I know Colin Powell is rated well, however I feel the school has been under enrolled for years, and worry about the future of its status. This year we are way above the past enrollment and the school seems unprepared for it. I have not been happy with the new changes that have been made this year, and the parental involvement seems lacking already. The student/teacher ratios are maxed out, while we have seen Garner and Florence Hill enrollment go down for the better this year. There is still alot of the new growth for Powell to come! I also have heard at the meetings that next year they will not take any transfers, which will affect my child. However, we are considering transferring to Flo. Hill after this year. I have heard many great things happening there.
I am not only a parent but a professional working within this district. Colin Powell is an excellent school. These teachers have extremely high expectations for their students. Learning is challenging and exciting! The combination of the experienced and less experienced teachers brings a great foundation and an extremely inovative approach to teaching. The creativity in every area by far surpasses any expectations I have as a professional in education. Frankly, I am more amazed each year. The administrators and teachers at Colin Powell are not afraid to think out of the box. There is a true sense of teamwork and with their high expectations comes a willingness to take an active role so that each individual student achieves success. They truly have the students best interest at heart. My daughter will be in 4th grade and my son will be entering kinder this fall.
The teachers at Colin Powell are awesome! I have two children that have attended this school since Kindergarten. They have both surpassed their friends that attend other schools in the surrounding neighborhoods. Powell prides itself with the learning guidelines and structure that they provide for their students and this gives them a headstart for my childrens future.
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