|All ratings (Avg rating: 4)|
|Parent ratings (Avg rating: 4)|
|by a parent
Monday, January 26, 2009
Pros - small community school, older buildings, but maintained well with bright cheery decor, clean. I fully recommend this school and community. My son has attended since Kindergarten. School has consistently ranked at or slightly above 85% on SAT,. Low student/teacher ratio. My son has never had a class with more than 23 students. Gifted classes available for qualified students, not a lot of extra programs beyond that, which larger schools may offer. It is a trade-off depending on what you value more. Kids get to remain innocent longer at this school. Discipline is maintained and you will not see any thugs at this school.
Cons - PE teachers seem to keep the kids in the gym more than playing outside... a big minus in my child's eyes and mine. Kids don't really care that it is hot or cold outside, they just want to run around and burn off energy. While lunch room is very clean and cheerful, the food is very unappetizing to me. I grew up in an era where almost everything was made from scratch by the lunchroom ladies. Those days are gone and pre-prepared seems to be the way to go. They do make an effort to provide healthy balanced meals with a couple choices.