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Traver Elementary School5
Posted June 13, 2014
- a parent
I love Traver. My son started in Kindergarten and had trouble a lot of trouble reading. The small class sizes and amazingly helpful teachers have helped get him to a normal reading level. I have not experienced the kids being able to get away with anything. My son is not a huge trouble maker but has had his times and I have always been called or emailed. Also my son loves his school.
School touts 1:1 every sixth sevent and eight grader carries an ipad. Ipads are toys, they try to act like they are tools but they are just fancy glass. Students would be better served with laptops, which can be used to create things. The only thing I have seen an Ipad used for creating is a deficit in the school system. The school only cares about state testing. Instead of giving kids unsatisfactory grades they make the kids stay after school to make up the work, this is mandatory not optional. What does this teach the kids about real life? NOTHING, don't worry if you forget we will make sure your work is done and you pass everything. WKCE is all that matters to this school. Do not enroll your children here. Teachers tell you that your child needs to attend summer school and when the report card comes for your child my guess is they have A's in the subjects they are attending summer school for. Students can get away with anything at this school, bullying, teasing, swearing, you name it and its OK. If you don't mind your kids not learning how to do anything except multiple choice WKCE testing then this is the place to put your children.
The school all together is a small school. If your a parent that would want your kid in a class with not a lot of students in it, This is the perfect school for you. But the teaching staff is not so impressive. The kids can get away with nearly anything to the school