Parental involvement. Parents who are involved in their children’s school and are involved in their children’s learning and assignment are what make a school shines. My second grader goes to a school with an API score of 930 and a 10/10. Does the school have a quality teaching staff? Maybe The top of the line technology? Maybe An excellent principal who knows how to run a school well? Maybe. I do know we have something that make us an excellent school – a good amount of parents who are very involved with their children’s learning and school work. At least 60% of the parents send their children to some kind of tutorial center after school; 25% of the parents tutor their children at home with various practice books from kumon, scholastics, etc.
To be fair, a good is make up of many factors, however I feel that parental involvement contribute to a very large piece of that puzzle.