Encino Elementary is an exceptional school! We're a military family and this is absolutely the best school my son has attended. The principal, teachers and staff members are amazing individuals with welcoming hearts. We're happy to say our son attends Encino Park Elementary.
Encino Park Elementary School is an OUTSTANDING school. Being a military family, we have moved several times and our children have experienced several schools and this is the best yet. A caring, attentive administration and office staff,professional, caring, highly educated teachers and VERY active parent community all make this the perfect package. Scores- Encino Park scored the HIGHEST on state tests in all of NEISD this year. Could not ask for a better school, or a set of schools in this area to be a part of. This is the place to put your child to set him/her up for an excellent public education... on to Tejeda Middle School and Johnson High School...
We moved from upstate NY and specifically bought a house in Encino Park for this school. So far the school has been great. My children came from a VERY small private school and it was a big change. the counselors were excellent, my son's teacher was the buck-up-and-get-over-it type and wasn't very sensitive to his struggles transitioning. however, she responded quickly when we asked to meet to discuss the situation. Most other teachers appear to truly care about the students and make learning fun. For our first public school experience, it has been good. The office staff, Mr. Hinds, and Mrs. Garcia are wonderful people and very helpful.
This is my daughter's first year at Encino Park Elementary and she loves it. The staff and administration are wonderful. They do a great job of motivating and developing skills.
My children were there for a short time but this school was great. The front staff are very sweet and helpful. The school is clean and my kids loved it. No uniforms. Easy pick up and drop off.
We moved to San Antonio from Germany last year and our son did not speak any English as he started in second grade in Encino Park Elementary. The second language program is great! Both, teachers and principal, did a great job to improve our son's skills. They motivated him to learn English and gave him all the support he needed. We could see a great improvement over the whole year. Our son is very exited to do his third grate in Encino Park Elemetary and we are happy that we choose this awsome shool.
3 kids have gone through this school and it is first rate all the way. Administration, Teachers, Parents, and Kids are a joy to be around.
We moved to San Antonio from out-of-state last fall. We chose Encino Park because of its high ratings and good reviews. However, we were somewhat dissappointed. The school is large, but if the child doesn't shine, it is easy to get lost. There are extra-curriculum activities, but because of the school's size only few kids can participate. It is a Core Knowledge school, but there is a strong focus on TAKS. On the positive side, reading buddies is a great program that benefits both older kids and their younger buddies. The WATCHED DOGs program that ecourages fathers to get involved is excelent.
This is a wonderful elemetary school with many activities to keep kids involved and learning. Teachers are very competent and care about their students.
Every child is treated as special! You will enjoy all aspects of this school- teachers, students, parents and administrators.
It s the things that cannot be quantified that make Encino Park a place that you want to send your children. Examples of such qualities abound. If you re lucky enough to have Mrs. Love as your child s 1st grade teacher, you will find a teacher who offers authority and structure, yet is nurturing and able to help kids across the learning spectrum succeed. Various events like the PTA s bicycle rodeo and D.A.W.G.S., not to mention the sheer number of parents who drop off and pick up their kids every day, illustrate the high priority that Encino Park parents place on their children s educational environment. Programs like Reading Buddies allow older kids the opportunity to teach their younger peers while giving the young ones new friends to look up to. Unfortunately, it isn t these exemplary qualities that make Encino Park a school of excellence. It should be, but it isn t. Though it is contrary to the other submissions on this site, the most important issue at Encino Park (and a major reason for concern) is the level of importance that is placed on TAKS testing and the maintenance of the School of Excellence label. That said, the level of pressure placed on staff and students is seriously out of the ordinary. Perhaps in the future, the better aspects of top schools will be recognized for what they are. Until then, we ll have to take the good with the bad. Thankfully, there is more good than bad at Encino Park. Good luck!
My son moved from thousand Oaks and we saw a big improvement. Every teacher he had this past three years has been caring and always kepts us informed. Exemplary rating says it all. Too bad we have so many uggly portables. Submitted by a parent
I would recommend this school to anyone. It really has a lot of parent participation. My son loved his first grade teacher, Mrs. Demers, and we are looking forward to second grade. The staff is very friendly. I wish I had went to such a wonderful school when I was in Elementary School.
A warm caring loving environment in which all children reach their highest potential.
The faculty and staff of Encino Park Elementary School are the very best and excel in all academics with a well rounded curriculum. The teachers are all very proficient and dedicated to their job and go above and beyond to make the learning experience a very positive one for each and every student, who will advance to middle school with a strong solid learning foundation on which to build on. The parent involvement is phenomenal and it shows with all the volunteers and the strong P.T.A. A very deserving 'thanks' to all the teachers for a very good job well. done.
This is a fabulous campus with outstanding teachers. My child has loved every teacher and assistant that he's ever come in contact with there. The new principal is so welcoming and available to the parents, which is so nice. You can be sure your children are in good hands and are exposed to wonderful curriculum.
Good school with an excellent PTA. The teachers are accessible to the parents for questions, etc. It appears to be overcrowded, but the student population is managed well. This year, we have a new principle...it appears as if she is going to be very involved with the parents and students. Encino is academically strong. My daughter learned so much in kindergarten and was well prepared for 1st grade.
My 2 sons go to Encino Park> My oldest is in 2nd and has been there since Kindergarten. I like the school for the most part; the curriculum good ,as is the availability of resources, like computers and a study area. The children have alot of expectaions put upon them in Kindergarten.
Quality of academic programs is fantastic. We came from the Comal ISD and the difference is phenomenal. My child is getting Spanish, Art, Music, PE and computer instruction. She is also learning to type in the fourth grade. The videos they watch on rainy days or 'sub' days are something I would be interested in seeing. Not wasted time watching animated pointless kids movies. The playground is fantastic. It has a soccer field, track, huge play structure and lots of room to run and play.
Great school. Can be kind of pushy with the young kids. Great extracurricular activities available. Tons of parent involvement.
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