Overall I believe Cascade is a good school. I have two children who attend. There are both pros's and con's as there are at any school. The school is becoming crowded and the classrooms are too small. We have excellent teachers for the last 3 years. I do feel the math program they have adopted is confusing. If the kids start it from Kinder it is easier than those like my daughter who started later. Parents are involved in the classrooms. The PTA needs serious help though. The parents need to support the PTA along with the staff.
My daughter is a 4th grader at Cascade. It is considered to be one of the better schools in Kennewick. I think it probably is. However, the classrooms have become so overcrowded and the behavior of the students has become so disrespectful that I, a public school teacher, am seriously considering homeschooling for next year. I don't think it's Cascade's fault. It's just the circumstances of today. I, also, am not a fan of the district's adopted math curriculum-Everyday Math-It's very confusing for the kids. Usually there isn't much time to focus on it and I know my daughter comes home very frustrated. I am impressed with the reading program and I've seen some pretty cool science taking place. The teachers are pretty split. Some good...some not so good.
I really enjoy sending my son to Cascade he loves the other students and his teachers. This is his last year at Cascade and we have had very few problems and the issues we have had have been resoulved quickly.
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