I was very fearful about my daughter starting kindergarten. When she was three and in mothers day out program through her church, they had to hire another teacher just to keep my child behaving. I have never been more happy with a school than I am with Furneaux. Not only have they been pro active in my daughters personality characteristics but they determined she was actually a gifted and talented child and tested her in being very smart. As for her disciplinary issues they have been proactive in the classroom, correspondence and counseling sessions. I know my daughter is a challenge and I, many times have lost my cool with her, but these teachers have more patience and understanding than I could ,even fathom having. My daughter is doing excellent in school and the reason is because of her school. I honestly think if all schools cared and were proactive we would not have so much crime and school drop outs. I even see the principle out working as a crossing guard after school with the children. Ms. Parker has met me and my husband once, she remembers us by name every time. FURNEAUX IS THE VERY BEST SCHOOL EVER.
THE BEST SCHOOL EVER! They are so in touch with every student and how the student responds to learning.
not only that i love this school, because i do envy them, because i can see that, not the teachers only had put their effort to teach and to tutor the kids " which are our children" also the Head Man, Which is the Mr.Cunningham, the Principal" will also put his time to make sure that Every Child will never left Behind, and it is true. He makes sure the teachers will stayed back to land a helping hands for the needed to passed his/her grades... my kids had learned alot from these teachers and the Principal. thank you. tony
My son will be a 4th grader Fall of '08. He has been at Furneaux since Kindergarten. I could not be happier with the attention he gets, or the quality of the staff. They are a big reason we have not moved from the area.
Since we have moved to the Carrollton area in 2005, my boys have made an improvement in their learning that I was unable to get in the other district. They had fallen one to two years behind grade level and needed a lot of help. I have been impressed with the staff at Furneaux, the administrators as well as educators with the time they have had my boys to pull miracles to get them close to grade level or at grade level and work as hard as they do. They make parent involvement a whole lot easier to communicate and get involved in to help these children. I am glad I made the choice to bring them here, it is a wonderful school. They rock!
The school is recognized. Many of the teachers are very experienced. They make great strides to help the non-English students. I have concerns about my daughter getting help as she is 'average'. She had needed extra help and not been given it at school - perhaps resources are directed elsewhere.
Not pleased at all with this school. I assumed that since this school was in a good area it would offer my child a better level of education. I was suprised to find just the opposite. I withdrew my children out of this school due to non-cooperation with teachers. Had to beg for after school tutoring. Teachers seemed swamped and pre-occupied with other tasks besides teaching.
We have been extraordinarily pleased with Furneaux Elementary. The Principal, Jim Cunningham, is a great educator and a very good man. Our Son's teacher has been nothing short of fantastic. While in some ways Furneaux sufferes from the inherent difficulties of being a public school with kids of vastly varying needs in a single classroom, this faculty goes way above and beyond the call of duty to be effective for each child. I'm nothing but impressed and very pleased to have my child attending this school.
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