Our children have attended Penny Road over the last few years. We have mixed feelings about the school as we have had a few wonderful teachers, but also a couple of really poor ones. The new art teacher is absolutely awful, she is unqualified, and rigid. Our kids who love art now hate art class. She doesn't even have a background in the arts. Kids who used to love art now hate it, and the music teacher, while effective has a tendency to raise her voice and drive off gentler children. The looseness regarding technology, and the ineffective transportation (which the school apparently has no control over) are worrisome. In the last year several beloved employees have left including the school counselor. These are just a handful of the reasons we are looking into magnet schools at this point. It has been a slippery slope under the new principal and administration. While there are many things to love about Penny Road the scales are tipping in the negative direction.