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Kingston Elementary School8

Kingston, TN | Roane County

November 13, 2014


THIS SCHOOL IS A LIVING TORCHER MY KIDS HATED THIS SCHOOL AND I WILL NEVER GO THERE AGAIN

Submitted by a parent

September 30, 2014


As you read other posters, we had to pull our kids out also. The principle is not.very helpfull and always talks over you in meetings. We left KES because of her unwillingness to listen to our concerns.

Submitted by a parent

April 15, 2012


I have had three children attend Kingston Elementary and I have had a bad experience every time. This is a very small town and here its who you know if you are helped with anything. I have had many problems out of the teachers there. Several being very deviant when it came to me requesting help and meetings with them. I am a single parent and that is looked down upon by the schools here (they act as if that's why my children have learning problems) they feel i don't have enough time to give to my children. They have pushed aside all three of my kids, the first they sat in a corner of the room because my child could not keep up with class work. My child felt like an outcast and my child was also made fun of due to that fact. My second child never learned basic phonics and still cannot read on their current grade level and was passed on 3 years now. The last is having problems and they just shun my child aside with no help they have made my child return to the same grade and still no progress and no help. I have tried requesting meetings but they cannot due to the fact of my schedule and theirs.(that's what my child's teacher and assistant principle has said).

Submitted by a parent

October 15, 2011


My daughter is a fifth grader and has attended through kingergarten. We have enjoyed KES. When I speak to friends who have their chidlren in other systems, I feel very fortunate. My daugher has really been pushed the last two years but that is a good thing. We have liked all of the teachers that we have had except one but that is to be expected. Not every teacher / child and teacher /parent are going to click. We have had two issues- one with a child who made a racial slur and one with classroom placement. In both cases, the principal and vice principal dealt with it immediately. I think that it takes very involved parents these days for kids to keep up and alot of parents are more worried about sports and actvities thant their kids eudcation.

Submitted by a parent

May 23, 2011


My 3 children love their teachers. My children feel safe and cared for at this school.

Submitted by a parent

May 23, 2011


For the most part, I like KES. My child has done well in this school. However, I do not care for the Principal! I feel that it is a waste of breath to even talk to her about a problem. She does not seem to listen to concerns or address any problems that may arise. I found the Assistant Principal to be more helpful than anyone. When I had a concern, he looked into the situation & resolved it right away. So far, my child has liked every teacher he has had.

Submitted by a parent

February 2, 2011


Kingston Elementary is a wonderful school. I have been involved with the school for many, many, years, over 25 in fact. Teachers there love their students and children in general---that's why they became teachers. Parents need to accept some responsibility in how well their children do in school. Teachers can only work with the child that is sent to them---whether he/she has rested well, eaten well, or whether the home is a quiet, loving, stable place to be. Teachers have to help develop not only academics, but moral and social values as well. Teachers are devoted to their jobs because they truly hold the world in their hands.

Submitted by a teacher

January 25, 2011


The bottom line is that the teachers at KES, specifically 4th and 5 grade teachers, blame everything on the students and tell them that is why they are not doing better in school. It couldn't possibly be the teacher...right? Teachers have gotten lazy and stopped caring. Teaching now is all political status and are children are not getting the education deserved to them. My child understands everything when I explain it and does wonderful at home and the teachers have made my child out to be lazy and stupid. It is not what my child is not doing in the classroom, it is what the teachers are not doing in the classroom and then getting angry at students when the whole class fails a test. hmmmm....could it be you teaching method..I think so. I am an angry parent of KES and nothing will change at KES, I have to change my child's quality of education on my own.

Submitted by a parent

December 10, 2010


There is a certain teacher in this School that Cheated with a married Man, and had a baby with him ,but now he has fled the country !! May I also state she teaches 3rd grade Children My Child was in her class during all this last year and we feel she was more interested in her private life rather than teaching our child. The Children also listen to music all day in her class. The principal should be looking at what goes on in her School.

Submitted by a parent

March 12, 2010


I currently have my daughter enrolled at KES and I think it is great. They have changed the cirriculum this year making it a little harder but I find that it is necessary. Kids are like sponges, they absorb a lot mroe than many people think. I have no issues with the teachers. She loves all of her teachers.

Submitted by a parent

February 20, 2010


The last poster just nailed it. I thought that I was going crazy. I kept on thinking that something had changed at KES in the last few years and couldn't figure it out. I used to tell everyone how wonderful KES was and how lucky I was to have my children in there. Parents are not welcome and they try to blame everything on the children being irresponsible. Some of them, don't want to even give you conference time or even a phone call when requested. When they go on a field trip, they get rid of their responsibilities by placing all the students in the watchful eyes of chaperones and continue to stroll hands free through the rest of the day. I do have to say there are still a four good teachers. If I could, I would give them zero stars!

Submitted by a parent

June 1, 2009


Parents are not welcome. Students watch a lot of TV, even in the library. It's very sad what this school has become.

Submitted by a parent

August 13, 2006


I went to this school,also my two daughters and now my grand daughter. I love it.

Submitted by a former student

August 30, 2005


I think that KES is as great school. The teachers spend a lot of extra time at school planning and getting things ready for their students. The teachers come to school on and off all summer to get things done for the school year. How many business people do you know give of thier time freely to get the job done. The staff is dedicated and really seems to care about each student. I believe that the academics are up to par here. Each teacher has to make sure that they are teaching the Tn state standards in their classroom. I think that it is sad that as big as our school is there is not more people involved in the PTO program at school. I must say that a lot of parents voluteer and spend some time reading and listenting to the children read in the classroom. The parents that are involved do a lot to help out.

Submitted by a parent

February 4, 2004


I'm actually a student who attended KES K-5. I'm in 8th grade now, but I miss it! I never really realized how much fun it was. We were always having fun and never realized it. My friends and I always look back and wish we were still doing arts and crafts and all that fun stuff that we never really saw as being fun. It is a wonderful, clean, smart, and all around great school.

Submitted by a former student

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