Eastbluff is a great school in a wonderful family friendly neighborhood. A large percentage of parents are actively involved in supplying the support needed to maintain the non-state funded programs including technology, art, and physical education!
Our child has been here 4 years now entering 4th grade. This USED to be a great school. The last couple years the quality of this school faded.The principal has no backbone in running the school, no sense of direction. The PTA runs the show.(The PTA has their "click" group and thats a different can of worms).Classrooms are over crowded due to the school continuing to accept children that belong to different schools. They are in the same district but live & belong to schools that are 15-25 min away.This has caused the school quality to diminish & teachers to have little patience with students. There are combo classes for every grade which is NOT good. Newport Beach is a prestigious,expensive city and this school is the only one that puts the city to shame with the CA SARC Report, a very low score for a high end living community. Eastbluff did not pass the basic math requirement from the state, that speaks volumes of the direction this school is headed and lack of principal direction. The scores go down each year. If there were discipline in not accepting kids that live miles away they wouldn't be in this situation. Very disappointing since we pay the high cost of living here.
Love this school! Everyone makes you feel very welcome and at home like a big huge family! Mrs Beck the principal is a great leader and smart. The teachers are great!!! Their different teaching techniques and their kind disciplinary method makes every student be very involved in learning and wanting to be good kids. There is also a lot of parent involvement, lots of great activities and funraisers which are well spent!!!!
I have a first grader and so far this school has been really great - lots of creative teaching methods, not just worksheets. The principal, Cheryl Beck is smart and open, seems like a great leader. It's a fun, spirited little school.