I am a former student of ETES and let me tell you, I'm not at all impressed. My kindergarten teacher told my mother she was going to put me in for advanced, which I'm assuming she did, but the school screwed it up. I had the same teacher for 2nd and 3rd grade and she did not challenge me at all. I was frequently bored in class and had nothing to do. My mother complained to the principal who told her that it was okay to have an average child and that I wasn't smart enough to be moved up. Fourth and fith grade were much improved considering my mother forced my 3rd grade teacher to put me in advanced. I didn't really like any kid there and I am glad I don't have any contact with any of them anymore. Make what you will of my story when thinking about this school.
I have always said the principal is one of the most important factors in a school. Mrs. Johnson has been here at ETES for 3 years & has dealt with many unhappy parents (including me) from the previous administration, teachers were also unhappy with the previous principal & it reflected in their work. The PTA is very involved & wonderful except for a few seasoned ones that truly believe they are running the school you will know them after curriculum night. However these ladies are seasoned stay at home moms that volunteer & this is their ego so I ignore the nonsense. 98% of the teachers at ETES are amazing with the exception of a few specifically one teacher in 4th grade AP. You will hear the rumors about her & they are true. I can't begin to name the wonderful teachers we've had throughout the years at ETES because there are so many! Great Place!
We are ending our second year at Equestrian Trails and couldn't be happier with the staff and principal. The teachers have been wonderful and my kids love it! The principal is always available and listens and makes decisions for what is best for students. We look forward to our many years ahead.
We love this school and my son really enjoyed having Mrs. Becker as a K teacher last year she is absolutely excellent! I highly recommend her!!! We are very happy with this school and have not had any issues with the front office staff as they have all been very helpful.
We loved this school, we had moved from VA thinking that the reviews were scary but we had a great experience (yes the lady at the front desk are not the nicest but the teacher staff is) we had Mrs. Page as my daughter's K teachert and she was the nicest teacher, she is really sweet to the kids and has a great communication with the parents, the trotter's club is a great club to put the kids on is you want them to stay active! Mrs.Johnson (the principal) is really nice too, she listen to parents.
Although the first three years were OK,we had a very frustrated 2011-2012 year with this school. My son was bullied by his teacher. Every snack that was given to him from home was inspected for sugar and teacher was telling the boy that if it was bought in a cookie aisle, it's not aloud; even though it was just a fig bar with sugar content less than in one banana.On the other side, teacher avoided any communication with me, parent. My notes in the agenda were left unsigned and unanswered. Some questions from children during the class was answered:"Oops, you missed it." or "Figure it out yourself." Trying to make an appointment with the school Principal became an impossible task. I don't know why my son was singled out by Mrs.Greene but I am glad we are out of this school.
BAD FIRST EMPRESSIONS First experience attempting to enroll my kids and was treated so very rude by the front desk admin (blond) I was so upset and offended I considered looking at private schools. After consideration I realized she would not be my Childs teacher and have little interaction with her ... at least I hope. Hopefully she can leave her negative attitude at home.