been attending Kerr Elementary for 3 years and they love it! The Principal is fantastic and always has the safety of the children in mind. The teachers are top notch and there are many opportunities for parental involvement. I commend Kerr Elementary staff for it's commitment to it's students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 10, 2008
We love being a part of Kerr Elementary. The feel in the hallways is that it's all about the children. I have never felt limited parental invovlement or unimpressed. I think you have to keep in mind that you can never make everyone happy in every situation and it sounds like this has become a resource for one particular parent to come and post negative comments about our school. We have a wonderful principal and staff. Communications between parents and teachers are very open and as someone working with the parents and teachers in a volunteer capacity, I can tell you we have a very loving, very open atmosphere. If you have a desire to be involved, there are definite ways to get invovled in your PTA and to make a difference in your child's life and education. Kerr is a great place to be!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 10, 2008
I have a 1st grader at Kerr. We love it! The teachers and administration are wonderful. We couldn't be happier. I was stunned to see that anyone had anything negative to say. I have contact with many families and I have never seen anyone have anything but LOVE for Kerr!

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2008
Kerr administration has limited parent involvement to the extreme. They have instilled multiple measures to keep parents out of the building all together. If you want to be involved in your child's education, this is not the school for you.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2008
I have a 1st grader at Kerr and have been rather unimpressed with the school. As a parent, I don't feel welcome or wanted at the school and that is not a healthy environment for my child. I think the principal has done a poor job in utilizing parental willingness to help and has alienated many great parents.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2008
Great place if you have 'normal' kids. Unbelievable difficulty in getting assistance for special needs kids. Huge class sizes and half the class doesn't get to enjoy recess. It's taken away if their daily work isn't completed.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
This school is amazing. I have a third grader. Both her and I are very happy.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
March 17, 2007
I have a Kindergartner and a 3rd Grader at Kerr Elementary and am very pleased with the school. The Principal and Assistant Principal along with all admin staff and the teachers are very involved and truly go all out to make everyone feel welcome and feel like a family. The activities one can choose to do are great always something new being offered and school work is done in a constructive and appealing way. It is by far the best school in Allen! Not just looking academically but all round- in all aspects. It is our first year here but we hope to stay for years.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2006
We have recently undergone a huge transition at Kerr with new administration & about half of our teaching staff is new. I think the changes implemented with security, policy & procedures as well as the way the teachers relate with the children & parents have been excellent. Our Principal & Assistant Principal put themselves in constant contact with the staff & the students & are very involved in the everyday life of the children. We have a wonderful team of teachers & staff and as far as I can tell, everything moves very smoothly & efficiently at Kerr. I have a kindergartener & a 2nd grader & overall I am very pleased with the changes & the atmosphere within the school itself.

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April 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2005
Its a nice school with a nice environment

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2005
We came to Kerr Elementary from an out of state independent school and were very disappointed. While the facility is very nice it is overcrowded and understaffed. Children are left unsupervised for long periods of time. The curriculum is 'watered-down' in the upper grades although 2nd grade and below seem reasonable. The main focus of the school is to teach to the 'end of year' tests. The children aren't allowed to visit the library on a regular basis. ( After being enrolled at Kerr for one month my son had never visited the library although he had asked to go many times.) The specials programs such as music and art are meaningless as the class sizes are too large. Children are led to engage in projects that are not age appropriate in order to accommodate large numbers of children. Bullying and how it's handled is an issue at this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2004
As a former teacher, I can truly say that Kerr is the best school I've ever been in! The administration is open and approachable. The teachers are caring and organized and the students know how to behave! My children love this school and we are proud to have them here.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2004
We transferred to Kerr from another exemplary school system and the transition was seamlesss. The teachers are fantastic and truly care for each and every student. The administration is involved and informed. There are so many programs available to enrich our child's education. The teacher/parent communication is the best I've experienced. Wonderful PTA! We couldn't be more thrilled with this school.

- submitted by a parent
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Kerr Elementary School
1325 Glendover Drive, Allen, TX  75013
(214) 495-6765
Last modified Kerr Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kerr Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top