my school is very good it is a public school not private you don't not have to pay for lunch and you don't have to work all day you get 15 minutes of recess then you go to specials specials are when you either have gym library music or art my favorite is gym it is very helpful it even has summer school and after school events or activites I think my teachers are very helpful because they always know when you are stuck on anything and they will help you. well thanks for reading this and that's my opinion :D
I have 2 children in this school & volunteer there also. It can be a busy & noisy place but I see kids blossoming, parents participating and very involved teachers. My calls are always returned quickly. My children *are* allowed to wear sweaters (another reviewer claims they can't). My kids do not seem to see any fights or confrontations. Great artwork on display everywhere. Good lessons on civic responsiblity. Very happy.
When we moved to Syracuse, Our daughter was entering the 4th grade. Ed Smith school was our choice of school. so we slected a house in this school's area. Her friends to this day are the kids she met at Ed Smith. She is a dancer in Ny and her frineds are all in rhe ARts. the teachers are wonderful, the school is diverse and the childrne's education is Top Shelf!The PTA is thre most invloved in the city school district!
From my expereince (my son attends Ed Smith) all the staff do their best to make every school day be the best it can be, everyday. However, why no website for the school? If there is a website, it is impossible to find.
This is a horrible middle school they dont allow the children to wear fleeces or sweaters in the middle of winter! and what middle school has children walk to lunch in a line? Its a horrible and i wouldnt recommend sending your child there also they are always fights and innocent children get attcked! i unfortunately go to this school and i hate it!
Ed Smith Is Not Very Divise and has Communication problems. My Daught attended Ed Smith since kindergarten. Her grade are alwyas dropping and she complains about the teachers
Communication with Edward Smith School is quite unsat. Two of my children attend this school, I have called the listed number of 315-435-4650 Five (5) times with out (0) return calls. I live 40 miles away, My children attend this school. I'm trying to be a point of contact so I may be involved with my children's schooling. I left a message every time and they do not call back. Very disappointing coming from a school who would be quick to reprehend a child for doing something wrong.
Excellent K/6 academics, music (bank/orchestra/Notables chorus groups), arts (they raised $20K supporting arts programs), a year-long after-school Parks and Rec program until 7 PM, many other programs, and extraordinary parent involvement, Ed Smith heads the list in the city (usually first choice of buildings on the city's east side quadrant) and outpreforms much of the county. They are the 1st full-inclusion school in the nation, the nation's first to go-green, recongnized nationally for special education and their ground-breaking leadership roles. Recent US and Eduational Weekly stories listed them as 'Exceptional'.
Ed Smith school is a place for quality education at the same time that your child learns to accept and respect those who are not the same as him or her. The school is diverse racially as well as having an inclusive program which bring special needs students into the classrooms. Rather than causing 'disruption,' these students add a completely new dimension to elementary education. The typical students learn to respect and appreciate their special need peers. It is truly a beautiful thing to see. Ed Smith has a wonderful art teacher. The creative pieces that my children bring home never fail to amaze me. The music program, and the reading programs in K and 1st grade are excellent. There are many opportunities for parents to become involved at the school, through the very active PTA.
Edward Smith Elementary in Syracuse, N.Y. is nationally and internationally recognized for inclusion of Autistic children in regular education classes.It is considered the first school in America to embrace this concept and in 2004-2005 the community celebrated 25 years of total inclusion of children with severe special needs. The school's philosophy is that everyone fits and everyone can learn from each other. The school is k-6th grade and accomodates between 600 and 700 students. Academic and behavioral goals are high and Ed Smith is one of the top performing schools in the Syracuse City School District. It has a very active and involved PTO and the staff is continually involved in professional development and new initiatives. Syracuse University has strong ties with Ed Smith and values the school's outstanding reputation. Every semester, SU, along with other local colleges, sends many education students to learn at this outstanding school.
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