Regarding the homework, it is excessive. I love the school, but let's be honest. My kids are up to at least midnight very night doing homework. There is no time for creativity as even those projects are crammed between reading logs, science summaries, pages of math problems, and history questions. The kids are also expected to do lots of homework over the weekend. Some teachers stay late and offer extra help and are amazing but often these extra help sessions conflict with one another so kids have to choose between them. That said, the rigor does keep the kids engaged with the material so come test time, they are prepared.
ERHS is a wonderful school! Teacher are all experts and fully passionnate about teaching and supporting their students through the experience of learning. When my daughter graduated in 12th grade, she was totally prepared for higher learning and is a top student at college now. The work is perfectly organized and safety is never ever a concerned. The school deeply care about the success of each student and it shows with the excellent academic record of the school. I think that everychild that will be entering this school is very fortunate, I highly recommend ERHS.
Awesome school with great communication! My son is in 9th grade and so happy to be at this school. Academically challenging indeed with a warm nurturing environment.
I am so excited to start at Elro this Fall. They have great Sports teams and Music Programs and can't wait to try out for Basketball, Tennis and Band. The guidance counselor at this school is really nice.
Great communication at this school! We are excited to be a part of the 2017 graduating class and community.
Elro does not give 5 hours of homework a night. The principal has limited homework to 1/2 hour per night per academic course, for a total of about 2 1/2 hours per night. Over Thanksgiving break, teachers were not allowed to assign more than 1 night of homework. This is a school for hardworking students, but the homework load, while heavy, is not excessive. My son is a senior, not a super hard worker, and he loves this place. The teachers are wonderful.
This exact post re "Going Mentally Mad" is why our son w/our support chose not to go to ER. We had discussed this issue w/several parents of ER students and decided that the excessive pressure wasn't about learning but cramming and status seeking. Parents are beginning to lobby against all this overload that our kids have in the evenings and on weekends. This applies to private as well as public schools Let your voices be heard! 5 hours of homework each night does not make our kids smarter, just exhausted and burned out.
The work load and extended school day puts WAY too much pressure on the students to achieve what the teachers expect of us. Speaking for us all, the schedule and work load needs to be made with regard that each student has a life, and extracurriculers to attend. 5 hours of homework and a LONG school day is too much on us all. Going mentally mad!
Leadership is key and Mr. Saliani is an outstanding leader. He has a good working knowledge of teaching and diplomacy - he has been known to prepare some of the lunchroom specials. The school environment reflects the involvement and interest of all the staff and students together.
This is an excellent school in terms of academics, social outreach and leadership displayed by its principal, Mr. Saliani. My son loves going to school every morning and comes home motivated to achieve.
Very high academic standards. The teachers are excellent, and they really care about their students.
The students have only to gain with an excellent teachers and staff. Extraordinary environment to learn.
Because it has prepared me so much for college. Because it has amazing teacher who do amazing work everyday. Because ELRO is the best!
It's vibe is amazing. It's small, it's trendy, and all the students are very close. Plus the school has a LOT of money and blows it on cool stuff like class sets of iTouches and motion-sensing towel dispensers. But the school is great and the teachers are awesome. Lucky if you go here, missing out if you don't!
The teachers and staff are excellent, the students are all friendly and kind, and it's the best learning environment in all of NYC
It is such a great school. the staff and the teachers are excellent and the courses are very well decided and the way the teachers teach the courses are to the point.
This school is on a par with many private schools in NYC and requires work to excel. Those students and parents who believe a school should listen to all the excuses and accept them, should not apply to this school. The students here have a real focus on achievement vs games. Students leave this school with an extraordinary education and to date every graduating class has a 100% acceptance rate at college. Ms Elliot, who has moved to another school has done an outstanding job in creating a public school the city can be proud of.
Eleanor Roosevelt is a very good school. Though I did not much enjoy my freshman and sophomore years, I'm loving my junior year. I think the opinion you have of the school has alot to do with the teachers you get. I've been particularly lucky, but overall I find most of the teachers to be excellent as well as very understanding and caring to the students. I think the atmosphere of the school has really changed since Ms.Elliot left. Ms.Elliot was a brilliant woman and the founding principal of the school. But unfortunately because of her hand in the creation of the school, she could see no flaws. But now with Mr.Saliani at the helm, everyone seems to be generally happier. He gives a more casual atmosphere to the school and has worked very hard at revamping the programs and exciting school spirit. Right now, I love El-Ro.
I have never received such an attitude from any school. The teachers, when I asked them to maybe e-mail me about homework, all said, in different words, that my daughter should know her homework, and that there was no reason for me to know it. When my daughter s phone rang at 3:05 in the hallway, the principal refused to allow her to keep it-OVER VACATION. I was out of town on work, and sent my daughter and her 19 year old brother with a note from me to the office to get the phone back, and not even when I spoke to her on the phone did she allow us to have it. My daughter comes home, talking to me about teachers fired from previous jobs for inappropriate behavior, and she tells me that she and some of her friends feel uncomfortable in certain a class. Ms. Elliott, the principal, of
My child has flourished in this school. The coursework gets increasingly more difficult in the upper grades but the support is there for motivated students. The leadership is confident and accessible. The number of electives is growing and the athletics are becoming stronger. The arts program is small but it serves many students very well. All in all, a terrific place to spend the high school years.
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