James A. Arthur Intermediate School Reviews
Focus is placed on having everyone pass the STAAR test. If you are working above grade level your needs are ignored. Lots of time will be spent reading for pleasure.
I think their are many good teachers who care about the children. But lack of leadership from administration is a problem. Also, many teachers can not control the classroom. Students can't learn because the classmates are being disruptive, talking, getting out of their seats, etc...
All the good teachers have resigned because the school leadership is very poor. If your child is working above grade level his/her needs are ignored because they will pass the STAAR tests. Also, the superintendent has publicly stated that he wouldn't let his children be placed in gifted and talented classes. This attitude is why the GT classes have been all but eliminated.
Bullying is a very serious problem. The school has not been effective in any of their attempts to control it.
Almost no after school activities