I think the parents and teachers work well together, and the principal works hard to ensure every student is treated fairly. I love the activities day they have for special needs children as well since I have a child with autism.
Worst experience ever, school is not capable or knowledgeable of assisting children in special education (e.g. has limited programs and staff with minimal if any experience).
I had one student attend k-6th and did pretty well academically. Was bullied from time to time and was really left to parents to deal with. We had a second child make it to 2nd grade and litterally had to pull her out of school and relocate our entire family because of bullying. The schools counsoler, principal and staff were all USELESS, in dealing with the problem child. Avoid this school if your concerened for your childs safety at all, because they will only pretend they're dealing with the issues and pat themselves on the back all while doing nothing. The teachers cant seem to keep a handle on problem students or do anything passed rearanging desks.
Peter G is the best. I have two boys at PGS and they really have done great. The staff is incredible. The principal takes the time to join in on all school activities. The office staff is always there to help with big smiles on their faces. Last school year my son was trying to think of a way to repeat 4th grade so he could stay with the same teacher. He absolutely loved Mr. Colgan's 4th grade class.
My childern loved every thing about this school, every day it was this was great that was great, they loved this school.
My son is in the fourth grade and has been going since kindergarten, He is doing wonderful, he needs extra help and math and he has to go to another class where they give more one on one with a specialist. He has done so much better. I really like Peter G, Elem. and all the staff I have met so far. My son loves loves loves his viola teacher too! I don't think he wouldv'e kept with it if it weren't for the viola teacher. Music is so wonderful for the kids. Thanks for reading! Proud Mom of a 4th grader at PGS
I am in love with school but what I am not in love with is the current principal. A have a daughter in 6th grade and she feels that the pricipal does not listen to what the students have to say and when the students act up he threatens to take away certain things that he really has no control over such as 6th grade Cispus trip. Also from my understanding, a student asked him if we could have a food fight on the last day of school and he said no, which can be respected. What really caught my attention was when he said if there was to be a food fight then he would carry over a suspension for the next year for the 6th graders. He can't do that because they are not his students and they are no longer a part of his school.
I am so very impressed with Peter G Schmidt Elementary School. The teachers as well as the principal really go out of their way to give my kids the best academic experience possible. I just cannot thank them enough! Sincerely, Jennifer Mooney (Extremely proud parent!)
The teachers really care about my children. they do the best to assist any children in class. I only describe the teacher at PGS with one word 'Incredible'.
I think this school just like almost all American schools needs a lot of work. The staff at Peter G have their hearts in the right place but the curriculum is not nearly challenging enough. My daughter has learned almost nothing in the past few years (she's a straight A student) and when my son needed extra help, it was almost impossible to get. This school, like most others, only caters to the 'average' student, and if you're not quite the same as everyone else, good luck. In closure, it's a 'decent' school with a nice staff.
Peter G. is the best school I've ever gone to and now I'm in high school and I still look back and think of how great Mr. Clark was and especially Mrs. Anderson (Connolly now though) I hope that this school gets all 5's in the future.
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