Clarke Elementary School Overview51600 Commanche Ave, Fort Hood, TX 76544 , Tel: +1 (254) 336-1510 Killeen Independent School District
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Clarke Elementary School Ratings & Reviews
The administration is horrible. The principal and vp have no patience, empathy for the students or parents. The administration is very unorganized, snatch up children by their arms. There is no pta, no holiday celebrations. Drop off in the morning is horrible. Children are left hungry at lunch if they cannot open their food. 3 and 4 year old are left to walk to class by themselves. Children are afraid of the office administration. This is far the worse school my children have ever been to.
We have attended this school for two years now and all I can see if the teachers do not have a heart for teaching. Im aware that its a job. But the teachers quickly label a child that needs a little extra help or attention as a "troubled" child and will "island" the child for the entire year and forget about trying to help the child succeed. The Principle and Vice Principle pretend to care and offer help but the situations never get resolved. Its a constant battle for my child to be treated fairly and the two teachers my son has had both lie outright. His first grade teacher threatened school suspension(for a talking child) directly in front of many other parents and when the issue was brought up she lied and said that never happened till another parent stepped forward and informed the school office as well. Worst student care ever at this school.
The vice principles and principle have no regards of the children's needs or the parents requests!! It's all about their staff. This is worst school by far we have ever seen. If I could give any advice I would tell new parents to steer clear of this school if you don't want to go crazy and you want your child to hate school! They need a new staff in the office mainly the stuck up principles that if they want to act all high and mighty then they need to do it at a college not a elementary school. Trying to move my kids to another school because they are not educated enough to meet the parents needs to help children!
We really like the teachers here. My kids have been attending this school going on their 3rd school year. I do see a difference in attitude with the office staff. Not too friendly with parents and the children. I've witnessed the counselor push the back of my child's head to hurry her to class. I did not appreciate that and on top of that had to set an appointment to make a complaint to the principal or assistant principal which did not get resolved. We get attitude from the counselor now and she no longer greets good morning. Other than that the teachers are really great. Never had an issue with any of them and my children come home with new things they learned everyday
My Daughter has been going here for almost a year total now and the problems with the school keep multiplying. Our neighbor's son (5 years old) was dropped off at school inside the building and somehow (Miraculously not the school's fault) managed to walk outside the school, across the drop off lane, through the parking lot and across Comanche Avenue...back into residential housing. The child was unaccounted for until he found his way back home to a shocked mother. Our neighbor stormed back to the school to demand answers and received only belittling comments from the Vice Principal and was told that it was her fault, she was a bad mother and that the school would assume no liability. We reacted normally and took extra steps to make sure the same didn't happen to our 4 year old Daughter and were scolded by staff when we remained near the school until our Daughter was physically received by staff members. Now the tip of the iceberg as surfaced, the school went into lock down, gave no explanation of why and refused to release students to their parents. Under the Texas Penal Code, a parent has the civil right to possession of their child, this right cannot be abrogated.
Fort Hood, Bell County, TX Education Statistics
- No High School1%
- Some High School52%
- Some College28%
- Associate Degree8%
- Bachelor Degree9%
- Graduate Degree2%
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