We're a military family, and this is the first US school our kids have attended after three overseas assignments. The teachers, administrative staff, and Principal have all worked together to help guide our kids and ease their (our) culture shock. The teachers' team approach to classes has worked well for my 5th grader. The kindergarten classes accomplish so much in a short time; our 6 year old is reading and writing now at the end of his K year. Bullying is addressed immediately and followed up with the Principal each time. The classrooms are not oversized, with about a 22:1 ratio in our kids' rooms. We were worried about our kids' integration into the US school system, but this team of educators has allayed any hesitation we had. We are returning for next year with a 6th, 1st, and Kindergartner.
We are not impressed one bit :/, very poor leadership at this school amongst many other issues this past year.
not very happy with the overall school from the way problems are handled administrative side. the teachers are nice but too many student to teacher ratio to get the personalized attention students need.
The students are well grounded, the teachers are compassionate and challenging, the principal is well liked and well known among the students, the staff is kind and helpful, and families (not just parents) are regularly involved in activities at school. My kids have blossomed greatly after moving here from another district. The difference was astounding.
My child started in this school Febuary2011. In just the few months of attending her reading improved alot. My child is sometimes hard to deal with I find the staff have always treated my child fair and find ways to deal with the melt downs my child has. I love this school and hope my child can attend for the elementary years.
My child has gone to EOE for 7 years and she couldn't have a better school!
This is a great school!! I have a sixth grader who started EOE as a kindergartner and at third grader as well. Both of my children are very different and have completely opposite needs both socially and educationally,East Olympia has done an excellent job accommodating them and teaching them the value of being life long learners. The third grade Salmon Curriculum is outstanding. As long as you are looking for a school to educate your child and not parent them you will be happy with this school.
We were very unhappy with this school and have since decided to home-school. The problem is likely more system-wide than just this school. The 'no child left behind' and lack of funding has created schools where learning is no longer encouraged only memorization, worksheets, and crowded classrooms. Teachers are either burned out, don t care, or are too new and young to know any better. The lack of thought provoking stimulation in school and the lack of parents out of school have created bored and defiant children. We looked at some of the better rated schools in the area both in district and out of district. The ones we liked had lotteries or long waiting lists. More charter schools are needed in the area.
The principal provides sub standard leadership which shows through in a music program that lacks stimulation with its over abundant use of worksheets. Through my child s experience at EOE, I have come to realize there are teachers who are there because it is their job and others who make a difference.
My son has been at this school for 3 years and I have continued to believe in this school despite so many problems. This is the last year though. This school's administration needs to be held accountable for the mistreatment of the children in their care. All incidents were reported to the principal but with no follow up to speak of. Also the principal is very bad about returning calls and getting back to parents that have concerns.
Parent involvement is highly encouraged. Teachers are wonerful and very caring. Computer, music, and PE are on a 2 week rotating schedule.
In my experience, the teachers at this school are dedicated, kind, collegial. I have seen wonderful teamwork among the staff. I know most about the kindergarten program and I am nothing but impressed with the teachers.
I attended East Olympia as a child 30 years ago and found my daughter attending since first grade. I absolutely love the school, the teachers, the dedication to providing not only accademic skills but proper socialization skills as well. There is an outstanding Music program and after school art program that have made huge impacts in my daugters life. Thank you East Olympia teachers and staff for all of your hard work it shows.
My children attended school here and I must say that as a teacher myself I never ceased to be impressed by the professionalism and dedication of the East Olympia staff, especially the teachers. Tumwater School District continues to do a great job of getting the most bang for the buck and it shows in the facilites and high staff morale.
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