We love ECS! Please know that the very few disgruntled reviews posted do not represent the experiences of all of the other ECS families with whom I have interacted (particularly all of the reviews posted on June 16th which make me wonder if this is just one unhappy individual. The comments are certainly not consistent with what I hear from other parents). I do not work for the school or church and neither does my husband. Our kids have attended Eastside for several years and we are extremely thankful for the school. The teachers are wonderful and, I believe, truly love our kids. I believe the school offers strong academics, caring and supportive teachers, and great training on how to interpret life and academics from a biblical perspective. While no school is perfect, we believe Eastside is the BEST place for our kids. We've had a great experience at Eastside so, if you're considering this school, please tour the school and talk to people who definitely go there so are in a position to provide a solid perspective
I think it's close to impossible to have just the right amount of homework for each child because each child is different. One of our kids could have handled more homework but another one couldn't have handled any more. It just depends on the ability of the individual child. Overall, though, I believe the homework load is pretty close to "just right."
So many parents and teachers at Eastside encourage compassion and caring in students through their everyday interaction. I have personally witnessed the headmaster, Mr. Hill, express his desire to see every child treated with compassion and caring in the school environment.
Sandel and Durden awesome job in Discovery, sad to see you leave BUT WE KNOW WHY! You two worked well together and did a great job with the students. Sumski, Hawkins, Bartlett and Hopkins were a great team together. Rowser you rock!(Pre-first). Lucas and Bache great job!(Kindergarten). Dobbs(Third grade) you rock! CAN YOU PLEASE SHOW THE OTHER TEACHERS HOW TO TEACH? Oatis-Bell thanks for stepping in to teach every time you were needed. True professional!
Kisses to the PTF! We as parents appreciate all the activities you sponsored.
State certified teachers should be be a requirement for employment at all schools. It appears that we have un-certified teachers who are lazy, ineffective and lack classroom management skills. Activities are non-engaging for the students. Administration does a poor job ensuring the teachers are performing up to task.
Also, when you do not observe your teachers daily/weekly how can you assume they are effective and the students are receiving proper instruction.
The students are babied and coddled. Expectations are extremely low for students and staff. Yes, parents are also to blame. You cannot develop persistence, grit and determination from students if there is no accountability from the staff/administration/parents. It is important to have a leader who will go the extra miles for the students to be successful. Even if it means getting rid of the old and bringing in quality teachers on staff to accomplish this.