This school serves a widely diverse student population and has very professional and caring teachers, with few exceptions. The new principal is not nearly as approachable or interactive as the previous, and has instituted policies that discourage parental involvement and even presence at the school, treating well-recognized parents as potential threats to the students' safety. The physical education program is very poor. The instructors simply have the kids randomly throw balls around the gym, or run laps. Silly and preventable injuries from flying balls are common. There is no structured play. None. Kids don't learn anything at all from gym class - nothing about playing on a team, keeping score, rules of play, etc. It is a special occasion when they take a week to try to teach them how to skate. My child has never played kickball, basketball, dodgeball, or any other -ball sport during gym. Gym always happens in the gym - never outside, even on pretty days. I am appalled at the lack of any real physical education program. My child does not even look forward to it, and my child is naturally very athletic. What did you do in gym today? "Nothing." Maybe a hula hoop. ?!
This school exceeded my expectations, all 3 of my children are attending Carver and are thriving . The teachers and staff are caring & watch out for each individual childs welfare.
I feel proud to send our child to this school. Excellent teachers and an excellent principle. I believe they are setting the standard to follow.
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