Unfortunately, not convinced the curriculum is rigorous enough and there appears to be a lack of effective leadership. As parents, we're inundated with information about special school events/fundraisers but no communications about academic curriculum/programs/student performance on test results or important safety issues when they arise.
MDE is one of the most racist school! If you are not rich and your child is not white they will treat you different! Don't let your child go thought what my child went through with them. My child feel much better at the new school. I have one question for them why do you treat differently!! The way the school treat students shouldn't be based on how much the parents donated to the school. My child is one of the smartest student at the his grade!! He works really hard at home but unfortunately the school doesn't respect him for that!!! STOP BEING RACIST!!!!!!!
This is a truly special school; having been a parent of children in both public and private schools, it is the overall star. The teachers, administration, and parents are extremely devoted. As a result, the students benefit in ways beyond the main goal of an excellent academic setting. If you are lucky enough to be zoned to this small school, you will be delighted by the sense of neighborhood it provides, and as so, offers an old fashion feeling in one of America's largest cities.
I am extremely grateful to have my children attending this school. Our family recently moved to Texas and were wondering how the transition would play out. Well with the incredible teachers, staff and community my children have blossomed and are excited about school and the move. My son's teacher is outstanding. She has pointed out some areas of concern, which I had but the former school didn't see as concerns and has made great strides to help and get us help for him. Without her concern, caring and continued support his problem would have continued. I can't thank her enough! The children going to this school are very fortunate to have such incredible teachers and the learning experience that they provide here.
They are teaching the kids to take tests. My daughter gets the same exact short books to read for about 2 weeks straight and now to prepare them for 2nd grade they are making the first grade students time themselves on math problems that are exactly the same and in exactly the same order for 4 days. My daughter's class had a substitute teacher teaching them for about the same amount of days or more than her the days here teacher worked
This school is like a hidden gem! The faculty and staff are wonderful and the PTA is amazing! The gifted program is about even with some of the private schools in the area, the work is challenging but not too much.