Our daughter started Kindergarten at CSE last year and we have had nothing but great experiences with the Principal, teachers and other staff. The teachers are very aware of where each student is and how to get the most from them. We receive daily updates on progress and e-mails are returned almost instantly if we have a question. Great place for students to grow!
My child has been a student at CSE since kindergarten and I have to say that while I agree that the previous principal was unapproachable and kind of cold, the teachers have always been great. They are invested in our kids an want them to succeed as much as we do as parents. I am constantly emailing the teacher to ask questions and advice on how to address specific lessons and she is always open, friendly and helpful. My child is more motivated to be better and do better because of the new direction the school is taking by encouraging discipline, education and fun with their new college "houses". I'm also very happy that they are involved in helping families and kids in need. My child wanted to make sure I knew to donate shoes and canned goods today. Great direction and very happy with the new principal who greets parents and kids each morning when we are dropping out kids off in the car pool lane.
We have a new principal! Yeah! This year is by far the best year we have had! The teachers and staff are wonderful! I can feel a complete transformation this year compared to previous years at Spencer and it's an answer to prayer! We love the Colleges that are new this year! My kids are even happier and notice many of the teachers and staff are as well! BEST YEAR EVER!!! The principal even eats lunch with the kids! So glad to be a Spencer Bronco this year!!!!
awful school. They cant even control 5 year olds. If god forbid they dont act like little soldiers , they are targeted as problems.
Although I do agree the the main focus of this school is the TAKS test I still believe the teachers and staff care very much of the students. This year is my son's first year at this school and after his first week he had to be moved to a different class to accommodate all the new 3rd graders this year. At first I was very worried but after they had a ice cream social so the kids could get acquainted with their new teacher I felt much better about the decision. She a great teacher and is doing every thing she can to make sure my son is doing his best in class. Two thumbs up for Ms. Molinar.
The school has under cover problems with teachers and the admin staff.. individuals new to the area may not be aware of the problems. The school has a turn over rate of teachers. Many of the current teachers are new to the school. I agree with the review that states the admin is cold, because they are. I also agree that they only care about the taks, because that is all they care about. Be aware.
My girls started this school mid year, but they were welcomed with open arms. They made so many great friends (sooo many nice families in this area) and my oldest even got a perfect score on her TAKS test (after being discouraged last year b/c she needed tutoring). It would be hard to move again and leave this school. P.S. Drop off and Pick up for Car Riders, is the best and most organzied I have ever seen. P.S.S. Miss Tammy in the cafteria is the sweetest, kindest, most loving Lunch Lady. Every school should be so lucky to have someone like Miss Tammy!!! Thank you!
The teachers of this school are excellent. They really care about the kids. However, the admin is a little cold and really cares too much about the state rating. The TAKS test is the sole focus of this school. The parents and the community is great as well.
Cora Spencer is a wonderful place for my children to learn everyday. The faculty genuinly cares about each child and you can tell they love their jobs. My girls are getting an excellent education and love going to school everyday. CSE is still a new school and the PTA works very hard to raise funds to get the children everything they need to succeed (and their events are fun, too)!
Teachers and School are first class. There are issues with the Administrative staff and with the PTA. If you are not a 'chosen' one, then you might as well not even try to help out. Over all, the school is a great place for kids to learn.
My son loves going to school. The teachers are great, it's brand new and the education my child is getting is excellent.
Best school hands down. The principal, teachers and PTA are amazing.
As a military family our kids have attended many different schools, some good, some bad. Cora Spencer is one of the best! The education that our kids received far exceeded our expectaions. The kids have learned so much and they have fun doing it. The teachers and staff are so kind and welcoming. Who can complain when you kids love school!
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