Great school very supportive of special education as well. Our teacher sees the best in the students.
Eaton Elementary is an above average public school. The strengths lie in the front office staff and teachers. There are some excellent and very caring teachers. It is important to me that the teachers and administrators treat the students as individuals and work with their individual strengths and weaknesses. (This is the reason why I moved my student OUT of Clovis Unified and the cookie cutter mentality there.) Eaton is small enough that most of the teachers and the principal get to know all of the children at the school. They offer music (and the music teacher is one of the best I've ever seen at the elementary level). I wish that they offered art, as I think that learning about art is just as important as any of the other subjects. My student has dyslexia, which is completely ignored in the school system, requiring outside tutoring. ALL public schools "teach to the tests" in order to keep the student standardized testing scores up -- and Eaton is no different. 2013 is off to a shaky start because the principal of many years was reassigned to another school, so they started out with an interim principal and no v.p. Overall, though, I have been satisfied with Eaton.
Eaton has been an awesome expierence for my children. The principal has a vision for the kids that helps to set the parents on fire as well! There has been wonderful changes to improve in all areas, it's all about the kids!!
Great staff and wonderful Principle. She has a vision for the school and works hard to achieve it. All staff work together and are very helpful to the parents and most of all the children.
My daughter has gone to Eaton for two years .We truly love the school teachers and office staff are very friendly . They truly take the time to answer and help you with all your questions .
Although there are many things I love about this school, my frustration levels has peaked. I'm tempted to take my son out of Eaton. His grades have fallen for the past several years and although I've tried to get a tutor for him, the school continues to tell me that he is on a waiting list or there is not one available. I just recieved my third notice that he is in danger of being retained but will not be. He is, however, not eligible for intervention until his grades go even lower. If I work with him at home, he understand in a short period of time so he's capable of learning. He has gone from loving school to dreading it. He's given up, thinking he's stupid when all he needs is a little extra time. No child left behind? The school has left him
The previous and current principal are very visible with the students and engages positively with them. Some of the teachers appear to be putting in minimal effort however they are fairly consistent and engage with the kids. The neighborhood appears to be declining.
This is my child's first year at Eaton and what a change. He attended kindergarten in a neighboring school district where he was bullied by other students and academic instruction was only geared toward one type of learner. Because of this he experienced problems with stress, sleep loss, and anxiety. Now that he is attending Eaton, he is a completely different child. He is very happy socially and excelling academically. We are pleased to see that Eaton is able to meet the needs of diverse learners and accepting of students with a variety of needs, interests, and learning styles.
I think this school is wonderful. I was disappointed by my daughter's kindergarten teacher (but luckily she is no longer there). First grade was unbelievable. She's a smart child and they challenged her and gave her harder work to make sure she did not get bored. Her teacher was very accommodating to her needs. This year she has yet another wonderful teacher and my son has a wonderful teacher in kindergarten. The principal is very friendly and knows parents and children by names. I love the office staff and the rest of the staff at the school. Besides that kindergarten teacher that my daughter had, I have yet to meet another teacher on that campus that I do not get along with. They have plenty of after school activities for the children as well. Two thumbs up for this school!
I have two daughters that have attended Eaton Elementary through 1st to 4th grade. The school has very dedicated teachers and my girls have done very well. Two problems however have plagued this school. The first is a fundamental lack of disciplinary policy which has undermined the teachers ability to teach. Serious infractions are often overlooked and go unpunished leading to reduced effectiveness of teachers. The second problem is a reflection of the first. Many parents in the neighborhood are selling their homes and moving to areas with better schools (Clovis, Sanger, Reedley, etc). Most parents enjoy Eaton Elementary but feel the need to provide a safer more wholesome learning environment. Parent involvement is minimal and is getting worse as most involved parents are moving or contemplating moving out of the area. Extracurricular activities are also at a minimum due to Fresno's ongoing fiscal crisis.
Administration at this school is very weak. It is time for a new principal!! (sept 2005) Teachers are good. Most are able to take the child who is below grade level to grade level by the end of the year. The child who is above grade level seems to be challenged enough by teachers. No boredom here. Lots of opportunity for involvement for parents, grandparents and community. Many activities after school for all ages of children. Overall this is a great school, just needs a leader who can take the school and staff to a higher level and that is not going to happen until a later time.
I am very disappointed with the teachers at Eaton. We have had 1 good teacher out of 8 teachers. The office staff is unfriendly, the principal does the least she can to improve the school and there is nothing about this school that says 'We're here for the kids!' I feel sorry for the children because they are missing a quality education--this can be accomplished through learning and making school fun too. Parents need to be more active in demanding that this school serve their children better. My husband and I both went to Eaton as children and we had hopes that our children could go to this school and have a great experience. As it stands, we will not be back next year but will find a school that supports the children, not the teachers. Parents--it's all about the kids and how we can better serve our future!
Eaton Elementary has terrific parental support. Although, I feel the staff just does the minimum. I do not see anyone going above and beyond to make Eaton an exciting learning enviroment. Parent/School communication is poor.
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