I agree with all of the parents here. There is good and bad in this school but more bad than good. The welcoming of parent involvement is there but when the parent gets involved with education instead of fun activities the school frowns upon it. I feel the staff here needs to take a class that teaches them honesty! There is too much yes this will get done and I give you my word your child will get the best education , but not enough action! The make your day program to me shows the teachers are to lazy and do not want to take the time at the end of the day to do there grading so they leave it up to the children to grade each other! I being a single mom makes it very difficult to transfer my children out of this school but given the opportunity I would!
Although a good school I feel it's over crowded,although it's probably due to so many wanting to go here.
I really like the principal. She is fabulous and extremely supportive.
Well as a parent of a 1st grader at Echo Mountain. I have found his teacher to excallent along with the majority of the staff, however they implement a program called make your day. I have never been more dissappointed in a school system. The poor kids don't even know why they are in trouble half the time. If they choose a step 4 a parent needs to go into the school for a meeting before they can go back to class. I believe in punishment's and making the right choices, but I believe they should consintrate more on the teaching of math, reading and so forth, and let the parent's teach the kids right from wrong and there moral beliefs and about the choice's that they make. I don't feel it is the school's place. I'am taking my son out of this school and placing him back into his old school, with a leter from his former principle to do so.
It's a good school. Both of my kids really enjoy their teachers. They are very strict about changes made concerning children. Any changes such as doing a different mode of transportation than normal or getting information, they will make you come in, show I.D. and then do whatever changes needed. They won't do any changes over the phone.
I agree. I do not like this point system. My child came from Iowa, she went from having 15 kids in her class with 2 teachers, to 29 kids with one teacher. She is very bored and the stuff they do my child has already done. something needs to be done! I am sending my child to sequoa elementary as a result of this mess!
In 3rd grade, my daughter still is not learning what she learned in 1st & 2nd grade at other schools. Kids have to 'adjust their points' if another child says something bugged them about the kid (thus if you have an enemy, you will never get all your points, and could eventually be suspended over it). Too many children do not speak english, thus slowing down learning. The spelling words are what was taught in kindergarten (cat, dog, etc). Math is just addition & subtraction. Multiplication started in March. The teacher couldn't figure out 5.00-1.75 in her head. And the english textbook is the SAME one I used (copywright 1984!!!!). Daughter is depressed since starting this school and grades have dropped as a result.
Historically has the lowest test scores in the area. School is very crowded. Principle spends most time with discipline, ignoring academics. Teachers are so bad, you can easily mistake them for the janitorial staff. No improvement over the last six years. My kids were honor students, yet I transfered them to a nearby school due to many, many problems that start and end with the sloppy leadership of the school.
Here's a tiny sample of what has replaced education in one ""A++"" school (Echo Mountain Elementary School) in just the last few months: Feature-length entertainment movies. A Diamondback baseball game. A professional hockey game. Extra recess
I am disappointed with the Make your day program. Some students use this in a bad way, such as having concerns on other students as a way of getting them in trouble for something they may have not done or tattling. I feel it is not used for the purpose it was designed for.
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