I was very disappointed in this school. My son's class was overcrowded and the teacher was overwhelmed. My son never brought home any project, worksheets, art, homework etc. When I asked him why, he said that all they do is play. I quickly learned that unless your child is a trouble maker, they will not get any attention. The teachers have to focus so much on the kids causing problems, that they don't pay attention to the children who are excelling. My son regressed socially, cried often, and never wanted to go to school during the time he was at Hargrave. I pulled my son out of this school and put him in private school. It has been a night and day difference. I would not recommend sending your child to Hargrave.
This campus has come a long way in the last couple of years. The staff and teachers are always willing to help students in any way. There is an afterschool tutoring program, many opportunities for involvement, family and community events, etc.
Crowley ISD has gone waaaay downhill. JA Hargrave elementary has good teachers BUT, are overcrowded, overlook bullying and, and the administration has stopped caring. As far as I can tell...other than state test prep....there is not much to the curiculum(sp?) and constructive activities are non-existent. They are real good at asking for more money for..????? PARENTS, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND TAKE A HARD LOOK AT THIS NEIGHBORHOOD AND THIS SCHOOL BEFORE ENROLLING YOUR CHILDREN.
Wonderful teachers and staff. Concerned for childrens education. Parent involvement and the PTA are a wonderful partner.
My daughter attended Hargrave last school year. She has learned a lot, but the I noticed the classrooms are full, the teachers seem overwhelmed and there was not alot of parent involvement among the Kindergarten classes and PTA. I was really disappointed in the lack of communication from the school regarding the standarized dress code Crowley is enforcing 2008-09. I found out about it from other parents at other Crowley schools. As a Crowley ISD Alum, Crowley is definitely not excelling as it had in previous years.
We are not thrilled with Hargrave. Our daughter does have a good teacher and is doing well. Parental involvement is fair and extracurricular activities are limited. They do have good after school care through the local YMCA.
Well...where should I start? One great thing this school had going for it was the awesome Principle that they no longer have. This school is not even 2 years old and is having a dramatic employee turnover rate. The Crowley school district performance in my opinion has dropped drastically! Crowley was once known for having the best schools around. Now it is starting to under perform . There is almost no parent involvement. Such a sad thing to see the school system fall apart along with the overall city. I wish great cities would not give in to the pressure to over build and over populate.
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