Both of my sons attend this school and both they and their parents love the teachers and community. Our eldest went to a wealthier Roanoke County Elementary school to begin with and could discern no difference (or superiority) in their methodolgy and passion for teaching. More importantly our boys enjoy smaller classrooms and more teacher/student interaction as a result. Most importanty I feel that the staff and faculty of this school personally care about the welfare and safety of my children. I highly recommend this elementary school to anyone who asks.
Check Elementary School is a public middle school in Copper Hill. The principal of Check Elementary School is Mrs. Kitty Sims. 317 students attend Check Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 46% of the 317 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Check Elementary School is 17:1. Shawsville Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.
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As a teacher at this school I can tell you first hand that the teachers care for not only the students but the other staff members making it a truly loving learning community. Every teacher has high expectations for the students catering to each child's individual ability!
As a parent of a child who has been at this school for the past 6 years i can say this school system is one of the reasons we are leaving the area. I have never seen such a lack of leadership since the principal left and was replaced in 2008. There are a few teachers that are truly there for the right reason but they are far out weighed by those just collecting a pay check. It is very sad. My son is a bright brilliant child who has always excelled but has begun to hate school. Please note that it had nothing to do with our economic status. I find the previous comment disgusting. This is alot of the problem stereotyping in the school system does not belong. All the children deserve the same chance at a producitve education. There are some amazing kids at this school. I wish someone would see the harm that this system is creating.
As a teacher in another state I would question how the 3rd grade math scores could be 100%. this is a rural area and we have some relatives who live in the area and know that they could not possibly attain this score. I have seen cheating on this type of test by the teachers and would strongly suspect that this is going on in this school. This is a rural school with many free and reduced lunch students certainly not a middle class area.