Negley is a wonderful school. When we moved we looked for a neighborhood that would allow our daughter to attend a good school. After researching Negley we were impressed so we chose a neighborhood within its area. We have not been disappointed. The teachers she has had have worked new curriculum into their daily teaching so that my child would not lose interest. They took the time that they weren't required to take because they care. We love the teachers and staff and we are so glad we moved here.
Parent involvement is high with fundraising events and a specific grade level event/ performance, but not within the classroom. The quality of teachers is POOR. My children have attended this school since Kindergarten and have continually slipped through the cracks academically. They are not part of any at-risk sub-pop, nor learning disabled, but have never made adequate yearly progress according to the State. When I have made attempts to contact their teachers to understand my childrens' specific needs, there is no response. Where is the state mandated compensatory education? How are students selected to receive support? When does the support take place? How are the teachers being monitored, shown support (high number of beginning teachers), and held accountable for student growth? Every student is capable of learning. It's not like this school is lacking funds or resources. When are the teachers going to start teaching?
Negley Elementary is a great school when you are looking at education. However, education is not the only thing I look for in a school. With in the last five months my daughter has come home 3 times with lice. I have tried to reach out to parents and teachers to get the lice infestation under control but everyone seems to keep ignoring the problem. My daughter is sensitive and goes into total crying meltdown when we discover the lice and its just a nightmare. After the meltdowns, lice shampoo, loads of laundry, and the expensive tea tree oil shampoo, it amounts to a whole lot of money, time, and waste with no peace of mind because I will probably have to do it all again next month. I am asking the school to please help get this issue under control for the health of all the students and staff at Negley Elementary.
Teachers are absolutely wonderful, professional and caring. I like their security system, kids are safe.
This school shines above the others. Teachers and staff are very kind, loving, and caring. The office staff will go out of their way to help. Safety is a big priority for the neighborhood based school. Parents have to show a state issued ID before entering and are giving a new visitor pass each time the visit. I know several people find this inconvenient but I would rather be asked for an ID each time I visit than have my child come in contact with sex offenders. School is always locked except for front doors and all staff wears IDs. Great school.
Wow! Teachers are highly dedicated- support staff is just that- very supportive. The assistant principal is very approachable as is the principal- my child transferred from a school in Austin. We had some behavior issues there and it was stressful. We came to Negley and the teachers worked beautifully with him- surrounded him with love and support and the behavior issues all but disappeared. He has become a leader because of this school's support of him and our family. They truly believed in his success. PTA has been a little wishy washy but I know that because the school is still relatively new there are some things that need securing. Also, there are a lot of changes districtwide- so staff has had a lot to contend with all of the changes. This school has been a great change for our family.
Prior to going to Negley elementary, my son attended a local private school. Negley has surpassed all of my expectations. the curriculum is at a comperable rate as that of private schools and my child seems to be much happier at Negley than he was at ihis old school. I am very Pleased with all aspects of Negley.
Currently, I have 3 children in Negley. Over all, we have been very pleased. One of my children has gone through the process of being flagged for a reading difference, placed first in reading intervention and then tested for dyslexia. This year she was placed in the EXCELLENT Dyslexia class! I can't say enough good things about this class. The process was slow, of course this is on the painful timeline of parent watching a child struggle. This district is amazing when it comes to children with learning differences. Every year they have a parent education seminar on Dyslexia. My other children have also had great experiences and been very challenged academically. They have clubs galore.... my son in Kinder enjoyed Chess Club and My daughters loved Garden club and Choir. A friend enjoyed Drama club.
Wonderful School. I am always greeted with a smile and conversation when I arrive. Safety is very important at Negley. Parents are asked to show ID upon entering the school. I feel like this is a plus for security. Several parents feel it is inconvenience but I truly appreciate the time and dedication to the safety of my children and all the NES students. Front office very warm and kind. Nurse is awesome. Teachers are happy to have parent involvement. Afterschool clubs and tutoring are offered. Administration is very hands on with the students. You will always find the principal or assistant principal in the cafeteria during lunch time.
This is my daughters second year at NES. We came from California and she is now in 4th grade and she loves it. They have a great sense of community. Throughout the year they have so many school activties, math night, parent nights it is wonderful. We live in the Plum Creek Subdivision just so my daughter can stay and be close and connected to the school.
we transferred our son from negley after one year. although his first grade teacher was fantastic, we found much of the rest of the school sorely lacking. the lack of community in all aspects of the campus was a glaring deficiency. as a parent, i felt that i was not welcome in the school. at the end of the school year, i was still being greeted as if it were the first time i had been to the campus. the principal and his secretary are controlling to the point of exclusion. their insensitivity to children and parents is shameful. the assistant principal is -on the other hand- wonderful. if we had been unable to transfer to a different campus, we would have considered moving or home-school rather than return to negley as it is presently defined.
Safety and security of all students is a big plus for this elementary school. Each visitor must present a state issued ID which is ran through the RAPTOR System before entering campus. Staff and teachers are very nice.
I am so impressed w/ NES. The principal is wonderful and makes sure the teachers are positive, caring and knowledgeable. They offer so many programs for special needs and GT. The extracurricular activities offered are diverse including a garden club w/ a community garden. There are always parents in the workroom w/ me and the PTA is very strong.
Negley is a wonderful school,I have three children here and they are very happy. The teachers and principle are wonderful at this school.My children are thriving at this school. The pick arrangement needs a little improvement but then again if parents would stick by the school rules of picking there kids up it would run alot smoother.The parent involvement is excellent and I love the way the teachers always happy to hear whatever the parents input on things.I also feel that my children are in a very safe environment. I would recommend this school to any parent its wonderful.
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