The new principal lacks understanding for special needs students. This school has 3 self contained special education classes and 1 resource program. The principal struggles to understand these students. Considering the amount of special needs students at this school the district should have provided a principal with more background in special education. There are several areas she needs to improve on. In general the principal is new and overwhelmed. She seems there to serve the district needs and not always the schools needs. Should would better serve a different school with different demographics. The PTA is fabulous. The teachers are fabulous. They hold the school together. On a side note the principal released one of the best teachers on campus. (a special ed teacher) No one knows why. The teacher is wonderful and now another school will get her and love her.
I love this school. There are a lot of parents that put a lot of their own time to volunteer and participate in the school.
The 4 th grade teacher is amazing! She has a unique approach to conflict resolution which helps these kids at this very impressionable age. Since moving to this school my daughter has improved in her academics and I just can't say enough good things. The Principal engages with all of the children and she gets to know them. Im so we made the choice to move! Great school!!!
Ellerhorst has a new principal this year. She seems overwhelmed. Her interaction with staff, parents, and students is not what it was with the former principal. I agree that the RSP teacher should be meeting with students more often. I have had many parents come to me wishing the old principal was back because of her involvement in the school. Halloween wasnot the same without her.
I'd like to say that as of this year 2013 a great new principle has taken charge. She is very respondent to students and families. The school had wonderful parent involvement, which benefits because of the lack of school funding in this area. Unfortunately, the learning center teacher (Ms. Shea) is horrible. If you have a student in her class, make sure to keep up on what your child is doing (or not doing for that matter) I'm hoping they rid of this bad apple so children falling behind will actually excel.
Ellerhorst has gone done downhill. Their is not teacher consistency. The principle finally was asked to leave after years of being completely not proactive and allowing many problems to continue (like poor teachers). There is no new principle and there are several grades w/out a perm. teacher. Parent involvement is fantastic and is what keeps the school going.
We love Ellerhorst!!! My son attended Collins Elementary School for K, although he had an Amazing Teacher, Ellerhorst OUTSHINES by far!!! Academically advanced, Teachers are more enthusiastic and spirited. Their programs are far more advanced and just walking on campus makes you feel good! Ms. Smythe is Amazing for 1st grade and I definitely recommend anyone searching for a school to choose Ellerhorst if you are able! My youngest can not wait to attend this school either! Become a Rattler, you won't regret it :)
Amazing teachers. Active and committed PTA. Very diverse and caring community. Both of my children loved each teacher they have had and made great friends and have developed great social and academic skills at Ellerhorst. We love our Rattlers!
I luv this school because I went her my kids have gone here and now my grandkids are going Here!!!! It is a great place to live learn and be yourself!!
The parental involvement and teacher support, provides less stress for all parties involved.
Because it has great teachers, parent support and students are great.
My 4th grade daughter has been attending Ellerhorst since Kindergarden and loves her school. The PTA really tries to reach out to support the teachers and students needs - their is a strong sense off committment from the parents to the school. The Dad's club hosts movie nights, a haunted hallway and various other events. The teachers are good and the overall vibe is a good one. I only wish they had 7th & 8th grade so I wouldn't have to think about her going elsewhere until High School
Ellerhorst has great teachers and the kids respond to the teacher. My grandson loves to go to Ellerhorst. He started there in the 1st grade and is in the sixth grade. He has loved every teacher he has had and I feel he has gotten as good an education as in any private school.
Ellerhorst has such a supportive school environment! Thank you everyone.
Ellerhorst is a great school. Wonderful teachers and great supports from parents. PTA and Dad's club are amazing!!!!!!!
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