I am TOTALLY DISGUSTED. I let them know yesterday that we now lived in Peters Colony District. They told me at the time of filling out her withdrawal papers Friday, that they would collect her books and iPad. Understandable. Well they decided they would do it TODAY instead... Leaving her with nothing when she has yet one more day there, mortifying my child in front of her entire class. Also her lunch card ran out of money and the auto-notification was not functioning properly. They actually did not give her lunch because they said her lunch card was out of money. They also threatened to not give her lunch the following day. I called the lunch lady about this and she never called back. My daughter had pretty extensive surgery on her hands and I emailed her teacher, Mrs. Wittenauer and asked her to please email me and send her to the nurse if her hands started hurting too badly. I never heard back from her teacher and at the end of the day Chloe told me her hands were hurting so bad she felt sick to her stomach and her teacher would not let her go to the nurse. Myself as well as a few other parents pulled up to the school a few minutes before the bell was about to ring and one of the administrators walked in the door that's on the side of the building and let the door slam in three kids faces, knowing they were standing right there. I parked my car got out and escorted these kids to the front of the building around the other side to make sure that they got in safely. The principal Mrs. Jacobsen told me to my face "Well that's why we ask parents to bring them around to the front if they're late." WELL HOW ABOUT MAKING SURE OR KIDS ARE SAFE ALSO INCASE PARENTS HAVE ALREADY PULLED OFF?? Anytime there's a fundraiser we bring many dollars to the table. Not that that's everything but we always contribute to and support the school. The Halloween party they throw annually is a total sham. What working parent can get to a party by 6:00 PM and really in truly do everything that they have there by 8:00 PM? Plus, when Chloe first started at the school, the lunch lady came up to my daughter in front of everyone and YELLED in her face (another parent told me this!!!) because she accidentally took a milk and didn't know it didn't come with a lunch and "did not pay for it." My daughter was terrified to go back to school for a week and I never got an apology for that one…
This school keeps getting better every year. We love the new staff and all of the kids there are doing very well. This school had some issues in its early years 2010/2011 but the staff has changed and we noticed the difference upon our first visit to the school. Our kids love it and so will yours.
21st century learning is a high priority at this school. My student had had amazing teachers and they help him with all his learning disabilities. Great communication and overall a wonderful place for my kid. I just wish more parents would volunteer with PTA; they seemed to have trouble getting parent volunteers this year.
Coyote Ridge is provides such a collaborative environment for all children. The really listen and value their parents. Putting our children first is a priority which is evident on a daily basis. We love CRE!
This is school is absolutely horrible. The teachers only care for the Staar testing results. My child attended this school for two years, and each year was a dreadful experience. The K teachers seemed involved, but the 1st grade teachers only cared about having the "perfect" student. If your child doesn't fall into that category, they are labeled and labeled again. It is a truly sad situation to witness, both for the parents and for their kids. We had to move out of district just so our family could get away from this elementary school and LISD. If you plan to attend this school I really hope you have better luck with this school than most others have. Who knows, maybe it will improve in the future; although, it has been open for 8 years???
We have been at this school since 2007. We received a new principal January 2012. She has been great and seems VERY involved and excited about all activities. I thought I liked the last principal, Mrs. Grygar, but after Mrs. Jacobsen started, I do see a difference. She is much more active and interactive. Even when I have lunch with my kids and she happens to come into the lunch room, she makes a point to come by and say "hi" and chat a bit. so there always seems to be times to ask anything you want. Also this school year, 2012-2013, we received a new Asst. Principal. She seems nice and approachable as well. Haven't had much interaction yet. Only met her at the Kindergarten Playdate just before this school year started.
Folks, what is wrong with the principal? We are thinking of moving in this area and this is the elementary school designated to us. The school looks nice and the neighborhood is great. Seems like many have issues with the principals, though. If this is the case we might rethink the location we are moving into. Is he/she that bad?
This school is falling apart. The students and staff are very sad at the negativity the assistant principal is bringing to drag down morale. It is not positive for children, and the staff are very glum. Lots of parents in the neighborhood are very disappointed in what he has done in four months to what was once a very bright and bubbly school where children thrived since the day it opened.