Because of the way the elementary schools in TCAPs are set up (economically by location), the kids that go to East are condemned to class warfare from the start. The upper class kids from the peninsula's elementary school tend to cause a stir in the confidence of kids from some of the lower-income areas. Other than this big factor, the school has a wonderful computer art/animations class. My child was enthused over this class. I've only ever had problems with the teachers of the 6th grade, but this was when my child was among the first of the 6th graders to be added to the general populace.
We moved to traverse city this year. My son is in seventh grade and loves the teachers, the band program and the broadcast class. The teachers and administrators have exceeded our expectations. We applaud their ability to make each student feel special. This is a wonderful school