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Center for Educational Excellence5
Posted February 10, 2015
- a parent
I'm a parent and a teacher at CEE. Both of my daughters have gone to CEE since they were babies. Our school truly practices the saying, "it takes a community to raise a healthy well rounded child." Teachers teach to each individual child with an emphasis on differentiated instruction and experimental learning through hands-on activities. Art, Spanish, physical education, music, and an emotional intelligence classes are implemented in each class weekly. Plus, there are many after school clubs provided too! We love the school, the principal, and the teachers.
CEE is a fantastic school! The teachers are caring, dedicated and highly qualified. Our child has been attending CEE for 8 years and loves it! The science, math, and social studies curriculums are top notch. Language Arts could use some boosting at the middle grade level, as it seems to lack focus and organization. Other than that, a great school! Would recommend to anyone.
This school is top notch. Teachers are caring. The principal is helpful and responsive. Class sizes are small compared to public schools. Amount of homewrok is just right. They have a great music program and wonderful choices of after school clubs. There are lots of opportunities for parent involvment. The small, community feel to this school is wonderful.
We absolutely love this school and the faculty. My daughter left last year to go to a middle school and has returned this year in 7th grade. Teachers and staff are wonderful! I would recommend this school to anyone interested in a great education and a wonderful family environment!
We are new to the school, but my experience has yet to be positive. The teacher is new and inexperience and has harsh communication skills with both students and parents. In addition, paying 65.00 for a "background check" just to volunteer at the school seems very unreasonable. Our other school had someone on campus who did it for free. We're not too sure about this yet.
We love this school. I pulled my children from Kyrene as I wasn't happy with the attention or curriculum they were receiving from their prior school. This school offers everything I wanted for my children. Classes are small (25 is the limit), they offer art, music (have two concerts a year), PE and Spanish. Only thing they don't offer is a big grass field. However, their large multi purpose room for the kids gives them plenty of room to exercise in. I also love the uniform dress code. The principal is a gem and knows every student by name. First day of school after we moved there, she greeted us at the door, got down on one knee, and told my children how excited she was that they were there. It brought tears to my eyes, as I never once had their prior principal in the course of two years not even attempt to say, "good morning". We have been happy with our decision to move there.
I have a child in the "Fit 'n Fun" portion (under 3yo) and another who just completed Kindergarten. We have been thrilled with the teacher involvement and the education our son received. It is clear that the teachers (our experience was with both K teachers, aides, and the FnF staff) care about their students, and want to ensure their success. At times things could be disorganized, but I suspect that's true in many schools. Overall, a great experience for the younger years, at least.
Sadly, my experience with this school has also gone downhill. The principal seems more focused on bragging about her accomplishments than focusing on the academic achievements on the students. Instead of teaching children how to reach the goals of their grade, she softens the workload which gives a false impression not only to the student and parent but also to the schoolboard. Thankfully this is my last year.
Both my boys have been going here for a few years not and it seems to be going down hill. Teachers seem to be more worried about what the kids are wearing rather than their education. Now my youngest is told he has to shove his backpack in his desk everyday so it doesn't clutter up the room. His teacher is new and I am not impressed by any means. She blames the kids for things, uses poor judgement when speaking to them and doesn't allow them to have their own personalities and talks down to them. The principle seems to become more clueless about it and dismisses things and worries more about her numbers than the actual success of her students. I can't wait to pull them out - this school has become a joke.