I think there should be another school closer for the kids to be zoned to. To me when I go pick up my son I see crowded hallways...There is a need for the front office area to be redecorated and the front office staff is always up there eating and gossiping... Unfortunately we are zoned here but I will give credit to the teachers who some are really dedicated to their career, some just come i to get an easy paycheck...
I went to this school when i was younger, i must say i had the best memories there! my teachers were the best! :) i loved itt!
This is an Excellent School. Both of my kids go there. I was having problems with my son's behavior in pre-k at the previous school. Here the teachers don't give up, have patience and are willing to work with the students and parents. Now my son is in 2nd grade and is an excellent student.:)
Sundown is a great school. My daughter had some anger problems in the beginning of elementary school, but every year the teachers help us recommend more ways of helping her deal with social pressures and her anger. They are all very caring, and most of them keep you informed of everything. She had ended this year perfect, 2nd grade. I can't wait for next year now to see what greatness she can do with nothing holding her back. I just hope we get another great teacher next year.
Although we are newcomers, we were wel-comed and taken right on in as a part of the Sundown family. The kids love the school. The office staff are courteous and helpful. The teachers are awesome and so is the counselor. What a caring and loving group of educators. We certainly need that in this age in society. All hats off the Sundown staff and very deserving of a five star rating.
My son is in kindergarten and has done great. I dont know if all of the teachers are great but my sons was. I tried to teach him at home but got nowhere. This school also seemed very caring to me. Everyone is nice and helpful. Also they are doing a lot of renovations this summer! I would highly recommend this school. They are all hard workers and take their jobs with our kids seriously.
great school, teacher and ppcd teachers I love this school and see the progres in my kids every day.
All this school is good for is the billingual. I think they don't have enough intellegence to teach anything but that. I have a child in the 1st grade struggleing with the REACH program. So somewhere in there it is falling through the cracks.
I feel that this school is lacking the resources to teach the students accurately. I pay a lot of school taxes, and feel as though my child isn't learning anything. A teacher should do everything that is necessary to make sure a child understand. I know not all students will get it, but that is why a teacher should reteach, reteach, reteach.
This is a great elementary school! It has an incredible bilingual program, grades PreK-5 (maybe because Sundown was the first school in Katy to offer a bilingual program). Sundown has also kept their art and music classes as well as physical education. In which such classes every student is introduced to a full range of instruments (music), sports (P.E.), and styles and forms of art. Sundown offers a preschool program for children with disabilities,as well as a regular preschool program. Students at Sundown participate in a variety of exciting instructional and enrichment programs: Junior Achievement; Accelerated Reader; Challenge (gifted and talented); DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education); grade level field trips;student council; and other activities. Also the parent involvement is awsome!Sundown participates KEYS(Keep Encouraging Youth Toward Success) program, in which adult volunteers come to the campus on a weekly basis to provide one-on-one tutoring.For more information visit the sundown website under katyisd.org.
While there are alot of good teachers at this school the principal does not seem to enjoy his time there. At school functions he seems rather disinterested and you feel as if he would rather be anywhere but there. My children liked their teachers very much but did not understand some of the disipline rules in place there. One being that at lunch the tables have stop lights at the end of them and if just one student talks too loud or speaks to someone at another table or even gets up, the light is changed from green to yellow. More violations turn the light to red. The whole class loses recess time for this, up to 15 min out of 20. They must stand outside perfectly still during this time watching the others play. With only one break per day this can be extreme.
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