The Nuckols Farm philosophy is that if a student can pass the SOL it doesn't matter if she can't read or handle basic math. My daughter is dyslexic and struggled severely while attending Nuckols K - 3. Each year when we expressed our concerns to the teacher we were told to wait until third grade. Once she was in third grade we pressed the issue and the school refused to even test her because in their opinion she was "fine". We paid to have her privately tested and although she scored in the 99% for intelligence she was in the 1% for math fluency, 8% for spelling and 13% for reading due to dyslexia and working memory difficulties. Four Nuckols teachers, the principal, the asst. princiapal, gifted coordinator, school psychiatrist and a temporary math specialist failed to spot her hugely glaringly obvious learning disability and therefore refused to help her at all. This is not the school for any child with a learning difficulty.
Great school with great teachers giving individual attention to each kid, tailoring the learning activities considering each kids unique abilities and talent. My only complaint as the other reviewer is the school start time. it is now 10 more minutes earlier than what it used to be. School starts at 7:35 AM!! Very very early for elementary school kids.
General academics are quite strong and the teachers are generally dedicated. PTA is very active. The environment is inclusive for special education students; however, obtaining special education services that would be typical elsewhere is a losing battle here. Would not recommend this school or district for students with IEPs.
I cannot say enough positive things about Nuckols Farm Elementary School. The teachers and staff are wonderful, intelligent, caring and absolutely perfect. The special education program is top notch, particularly the Autism program and staff. They have an 'inclusive' environment, where children with special needs are in a regular classroom as much as possible. The school also boasts a very active PTA with exceptional parent participation. The school is always neat, clean and inviting. My family LOVES Nuckols Farm Elementary!
My daughter is a young kindergartener. She turned 5 in late August. As a result, she was behind most of her peers in phonics and letter recognition. I'm a working, single mom and sadly couldn't give her the extra attention she needed. Fortunately, NFE offers 'a second helping' from special teachers. My daughter has made great progress! Her classroom teacher is excellent, also. My only complaint is that school starts at 7:50 a.m.!!! That is way too early for the little kids. Let the self-sufficient kids start that early.
Nuckols Farm is a warm school,full of positive teachers, and staff,its clean, and almost as comfortable as being home with Mom!
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