The children at Sam Houston are well-disciplined, have lots of Accelerated Reader Points, and do great on the TAKS test. But do they have a zest for learning and is the joy of discovery alive and well? Does the school nurture and find the best in every child. I would have to say no. After 2 years at Sam Houston, my child is convinced that it's more important to get all the blanks filled in on the worksheets than to understand what the worksheet was supposed to help her learn. The principal has an iron hand and a mind to match-she is locked up in her own vision of 'the good school' and there is no room for change or diversion from the status quo. This will be my child's last year at this school that values public opinion more than the spirit and mind of the child.
this is for my child who was in the 1st grade last year[2002-2003]. I was very disappointed in the teacher she had last year--very grumpy-not loving,very distant, always yelling--not able to keep control of the class room. One or two parents were there almost everyday to assure that their child and others were able to have some sort of praise and positive reinforcement. I also had a another child there approx. 12yrs ago and had nothing but positive things to say about Sam Houston[especially Mrs. Neblett].
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