I have had children attend 3 different elementary schools and this one is by far the best. The teachers have done an outstanding job, the staff is amazing - always helpful and curtious and the children seem to be happy. Yes, it is not the best "looking" school in the county. An update would be nice, but my experience tells me that the staff and students make up the atmosphere of the school, not the building. The principal is exceptional.
In response to the parent writing a review of Enon ES on Dec 16, 2011. I agree with you wholeheartedly about the amount of candy and other junk given to kids at school; other junk being the dollar store stuff that doesn't "work" or is otherwise useless. But the candy is a problem, and it's not a problem unique to Enon. My kids attended 4 different public elementary schools in 3 states, and I have been a substitute at even more, so have seen that the candy thin seems prolific. I find it to be a crutch and I don't think it works. I disagree with the principal at Enon ES over this issue, but I respect him nonetheless for otherwise running an excellent school. And to the parent who complained about the building, yes, while the school is not bright and shiny, it has been updated, and anyway, it's the community that makes the school rather than the appearance of the building. The school is a safe and friendly place - more friendly than a couple of other es schools in that same area. I continue to feel that Enon is an impressive nurturing school and was glad my child was able to go to school there.
The children are rewarded with candy & when I spoke with the principal about this (mentioning childhood weight issues), he said the little candy they get won't make a healthy kid overweight. I mentioned that it still teaches an unhealthy reward system. I also said that when adults do well at work, they don't get rewarded with a slice of cake. He said that they are rewarded with a paycheck. I told him that the kids are rewarded too, with good grades, praise, & pride in themselves knowing that they have done a good job. This made no impression on him & it disgusts me to think that these are foreign ideas to a principal. A school needs to teach kids how to feel good about themselves and what they can do. This school has too many parties, class sizes are too large & it seems the only goal is for kids to do well on their SOL's, not in life. His teacher is great at contacting me about problems, but I do not hear when he's done well. It's been ages since anything positive has been written in his homework log. How about some encouragement for his positive behavior. I've been trying to volunteer & have been selected as a room mom, but the teacher has never contacted me to help.
The teaching staff is fantastic, led by Mike Crusco who is a wonderful principal. You're not just a number when you walk into Enon. The atmosphere is warm and friendly across the entire staff. Enon also offers many organized extracurricular activities before and after school (ie: jump rope) that have proven fun and rewarding.
I love this school, from the people in the office to the janitor to the teachers, everyone is friendly courteous and professional Great School!
This school is awesome!! The best staff in CCPS. They care about your child. Whenever I visit this school I am always welcomed with a smile.
After reading the posting from August 12, 2008, I was shocked and felt compelled to respond. Enon is an amazing place with a genuine family feel. Everyone is closely connected and generations move to Enon so they can continue having family members experience Enon. As far as catering to the elite, I believe that to be false. The teachers and staff are highly professional and care about each child/family. I think Enon is an amazing place, and am proud that my children are there!
Retired military with 2 kids going to Enon; absolutely great teachers and staff - engaged and involved, and very aware of individual students. Facility is old but adequate, and the curriculum is top notch, especially for accelerated learners.
My youngest daughter attended only 4th and 5th grade at Enon due to us moving to that district. I found Enon to be less than friendly and the school is in horrible shape. I felt like an outsider, I guess if your child doesn't attend K-5, then they are always considered the 'new' kid. They are not welcoming at all, and the parents tend to cater to stay at home parents, rather than working parents.
I chose Chesterfield County schools when I moved from Pennsylvania. I wanted to best education for my kids and wanted the best school districts. I am so glad we are in Enon. The staff and teachers are very friendly and helpful. I've enjoyed volunteering and getting to know the staff. I would recommend Enon.
Enon is a wonderful school, The Staff and Students are the best! I couldn't ask any more than to work with this great staff. Although Mr. Loeffler, our Principal, is leaving us, we will survive any circumstantial changes that may overcome us. Enon is the Best!
I think the teachers at Enon Elementary are superb! The facility itself needs a major 'face lift'....lots of mold, cracks in walls, etc. are just a few of the issues that need to be addressed and continue to be ignored. I am a parent of two children that currently attend Enon Elementary. Sad to see so many of the good values and family-like atmosphere that Ms. Scott and Ms. Rice brought to the school no longer exist.
This is a fantastic school, has great teachers, and my child loves going to school everyday. I am a proud parent. I can go to work everyday knowing that my child is cared for and is becoming an intelligent person. Specail thanks to my child's teacher Mrs. Heath in second grade. She is very kind. Also thanks to her other teacher Mrs. Henshaw and Mrs. Beamon. Also the music teacher is nice too.
Enon is a great school. I currently have a child in first grade, and fourth grade. I have to agree the school is ver old. It is in horrible shape. The county is over looking this school, and it is becomeing worse, and worse. I feel that the children are not learning in a safe enviroment. Something needs to be done. The staff are kind, and supportive, without them the school would not surivive. I am thinking about moving to the other side of the county. There are schools there are have better technonolgy, and less health problems. I understand that we need new schools, however how can we let our old ones fall apart completly. Something needs to be done. Get involved, and lets make this school a better place for all the Enon children.
This school is in dire need of repair. A wonderful place as far as staff and parents go! Yet there many areas of concern. Mold mildew, dirty water, air & heating malfunctions. Of course over crowding, but that is everywhere. Enon needs a new elementary facility!
My daughter attended Enon Elementary in 1st and 2nd grade. Enon has that nice community feel and atmosphere that we all had as children. All of the staff is A+ and they are very involved with the children and parents. I was very impressed with this school!
Enon is a 'family' school. Not only are the students, faculty and staff very involved in day to day activities, so are the parents. Involvement in all aspects of the school day by parents is encouraged and appreciated and as a parent volunteer myself, it is tons of fun!
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