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I W And Eleanor Hyde El5
Posted November 13, 2013
- a teacher
The dedication of the teachers, staff and parents at this school is extraordinary. All work together to ensure quality lessons that meet the needs of all students. The parents put on a Wild West carnival last weekend that was the highlight of the year! I think all that fun was the source of the noise someone mentioned.
This school has no consideration for its neighborhood. The noise level from its activities shake the pictures on the walls of the residents. Also it doesn't have enough parking. If there were a fire when all the parents cars are blocking our residential streets the fire truck could NOT get through.
This school lacks in overall academics and developing individual students skillets. They have a strong family social atmosphere, but that will only get you so far. There is an overall lackadaisical all-for-one approach with academics. If you're child reads ahead or performs ahead of their grade, you're only real option is to move them to another grade to challenge them or they will get bored. From talking with the teachers it seems as if they just presume many of the kids are NASA kids and that they shouldn't have to do much. It defeats the purpose of sending them to school. If it wasn't for the parents in the community, this school would be mediocre at best. Between that and the numerous discipline issues I have witnessed at the school, we have decided to move elsewhere.
This school does have a family atmosphere, but they fall short on academics. My son got very bored in class because they refused to challenge him with more advanced curriculum. They support a one size fits all education which does not adequately prepare students for rigorous middle school AP classes.
There is a special feeling that you get the minute you are greated by the office staff at Hyde. They make you feel loved, just by talking to them. It gives me such great peace knowing that my children are in a place where they are educated lovingly by a staff that is highly trained, competent and attentive.I know my children are excelling because they are in a school that knows how to teach them in a positive environment.