September 04, 2015
As a new parent of two children relocating to this school, I will tell you that so far, I am not impressed. Although the principal is nice, and does truly understand child needs, the school staff does not. I'm not keen to being looked down upon like trash, as if we were part of a caste system society, especially as me being a disabled veteran who gave a substantial part of my life to this country. I was expecting more from this school prior to enrolling, because of the great schools rating. I am sure the teachers do the best they can, with what they have and for the most part, it seems they will be great - at teaching SOL material. I don't expect my children to learn more than what is required regarding the SOL, so I'll have to find a way to continue teaching them real world 'stuff'.
In particular, the secretary (tall blonde with a crabby attitude) seemed a bit off for school standards and continuously appeared to really not care about anything but a paycheck. Her attitude, while in front of the principal, was unacceptable to me. In his position, I would see fit for all administrative staff to attend workshops on dealing with people, not just paper. But, she is just a secretary, so I'm not too concerned with her. I will call her out on her next time, but until then, my first impression will remain at a solid 2 stars.
I have no other choice besides this school, unless I drive thirty miles away, so for now, I'm stuck.
- submitted by a parent