We have only been in the Cy-Fair district since March 2012. I had no problems at the end of last school year, however, my oldest is having a problem this year. He says he asks for help and gets none, yet his teacher cannot control her class as needed. I am very disappointed with this year as it has progressed to this point.
my daughter is new i dont have a comment as of yet im anticipating a good year i have heard wonderful reviews about cyfair school district . i rated using one star because the site would not let me move on without a rating
My son was placed in the New Arrival Center through his school which was Emmott. I have only good things to say, his teachers were wonderful, caring and suportive. He knew very little english when we arrived in November but he finished school with an impressive E. I can't thank enough the teaching stuff for doing such a great job. It has been a major change for him but they made it smooth and easy for him.
I have mixed reviews about this school. Ihave a 3rd grader whose been going since pre-K and now I have another pre-K that goes this year. I have worked in another Cyfair elementary school so I am always comparing. My oldest never really had a problem woth any of his teachers but the policy in the cafeteria and restroom breaks really bothers me. Lunch is one of the two times that they get to talk to each other and they limit their communication at that time. I don't like that and as a review I seen last year, the restroom breaks are not reasonable. They should allow at least the lower grade levels more breaks. I am very pleased with the pre-k teacher who has been around for a long time she is great . Overall I would give Francone a B-. I really wish PTO was a lot more involved but that's all on the parents.
I can't say a single bad thing about the the school and the staff! I have 3 children who have gone to this school since PreK(and we are WHITE). All my children are A,B students, and when necessary they have done the right decision with disciplined! Ms. Garcia is an outstanding Principal that cares so much for the students, and concerns of the parents. I'm so happy that my kids are at Francone. I don't have to worry nearly as much as I thought I would have!
I have three children attending this school. My oldest has attended since kindergarten (no pre-K since we are white, speak english and according to the state make too much money) and is now in fourth grade. He has had good teachers but it is hit and miss. My other son has not been so lucky. He had a teacher who gave him a 'Needs Improvement' in hand writing when his arm was broken and in a cast. When I asked her about it her excuse was she didn't know he was left handed. My youngest really enjoys her kindergarten teacher and she seems to be learning all the appropriate things for her age. When we first started at this school there was a somewhat diverse population. That is not the case anymore. It is overwhelmingly Hispanic. Not a bad thing altogether but would like a more balanced population.
So far my son has attended Francone for PK and K and I must say that I loved his PK teacher but I am very disappionted in their Kinder program. I work at another elementary Cyfair school and I hate to conpare but Fracone does not offer much for the kindergarten. There is no graduation very few activities and as a mom you wonder what you have to look forward to. My son has had several issues with being allowed to go to the restroom. I understand their concern about destractions coming and going but at the kinder age their should be exceptions. The are not allowed to go to the restsrooms during large group. He has learned thanks to his teacher but I wish they offered more. We are zoned at this school but I might transfer him with me. I'm not really looking foward to 1st.
The principal shows great leadership skills, the teachers are some of the caring teachers I have ever meant
My son has been at this school since PK. I had nothing but great service from the teachers and staff. I strongly believe that Francone was the best choice for my son. I will give it a 10
Our child has been struggling in class,she ask for help and her teacher tells her to do it herself. Her teacher has also deducted points from her in class work for providing help. What kind of school is this? No I do not think this school is about the children or the education, what I see is teachers who compare outfits, and who has thier room decorated the best. Teacher have forgotten what being a teacher means, today it means working 9 out of 12 months 7 out of 10 hours a day with 2-3 weeks paid vacation plus all benifits and sick days. I dont know about you but my work schedule does not allow me time to do 3 hours of home work a night- I work in the real world.
There is plenty of availability for music, art and sports and other extracurricular activities to keep the children entertained. The quality of academic programs is excellent. The level or parent involvement is fair.
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