Last school year seemed a bit of a challenge. New rules for rules sake rather than for good reasons. The car rider line is terrible, particularly for morning drop off. Seems no logical reason to shorten the time between drop off and assembly but makes it hard to get the kids in on time. No walk up makes afternoon pickup more time consuming for no real reason.
If new rules are in place at least they should be for a good reason and make things better rather than worse.
Pto are great.
This school WAS amazing, this is no longer the case. Which breaks my heart because I loved this school. As of this year the principle switched to another school and two massive apartment complexes opened in their zone over the summer. Now the school is getting overcrowded and the teachers seem stressed and are getting petty and defensive. The administration seems to be looking for excuses to lower the population by quietly chasing off parents with justifications that were never viewed as issues before this year.
My sons have had an excellent experience at Ellisor Elementary. The teachers are caring and provide excellent lessons. The principal and asst. principal truly care about each student. They make a point to know the students' names and personality. I could not have asked for a better start for my children's education.
What I experienced at Ellisor Elementary were a lot politics and red tape, and a lack of genuine concern for the children. The principal is rude and condescending he likes to talk down to the parents, and the staff is unfriendly. One would expect a more caring attitude from individuals serving in the teaching profession, not to mention more professionalism when interacting with parents. My child s teacher lacked zeal and interest in the children, from my point of view anyway (and I m a former teacher; I should know...). So I pulled my child out of this school where he was falling behind and now he is soaring in his learning. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
I think the deep Magnolia budget cuts have really caused this school to go straight downhill. And perhaps the entire district. Notice the other reviews are prior to the 2010 deep cuts. They laid off 400 positions in this district. And it wasn't based on keeping the good ones. I miss the seasoned teachers that use to be at this school. The leadership? What leadership. You're on your own!
both of my boys go to ellisor, the academics are top of the line, thanks to the wonderful staff of teachers who are lead by the best principle we could ever ask for. the pto at the school is also top notch, always willing to assist when ever asked. top rate school in the area.