The teachers I've had the pleasure of working with (minus the 3-5 grade Gate teacher) have been wonderful. They are very accommodating, helpful, persistent and creative. With what they have to work with (which is not much), they come to work with determination and a friendly smile for the kids. A lot of issues with the way the school handles misbehavior and the lack of discipline is great. If a parent just uses the school for babysitting, this is not the place. You need to be proactive and involved in order to protect your child from hostilities/bullies and for a good education. The school is newer and well kept. Very clean. Could use more computers for the kids to use. Not impressed that they brag about their MANY different languages that they cater to. TEACH my kids and quit "dumbing" them down.
I have two kids at this school, 3rd and Kindergarten. My oldest struggles with school, due to a mental health condition. I have fought tooth and nail to get my son the help that he's intitled to, but it has been useless! Although my youngest is doing well, his teacher is not easy to work with..I always feel like I'm a bother. I plan on finding a school that will support my oldest son's needs next year. I would reccomend this school for a child that is not impaired. If you fit in the box, you'll be fine.
My oldest son is entering 3rd grade, and my youngest kindergarten. We've had great experiences with the staff at Valhalla, they are very dedicated people. I like that the students and staff are united, and share a strong pride in their school. Overall this is a fine school. I'm looking forward to the new Valhalla being completed!
The two teachers I am involved with at the school seem over worked. They have alot of children and don't have alot of organization. I believe they care about the kids but have so much to do they can't do much of anything. Also because there is so much diversity and not all kids are on the same level some of the kids who are not struggling badly get put in the shadows of the children that are struggling, but need a tutor or parents to help.
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