My child attended Aldridge for 1 1/2 years. First semester of 2nd grade, they have no assigned homework and it was not challenging enough for the students. We ended up transferring our child to a different school after 1.5 years.
I love this school! The teachers are wonderful,the office staff is frindley and profeshonal. The new principal Ms. Armstrong is wonderful as well. We are looking forward to many wonderful years at Aldridge for both of our kids.
Excellent teachers and wonderful principal who considers the needs of each student individually. I will have two children there in the fall and couldn't be happier.
This a very bad school. I do not recommend it. The teachers are not fair and treat other students better than the others.
When I first moved here, I was so excited to be within the Aldridge schhol zone. I heard how lucky we were...there is a waiting list a mile long to get into the school, the education was top notch, etc. Unfortunately, I have not had a single good experience with the school. The school secretary is rude and trys to assert power she does not actually have. Several times when I requested meetings with the principal I was told she was unavailable or off campus at a meeting. How can you be a principal of a schhol when you are never there? The assistant principal made very rude, judgemental and inappropriate comments to me when I questioned some school practices. Minor problems with age appropriate behavior were not handled in the classroom...students were sent to the principal's office. If I could send my child to another school I would without hesitation.
Aldridge is a wonderful school. My oldest daughter will be going into her 5th year there and my younger daughter will start this fall. We have not seen a high turnover in teachers. Quite the opposite. Ms. Carruther's has a wonderful staff. There is a high level of dedication to the children. There is great parent involvement, which is key. Our experience has been great. We recommend this school to anyone.
My daughter has now attended Aldridge for two years, and I am very impressed with the teachers, principal and staff. She has progressed academically, and she loves being at school. Here first grade teacher has been with Aldridge for more than 30 years, and there are many other teachers that have been with Aldridge for many years. I'm proud of the fact that there are some transfer students at Aldridge. It means that Aldridge is a good school to be attending, if people go through the efforts to be there. Aldridge is currently going through a renovation. It's going to be up to date and beautiful when it's finished.
We are very disappointed by Aldridge. The high teacher turnover rate, drop in overall school rating (once exemplary), and lack of structure are big problems. There is also a high number of students who transfer in from other neighborhoods. We would not recommend this school to anyone.
Aldridge is an excellent school, my daughter has attended for five years and is doing great! The parents are very involved, the teachers are good and there are music, art, and sports programs.
Billy Long, a teacher here, is a superstar teacher. My son truly thrived under Mr. Long thanks to his attentiveness to my son's needs and his ability to follow-through. Several months after we moved to another school, Mr. Long wrote me to see how my son was doing. I found that a great testament to the type of person Mr. Long is that he still cared about my child even though he was no longer his teacher.
Wonderful school and staff. I worked their for 3 years and loved it!
We are in our third year of being Aldridge parents and cannot say enough about the quality of the teachers there. A new Principal this year, Marilyn Carruthers, has energized the school and parent base to a new and wonderful level of involvement. The children succeed through the efforts of the caring and competent staff.
We have been very happy with/at Aldridge, especially since the new principal came this year (2004-2005). She could not be more wonderful. The teachers are all above average. There is still too much pressure put on the kids for TAKS testing, but this is not a problem isolated to Aldridge. It is a statewide problem. The parents are very involved and we have a great art and music program. Nothing offered after school except onsite after school care. I will be sad when my oldest leaves Aldridge this year for middle school.
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