Research before enrolling your child or before applying for a job at this school. The turnover rate is high due to professionalism and the kids end up getting the short end of the stick.
This is my childs first year attending this school i did my research and reviews on it however i decided to give it a chance. My child has three different teachers the first 9 weeks of school until she finally got a teacher who they decided to teach her class. The staff are very nice and friendly except for the lady who works in the front at the desk she always has a mean look and a very horrible attitude. My child has learned alot more since she has started this year. The school overall is not as bad as i have read some reviews but there are a few things that they could change. The uniforms were a bit expensive as well.
If you are thinking of working for this school, think twice! Teachers are treated like prisoners and constantly bullied. Trainings are unorganized. The campus is considered a "closed campus" meaning teachers cannot leave campus to get lunch or do whatever you want. While you eat lunch in the cafeteria, teachers are constantly under surveillance. Teachers are also threatened constantly with being written up and fired by the superintendent's unprofessional daughter. Teachers are forced to listen to her personal life stories which have nothing to do with the job. Teachers quit weekly.
As a former parent of Varnett, I am very satisfied with the type of academic discipline that Varnett has instilled into my children. The staff as a whole is very passionate, nurturing, and extremely dedicated to the success of all students. They provide a clean and safe learning environment that should be applauded. They also provide travel opportunities and well balanced nutritional meals for their students. Their academic program is designed for all learners, not just a select few. Kudos to Varnett!!!
I have taught at Varnett for 6 yrs and my experience here has been enjoyable. During my time here, the administration has always ensured that teachers receive the proper training needed to enhance the students' academic performance. The administration as well as the Superintendant have always put the students needs first.
I have been working here for 10 years and the school really cares about the students and education.
Varnett is a school system that deeply cares about its students and employs teachers who put the students first. In 2010, Varnett's East Campus was named by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School for its high student achievement. It was the only state charter school in Texas to be so recognized. Last year, the entire district was among only 28 percent of school districts in Texas to meet the No Child Left Behind requirements. The campus directors, teachers and staff are friendly, enthusiastic and hard workers. Parents believe in the school and are active participants in their children's activities.
My sister and I both have a total of six children going to Varnett this year... After looking at the below reviews it looks as if there are more bad then good!!!!! I pray this will turn out for the best. I have bought 5 sets of uniforms X three kids but I pull them out faster then you can say VARNETT CHARTER SCHOOL... I'm looking to send my kids to better themselves... The sad part is most of the poor comments were concerning the staff... TEACHERS... THIS IS NOT GOOD... ALMOST TIME TO HOME SCHOOL MY TEAM!!!!
My child is in Pre-K 4 at Varnett. Communication levels are poor . This is the worst school every when it comes to skills. I have never experience such a low class of employees in my life. The classrooms are overcrowded with little organization. The teachers are overwhelmed.....My kid will not be attending Varnett next year.....
My son has gone to Varnett for 2 1/2 years and most of the time has been a horrible experience. He has been left at school because the teacher did not have him in the right area, there are too many children in a class room and the teachers are unskilled and have no manners. My son cried and did not want to go to school because his teacher YELLED at him daily and I witnessed this on the school monitor with the principal. Her response was she would look in to the situation, things got better and then right back to before. I was told he could not change teachers and told the principal after the semester my son would be withdrawn, she took it upon her self to withdraw him and the last day of school for the semester he was not allowed to go. This school is HORRIBLE and I would not recommend it.
My child's teacher sent homework home and spelled President Obama's name "OBAHMAH".... need I say more! If you can't spell or know how to form a sentence correctly, then you definitely should not be teaching children ANYTHING!
2. I bring your attention to "point" number five in the review. PLEASE tell me that this "teacher" knows the difference between "their" and "they're." And more importantly, someone please tell me that he/she is teaching a subject OTHER than grammar! Well, if nothing else, I think I've accidentally stumbled upon one of the potential problems with charter schools. Not all of them, mind you; just the bad ones, which unfortunately appear to be the majority of them. (Cont'd)
Part 2: 3) After I resigned, I never received my last check. Apparently, in the contract it says something about them not paying you if you quit and don't give them 14 business days notice. I knew that going in but it was my first year and I was desperate for a job so that's my fault for signing a BS contract...but hey, it was work. What made it even worse was that on my W2 they factored in compensation I never received from them and now I'm supposed to pay taxes on that money. 5) They're so called "fund raising" idea is for teachers and students to sell cookie dough and if teachers and students don't meet the quota....you're expected to pay out of pocket the difference. REALLY?!
My daughter has been a student at Varnett Charter School since Pre- K 3. I can honestly say that Mrs. Hines is a great teacher and I wished she would have moved to Pre- K 4. Varnett, needs to work on improving there staff starting with the attitudes. My daughters teacher now was hired on Tuesday and school started on Wednesday this year and needless to say she was very unorganized and still is. Students were being moved to other teachers classes because of her and when I addressed to the new director Ms. Gray, I was told that wasnt a option. Open house was very unorganized, the director is all about the money I see.
I still think Varnett is a good school, but they need some extracurricular activites to offer the kids, every school needs that. I also think that some of the attitudes in the staff could change for the better i've heard some staff members talk very ignorantly to those little kids, so that should be address so they can separate the good teachers from the bad. I love the security they have. I also think that the school uniforms should change b/c every parent doesn't have 20+ to spend on a shirt especially when asking for money throughout the beginning of the school semester until the end, so the uniform shirts could definitely change.
This school does not provide any extracurricular activities for the students. There test scores are not the best.
I think that The Varnett School is a great school. My child has learn a lot since she has been attending this school.
This school is the best in academic and security, bussing and other areas but the one area that they lack is extriculator activivtes. they really need them.
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