The new principal at Poynter since 2011 has done so much better at school and curriculum, making Poynter a better school. My children and I love the hard working teachers at Poynter. They provide before and after school tutoring for children who need extra help and I can see the teachers really care about their students and their success. PTA have so many various events for the kids and school, it's something we look forward to, making Poynter even more fun place to get involved.
This school is terrible. Bullying is rampant and the teachers do absolutely nothing about it, theft of students property is common, and the teachers are dismal. They routinely rank as academically unacceptable in testing. Communication is non existent.
I just got hired at this school and I think this principal is going to accomplish wonderful things! I am looking forward to the 2012-2013 school year and cannot wait to see Poynter become great!
I applaud Poynter Elementary for following the rules and guidelines set forth by the Crowley, ISD school board including the dress code. Discipline problems have decreased and test scores are on the rise. Bravo to the staff and administration of Poynter Elementary!
I am glad that my child does not attend Poyter Elem anymore. They spend to much time on student dress code and the teachers should have to follow same dress code rules. I have seen numorous teachers wearing inapporiate foot wear and the should also have to tuck their shirts in also. Whats good for the goose is good for the gander. And they should spend more time TEACHING instead of worring about students dress code. As they are there to teach. And not be the fashion police.
The principle is horrible and we spend more time worrying about dress code than we do learning. We can be taking a test and have a dress code check. The GATE program is okay.
The communication from staff to parents is horrible. There are a lot of activities and clubs offered after school, but they are not cohesive to working parents. Academicly they are average, but there are some very good teachers in this school
'Gate' Program for accelerated students wisely recognizes that a student may be advanced in one subject and not another, and curriculum and scheduling are arranged to accommodate those differences. Many clubs are available for a variety of student interests, including art, scrabble, drama, and science, to name a few.
Poynter is a decent school. Do not count on then to help you if you feel your child has a learning disability. Not enough resources within the Crowley ISD. If planing to move within Crowley ISD, I would rethink.
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