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Ebinger Elementary School4
Posted April 21, 2014
- a parent
Great principal, fantastic supportive and caring parents. Fund raisers continue to be utilized to support programs for the school. Ongoing changes have been implemented-many art programs have been created, computer lab is up and running, smart boards in each room and iPad carts are available. Now they are focusing on improving the Physical Education (grounds and programs) for the school. Theyh ave Math Night, Literacy Night and Science Night for families to involve their kids. There are off-campus trips for 4th (White Pines Ranch), 6th (New York) and 8th (Washington DC) graders. Principal meets with parents 1x/month. Doors are open for communication. Needs: upgrade rating system for grading especially the exploratory classes. Additionally kids with higher academic prospects need to be challenged and upper grade teachers need to be more creative to motivate their students.
My child graduated from this school years ago. This school was amazing, the teachers, the principal were all supportive and if there were any concerns I was contacted immediately. The expectations were set coming in the door. He was well prepared for high school.
Average school, good community support, lacking in academic rigor. 8th grade Algebra students unable to pass high school Algebra placement tests and grammar/usage instruction has been downplayed, which is a large component on selective enrollment HS tests. Many of the high achieving students have left to area Academic Centers. Technology lab is great but highly underutilized as teachers aren't proficient in leading edge educational programs.
My child is receiving a great education. The principal, Mrs. Peterson-Klosa, has an open door to listening to the parents and students with needs/issues. She is exceptionally good with special needs children and their parents. I am grateful she took over as principal of Ebinger. Very happy with the teacher we have, and teacher's aides. Our child is doing very well and thriving in the Ebinger School environment. I have seen many parents that are involved in school. I stay at home, but bear in mind many people do have to work and do their best. Curriculum night is ALWAYS packed with parents interested in their child's education. Our school offers sports and after school programs. There seems to be plenty a child could do and join at school whether it is band or sports or even a foreign language program. D.K.
Academics are #1 at Ebinger. Standards are incredibly high. Teachers are committed & hold students accountable (but need to communicate more via newsletters & web). After school includes sports, art, scouts, chess, choir, math & reading enrichment.