This year Kirkland went from a K-5 school to a PK-2 school and got a new principal and staff. My child was enrolled at the same school where Kirkland's principal and staff used to work, but that school (a PK-K school) was closed. I chose to transfer my child along with Principal Ashley Hoggatt and her other staff because they are amazing people. My son is in special ed, and we moved my daughter to Kirkland (2nd grade) as well. The special ed teacher Christy Gammon is incredibly kind and involved in our son's life. The 2nd grade has just two classes with very experienced teachers and small numbers. It's a multi-cultural school in the best way. I love that my kids are going to be friends with kids of many other cultures. The new office staff has also been very helpful and kind. As a new Kirkland transfer parent, I've had a lot of questions. Everyone is wonderful and helpful. I see a very bright future for Kirkland. It's definitely on its way up in ratings in Putnam City Schools thanks to its great new Principal, staff, and restructuring.