I have been very impressed with our experience at Arcadia. My son's teacher makes every effort to teach students of different ability levels, including sending home individualized homework. I volunteer in the class every so often, and am quite impressed with the teacher's quiet and calm management, even in the face of frustration. I know it's part of her job, but she is exceptionally skilled. I believe there is outstanding teaching happening here. There is also a high ESL rate, which would explain low test scores.
This is a great school...I have found that the majority of those who complain about it are also the parents who aren't involving themselves in the school. The principal is absolutely fantastic, and I've been pleased with the teachers my child has had. There is a lot of funding going to putting technology in the classrooms, which I think is fantastic. The only thing this school needs to improve is more parental involvement!
According to the testing scores it is below average and needs a continual review of the academic structure. Maybe there is to much video game playing at home and not enough reading writting and arithmatic. Remember these kids will become the leaders of tommarrow. So give them the tools they are going to need now.
The teachers are wonderful, there are alot of ESL students so that is why the test score are not were they should be. I believe that alot of moms would love to volenteer but either have jobs or younger children and are not able to...