A community oriented school with excellent teachers that really care about their kids' education and creating well-rounded people. Overall, it is a good school. My daughter has been going there since kindergarten and now she is in 6th grade. She is really sad that it is her last year in this school.
The campus is nice and new, though the design seems institutional to me. In the past 4 years I've seen really good teaching talent leave, due to district policies and principal turnover, while many of the teachers who stay on board seem out of touch with students. Notices are OFTEN given to kids with incorrect information - or due the same day they are given, however if a child fails to turn something in on time they are practically shunned by the staff and not allowed to participate in activities. Front office staff also has a reputation for showing a coldness to the students and I have experienced it on several occasions as a parent. The 3rd principal in just 4 years, seems to have a good relationship with kids, however communication with parents is severely lacking and the phone system directory doesn't even recognize her name when trying to contact her. This school has always had a good reputation, despite the fact that it is in Hayward, however the API scores and my own experience have demonstrated severe need for improvement.
Since my son transferred here , the quality of education is better. This is the best school in the Hayward Unified School District. The leadership is very good. Communication is great with the parents.
East Ave provides a wonderfully challenging and yet fun loving atmosphere for our young children to thrive in. I have both a 3rd grader and a Kinder and both are performing well above class level. I deeply appreciate all the 'extras' that East Ave provides such as a truly dedicated faculty, library, computer lab, science, music, drama, and special after school art and foreign language programs. Kudos to Coach for all the extra sporting activities. I believe all these things reach kids through different means and help them bond with the school and work that much harder.
I was very skeptical of having my son go to school in Hayward. It is not typically known for having a great education system. However, I am thrilled to have my son at East Avenue. He is learning, thriving, the teachers and parents are very involved and it's a partnership. There are lots of extra curricular activities and the amount of things that the kids are learning is phenominal!
My older one is in Grade 1 (considered advance in her class) and younger one is in KG (considered very bright). Very good school, good discipline, brilliant teachers who work with you to make your child even brighter. Main thing is any school can be BEST as long as parents are involved in their education as well. We love this school.
East Avenue Elementary has been outstanding for my children! The teachers are phenomenal because not only do they teach the children but they care about the kids as well. They take the time to give the children that extra one on one time!! They really are the best!
East ave is a hidden treasure in hayward. I personally think that this school is probablly the best elemantary school that the hayward unified school district has to offer.
this school is the best. the teachers are great and sixth grade is the best year to be at that school because there is so many fun things that you get to do.
We love East Avenue School. The Principal is a strong leader who is passionate about all the student's need. The teachers are well trained and dedicated educators. I am happy to be a part of this school and think that my child is getting a very good education.
East Avenue is extremely well-organized and well-run. As a public school teacher myself, I recognize a highly functional school when I see it. Hats off to Ms. Brooks and her staff of talented, dedicated, and collaborative teachers. I have no doubt that my daughter is in the best of hands. Although I find their homework policy to be overly-rigorous for primary grades, I understand the testing-mania of the country that prompts it, and my daughter's math and English literacy is thriving.
Great school. There is a lot of parent involvement and the year round schedule is convenient.
Excellent opportunity for students to grow and encourage their personal interests through exceptional teachers, educational field trips, early introduction to computers and a well established music program. Above average parent participation has significantly contibuted to establishing east avenue as one of the best public schools in the hayward unified school district evidenced by hundreds of parents applying for intra district transfers each year.
We love East Avenue Elementary and find the year round schedule very effective for the students, parents, teachers and administrators!
East Avenue has wonderful teachers and staff who take academics very seriously and also create a wonderful community atmosphere.
East Avenue is so far a very good school with great organization skills. They have the children very well behaved, The only thing that I wasn't happy with is one teacher but I think it had to do with a racial issue but other then that east avenue is a wonderful school.
We have had a very positive experience at East Avenue. The parent participation is excellent. When we have had issues with teacher/student fit, they have responded quickly and positively, allowing both of my sons to move to classes where the fit was better. The music program is excellent, with my older son making huge progress with no supplementary classes. While some extra GATE opportunities are available such as science and art, it is relatively limited. We have taken advantage of the bridge classes to get supplemental reading help. My youngest son is struggling, so I will be learning more about what options will be provided to help him catch up. The year round schedule has been wonderful as it has limited the amount of review time at the start of each year and has given us great vacation options.
I'm very happy with my childs progress at East Ave. The teachers are involved and keep the activities interesting for children. There is a lot of parent participation and a good diverse cultural mix of children.
East avenue is an excellent school with major parental support. The parents are the driving force here, almost private schhol-like. The principal is committed and the staff is dependable. The student as well a teacher population could be a tad-bit more diverse, but overall, I love it.
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