My daughter has been here since March of her kindergarten year. She is now 3rd grade, and she and I love the school equally. Yes, the prior front office staff was a bit rude, but they are both gone (as of 2015-16) and the new ladies are very cordial and professional. I only had an incident with her initial 1st grade teach a couple of years ago, but the vice principal had me and the teacher in a conference, and corrected the situation immediately...she changed her to another teacher's class...and all has been well every since. Children will be children, as far as the comments about children being bullied, my daughter too has had to deal with some not so nice children, but at the end of the day, it is up to us parents to teach our children to stick up for themselves...(even if that means hitting back in my opinion) because there are adult bullies in working environments as well; so they have to learn. Also it helps to be involved, don't just drop your children off everyday, and expect the school to teach your child everything! Learning begins at home and should continue at home after school hours...show your face from time to time during the day. As a very involved, interactive mom, I HIGHLY recommend this school, and I sort of hate that they don't go all the way to 5th grade. B. Strong
My child does not attend Oakmont Elementary and will NOT attend Oakmont Elementary. I went in to get more information about the school, the Pre K and the academic of the school. The front office clerk was very rude and wasn't help at all. She mentioned "you can get all the information you need from the Crowley ISD website." I guess I was being a burden with all of my question about the school SHE worked at. Customer service is everything to me and if I don't feel comfortable or welcome you will never get my business or recommendation.
My son attended kindergarten at this school and had a terrible experience. This school came highly recommended by a local private school; however, based on our personal experience, I cannot support this recommendation. The school seems plagued by overcrowding, lack of communication, and a general lack of support from the homeowners in the area. The administration also appears to have a general sense of the community and it's inhabitants which may not be accurate (low income, lack of involvement). My son's self confidence suffered immensely and I can truly state he learned nothing. His teacher seemed overwhelmed and disenfranchised. I do feel that the school principals were exceptional and extremely supportive; however, this value did not seem to transfer well to the staff. He has now transferred to a private school and his response has been exceptional. Being new to the community, this experience has definitely impacted my perception of the Crowley school district.
This is a fantastic school. We are new to the area and have been made to feel very welcome. Any concerns are dealt with promptly and the school has a good zero tolerance for bullying and teasing. Teachers are dedicated and enthusiastic. The principal is friendly and professional. Highly recommended!