My daughter attended University all through elementary and now I have a Kindergartner at the school. The Principal, Asst.Principal, and teachers truly care and love what they do. My daugther had a great experience at the school and now my Kindergartner loves it too. Universities diversity and quality of education make it an outstanding public school. I feel fortunate everyday when I drop my son off that he is able to be there.
I have had two children attend UES since 2008. There is more structure throughout the entire school day, which is difficult for all the children, and may be frustrating to some parents. My youngest daughter has loved all her teachers and experiences thus far (attended since K), my son related exceptionally well to one teacher he had for 5-6th grades (attended since 3rd grade). Many students have parents working/studying at IU, parental involvement is strong. Music and art are exceptional. Parents run German, Spanish, and chess clubs after school. School hosts GT kids in the area at the elementary level. Educational resources are significant. Overall, it is an excellent public school although not a one-size-fits-all. I wish recess were less structured and kids were encouraged to run and play outside. The school day is very long now and vigorous activity would be greatly appreciated.
i believe i went to this school in 1985-86/87 when i was 5-6+. i was a student from Malaysia. Great school tho.
My son learned almost for one year there while we adult did our research at IU. Very nice school, professional teachers and stuff, we love that school!
I am sadly disappointed in UES. Our son has attended since K, now grade 3, and we are trying to get a transfer. If you don't mind the NO TALKING rule in the cafeteria (yes, the little kids actually have to READ the WHOLE time, no socialization, just robots) then you're nuts. Worse still was the lack of leadership when our son was bullied over and over at school. The Administration denied our requests to get the bullies parents involved until it had gone too far and we were no longer willing to work with the Administration. Test scores may say it's a good school but I assure you they are misleading.
Teachers do not care about students, only test results are important. The principal is never willing to help or even listen to patents' concerns
I love my school so,so much!!!!!!Which of course i'm talking about University Elementary School.Du.Everything is great there, except maybe the bathrooms, spicily the boys bathrooms.Like one of the things are boys not flushing when they are done using it,and also sometimes they don't wash there hands.
Fantastic teachers who take great interest in meeting the needs of all their students. Wonderful diversity in students, many multi-national. Principal is extremely devoted to school as well as parents involved in PTO. First Rate!
UES is a great school with a diverse student body and caring, dedicated teachers committed to excellence in the classroom. We transferred our daughter out of private school to attend UES due to the higher academic standards at this school. The principal runs a tight ship, kids are quiet and orderly in the halls, class rooms are warm and colorful. Parent involvement is high. My daughter LOVES UES and we are very happy with her progress here.
This is a fabulous school. My children are being challenged academically with absolutely no bullying or other interpersonal issues with other students or teachers for the years they have attended. It is very diverse ethnically which is a huge plus for our family. No one is treated as 'strange' or 'different' because of their ethnic, religious, or cultural background. The focus in this school is where it should be: on education.
Exceptional teachers and highly supportive parents dedicated to education and learning that does not stop at the bell. Proper support for academically gifted children.
The school is not parent friendly. The principal is clearly most concerned with test scores and does not encourage growth and care of the whole child. We felt discipline and teacher involvement with interpersonal issues to be poor. We gave it an average rating as the general academics is average. My children previously loved school and found their teachers to be no more than cold.
The children here have a wonderful opportunity to be in a school that is so ethnically diverse. Parents, teachers, and staff work together to make this school work well for the children.
I really like University Elementary. As the IU feeder school, the school is very ethnically diverse for southern Indiana. Furthermore, the teachers seem to be of a high quality. My daughter was in Kevin Wenzel's kindergarten class, and he was excellent.
I love how this school challenges there students. What a great experience my daughter has had.
I think this is the best school in the district and love that my children are here.
This school has international environment. The school supplies are very good. They are good!
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