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Battle Creek, MI

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380 Helmer Road North
Battle Creek, MI 49037

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(269) 962-9300
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April 30, 2015
I visit Endeavor often, and have seen such an amazing difference with the new principal and MS dean! The students are having fun, their test scores are good, and I have noticed the moral focus is being acted out by the staff and students. Its a delightful change from the big public schools I am used to!

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February 19, 2015
The new principal is amazing! I have 3 children in elementary. They are new to the school this year and have been welcomed w open arms. Love the moral focus program and also the Be Nice anti bully program. Our teachers have gone above and beyond. They are loving, caring and do what they can to help your child succeed! Thank you Endeavor for all you do for the kids!

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October 02, 2014
School very disappointing. Very little help if you have any issues with anything. Office lady's worthless at best. Safety of children questionable. They have no clue of procedures or policies. Really very sad.

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January 22, 2014
I had heard rave reviews about Endeavor. They are doing great with my son and the kids have been friendly despite his frequent meltdowns during class. His teacher is fabulous with helping him with this. My daughter had to be pulled out however because the administration and teacher were unresponsive to our needs in middle school to have her change classes due to the bullying/rudeness and said nothing could be done, classes were full. Yet a new girl came in after her and was put in one of those classes. Her teacher was nice but clearly in denial or uncaring or had lost hope in change about his class' true nature. I know middle school is a tough time but still, nothing? The lunch hour is a problem too. Sometimes students are left totally unsupervised. NOT OK EVER. Academically the school is doing great and has steps in place to challenge advanced students and a rep of doing a good job helping failing students (from other schools) begin to succeed.

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December 20, 2013
I transferred my daughters over to this school this year from BC public schools and I believe that it was a great decision. It took some getting use to for them with uniforms and all, but overall I like the academic expectations that they have for the students and the teachers seem to be involved and concerned. I am able to contact their teachers when needed and feel that this school is doing a great job. My children will be returning next year.

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May 22, 2013
First year for my kid at this school and probably the last. Don't like the way the administration treats problems; confidential matters were told to the students. Bullying is rampant; punishment is inconsistent, and it seems to be teachers as well as the students who are bullying. I agree with the other review, we should be able to find out why there was a lockdown; my student said the rumor was that a person was seen outside the school with a gun. If the kids think that's what happened there's a problem and parents should be made aware. Rare to have a teacher contact me and difficult to find the dean with time to talk about problems. Latest teacher change was not handled well, we were informed that a teacher had left but received no info on the replacement from the school, just what the student came home and said had happened.

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May 02, 2013
This is my daughter's second year at Endeavor. We have several issues along the way from to many changes in teachers ... to improper behavior by another student. We were able to address the improper behavior after contacting the teacher and then the principal. Usually we can get things taken care of but it takes a lot to get the attention of certain authority figures. Biggest problem we have is that when there was a lockdown at school this year we were not allowed to know why. We contacted the teacher, the facebook page for the school, the principal, the dean and even the parent relation department of National Heritage Academies. We have not gotten an answer to our concerns and feel that this is a HUGE concern when choosing a school. WE WANT TO KNOW OUR DAUGHTER IS SAFE, but how do you know that if the school isn't open with you about things like lockdowns. Please make sure that you ask lots of questions and get them all answered before enrolling in any school.

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May 25, 2011
Love this school! Our entire family goes to this school. Wasn't too impressed with the first grade teacher, but others are wonderful! When I compared my child's education with other children the same age at othe schools Endeavor was WAY above the bar. Parents you have to be ready to be envolved with your child's education!

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January 31, 2011
This is my 10th and last year to have kids in this school. It has been an amazing school with a close knit family environment. Academics and education are great and have serviced them way into high school. Thanks Endeavo!

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January 21, 2011
Not a great school where is your mind at. Teacher and Principle come up to you and tell you that you are not allowed in the building even your child is in the building. Asking to many question is bad think.... Hate that school..

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December 12, 2010
My son came from a Battle Creek Public school which was just not meeting his needs. He has ADHD and that coupled with numerous teachers that were not equiped to handle it, meant poor scores for him. He began Endeavor in the 4th grade, his teacher was great and understood his needs and adapted to him without accomodating him to the point where he thought he could get away with anything. 5th grade was a struggle, with absolutely no help from the teacher because she constantly was in a "bad mood" (her words). This year, he has a wonderful understanding teacher that doesn't put up with nonsense, but understands his ADHD. Bottom line...kids need to learn how to deal with many different types of teachers/bosses/people. I think they do an acceptional job of dealing with so many different children.

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December 10, 2010
This is our daughters first year in school. The school is great and the teachers are fantastic. Plenty of opportunity for parent involvment. Great parent teacher communication. To other parents: NOT enrollling your child at Endeavor is a big mistake.

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October 28, 2010
No, happy that no one had contact me at all.. Not refearing this school to no one...

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October 14, 2010
Communication is a big thing, but this school does not want you to communicate with the teacher becasue they have so many kids in there class they don' thave time to answer everyone's question. SO, I don't refer this school to no one.

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October 09, 2010
This is our second year of school. First year did not had no problem but, second year had a problem with teacher and principal. Principal did not want me to communicate with teacher. So, before you put kids in that school please make sure if Principal would let you communicate with teacher. Did you like it was very upset. My kids a lots of problem in school but Principal stopped me to communicate with teacher. Could not asked any question to teacher. Teacher was so much ready for my kids to come out from the class too.

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October 06, 2008
This is our 8th year at Endeavor and I love it more than ever! My oldest child has graduated Endeavor and gone on to Pennfield and has yet to be challenged because, in his own words, 'we did this at Endeavor years ago!' I also am seeing the cultural differences between Endeavor and the charter schools and will say that my freshman is mature and is able to handle it thanks to the solid background of Endeavor.

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October 01, 2008
This is our first year at Endeavor. The teachers, principal, and office staff are wonderful. Truly. I get both of my son's grades emailed to me on a weekly basis! I can also look up on Athome. I see each of their teacher's daily and ask quickly how everything is going. No bullying is allowed at this school. This school has a positive learning environment. We are happy that are kids are happy! They love to go to school! They have homework. They are actually learning. We are grateful that we found Endeavor! We will post any updates!

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October 02, 2007
my little girl has been here since last yr she has adhd n the school works wonderfully with her.it was nice that this year we had a teacher that thought next door to her last year so she knew what she was getting into.the teacher that i have met at this school and are all wonderful the only way ild move my kid out is if we moved away or she goes to high school.i love this school

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September 26, 2007
Teachers are great but not willing to communicate if student isn't doing well. Teachers think AtSchool is what all parents need, not thinking not all parents have access to the internet daily. Music, art, and P.E. are great for the students and they love all of their extras.

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August 26, 2007
This was the worst school ever! My son had multiple problems with bullying that was not addressed. Needless to say, my son no longer goes to this school! Parents beware!

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September 19, 2006
This is our son's first year at Endeavor. I hate to admit it, but he is very strong willed and difficult. He had a lot of trouble at his last school, so we brought him to Endeavor because we thought it would be a better fit... and we were right! The classroom movement keeps him from getting bored, the classes are broken down into three levels of mastery & the teachers are firm. He has had more 'green' or good days this year than he had all last year, and it is only the 1st month of school. We have nothing but good things to say about Endeavor!

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August 27, 2005
This is my daughters first year at Endeavor, 7th Grade. She came from Northwestern. We are all EXTREMELY impressed with Endeavor. The teachers actually TEACH! The kids are actually LEARNING! I am very excited to have my daughter enrolled! The student/teacher ratio is A LOT smaller than a public school and is MUCH better for the kids! So far so good! We Love it!

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Endeavor Charter Academy
380 Helmer Road North, Battle Creek, MI  49037
(269) 962-9300
Last modified Endeavor Charter Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Endeavor Charter Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top