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Eleanor Roosevelt High School5
Posted September 30, 2014
- a community member
I graduated from this school and it was an amazing experience. Perfect amount of work to get me prepared for College. I attended the University of Michigan and thought that Elro did an excellent job preparing me. Keep it up. DGarson
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.
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.
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!