We moved from out of state and I was very nervous about the transfer for my first grader but from the moment he went to meet the teacher he fell in love with Mrs. Dent. I have been to the school a few times and always feel welcome. The office staff is courteous and willing to help. I only have experience on my son's teacher and have to say she is a wonderful. My kid loves going to school and continues to progress. The principal is approachable and I love how she greets the kids each morning by names. My son always talks nicely about his music, art, PE teachers and even the counselor so I am very happy with our decision to have him attend Schell.
I could not disagree more with the comment below. Mrs. Beall has done a phenomenal job . She is professional and approachable. Mrs. Code is the true heart of the school. She is positive and has been a support for my children for many years. She was on mat leave for part of the year and is always very immediate when I call her. My kids absolutely adore her. The special ed department invests so much time into their students. I witnessed a teacher balling tears of joy after finding out that one struggling student passed the Star Test. All of the staff members are hard working, talented, and put their heart and soul into the students. We are so sad to transition to middle school, we feel like we are losing part of our family. Fortunately, my child is well prepared and has gained the tools to succeed thanks to the 5th grade team and other teachers along the way. They have challenged him and encouraged him. Unfortunately, the school lacks parent involvement. I volunteer when I am not working. I hope that the parents who view the school negatively take time to support the staff and get to know them rather than complain. You get out what you put into your child s school.
Mrs Bealle is a horrible principle! PISD needs to sends some undercover people to schell to see how abusive some teachers are to the students. I would not send your kid their unless you want your kid to be abused! I called the counselor ms code four times and never once got a call back and the principle says to just work it out amongst yourselves! THIS SCHOOL NEEDS TO MAKE SOME SERIOUS CHANGES AND THE FIRST THING TO DO IS TO HIRE A NEW PRINCIPLE!
Donot like school !They also have too many activities!!!Approximately 5200 billion... I understand parents are to be involved with children schools but its over the top! And wayyyyyyyyyy too much!! Ex: School Shirt Day; Crazy slipper day; College Tshirt day; Donate a book day; Favorite Team Shirt Day; Cowboy Boots Day; Bring a book day; Watch a DVD that we sent home with your child; Create a paper doll; Create a story with pictures and send it back.....You know Im like.. okay... "Teachers aren't this your job!!" Do it!!... and leave me out.. i have enough parenting to do... that's why i send them to school for you to teach and entertain.. leave me OUT!!!lol!, not to mention I just don't have one child to focus on/ that school is over the top/ and the stuff they do should drive them crazy!!... Absolutely do not like this school/ but my child seems to enjoy it...
My 2nd grade child goes to Schell. Very disappointing and unfriendly class teacher will not show up most of the time. I wonder if PISD has any rules for teacher attendance. And there is no one substitue which makes it harder for both (kids and sub teacher) to progress in the syllabus. In the few days, the teacher shows up they spend time watching videos on Youtube (serious waste of tax dollars). Art and music teachers are fair. Principal needs to take steps and change things.
I completely agree with the parent whose child is in special ed at Schell. My child is in special ed as well and the program for these kids is inadequate, the support staff under trained, and the services are horrible. We haven't really had a great experience with any of the staff either. All in all a terrible school.
Schell is a great school. The new principal, Mrs. Beall, is great. She is approachable. The teachers and staff are great and friendly. I love how the teachers in each grade work closely together and collaborate. They work on knowing each student in their grade level. Schell has a gifted program on site which starts at kindergarten. The PTA offers many after school activities like Drama and Chess.
My kid goes to special education at schell and its horrible,infact before this he went to west plano school and it was the same,true PISD is horrible at providing special services,no life skill at early age as they say "the fancier the restaurant the blander the food"
Schell Elementary is a GREAT AND OUTSTANDING school. The art teacher is awesome!! My daughters are so motivated and happy! The principal (Mrs Danztler) is a very respectful and kind person, she's always smiling and caring with her students. Go COYOTES!!
The principal is awesome, and her leadership is evident in every aspect of this wonderful nurturing school environment! It's a place where teachers smile and students feel happy, safe, and encouraged to reach for the stars. The specials staff offers a great compliment to the curriculum with a challenging art program, an outstanding music curriculum, and an upbeat PE crew that motivates students for a lifetime of healthy habits. The diverse student population is served by a dedicated and creative group of teachers. All in all a great place for students!
Schell Elementary has an incredible staff, everyone from the principal to the custodian contibutes to the school and provide a wonderful atmosphere to learn.
It starts at the top. The principal- Mrs. Susan Dantzler is outstanding and has hired excellent teachers in all areas. The music and art teachers are gifted artists and the team leaders in each grade do a great job. The school nurtures individual strengths and makes each child feel valued.
This school is excellent for a number of reasons: 1) The administration and teachers are excellent, 2) The student body is talented, focused on school, and very diverse (It's like a Walt Disney Small World), and 3) the parent involvement is very good. As a parent I want my children to be academically challenged, have an opportunity to relate to a diversity of people, and be in an environment in which they are happy an safe. Schell does a great job of accomplishing all of those goals.
very excellent school and wonderful teachers,my son is having a blast every day,and a wonderful excellent principal
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