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Southwest Elementary8

Clemmons, NC | Forsyth County


November 14, 2014

I think Southwest Elementary is an excellent one for learning. All teachers and staff are dedicated to each student and make sure they get the attention they deserve. We love Ms. Dosek; she is our son's kindergarten teacher.I would recommend this school to everyone.

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March 3, 2014

The BEST kindergarten teachers are at Southwest. I used to teach first-grade and students that didn't go to kindergarten at Southwest stood out- and not in a good way. My daughter had the best experience in kindergarten with an amazing teacher. Her first and second grade teacher (same teacher for both) was/ is a perfect match for her. There has never been ONE day she has complained and not wanted to go to school. The administrators know and love every child. The students come first at Southwest. That's the way it should be. I look forward to three more amazing years for my daughter.

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January 15, 2014

We moved to the area last year and searched and visited several schools. When we walked into Southwest, we knew it was the right place. The staff was friendly, the kids were all well behaved. We toured many schools in the area and Southwest was BY FAR the best. It's an older building...but the people IN the building are the best by far. I HIGHLY recommend Southwest.

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January 25, 2013

I moved here 3 years ago and my oldest son has been going to Southwest for 2 years now. My son had the best teacher his first year there (3rd grade). She still helps my son even though he isn't in her class anymore. NOT this year, my sons teacher does not like him. She sends him to the office for tiny things and he will spend all day there. While missing important lessons in class. She drops a whole grade level for missing a period, or not capitalizing one word. Hes in 4th grade. It's ridiculous. There is no communication between her and I. And the administration takes her side every time without even knowing whats going on. There have been little comments about ADHD meds. My son does NOT need medicine. We have never had any complaints from his teacher until this year. And that's all she does is complain and make my son feel like an outcast. I cant say enough good things about some of the teachers at Southwest, but the one my son has is not suited to teach. She cant make any kind of connection with the kids. I really wish I could post the names of the excellent teachers we have found. They really deserve to have their names shouted from the rooftops.

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May 21, 2012

We were satisfied with the school prior to the 2011-2012 school year. However, with the change in administration this year, we LOVE Southwest! We couldn't be happier with our children's progress this year, and the teachers they've had this year are phenomenal and really care about them. The staff and PTA work incredibly hard to promote a positive atmosphere for the kids, and they've succeeded in producing a fabulous year for the students.

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February 1, 2012

This is a great school! My child is in the fourth grade now. She started in the second grade. The number of students this year is much lower due to the new school opening. This change has been great. Since this school used to be a high school, there is a great auditorium and lockers for the children. The administration changed this year and is GREAT!

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October 31, 2011

hi it's Casey Griffith, i used to go here. i now go to Morgan Elementary, but i want to say i miss the school. thanks. love, Casey

November 11, 2010

Great school. The teacher and staff REALLY care!! We could not ask for a better learning experience for our daughter.

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October 31, 2010

This school works very hard with my daughter. They give her courage to accompished her school work.

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September 24, 2010

Very disappointed with this school. As I have walked my child down hallways all I can hear is teachers screaming at children to be quiet. The teacher's and principals cleary beat to their own drum with no regard to parents & their children. Am looking for a different school as we speak.

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January 26, 2010

This is the BEST public school I have ever seen. Each student is part of the family. The school has a strong sense of community!

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September 19, 2009

Southwest Elementary has incredible teachers!!

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August 25, 2009

I read the reviews regarding SW Elementary and was very surprised to see the negative comments regarding this school. In my many years of experience, this school has been excellent. When my son went from Southwest to the middle school, I was shocked about the lack of communication. The teachers care about the students. We have two more years at Southwest and have high expectations for their continued success and my child's success. I just want to share one story about my son's third grade teacher. The students wrote a letter to themselves. In the letter, they were to discuss their friends, their likes and dislikes, etc. At the beginning of his senior year, he received a letter, the letter that he had written when he was in third grade. That is the kind of commitment all of the teachers have at SW.

Submitted by a parent

January 15, 2009

We have had a great experience with Southwest,except for one teacher, who is luckily no longer in the classroom setting. The teachers do a great job with communicating with the parents, via email and notes home. The 3rd/4th grade AG teacher is excellent and our child is motivated everyday to go to school. I would encourage all parents to take responsibility and not always 'wait' for the teacher to initiate the communication, but to be involved in their child's learning. Use online resources to know what is expected.

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October 7, 2008

I have had a daughter to go this school, who is now at Medolark, but I really love this school. The teachers are very good, and into the kids work. They respond immediately. This school rocks!

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