My daughter has attended Eastvalley for 5 years and we are very pleased with this "little school" with a big heart. The teachers challenge students to learn, the principal is very approachable and the parental involvement is excellent. Special mention to The PTA does an outstanding job, doing more & more for the school each year.
The school is cramped and has many older trailers. Walls are over-decorated which makes it look cluttered and dirty. Feels little dark and closed.
EastValley is an amazing school! Especially now that it is a Leader in Me school! My daughter is highly gifted and they cater very well to her needs with many teachers holding Gifted certification, and the Target Gifted program. My son is very clever but very easily discouraged and the teachers have worked with me to help him in this regard. Also my daughter had a severe behavioral issue and Ms Wacker personally dealt with it in a wonderful way because she has lots of experience with kids behavioral issues. This school is truly the Jewel in the Crown of East Cobb Elementary schools, especially now it has taken on the Leader in Me concepts - kids are developing personal traits like responsibility, accountability, integrity, motivation, etc. and are learning to work with others in the most cooperative ways. I walk around the school and I meet this country's future leaders - future CEOs, future Senators and Congresspeople, maybe Presidents (that is my son's ambition!), future Community leaders and future GREAT PARENTS! Well done Eastvalley for giving my kids the start in life that they needed to be well-rounded, successful, confident future Americans!
Eastvalley has been a wonderful school for our family. My daughter had Mrs.Moot for second grade (2012-13) and we will be referencing her second grade year forever as a truly great educational experience. Eastvalley has dedicated and caring teachers and staff members. For the 2013-14 school year the school will implement "The Leader in Me" model, based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Our principal, Karen Wacker, has been instrumental in bringing "The Leader in Me" to Eastvalley. We are excited to see the academic achievements and leadership skills our children will develop over the school year.
Eastvalley was wonderful for our kids. It was not too big. It had teachers who live in the area and really care about the students. It provided my students with challenges. It prepared my kids for middle school. Great start to school years! The PTSA and foundation have done a lot to support the school. Glad to have been a part of some of the wonderful parent funded improvements. Love the small school with a big heart!
My son just finished his first grade year and had a great experience...he absolutely loves it. My son's teacher worked hard to challenge him in a way that really sparked his desire to read. I'm very proud of the work him and his teacher were able to accomplish together this year. Well done!
My sons are in second grade and kindergarten, and we have had 3 years of a wonderful experience at Eastvalley! The principal and assistant principal are very engaged and show calm and compassion, especially in light of difficult situations. The teachers are fantastic! They have high expectations, can teach to a wide variety of learning levels and learning styles, and truly enjoy teaching our children. We love it!
My son just started kindergarten this year and has Mrs. Hestad. It has been a wonderful experience! He loves going to school everyday and we could not be more happy with his academic progress.
We have had a great experience at Eastvalley. Teachers have been fantastic! If we could get rid of the trailers and improve the outside appearance of EV, the school would be perfect! We love the neighborhood feel. It's time for EV to get some attention from the district instead of some nearby schools like Sope Creek. We deserve improvements too!
My son was in the special needs Autism /ABA class for two years. I felt the program was pathetically below standard - the structure, teachers, the environment. There was always an excuse to avoid doing anything - on the face of it he didnt need any services yet he was a student 'who didnt show' them he could do anything, it seems! Count our blessings that we have moved away from there!!!
My daughter attended this school from 2nd grade and is in 4th grade now, Ms. Kraeger s class. She is GREAT!! She is an excellent educator and guide. She has a genuine interest in her students and help them to excel in all fields to maximize the learning experience. Our experience has been very very positive. We have had excellent teachers and there are plenty of enrichment programs and opportunities for growth. This little school with a big heart will remain close to our heart!!
I have three children who currently attend Eastvalley, a fourth grader, second grader and special needs pre-k student. I love this school! I believe it is the best kept secret in Cobb county. I agree that it is a little school with a big heart! We have had excellent teachers and there are plenty of after school enrichment programs and opportunities for growth. They provide a very welcoming environment.
My son is in kindergarten, Ms. Magee is his teacher. Awesome is a mild adjective, she has a genuine interest in her students. I have found her to be creative recognizing the unique abilties of each student and tayloring her approach per student to maximize the learning experience. Our experience has been very positive.
My son is in kindergarten and has Mrs. Fortune. She is amazing. My son is very active so I was worried at the beginning of the year how that was going to go. My son is thriving, learning so much, and having fun while doing it. The principal, Mrs. Wacker is not just visible, she's accessible. Any parent in this school's zone who might be considering private school should give Eastvalley a try before they make a huge decision like that. I am very, very pleased on all fronts with Eastvalley.
Eastvalley is a wonderful place to send your students. They have high quality teachers who work hard to meet the needs of each individual child! It is a priviledge to send your child here!
I can't say enough good things about Eastvalley. The teachers are there to teach and inspire the students. They love what they do and it shows! The school is small and able to work with students individually so they can learn in their own style. All three of my children have done outstanding there.
There should be more educators out there like Mrs. Fortune and Mrs. Winslett. Teachers who recognize when a student is in trouble and needs help. My son was a child who needed additional help and these 2 teachers were there to support him and our family, they were our only support. My son is now at a private school and thriving! Straight A s! I now understand what giving your child a good education is all about.
I am a parent of an Eastvalley student, and we have been very happy with Eastvalley. Both of our children attended and our daughter is still a student there. Our daughter's 4th grade teacher (Ms Smith)was wonderful, very hands on and kept us informed of our daughter's progress and encouraged parent involvement. Overall we have been very pleased with Eastvalley in every area.
Eastvalley Elementary was one of the best academic choices we've made. It provided a warm, nurturing, yet educationally sound environment for our daughter. The principal, teachers, administrators, and parents were all top notch! Our daughter is now going on to middle school, and while we will miss Eastvalley; the learnings and wisdom she will take with her are invaluable!
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