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Reid School

Private | PK-9 | 139 students


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Posted March 1, 2008

I was not at all impressed with this school. If you are a working parent you can forget about seeing your kids perform in talent shows and Christmas program. You will also miss science fairs and art shows. They do all of their activities during the day. I would also look at their reading program if you are considering this school. In one article that I read it states that this program turns the kids into robots. A Quote from this article it is so flagrantly dangerous, damaging and destructive I am appalled at its existence. You can also expect a new fund raiser about every month. If your kids forget to ware the right clothes they will not be participating in some activities. It seems like they have forgotten what s important in education.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 30, 2007

A terrible waste of money! This school is one of the worst we have ever experienced. The teaching methods are so out of date and rigid. Each child is expected to work in a box, study on their own (5 yr olds), with no one-on-one guidance and assessment. Teacher turnover is terrible. Self-explanatory, if you have dealt with Dr. Reid. She doesn't listen to parents and frowns on any parent involvement in the classroom. The teacher's are not allowed to provide CPR in emergencies. The building is out of date and bathrooms always smell. As for an education, our daughter was a year behind after leaving this school. Thank goodness her new school has been able to catch her up. They don't promote a healthy learning environment. I wouldn't dream of sending my child to this school again.
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Posted August 1, 2007

Dr. Reid is very rigid and frowns upon any parent involvement in the classroom. The curriculum is rigid and archaic. There is insufficient assessment and notification of a student s progress throughout the school year. Parents are responsible for all field trip transportation as the school refuses to take on any liability. There are many bullies, but since money talks, the school is unwilling to do anything about them. This school is more worried about monetary parent donations, a child having a belt on and a shirt tucked in correctly, than they are about fostering a positive, energetic and safe academic environment.
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Posted January 25, 2007

The school is geared to giving a strong foundation in reading and writing skills, but also an enriched curriculum of math, hands-on science, and social studies. There is a lot of repetition and memorization in their learning process, but the Reid School faculty has been willing to give whatever it take to help the child succeed including one on one help and explanation both during and after school.
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Posted March 14, 2006

Rigid indeed! Bland sit-recite-write approach may help some, but lack individuality and conflict with nearly all research & age-developmental findings. Teachers aren't asked to do things, they are told. Strict schedules forbid expansion on topics kids are excited about. Parental and teacher input is disregarded. Red flags: -parents are discouraged from classroom visits -'fun' activities? handwriting contest, hours of Shakespeare rehearsals; minimal play/P.E. equip. -students told what & how to do things leaves little room for ingenuity Great teacher-parent repoire.
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Posted June 13, 2005

A very rigid school. Dr. Reid's notion of education is that all kids learn the same way. It's a one-size-fits all concept of education that goes against the grain of most all research. Dr. Reid is not friendly or accessible to parents in general.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 77%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Hispanic 0% 15%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2965 East 3435 South Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Phone: (801) 466-4214


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