About This School
In 2011, Reams Road Elementary School had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Virginia average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Reams Road Elementary School Reviews
I was not pleased with this school this is my first experience with public school, I expected a deficit of certain things but did not realize how bad it was at Reams until we transferred to a new school. When we moved my child was getting ready to start summer school for reading writing support, he had passed but not at the expected level, within two weeks of starting summer school (at the new school) his reading levels were improving steadily and when asked about he the school he said it was easier to focus because his new teacher didn't yell, so he wasn't worried about getting yelled at. He has been at an elevated reading level ever since and he enjoys reading again!!! My oldest was being taught here to write phonetically without any corrections to misspelled words, the only homework she had in second grade was her Word Sort, I had to keep a log of what they were going over in class and find worksheets and activities to supplement their learning.Which I love participating in my children's education but here my child was not prepared for what third grade had to offer. At the new school, they want words spelled correctly there is a lot more homework and a faster learning pace, it took some adjusting for the kids but they are doing great and I am loving the new school. My husband and I agreed that if for some reason we had to go back do the Reams RD district I would stay home to home school!
My child had a IEP. I found out later after switching my child to another school outside of Chesterfield County that they (they: meaning Reams Road Ele.) provided my child with INADEQUATE services based on his child study findings. As a parent I was trusting them to know what was best for my child, as I do not specialize in child development/education. That is what they get paid to do! I also found out that many other children "of color" with IEP's generated from Chesterfield County Public Schools as a whole had experienced the same. Reams Road Elementary FAILED my child and I am so thankful that my child no longer has to attend a school that is not willing to help ANY child, which is clearly ILLEGAL. I do not have the time nor the patience to sue but if you are in this position where you are not sure if your child is being discriminated against..SEEK RESOURCES outside of the Chesterfield school board and other Chesterfield county offices. ALL CHILDREN ARE IMPORTANT!!! ((on a personal note: Unfortunatley I know how it was when I attended schools in Chesterfield County as a child... I thought things changed but I see some things takes longer than usual...))