I wish I could say all the teachers at this school were great but I cannot. Unfortunately we had the misfortune to deal with a couple of uncaring apples this past year. Half of the principal staff diligently works to further communication amongst the students parents and teachers. This school has a great support team but suffers in it's higher leadership. I am not pleased as to how the children are challenged. This is a small district that has grown faster than it's finances. This district is suffering academically and the majority of the teachers appear to reach to the PSSA tests. Very Sad! I hope someone that can make a difference notices because this elementary school could be one of Pittsburgh's best kept secrets.
Avonworth El School is a public elementary school in Kilbuck. The principal of Avonworth El School is Mr Regis Mullen. 762 children attend Avonworth El School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 12% of the 762 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Avonworth El School is 14:1. Glen Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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The teachers and the atmosphere allows students to engage in learning.
I suppose the parents that gave this school a 5 out of 5 rating have never had children in any other public school. I have been so disappointed in this school. The schools my children have attended stressed the importance of early learning diversity respect for the individual and the environment(1 news letter per week) easy internet accsess and guess what we had lower taxes it can be done.
This is an awesome school district! The teachers have been very attentive to both of my children as well as to their differing learning styles. As for communication no one is perfect; however they are as close as they can get. We get a ton of communication relative to most activities that occur at the school. It's been my experience that many parents don't take the time to open the child's 'take home folder' from school. That's where I find most of the communications from the school .. and believe me some days I wish it was empty!
Excellent school ! Students are evaluated with one on one basis according to their level of understanding on each subject.
Although I believe my son's teacher is excellent the director of curriculum and principal are below average. Communication is lacking unless you are one of the favorites or locals who have had generations of children within the system. There has been a total lack of attention to the ever growing student population and the elementary school is at its maximum capacity. They still can not tell us what the plan will be for the increase of children. We are not notified of assemblies and in fact my 5 year old came home to tell me about drugs! Parents should be aware of all assemblies. Very poor communication from the part of the principal. Crisis intervention is the management style. As far as safty is concerned I encountered parents walking in the halls without proper identification.
The elementary school is second to none. The teachers and staff are amazing! My hope is that the middle and high school follow the superior lead of the elementary school!