I've gone to East since 5th grade, and graduated in 2004. In my opinion, each year in that school improved not only technology wise, but academics as well. Each year I attended, only grew better for students to be able to receive an education, and have a better one-on-one interaction with the faculty. Like any school, it's not perfect, but it sure was on its way to be when I attended.
My children are going into their second year at East. I have had some concerns with disruptive behavior that goes on in a number of the classes. Overall my children have done well at East but I think that all of the students could benefit if the teachers would take charge of their class and send the disruptive children out.
I am a rising senior (c/o 06) and have been attending East Literature Magnet School since 8th grade. The teachers, for the most part, are exceptional, and they know their material. Dr. Whitley, Ms. Siebold, and Ms. Sexton are among the best teachers that I have had the privilege of learning under.
I am a student at East High. I started out there in the 5th grade, and I love it. Throughout my life I had great teachers who didn't allow me to just sit on my tail and not do anything. They made me do my work. They got really involved with my mother, too. Even though its a small school, we have less problems. I had to leave for behavioral reasons my 8th grade year, but I returned my 10th grade year and I refuse to go anywhere else. I will be a junior this 2005-2006 school year and I am certainly looking foward to it. The only sad part is we don't currently have a football and softball team, but I, along with others, are working on that problem. But we pretty much have the other sports and extracurricular activities at East.
My son has attended this school since grade 5 and is now a Junior. This school is one of the best. He has has great teachers who see his potential and push him to do better. Although there may some students who disrupt classes, demanding discipline is a top priority.
My daughter attended East Literature in 5th and 6th grade and is now a 7th Grader at MLK. The East teaching staff was as good (and some better -- thanks Mrs. King) as any other school in Nashville. However, I felt that the majority of the non-academic magnet schools have as much problems with discipline as the zoned schools. My daughter had a very time focusing with the disruptive students (at least a half dozen or so 'regulars in every class), yet nothing was ever done to rectify this problem beyond ISS.
My child attend East in the 5th and 6th grades. This school is very weak in literature, I agree the faculty cares but a little more focus on academics is needed. My daughter came home daily complaining about weekly fist fights at the school. She is now in the 7th grade at MLK and now she is being challenged academically.
Great school! Academics are strong & the teachers are dedicated to their profession. Caring environment is evident. The principal, Mrs. Stewart, is a creative & driving force & has assembled strong teams of teachers. My child loves the school & is once more enthusiastic about learning since coming here in 8th grade.
This school is very small they just started to try to improve it. They don't really have very many fine arts to expand there horizion. The best teacher is Mr.Rod stephens (math). even though they say lit. magnet thats what they are worst in. The over all school is ok. They don't have a very good sports department. 1-10 as a strong firm on education I rate it a 4. They don't have a strong band. It seems all they spend there money on is computers, not in the class room but in the lab which only 30% on the school is allowed in.
East literature is a truly great school. My son has attended for five years. He is an upcoming sophomore. The school is expanding into two buildings. I hope the extracurricular activities increase as the middle and high school seperate. Would recommend to anyone.
This is one of the best schools in the nation. The teachers and staff are the best too. They are loving and really care about the kids and will do anything to help them.
School is being renovated and I feel that as a parent my child is learning and growing. I would like for there to be more extracurriclar activities availible.
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