Despite positive things I heard before enrolling my child in Covington, I have found that the staff, both teachers and administrators we have had to deal with are ill equipped to deal with children who have special needs and they don't appear interested in changing that. Sincerely, Angry Mom
I think this school is exceptional. In my opinion, the teachers have been wonderful to deal with. They seem to truly care about the children as well as their academic achievement. As parents, our primary focus must be to aid our children in their education. One must remember, the teachers are very limited to the amount of discipline they can administer. It's up to us to make sure that our children remain in line. If everyone did that, security would not be such an issue.
I think this is a well planned and great school for learning in the Evergreen School District.
This is an awful school that does not teach well and the teachers never will have time to give your child personal attention. I do not recommend this school at all
The teachers are some what okay. They could have better education themselves. Overall 1-10 10 the highest it is a 2. The teachers do not teach the children proper english. Some teachers allow differant things in class that are not allowed by administators. The principals leave something of desire. The security rather be childs friend than to dicipline. The staff and principals loose papers and letters sent if it is against them in any way. Children with lower income are shrugged and not educated no matter if parents work or not. There is no dicipline to the staff of any kind when they are caught on tape cursing and degrading the children. Warning do not move to that school area. High school is okay.
I currently go to Covington and it is not a bad school at all. Also for the parent who says if her kid wants to stay home they just act up. Heres an idea ground them or take something away if they get in trouble at school show them that acting up in school is unacceptible and will not be tollerated. Also for people who think people who graduate from there will amount to nothing it's not where you graduate from it's your grades and how hard you work. I have great grades I don't do drugs and I don't know anyone who does. Also the teachers are great. I plan to grow up and have a career and it will not change no matter what school I go to.
I agree with others who feel the discipline is not adequate. Certain students are singled out and suspended on a regular basis. My grandson had a horrible year in sixth grade and quickly learned that if he wanted to stay home all he had to do was act out in some way. One of my greatest concerns however is bullying. My grandson was the victim of this behavior and when we tried to address it with school officials, we got nothing but excuses. I believe also that the policy of making IEP students clean the cafeteria and other areas is simply wrong. As a whole I don't think Covington provides a healthy environment for kids.
My daughter has had a great experience at Covington. The teachers have always been helpful and attentive. She has learned a lot and her grades have improved every year. The only problem is the age of the school and that will be taken care in the next couple of years with the construction of the new school. Good job!
I think Covington needs an overhaul and better teachers who care for their students and not just a pay check! Who can focus on student that need just a little more help. I've had an instance where my child said they need more explaining the teacher told him if you don't get it, you don't get it. Needless to say my child never asked again.They also need to work on their dicipline issues. As they send the kids to detention for everything. We have had nothing but rudness at that school and if we had a choice my children would not attend there. I've tried!
Most of the teachers at this school are great. There are a few that are hard to deal with. I disagree with the schools discipline. They tend to use suspension as their only vice. I am extremly concerned that this tells teens that them being in school is not important. Where do most teens want to be? (home) So why give that as a discipline.
I strongly agree with the previous comments on discipline. They are way too quick to suspend kids instead of gathering all of the information first. They suspend students and then hold it against the student until they leave. I would never recommend this school to anyone with children of this age.
This school has good and bad teachers. The problem with this school, I think, is discipline. Their solution to everything is to suspend the student. Is that punishment to teens? They are not fair. Education wise I would choose another school for my kids if I had known how they are.
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