I MOVED TO ENNIS FROM RED OAK. AFTER READING THE REVIEWS AND RATINGS I WAS PRETTY EXCITED THAT MY DAUGHTER WOULD BE MOVING FROM A GREAT SCHOOL TO ANOTHER. NOT THE CASE AT ALL. THEY ARE VERY COLD AND NOT FRIENDLY GREETERS. IM GUESSING BECAUSE SOME OF THE STUAFF IS SO YOUNG BUT HER OLD SCHOOL WAS SAME AND THEY WERE THE ONES WHO KEPT IT SO HAPPY FOR THE CHILDREN. MY DAUGHTERS TEACHER DID THE REGULAR ROUTINE PARENT CONFERANCE AND AFTER A FEW MONTHS IN SCHOOL STILL DIDNT KNOW MY DAUGHTERS NAME. SHE SAID MY DAUGHTER IS VERY QUITE AND IF THERE WAS ANYTHING GOING ON AT HOME? I EXPLAINED TO HER SHE IS JUST VERY PICKY ON WHO SHE PICKS AS FRIENDS AND SHE RATHER BE THE GOOD QUITE KID ALWAYS. HER OLD SCHOOL LOVED HER FOR IT BECAUSE SHE WAS ALWAYS FOLLOWING THE RULES AND NEVER TALKING IN LINE. MY DAUGHTER WAS SO BOTHERED HER TEACHER RENAMED HER AND ALL THE KIDS CALLED HER BY THE NAME THE TEACHER MADE UP BECAUSE SHE NEVER LEARNED HER NAME. OF COURSE AFTER THAT MEETING SHE LEARNED IT AS I MENTIONED TO HER THAT USHALLY TEACHERS LEARN THE GOOD STUDENTS NAMES VERY EASILY. THE SCHOOL NEVER HAS ANY KIND OF ACTIVITIES O ANYTHING OF THAT SORT. THEY WILL SEND YOU TONS OF PTA DONATION THINGS THEY NEED THOUGH FOR THE SCHOOL. I DO NOT SEE WHERE OUR HELP GOES THOUGH. NO THANKSGIVING LUNCH OR HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES. NOT AT ALL WHAT YOU WILL EXPECT. MY DAUGHTERS GRADES HAVE ALSO GONE DOWN AND THEY SEND HER HOME WITH STUFF THEY DO NOT REVIEW AT SCHOOL.
Great ele school, it is better then the other ones, just look at their standing for the past 5 years. I have my Daughter there and it is a fine school. The need to take better control over the trouble maker kids and not let things slide as it will onlu hurt those kids in the long run.
I moved to ennis from Lancaster which Lancaster schools need attention! But anywho AUSTIN ELEMENTARY is such a WONDERFUL school. The teachers and staff are very into the students. They give the attention the students need! My son and daughter both love the school and I thank Austin for making the time that my kids have been there GREAT!