About This School
In 2008, Ashurst Elementary School had 12 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Virginia average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Ashurst Elementary School Reviews
Horrible school system!
Office staff can be very unpleasant , lack of supervision of children going to and from school. Moved on base so children could attend base school. Big mistake!
Pulled my child out of that school with in a week of attending. The office staff is still rude and the principle is a nut! She blocked me from leaving her office and I had to ask 3 times to move, I actually threaten her with calling 911 if she did not move. I lived all over this earth and I have never been treated so rudely . I have found out over the years the DOD school faculty act rude because the tax payers from the district are not paying for the teachers pay checks and therefore they are on contract and act anyway they desire. I wish Ms.Weiss was still the principle. This school has gone downhill.
Wonderful school! The teachers are caring and concerned, the principal is involved and available. I have not heard anything but positive comments in the years we have been here. My children have thrived here.
I've had kids at this school for two years now and have been very pleased. The teachers and principal and support staff have all been great; I've had kids in pre-k to 3rd grade here and have not been disappointed. My daughter that went to pre-k here finished that year reading. My kids have thrived here and love their teachers. at the dinner table they allmsay their favorite part of their day was "school!" I could go into specifics on so many things, but generally would just say that the other reviews are a surprise to me, as I have only heard very few complaints about anything at the school-- and absolutely nothing as serious as the disatisfaction below. Personally, I don't condone bad mouthing an entire school because of one situation. Obviously the person(s) was offended by the suggestion of medicating their child, and I do not know their situation, but all I can put out there is that in my opinion the staff wouldn't suggest medicine unless they thought it necessary; I have three kids at the school and its never been suggested to me, and not to anyone else I know with students there. We are an "enlisted" family and I have NEVER seen or heard of any kind of differential treatment because of rank, and I am actively involved at the school.
Worst school ever! It seems like they try to put every kid in this school on ADD meds. My son has been to many schools but not one even mentioned ADD. 3 weeks in they were ready to fill out the paperwork to get him on the Meds. Some of the moms ive talked to said there kids were going threw the samething.
My daughter entered kindergarten reading thanks to a great preschool program and lots of work at home. Her teacher told me that she expected my kiddo to sit still during letter recognition lessons and that she (the teacher) did not offer differentiated lessons for kids of different skill sets. The room was set up like a daycare classroom with a play kitchen (referred to as the 'girls corner') and wooden blocks. The last straw for us (at 10 days into the school year) was when our daughter came home from school with packing peanuts glued onto a large number 2. It was her work for the day. I understand that all kids come into kindergarten at different levels but that was crazy. The principal did not offer any solutions and simply stated that my expectations were 'the problem here.' I would not recommend this school, and am disappointed that this is the best the DoD can offer military kids.
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