Some teachers do not give home work to students. They rely on some "research" which does not indicate any home work benefits to kids. I wonder if teachers are worried about extra load that they have to handle if they give home work. My kids were never challenged in the school. TAG program was not handled by a competent teacher . Some of these teachers who do not believe in the advantages of home work should be deputed to some of the Boulder Schools to understand the importance of home work. I would not recommend this school if you are looking for an academically challenging school.
both my kids attend this school. Teachers do way more than what is expected. The principal is approachable, and hands-on. I feel as if the kids are being challenged to do their best. The kids would benefit from more gifted-and-talented identification early on, rather than wait till middle school. they do not teach specifically to make the kids do well in tests, which I appreciate, since the education is more well-rounded.
I usually don't post reviews, but felt compelled after reading the recent bad review(s). Our child has been in this school for 3+ years. This is an excellent school! Principal Hamasaki does a very very good job of running it. Her presence is always felt. After school music recitals, haloween parade, every single event; she's always there. Did I mention that she's extremely approachable? Academically, my child is well challenged (doing advanced level math) and I have never ever felt that the school/teachers was lacking in anyway. I consider myself lucky to have access to this school.
This school thinks they can teach your children inappropriate, vulgar material. They don't work with parents. It's their way or they make your life, and your children's lives miserable. They are allowed to make false reports as a form of revenge. There's a lot of bullying at the school. It doesn't do any good to for kids complain to teachers, or staff members. They just ignore it. If you're the type of parent that doesn't care what they teach, or don't teach your children, or if you're the type of parent who can't be bothered to monitor your children's education and are happy keeping your head in the sand, then this school is for you!!
Teachers seem to do what is easiest for you. One fifth grade teacher decided it was easier to exempt homework assignments instead of taking the extra time to actually TEACH the assignments. Horrible teacher!!!
This school gives WAY TOO MUCH HOMEWORK!! I wonder what they do in school all day when they are required to do so much homework. The unfortunate part is, if kids need help with homework, they don't seem to get it. Nobody works past their 3:35 contract time. The days of teachers going above and beyond to help kids is long gone.
We have 2 kids going here, one who is all sunshine, the older one who is a little more academic, but still wants to have fun and do silly things. The education aspect is average, you can advance but classes are so full. The feedback my kids give is that it is less teaching through educating more lecturing. This is particularly the case in later years where math is almost rushed for more advanced kids. My other child who is less academic, yet superior in her social skills is at home, the homework and balance seem right and do not hit any stress points. Kids by in large do not bully, but it is a school, there will always be incidents. The Principal is articulate and does a good job balancing the demands of the board, parents and her faculty. It almost seems that at some point some staff have plateaued and are not challenging themselves to be a better educators. They are good but not great and a few are sub par. Recommend that you know who is teaching your child.To the Principal; be aware of weakness in certain teachers and address them or at the least be open to feedback without being defensive. The older and more advanced the kids are the more important that advice is.
This school should be investigated by the Colorado Department of Education. It has poor leadership and incompetent teachers. They know they can't get fired, so they will do and say whatever they want. Children are NOT getting a good education at Eldorado. Don't believe the review from September 28, 2014. IT'S A BOGUS REVIEW!! Every parent I've talked to feels the same way. We are ALL disgusted with Eldorado and the lack of leadership!! FIND A DIFFERENT SCHOOL.
Eldorado K-8 is an amazing school! The staff and teachers are simply the best. I have two children going here and they are getting way more out of this school than the other schools they were at. They challenge the children and I like that! Thank you Eldorado!