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Charles W. Eliot Middle School5
Posted February 23, 2015
- a parent
Wow! I recently toured the school and was greatly impressed by the new model being implemented at the school. The teacher's and were knowledgeable and committed to integrating arts into the student curriculum. More importantly they an impressive understanding of the new Common Core standards, having being involved in the District planning for its implementation. The facilities and equipment were surprisingly good, with a lab full of new Macs, a video recording studio, ample studio space, and a beautifully renovated auditorium. The student body is very diverse, which is another great point for those looking for a stimulating and engaging environment for their kids. I'm looking forward to enrolling my kids there next year.
Eliot is now Eliot Arts Magnet thanks to a federal grant received in 2013. Since becoming a magnet school, Eliot continues to improve with new facilities (Mac lab, dance studio, video-recording studio) and professional partnerships with The Huntington, The Music Center, and more. Professional artists work with teachers to integrate arts across the curriculum and enhance students' experiences in arts electives. Eliot has turned around and is an awesome choice for an innovative middle school experience.
I've been on two tours of the new and improved Eliot Middle School this year with my 4th grade son and some of his friends and parents. They are in the 1st year of a new Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Program which promises to attract new families from around the district with its beautifully renovated campus, incredible new facilities, and passionate teachers. Very excited to see how the program grows by the time we are ready for middle school!
This school is horrible. My daughter went there ithis year in the 6 grade she will not be returning. It is just like a school with no rules and no stucture. The teachers are just as bad as the students, my daughter learned nothing from this school. She will be attending Blair next year.