My child went to UES and the High School. Very good education. Some Parents and students have a very "elitist "mentality. ( I guess due to neighborhood - bratty rich kids can be mean. I blame the parents not teachers.) School teachers good. If your child has any issues principal and superintendent of both UES and High school are not very helpful. Guidance counselors seem overwhelmed . Parents have to keep pushing to get their child's needs accomplished. Overall curriculum challenging and good for the student.
Regardless the turn over rate of principal was very high during my child attending this school, this school maintained a great learning experience for my child. The counselors have been very helpful. The Math program is excellent especially in the enriched programs. The Language Art program can be better . It is a big school for these 4th, 5th and 6th graders. There are around 1000 students.
I have had two children pass through the school. Both had a great time and an overall positive experience. Like everywhere there are a few teachers that could be better, but the general level is very high. The school also benefits very much from the local community, with many very dedicated parents helping our. From what I can tell, the special needs program is strong. The language teaching is rather disappointing. The school has gone through 4 principals in 6 years, so there are some questions about the administration. The facilities offered by the school are also first rate.