The school is really good and you have a biligual personnel,All the teachers are really good and whe you need to talk to them you just need to make an appt. ..and like they told at the beginning the gifted class is hard but you have the option to be part of it or not ..also if your child goes to public school has to take the FCAT so for most of the kids if not big of a deal my son have the maximun score in each one ....Overall EBT is a great school...with the rest of the public schools that .wehave in Doral area that is why i am living here and no planning to move
This school is horrible! My son was there for 3 long years. It was our worst nightmare. The kids are always under pressure and stressed until FCAT comes. My son would never bring homework from the subjects that are not part of FCAT! The principal, Mrs. Falcon, thinks she is God - don't expect ever talking to her unless she is complaining about your child. If you need her help, forget it, she does not speak with regular people. My son was transferred to the Gifted class and he spent his last 2 years at EBT there. It didn't work as we expected - it was not fun and engaging. Last year we gave up EBT and decided to try a Private School. We moved out of Doral because of the school. Our best decision EVER!!!
For quite sometime I have been trying to speak to an counselor, asst. principle or principle, I have send them emails, left them several messages in the front office and no one has ever called me at all. My child has been harassed, and bullied in her classroom, and in the cafeteria by other kids that are 3 grades higher than my child, and the school system doesn't CARE!!! they demand so much from the parents, but they are NOT there to help the parents when needed. Another big issue, none of the security guards speak English, it is impossible to speak to them. This is the U.S.A, learn the language we speak here.
The administrative and security staff caters to those that speak Spanish. If you don't speak it, you will have difficulties. There is also a problem with bullying amongst students. The teachers fail to actually address the bullying in the classrooms, and when asked if the student may speak to a counselor, excuses are given. Half of the time Physical education class consists of sitting in a room taking notes or watching videos. Parental involvement is not allowed with your child's class.
EBT K-8 really believes in having each individual student excell to do their best. They do care and I am very happy with their education, guidance and safety at this school.
i love this school it's excellent but they need to fix their dismissal for rainy days.
EBt is an excellent school. I dont think they have a problem with discipline or 'too much' homework. Discipline is, yes, enforced, and I thank Ms Falcon and all her staff for it. I believe this is one of the main reasons why EBT is among the best in the area. This is achieved with firmness, determination and perseverance and not by yelling at children, as has been claimed in other comments. Yes, kids have homework almost on a daily basis, but weekends and breaks are usually more flexible. There is a great sense of community and the school makes a great effort to bring together parents, students and teachers.
We had an excellent experience last year with our son's teachers. They are loving and smart professionals. The only issue I have with the school is the amount of homework they assign. Kids need to grow not only academically, but also socially, emotionally, and physically. Who''s up for recess?
My children have attended EBT since it opened in 2001 and I am really pleased for the education they have received. The middle school is academically excellent, with strict discipline and very safe environment.
This School is not as good as it used to be things changed teachers are different and being rude to the students
This school used to be better. Now it is overcrowded and alot of the teachers lost their magic touch with the student in the middle school....they do not give any compassion to the teenagers that used to be in young children in the elementary grades....instead..they are 'Detention' crazy....If the child's shirt is sticking outside the pants, no warning is given....It's a Detention for you buddy!!!! They are getting to be known around Doral!!!!
I find the school pretty good. They do pressure the kids with a great deal of homework, and thus pressure the parents to help their kids, but other than that, I think they are fulfilling their mission. The Principal is responsive and sensitive to on going problems and curtailing budgets.
The time that we spend at the EBT was terrible for both our son and us. The only way that the administration can impose discipline is yelling at the children frequently.My son is now in a private school and never will go back again to a school like this one. Some teachers are really rude to everybody, they shouldn't be teachers at all. Please if you are moving to this area take into consideration paying private school for the happines of your children...
The worst school ever. The children are really unhappy at this school. If you are moving to this area please consider paying for a private school 500-800 monthly. There are other areas in miami with much better public schools. The teachers here just yell at children for everything. If you are attending this school right now be involved into the PTA because it needs serious changes, starting with the principal and some very rude teachers
Our experience with this school was terrible!!! The admisnitration, including the one from the after school program was extremely unprofessional and rude. They were never available and did not take our concerns seriously. My child was a student of Eugenia B. Thomas (EBT) for a brief time. My husband and I decided to remove him from EBT and place him in a much better school were his socio-emotional and cognitive needs could be better served. We were concern for his safety and socioemotional well-being at EBT.
EBT is an excellent school, Doral is an excellent place to live, the problem is :we are too many people. Next year Doral will have a new K-8 center and a lot of problems will be solved. Is it not easy be the number 1 since the beginning and keep working with the same excellence year by year.EBT is an A school for 7 years, ergo since the first year, that means(for me) EBT has an A on principal leadership,teacher quality, extracurricular activities, parent involvement(Five Stars Award) and safety and discipline.Again, is it not easy to do it,but EBT K8 Center did it.I have seen it for 7 years.
EBT is overcrowded, there are 40 children per class in Kindergarten, they don't have a break from 8:30am to 2pm (only lunch time and maybe once or twice a week to go to the playground where they can only run as it is not well equipped), and on top of that, teachers expect them to be quite for all those hours. Eventhough there are 2 teachers per class, they just divide the time, not the class, as they take turns to teach all 40 kids at the same time. That system should change.
My child has always enjoyed school and has thought of education/learning as a fun activity. Since entering EBT, he dislikes school, and looks at reading as a chore and not an enjoyable way to pass time. The school is unlike any school that I have experienced in other states or from comments from friends/relatives. The children get no recess, have at least 2 hours of homework on week nights, homework on the weekend and holidays. Even though my child was not the one misbehaving in class, he always got the same punishment.
I would not suggest this school if you do not speak Spanish. The office staff would ignore me and talk with other people around me when I would ask questions in English. The security would only speak to me and my child in Spanish. The administration was rude and would yell at the children frequently. I have put my child in private school because of their actions, the huge class size. My child was miserable, if you are moving to this district I would suggest seriously looking into private schools for your childs education. My child will never go back to this school.
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