Several reasons why that one star. -The Principal does not retire, and staying warm while kids are cold outside. -The teachers ignore what the kids are talking about in the class. -Basketball supposed to be an indoor game, the coach tells kids to play outside in the cold. -Math and science exercises are worthless compared to Kent schools. -Below average scores. -Highline School District is in general a worst one.
Who was your child's kindergarten teacher? I have never heard of a kindergarten classroom having 3 teachers. I loved my son's kindergarten teacher along with most of the teachers and staff we encountered. He only attended for 3 years but we had a great experience. I loved the weekly newsletters and felt most teachers did a great job keeping me informed of what was going on. Parkside as a whole was a great school!
Overall, I'm disappointed. I saw my son's kindergarten teacher(s) every school day at least once. We emailed often. Perhaps it was the confusion of having 3 different kindergarten teachers in the same classroom. But, on his final progress report, after not voicing any concerns to me, she states that he's not doing well in math and she has concerns for first grade. I feel that a more concerned teacher would inform a parent before the last day of school if there were problems. Again, it may have been the teacher and not the school, but neither of my sons will be continuing at Parkside. As for the other comments. The new school is lovely, the staff appeared friendly. While I had almost no interaction with the Principal, she appears to be a very hard worker and very dedicated. The PTA was quite communicative. My issue had more to do with the behavior of the kindergarten teacher.
The school was totally rebuilt in 2010. It is beautiful and comfortable for students, staff and volunteers. There is an active PTA and a Family Center for volunteers to work and community meetings.
My two kids went to parkside. I live in Chicago. I always felt like my kids were left among family. From the principal down to the counselor, everybody was great. Good job. Lakeside will be missed. Good Job.
This school has made such great strides over the last two years after changing back to PK-6. The Principals leadership has been unwavering and just what this school needed. Robin Lameroux is an unbelievably fair, just, and all around great leader. The teacher are wonderful and the school climate has changed a great deal. I once worried about my older child being here, I now am confident about my younger child being here. Thank you Robin and our wonderful teachers for bringing us peace of mind, and knowing of heart. Becky Sahm deserves an award for the amazing teacher she is. Also the 6th grade team deserves recognition for taking on a task no one else wanted to and making it a success. Thank you sixth grade team, you made my child last year of Elementary a safe, fun, learning experience that no other school could beat! Go Panthers!
My son attended Parkside from K through 3rd grade. We had a wonderful experience there and we are really looking forward to coming back next year when Parkside will return to k-6 grades. The teachers are wonderful and the parents are really involved and care about their children's education. It's a great school 'community' to be a part of.
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