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Jean & Betty Schmalz Elementary School9

Houston, TX | Harris County


May 22, 2014

I'm currently a teacher at this school and I'm not writing a review. I would just like to say to be careful about what you are saying. It is not necessary to negatively call out teachers on a website. This is slanderous and defamation of character. There are always two sides to a story. I understand not being happy with something or not liking someone but do not smear peoples names in such a vindictive way. Remember that person is someone else's mother, father, daughter, son, husband, wife and friend.

Submitted by a teacher

September 26, 2013

This is a good school. My son has been there since kindergarten and now he is in the 5th grade. For the most part the Teachers are hard workers and some will do what is needed to make sure your child succeeds. I gave the Principal 2 stars because this is her first year at this school. I need some research on this Principal in opinion she has some big shoes to fill, can she do it only time will tell. I'm glad this is my son's last year at this school.

Submitted by a parent

August 13, 2013

I love Schmalz Elementary. This is a wonderful school. My daughter has attended for the past 2 years and is on her way to the 4th grade. She is happy, makes great grades and staff & students adore her. Katy has an awesome school district. Ms. Stansbury is an awesome 2nd grade teacher!!

Submitted by a parent

April 30, 2013

2nd grade Charla Stansbury is cruel+LAZY. We moved in Nov.'12 after attending MaydeCreek 3.5yrs.This was a big change for my girl + Stansbury did NOTHING to help her feel welcome in the new class. She intimidated+scolded her in front of the class 3rd day. My girl's grades dropped from A's to c-d-f's!! My girl did not want to go to school+made herself sick. I tried several times for an appt. to discuss this w/Stansbury+met nothing but scheduling conflict. As a single working mother its hard to take off work but after my phone calls accomplished nothing I left work early to meet with her on her terms. She had nothing nice to say about my girl. After pleading phone calls to the assist.principal we were given a new teacher + my girl thrived. Stansbury even tried to badmouth my girl to the new teach. who told her that she was an exceptional student - making all 100's last 9 weeks! Stansbury had even worse complaints from a SBISD elem. parent where she was released 3 years ago. I found the report on this same great schools website when I googled her name. It has since been removed after I brought it to the principal's attention. Just like this one probably won't get posted!!

Submitted by a parent

March 20, 2013

I wouldn't recommend the school to anyone. There maybe a handful teachers that are loving, caring and respectful to the children. But as a whole, the children are not respected in any way shape or form. It's one thing to be disciplinary, it's another thing to be controlling and abusive. It took multiple phone calls and email for me to receive a return phone call about a serious situation in my second graders classroom

Submitted by a parent

May 18, 2012

We have had such a great experience at Schmalz. My child has been there for three years and has had great teachers every year. The faculty and staff are always friendly and I always feel welcome when I go to the school.

Submitted by a parent

October 18, 2010

I went there for one year, but I really did like it. There really aren't any cliques but you can tell who is popular and who is not, though that is not much of a problem. Teachers were good. Principal somewhat intimidates students but does her job. Schmalz was a nice school to attend.

July 6, 2010

I love this school and my son, who is a straight A student, has maintained straight A's (96 and above). My experience has not be negative and I am interested in hearing what is so negative about the school. I don't really care about field trips as I prefer he stays at school and I can handle his cultural development. I am a parent who is very involved with my child's development and I make it a poing to stay in contact with his teacher. Whoever wrote that the school is negative should tell the truth as I suspect that there is something else going on.

Submitted by a parent

March 7, 2010

I love how the students behave in Schmalz, they are so quite. My daughter is so happy with all the technology activities, computers lab, Specials, and AR program. She loves to read and help kinder kids, this project help her to be more responsible with her own classes. The bilingual classes help her very much, and she is almost ready for English classes only. The character education program CORE is a great family activity to promote values in kids.

Submitted by a parent

March 5, 2010

I do not recommend this school to anyone. Since my child started at this school, her 3 years of straight A's have become B's and C's. Many of the staff are unprofessional including both teachers and principal. They do not make any effort to involve parents in their childs education. There are no activites for the children such as field trips, parties etc. From the mouth of a teacher at this school 'it is a negative environment and is not condusive to learning'

Submitted by a parent

May 11, 2009

I love SES for so many reasons! I not only teach there, but I also have a daughter that has been a shark since kinder. She is now in 5th, and I am have been so pleased! I have watched her thrive and excel! Since I have started teaching at SES, I am so proud to be a shark as well! The administration and the support is amazing. SES is gets an A plus from me!

Submitted by a teacher

September 23, 2008

At first, I had do many bad things to say about Schmalz because I wanted them to do and handle situation as I would. But when I learn to sit back and let them do their job, I seen progress. My children are doing wonderful in school. And the teacher really care about their students. And whoever is saying there's not enough parent invole may need to complain about that particular teacher because I have three children with three different teacher and they always keep me involved and updated as to my children academics. I love Schalmz compare to other schools. Keep up the good work! You all are getting better every year

Submitted by a parent

December 28, 2007

I think that the school is only getting better each year. At first I was taken back by the mix of hispanic attendance, but now I find that to be an asset. The school is working with the hand that they are dealt with quite well. If anything, more complaints should be forwarded to the district for not spreading out the spanish speaking needs of the community among other schools in the KISD. This year there has been great after school programs involving the whole family. And, although they explain things in english and spanish, it does seem to open up my children's minds to other cultures in our area. I think they are doing a great job and my children are doing well.

Submitted by a parent

June 21, 2007

There is not much parent involvement anymore. The same people volunteer and it is somewhat of a highschool clique. The neighborhood around the school is going downhill. I would think twice before moving to this school. We are going to move as soon as we can. What is important is that the parents are involved. That makes a huge different in how your child is treated. I was at school helping the teacher at every turn. I made sure they knew who my child was. I would move elsewhere until the lower the amount of kids and change the biligual hub.

Submitted by a parent

June 8, 2007

My oldest son was there for the ice cream social two days before the doors opened and we were very excited. The next two years were great. In the Fall, my youngest son will start 5th grade. I cannot wait for him to get out of there and go to JH! I don't mean to be harsh but frankly how are we teaching the children to speak and understand English if we do all the school programs in English and Spanish? It is ridiculous that they get so much funding for being an ESL school and not so much for the GT programs.

Submitted by a parent

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