It really disturbs me to read negative comments about the teaching staff at Stonewall. Our school is full of caring hard-working adults who put in countless hours beyond the regular work day. Teachers spend a great deal of their own money to do things in the classroom for their students and spend a great deal of their personal time in the evenings and weekends creating lesson plans prepping materials for children to learn and taking classes to increase their skills. Teaching is very stressful due to a greater and greater requirements put on teachers. PLEASE support your child's teacher at Stonewall because he/she needs your support AND appreciation for all he/she does. I came from the business world before going into teaching and I have never worked with more dedicated competent people than I have since coming to Stonewall. It is very easy to cast stones at teachers and to criticize. But unless you have walked in the shoes of a teacher you have no idea how difficult it is. We do our job because we love and care about your children. Plain and simple.
Stonewall Elementary School is a public elementary school in Stephenson. The principal of Stonewall Elementary School is Mr. Darren Thomas. 425 students go to Stonewall Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 48% of the 425 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Stonewall Elementary School is 17:1. Redbud Run Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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I have had 3 children go to the this school and LOVE IT!! My oldest went all 6 years (K-5th) and I have become friends with all the teachers he had. My middle child has done very well and my youngest is now enjoying it. I have not volunteered with the PTO and they are trying to have more events in the 2013-2014 school year than previously. I would base my judgement on your own experiences rather than just the reviews.
This is the worst school. There is NO diversity and diversity isn't welcomed there - there are many bully's. The principal does not care and keeps to himself. The front office staff is rude and usually do not bother to get up from their desk to greet visitors. Calls to administration do not get responses. The PTO is absent and even if you try to volunteer - you won't be welcomed - they don't want parents to see what goes on in the school. Aids that yell at students and poor academics. There are a few good teachers but I am sure they will leave. My child's first day of kindergarten was a horrible experience because she had afternoon kindergarten and she wasn't welcomed (or parents) and kids were lined up against the wall like it was boot camp. I felt so bad for her. Maybe if more parents complain - there will be change.
My children have been enrolled here for three years. I have had nothing but problems out of teachers who lie and don't do their jobs. No one in the office writes your child's absent days down. Everyone is always rude. The principle and asst. principle takes days to call you back then has very little communication back for you. Horrible school over all. My children will be enrolled in another school next year or home schooled before I let them go back to stonewall.