The principal and new vice principal are great! So glad to have them on board! But some of the teachers are apathetic (they do nothing when a student screams at them to "Shut up,") and not interested, including one teacher who is "always putting her feet up and texting on her phone." Some teachers only really concerned when it comes to students taking PSSAs. Bullying is an issue, and there should be a "No tolerance" or "three strikes and you're out" rule when it comes to that. They need a stronger teacher/leader for the band. It's pretty bad when you get an hour for band practice after school, and the kids only get to play for 10 minutes because it takes the teacher 40 minutes to take attendance as a result of all the distractions and interruptions. Disruptive students ruin it for the ones who really want to be there learning and participating. Uniforms would be beneficial, as there would be less peer pressure, less bullying about clothes, and people would save money in the long run. Just get khakis and navy blue pants, and polo shirts. No need to spend a ton of money. Guarantee you will see more pride with the students!
Our child's experience at ENMS has been very positive. The teachers and prinicipal are readily accessible via email, live conferences and phone conferences. As parents, we have been very pleased with the curriculum, especially math and science. High achievers are afforded the opportunity to enrolled in advanced math studies. The Parent Faculty Club consist of very committed parents who seek to partner with the school staff and parents and we believe they are doing a fine job. This is not a perfect school but we believe it is a school committed towards the betterment of all it's students regardless of ethnicity or socioeconomic background.
I have gone to ENMS for all of middle school, and I have encountered many teachers with just horrible attitudes. I got in trouble for grabbing a book, a teacher threw a student's textbook across the room in the 6th grade and I still remember the student's name and the teacher's name. I am now a sophomore. My 13 year old sister currently attends and is bullied by the students. relatives have made attempts to kind of disband this inappropriate behavior, but they have made no effort or otherwise attempt to stop it. She is now going to start school at Renaissance Academy Charter School in Phoenixville because of this dispute.
In the 4 years I have had a child at ENMS, almost every teacher I've encountered has been dedicated and involved with the students and responsive and available to me as a parent. The frequent changes in administration have been disruptive, but hopefully they are resolved now that another principal has been hired. Switched my child here from Catholic school and couldn't be happier with my decision.
ENMS had a good reputation prior to the 2005/2006 school year. We moved out of the District after 2 years at ENMS due to disruptive students and the teacher's lack of ability/tools to control the students. Our "Gifted Program" student is barely treading water now that we've moved to an academically challenging District. I ~think~ they are on their third Principal at ENMS since 2005/2006 (as of 2010/2011). From what I observed there seems to be limited parent participation. A rudimentary education, at best.
East Norriton is a well run school with many activities for the students
My students have an amazing work ethic. They want to succeed and grow and are willing to put in the effort required. I'm proud to teach at East Norriton Middle School.
ENMS has wonderful students and staff who work hard to be the best they can be!
We have a great staff and faculty who really care about the students,
this school always performs higher than stewart and eisenhower in standerdized testing. the principle is caring and hard working. if you want to go to a middle school in nasd got to this one. trust me. the rules have changed. the kids are no longer out of control. they cant even walk in the hallways alone! each teacher walk their kids to their classes. the rules have definetley changed. they can only go to the bathroom a certaint amount of time. there is no more running around. you can check the pssa scores for your self. which middle school do you want your kid going to?
The principal is the best part of this school. He's trying, but he has a long road ahead. The students are for the most part out of control, there are virtually no extracurricular activities, and the teachers are hit or miss. The school consistently performs far below other area middle schools in standardized testing. It's over-crowded and the kids basically run wild. My children went there for one year and that was enough. They are going to Catholic school and we're not even Catholic. That's how desperate we are to leave East Norriton.
I have a daughter at ENMS. The administration and faculty are committed and caring. When my daughter started middle school in 5th grade I was concerned, but she transitioned well. She is in the gifted program and had gotten all the support and guidance she has needed. I am very happy with the education she is receiving.
My son goes to ENMS and this school is one of the best schools any 5th - 8th grade student can go to. this school is amazing
I am impressed with the dedication of the staff. I like the team approach where the teachers meet regularly and discuss the students.
ENMS is a great school. They have excellent teachers who really care about education and a wonderful arts program. I would recommend this school to anyone moving to the area searching for a public school for their child.
This school is huge! My only problem is lack of communication. My son is having difficulty adjusting to the school's policy and so am I. There seems to be no warnings given to the parents about what their child is doing in school or if a problem exists. I'm talking behavioral problems.
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