Before my daughter started PK last year I was very nervous about school and how she would be. We bypass many other school daily to driver her all the way to Longfellow and havent regret a single minute. My daughter really enjoys school and has learned more than I could ever imagine. Mr. O'Neil has done a great job also! And the teachers are wonderful!
My children have been at Longfellow for many years and I can truly say I am very pleased with the school. One of my children recently 'graduated' from Longfellow and has moved onto a Vanguard middle school. The school is very welcoming and we felt accepted immediately. The staff knows each child by name and are very nurturing and understanding while still challenging the children academically. We live in the neighborhood and being able to walk daily to school is wonderful.
This is our first year at Longfellow and we love the school. The campus is beautiful and the teachers are awesome! They are nurturing and dedicated in their work. My daughter looks forward to going to school everyday. She says her teachers are wonderful and we couldn't agree more. We are also excited about the school's implemention of The Writing Academy which will definitely bring out the natural writing talents of the children. In addition to academics, the school provides another learning dimension with their magnet program in the Creative and Performing Arts. My daughter enjoys her classes and is always so excited to tell us about her day. We are thoroughly glad to have her at Longfellow. The school, the teachers and the program, all work together so well to foster the love of learning in our children. I must say the principal is doing an excellent job! C. Lim
Longfellow is a great school. The teachers and staff (including the principal) are great. My daughter enjoys going to school. It is a beautiful new school that offer great programs.
I have never been so pleased with an elementary school. My daughter just completed 5th grade and her brother will be in 1st grade. The faculty staff is wonderful. The GT program is great!
A new building, a new administration, lots of refocused energy. Becoming again a solid neighborhood school. Ratings are NOT the entire story here, because they are unfortunately based solely on low performance by a just a couple of students in ONE disadvantaged group, who didn't pass ONE specific TAKS test (something really stupid about ratings criteria that VERY few people ever learn about or really understand!). Great art, several kinds of performance music, really good science nights and interesting campus wide events like Renaissance Fair and Student Business Fair. My kids both graduated from it, doing really well in Vanguard middle school.
The overall school is good. The only thing that is bad is dropping off or picking up your child hopefuly when the new school is done it will be better.
I would say that this school is excellent. The academics are certaintly very good. Its a pity their rating fell last year after we admitted the child in this school and I admit I was concerned. However, they have made extra efforts during the year to explain why this happened and are trying to improve. Let's hope the rating goes up this year! I am not going to change the school this year. The staff are excellent and encourage the child to perform optimally and the emphasis on manners and grooming is also up to the mark. This school is very new-comer-friendly. It's a magnet school for the performing arts & overall extra-curriculars are good. I also found a very high level of parent involvement and a very active PTA. Would recommend this school.
The parent involvement is fairly high, but has decreased since 1995. I see more problem students attending this school. However they have recently been given a new principal and I hope this will result in achange
I'm a grandparent and my grandchild is now in third grade, however, I would like to see him attend another school, but the decision is not totally mine. If you require a certain dress code for the children, then teachers should take the lead and dress accordingly. Hair, face and hands should be well groomed and she should also wear proper attire.
My Children truly love this school. I have had no complaints. I am glad to see that the are going to build a new school because the old one was starting to degregate rapidly.
My son loves the school, I think the teachers and staff are excellent.
I have put three children through Longfellow Elementary. My fourth child, my son, started this year 2003-2004. There is not another elementary school I would even consider for my children. Kevin Beringer has taken this school and made it the success it is. The teachers, all of the teachers but one in particular has been a constant in my childrens life. Ollie Roy is the most outstanding person as well as teacher any school could ever hope for. The staff at Longfellow and faculty is unbeatable.
Longfellow has been a solid rock in our neighborhood since 1955. There is lots of parent involvement and community support.
This is an excellent neighborhood school that meets the needs of the children.
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