Anything less than 99/100 students meeting standards on standardized tests is an epic fail for any teacher, school, district, state, or country. Especially given the massive amount of resources thrown at this effort.
If seven hours a day, five days a week, for 13 years is not enough to learn to read, write and do arithmetic then something is terribly wrong. I have never believed in homework and still think it is a demonstration of institutional ineptitude.
They ensure discipline is adhered to. This promotes equal treatment, honesty, and justice. They promote fairness in that everybody gets the same five minutes of one on one time in a one teacher with 24 students environment.
Northwest ISD has a six month process to get a kid into GATES. That does not provide the appropriate education for each child. We have been to four schools in three states and my child's primary teacher at Clara Love uses many of the best practices I have seen, like stickers and coupons and other positive reinforcement techniques. Her other teacher does not. The two good schools and the good teacher at the bad school, institutionalized parent/teacher communication into a binder that provided constant feedback. This school uses a folder and online tools that are updated infrequently. It fails to keep up. Like some weird Wickerman thing there is only one male in the whole school. I am sure this is causing imbalances in the policies and teaching. There are zero field trips. That has got to be really boring and must make it harder to make connections with things to motivate the students to learn. The school is okay and the other close schools are not really considerably better so I guess we will stay here as it is too much bother and expense to move somewhere with better schools.
When the teachers and staff care, the students learn. Clara Love is a wonderful example of what happens when parents can communicate their concerns and ambitions and find a way to work with the staff to help their children achieve at their highest levels. From gifted to academically challenged, the resources, curriculum and teacher creativity abound to help each child do their best. We are blessed to live in Harriet Creek and have our kids at Clara Love.
Great school! Very involved with the parent/child interaction. Great communication. You would expect a new school to have issues the first year, but this has been wonderful. Its so nice to know that the school is deticated to the neighborhood in which you live.
Let me just say that Clara Love has been wonderful for my child. The teachers care. My son has Mrs. Degnan and Mrs. Wallace and they are such wonderful teachers that have done so much to make my child feel like he is a great reader, scientist, and writer. This is the first year that math has not completely driven him to tears when doing homework, and his reading has improved 100%, He jumps out of bed telling me that he needs to hurry up and get to school. I feel blessed that he is in this environment.
Clara Love has been a great school. They are doing an amazing job of staying organized and keeping the kids focused. The kids get more One on One time now that we aren't all crowded into Hatfield. Our Teachers are doing an excellent job working together to address the needs of the students and working with the parents to achieve success!
Clara Love Elementary rocks! We have an amazing staff of teachers, great kids and super parental support. I am so happy to be teaching at a place that values kids so much and helps them to dare to dream to be the best that they can be. At Clara Love Elementary, we are blazing new trails and the journey begins with US!