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Eugenia B. Thomas K-8 Center3
Posted March 11, 2015
- a parent
The school is very clean , organize and safe for students. They have lots of extracurricular activities wich is good. However, the school is very much academic achievement oriented, and that puts a lot of pressure on the kids, I have come to the realization that if your kid is below average in academics , he or she will usually be left behind, and some teachers, not all, could be really mean about this. The administration is very shut down when it comes to helping with parent-teachers-kids problems, usually they side with the teachers , and parents feel they are not heard. I have to say they also have very good teachers. Good luck getting one, if you do your kid will have a wonderful experience, in the other hand if you don't be prepare to have a hard time! Recently, the most significant problem I' have encountered has been with spanish teachers in specifc Mr Garcia, he yells a lot to the kids, and is rude and mean to them, so much so that the kids are afraid of him,and this in elementary!
This is my son's second year at EBT. He started first grade today. I must say that his Kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Valdes and Mrs. Leon, were wonderful. He learned so much in their class. I really have nothing bad to say about EBT. I hope this year is as great as last year.
I have a mixed opinion about this school. My daughter was in 2nd grade-gifted and had a great year. Her teacher Ms. Davila is a wonderful, caring, and dedicated teacher. My daughter felt motivated to make her proud. On the other hand, my son who turned 6 this year had a very difficult year. His kindergarten teacher was inpatient and uncaring. He was in detention almost every other week for 1.5 hrs. I met almost every other week with teacher attempting to figure out how to help my son succeed in her class. My son continuously complained that his teacher screamed at him, he stated she didn't like him; he did not receive positive reinforcement from this teacher. My son s self-esteem was affected. Needless to say, my son is begging me not to go to this school again. As a family, we had a very frustrating experience, all while we were cooperating and willing to do whatever necessary to help the staff and my son succeed I hope that for first grade, he gets assigned a caring teacher At 6 years of age kids are forming their personalities, they look up to their teachers, and they spend sometimes more hours at school than at home, they need all the positive support they can get.
My son has been at EBT for two years (Kindergarten and now 1st grade) and we love it! The education is great, the expectations for the students are high which I appreciate, and they hold a lot of fun educational activities (field day, walk safe, career day, holiday family dances after school, PTA hosts family dinners at places like Applebee's to raise funds for various reasons, etc.). EBT doesn't just focus on testing. They also offer extra curricular activities after school and my son truly enjoys them. EBT is a wonderful school!
I am in EBT since 7th grade and this is my second year there and all I can say is that it is the best school. The teachers are very kind and they do care about the kid's education. It is extremely clean and the rules are very strict. The teachers help the kids in everything they can. I strongly recommend that school
This review only covers the 3-5 year special education program that is provided at ETB. The rooms and school are physically nice and well kept, which merits two stars. The teachers and class structure, however, are inadequate for our son who is mildly autistic. The classes are too big and he is not receiving the attention he needs. I have come to this conclusion after the teachers asked me to send him in a diaper everyday because they do not have time to potty train him. Ironically, he is potty trained and hasn't had an accident in over a month at home, at his other school (we also have him at a private school), or when out with us. When he has to go, he comes to us and tells us, or goes directly to the potty on his own. The reason for the accidents at ETB is because he is not receiving much attention due to class size. The communication between the teachers and the parents is lacking, and most reports are stuffed into the bottom of my son's book bag. A perfect example is when we found his IEP report card a week later. If you have a child between the ages of 3-5 who needs to be in a special education class, look elsewhere.
EBT K-8 Center is an awesome school. The principal and the teachers are very straight. The school is very clean and it has a lot of fun things to do. The library has tons of interesting books. The classrooms are very organized and clean. The food is delicious and the staff is nice and helpful. Above all, the most important part is the community. They are the ones that put all their efforts to make EBT a successful school. I strongly recommend EBT to all students.
Excellent administration, teachers, facilities, and environment. Ms. Ugarte, our counselor, have been very supportive. This school is academically challenging by following University of Cambridge Curriculum. I highly recommend EBT K-8 Center. My children-2nd and 5th grade gifted, love their school!