Victory Elementary School is awesome. I have a rising 4th and 1st grader. We are a military family that moved from the Hawaii public school system. At the beginning of the year my 3rd grader read at 1st grade level. In just one year at Victory, she improved TWO GRADE LEVELS in reading. My Kindergartener started school last year without being able to read and now she can. I can't say enough about this school. Both of my childer are so excited to start another year at VICTORY!!! Mrs. Aanderud and Mrs. Roberts are superb teachers!
The principal is doing nothing more than counting her days to retirement(Parents are too). She tends to stay in her office all day and micromanaging from her computer/desk and has no clue to what is actually going on in the building. Web pages aren't always up to date. Some staff members yell. Office staff is great. Discipline is poor in the building and on the bus. Class sizes are large.Trailers! So sad for a newish school. Smaller schools in the county get subjects like, music art and gym more times throughout the year because they have days they can go instead we get stuck with having guidance and math science. Guidance should be available for student needs.The math/science teacher shows videos all the time. STOP videos. The school used to have a great drumming program, but when a new teacher was hired she sold all the instruments to another school?! Why it would be allowed that an inexperienced teacher would be allowed to sell equipment is sad? Songs that she teaches are taught throughout all grade levels from year to year, so students are getting the same lesson every year. Music performances have also gone down hill in recent years. PTO has fab after school programs.
My son went to this school. The facility is very nice and activities are plenty. His teacher is excellent and there is teacher-parent conference every 2-3 months. My daughter will be in the same school after this summer and she is very exciting about going to the same school as his brother for K.
Both of my children have attended this school since kindergarten (one now in high school) and it has been a great experience for the whole family. The only reason I didn't give teacher quality a "5" is because of a very small few. The staff in general is fantastic.This school started out well and has only improved over the years. The principal does a great job of finding quality personnel and runs a tight ship.
Both of my children attend Victory Elementary, and we are very happy with the quality of education, excellent teachers and superb office staff. The vice principal is amazing and very involved! Both of my children love their teachers and look forward to going to school each day!
Our two children who attend Victory Elementary School love their school. It has been such a blessing to have a wonderful staff and a great principal and wonderful teachers. I have a child who was placed in special needs last year and this year achieved Honor Roll. All the teachers involved in helping my child have done everything to make sure my child gets the best education and the needed help. I cannot be happier to see my childs progress because everyone especially her teacher has put forth the effort to see my child thrive and succeed. I feel that the school, teachers, principal and staff genuinely care about each and everyone of the students especially those who have special needs. I also feel like a part of the family when I visit the school, always greeted by name by the staff. All in all this is a fantastic school!
Our 2 children have truly enjoyed their time at Victory Elementary School. However unfortunately the placement of our children has left us with a bad feeling. Our oldest daughter we had to fight vigorously with staff to get accommodation met for her ADHD. She is in 5th grade now and thankfully her teacher is amazing and very proactive (first year teacher)... we lucked out! Last year she had a teacher that just pass her through with A's and B's but then she failed all of her SOL's. Our youngest in in 1st grade both years of her schooling Victory added additional teachers and moved the students around. The first year she had to move to a new teacher midway thorough the year, this year she lost many of her classmates to a new teacher. I attribute this to poor planning by the administration, not having enough teachers creating an over crowed situation. As a parent I feel the school is more interested in passing the accreditations rather than making sure the students have what they need. With all this being said, I love that the front office knows my name every time I walk into the office, the kids feel very attached to their teachers and the parent support is amazing.
I agree with many parents here that principle and vice principle are not as kind and loving as they should be to their elementary students! They are also, not so nice to the parents as well. Comparing to other schools my children been too its really night and day difference.
We recently moved here and have been highly impressed with Victory Elementary. The teachers and admin care very much about the students, and it shows!
We have had a good year this year, but our one concern is that our son will not be as ready for middle school as he needs to be--Why do the upper grades not rotate (switch classes? not sure of the correct term) so that they are adequately prepared for the middle school environment? I have a hard time thinking I am the ONLY parent that feels this is necessary.
My rating is a a 5 for the Office workers, Principal and the Teachers at Victory. We just moved here and my son was having a hard time adjusting to the new routine and enviorment of the school. These people went out of their way to make sure that my son was becoming adjusted to his surroundings...and that was NOT an easy task for any one of these great people. You certainly go beyond the call of duty. Thank you!
My rating is a 5 for the teachers and a zero for the principal and vice principal. After years of trying to get help and give help I have given up trying. Thankfully a kind office staff and wonderful teachers (even though turn-over is high) makes it bearable.
The teachers and administration do an excellent job of reaching the many students in this growing and large elementary school. My children have attended this school since the opening and have had nothing but excellent teachers. The few issues that I have had, the principal has dealt with in a manner in which I felt was timely and fair. The school's cross-curricular activities in music, art and technology are to be particularly commended. The grade levels work together in working on lesson planning which has shown to be very effective.
The principle is not as supportive as she should be. Many parents eventually give up trying to communicate with the school because they either don't get a resonse or the response is curt and obfuscating.
While I think the principle tries to be responsive, her answers frequently are dripping with sarcasm and misinformation. I'm not sure if it is because she is out of touch, misinformed by her teachers and staff or just looks down on parents. The teachers, like at most schools, run the spectrum. There are some that are outstanding, and some that you wonder why they chose to be teachers.
I don't really understand all the negative comments regarding the principal/administration. This is the second year for my daughter at Victory and I have had nothing but positive experiences. The principal, despite other's remarks, is extremely friendly and caring, and seems to work really hard to keep improving our school. Love the teachers, love the admin ladies, love Victory!
We loved our teachers this year--k and 5th grade were great! The office staff is very friendly, we wish the principal would be more so.
Teachers are great principal not so much not friendly and very much like a dictator
It is sad to see the comments posted, but even sadder to say that some of them are true--we are frustrated with the administration as well, and are not getting any help--they do listen to parent concerns however, but I have no children, and can only speak as a frustrated educator
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