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Arthur Kramer Elementary School5
Posted January 13, 2012
- a parent
We have a 1rst grader at this school in the dual language program. We've been extremely pleased with the school and it's program. The parent and teachers are engaged. The principal focuses on programs to improve the school. The classrooms have high tech features. The teachers are engaged and dedicated. We have an active PTA which does fund-raising to help the library, classroom tools, special programs such as internet learning tools and Sky ranch for the 5th graders.
Very good school. Teachers and staff have very high expectations for the children and I think thats awesome. They are very helpful and will notify you if there is any kind of concern and offer ways to help. They really go that extra mile. Thanks This school is HIGHLY recommended in opinion.
Our family has been at Kramer for 6 years now and it has been a very positive experience! The teachers are wonderful and challenge each student to set and reach their individual goals. Many of the faculty hold advanced degrees and go the extra mile to bring creativity and hands-on learning into the classroom. The extra-curricular opportunities for students are amazing~ students can participate in music, art, drama computers, Destination Imagination, strings orchestra and Spanish. The school athletics program is awesome...kids can begin participating on teams in Pre-K! PTA is strong and parents are very involved in supporting the school. Principal has shown great leadership and really cares about the success of the school and the students.
I am proud to have my children at Kramer Elementary School. They have had excellent teachers each year. The teachers go the extra mile for all children. I am amazed at how they are able to assist students who have unique needs while they offer challenging opportunities for the high achieving students. Although the leadership changed 2 1/2 years ago, the school has continued to improve. Do not hesitate to consider sending your child to Kramer!
I have two children who attend Kramer. Each year, the school continues to out-preform from the previous year. In the past 5 years, the school and PTA have raised funds to complete a $150,000 playground and principal's courtyard expansion, provide$10,000 in Smart Board technology, and provide every teacher with a comprehensive 'wish list' of items. The students are challenged to be smart and learn, while having fun. Kramer is a unique public school serving a diverse background. It is 'cool' to be smart at Kramer which is proven by the high awards received at District and Regional academic, math and chess competitions. Kramer is also one of the few elementary schools which fields soccer and basketball teams for both boys and girls beginning in kindergarten.
I have two daughters attending Kramer and they are excited and happy about going to school every day. They make good grades because Kramer's teachers have an amazing ability to challenge those students who demonstrate increased potential, while simultaneously encouraging and meeting the needs of students who are developing the skills necessary to do the same. Our principal, Melanie Potts, understands the importance of providing after school programs (Spanish, chess, karate, math club, student newspaper, etc.) and focused 'specials' classes (art, PE, computers, science, music)which complement the classroom curriculum and enhance daily learning. Interested students also have the ability to participate in choir, orchestra, piano, or TAG programs as part of their weekly schedule. Kramer parents understand that our children will have a better, more productive educational experience when we make time to assist teachers, organize schoolwide events, and help create a safe and happy environment for students. Truly a fabulous school.