Ashurst Elementary School
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.
Submitted by a Parent on May 15, 2013
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.
Submitted by a Parent on Feb 23, 2012
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.
Submitted by a Parent on Feb 12, 2011
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