depends on which teacher. Some are great. Others are very lacking. They could use better training in dealing with challenged students.
And they could use a better administration that supports them in their challenges. This school has not been reviewed since this new principal came on.
My daughter went to this school for her entire Elementary career and there isn't enough room on this website to list all the great things there are about PAES. From the Janitorial staff, to the administration, and of course the teachers... hands down, they are the best the state of Virginia has to offer!!! The PTA stays involved throughout the year and host a ton of great, family fun events. As a military child, the PAES staff went out of their way to make sure she was well adjusted and was able to continue to meet the demands of the curriculum while I was gone. She was never just a face in the crowd and received the attention she needed from each and everyone on of her teachers. Because of their handwork and dedication, she is well prepared not only academically but also behaviorally to succeed middle school. PAES is the reason we decided to stay in this area of Virginia Beach.... that way our son can have the same great start to his education!
i have two boys that absolutely loved this school. sad to say we will be leaving. my second son was elected for the extended kindergarten program and it really helped him flourish - still 4 when started school. he is now an upcoming 2nd grader and doing great. all their teachers welcomed parents to volunteer. pta was great, parents are great - see them around town & easy to make friends with. cafeteria staff and janitorial staff of great with kids. great school through and through.
I did my student teaching at this school. From a student teacher perspective I didn't feel very supported in this school. The grade level I worked with was great, but outside that I didn't feel very welcome.
PEA is absolutely the best elementary school in Virginia Beach. The school is small, personal and the parent involvement is just incredible. The schools in this area are so desirable that homes in the surrounding area are sky rocketing. My son and most of his cousins attend or attended PEA and would 100% recommend this school for anyones child.