Some teachers give more than others. So far it balances out to a "just right" answer this year. I would rather see quality vs quantity or very little homework but reading for pleasure with a sign off from the parents that the child actually read for certain period of time. With the 1-1 computers it's hard to monitor if my child is playing on it or actually doing homework unless I am peering over his shoulder at all times. We try to minimize screen time during the school week to homework only on the computer if need be...no TV/Video Games.
Excellent leadership. The principal appears to truly care about the quality of the school and works to foster an enriched learning environment for the students. Most teachers encountered thus far seem to enjoy their work.
This school is okay if your child fits into in the box, but fair at best when it comes to both handling and identifying the need for special services - which an ever increasing number of children are in need of. They are incapable of effectively handling any type of victimization and not up to speed on its true dynamics. The quality of the faculty runs the gamut. Leadership is narrowly focused and bureaucratic.
Eisenhower Middle School is dynamic and caring in the approach to educating our middle school age kids. Not only are they continually implementing and fine tuning programs to establish the apptitude and the "grit" in our kids, there is a wonderful, inclusive, supportive atmosphere as our kids learn. Teachers are enthusiastic and generally excellent. We have had all good experiences in dealing with the Principal -he is solid and has proven time and again to care about the students' classroom and after-school experience .
Unresponsive principal, mediocre teaching staff and outdated curriculum. The district is falling farther and farther behind other districts in terms of curriculum quality and attention to gifted and talented. Math and science curriculum woefully deficient.
Sometimes we say, school is school. This would be an insult to define Eisenhower Middle School in Wyckoff in this manner. The school represents itself very well. The Administration in my eyes has proven to be excellent. The teaching staff also excellent. I couldn't ask for a better place for my children to attend school. The school to parents has an excellent communication level, you should and usually do know everything about the education your child is getting.