Paul Banks Elementary School

1 review
1340 East End Road
Homer, AK 99603
(907) 226-1801

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I have loved this Homer school for my 3 kids, two of whom are still attending. We transferred in mid-year from homeschooling three years ago and it was a good transition. My son with special needs has had comprehensive evaluations offered and support provided. The team includes the parents in all decisions. Teachers have been utterly amazing at dealing with different needs of kids in the classes. Two of mine are also identified as gifted. Even without a gifted program for the younger ones, the teachers have been able to provide extra challenges as needed to keep my kiddos engaged. By 2nd grade they currently offer pullouts for gifted kids to do some extra stuff. Even the placement of kids with specific teachers has impressed me. The staff knows their strengths and what each child needs. The new principal, Eric Pederson, began about 3 years ago and is AWESOME. He's already been nominated for "LifeChanger of the Year" for 2016/2017. You can see all his praise on that website. Expansive playground, new outdoor classroom, plenty of after school offerings through the PTA, active and organized PTA, swim lessons every year for all grade levels, music, PE, science, new violin program. The classroom teachers have all been respectful of personal/religious differences and supportive of our special diet. They have gone out of their way to see my kids each succeed. I can't think of a single complaint of this school. We have been probably one of the harder families to accomodate, so that says a lot.
Posted by a parent on 5/18/2017
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