HORRIBLE SCHOOL. Just horrible. I don't even need to explain. I really don't. So horrible. I just can't say it in words.
ASKEW IS AN AMAZING SCHOOL. THIS IS MY SON'S SECOND YEAR HERE AND THEY ARE WONDERFUL. THE TEACHERS ARE GREAT WITH THE STUDENTS AND ANY OF THE STAFF THAT I'VE COME IN CONTACT WITH ARE THE BEST. ID RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANY PARENT WHO WANTS THEIR CHILD TO GET QUALITY EDUCATION AND FUN EXPERIENCES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. THEIR VANGARD PROGRAM IS AWESOME AS WELL.
This is our daughter's first year at Askew Elementary and so far it has been excellent. We had just moved back into the neighborhood and hadn't heard of Jewel Askew Elementary. Mom's first impression after enrollment was wow, the Principal knew our daughter's name in the early beginning of the school year. Mom had to call Dad immediately. Dad & Mom met our daughter's teacher and since the year began she has been awesome in EVERY aspect that we NEEDED her to be. The only diappointing thing was Askew's Vanguard Program. Our daughter has a above her peer advantage and no one in that program has aided us with getting our daughter into that program or given us a pointing direction to any of our question. Mid-Year the Director or President of the program quit. This is NOT a GREAT feeling at all. We haven't met the new Principal. Our compliments go out to the former Principal, who is NO LONGER there. One more thing Parent Involvement is the BEST I've ever seen here.
Both of my children are in the Vanguard program and have been there since Kindergarten. My oldest is now in 5th grade. We have been very happy at Askew, especially with the quality of the teachers and staff. Mr. Abraham, the principal is wonderful. There are several after school activities to choose from if your child is in the Vanguard program. There is a very strong PTO and lots of opportunities to get involved.
I've had 2 children go through the Vanguard program and it is top-notch. They both have gone on to private schools and are leaps and bounds ahead of their classmates thanks to Askew!
I will be applying for my 4th child to enter the vanguard program this year. I am very impressed with the kindergarten, 3rd, 4th & 5th grade teachers. They have all been wonderful and very supportive.
I've put one child all the way through Askew and my second child is in 1st Grade. Both children made it into the Vanguard Program and I would say those teachers are wonderful. We were planning to put our children in private school but Askew had more to offer. The computer teacher, drama teacher, and music teacher are incredible. We are really excited about the new principal was well. The PTO is very active and they do a lot for the school. I would highly recommend Askew.
My son is in Askew 4th grade Vanguard and he is getting a lot in academic and enrichment. The principal is great ,the teachers too and every body who works there, I hope they go all the way to middle school in the same way.
We are really happy with the school, its conduct and quality of teachers
Our daughter started this year in 1st grade in the Vanguard program and we could not be more pleased. Even though the reading and math level follows pretty much the standard requirements for 1st graders, there have been plenty of opportunities for her to be challenged and expand her knowledge. The teachers are doing a great job and there is lots to do for parents to be involved one way or another! We considered putting our daughter in private school but do not regret at all our decision - the level offered in the Vanguard program is far better than what a private school can offer.
This is a happy, hard working school. The school buildings could do with some attention, but the kids do great work here. There are some truly wonderful teaching staff supported by a strong administration. We love the Principal, and our kids love being at Askew.
I'm a fan of the Vanguard (G/T) program. It's a school with high expectations for my child. They've made friends for years to come.
This is our first year at Askew in the Vanguard Magnet program (kinder and 1st grade). Love it so far. Kids love it also. They say that they like it better than their former school. When we were deciding to chose between TH Rogers and Askew, we chose Askew because it seems to have a good balance between the learning curriculum and having fun. TH Rogers seems to be very, very competitive, and we didn't want such extreme competitiveness for our kids, especially at such a young age...maybe just for middle school. I highly recommend this school...'out of the box thinking'. Projects--even in kinder. Great education, and it's free.
My son is in the 4th grade now and has had a wonderful Elementary School experience. He has had the best teachers imaginable and the Vanguard program had given us a nurturing school community that he has thrived in. I could not be happier with my choice to send my child to Askew.
My son who is now in 4th grade has been in the Vanguard program at Askew since Kindergarten. I have a daughter in the Vanguard too who is in 1st grade. We are really happy with the program at Askew. At Kindergarten, the children are already reading a couple of paragraphs and are checked for reading comprehension. The program helps develop the childrens' analytical thinking. The teachers in the Vanguard program are fantastic and have a lot of experience teaching gifted and talented children. The parents of the Vanguard children are also very involve in the school and their children. And I agree with one of the post that the Vanguard program at Askew is the best kept secret in the West side.
I am a volunteer at Askew Elementary. Being in the school several days each week, I see the fantastic things they are doing. The principal is energized and full of ideas to take the school to the next level. The traditional program is full of technology (most classes have an electronic, interactive whiteboard), innovation, and a commitment to give students targeted, timely intervention. Both the Vanguard and the traditional programs have wonderful things to offer ANY child and each teacher is committed to academic excellence.
Both of my children have gone through the vanguard program at Askew. The expectations of them were very high academically. I really like the new principal, Mr. Abraham. He seems really focused on improving the schools overall emphasis on student achievement. The new magnet coordinator is implementing new programs and is genuinely interested in parent input. Go Askew!!!
My child is going to Askew and she has a very big vocabulary. She is in the Vanguard Program. Most of the teachers are very interactive but it is too bad that there are only about 40 spaces per grade in the Vanguard Program. Her education is a grade ahead and she is doing well. I recommend Askew Elementary's Vanguard Program (not sure about traditional) for any parent. It is a kept secret of the West!
The Vanguard Program at Askew is good but unfortunately only a small minority of students qualify for this program. Plus there are very limited spaces, so often qualifying students still don't make the program. Regular classes at the school are much slower academically, have a heavy dependence on worksheets and spend most of their time teaching to state testing. As an experienced teacher, I am very pro public schools. However after our experiences with the quality of education at Askew, we along with many other people in our neighborhood) have moved both of our children to private schools. I would NEVER recommend this mediocre school to any parent who wants a quality education for there child.
Simply the best. My daughter attends Askew Vanguard and the academics are better than private school and its free. Every child in the class is GT qualified and able to perform at an accelerated level. The teachers are great and the sense of community is wonderful. Askew is a crown jewel in public education. The key is to get your child in the Vanguard program. Students from all over HISD can transfer in the program. It is the best kept secret in Houston.
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