EDS is a unique school that teaches with hands on curriculum. The students learn in an engaging environment. Parent participation is key to it's program. The staff is cohesive and supportive of one another.
I am very impressed with the organization and attention the teachers pay to the students, they do an excellent job. I have volunteered to participate in the classroom and I can see how the children thrive and learn to respect each other. I wish I could volunteer more since I have experienced first hand how important is to have the parents participating in their children's education, no job is too small, teachers in partnership with parents make a huge difference in the children's lives.
I love this school!! My children love it as well. They are both doing well despite my sons challenges with sitting still! The teacher are just fantastic!! I can't sat it enough, I love this school!!
My son started off in the 6th grade at EDS. We came from a K-5 where he spent every year since Kindergarten--so naturally, I worried that he would have a tough time transitioning. I am happy to say my son is now on the honor roll and doing great~
Easterbrook Discovery School (EDS) was a merger of two schools in the Moreland School District. I was there first at the Discovery School then stayed when they merged with Easterbrook School. Though it was a rough transisition in the beginning as with any merge of two schools, they have come thru with stronger than ever.Now a K-8 school with most of the original teachers from Discovery along with some from Easterbrook. They continue to expand adding new teachers. Don't confuse this school with the Discovery Charter School which is housed on Teale Ave. Been there, done that and came back. Originally at Hibiscus, then Eastus Dr, now Doyle Rd...they continue to grow.
My son transferred to this school this year, after attending a very expensive private school for two years. He absolutely loves the diversity of the student body and activities and we love how this school and the teachers have re-invigorated his love of learning. He actually enjoys going to school and does his homework and projects without being nagged. We're all very happy and look forward to the years to come.
This school is undergoing change, and has huge potential. The parents and teachers are nice. My children are doing very well here.
Best school in the Moreland School District, My kids really enjoy the challenging classes.
Public school based on the old Moreland Discovery program. Multi-aged classrooms (2 grades are combined). Afterschool care provided by YMCA on campus. API scores deterioriated after merge with Easterbrook so now there is a new charter school spun off. In 2006-2007 Easterbrook will move to the Rogers school campus.
This school is undergoing a transition, as it is a product of a merger between a traditional neighborhood school and an alternative, parent participation school. The district is making changes due to declining enrollment and hopes to protect this particular school from suffering additional upheaval. I would say that as soon as the political and administrative decisions are made and the environment settles down, this school has the potential to become the jewel of the district. As an attempt to change a neighborhood school into an alternative, parent participation school, this is a feat not easily achieved. If it does succeed, however, it will become a model for educational reform. The best thing this school has going for it is its dedicated staff, and in my opinion it is teacher quality, above all else, that counts.
The school is currently a mess. Falling down buildings, falling down programs, too many children stuffed onto too small of a campus. There is supposed to be a parent participation program, but much of it is not in place due to the lack of support from the district. Supposedly the district is going to remodel the school next year, but they haven't told us what that will look like or where are children will be during the construction. The district has such financial problems that I wonder if they will actually complete the remodel. Currently it is a yearly struggle for the parents to raise the money for the music programs and library.
Believing the gossips that Easterbrook discovery is better than Latimer, I transfered my daughter to easterbrook for 1st grade. She dropped from a very good student to a disaster. Teacher, principal, programs, and atmosphere were all in chaos. Some parents were leading the school in parallel with the whole staff. My daughter dropped down in math, self-confidence and lot more. Teacher could not give a solid answer to any question. My child is now back to Latimer, trying to make up for the great loss. I should appreciate Latimer teacher & principal.
As a parent for a kindergarten I have been happy with my selection for EDS. My child will have the same teacher for 2 years until he starts 3rd grade. This will aide him with his adjustment to new situations. EDS offers an extended day for kindergartens starting the end of November for children that are academically and emotionally ready which is a great idea in my opinion since it gets the child ready for a longer day in 1st grade. I have been participating in the classroom weekly and feel this is an important addition for the education process. EDS school encourages participation. I wish that all the parents were involved in the school. That would [make] EDS even more as a school and a community
Please note that EDS is going through a lot of pain. Staff there is under a lot of pressure so they cannot give a fair, objective trade-offs of going to a non-traditional school. By 2006, it may not be a parent participatio the way it currently is anymore ...
I was an involved parent during the merger of Easterbrook and Discovery. EDS has made a wonderful transition and is continuing to evolve. Parents are still as involved as ever. If you're on this site, I'm sure your going to continue to be involved in your childs education. This school is loaded with teachers, parents and staff that really go the extra mile to make education a priority. I've had experience with 5 different principals while my childern have been going through the grades and Honey Berg, the principal of EDS, is one of the best administrators I have had the pleasure of knowing. She's wonderfully honest, straight forward, and has a real gift of communication. If you visit the campus, you really must stop in and meet her.
Our school is great! We have fun activities and a great princible, Ms. Osbourn. We also have a great plege, Believe It! There are great teachers, students and any 'new kid' will feel welcome right away!
I am a kid that use to go to this school.I have been here for 4 years and not a single thing have gone wrong. The principal,Cleo Osborn,had been very nice to the students even though they have done something bad or wrong.I think that every single child in San Jose should go to this school because this school teaches your child very and many things that a child has to know,depending on what grade they are in.This school has been very self control,very friendly,kind,and nice.I think this school should be voted as best school sprited because they always have fun school programs that envoled school realationship.I also think that this school should be voted as: best elementary school in C.A.,most cleanest school,if you been inside this school,it has very many pretty flowers and a water fountain, representing a teacher of our school that had past by in 1999.I also would like to tell you that my name is Nguyen Thu Julie. I think you know me pretty well. Well these are the comments that I think that are good about this school.
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