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February 13, 2015
This is a safe place to share your honest opinions of a school, whether good or bad.
Our son attends. Last year we were super impressed with E Rivers - especially his teacher. This year E Rivers seems like a different school. His grades are lower, he doesn't understand homework, he was switched to a different class in September due to overcrowding or imbalanced classes (?). We'll wait and see if things make a 'u-turn' or not. If no change for better, then we'll reconsider private schooling.
We have been *very unimpressed* by how ineffective our child's teacher has been this school year. The teacher has poor communication skills, is unorganized, late / no-show to all meetings this year, regularly sends home incorrect materials or sends materials home late. Our child has done exceptionally well during other school years....
TOO MUCH HOMEWORK! 1.5-3 hours spent on homework each night. Our child's backpack weighs 10lbs which is equal to 1/4 of her total body weight.
Teacher does not effectively teach new concepts in classroom, so our child often does not understand materials assigned as homework. We spend extra time teaching the un-learned material at home. It's utterly ridiculous!
All of the teachers I have had over the years here have helped me grow and mature. I would like thank, Mrs. Reed, Mrs. Hirth, Ms. Weber, and Mrs. Cheroff. You were all such great teachers and I learned so much and had so much fun in your classes!