We have loved Estem for a few years. However, now that my son is at the high school, he has been through at least 7 teachers in his math class, 3 in English class, teachers have done complete 180s in curriculum and syllabus, and the teachers don't take the time to help the kids. (I say this after listening to other parents and kids in his classes, too.) The kids definitely don't eat the food. Parents have stopped receiving edline updates. Until the HS gets their ducks in a row, pull your children out after 8th grade.
My son has been at Estem 6 years & is a junior in high school. This school is by far a much better school than any other schools around. It strives on personal assistance & training for real-world experiences. The student body as a whole, is very exemplary in behavior & respect & manners. The staff & faculty at the school have a virtually zero-tolerance policy, which is wonderful. Security is tight & education is even tighter. It's a good example that is being set for other schools. I am a proud parent & would never want to change to a different school. Other schools focus on sports & extracurricular activities but forget to focus on more important basic education & critical thinking for students & their future. My son is taking for AP classes, preparing for higher education learning. At the current rate he is learning he will be far more advanced than his co-students when he enters a university. This school also teaches its students that they must earn privileges not just expect them. My son's behavior is far greater than what I expected. There is a lot more I can say but I think that I have highlighted key points in the benefits of this school. It truly is a GREAT SCHOOL!
TOO MANY students in classrom; the whole school is crowded! NO PARKING available for students or parents. Academically, estem is ok. they offer no tutoring!!! kids are starving daily Catered lunch is nothing but corn dogs, flavorless spaghetti, dry hamburgers, and a small cartoon of 2% milk that rotates every other week. No space for physical activity; specially for highschool students.
This school is a great school to go to. I have been going to this school since the beginning and I haven't had a problem with it.
I love this school. The staff is great. When you want answers about your child's progress in the classrooms, the responses from the teachers are fast and helpful. I would recommend this school to anyone. My daughter is a 9th grade student from the LRSD, and I see a big difference in her learning. She is happier here, and most of the student here are very respectful. Soooooo, THUMBS UP TO ESTEM HIGH. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!! WE NEED MORE SCHOOLS LIKE THIS IN THE CITY OF LR.
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