I'm surprised to hear a positive review of Mrs. Barker. She very strict and does not provide any fun for the students. She is degrading to the aids and ver rude to the parents. However, Springdale Elementary is a great school and great principle. My son loves planting seeds and watching them grow in the school garden. Outside help is very prevalent with volunteers and other faculty members. Best schooling option in the Hurricane area.
I really loved this school. My daughter attended st grade, Mrs Barker is the best! Super small school with ratio of teacher/student really low 9/1-similar to private. However, the teachers do not have to compete with other teachers in their grade, which may be a negative. I was not crazy about her 2nd grade teacher Mrs Brinkley and apparently I am not alone.