Unfortunately this school has taken a steep decline with the retirement of the former principal. The majority of teachers still offer a great education but the new admin is lacking in many areas. I find a lack of respect when I enter the facility now and any concerns are not really listened to. It is like the new admin tries to placate the parents just to get them out the door. It is sad to say that I cannot wait to place my children in another school.
Hi, My wife and I have three children at John Drugan. It is by far one of the best schools my kids have ever been to. We're a military family and we move around a lot. We've been to Florida, Oklahoma, and Upstate NY just to mention a few places. Mrs Cook is a great principal and the teachers at this school are the beacons of educators. There is only one bad thing about this school and that is the number of students! It is completely packed and classrooms are combining sometimes up to 40 students per classroom (with two teachers of course). However and to my surprise, my kids grades keep getting better! So, they're doing things right. I've seen institutions that really care and this is definitely one on the top. I'm sure there are parents out there who feel the opposite. But, I guarantee you that the problem is not the school; the problem is undisciplined children and ineffective parents. I would ask those parents to conduct a self-check before speaking against the school. As far as we're concerned, we highly recommend this school. God bless and have a wonderful day! Military Parents
Its unfortunate to be new to this site an get a review like the ones ive read below. My children have been in this school for 2 years now(coming from another school in the district) and their grades and confidence say it all, because at the end of the day its the children that matter. Mrs. Cook is a very strong and confident leader and she is leading our children in the right direction. Our staff is well rounded and highly educated and our taks scores and recognitions say it all. Dont be so negative and open your mind to what can be a great and friendly environment if you allow yourself to find it. .....proud parent!!!!!!!!!!
This is my second time writing a review. I can imagine why the first one didn't post. Mrs. Cook is an excellent principal. A parent commented she looks unhappy. No she looks serious and there is a difference! She is serious about the way the children act and how the school is run. She is compassionate , understanding and most importantly she is not a people pleaser. She doesn't play favorites and I respect that. Everytime I have had a concern it has been quickly and effectively handled by her. There are some issues with some of the female coaching that need to be addressed. But since academics come first Drugan gets 5 stars from me. Also, if you are a non spanish speaker you can feel isolated at PTA meetings but not school functions like concerts, awards, or widespread meetings!
I like John Drugan because it is a secure place, it has coffee with the principal once per month, it has several educational fairs (after school) for our children and high performance in TASK.
I think the administrators and teachers are very good, my children are very happy in this school, they are doing very good. I'm a involvement parent in the school, so I can see the discipline and is good.
john drugan... the name says it all. Its droopy, nasty and by far, the worst school i have ever seen!!!! The principal is too selfish and she never even listened to my concerns about my child's teacher. Now that my child is an 8th grader, I see that the school is too cliquey and the teachers dont even mind on setting guidelines for that. I am strictly dissapointed in this school. Even the whole idea of having elementary school with middle school is totally wrong!!! Hate the school, hate the principal, hate the teachers, I even hate the name!!!
John Drugan is a very good school. I think they offer state-of-the art technology and my daughter always comes home happy! I feel that my daughter is very safe there since security is strictly enforced. I have great communication with the teacher and with the principal. I feel free to voice my concerns and the administration staff has always treated me with great respect. This is a great school!
John Drugan is one of the worst school i have been to work on. It is not that clean, the cafeteria is a mess, and the principal never looks happy.I am very ashamed of this school and think they could do better if a miracle happens.
I had some concerns about my child that she was not safe at this schools ratio ws to high and I felt as if they didn't care that I had a Concern.
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