My children have went to this school for two years. The teachers are awesome. My daughter had the best teacher around this year, BUT the leadership is lacking from the principal. Discipline is not a high priority for her. Unruly kids do not get consistent adequate punishment. Due to this fact, my children will not be returning. I am not subjecting my children to the lack of discipline with the misbehaved children.
My children will not be returning to the school because of the lack of discipline. I agree with most of the parents that have left reviews. The school lacks a solid disciplinary figure. BUT the teachers are outstanding. My youngest child had the most outstanding teacher this year. Although this teacher was outstanding, most of the teachers there are really good.
My son didn't return to Imagine Schools because of the lack of leadership. Unruly kids do not get punished. Parents shop around for your kids education or talk to other parents, don't settle or less.
I actually shocked at some of the poor ratings I'm reading here regarding EMCS. I have not had one bad experience at the school and my children have been attending ECMS for two years now. They were in the inaugural Kindergarten class last year when the school opened. This year they're in Mr. Mikula's 1st grade class. He's an absolutely incredible teacher!! A++++. The schools communication may not be the best, but it's my responsibility to insure that I know what's going on within the school and my children's class. I've heard of no discipline problems in my children's class. I know of a few parents, and a grandparent, that actually volunteer in my children's class. It's nice to know that EMCS is open to parental involvement and actually encourages it. I'm thrilled that they've built the middle school so that my children will be able to seamlessly transition when time.
This was my child's first year at Imagine Schools of East Mesa and it will be his last. The lack of parental involvement is no surprise due to the high percentage of low income families who don't give a hoot. The school doesn't prioritize safety when it comes to the dropping off and picking up of children. Faculty does not keep parents informed of events in a timely manner. They just built a middle school smack dab in the middle of the playground decreasing the children's already small play area. The fact they are incorporating middle school with the elementary school is the main reason my child won't be returning. Subjecting my child to the problems associated with preteens is unacceptable to me.
This is my childs second year at this school and probably the last. The teachers are the greatest. Needs more parent involvement.
Would not recommend this school. Unruly kids rule the school. Nice looking school, but lacking in education.
We've recently transferred our child from another local school that was poorly managed, and have been thrilled with the education that our child has received at Imagine Schools. His teacher is wonderful, and he has been learning tremendous amounts at this school. We are so pleased!
I have not been happy with the school for many reasons. We are frequently told that we will receive information regarding one topic or another but never receive that information. It is very disappointing and my child will not return next year. They seem too unprofessional and their standards seem extremely low. That isn't the kind of environment any parent can feel good about.
Unfortunately this school is on what appears to be a downward spiral from it's first year. Which was only last year. There are discipline issues that are repeatedly tolerated rather than put a stop to. This is not a good invironment for children to learn in if these behaviors are still permitted. The school seems more concerned with keeping the 'bad eggs' rather than holding on to the good ones. I feel every child deserves a fair shake, but not to the point of putting up with behavior 12+ weeks into the year. Parental involvement is low which is sad. Thus probably the reason for the lack of discipline among some.
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