This school has been a nightmare for us. Not only do they have some of the largest class sizes in the district there are issues with supervision during lunches. The students have far too little time for lunch. The school hours are also much too late for early elementary students and it is common for students attending this school to not get home until 4:30 in the afternoon. When looking to buy a house we looked specifically to buy out of the area in which our children would be districted to this school.
This school is full of teachers that go above and beyond and are able to engage all students in their classrooms.
What's the deal with Jack Senzig's blog posts? If a student drew a picture such as the one he posted, they'd be expelled. Just wondering.
The teachers are awesome! They really care about their students and their success!!
I just transferred my children this year, because we didn't want them to have to switch schools mid year even tho we moved in November... WHAT A MISTAKE. I am Thrilled (!!!) with Gifford, the staff, the learning atmosphere, teachers, the kids are so well behaved and SAFE... I have not seen a safer school EVER even with all the locks and checs at other schools, this has a sense of calm to it also even tho it is 2xs as large at least of any other elem school in the city! Way to go school!!! Keep it up!!!
I am happy with the teaching and the curriculum. I think the size of the school is way to large. I am not impressed with the cutbacks to the teachers last year with Kindergarten and the next year with first/second grade. Kindergarten classes were avg. 20 last year and are now 27 with no teachers aids, but the success of the teacher that we had she hails to the well behaved class she has this year.
Gifford is the best and safest school in Racine County hands down. Their NO BULLYING policy should be adapted by all schools and enforced just the same. My child is learning, understanding and enjoying them self. Send your kids to Gifford if not private school!
Gifford is a great school. The teachers have been exceptional. We are greatful to be a part of it.
Gifford is an exceptional school.. I love all of the teachers my daughter has had and Mr. Russo and the office staff are great :) If it wasn't for Gifford.. I would have to school choice out of Racine.
We do school choice so that my daughter can go here. In a city like Racine, its hard to find good schools and this one is the best. The faculty, staff, and students are all amazing and I feel safe with my daughter attending this school.
Great Teacher and Staff. I can't say enough good things about this school
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