Unorganized, absolutely no respect for the parents. Hang up the phone on you, do not call back when they say they will, yet harass you with automated calls.
My son has attended East for two years and we are very impressed with the rigorous curriculum as well as the assistance that students are given to help meet their academic goals. Their teachers provide feedback to the students and parents. My son can explain to us exactly what learning goals he has met and which ones he is working towards. The work he brings home is meaningful and engaging. He has an IEP and all staff including administration, process coordinator, special education, regular education and specials teachers truly work as a team to help us meet his goals. They communicate regularly with home and assist us with methods by which we can work together to help him be successful. The building is attractive and I feel very reassured by their policies and procedures that my child is well cared for, safe and loved while he is at school. My son loves school and his teachers, he speaks regularly of their routines and processes that have helped him to be successful in school and understand academic and behavioral expectations. I am so impressed with the quality of instruction and staff at East Elementary!
My son is a first grade student at East Elementary. He attended Kindergarten here as well. I am extremely pleased with the administration, staff, and overall building environment. It is apparent student learning is a high priority.
My child has attended East Elementary the past two years. During that time period, I have been very pleased with the Administration, Teachers and Staff that I have dealt with. The Administration seems to really care about the students and has created a positive atmosphere to ensure students are getting the best education possible. They have created an academic curriculum that will help these young students in the future. The Teachers are great and have always kept us informed on our child's performance. The classrooms are equipped with the lastest technology that allows my child to have fun while he is learning.
Our family has had the pleasure of being part of the East family since 2010. Our concern was that our daughter was unable to interact not only adults but children her age as well. She was accepted into the P.A.C.E. preschool progam and with much help from the staff at East she is so much better. So to our suprise after being at East for two years our little girl now a first grader cried everyday for the first quarter. East faculty and staff worked with us ot help our daughter through those trying times. After 33 long days finally our daughter was able to have a successful first grade! They were so helpful, they worked with us with diffrent techniques to help her through her day. I truely believe it is the leadership at east that made the situation so much more easier to go through. They never gave up on our family and most importantly they never gave up on our daughter. The principles, the councilors and the teachers were so patient and kind in helping us through it all. For that I feel that East Elementry is the best school in the world and I am so glad that we are able to attend this school. Thank you so much East I couldnt have asked for a better school.
We had a wonderful experience with East Elementary. The academics are rigorous and you get a real sense of how much the teachers, administration and staff care for the students that they serve as soon as you walk in the door.
My daughter attended Kindergarten through Second grade. She had a difficult teacher for 1st grade that we didn't really care for but, thankfully she's no longer teaching! I can't say much about the principal since I never saw her around but the assistant principal, Mrs. Vernon, is amazing! She truly puts your child first and cares! Everyone is very friendly & the school has definitely improved their overall school rules and policies. This school is deserving of a higher rating! Definitely recommend volunteering in your child's classroom and staying involved!
My child attended this school from September to Thanksgiving Break and was in first grade. I liked the school and the academics challenged her. I wish she would of had more Math homework but she did excel. However I feel the school had too many students, it was just too big. The school did a good job for as many students as it held. I feel there was great communication with the teacher as well. I did have reservations because I stood in the parent line to pick up my child and some of the parents were of questionable nature. So maybe it is not the school, faculty, and admininstration. I think it might be some of the parents and how they view life, act, curse in the parent line, make sure everyone hears them on their cell phones, speak loud enough for other parents to hear the complaints about the school, which is noone's business, and just the way they represent themselves. I would of kept my child in this school but due to military orders we had to move. The school was great. We were sad to have to leave our first grade teacher.
East Elementary is one of the best schools in the state. All three of my children have attended this school K-2. The teachers they had were caring. The curriculum was challenging. There was good communication between school/teacher and parent. I would not have wanted my children to go anywhere else!
Not impressed by the things my child does in class. Poor communication between teacher and parents. She is constantly telling me she doesn't like school because she is bored. That shouldn't be happening in Kindergarten in my opinion.
The atmosphere for learning is inadequate. Supervision on the playground is lacking to a reprehensible degree. Feels more like a prison than a school.
Most of the staff is friendly. The principal Hilary Bales is very rude and could care less about the students. I volunteered at the school 2 to 3 days a week for over a year and rarely did I see her come out of her office. I have gone to her with concerns before and she blew me off. She acted as if she did not care and I was wasting her time. She has a very bad attitude and seems to be there only for a pay check.
This school does not impress me in the least. The parent to teacher ratio is horrible. This site is inaccurate in it's 12-1 estimation, it's more like 20 or more to 1. Many children I interact with, including my own, cannot recall actually learning anything new in their classes. I understand the need for review for the first week, but after that learning should start, not further review.
Notice: The following are MY opinions. We have had bad experiences at this school. So many kids have behavioral problems, the schoolwork seems to be behind. And a few smiles from the teachers & staff would go a long way.
The teachers are very imtelligent and care about the students. The staff is available to support your child with their education when you need them the most. You can actually make arrangements with them to find out more ways to help your child learn better study skills. They also tell you about good programs.
I like this school, they have great teachers and keep you up to date weekly by email of all of the test scores and announcements. They have excellent extra curricular programs for kids like the future cheerleading that's hard to find for their age at other schools. The work is very advanced but there are no programs fit to handle kids with learning disabilities or special education students.
I am soo happy with this school on every level possible. The teachers and principal are soo friendly and already know me, and its not even the end of September. Academics, music, art P.E., seems to be very well balanced and structured. Way to go East Elementary!
This is our 3rd year at East and we could not be happier. We have been blessed with teachers that care and will not let a child fall behind. Parent involvement is very important and our children will go far in life if team work is important. There are more children in the classes something I was concerned about. This is no longer a concern of ours since we stay informed on our children's progress thru email, letters sent home, and of course the work our children bring home.
My kids love school! They have a wonderful music program and the teachers are great. The principal and vice principal get to know the kids and are involved in the community. I am really sad that we are moving next year, if I could have it my way we would stay here!
This school provides a lot if your child has no academic problems. I have two children who have problems, one with an IEP and one without as to date, and my eldest was takne out of this school and homeschooled becasue his issues were not addressed. My other child is still there and now we are starting to struggle with her. If your child is 'normal' or above average this school is a good school. As for the most part we have had a good relationship with the faculty.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Waynesville East Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Waynesville East Elementary School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.