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We Asked Parents How We Were Doing, and Here’s What They Had to Say

At SA, we consider families our most important partners — which is why we take parent feedback very seriously! This year, parents completed surveys in January and May, sharing invaluable insights into what we are doing well and where we can improve. With a completion rate of 75.6% (14,752 total responses), the May survey asked parents to give their view on a number of key areas, including quality of academics and teaching, scholar social-emotional health and development, and classroom management.  Find full results here, and some choice words below! Thank you, families for your feedback! We could not have made it through this year without your ongoing partnership and support. 

copy-of-search-canvaI am very proud of how Success Academy took the reins of remote learning. My children are definitely learning as though they were sitting in front of their teachers in class. It is definitely teaching them about being independent and accountable. I am truly happy about that. SA Bed-Stuy Middle School 

Just a great big thank you to the leaders, teacher, and principal for making this remote learning an incredibly easy process for me and my family. The staff was very supportive and helpful in every way. Shout out to Mr.Jackson, Munoz, Mr.Kim, Mr.Feree, Mr. Mannion, 3rd-grade teacher Ms. Theal , Metzger, Coach Coyle, and Mr.Love — the staff I personally dealt with. Great work, guys! SA Harlem 3

I love that teachers hear parent feedback and will work with the parent to adapt their teaching style to the individual child. As a veteran SA parent, I know how to take advantage of that, which I appreciate immensely.  SA Bensonhurst

I love the way my daughter’s learning has improved since I moved her to SA BX1 — so much dedication from every single teacher to help her with the transition process from public school, which I’m very grateful for. Thank you so much for all you do, especially during these trying times. SA Bronx 1

Just to say the SA network as a whole, and the SAFG leadership in particular, has been AMAZING. This is head and shoulders better than what any other students are receiving. Better than many colleges are doing! This has never felt like a “band-aid.” SA Fort Greene

Success Academy was by far the most prepared school for this pandemic and homeschooling. You have made homeschooling a smooth process for parents and scholars. I am even more impressed by the ability to continue elective courses. When I speak to colleagues and friends about my homeschooling experience, they are blown away by the tremendous work done. It may not be much, but thank you so much for making children’s education a priority. SA Springfield Gardens

SA, THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION TO MY CHILD/OUR CHILDREN. THIS CHANGE has been tough, but we see and feel your love for teaching and for your kids. 💟  SA Bronx 4

My scholar’s teacher, Mr. Hernandez, is great. I appreciate his patience with me and my son’s grandparents. During this time, it has been difficult to stay involved with day-to-day assignments while I’m at work. Mr. Hernandez has been great with communication and very understanding. Thank you Mr. Hernandez and Harlem 4! SA Harlem 4

I would like to let you know how I love the way teachers are always available to answer any question or concern, even when we as parents don’t understand class work or homework. SA Bushwick

Just wanted to let you guys know you’re all doing a great job — it is truly appreciated in this difficult time of readjusting. SA Ditmas Park Middle School

We truly appreciate everything the staff, from teachers to admin, are doing. It’s amazing — you guys go above and beyond, and the teachers are doing an extraordinary job working from home. While we all stress out, they bring a smile to our children every day. Thank you so much. SA Harlem 5

I think that SABX4 staff has gone above and beyond for our scholars and we love them for that. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!  SA Bronx 4

Thanks for being so supportive during this pandemic period; my scholars have access to great and quality education in these trying times. Thank you so much. Love my Success Academy! SA Bed-Stuy 2

I am extremely happy with Success and their readiness when remote learning began. Success is the only school that has the daily lectures and remote learning done effectively. The transition was very smooth for my scholar. I love it!  SA Bed-Stuy Middle School

I can’t say a big enough thank you to SA the teachers and administrators. You have made this transition to remote the best possible. I feel proud and extremely fortunate that my daughters attend SA. THANK YOU ALL, SINCERELY.  SA East Flatbush Middle School

Before the pandemic, there was a possibility that I was going to have to move to Queens. I asked my son whether he wanted to go back to his old private school or continue with Success Academy in Queens. He stated that he would rather stay at an Success Academy and when I asked him why, he said it was because he learns more at Success Academy. When I heard that, I knew that I could not pull him from the school. His input is super important to me in the decisions that I make, and if he likes the school, I love it.  SA Bed-Stuy 1

I greatly appreciate the investment in my two scholars during this time. I feel the same dedication that is given in the classroom is being given during remote learning! Thank you to the staff for all that they’ve been doing!! SA Far Rockaway

I want to thank the whole 7th grade team for keeping our children engaged, focused, and competitive — all while holding them accountable to you and themselves by constantly pushing them to perform at the highest level possible, and without losing the JOY in Success’ mission statement. 📣 Shout out to Ms. Aquino, Mr. Yonda, Mr. Muiz, and Ms. Cuevas Cruz. You guys are amazing!🏆  SA Bronx Middle School

Each update that SA has made to the schooling model has GREATLY improved the remote learning experience. THANK YOU! SA Bronx 4

Appreciate all your efforts in my child’s education. Your great effort has allowed her to grow academically and socially in this time of quarantine. Thank you. SA Harlem 6

I am grateful to have a schooling system that keeps me tuned in and always keeps my scholar’s brain active. Thank you so much! SA Flatbush

I love the technology, innovation, and high-quality academics. Ms. Perez and Ms. Barry are great teachers. My son adores them. SA Bergen Beach

To all the teachers for what you do for us, to all the staff of Success Academy — every single one of you, from top to bottom, has given us hope and love at the end of the tunnel.  Thank you so much from our hearts. SA Bed-Stuy 1


Above: Proud SA parent Derrick Perry with scholars 



Written by Success Academy July 7, 2020

Subjects: Feedback Parents Survey

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