I'm extremely disappointed in this school! 2 of the rudest unprofessional teachers I have ever met are there. I removed my son whom they said was "autistic". I didn't know they had a PHD to diagnose children. Come to find out (which I already knew) he is very smart. Top of his class. His new school loves him and are also disappointed for how salmon creek staff treated him. I wish I could take back having my child in there care of teaching....p.s the principal was aware and did nothing!
My 2 sons attend Salmon Creek and although the staff are friendly I have been greatly dissapointed with the commitment to helping my oldest son who needs a little extra one on one attention. The plans agreed to in our parent teacher conferences were never put in place and teachers say they are too busy to help students with individual needs. I had heard that this was an excellent school but I have been nothing but dissapointed in nearly every aspect of my childs educational experience. I look foward to our upcoming relocation and would suggest that parents think long and hard about sending their children to this school if they need any extra help and I am not talking about children with special needs just kids that need a little help with direction and focus.
I have had three children in this school and I have other children whom I am able to compare this with. We recently had to transfer due to a move and my youngest two went into a deep despair mode. They missed their friends, the teachers and how their structure was so much more involved with their independent needs. I had to transfer them back and thankfully they are back to normal, even though the drive is way out of my way, it is still worth it. I agree that there are some teachers who shouldn't be around children and I certainly have had my share of teachers conferences. If I feel that their teacher is counter productive to their needs, I move them to someone else and the school has been very accommodating to this. However, the new Principal has been less than talkative and doesn't seem very friendly.
we are new to this school. my son is in the 1st grade. we came from a near by elementry school. i am very disappointed for i had been told this was a great school. the teacher that my son has seems to be unemotionally detached and not super invested. what a bummer!my son's kinder gaten teacher last year was sooo wonderful. i guess we got spoiled. anyhow, the office staff fairly friendly but seem to be a little dis-organized at first.
I agree that Salmon Creek Elementary has a lot to offer through outside activities and they encourage the parents to be part of their son or daughter's education. There are still really good teachers left despite the past couple of years. However, with the Administration changes I have been greatly disappointed. They are not willing to work with the parents if the student does not fit 'the norm.' Although I have two children attending, I'm looking to place them into another school.
My family loves Salmon Creek. There have been so many fun activities for parents and children to do together, as well as many ways for parents to be more involved. This school has more parent involvement with their childrens education than I have ever heard of. We have 2 daughters who attend and they both love the teachers, counselors and principle. My oldest had some reading problems and was instantly helped, but they did not deprive her of any classroom time. She was 10 lvls behind in her reading as of the begining of the school year, but she is now at the same lvl. with the rest of her class! My youngest has some health issues and her teacher and the office staff have been very supportive and caring towards her. This is an excellent school!!!
My experience last year was great because of a hard working teacher. My child improved in that one yr. than all others combined. This year is the complete opposite due to an out of touch teacher. This school is extremely liberal and easy on bullying. It's just the luck of the draw on which teacher you get. The teacher makes all the difference in the world...no matter how unhappy you are w/the school.
i have enjoyed having both my kids at salmon creek. It in my opinion is one of the best elementary schools in the vancouver area. There is a ton of parental involvement, and the teachers are very good.
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