As a grandparent of Enslen students I know this is one of the best schools in Modesto. I ve had the opportunity to know just about every teacher over the years and noted that every teacher and staff member goes above and beyond what is expected. Parents/teachers work together to make sure that students are given opportunities for their success. Teachers for years have planned and arranged field trips; lesson plans were developed so students would learn from these out of classroom experiences. Teachers take personal time away from their families to insure their students have hands-on experiences. I give much credit to the teachers, principals, office staff, and the janitorial staff (who all make sure the students can study in a clean, safe, and inviting environment). The parent participation at Enslen is also something that makes it a great school. Academically Enslen has consistently ranked high and it has been because of the combination of great caring teachers, parents who are involved, administrative staff who cares about the school and each student and who want both students and teachers to succeed; and a local community that is involved with activities at the school.
There is teacher bullying at this school and has been for years...I have removed two students from this school and ould not recommend it
I love Enslen school because of the teacher/parent/student combination. Enslen teachers work very hard to provide a well rounded education for each student. The students have the opportunity to excel academically, musically (chorus and strings), socially(character traits and volunteer work)and artistically (PTC provides art instruction by a professional. The parents support the teachers and their students with time and money. The students are proud of their school and enjoy learning. The school, which is 80 years old, is in a residential area lined with trees. It is beautiful. Enslen is an amazing place to spend the school day.
Enslen is a small school with a great community behind it. The teachers are wonderful and the school admin is actually there for its parents and students. The school is very traditional having many of the same events annually for over 20 years. I have had a great experience having my children attend Enslen, it has been hard to see them graduate to 7th grade!
Enslen elementary has been an excellent school for both of my children. The teachers are kind, caring and truly have the students best interests at heart. The school is small so it has that private school feel. Even with the budget cuts and testing pressures, the teachers try to do as many extras as possible. Enslen is one of the last schools in Modesto to have a 6th grade graduation, a halloween parade, an art teacher and a 6th grade science camp where the kids are actually responsible for cooking their own meals and roughing it. We also have many wonderful parents who volunteer and support the school. Yes there are the occasional cliques and crazy parents. And yes we are always looking for more of the extras that were once a part of the public education system. But all in all I couldn't have asked for a better school.
Enslen is close knit and everyone knows each other. EXTREMELYCliquey and very hit or miss when it comes to teachers.The school desperately needs a school counselor and a gymnasium or auditorium instead of its cafetorium. definitely feel that the quality of education is lacking although because of its small size the expectations are high which is very good.The teachers stress out the kids about star testing which I found distressing also. We had a bad experience with this school.Thank goodness my 2 kids got through it with good grades.If you are not an extremely hands on parent , Enslen will be an absolute nightmare.If your child has any social challenges, once again...good luck.
While Enslen is sound academically, some of the staff need to represent and encourage ALL of the students, not just those who seem 'disadvantaged' emotionally or economically. It seems that some staff members are only out to discourage the growth of the seemingly well adjusted student, in order to promote whomever they deem disadvantaged. Harsh remarks in the classroom make the environment for the uppergraders a little uncomfortable.
My son goes to Enslen, and I hope to one day have my other children there also. I love the atmosphere of this school, and yes there are social elite, middle class, and lower class but that is a part of life its all about how you deal with it and teach your children to deal with it. The teachers are great and really care about the children as well as the parents, as do the secretarial staff. There is a lot of parent evolvement with make Enslen such a great place to be.
This is a fantastic school. My children just started their second year at Enslen. They came from a private school before they came. As for academics Enslen is above by far. My children have excelled in every area. I love the fact that it has so much parent involvement. I agree this is as private as a public school can get. They are on top of the safety and discipline. Which as a parent it is very pleaseing to know that nothing well get over look.
Please look beyond social status and you will see that this school teaches our children the cruel lesson of only the social elete get the attention that every child deserves
The staff have little to no patience or compassion for my child with special needs. The district has guidlines that make it very difficult for parents to have any rights to the education of the children. I am not impressed with this school. Unhappy parent
This school is as close to a public- private school as you will find. The teachers are great. The parent involvement is wonderful, and there are many extra programs offered to kids including art and music programs that are no longer available at other school! I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
I attended Enslen School from 1966-1972. I had a wonderful experience: Dave Skavedahl and Florence Jacksha come to mind as outstanding and inspiring teachers.
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