As a graduating eight grade student of Harriet Eddy Middle School, I would not recommend this school to anyone. There is a HUGE fighting issue, for example this year there was a stabbing involving scissors. There are a few teachers who are genuinely concerned about kids and their grades. However, it is very hard to attempt to actually learn anything in this school, because their is at least one kid in each classroom that doesn't care, and interrupts the class for attention and the students around that student(s) give the student the attention which leads to the same thing happening over and over. Not to mention, I was robbed of my education. For my eight grade year elective, I chose Spanish, hoping I could take it this year and take Spanish 2 my freshman year. We had a great Spanish teacher but the students didn't treat her well because she didn't let them cheat or lie so she resigned. We then were provided a Substitute that didn't speak Spanish for the rest of the school year. The administration at Harriet Eddy try to cover up the multiple fights to keep the school's rating up. I would say there is at least one fight every two weeks. I would rate Harriet Eddy a 2 out of 5 stars.
My child went to this school and had a really good experience. There is no other school where the students look out for each other. All students hang out together regardless of their ethnicity or religious affiliation. They are kind to the special ed students and they have awesome teachers that CARE. Eddy has a top notch community service program, math tutoring, and Band!!! Not to mention it is the feeder school into the ONLY IB High School In EGUSD (this means they can graduate with 1 full year of college). Eddy is looking into the PRE IB program and I can't wait. Eddy has notch education!!!!!!
Im a student that goes to Harriet Eddy & I would like to say I really enjoyed being here. In the past this school wasnt really as good as it is now. Everyone tries to stand up for one an other , we help donate Jeans for teens. We fun raise for kids with cancer . we would like to do what ever we can to help on another. The main reason why I go to school everyday is because of band. We have a great band teacher . And a super good staff . Harriet eddy helps you get ready for High school & it also helps you start to think about college, in our keeping track classes. Overall I love this school . Im not ready to leave it just yet !
I substitute teach at this school, the kids use foul language a lot, and the administration is vey unappreciative of any mentoring at the school, just fill the slots with people at very challenging school, so the principal can get promoted!
love this school best school ever thought it was going to be scary in the beginning but everyone there is pretty helpful
Harriet Eddy is a great school with a dedicated staff who is willing to do what it takes to help kids. The new peer tutoring is a great idea and works well.
I would give this school a total of five stars for the superior leadership present alone. This school is lead by a principal dedicated to making the school great and he is well on his way. The goal orientated leadership present is trickling down to the teachers and the students. This school has made a complete turnaround and it just keeps getting better.
The administrators are excellent, very supportive of the staff, concerned about the kids, and encourage parental involvement. The math team took first place in the district last year and the community service was impressive. This school is back to being the National Blue Ribbon it was when it first opened.
This is not a good school, because ~Teachers overburdened ~Students VERY rude ~School is in a bad location ~Doesn't handle problems with bullying really well ~There is waaaay too much bullying ~I can barely learn anything
I was very worried about my son going to this school, but it turned out to be one of the best things that has happened to him. The honors classes were great, and the new principal was at every event, even the high school meetings for incoming freshman. And the band teacher is just one of those people who were born to teach!
i Was an seven Grader At This School And It's An Excellent School To Go to academically
I am a student at Harriet Eddy, and I want to set the record straight. The school brought in a brand new principal and basically restructured the whole school. The new principal has a GREAT sense of humor, yet at the same time, he gets business done. He took this school from the depths of the EGUSD to turn it into a great school. I mean, there are the drug problems and fights, but that's middle school these days. It's everywhere. To me, it seems like everyone minds their own business and the students and teachers are really helpful and supportive. This is a great school due to the faculty, administration, and students. I would enroll your students at Eddy because all the major gangs are at a lot of different middle school in Elk Grove. Overall, this is my favorite school ever.
I have been trying to work with this school and teachers for two years and it just has not been a good experience
The teachers at my sons school are great! They are wonderful with communication on my son's progress throughout the year. Much appreciated:)
To parents: Get your kid in as many Honors classes as possible. Those teachers are amazing, they taught me everything that I needed to know. It's the non-honors that's horrible: rowdy kids, discouraged teachers, etc. To the parent that thought that there were two policemen at school everyday: You're wrong, that's only for the dances :) Don't worry; as long as your kid doesn't act like a smart-alec know-it-all or a racist (trust me), s/he won't get beat up :) Great school, great teachers, bad admin. :P
this school is so not well put tugether and they need to fix that now, before they get put out of business
This school has so many problems. There are major issues with race with the students and it even seems like with the staff as well. The kids overall are way out of control. So disrespectful and disruptive and the administrators do little to take care of these issues. There seems to be a real lack of structure and rules. The kids get away with too much. My child left elementary school happy with excellent grades to stressed out with lower grades. My child has been bullied and little has been done about it. Some of the teachers are good but they seem to be stuck in a bad system as they do not seem to get much support from their administrators. I willing be enrolling my child elsewhere.
My sons struggles, but I have had a good experience with the counseling staff and teachers in addressing the problem. They called a meeting for me and have been very helpful. Parents have to be proactive too. There are certain 'students' that are quiet disruptive andt here are a lot of fights on campus. My son says he feels safe, but that there are students that disrupt the classes and he finds that discouraging. They need to get tougher with the troublemaker and thrown them out, making their parents more accountable. It's not fair to the kids that want to learn.
In my experience, there are two HEMS experiences: one for honor students who flourish in the necessary academic support, and the rest of the student body who has a 'survival of the fittest' academic environment. My daughter attended HEMS last year and went from a 3.85 student who loved school to a kid who hated school and lost interest in academics. Not only was she bullied by her peers, and repeatedly threatened, but when the issues were raised with the administration little to nothing significant was done to curb the trend. Repeatedly I was promised that bullies would be held accountable, yet nothing was done. Worse yet, was when she needed academic support (non-honors) there was little to none available. She begged me to go to school in the district her grandparents live to avoid HEMS since there wasn't an alternative.
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