Phenomenal staff! Caring, truly child-centered, and authentic. It really is a different school than the one we knew. The efforts being made are heartfelt and promising--and inspired my child to earn A's & B's. Thank ypu, Roosevelt Middle School!
It's going to be a bit hard to review the school, but I'll try, first of all the only piece of security in the entire school is one police officer. I know it sounds fine but he is a rookie in training. Also, the teachers, they threat the kids to check the camera if there is a problem, but uh, there's just one problem THEY KEEP THE LENS ON The kids aren't as stupid and gullible as you think. The teachers, they obviously did not become licensed teachers. I have reason to believe the teachers here are not actual college graduates. Tell me, what kind of teachers don't know what the word " Counterfeit" means , yeah, there's that. When I went here, they didn't know and now my brother is asking what these words mean and they don't know. And the food is TERRIBLE! I can't even tell you how many times i got sick because of the food , and the cafeteria workers, are the worst, this one guy who works here, he wasn't there when I went there, has been swearing at my brother, who is in third grade, I am ready to smack this guy,Ms August, a lunch lady, grips the kids up, which is illegal, and says " I'm telling the principal" she smacked me in the neck once, the principal is ignorant and has no idea how to run the school. The nurse, oh, the nurse , if you get into a fight, or get hurt, she will give you a ice pack....HOW IS THAT GONNA HELP? She doesn't care about the safety of the kids, and is just looking for a paycheck, like every other teacher here. The school is in poor condition, and seriously needs to be repaired, dog feces in the grass by the school, and the janitor, where the hell are you? and the school is also sexist, clearly preferring girls, as they get defended for everything. Also, the school is mainly black, so bullying will be towards white kids. THE worst thing is the BULLYING! The teachers, the lunch ladies, even the principal, are clearly scared of the black parents, saying they don't care about bullying, they tell the kids to man up, I'm bleeding, and I get punished for getting jumped, after I get a ice pack of course. I went to the school from K to 5, so 2006- 2012 I think. Well, hopefully , I made my point. Don't go to this school, IT'S FOR YOUR CHILD'S SAFETY!
I went to school here in 1988 and 89 The teachers there was very abusive. They used to slap and punch us in head. I had a very bad experience going to school at this place.
This has been the most horrifying disappointing experience!!!!!. No stars for staff instruction leadership or anything else. Not only are the children bullys, but as we know they must learn it from somewhere. They learn it from the staff. Kids coming home stressing about "punishment"? This on the last day of school. Look teacher staff and all dont bring your f...up lige into ghe school. I dislike everything about this place! They nedd a complete overhaul from the 2nd grade teacher Boransky to the principal. You call yourselves teachers shame on you all. If writing things like this helps clean this place up then theres hope.
Very bad job the adminisstrative staff are very very disrespectful and not well spoken. Even doe i still work there im still going to give my opinion about how the work field would be if you where ever to work there
school police are great and the students are good and the food is good and the school is clean the gym is cool .
this is a church which teaches the true doctrine of the bible and give you the right content of how to make heaven
its a great school but the nurse got to check the hole school kids hair its crazy my kids got to do thete hair everyday i had to take them to this place to get there hair done costed150 reallly but its a great school ...
These guys (and gals) are fantastic teachers, great with kids, great with adults, great at training students on the performance aspect of rocking on stage, and OH YEAH -great- musicians :-) I've been taking both voice and drum lessons since Feb 2014, and have made consistent progress as well as leaps forward in my skill level and personal confidence. It's hard to find a place with a solid adult program that also has solid kids programs, and Philly School of Rock has both.I'm a pretty picky guy, and shopped around a bit (including interviewing a few students from various schools and private instructors) before I even bothered with an intro lesson --which I highly recommend doing by the way. Discover it for yourself. This is the -real- deal, you too can be like Jack Black in Tribute: "...and we said 'Nay, we are but men... ROCK!'"
I have formally worked at the Richmond Elementary school l My very sick, disabled Son, graduated from their elementary school in the gifted status. I attended Catholic school my whole life..until CollegeRichmon is. a imperfectly uncrowded and top of the line Elementary schools in this 19134 zip Im code. Personally I don't know what that status is up against parochial schools, any Redder bBut I have had experience with the charter schools..wow can they lie. I'm going to tell you quickly how to ensure that your child does fabulously in Richmond Elementary.. YOU AS A PARENT..BE PRESENT! Be familiar, and be known! VOLUNTEER FOR EVERYTHING! Enjoy your child's elementary years, be a part of it. If you can't.perhaps grandma or even aunt "Emily" , can stand in for you! Be a trip mom..your needed. You'll receive love from helpless kids whose parents are never there. Consider a Part time job, with the School Board. It's great to say that you work for the Philadelphia school board! Its a status that is not. to shabby! :-) . Talk to your child's principle! Hand him a letter of your offer to help, emphasis, your ability to handle kids in a crowd. Also , tell him in the letter how eager you are to be involved in all of. your your kids field trips! & seasonal parties, cupcake mom's( my son had severe food allergies/ Anaphylactic. reactions!! In a strange coincidence my principle had. a son a little older than mine 1 in 10, 000 chance as did we, to have such terrible terrifying life threatening food allergies ) My son Shane's principle in my case was absolutely thrilled at having me around taking 97% of the headache that comes with a sick kid in your school. Many life skills are valuable in the district. But , first of all... if you are able to take a f/p time job with the School District of Philadelphia...Talk to the principle and no one else...the positions can tend to be cut throat, so If you get onanyone's , as well as everyone's good side lol ! Make sure it's the PRINCIPLE OF YOUR SCHOOL. 70% of most schools depends on the involvemen of the parents, grand parents, guardians etc . BE THE ADVOTE FOR YOUR CHILD,! Make sure that everyone knows who you are! :-)In fact once they know that you are present You alone can be the difference between a positive and successful experience, or a total washout your kids barely have a chance...if your involvement in the child's education is to get them on the bus..JUST HONESTLY , REMEMBER..IN LIFE ...CONSIDER YOUR SELF BLESSED..IF YOU GET 30% back on the 100% you've invested. My solemn advice to getting the most out of , and the survival of your experience with the dreaded Richmond School would be to" MAKING YOURSELF PRESENT AND KNOWN" be that loud mouth , force of nature where itll be utilized in the best possible way..