My child attended this school for about 2 weeks. The teachers were awful! In 2 weeks time, the teachers never had the time to talk to me. She was new to the school and I wanted to meet her teacher and pass on her records from her old school but the teacher was actually snooty and rude to me. I found out she took cell phone calls during classtime. Afterschool, when I picked my daughter up, her last day there, a teacher suddenly, out of the blue, blew up at her screaming on the top of her lungs and was in extreme anger. The teacher did not know I was her mother and was standing right there. I asked the teacher what the problem was and the teacher calmed down enough to tell me she was mistaken. I transferred my daughter to privateschool the nextday.
My daughter transferred from a different school district to forest vista and so far I am not impressed with this district. She is a little behind and the teacher has not done anything to help her get caught up. She just keeps throwing more and more work on her.
My son went to kindergarten at Forest Vista in 2004-2005. The 'specials' are really great; the level of the art class was very impressive. I was disappointed with the large class size, and the distribution of ages among the kindergarten classes. My son ended up being 6 months younger than almost everyone else in his class, where another class 'had all the young ones'. I was also disappointed with the principal's reluctance to discuss letting my son repeat kindergarten; his teacher said he 'was doing okay' academically, but was behind developmentally (summer birthday) and she thought he'd have trouble in first grade. My impression was that the principal was more concerned meeting ratios (the K classes next year were projected to be full) than with what would be best for the individual students. I talked with one other parent who wanted her daughter to repeat K, and she had similar experiences.
This is a great school for my granddaughters. They are both accellerated students in the leap program and have had excellent opportunities by attending this outstanding school.
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