My son went to this school from kinder to 3rd and it was horrible. I put him in this school because it was my elementary as a kid and I really loved it but the school now is really horrible. The staff in the front would stop my son and not let him get to class and made him late on purpose. Their excuse was he was going to be late anyways which was a lie he would have over 5 minutes before the bell rang. They did this so many times. They would stop certain students in the front and give them tardy slips while letting others get to class. My son was also bullied very badly at this school and nothing was ever done. He would come home from kinder with glue in his hair and marker all over his clothes. I talked to the teachers, the vice principle, the principal and even went as high up as yisd headquarters but nothing was ever done. What made it worse is they were trying to get him kicked out because he was not performing well on exams, they interrogated him on one occasion trying to ask him if he lived within district line, mind you at the time we lived 5 blocks from the school. The attendance lady in the front is really horrible, any time I needed to call in because my son was sick they would not count it as excused. I had to physically go with a doctor's note and make sure it was excused. I did hear from a teacher at this time that students who may need extra help are pushed out of the schools with certain tactics so the school with perform well on paper which is disgusting to me. We moved him schools after Yisd headquarters did nothing about the bullying. He is now in a much better school and is doing really well, he has not had any issues at this other school. As soon as he moved his grades shot up and his reading level went from a second grade level to 5th grade level. This has to be the worst school EVER!!!
This school has a ton of potential to be great academically and for it's athletic programs as well. It is not the case however due to the principal. She looks for every little thing to get the kids in trouble and to write out another referral rather than focusing on improving their test scores and grades. She also looks to get rid of programs which she can use as incentive for kids to raise their grades such as flags and basketball. I love the school as I am an alumni myself but the principal has got to go. Arrogance and Ignorance are not traits I look for in my principal and you will find both in her. Just time for her to go before she destroys the confidence and moral of more students.
There is staff that looks to develop the students into honorable young people however some of the staff looks to get kids into trouble for any little reason. There is just a need for a total rehire and analysis of staff at the school. They should be rewarded for good grades and high test scores rather than who can give out the more discipline reports and referrals.