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Ray And Jamie Wolman Elementary School10

Katy, TX | Fort Bend County


February 9, 2015

We've been at this school for two years. My kids love it! The teachers are very supportive

Submitted by a parent

October 12, 2014

Truly appreciate the teachers at this school. Having taught in Katy and as a parent here at Wolman I am very impressed with the level of professionalism. There are a lot of very snooty parents who are highly uneducated and cause more problems than good, but that's in any neighborhood like Firethorne.

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October 8, 2014

We are so incredibly sad & disappointed at such a squandered opportunity at Wolman. This school PALES in quality, stature, leadership & instructional excellence. Expectations were high that there would be a genuine level of care & concern for the children. In an attempt to look good in the eyes of Katy ISD, the school has volunteered for most every optional conceptual program the district offers, yet has failed to order/teach fundamental curriculum. Teachers & kids are overwhelmed with such breadth & little depth of teaching, having instead layered on burdensome amounts of busy work, with the admonition that it is the parents' job to teach/catch up at home. Kids are not learning & mastering the basics & are being overwhelmed with multiple esoteric concepts introduced at once w/o first mastering basics. Students (incl very smart & GT) are confused, upset & frustrated bc of the amount of work & homework, & with no clear understanding bc fundamentals aren't first mastered. There is a deep morale issue w/ faculty. There is significant teacher churn & has been difficult to recruit new teachers. Parents have pulled their kids & enrolled in private schools. We are so deflated.

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September 24, 2014

We transferred from Creech to Wolman for 2nd grade and were very displeased. The amount of students is insane. We went from a personal relationship with the caring staff at Creech to being a number. It is too large to give each child the care that they need. The teachers are good, but it's obvious their hands are tied and full. Our child is an advanced learner and was told multiple times to: "Just go read." The librarian frequently would not allow her to read above the level. She was constantly bored. The Challenge program was not suitable. The whole style of teaching is convoluted at best. The administration and staff are very hands-off making it apparent they are too busy to deal with specificity. Teacher-parent communication was extremely vague yet confusing. The homework seems asinine. The PE teachers were less than enthused to be there and mainly corraled the students the entire time. We have moved her to Mirus Academy in Old Katy and have already seen her spirits lifted and love of school return. We are so thankful we found this blessing of a school! I agree with all the negative comments listed on here for RJWE and hope they can make some necessary changes!

Submitted by a parent

August 17, 2014

-Artificial -They allow the minority to rule -Children that do not fit into the box are not welcome -Too much teaching to the Starr tests -Too much homework -No recesses -Disciplinary actions should be reviewed

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February 10, 2014

We transferred to Wolman this year from another Katy ISD school; unfortunately we are not impressed. The building is nice/new, but there are a lot of communication breakdowns. I am not sure if this is happeneing all around Texas, but teaching to the test is HUGE in Katy - more so at this school than at our prevous Katy school. It is so fast paced because they have to cram in everything they need to know for the STAAR test before April, that if you are not an above average student, there is a possibility you are getting left behind. There have been several instances where my child has failed a quiz/test and it has taken weeks before I find out his grade is slipping because they finally post grades online. The teachers do not reach out to let parents know when my child is struggling. I am the one who reaches out to the teacher to try to figure out how we can help my child do better. I ask for extra practice at home and I get nothing. Instead I get an email that says "the teachers are having a hard time finding resources to pull from because the standards are changing so quickly even publishers can't keep up". This is alarming! I know the teachers must be frustrated too!

Submitted by a parent

February 6, 2014

I agree with the last post, I pay a lot of money in taxes why are there so many fundraisers. Just because I live in a nice area doesn't mean I'm an ATM machine. And I think it's horrible that they use the children to try to guilt you into the fundraisers. This school needs to focus more on teaching instead of requiring the parents to do it. Their disciplinary policies go against the district policy, forcing children to run laps as punishment and losing recess time to complete unfinished work. This is just scratching the surface of issues I have with this school.

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December 14, 2013

So, I would love to give the school 5 stars but I can't. I'm sure the issues that I have are ones that are partly societal and that all schools are struggling with, but regardless we pay a lot of money in taxes to live in Katy and I expect the quality of education to reflect that. Teaching to the test is a big issue, my son is in 3rd grade and it's ALL about the testing this year. Inappropriate rewards for kids, such as a limo ride to someplace for a party for kids who....behave the best? Not sure but to me, that's inappropriately extravagant and probably a reflection on the parents as well. Too many fundraisers, enough with "It's Wolman night at Chuck E Cheese!", on a school night in particular. Using loss of recess as a punishment when kids only get very little recess time, inappropriate and counterintuitive as well. Kids don't work better when they sit all day. We often consider homeschooling or private school for our child, as the behaviors we see him picking up are very undesirable. I think that public school in general, even in the so-called "good" neighborhoods, is going downhill. It's unfortunate because I was always a believer in public school. Not so much anymore.

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October 24, 2013

We are new to the Katy area and we feel so fortunate to be a part of such a well run school. The staff are very attentive and take each child 's needs on a personal basis. Parent activity is welcomed and we are fortunate to have moved into an awesome area.

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October 6, 2013

Great school great staff Very structured well mannered friendly teaching Great reading and maths Need more focus in handwriting comprehension and coloring

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