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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree


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They are very considerateamd responsible with students as to where they are and whp theyre going home with.

Amount of homework: Agree


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My child does well with homework. She likes to finish before dinner. She finds it challenging.


Develops character: Neutral


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Teachers are awesome, only not when eating lunch. Lunch staff yell and agitate the kids instead of talking to the kids with respect and giving fair warnings. They want the cafeteria to be completely quiet. Plus my daughter has commented to me about the cafeteria staff making her choose another food item when all she wanted was a salad.



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Good and honest teachers, only cafeteria staff are very mean to the children during lunch. I myself feels threatend when im there to eat with my child. The kids get yelled at and get blown a loud whistle for talking to loud. I remember my ears hurting and just wanting to leave. I can only imagine the poor kids having to deal with this everyday. I am thinking about enrolling my child else where next year.



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Communication, Compassion, Responsibility, Active Listening, Respect, Humbleness.........Not just from one group, but from all: administration, community, staff, and students. Please, ask yourself this question before leaving a comment: At the end of the day, did I do everything I could to make E.J. Kiest successful? Yes, E.J. Kiest is AU...This status has been ingested into our system and had time to marinate into our brains :), but it's time to move foward! Start changing your mindset!!!!! This mindset must come from every group: Administration, Staff, Parents, and Students. I guarantee once that mindset changes, you will see a powerful transformation that will make E.J Kiest EXEMPLARY! But it will take more than a few words written for a review, it will take believing in your administration, teachers, community, and students! Thank You!




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Morale is still low don't be fooled. Humiliation, people are tricked into quitting, or released by the opinion of one inexperienced individual who wrote the last blog. Looks like administration. Thank God for freedom of speech. Some teachers can no longer be bullied. He fired us experienced teachers. Hopefully now its your turn.



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I feel this school is on an upward trend. Morale was quite low several years ago with both teacher and parent complaints however, it has come a long way since that time. Staff seems to be learning more and being held accountable to the children's needs. They for the most part also seem attentive to the communitys' needs. I would also like to note that the only academic area for growth that this school has is in writing. Reading, Math, and Science were all at the Recognized range.



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The school was recognized because the teachers were able to use their knowledge and talents to help all students. They are well prepared and up to date in educational needs. Now with this administration that does not know anything about running a successful school it became unacceptable. If the administrators continue at this school it is doomed to fail again. Both, the principal and the assistant principal are tyrants and are misusing their powers. Their program is not working because according to them is based research, ignoring the needs of the students in the neighborhood. Worst leaders ever




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Stop making weird and noneffective experiments with the students switching languages and firing experienced teachers replacing them with brand new ones so they wont complain about the lack of organization and awful treat. This school is a mess, and I wont recommend anyone to enroll their kids here, go to mesquite or garland better!! DISD is a complete chaos and it will get worse next year.



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This school is worth a flip just like DISD. The only district in dfw that is constantly in the news about some scandal going on or missing funds. This school is unorganized and lacks leadership. School year started in august and in October they decide to make all these teacher changes and classroom changes. Couldn't they have figured this out before school started? I'm still waiting on the parent guide that I was told was in the process of printing back in august. My fourth grade son doesn't even get a locker so he has to carry a heavy backpack filled to the max? Really? No wonder this school performed poorly and is rated below average. The administration is a joke and needs to be fired and started from scratch. Poor kids and parents that are stuck attending here. This school and district is the reason why I'm ashamed to say I live in Dallas .

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Last modified Edwin J Kiest Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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