My son's school has it's ups and downs. But all schools do, we just got a new principal this yr whose trying her best with the school. The teaching staff is invalid with the student's. It's more a problem with the parents, that don't take the time to come into school to either be in PTO, or go on field trips or even volunteer in the classroom for an hour.. I am up at school in pto also help the staff with stuff, so much that the student's ask me to go with there class somewhere so they can spend time with me instead of their parents going. I love the staff also they all live around the school witch is great.
i will not say i have not had troubles with the school, but just like any other school problems will arise out of certain teachers and students. These schools are not perfect and Goodrich is not. But it is a community school, where all the teachers or most know all or alot of the students, i will agree recently schools have been merged and alot of students transferred over to Goodrich, that is not the teachers fault and of course they are overwhelmed and sometimes if multiple students disrupt the class its hard to get them back on track, these are KIDS. I as a volunteer and a parent who pops up from time to time can see how this can be hard on the teachers and students. but Goodrich is getting back on track now that it has experience dealing with double the students in one class. All my kids have went here for several years and i do feel this is an overall safe place with good morals and values. I do know alot of the teachers and speak with them on a regular due to all my kids previously being in their class. Show me one school that is PERFECT please, i will enroll my kids TODAY.
"It takes a village to raise a child". In Goodrich's village you have: Teachers who know their students likes and dislikes. Who hug their students and congradulate them an job well done. Who help them learn how to be respectful and accept different cultures. You have a Principle who knows the students and their parents by name. Who tries to address a negitive concern without disrupting a student's educational foundation. Who will take the time out to talk to a parent and accept both negative and positive comments. Who knows the kids testing scores and who proudly posts them for the whole school to see. You have cooks who care enough to learn the student's names. diets ID numbers so they can order their own lunches. You have aids who learn about the children with special needs and give them the care and support they need. You have school wide initivites to help make learning fun. Such as movie nights, open house with art work displayed, recess, soccer, chess club, after school camp, feild trips, Bull dog bucks and popcorn day. I challenge you to find a school where the staff care more about the children. Anyone one can teach but only a student who feels safe and loved can learn.
Principal lacks any interest or involvement with parents or children for that matter.Office staff unorganized and unfriendly on a daily basis.Ms. Pacaganella 1st gr., one of the only good teachers.Children seem to have most of the control at this school.Alot of inappropriate language and bullying,and destuction of property and stealing.I regret not knowing about this website 4 years ago; daughter is 9 yrs. old now .Arleen Dansby-White (principal) is ineffective and lacks leadership and motivation.Only believes in discipline that obviously needs improvement.Hope Longfellow is a positive change for us.
One of the very worst managed schools I have ever known. Rude, demeaning, insulting administration. Most of the teachers are caring professionals, with a couple who are overwhelmed but improving.
This school, being, lead down the wrong path by it's ineffective principal that lacks communication skills on all levels. Once again the inmates run the prision with Dansby-White's lack of discipline. She will lead the charge once again to get this school on the needs improvement list. students are leaving what once was a great neighborhood school and taking quality teachers with them.
The teachers are great, the parents are great and it is located in a nice neighborhood. They have outstanding soccer and chess teams. My child loves her school and her teachers. They also have an after school camp program that she begs to go to daily.
The school could be a lot better I feel as a parent that the teachers are doing a poor job controlling the class,which interferes with the well behaved childern.I have encountered very poor communication skills with staff.Homework has been sent home that has not been explained to the class in which the child hasen,t a clue how to do it.School started a month ago I have been up to the school 4 times with a complaint.They showed no concern for her lost glasses and they put her on the bus after she plainly told them her mother said "she is never to ride the bus".
My son had a very unpleasant experience at this school. The teacher seemed unequiped to deal with an ADHD child. My child was never happy or excited to go to school. The environment, principal, and neighborhood was nice for a regular well behave student. If your child has a special need, look somewhere else first.
It is avery nice school and the children are well behaved. The children are not forced to wear uniforms and my child is safe there. She learns a lot. The teachers are very smart and respectful to the children. The teachers are also considerate of the childrens' feelings. The principal, Ms. Zimmerman, cares for the children too. The building is nice and in a good neighborhood. They have proper learning equiptment and things for recess. I am glad they give recess to releave the kids. This school goes on plenty of field trips. Sometimes the feild trips are rewards and some are for learning experiences. Teachers are always watching to keep the kids safe. And just in case the kids have drills and security systems.
Goodrich works with what they have. There is a strong PTO - with strong community ties, a tremendous after-school camp program and a staff that works hard to improve their kids' scores. Music, art and phy-ed have become victims of the budget crisis. Adminstrative could be stronger. More parents could be more involved. All of these issues are being worked on, from what I have seen. The one area I see as a huge weakness is addressing the needs of the gifted and talented students.
Goodrich could be a better school. My children were there 2yrs. This school basicly fail to help improve my childrens learning experience. Instead they were so stress because of the inappropriate behavior of some staff members. They would hate to even go to school. The special needs children are not getting there needs addressed at all. Since removing my children from this school they have improved greatly. Its a shame that young children have to see how ugly people can be to others.
Goodrich dose have a parttime AP and the music teaher spot showing up. Next school year 2006-07 a parttime music teacher was cut because the budget amount went down. Goodrich is nearly the best in the far northwest side of milwaukee. Enrollment is always in the 400 and the staff cares about the students. The principle is another concern she gives the problem children too many chances and the good ones dont get any breakes. There needs to be more parent involvement! Goodrich also needs to find a way to chanlenge the advanced students. Because they move so slow and don't chanlenge students they loose many of the good students to the subburds or the gifted and talented school in MPS. Parents get involed with your school that is the only way to make it a better school!
Goodrich is a decent school. More could be done to make a better if MPS would let the PTO do more for the school. At the end of 2005 school year there will be no VP or music teacher. The school has not had a nurse in at least 8 years. It needs more parent involvement as does all the MPS schools. PARENTS GET INVOLVED WITH YOUR KIDS AND THEIR SCHOOL! Education starts and continues in the HOME.
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