2/4 of my children's teachers have been awful so far. This school has high test scores only because Pleasant Gap is a pretty well to do area. The principle is really fake and the teachers are lazy at best often asking parents to work with kids at home to make up for their inabilities to teach appropriately in the classroom. Don't be fooled by the test scores this school is not good.
Pleasant Gap Elementary School is a public elementary school in Pleasant Gap. The principal of Pleasant Gap Elementary School is Mrs Tammie Burnaford. 252 children attend Pleasant Gap Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 40% of the 252 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pleasant Gap Elementary School is 14:1. Marion-Walker Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- P.E. classes
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|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||40%||27%|
Generally Pleasant Gap Elementary is a good school in a safe neighborhood. The school has (usually) 2 classes per grade level (K-5) but has added a 3rd class in specific grades when needed to keep student/teacher ratio low. Administrative support staff is wonderful and helpful (note new school secretary in 2009). While I disagree with the principal on some specific issues related to my children she is open to discussing issues with parents. Some of the teachers are wonderful experienced and generally great people. Low student/teacher ratio makes for better test scores... the proof is here! Music programs are good for elementary level with general music in the lower grades plus elementary band and orchestra in 4th and 5th grades. Resources (teachers aides reading specialists special rooms etc) for kids with challenges/issues/needs. However the school only has a limited capability to provide challenging curriculum for exceptional or bright students.
Not s big fan of the cirriculum or the staff especially the administrative staff.