Like most public schools, they have to teach to the lowest denominator. There are some really great teachers and a few bad ones. The administration and the PTA are very active in collecting funds for their pet projects, all events are money driven. Be prepared for Robocalls from the administration concerning PTA meetings or events. The school, in general, seems more focus on liberal arts. The KINS program is awesome, they offer additional programs (clubs) that help subsidize what the school is lacking by challenging the kids. The ratings for the school are great, but that is due to in large part of the demographics of the school; it’s the parents that make the rating great, not the school. Excellent teachers help and there are a few there; although the administration seems to take credit. It’s an average school. Actively looking elsewhere.
Fantastic school! Our oldest is now in his third year there, our middle is in kinder. Very caring and supportive staff, well-qualified teachers, and excellent communication from the school district level all the way down.
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.
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.