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5200 Ecoff Ave.
Chester, VA 23831

(804) 768-6185
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August 18, 2014
My son loves being at Ecoff. He feels a great connection to his teachers and the principal. We have had nothing but great experiences with Ecoff and the staff make it seem like my son is with his second family.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2013
My experience is that when you have a concern about a teacher the administration takes days to get back with you. I've had one teacher in particular tell me that she has to yell at the kids to get them to listen because they lack structure in their homes. Inappropriate music is played during physical education class but there is nobody to complain to. My child came home asking me what a "sexy lady" was because of the hip hop music being played in his PE class. It's sad that the children are exposed to such things at an early age. Ecoff use to be such a good school.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2013
I feel that some of the reviews here are totally unfair. My LD child excelled at this school. The staff and principle went above and beyond to accommodate her needs. Although there is no dyslexia program, she was given the proper amount of instruction to help her move beyond it. It is not the schools fault that there is no dyslexia program. I The fault lies with the state.

- submitted by a teacher
October 04, 2011
I am unimpressed with how Chesterfield county in general handles their "special" children. No Child left behind is more important than making sure that child is actually learning. I find it highly inappropriate that my 11 year old daughter is only reading on a 2nd grade level and each IEP is the same as the previous year with no recognition the current "teaching" style is not working.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2011
Good school but watch out for your kids launch money. My kid's records and some money on my launch money was wiped out and the money under 3.00 some how disappear. nobody can tell what happen. After asking to the school, they gave me credit and records were posted it and after three days the money was gone. the launch records also get Mysteriously deleted.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2011
Lack of Organization for this school, Clearly do not help the kids, just do what they can to get by. Missing communication with the teachers. They do not check to see if the child is prepared, or check to see they bring homework home. Surely are quick to complain about your kid. Give no homework/classwork description to new parents to the area. None of there schools make AYP.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2010
Ecoff Elementary has been a wonderful school for my son and daughter! My son has been attending since Kindergarten and moved onto Middle School with Honors. My daughter loves Ecoff and is looking forward to many rewarding years. As a parent there are many opportunities to be involved in your child's education at Ecoff. All of the teachers are open to parental involvement in their child's education, understand the reality that it takes a Community to raise a child and have readily answered any questions I have had throughout the years. I appreciate all of the hard work and dedication of the Principal, Staff and Teachers!!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2010
The staff and administration are great this is by far the best school in chesterfield. My son went to OB Gates for kindergarten and has been at Ecoof ever since.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
One of the best schools that will allow your child to get off to a great start!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
This is an awesome school! I have 2 children there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
You become part of a family when you have a child at Ecoff! Even though my child has moved on to Middle School I still find myself missing the teachers we came to know during her time at Ecoff!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
The teachers and staff make it a point to know your child and our family. My first year at the school the principle came up to me at back to school night (without my child) and commented about him by name. I was amazed that she knew exactly who we were and knew our son when there are well over 700 students in the school. Quality education along with the personal touch!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
Ecoff is a place where all students can thrive. Cannot say enough good things about the school and surrounding community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
The faculty and staff are great! Everyone has a positive attitude and all students strive to do their best. Everyone is friendly and it's a great place to be at.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2010
I consider the administration and staff at Ecoff Elementary School family because they show their love and care for our children every day, going above and beyond the call of duty! They have high expectations of the students and strive to help each one be successful. The school has very active and supportive parents and community partners that help provide our children with a first rate education!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2010
Ecoff is a family oriented school that helps every student reach their potential, both academically and socially.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2010
I love Ecoff Elementary School because the teachers and staff and always warm and welcoming. I am so thankful that my children can attend a school that I feel safe with them there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2010
The teachers and administration are wonderful. They are always willing to go that extra mile to ensure the students have what they need.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2010
Ecoff works very hard to involve parents and the communities as partners to support the success of our students. They don't stop at sufficient, but strive for the best from every student, so that every student can reach their full potential.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2010
Ecoff is dedicated to student success both academically and socially. Its warm and nurturing environment is filled with administrators, teachers,instructional assistants and volunteers that go the extra mile for the betterment of all their students! I commend them for their committment and dedication in believing that all students can learn!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
This school is one of the best ones in the county, because its core values they meet them to the limits, they the children work very hard to do their best on tests, bench marks, sols, etc. They have scored highest in our county in the last 2 yrs and our teachers work very very hard to teach our children the core values of learning respect, and what is expected of them when it comes time for them to take their tests. This school has a Awesome Principal too Mrs. Crowell-Redd and Ast. Principal Mr. Minter they are the Best 2 people you would want to have your children in their care all day long , I feel this school deserves to win an award of this kind , they work very hard each and everyday and I have hyave seen it first hand, because I have volunteerewd there sometimes, so I know how well they do things. Thank you so much! Tammy Foster a proud parent of honor roll student of Ecoff school In Chesterfield,Va.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2010
Ecoff is a great school. The teachers and office staff are great and encourage students to achieve their full potential. The overall atmosphere of the school is family oriented. This makes communication between parents and teachers effective.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2009
Do I have a choice to rate this school? I give it a 1 star effort. My child was new to this school coming from an excellent school elsewhere. I was so disappointed after hearing how great and excellent this school was. The office staff is civil and often cold at times to parents, the principal is an authoritarian who rules with an iron fist, and the teachers will tell parents what they want to hear. They are more focused on SOLs, and ingraining to the students.. respect or else... putting fear into the students. No communication if the student receives a C or below until report cards come home. We were not impressed. Needless to say, it is one of the worst public schools my child has attended. Luckily we have moved away and my child is now attending a much better school where teachers love teaching.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 05, 2009
As an employee with chesterfield county public schools, as well as a parent of two children at ecoff, i have to say this school is excellent! every teacher that my children have had were attentive, caring and always available to the parents and students. The principal and vice-principal are dedicated individuals who make it a point to know each and every family. Programs and support services are varied and easily accessible. This school is top-notch!!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2009
My child is a rising first grader. I feel the kindergarten experience and the education received was adequate. The school is nice and has a community feel. The teachers and administration need to enhance their effectiveness in terms of parent communication and addressing disciplinary issues. They seem somewhat overwhelmed and may not have the resources or support to handle disciplinary issues in an acceptable manner. If the communication and safety/discipline issues were improved, it would be an 'above average' or 'great school'.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2009
My daughter is in Ms. Atkinson's class. I am overwhelmed at the attention paid to EVERY detail given by Ms. Atkinson. My daughter loves 'her teacher' and 'her school'. Thank you from the bottom of a grateful mom's heart. Donna Widener

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2008
Excellent school! Administrators care about your child and are sure to update you every step of the way. Warm, loving, close-knit environment. Lots of parental involvement!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 29, 2008
My son has attended the school for a few years. Overall, it has been a positive experience. However, I feel that this school as well as many more have been encouraged to 'teach to the test'.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2008
My son is i third grader at Ecoff. I am highly active in his activities, so I have had exposure to the teachers that he has. Every one of them are top notch. The teachers my son has been paired with over the years have been perfect in accordance to his personality. This school is one I would highly recommend. If I had any more kids, I would definately be sending them there.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2008
Not a good school. Poor parent/teacher communication. Poor approach to disciplinary methods-- too lenient.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2008
I have 2 children in Ecoff. My daughter transferred from a private school this year and the transition was smooth for her. My son is a special needs student and has really found his place here. The teachers and administators are the best I have seen in the county. I cannot say enough good things about Ecoff...I LOVE this school!

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2007
This is my daughters 2nd year at Ecoff and she loves it. She is learning more everyday. I love the school and the teachers are wonderful. Plus they have wonderful activities for both students and parents. Ecoff is the best!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
I have three kids at Ecoff. I feel that my children are recieving a top education. The principal is very child, school and parent oriented. Parents are incouraged to participate and volunteer. It has a community feel. The teachers are wonderful. My kids are undoubtedly in good hands. The teachers are highly educationa and experienced. Ecoff offers many excellent programs during the year. Ecoff is also known to have the some of the most prepared kids for middle school. Very energetic school.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2005
Ecoff Elementary has been a wonderful school so far for my son. The staff is wonderful with the children and parents. My son attends Speech Therapy with Susan Hastings, and has improved by leaps and bounds. She is such a kind and patient teacher. My son's self confidence has improved as well. This is truly an excellent school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2004
Ecoff is truly a place of great professionalism and thoughtfulness. Mrs. Diggs, Mr. Minter, and the entire staff are committed to the children and the families they serve. Kim Hemphill, parent of 2 students

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2004
Ecoff is an exceptional school with caring teachers and administrators. My son attended from Kindergarten through fifth grade and, as a result of what he learned at Ecoff, he was very well prepared for Middle School. My daughter still attends Ecoff and loves her past and present teachers. My only complaint has been an extremely large volume of homework. Cindy

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2004
As a parents, we are very active in our children academic development. We have had one Ecoff teacher who has been committed to helping our children strive for academic excellence. The other teachers are less motivated and more focused or SOLs. When our children experience difficulities with school work, the teachers prefer that we seek assistance from the Sylvan learning center ($$$) or purchase materials and supplies from the Teacher's store. We are often notified of grades below 'C' in the report cards. There is no communication sent to the parent prior to posting the grade in the report cards. As an Ecoff parent, you have to be continuously communicating with the teachers via emails or notes in order to ensure that you child's educational needs are being addresses. Lastly, the teachers and school administrations should review the 'No Child Left Behind Act'. It is happening........

- submitted by a parent
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Ecoff Elementary School
5200 Ecoff Ave., Chester, VA  23831
(804) 768-6185
Last modified Ecoff Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ecoff Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top