July 26, 2015
I am honestly SHOCKED that there are any positive reviews for this school. The 3 out of 10 rating however doesn't surprise me at all. We moved to the area last Fall and John Tyler was the assigned school for my daughter. We were told it was "a great school." The building itself is clean, new, and appears to be nice. The problems lie within the staff, the principal, the teachers, and what the students are allowed to get away with. No parent should have to pay for their child to be in a safe environment, where they have the opportunity to learn and excel, and treated with respect. My daughter was the subject of bullying from day one, in 3rd grade. Bullied, picked on, and made fun of for being nice, for being a good kid. As if it weren't hard enough on her that we moved to a new city and state, where she also attended a public school from kindergarten-2nd grade, and her previous school holding a 9 of 10 rating, these students were ridiculing her on a daily basis. The teacher did nothing about it. The office staff did nothing about it, it got brushed under the rug repeatedly just bc majority of the kids there are bad and out of control. The kids run this school, not the adults, and it is NOT in a good or safe manner. As if those issues weren't enough, my child was not given the learning experience every child needs and deserves. The teacher never sent papers or tests home for me to see her grades/progress. She had easy homework that the class had a whole wk to turn in if they wanted, or longer. They only had spelling tests weekly. The planners/agendas were never written in or checked by the teachers. Very unorganized and poorly directed. There is NO way this is the "best school in the district." We pulled her out after 3 months and had to pay for her to go to a nearby private school just so she would be safe and not made fun of, so she could focus on learning, and so she could be given then education she deserved. It's pitiful that's the route we had to go. DO NOT SEND YOUR KID HERE if you care about their education or their well-being.
- submitted by a parent