You must visit the schools you are thinking of in the area. As a teacher you will be able to get a sense of a school and the teachers. Other than that you will have to do your research on them. Also look for an active PTA. If the parents think the school is wonderful, the chances are that they are more than willing to help it via the PTA. It is horrible to have a child in a school situation were you are worried about them. I really hope that you get it resovled as quickly as possible for all your sakes.