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Eagleview Elementary School5
Posted May 02, 2013
- a parent
LOVE this school! While my daughter participates in the GT Program, she still gets to be with her classmates on a regular basis; she has a sense of belonging rather than sticking out amongst her peers. Emotional development is very important in these foundational, elementary school years and I'm thankful for the recognition and support from Eagleview as it relates to my daughter's gifts & talents. There is also TREMENDOUS support and knowledge regarding food allergies at this school. Safety is of the utmost concern to me while my daughter is outside of my direct care. She has severe, life-threatening food allergies and this school is on top of having an Action Plan in place and the staff is always available to discuss any concerns or questions you might have. Last, but not least, the teachers and staff are FABULOUS! Of course, they're professional and courteous; but what I really admire most is that they all have a genuineness about them. They really do care about your children. There is a No Bully policy that is made aware to all the children right from the beginning of the school year. This proactive approach is one if the reasons why I believe we haven't had any problems!
We have had two children at Eagleview and will be leaving for the 2011-2012 year. I will say the staff are all nice, helpful, and most teachers were very good. One extremely poor experience with a teacher this year made the decision to transfer to private schools a reality. The principal is very nice and will validate your concerns verbally. However, none of the issues were ever resolved and the bad situation was allowed to spiral downward for the rest of the year. I found the PTO was very welcoming of your money and your "slave labor" but had no interest in opinions at the meetings. It felt like a middle school clique. Other concerns I believe are probably district-wide now with all the budget cuts. Class sizes are too large, not enough para-pros in the classrooms, no ability to differentiate the classroom experience for different learning types. The "gifted" program consists of a club type after school experience and does not change the classroom environment at all. Probably a good school for average students, but not great if your child needs more in terms of acceleration or remediation.
Both my children attend here. I have been impressed with the staff and their attention to the children's abilities. My daughter well average has been challenged at every level. While my son, whom seams to be above average is also being challanged. The Principal loves all the children that go there and is extremely dedicated to the children and the staff. And his office is alway open for parents to come chat with him. I am extremley impressed.
I am very happy with the school as a whole but when the same children are allowed to do the 'special' things at the school, I feel that it is unfair to the rest of the children. You are thinking that this is just sour grapes, and that my child could have been one of the children that has not been 'picked' for these awards, but that is not true. What I have a problem with is that the children that cause trouble and need lots of attention tend to get picked month after month and year after year for the 'special' awards and the children that continue to always be good students are taken for granted. I understand that the troubled children need attention but I do not believe the other students should be penalized for being good either.
I have a 1st grader at Eagleview this year and I am very impressed with the administration and the teachers. My daughter's teachers have high expectations for her and challenge her daily. The principal seems to be very committed to the school.
I love this school not only is it a very clean and user friendly school the staff is wonderful!!! My sons love comming here and the teacher takes the individule time to help them with there needs. Im impressed with the office staff they are always helpful and friendly.
Both of my boys have gone to Eagleview since kindergarden. We even stayed at this school on 'choice' after we moved a few blocks out of the area. I am very happy with Eagleview. Most of the teachers are great, we have one dud this year, but have loved all the others. The principal is very active in the school and you do see him around before and after school. The classes are larger than I would have liked but overall this is a great school for my kids.
My children have attended this since it opened in 1998. The school has gone through 3 administrative changes.Overall teacher quality is excellent, but as anywhere there are a few not so good. Several are outstanding. Extra curricular activities are abundant, some called FLIGHT classes require a small fee. They have a great variety of activities including sports, art, music, chess, languages, scrap booking, etc.. etc.. Most of these before and after school classes are run by staff and parent volunteers. Teachers welcome parents into their classrooms to volunteer or attend activities. Academics are very good for average children. However, they need to do some work on their gifted and special Ed. programs, This applies to the Adams 12 District as a whole.There are no programs for kids that are borderline. It is up to the classroom teacher to provide support for these kids which are behind but not special ed. qualified.