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PK-8
Private
Houston, TX
Students enrolled: 157
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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4820 Strack Road
Houston, TX 77069

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(281) 440-1106
(281) 440-3225
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July 16, 2014
I SURE HOPE THAT PEOPLE READ THIS IN LOOKING FOR A SCHOOL...DO NOT TAKE THEM THERE. I had my son in preschool and pre-k at this school. He had behavioral issues and the teachers acted like they were working on them, asked for my input and did not implement any advice that I gave. Firstly, yes the student teacher ratio is small but they do have a teachers aide and with EPS and Pre-k almost every private school I visited has aides for the younger kids. the principle is horrible just because her summer school teacher did not get the production they wanted she felt it necessary to tell me that my kid was not of average intelligence. I was done with them and looking back they gave up on my child during pre-k. they hyper focused on him to the point where he was so concerned about behavior than learning. I got farther with him at home than they did. Yes the school is inviting but dont be fooled by the horses and pool. Even a child psychologist told me they are riding on their past reputation but would NEVER recommend this school to any parent. Plus the Pre-k teachers are not degreed EEC teachers or certified and one not even in college at all. They do not care about children.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2014
We moved my daughter to Redd this past September. It is amazing the difference we see in her. She still struggles with reading but her teacher takes the time to work with her to help her understand the material. We are kept up to date on any issues the teacher sees her struggling with and even get updates of subjects she is excelling in. My daughter used to get sick before going to school...almost daily. Now she can't wait to get up and off to school.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2013
I had a very short experience with the Redd School when my child was an infant. The "teachers" in the infant room were all very young, but they were nice and polite and seemed to genuinely care for the babies. However, the ratio of 5 infants to 1 teacher is much too high, and there was a revolving door of teachers. I never knew who would be with my child at drop off or pick up. My child would often come home with a diaper that had been put on haphazardly and soiled clothes were thrown into a bag without being rinsed. Empty bottles were not rinsed, either. The director was very impersonal and never once followed up with us on how things were going or how our child was progressing. When we changed to another daycare (albeit more expensive), the difference in quality of care and communication with parents was astounding.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2013
I moved my child from public school to Redd School and I have been over the top pleased. His teacher goes above and beyond to help him reach his highest goals. I only wish I would have know about this school when his siblings were younger. I have seen public school first hand and I continue to be impressed daily by Redd School.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2013
I use to work at this facility, I didn't expect much and that is what I got. As a teacher who worked there, the teachers barely got any funding for material, no supplies to help the kids creativity. Always had to work with the same resources that were given to us. I felt I put more money in, and getting nothing back. The staff turnover is horrible, plus I felt other staff members are not fit to work in the such a "private institute". The staff was always either on the phone, talking to other staff members, or having their backs turned away from the kids. As a parent I would rather put my kids in public school .The administrative was no help, asking them for help was like talking to one of the students. I am only writing a review because I feel this school has been such a horror ,and the families don't deserve to waste their money on what they think is higher education.

- submitted by a teacher
August 26, 2013
We, at Redd School, are surprised by the comments in this review. In fact, we have confidential, permanent records that disprove the alleged complaints. We pride ourselves in selecting knowledgeable, professional, compassionate and experienced educators who know how to meet the needs of each student. Our purpose is to take each child from their current level of performance to their maximum potential by providing a positive learning environment that fosters self-confidence and achievement. We always appreciate the opportunity to discuss and reflect upon concerns, as noted in our open-door policy. Educators and parents/guardians are partners and must work together as a team in order to serve each child well.

- submitted by a teacher
April 10, 2013
My child has been attending Redd School since she was an infant. I have always been impressed with the level of education and care she is receiving. I always know what is going on in the classroom and am always notified if my child is feeling under the weather, etc. I feel as though the teachers are easy to talk to and I have had nothing but positive experiences with the main office. I love Redd School and would recommend them to family and friends.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2013
The toddler room was always dirty and unorganized. The school offered to work on behavior program for our child then failed to implement it properly on their end based on their suggestions. When we told them they were not doing the charts the way they had set it up, they asked us to find another school. Once we found another school, the teachers had the audacity to offer us advice on what kind of teachers/schools to look for, the ultimate hypocrisy. When we entered our child in the new school he was way behind the other students on curriculum and group behavior skills. There are other schools in the area that offer curriculum based on the local ISD systems and really prepares them for "real school" If I could give this school zero stars I would.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2012
My daughter just started at Redd and loves it. The principal, Ms. Ellen, has been wonderful & has put forth every effort to ensure that my daughter is well accepted. I love the fact that the teacher is able to challenge my daughter to her fullest potential (my daughter is an advanced 1st grader). The entire staff has been awesome - and has the open door policy that I like. It is a nurturing and lovey-dovey school. This works for us, although it may not work for everyone. After volunteering today, I can see how affectionate (i.e. hugs, high-5's, positive reinforcement) the staff is and how happy ALL of the kids seem to be. The parents that I have spoken with are all happy and wouldn't change a thing. With this being said, my husband and I want to keep our kids at Redd until middle school; I feel that Redd may be too small for middle school aged kids. Also, there are a lot of activities during the summer, which is awesome.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2012
This is our first year at Redd School. I'm kicking myself for not finding it sooner. My daughter is learning SOOOO much more than she did in the advanced classes in public school AND in a nurturing, stress-free environment. Thank you Miss Ellen! Thank you Miss Crow! Thank you Redd School!

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2011
My daughter has been attending Redd School for two years now and is in the 1st grade. Redd School is not just an excellent learning environment for my daughter, with caring teachers and a fantastic campus; it is also a place where from students to teachers everyone knows her and she knows everyone. the sense of community that so often times these days is missing from public and priviate educational institutes thrives at redd school. She exhibits a love for learning that most kids lack. i attribute this to the care and education provided by the Redd School teachers and staff. talking to my child about her day is an adventure; from talks about reading buddies , to field trip where she gets to ride elephants, to talks about her witnessing a baby sheep be born...Redd School is and always will be an amazing and magical part of her childhood thank you Redd School for beeing part of our family

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2011
my two children attend the pre-school and i've been very impressed with their experience. the teachers really care about them on a personal level and find creative ways to help them learn. the amount of time outside is wonderful and they enjoy seeing all of the animals at the school. it is so important that a school helps to instill a love of learning in children... and this one does.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2011
The teachers are really good and the principal, Ms. LeBlanc is involved in all aspects of the school. They all care about the kids. My kids are learning so much and loving school. They have some new programs that are making their level of educational expectations higher and higher. . . . all the while, making sure all the kids are getting what they need. It's great! My whole family is so happy.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2011
For three and a half years my child has attended the Redd School. It has made a world of difference in setting the foundation for her academic future. From the principal, teachers, and summer camp counselors, I have not been disappointed in their abilities or interactions with my daughter. They take a personalized approach in every activity they provide. I love the methods of learning used, from hands on science to field trips and guest speakers. I am grateful for the lessons that have been instilled in my daughter and the potential they have already helped to exacerbate in her. I look forward to her growing future with the Redd school.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2010
This school gives kids chances to be themselves. They have the chance to interact with animals daily. They learn respect, something that has long ago exited our public schools. Every teacher worked as hard as they could to make sure my kids learned. Denna Baskin cares about what happens to the kids. People say kids can't handle real high school after leaving Redd School but mine had no trouble.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2010
My child was a student at Redd School for a number of years. At first it was great. The small classes and caring teachers appealed to us, and helped her gain confidence. However, by the last year we were there, we were less pleased with the teachers (especially science). When we took our concerns to the administration, they were hostile and unhelpful. When we made the decision to not return the next year, they became downright petty and mean spirited. I would strongly advise others to think twice before enrolling in this school. They are not the kind, loving people they try to appear to be at first.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2010
My kids are currently enrolled @ Redd. As with any school - the teachers can be spotty. We've had excellent teachers and so-so teachers. We have had some issues there and the admin has been very open to working for resolution. I would like to see the school more open to parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2010
I sent my children to the Klein ISD schools. The main focus of the public school was, TAKS, TAKS we need *another* new playground fundraising program etc. That mentality grew very old with me. Redd School is more involved with teaching the children and working *one on one* with the child to assure the child is learning in a nuturing and positive environment. They are blessed to have *the best* teachers I have ever known, especially the Science teacher, Mrs. Lali. They do help children with special needs, where as the public schools need you to fill out 7 forms, go to ARDS to protect themselves and their school district. My final straw to leave the Public School System is when the Science teacher at my daughters Middle School decided to use the whole perioud to tell *Yo Mama* jokes instead of teach.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
Well, as a student of Redd School at the moment, I feel it is my duty and obligation to report in my two cents about this school. Not to mention it has recently been bought, so things should improve somewhat. Principal Leadership: Well, the principle isn't the worst I have have seen, but she is not the best. Same can go for the vice p. For me, it can vary, from average,good, and bad. As a student, I usually don't see what they usually are up to, but it has been a decent ride thus far. Teacher Quality: Once again, it is varied. After looking through the reviews here, the teachers I see are of good heart, and will help any child in need, provided that they are obedient and turn in their stuff that is required. (which by the way, if not, then call the school regularly) (Part 1 of this review)

- submitted by a student
October 16, 2009
Redd School has been an awesome experience both academically and in the fact that my child now loves learning. Having a 'gifted' child does not mean that they are always challenged, but Redd has challenged and encouraged my child way beyond my initial expectations. All I can say is 'WOW!'

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2008
This is my son's 3rd year at Redd School and I have found all his teachers to be wonderful. They are willing to spend extra time with the children making sure they fully understand the concepts. They are able to maintain class dicipline through a combination of positive reinforcement and appropriate disciplinary measures. Both teachers and administration have an open door policy and are always available to answer questions or address issues. My son's interest in school has improved DRASTICALLY since moving from the public school. They do not send home as much homework as the public school, which imo is good... a 2nd grader shouldn't have 1.5 hrs of homework. I do not feel the academics are lacking. In fact, I've thought some topics, particurally Science, was above grade level. Aftercare is the only area where level of supervision has varied and it is has also improved this year.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2008
We're in our 2nd year here and are very pleased (both kids in elem). The Director is outstanding and welcoming.Our teachers have seemed to truly love their job and 'their' kids...and this enthusiasm and love for teaching shows everyday. Both our kids are at the top academically, above grade (we left a top-ten ram-the-facts-down-their-throats-so-the-principal-gets-a-big-bonus public school). The Redd School environment is VERY family-friendly and it's refreshing to know that the teachers aren't 'teaching to the test' but teaching the students to have a lifelong love of learning. Good student-teacher ratios and excellent free after-school 'clubs' (i.e.,robotics, radio, puppetry, service, gardening, animal care, astronomy, etc). There is an emphasis on the development of the WHOLE CHILD rather than only on academics at the sacrifice of emotional and social development. I have also been very impressed with what I've observed from the middle school teachers.

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September 08, 2008
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July 31, 2008
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June 04, 2008
The Redd Middle School has been the answer to our prayers. My daughter is being challenged by the high expectations and the concern of the teachers. They have tutorials, homework help, latin, great literature, an amazing science program and a good math program. Whenever I have a question I feel comfortable calling and the teachers are always eager to help. What a great school. It's safe, which wasn't the case with our last school, and its motivating and its a great environment to learn.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
I have two children who attend the Redd School I will gladly give it 5 stars! We have been there for 7 years I can not imagine my children anywhere else! The staff is friendly, and the environment is one of a kind. I can not say enough about how they have met the needs of both my children. My youngest child is a very bright student and is challenged everyday while my oldest one has different needs... and his teachers have always given him the extra help he sometimes needs! As a public school employee... I know that the education and experiences that they get at the Redd School surpass what they would get in a public school!

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March 10, 2008
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February 22, 2008
I have a child in the preschool program at Redd School and love it! The teachers are great and they have a good structure to their day. I'm not sure if we will keep him in once he reaches kindergarden but I love all of the outdoor time that the children get.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2008
I have two children currently attending Redd School- one in Kindergarten, and one in Preschool- I have had my children in the most expensive of private preschools, and by far- this is the best experience we've had- the teachers take the time out to explain things to the children that aren't textbook, and I feel that this is the best school for younger children.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2007
An awesome middle school - Latin, literature, mathematical problem solving, amazing science, character development and great teachers. My child is being challenged and learning at such a rapid pace. As a parent, I couldn't ask for more.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2007
My 2nd grader loves Redd School. Mrs Shriner & Mrs Dewing are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2007
Great elementary and middle school with amazing teachers. . . always kind and academically able and willing to spend extra time when a child is having trouble grasping a concept or needs some enrichment. The ladies in the office are kind and helpful and always willing to be flexible so that families can count on them. I volunteered in the office and find the entire school to be exceptional!

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2007
Redd Preschool is a wonderful place for children! The teachers are experienced, warm, and caring. The curriculum is age appropriate and stimulating. However I would never allow my child to continue past that. Their academic curriculum is simply not up to par. Their discipline methods are highly questionable. And have personal witnessed the office personel screaming at the children. I advise you to stay away!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2007
Bright, sweet students and challenging classes made this a perfect fit for my daughter and we are thrilled with what she is learning - lots more than even the gifted classes in the local public school. She is also learning patience and tolerance as there are a couple of kids in her class who struggle a bit. They don't hold her back because the teachers run the class so efficiently, but she is learning to find the gifts in everyone and that's so important in this world today.

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April 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2007
Redd School is a wonderful school. Yes, they do accept special needs kids, but not all special needs kids are academically challenged. I have one 'normal' and one 'special needs' child who have attended there. The 'normal' child attended 1st grade at Redd School and is now in public at Tier 4 level because he got such a great jump start. My 'special needs' child attends 2nd grade at Redd School and we find it very refreshing the way the teachers and administrators handle his circumstances. He is academically very bright, and was in above-grade in public school. We moved to Redd School because of their lower teacher/student ratio, their love for children, and teaching methods. He is actually MORE challenged at Redd School academically than he was in public, so I'm not sure what these reviewers are talking about saying Redd School isn't up to par academically. I certainly disagree!

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2006
This school is more of a place for children with special needs. Not the place for on level or above average children. Administration is good as long as you agree with their patronizing point of view and conform with what they want. I'm not sure how any of these kids make it after they leave.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2006
The teachers at Redd School are dedicated to the kids. The kids are more important than test scores and school ratings. It's a great school for kids that you can't put in a box and label. Superior enrichment programs that give kids a chance to develop their minds and empower their self-confidence.

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August 14, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2006
Do not put your child in this school!!I had my child in the 7th grade and it was a very bad expercise for her.She did not learn 1 thing.May be a good school for kids with special needs but not at all challenging for kids who do not have special needs.I had to take my child out of this school because she was very unhappy.I advise you to not put your child in this school.They also do not dicioline kids that have problems mentally which makes things much worse.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2006
Not a bad school for younger children. Not good for older. No discipline, not good curriculum. My child failed the entrance exam to the high school of his choice due to lack of educational basics.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2006
My child attended Redd School for one year, third grade. If you have a special needs child this may be the place. But, if you are looking for an environment that is academically challenging and intellectually inspiring for an average or above average student, keep looking, this is not the place. If you take your concerns about the academics to the owner you will get patronizing nonsense.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2006
My boys have attended the Redd School for the last 3 years. Overall it has been a very positive experience. The enviroment is great! Very comfortable and easy going. I love the animals and barnyard. Most of the teachers are very qualified and approachable. This school definatly teaches tolerance as the do except special needs children. As far as I know there are no enterance exams. At times I have felt slightly uncomfortable in knowing if the academics are up to the level I would desire, I have sometimes felt that the class may be held back by the slower kids in class. Overall my boys seem to be on or above level on all testing. (As I would expect when paying for private education) When I have concerns I am comfortable going to the administration to look for solutions together for the issues. Overall a good school.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2006
Great school! I would recommend the quality of education to friends!

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2005
I loved this school for my children. We attended for two years and the teachers were great. Mrs Baskin is a dream and a pleasure to deal with. The school is loving and warm and my children had no trouble fitting in. Parent involvement good and you are able to help out and welcomed into the class. There is a need for more music, art and sports but if you are able to go outside the school, you can find solutions. My children and I love it.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2005
Supportive, kind faculty and allows for individuality. Some innovative curriculum.

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August 23, 2005
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August 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2005
Ok school. Not the best bang for your buck though. Hot lunches are expensive. Younger (preschool through 4th)teachers are good but the older ones are mediocre.

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- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2005
Our experience with the Redd School was very unpleasant. We addressed our concerns with the Director and she was very rude. In the end, we wound up removing our child from the school and placing him in public school, only to find out, he was lacking in basic skills he needed to be able to pass. Not worth the money. There are many better schools in the Northwest area for the same price.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2005
My child went to the junior high and when entering Public high school, he was not properly prepared for the faster pace. His skills were also lacking and we wound up holding him back so he could play catch up. Director was also very rude after we addressed our concerns with her. I understand being defensive of your school but we were trying to get a grip on our child's academics. They also do not have an appropriate discipline program.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2005
This school is not worth the price. The animals and homey environment are blinding. The teachers are adequate but not what I expected when I paid tuition. Will move children for upcoming school year.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2005
'Both my children started the summer program at the Redd School 2 weeks ago...They are having such a good time with the kids, and staff. WHen I pick them up in the evenings, they are hardly ready to go home. I have found the teachers and staff very helpful, and friendly. I cannot rate the academic program since this is summer...but my kids find them supportive, and they are learning a loft of softer skills...like I love this, my daughter told me the rules are 'be neat, be kind, and be safe', and she wanted to discuss the ways she can be that way at home....Awesome!

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2005
Parents are involved with student activities. Teachers are adequate but nothing stellar. Advantage is capacity to keep children after school hours. However, after school activities not well organized. Homey environment and as long as you are friendly with administartion, they will assist you with any challenge. This is an acceptable start but would look to move child after kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2005
We have found this school to have a very inviting and comfortable atmosphere for the kids. We have a 6th grader attending now and want to register the youngest for kindergarten in the fall.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
This school needs a lot of improvement. The academic instruction this school provides is very poor, boring, and nonconsistent. I have no idea how the students are passing. They have a lot of non professional staff. I will never put my child in such school.

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Redd School
4820 Strack Road, Houston, TX  77069
(281) 440-1106
Last modified Redd School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Redd School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 58 reviews. Top