We chose our neighborhood based on the reputation of the schools surrounding it. Shrevewood is our base school, we could not be happier! Every teacher my children has had is nothing short of great. yes, there have been some bumps with teachers and my kids, but it's to be expected. The Administration is fantastic in terms of communicating with parents and making sure they know every child in the building. The PTA is also a very strong and vital force within Shrevewood. I'm really excited Shrevewood was chosen to be a Local Level IV, I have heard great comments about the LLIV teacher, Ms. Vela.
We chose our neighborhood based on the reviews that Shrevewood Elementary received from various realty search engines; and, perhaps the school was indeed a top flight school at one time, but it suffers from severe overcrowding, particularly in kindergarten and first grade classrooms in spite of adjustments being made to curb the student to teacher ratio. At such a crucial time in these kids' education, they can't afford to not have a connection with their teacher because of the fact that the teachers are overwhelmed. Furthermore, some teachers utilize rigid systems to maintain class control and often alienate a young, developing, and energetic child due to lack of compliance. My younger son, who is in kindergarten, and had attended nursery school and Pre-K programs prior with accolades, both academically and interpersonally from his teachers and was well-liked by his peers, is an entirely different child now.
Such a great school with fabulous, caring teachers and a dedcated principal and assistant principal who both encourage parent involvement and student success! We have been VERY happy there and look forward to many years at Shrevewood! The only complaint I have is that their Kinder parent orientation in spring is a bit disorganized and uninspired, and does not AT ALL measure up to the stellar real-life, supportive, community-oriented day to day experience at the school! Such a culturally rich student population with parents who care about the school and its success in educating their children!
My daughter is about to finish her first grade at Shrevewood school.Happy with the school so far. Her teacher is a wonderful one,gives good home work material and also open to communicate with parents all the times.It makes us to feel like we are connected to school very much. My daughter enjoyed everyday of her school.
I have been a Shrevewood Parent for 6 years and will be there for many more as my youngest child hasn't even started attending yet. The staff at Shrevewood has always been welcoming, inviting and wonderful to my chlidren and to me as a classroom and school volunteer. They all seem to work very hard to create a strong academic foundation for the children and that is such a benefit in the long run.
They test a lot and teach less than other schools, meaning that they do not do enough practice. They have made grading meaningless, as they divide students according to advanced, or very advanced of remedial. My daughter is in remedial, and she does not see what the others are doing, although she gets 'A's there, but the others that were put in more advanced gruoups are doing something else, like next grade and she can not see what they do, so that she can keep up with them. Her friend gets C's in the advanced and my daughter A's so what do grades mean anymore? Our kindergartener had problems with his teacher and the principal suggested to send him directly to first grade, or maybe keeping him at home, as kindergarten is not obligatory in VA, instead of addressing the problems. Some teachers bully children and also parents and practice intimidation.