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Ninety-Fifth Street School5
Posted November 02, 2013
- a parent
My school is a great school to be a parent and student. The PTO is extremely involved and organize bake sales, movie nights, dinner and game night, dances, Donuts for Dads and Muffins for moms. We also have both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts active in our school. The teachers are great and really care about teaching. I would love to see the teachers challenge students who are excelling in school and above others in his/her class. Principal Hauser does a great job working with students and parents. He responds to call and emails. He is always willing to meet with a parent to discuss concerns. I would love parents of more challenging students to be more involved in the school. Overall, I would recommend this neighborhood school.
There's a lot I love about being a teacher at 95th St. School. Teaching is one of those rare professions that keeps your brain young, allowing you to continue your own journey as a student and a lifelong learner. I have seen students at my school grow and change so many times, and in so many ways, and the feeling of joy for our dragons is always the same. It is a special honor to spend the day with other professionals (teachers, assistants, and principal) that work together to help ALL students have a positive elementary school experience. I am appreciative of the trust placed in me by our school s families every day and work hard to honor it for the students in my class. Only time will tell if I have had the impact on these young people I have hoped to, but the opportunity to do so is the greatest reason I do what I do. Thanks for letting me be a part of your child s life at 95th St school-A quality educational experience!
I have been impressed by the commitment of the teachers at this school to help my child. The use of technology in the building is amazing. In my child's class, they have laptops and a SmartBoard that they use to get ready for college level thinking. Parents are encouraged to be involved in all the school acitivites and sports. My child is able to have music class, piano lesson, and gym every week. I like the warm and welcoming feel I get from the caring adults working with my son everyday. Yes, his class size is a little large but the teacher puts in the extra effort needed to keep things running smoothly.
This is our child's fifth year of attending Ninety Fifth Street School. While we have been extremely happy overall, this year has brought some unwanted changes. Two months into the school year, several teachers were forced to leave the school due to budget cuts, which disrupted many classes and resulted in students being shifted around to new classes. This is the third principal they have had in as many years, and class sizes have increased to very high levels. My third grader now has 33 children in the class for one teacher. Also, the new principal does not seem to have very tight control of some of the students who tend to be disruptive in class. My third grader told me of once instance where they had a substitute teacher, and the principal had to be called in to class five times throughout one day to calm the class down. One visit from the principal is all it should have taken. I believe this is a good school, but it has lost its greatness the last few years. I hope it can return to what it once was.
One child has attended K4 and K5 and another child receives speech therapy at the school. I am very happy with the education that my child has recieved and the special ed my other child has received. The school has great teachers and support staff that get to know you and your family and make you feel good about the fact your child attends this school. Parent involvement is high and the events that are held are fun and family oriented.
Ninety-Fifth Street Elementary School is loved for the caring people and quality education that it offers. As we face change, we will do so with parents, students and staff ready to pitch in and do the work of many. We know that it really does take a community to educate a child, and we do that daily. We love it because it is a place 'Where everyone learns!'
My son attended K4 this year and both his father and I have been very impressed with the school. They are family orientated and they run a tight ship which we like. We love his teacher and are looking forward to next year!!!
My son just completed his first year at this school. I love the school, the staff is great! Very friendly. The school has a great way of helping the kids by giving them positive encouragement. The principal, Mr. Lawrence is very visible. School spirit is high, I go to the school on Fridays and see alot of the kids in the school t-shirts. My son joined one of the soccer teams and they were undefeated! The PTA has wonderful events and activities for the families and I have seen huge turnouts to these events.
My child recently started attending the school's Early Childhood Program and he enjoys it immensely. He loves his teacher and para as well as his classmates! As a parent I am so pleased with the school. It's high test scores prove to me that 1) the teachers and admin staff are well aware of what works for the children and 2) they teach the children at each one's individual ability (successfully). My husband and I are hoping to get our other child in the school as well because we are so confident that she will thrive at this school. Kudos to Mr. Lawrence and his staff for making 95th Street School an excellent example for other MPS schools to follow. This facility is certainly a cut above the rest!
I love this school. The parent involvement is great and there is a great sense of community and family. The teachers are patient, loving, and understanding. I feel very confident with my son being in their care. Most children are there for their entire elementary school experience.