I feel that my children have had a better opportunity to learn in this school than in the regular public school system. There are some teachers who are better prepared than others but the support from Mrs. Cochran is consistent and make s big difference.
Principal is out of touch with academics. Teachers have no supervision. Little organization to the operation of the school; everything seems to be done 'on the fly.' The school seems to operate only because of the PTO's involvement.
I am very pleased with the education my son is getting at CEE. The student teacher ratio ensures my son gets the attention he needs to learn, and not get lost in the crowd as he did in the local public school. The staff has been very helpful in supporting my son and his academic learning. The only down side is the amount of fund raisers that are needed to support the school. To me it is worth the time to ensure my son gets a quality education.
My daughter attended pre-K here, and it was not wonderful, especially considering how much I was paying. The pre-K class was very overcrowded. The kids ran wild, and a few of the rowdy boys taught my daughter how to say many nasty things, which the teacher did nothing about. On a few occasions, I walked in and heard two teachers viciously yelling at the kids. Most of the time when I entered the school, the women at the front desk didn't even look at me, or acknowledge me. That concerned me for safety reasons. It was because of all this that I didn't enroll my child in the kindergarten at CEE. Instead, I enrolled my daughter in a Kyrene public school, and I like it much better. I won't be enrolling my other children in the preschool or pre-K at CEE, either. The moms are also very 'cliquish'.
I have 2 children attending CEE. One has been there for 5 years, the other for 4 years. I have been involved with 2 other charters and I must say, this one is the best. The staff at CEE makes you feel welcome and they care about my children being successful. The teachers are very good about assisting a child and motivating them to do their best. The principal knows each child and parent by name and never treats you like you are beneath her. I've enjoyed being involved with CEE.
My child has attend CEE for a few years. The last year has been different then before. There is less control of the children and other childern are allowed to tease others without discipline. The pricipal seems to be unaware of what is going on in the school.
I have had two children at the school for the past five years. One of my children has ADHD and can be difficult. Both children have received an outstanding education. The teachers and staff have provided love, support and discipline.
My children have each had excellent experiences the two years they've been at CEE. Their teachers are outstanding, they go above and beyond and have exceeded our expectations. They are very intuitive, caring, motivating and are commited to helping each child learn to their fullest potential. They clearly enjoy their roles as teachers. They have made their relationships with us, the parents, a priority as well. These relationships are outstanding. Stacey Cochran has created an extremely positive, interactive community within the school. She is very approachable and truly commited to the academic and social growth of each student.
high standards, academically challenging, found too much homework given. Overall a good charter school with a lot of activities and field trips.
Since my daughter started at this school, she didn't know the difference between letters and numbers. She has a minor learning disability and had problems comprehending. CEE has turned her around in 2 years to reading her own books and now she loves to write her own stories. This is just 1st grade. This is an awesome school and they have awesome teachers and staff. I would recommend this school to anyone!
I am very pleased with the school overall. I would like to see less homework sent home, and less mandatory books to read, more room for the children to pick the books they would like to read. Parents and students are great.
This is our third year at CEE, my daughter is in 2nd grade. We have been extremely pleased with the attention the children and families receive from the administrator, Stacey Cochran, and all the staff. It's a wonderful school!
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