Parker Elementary is an amazing school with phenomenal teachers. Our most recent STAAR test scores have us ranked at the top of our school district. We have an amazing, active PTA who works diligently to get the school everything they need, and help enrich the student's school experience. In comparison to the other Midland schools, Parker is one of the smaller campuses, which I love. The most wonderful thing about Parker, though is our staff, administration, and teachers. They really care about the students. They encourage them to live up to their potential. They don't just "teach the test", they are all about truly educating our students. We have been at Parker for 3 years, and I am confident that my children are safe, cared for, and loved. Pareker is one of the best kept secrets in Midland.
In response to the negative comments on here: Much has changed since these old reviews were written- we have a new computer lab, we have had administrative changes (including new principals), and have had many new teachers brought on. Please don't judge Parker based on 9 year old reviews. It's a great school!!!
Parker is a great school! I My son is in the 2nd grade and I am greatful for the amazing teachers and staff at Parker!
This is very, very horrible as a school! My student has been punished for forgetting her Straw and fork at Lunchtime! What, I thought Parker Elementary was a good school, Such waste of the beautiful Neighborhood.
We moved from New Mexico and Parker Elementary was the school in our district. I must say, we really enjoyed Parker Elementary and have had no problems with discipline or teachers. We did however had one incident with our kindergarten student and another classmate of his, but I informed the teacher right away and it was taken care of. All of the staff has been very helpful and very nice. There is NO such thing as a perfect school and incidents will happen even at the best of schools. It just depends on how the parents react to it and if they stand up for what they believe is right.
Teachers are ridiculous with punishment. What happened to fun recess?? Principal was complained to and nothing changed. This isn't supposed to be a military school...It's elementary enjoy the kids teachers. The district buses way too many students. Go to a private school if possible. Such a shame because parker elementary is in a great neighborhood.
I was certainly disappointed to learn that the school does not have a computer lab. In light of this, the PTA attempted to fundraise money over the next couple of years to purchase computers for a lab. Great idea! However, the teachers said they didn't want a lab without a lab teacher, because they didn't want to be bothered with turning the machines on and off, and dealing with any problems that may arise. Couldn't there be a team effort, a schedule of the admistrators and/or staff, so that each of them only had to 'deal with it' only a few times each school year? Children definitely need computers in schools, and the children at Parker are no exception.
I have recently been informed that certin teachers are now punishing students with timeout at recess for forgetting something like a straw or a fork in the lunch line! This is totally ridiculous! How many times can we say as adults and as educators that we have never in our lifetime forgotten something? This is not military school! I believe that we need to focus on academics, disipline punishment and reminders; not for forgetting a straw for heavens sake! This is getting way out of hand.
This school has been a big disappointment. My son was threatend with bodly harm.The principal acted like no big deal and his teacher did the same. After it was all said and done my son's entire K class said the same thing. The man who did this was just transferd to another school. During the time he was on leave he was covering at other schools. None of the parents could get anyone to tell us what was going on. And when I said that parents could not get anyone to let us know what was going on, that is the parents who knew about it. The school did NOT tell the parents who's children didnt say anything happend. So there is only 6 parents that the school thinks knows of this. There is 20 or so kids in his class and every boy in there were told the same thing.
The teachers at Parker seem to care whether their kids actually learn. The principal and assistant principal earn an A+ for comunnicating with the students. This school has a 'harder' curriculum than some in the Midland area. I like the fact that if a teacher is having a problem with your child or a concern they call and discuss it with you.
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