My daughter started attending this school of September of 2012. We are stationed in the area and zoned for Victory. My daughters original math teacher was a completely useless. My daughter has always struggled with math and when we went on vacation recently I did not wnat her to fall behind. Her teacher brushed off my concerns saying that she was good at math scoring a 70 on the benchmark (really, that's good?). Another occasion my daughter came home telling me about her teachers personal issues. Kids in your class do not need to know your business. I'm so ready to transfer in order for my kids to get a better education.
My son is currently enrolled in the 5th grade. He has not had any problems during this school year although he had behavioral problems in other schools. The teachers have really worked with him and he discovered his love for math and science. He has been aiming to get straight "A"s. He loves his teachers and did not want to transfer when we were in discussion about moving. I have found that the principal helps to provide a warm culture by greeting you when you enter the building and answering questions of concern.
My grandson has had nothing but troulbe from this school. His dad is in the Navy and we have tried everything to help him in school. The staff state they will follow plans but they don't. We have even been to counselors and had them help develop a plan they don't follow in the least. We try to be involved and get rejected at each opportunity. My grandson has a target on his back and all the students there know it, and harass him terribly.
Administrators are awful. Bullying is a daily issue. Teachers are there just for a job! Commuincation, is non exsistant. They blame everyone else!
This school is horrible. My son was there for 6 months before I finally pulled him out of kindergarten. Classes were severly overcroweded. There were 35 kids in my sons class. The teacher seemed nice enough, but how could she teach anything with 35- 5 year olds. Her assistant was mean and constantly complaining about everything. The front office was rude and didn't care and even seemed aggrivated when you came in to sign out your child because you interrupted their conversation. The pricipal is the worse. She tries to give a good appearance of having her stuff together, but in reality I think she is unqualified. Moral is very low. I moved my son to a private school. His grades and self-esteem have improved. He loves his new school and everytime we pass Victory, he says "please don't take me back there".
With being in agreement with all the other comments. I must say at this very hour and moment I am so dissatisfied with Victory. The question is what are the children learning?? Where are the government dollars going to?? We are stationed here in Portsmouth so Victory is our zoned school, Why?? Brighton is right down the street. My children are being taught below level. And coming from two other advanced schools it makes you feel displeased. The communication with some of the staff is horrible. It is disorganized, there are no extra curriculum activities for the children during or after school. I'm hoping to some way some how change schools next year. I hope that the school gets better.
I'm truly concerned with this school! I agree with everyone's comments besides the one who said the school was good....We right now are looking into home schooling our kids due to this lack luster school. Plus no other school are taking Zone change requests....it is funny cause my house is closer to Brighton then Victory....the school should probably be renamed Defeat....the faculty and worst of all the children are not benefiting at this school at all.
What an awful place for a child to be in. My childs teacher was not helpful at all as I watched her struggle with the material and concepts. I had problems with the principal and staff and worked to have my child change teachers. The principal ignored phone calls from me and refused to listen to my complaints. She seemed to be in her own world. I am very unhappy with the quality of my daughter's education. The class size is large and there are problems with behaviors from other students that don't seem to get addresses. Next year I'm moving my child to a better school.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting some of the staff at victory and i must say it was not very pleasent. My family just moved and unfortunately this is their zoned school (which i dont understand when brighton is up the street). My kids come from john tyler and it is the best. So maybe, with help from concerned parents such as myself, this school will do much better.
I agree with both of these reviews. As a parent of a K5 student I am very conserned about the foundation this school is building for him. He has been there for a month and already I am looking into private schools in the area, if paying for a good education is what this has come to then so be it. Children need to know how to act in school and learn also. The fact they don't provide them with computers (which he had in Preschool) says alot to me. I don't like this school or the response i get from his teacher (which is nothing). Parent and Teachers are suppose to work together to build the childrens future. Victory just doesn't care. The office staff is nice but very unhelpful and spiteful if things go wrong when it is there fault. Look into all options before sending your child..
As a teacher at the school, I agree with the last guy. I've taught in multiple schools over the last 7 years and this is by far the worst school I've ever been associated with. The entire school philosophy is about looking good and not about the kids at all. Classes are oversized, faculty is understaffed, and resources are not available. That parent is right. The principal talks down to everyone: students, faculty, and parents. There is no discipline system and the principal thinks it's the greatest place ever. The faculty is not even given a chance to do their jobs. I'm sure there is a way this school could be worse, but I can't think of one. I give it one star, only because 0 stars wasn't an option.
This school is horrible. My son went for 2 months before I pulled him out due to lack of discipline within the school. The principal talks down to you and the vice principal will do nothing to help you either. I would never send my child to this school and I would not recommend any parent send their child to it. They put so much money into making it esthetically pleasing and did nothing to change the employees. I cant even go into how badly the office is run and how unfortunate it is for the children who have no choice but to go there.
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