I would say not enough, but I appreciate the child doesn't lose their whole afternoon. I admit, I dislike games as homework... They work much better than worksheets but busy days make it hard to do them with the child. I wish they would mix it up a little.
They have done a great job at helping kids catch up who are struggling, and now they're working to to provide more opportunities for advanced students to work at higher levels, beyond the citywide p-tag/SAMs program.
Students learn that proper behavior is expected of them and no less is acceptable, but unlike most NNPS faculties, it's not a case of strike 1: meeting, strike 2: suspension strike 3: therapist and Ritalin. The administration will each take the time to interact with kids who need extra help, attention, etc. I have NEVER seen this elsewhere, not to this extent.
Stuedents are punished when warranted, but the school also takes the initiative to not only make sure students know what is expected of them, but why they want to respect and treat others right. I have a "problem" child, who was made to feel unwanted and horrible at her old school. Here, she knows there are consequences to her actions, but she is valued no matter what. Her behavior has improved significantly as a result.
My child is in her second year here, and it has been wonderful... This school has an amazing team in place. Considering the past few years have involved quite a bit of shifting, they've done a great job. There is never an issue that goes unaddressed, and the kids are genuinely cared about. It honestly feels more like a family environment, at least in comparison to any other school I have dealt with. Sure, the open floor plan isn't for everyone, and because of it the school is generally more noisy, but that's also because kids are moving, working, and actively learning, not just confined to desks. So for some kids, it could be overwhelming; for others, it's a dream come true. It definitely is for my child.
As much as these kids have to "work" at this school then followed by homework is almost too much, but I understand that you still need to keep sharp and the homework does just that. Not to mention the kids still should be reading everyday when they get home as a daily (to include weekends) assignment