My daughter's kindergarten teacher was fantastic BUT the principal and support staff were very short. The principal's "superior" attitude dismissive style and disrespectfulness were a little too much to bear. I hoped that I would be warmly welcomed as a new parent but that wasn't the case. Needless to say my daughter was transferred to different elementary school where she deserves to be and the school deserves her! It might be recommended that this principal think about retiring as her attitude towards me was appalling!
Alma O Easom Elementary is a public elementary school in Fayetteville. The principal of Alma O Easom Elementary is Ms Connie Graham, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. 256 children attend Alma O Easom Elementary and identify primarily as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 39% of the 256 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Alma O Easom Elementary is 16:1. Margaret Willis Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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my son was very shy when starting kindergarten but has grown confident and happy in this wonderful little school. The staff are kind & caring my family could not be happier.
We loved the small close-knit atmosphere of the school. It's a great place for young children to adjust to school in a safe friendly environment. As long as they are "normal." The administration has limited understanding of or tolerance for children with special needs. Appearances are more important than substance when it comes to making sure the needs of our special kids are being met. the "3" rating is halfway between a "5" for general education and "1" for kids with special needs.
We love this school! We have a very energetic and imaginative 6-year-old son who has always been challenging for teachers but the teachers at Alma Easom have always been patient with him and communicative with me. The school has a very sweet atmosphere tons of involved parents and a real community feel. My son is in 1st grade this year and is EXCITED to go to school everyday. I would - and have - recommend this school to other parents.
I would not recomment this school especially if you have a child with any sort of special needs. I was told when my son was beginning Kindergarden that we should look for a special ed school and they were wondering if public school was a "proper fit." My child has MILD autism. Very mild fully functioning and very smart. I had to bring up the Disabilities Act for them to take me seriously about his right to attend public school. I feel the teachers are wonderful; the principle is the main reason I would not recomment this school. She is very arrogant. She actually argued with me that my child had autism when I began pushing for the speech therapist and OT to see him because he was "only 5" and she said most diagnoses of autism couldn't happen until 8. (Reason for her arguing I feel is because the school legally has to pay for the therapy.) The average age of diagnoses is between 32-36 months. A principle that knows that little of a growing disability should not be in charge of a school. Also I feel that shows her actual care and concern for the children.
I was very disappointed by this school particularly because I had heard such wonderful things prior to my daughter attending kindergarden. Instead we experienced a class that was frequently disrupted by a violent student...a string of assistant teachers...a lead teacher who was fired in the last month of school (with no explanation)...and a principal who refused to admit there were problems in the class until the parents had to take it upon themselves to go to the school board. I strongly believe the principal believes in keeping up appearances rather than actually doing the hard work to ensure success for students...and for that reason I cannot recommend this school. Thankfully my daughter was able to attend first grade elsewhere and has made great strides in making up for the education she missed at Alma Easom.
This is a wonderful little school. My daughter loves going to school and applying all that she has learned. The entire school has a great sense of community. All of the staff are involved in the children's learning and overall experience. Mrs. Graham is a blessing. She speaks and sings to the children every morning and says 'good morning' to every class before school starts. Ms. Grigg is a Godsend. She has developed a wonderful relationship w my daughter that will last her a lifetime. The children have a lot of fun putting on their performances. It makes them feel so good about themselves.
My son loved Alma Easom. The teachers work very hard and are very focused on helping each child be successful. Because it is a primary school it is unique in our school system. Everything is geared for their ages and sizes. There are no 9 and 10 year olds to intimidate them. The teachers really care about the students. If you have any questions make an appt. w/the teacher. Quite often verbal and even written messages home are misunderstood. Don't be quick to judge find out. The whole staff is there to help.
i also was a private school advocate but we moved in this area and heard good things we tried public and let me tell you SO GLAD WE DID this school is excellent. the teachers principal everyone seems like they are about the students they really care about the education for the childern. it is its own public private school. LOVE IT!!!!!
The Art and the Music teachers are great! The students performance in both of these areas increased significantly the first few months due to these teachers and their ability to teach young children. The fall musical was far better than any that I have witnessed through other schools both at elementary and middle school level. The leadership in the school is exceptional.
After attending a local private school Preschool & Kindergarten)-(3 years) we moved our son to this public school to finish his last 6 weeks of Kindergarten and to attend 1st grade. He loved it immediately! Principal Mrs. Graham is the best! All of the teachers are as well. It was definitely a positive experience for our son and we have certainly wished many times over that we wouldn't have been so set on 'private school' for him since he was in preschool. Here we had smaller class sizes better teachers and better all around learning and activities as well as lunches school programs and recognition available to him in this 'public' school! Little did we know. Glad we found out when we did.
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