My son has attended LARSON since 2nd grade and he TOTALLY loves it and so do I. The staff is amazing and he is always treated as if the school truly cares about him...my son has ASTHMA and is often in the nurse office (I am also at the school often when he is sick) so I am always dropping in at random times and not one time have I ever been disappointed in LARSON. My son came from a private school when he started and is currently on his 2nd year of being in advanced classes. I am always telling my friends/family how AWESOME this school is and truly hate that it is the last year we will be here. I am grateful for all the time & dedication he has gotten while he attended this AMAZING Elementary School!!!
This is such a great school. The staff/teachears totally rock!!! Fun atmosphere and nice mix of cultures and backgrounds. This school should be rated a 10 out of 10. The teachers care for the students...which is definitely very hard to find these days. Will recommend this school over and over again.
I have had two girls go through Larson from K - 6th --my youngest is currently finishing sixth grade this year. Both girls have had a great experience at Larson- participating in extracurricular activities: chess club, choir, orchestra, battle of the book competition, etc. Both girls have been challenged academically in their classes. The best thing about the school is the strong parental involvement. Overall, this school has provided a wonderful foundation for both of my girls and my oldest is thriving in high school because of it.
As for the review before mine.... Larson is a great school! If you are going to write a comment, learn how read and write before you criticize and maybe somebody might take your information seriously! Just saying... I've had 3 kids attend Larson and they all have received a fantastic education there. Great teachers and great parent involvement. The only negative I see is Ellis parents are catching on that they can send their child to Larson for no transfer fee. My prediction: Larson will be another Ellis in 10 years. Thank GOD my kids will be long gone.
I am not at all happy say the way these teachers are releasing these children a total mess the teachers are walking way ahead of the kids and the kids are running to keep up with them. And the teachers don't look back to even see which way the kids are going, so kids running all over, people grabbing their children knocking other kids over. They need to stand out the line and have the children line up and tel the parents to meet where the teacher takes them, because i lost my daughter trying to find out where she was, when i found her she was crying on the side of the building., someone could of grabbed her and took jet in a car. Them when the children are running all over no teacher is taking the time to figure if that child had home with their parent. Anyone can just walk up and lead a child to their car, very easy to do at Larson.. HEY GET IT TOGETHER OR LAW IF SOMETHING HAPPENS!!!
Front office staff should all be in a nursing home. If you hate your job....get another one. Rudest front office in the city.
I love this school. Amazing teachers and staff. The students are learning and I love it. As an alumni of Larson Elementary, I would recommend parents and other people to go to this school. I would want the parents to know that they're sending their children to this amazing school. I will miss this school but come back.
Larson is a great school academic wise.. but the front office staff are very rude. My child has attended Larson for 3 years and each year my child feels treated differently from other students, I myself do not like going up there because I do not feel welcomed..my child will not attend this school next school year.
I guarantee that every good rating on here is from a parent in PTA. All I can say is don't expect to get support from the administration. The principal is a horrid women who actually yelled at me once when my daughter was late (which was not a common thing for us). My son and daughter attended this school for 2 years. My daughter who is exceptionally bright actually fell behind in her studies and experienced uncaring teachers as well as cruel tactics. My son (who is special needs) experienced array of horrible experiences from being denied food until 2:30pm, time-out in a closet, desk dumps (where the teacher would dump out all of his papers in his desk), and if he didn't do his work (which I feel is a teachers responsibility) they would send it all home, and I mean like a packet of 30 pages. My daughter and son are both at a different school this year where they have both excelled and my son is actually mainstreamed now. When he came from Larson (going into the 3rd grade) he had a 1st grade reading level. Funny thats when he started at Larson. I look back at our 2 years here as a nightmare thats finally over.
I honestly think that larson elementary is terrible. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
With 4 years of experience in closely dealing with the teachers at Larson, I think they are some of the best. No one is perfect, and we pay them less than daycare - but I have always been able to schedule teacher conferences if needed. The teachers were attentive and insightful in their ideas and suggestions. With the remaining influx of the Katrina people and the inhabitants of Friendly Village now moving to the high schools, Larson will improve if the discipline standards can again be raised, communicated and strictly enforced. Great job!
My three children have attended Larson Elementary since Kindergarten, including my oldest daughter, who is now in the sixth grade. We have had nothing but wonderful experiences at Larson. Over seven years, not one of my three children has had anything less than a stellar teacher--caring, patient, and attentive. The atmosphere is positive, the discipline is consistent, the homework is reasonable, and the music and art programs are excellent. We are moving out of state next year, and without a doubt Larson is the thing I will miss most about where we live now. I can't recommend it highly enough.
My children enjoyed their time at Larson very much. They attended 5th and 6th grade. It was sad when we moved away, but I'm glad they got to spend at least the year there. The education was high quality and the teachers were really caring and involved. I do not have one negative comment about Larson.
When moving to Arlington I heard so many great things about Larson. "Oh its the best public school in the area." Yea right, compared to where we moved from my kids are now behind. Mostly because the cirriculum is so mediocre. I also agree with the other reviews about the staff. Communication with my kids teacher was like pulling teeth. I wish I knew about the great schools site before moving here. Im glad to say I have moved to another school district and according to the ratings on here, I anticipate my kids will be in a much more challenging learning environment.
I think that while Larson is a good school overall there's work that needs to be done. The office staff is very rude while in person or on the phone and the new principal isn't very polite either. This is the 2nd year my child has attended. It feels as though a good part of the staff doesn't care about your child. They just want to get through the day.
I would like to see more supervision when children are at recess with teacher assistants and while walking to and from the building. I would like to see more supervision and structure in common areas: cafeteria, hallways, etc.
This is our second year at Larson and we absolutely love it! My 5th grader actually cried at the end of the school year. It's so refreshing to see both parents and teachers so well bonded and involved with the kids! What a wonderful positive learning environment!
This is a great school! My daughter has some learning challenges and attended 5th grade. The teachers and the principals really cared about her success. The teachers really worked with her to ensure that she understood her lessons. The afterschool program Voyager is run by certified teachers and during this time they review all homework distributed for that day. Can't say enough great things about it. Soo glad my daughter was able to attend. Passed both required TAKS tests the first time around. Awesome, awesome school.
So sorry to have one of my kids graduate this solid academic school! Both of mine benefitted by the strict discipline the other local schools are missing. Sorry to see Mr Longrear leave, and the recent shuffle of principals, as his presence and leadership were strong and provided excellent direction!
Its my daughtr's 2nd year in Larson and I am completely satisfy with her progressin this school.Teachers r very caring and encouraging.I am very happy with the uniform policy of the school
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