My school is terrific, the teachers are amazing and willing to go above the standard. My child is in his 2nd year at Epic and he loves Epic. Everyone that my child has been involved with at Epic has been Outstanding. The Office Staff is amazing and the After School Care with Mrs. Lewis leadership is wonderful. So many learning opportunites at Epic and Dr. Stokes is the best.
We could have not pick a better school in the city. The entire school seems to have ALL students best interest at hand. EPIC is head and shoulders above the rest of the schools in the city.
The receptionist needs an attitude adjustment. I don't know if she was having a bad day, but you should not take your personal problems or attitudes to work with you. Everyone needs to be treated with the same kindness and respect as received. I didn't feel she was a good representation of the school.
We're are enjoying EPIC this year. I m grateful for all the teachers who push my child to achieve maximum potential. One more year to go.
OMG, I LOVE, LOVE EPIC. It is positive, it has a lot going on for student, parent, and community. My son is 1st grade and he says he has an EPIC day. I have written the superintendent to advise him that our experience is a 180 from last year at another school. Academically, my son gets As and is pushed!
Epic is a great school. This was my son first year. We had the pleasure of having Ms. Redrick for his 1st grade teacher. She is an awesome teacher and a great person. Thank You for caring. RA
Epic is good school. Ms. kirpatrick is a great 1st grade teacher . My daughter like to thank her teacher for giving her the support .
This is my last year at epic elementary and I believe I have showed great academic excellence.I will like to thank all the teachers for giving me the support and encouragement i needed over the years. Kennedy F
Epic is an excellent school. Ms. Stokes is a great principl and leader. My son has attended from Kindergarden to now 2nd grade. All teachers have been a pleasure to work with.
I love this school. My child has really learned a lot from his teachers over the years, and he's in fourth grade this year. He has been blessed to have such caring and compassionate teachers. He was nominated for the gifted program in 2006 by his second grade teacher whom is retired now, and was accepted. She really wanted that for him before she retired because she new he was talented and gifted. I have nothing bad to say about EPIC. They have an excellent PTA. I love it.
Epic is great, my son transfered from a Catholic School where they were not meeting his needs. He was an excellent student at his Catholic, but they gave him a 'false sense of success'. When transferred to Epic he needed a tutor in Math and English to catch up to where his classmates were. The Principal has an Open Door Policy, the Teachers are great, the Support Staff are wonderful.
I disagree with the previous review. The PTA and another organization is working on getting the new playgroung equipment. Money has been paid! This particular parent must not be invovled because as you continue to be involved in the school you see those parents that are involved too. I have seen some hard headed children and the teachers can not simply allow those few students to rule their classes. EPIC has great teachers, great parental involvment and will soon have a new playground for recess. As parents, we must contribute and help the teachers make the school the best place for our children. We can not sit back and criticize the efforts of others.
This is my first year at the school and I was surprised at the way the teachers speak o the children. I see parents at the school but I do not get a good since of involvement. The school is without a play yard, art teacher and a comprehensive music program. As I observe other teacher I am not left hopeful about this school.
Excellent school. My child is in the gifted program there and is doing very well. She is also in the band which she enjoys. I love the cultural diversity of the school as well as the regular students being able to interact with the special needs students.
The first day that I entered EPIC school , the children were transferring from one place to another and they were well behaved and respectful, this told me a lot about the importance of discipline to the instructors. My son is now promoted to the third grade and every teacher has been challenging to him and the other children on an individual basis. EPIC is definitely a place that promotes meritocracy and I am very pleased, and proud of my son's accomplishments since he started school there three years ago. T.Morton
My daughter has just completed Kindergarten at EPIC, and I must say I am very pleased with the school. The parent involvement is remarkable! The PTA is constantly having events after school that involve family and fundraisers to help improve the school. Most faculty and staff are very friendly and easy to get along with. The only downside, as is the case with most schools in Birmingham, is that more funds need to be available to update the building. The building itself is wonderfully constructed to accomdate the needs of the special needs children, but I think a few coats of fresh paint would make all the difference.
I have a daughter that attends EPIC and I have been very very pleased with the educational experience. The PTA and Parental involvement makes the school what it is!
I have two daughters who attend EPIC and it has been an excellent opportunity for them. Parent involvement is what makes EPIC students continue to suceed.
My daughter was invited to attend Epic and I believe this was the best place for her to be. She was able to interact with students of all races and backgrouds. She was encourage to reach her goals and go beyond those goes reaching for more.
The main problems I see here is the lack of character counseling and how some of the before school and after school staff speak to the children in disrespectful manners. We have had problems with some of the substitutes using foul and abusive language. We have also had a problem with the lunch food not being fully cooked and unsanitary practices by some of the temporary kitchen staff.
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