Rules are rigid ( no talking at lunchtime), walk in a straight line while in the hallway, no calls from the school nurse when child visits. Some staff are kind others not so much. Every day my children come home and complain about how they were treated. They feel the rules are more appropriate for smaller children.
As a parent it is disheartening to send my kids to this type of environment.
Great school with awesome teachers. Teachers and Administration is strict with discipline, allowing teachers to TEACH the kids. Classroom disruption is kept to a minimum. Teachers truly care about the kids and their "life beyond Lillard." They gear students for success in years to come. It may seem hard at times, but the expectations for academic and personal responsibility are HIGH, preparing kids for their upcoming years in middle school and beyond.
No Communication, transition from elementary to intermediate is not smooth. It should be a process not just jump in head first. Please stay on top of your children progress and make sure to put all questions in writing.
My child is in 6th grade. So I will start by saying the teachers are phenomenal, involved and care. However, bullying is pretty terrible and the guidance counselor is worthless (plays her favorites). We are a military family, and moving is a norm, but this is the worst experience of bullying I've ever seen. If you report it - they do address it, but then if it continues the school administration will just get annoyed and ignore you or they will make it out to be your child (look at previous years' reviews). The substitutes (most), are subpar and seem just as bullyish as the kids. It's too bad, because the academics seesm great. But if you don't want your children to become deeply depressed, then don't place your kids in this school.
Mary Lillard Intermediate offers a great school in a great district. The teachers are all highly qualified educators that have several years of teaching under their belt. Students receive top notch instruction as well as many hands-on, real world experiences through research based projects and activities. This campus has experienced growing pains as the neighborhood expands and brings in more students each year. Mansfield ISD and Lillard have worked very hard to keep the students as the priority. Way to go, Lillard!
Most of the teachers that I've met are excellent, but I do not care for administration at all. They have forgotten what it's like in the classroom. You can't have adult expectations for 5th and 6th graders, or really, unreasonable expectations considering I have yet to see a teacher's lounge where the teachers were expected to eat without socializing. It's school, not prison.
I can't believe no one has reviewed this school recently. I think 7 is a little high for this school. The couple of ok teachers can hardly make up for an administration that could care less about most of the kids, and more than a few teachers that are wack. What is going on anymore with teachers. My neighbor was a teacher and she proudly admitted she became a teacher to get plastic surgery in the summers. My experience was that if you brought bullying up to them, they would then suddenly start noticing little things your kid is doing that never happened before. Just horrible.