We have known Eisenhower and Eisenhower's wonderful staff for 5 years now. Although Eisenhower is located in the middle of a pretty expensive neighborhood, you can open enroll from ANYWHERE within BVSD and be confident that Eisenhower will have a place for your child. You, and your child will also be welcomed into the community REGARDLESS of your income level, language spoken at home, or place or residence. Why deal with stressful enrollment, aggressive and elitist PTOs, and feeling like you don't belong because you are not "Boulder weathy"? Come to Eisenhower instead. We'd love to have you here.
I love Eisenhower Elementary. We have the best parent, teacher, staff & student community in the district. We embrace academics, the arts and activity. There are so many extra-curricular activities for every student - Chess Club, Eco-Eagles, Jump Rope Club, Yo Yo Club, running groups, choir, orchestra, science fair, geography bee, spelling bee, student council and more! We love it here and I think you will too!
My child participates in the ILC (Special Ed classroom) at Eisenhower and we love it. The school encourages / works on full-inclusion which is a win-win for everyone: children (& hopefully their parents) learn early-on that different is okay, nothing of which to be afraid. The staff, from the wonderful, friendly women in the front office all the way throughout the school clearly take their jobs personally and just as clearly care about the children & in providing a safe place. The SpEd teacher / staff & therapists are truly sine qua non, and the librarian and PE teacher also go out of their way to include *all* children, *all* abilities. The classrooms are open spaces, so each grade-level shares a massive space, but somehow it's not noisy or disruptive. The playgrounds are excellent, with lots of open space for running, kicking a ball, and also excellent play equipment -- lots of great climbing, slides, swings, etc.
My daughter is in 2nd grade at Eisenhower and we both love it. I have found at other schools that a major problem with teachers is burnout - not so at Eisenhower. The teachers are excited about the kids and the kids are excited about the teachers. I also like that the school houses a YMCA Before & After School program. As a single parent it is wonderful to have such a positive program for my daughter. The school team and the YMCA team work closely together too.