Mine is a new charter school (opened August 2015). Started with just 120 Kindergarteners last year. This year we got 120 new Kindergarteners and last year's K kids are in first. We will continue to add one new K class per year until we are a K-4 school. My school is in a very poor area and all our kids get free breakfast, free lunch and 2 snacks per day while they are here. Our school day is long (7:45-4) so they get most of their daily food with us.
I mostly love my school. 95% of the families are amazingly committed to their kid's education, are warm, as involved as they are able,. etc. I do find with this population, it is difficult to get follow-through with documentation, bringing in medications, etc., but for the most part, the families are wonderful. Our teachers are all very young, so FULL of that "I am going to change the world" attitude
Makes for a very positive work environment, which is a HUGE change from the jaded, crotchety teachers I worked with before