My daughter is in Kindergarten and already bored with school and homework, still doing worksheets that are basically what she's been doing since preschool. While she asked her teacher for harder homework, the teacher was unable to accomodate her and has kept giving her the same worksheets as the rest of the class. I remember being bored in school and every report saying how I had so much more potential, now I see the same thing happening with my six year old. The problem comes when you have that potential but they aren't prepared to challenge you and allow you to rise up. If your child is ahead of the general population in class in any task or topic, be prepared to supplement school materials with home activities to keep their interest. The teachers are not bad, just chained to a so-so curriculum. Also, if you want to participate in the PTSA you will have to be very proactive, as the PTSA seems a bit like an exclusive club and if you aren't in their club, you won't be contacted for events. Even though I specifically signed up to volunteer for events, they have not reached out to me, not once, and those events have come and gone.
I went to Allen Creek last year and I LOVE it! The gym teacher is amazing, Mrs.McDaniel is an awesome teacher. The school is wonderful, it's fun and I learned so much! The library is big and full of amazing books, they have a great A.R system based on points that you get from the books you read. If you get 100 points you go to kayak point(I got 750)! You have so many fun feildtrips, there is one for 4 days at Islandwood, it is AMAZING! I would never imagine going to a different elementary school!
My son is in the preschool and we really like the way he is learning and communicating better at home. They have a lot to do with this.
We are in our second year at Allen Creek Elementary and we love this school. Kristen Dewitte is a wonderful principal. She is a master with diciplinary issues and open to any and all parent feedback.
Both my children have gone to this school my youngest in his last year at allen creek. I have been an active parent getting to know almost all the teachers and staff. I can not say enough about this school. from quality, to helpful teachers who love kids and want the best for all. the 9 years I have been involved the ptsa is huge bringing the community together.I wouldnt go any where else in MV for elementary level. New principal is awsome!
Allen Creek is a great school. The teachers are among the best my children have ever had. They are involved, informed and incredibly caring. The staff, administration and parents are all impressive. The guidelines, curriculum and expectations are very clear and fair. Both of my children are above average learners and have never felt bored or unengaged. They were always challenged and excited. The schools AR program is incredible. You could not find a better school in this area.
Allen Creek joins the rest of public schools by displaying a caring front, disguising apathy by teachers, staff and administration. Discipline is poor and accountability is a game of pass it on.
We have found Allen Creek E.S. to be a great place for our kids. Expectations are clear, communication is good and our children are always eager to go to school. We consider ourselves lucky that our children get to attend such a good school.
Awesome school! The teachers and staff were the most caring I had ever experienced. The parent involvement is unbelievable. The principal has changed but I know some of the best teachers are still there.
Allen Creek doesn't seem to have many enrichment programs for advanced students like I've seen at other schools. This school caters to the average to below average child. Teacher involvement is shockingly low.
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