I moved my kids from a private school in the area. I was impressed with the positive attitude of the teachers and administrationI but was less than impressed with the academics. My older one spent the whole year reviewing and they never brought home homework. They were challenged everyday at their old school. How do you master anything if you don't practice. It seems to me like it's less work for the teachers and LESS learning for the kids. Luckily my oldest is challenged at the middle school one year later. STILL NO HOMEWORK! What's up?
We have choiced into this school due to Administration issues at the neighboring school. From day one the principal has been totally engaged. We have three boys and two of them have some difficulties. The principal partnered with us to ensure we'd have the best chance of success with them through the end of last year and the summer. Its a hard transition for any child but especially our boys and they are doing great thus far with their transition. The staff and administration have been partnering with us and the feel of the entire campus is 180 degrees from our previous experience. The test scores over the last two years truly reflect the staff/administration goal in taking care of their students. They now have some of the top score in the entire district and I am excited to see what our years down the road hold for our three boys. I couldn't be happier that we made the move and we're only into our first month here!
This school is amazing! After having experienced 5 hellish years at Star Lake Elementary, we feel like we have walked out of a nightmare and into a dream. If every principal was like Stacy, the educational system would not be failing our children. We left a school that treated children like they were little beasts and had to be beaten down to get them to behave. At this school, it is obvious that the staff all like children and are passionate about what they do. My children are finally excited about going to school and after years of not being able to play at recess, my children are now actually encouraged to run and play tag! This is an amazing school for children who have experienced trauma in their lives as my foster/adoptive children have. I expect that a school will partner with you and this school has exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend this school to all parents. You will not be disappointed!
Nautilus has a new principal and she is wonderful! She listens to parent's concerns and suggestions. The school environment creates a true partnership between parents, staff and students. As with any school, there are areas that can be improved. But what makes Nautilus special is that suggestions for improvement are heard and implemented. When your students are at Nautilus you feel like you are part of a community where people care about each other.
All of my 3 daughters have attended Nautilus and it is unbelievable that anyone could rate this school and it's staff anything less than a 5! Within a couple of weeks of each new year, you can walk onto the school grounds and will notice that EVERY member of the staff, from custodians to principal will call every student by their first name! I only WISH that the junior and senior high schools demonstrated a fraction of the devotion to the students that Nautilus does!
It's interesting to read some of the other reviews. The school is good, with the exception of the principal who is extremely rigid.
My son attends school here, and I'm looking forward to having my daughter attend here next year. So far, our experience here at Nautilus has been outstanding. The staff and students exibit a great deal of school spirit. The staff is caring and protective, and my truely enjoys his educational experience. M. Truss
By the WASL scores, one would think this school rates poorly. I was shocked to see the scores so low because my experience with the school is nothing but positive. My son is in the fourth grade and has two teachers in his classroom and I think the ratio for student:teacher is 24:2. The school (on appearances) seems to have a good music/program. My son brings home many projects and seems to enjoy the activities. Their is a computer lab and a library that seems more than adequate. Whatever reasons there might be for the low WASL scores, my son scored in the 98% so the school has done right by us.
I moved away from that school because of the principal and the counselor, they do not care enough about the kids and giving them a quality education. Not a lot of cooperation. The teachers are great people.
This school is great my child loves it but we had some issues with the principal.
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