Some teachers are awesome, and some of those awesome teachers have left & some have stayed. But the administration of the school seriously needs some help or in better words CHANGE. I had to take my daughter out of this school because of continuous upfront with the dissatisfaction I had toward the administrator of the school. If the teachers are constantly leaving red flag, their is something going on which is not being addressed. If your have the opportunity to send your child to another school go ahead and do it.
The male PreK teacher is AWESOME! I am very proud of my daughter. She learned a lot from him. He proudly teaches with a touch of art and a little craziness. Too bad he never received help. I saw him several times stressed out about the lack of support from the administrators.
My daughter has been going here for 3 years now. So far I have been pleased with all of her teachers. The new assistant principal associates with the families and make them feel more welcome. My only complaint is that the school needs to do a better job on sending correspondence home on a timely manner, and not one day in advance (ex: Thanksgiving lunch with the kids).
People fail to realize the challenges the teachers at Kleberg Elementary have to deal with. Most students fall below the poverty level.Teachers fund school supplies and little special things out of their own pockets...with no reimbursement. Many of the students have no permanent home,shuffle from home to home.The teachers sacrifice hours of their own time to help these children.The standardized test scores reflect this. This is the direct result of a state government that cuts school spending to the bone.
I think the school is great. As parents we have to be accountable to our kids and to the adults we entrust our kids to. Kleberg has struggled but most the kids there seem happy when I visit mine which is often. The fifth grade teachers are tough but they communicate with each other. Ms. Moore gives her number to all parents and I have called her myself several times. There aren't too many teachers like that anymore.
I know the school is under new leadership and it's about time. The last principal was absolutely horrible to this community. She made it a point to look down on anyone she felt that she was better than, which was most. My child lost a whole year of his education last year and that finally did it for me so I took him out. Just be careful, weak administration, horrible teachers, and even worse building.
My child attended Kleberg in 2005 as a Kindergarten. I was unhappy with the Academic curriculum and leadership. My child was ahead of the other students and was not given work to her level. She was left to sit until the others were at Kinder level which taken the whole school year. We requested for her to be tested for TAG and nothing was ever done. We had several problems with the principal regarding other concerns. The principals leadership was very unprofessional. I am proud to say my daughter is at a better school.
My child started here last year as a Pre-kindergarten. I am overall pleased with the school. All pre-k students that started school during the 2005-2006 school year are part of a new curriculum that was installed by DISD. I see the results and they are wonderful! My child will be tested for Talented & Gifted this winter! Sadly, the state rates the school based on TAKS scores by 3rd & 5th graders. That does not reflect what the other grades are doing. Please take note of this when you see the scores/ratings by TEA/STATE/Local boards.
My child was in a special education class room at Kleberg, and we hated it. He was always being ignored by the teacher, and so we pulled him out of the school. She is possibly the worst teacher in DISD; every time we went to the classroom, she was on the computer or doing her son's homework for him. She always claimed she was just looking it over but it was obvious she was doing the work for him. If this is how she 'teaches' her own child, imagine how well she teaches other people's children?!? I am very unhappy with the school, & lack of leadership. Whenever we did complain about her, we were told we were just over-reacting. Yeah, RIGHT!!!
I have unfortunately been involved with kleberg for at least 5 years now, we are finally moving out of this district because of this school lack of attention to the children, My child has a learning disability and I have had to fight for him every year so that he does not get pushed to side like a dirt little problem. It was bad before but this new leadership has really brought the places down.
I honestly feel that over the past few years, the quality of leadership and education at this school has deteriorated drastically.
This school was okay for the first couple of years that my boys went there but as of last year things have changed. Now there are no sports and the activity they were allowed to do in gym is not allowed anymore. All year they have been changing things and then changing back so now my boys don`t know whats happening most of the time.
The academic program is generally poor & in particular not taking into consideration of needs of individual kids. In addition, besides occasional gym sessions there are no other extra curricular activity I'm aware of. Motivation of teaching staff I believe is a problem as with most other public schools. Can it be better? - YES OF COURSE!
I think this school is better than most other Dallas ISD elementary schools. The staff is very nice and supportive although they do seem a bit unorganized at times. My daughter is in 2nd grade and is reading at a 5th grade level and is doing great in all other subjects. I believe that it is not only the teacher's responsibility to teach a child but the parent's as well and Kleberg strives to get the parent's involvement as much as possible. Thanks Kleberg!
I do not have any thing good to say about this school. The teachers have no clue what is going on or what to do with problem kids. The principle is more concerned about getting rid of the old teachers and bringing in younger teachers with less training on how to teach. Teachers that have been there for years are made to feel like they are stupid. Sure this school got good rating on test scores but that is all they did was to test over test the kids so they could pass. Some teachers even offered there kids money to make a passing grade. The principal will ok for some kids to get special things if he likes them or to go on field trips that they are not suppose to go on. But again the principle is not a fair one nor are some of the teachers.
My child attended 5th & 6th grade levels. After transfering in from another district. The principle has no control of his teachers. The principal and teachers neither one take any responsibility of the childs development. They fail to notify parents of grade problems, homework, and other issues until after report cards are turned in. There is no such thing as progress reports. My child was a straight A student at the previous school, and dropped to a average B-C student. This school has many problems in the area of Principal and Teacher control.
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