Love the Mead school district -- they challenge their students and push them achieve more. I would give Evergreen a five star rating if it weren't for the principal. I am not impressed with Mr. Iverson at all. He TALKS -- and does not LISTEN to concerns. When I went to him with an issue, he gave me the same canned speech he gave every other parent -- VERY frustrating. He's good with the kids -- not so much with parents (and it doesn't seem like he is with teachers, either).
Poor leadership, lack of communication among staff. Lots of bullying. Staff does nothing to stop it. No follow up, false promises from staff. The only reason they didn't get a one star is because of the extra curriculum and some teachers are carrying (emphasis on the some).
Love this school. My daughter went there since 1st grade and is now in the 8th grade at Northwood and now my son is going there and is in the 1st grade. The teachers are nice, the staff is friendly and the principal is always out greeting everyone. You can tell they are all there for the kids and families, not just work!!! Love everything they do for our community!
Principal (Iverson) and teachers are great! Lots of volunteer opportunities and they are good about keeping parents informed.
Our son had a great experience at Evergreen, and so did we. I've heard grumbling among parents since the school was knocked off its top perch among Spokane-area elementaries when Prairie View opened a few years ago, taking Evergreen's very popular principal and some of the richer families, but this is still an outstanding school by any measure. Great music program. Huge playground. Nice neighborhood close to Whitworth University.
Evergreen was perfect for my daughter. She had great experiences with teachers. There are some good teachers and there are some terrible once. My son was super bored in 1st grade. I tried several months of trying to ask teachers to give him extra work. I was told that he should not read on higher level. Mr. Iverson did not give me an appointment though I asked for it twice. I moved my son to private school where he finally got challenged.
I currently have two children that attend here. It is a great school! The teachers and staff are very friendly and helpful. We did have one bullying issue this year with my daughter and it was handled quickly and I was told that if we had anymore problems to let them know right away and they would handle it immediately. Thankfully we didn't have any problems after that. This school has a good amount of parent helpers/volunteers. It also has a ton of after school activities for the kids to get involved in.
My child has just finished 5 years at Evergreen and while I was very happy with staff initially I have come to realize that there is a lot of special treatment towards students, bullying goes unpunished and the Principal Iverson is very politically motivated. I see a trend among the "old timers" that is not appealing. Ready for my child to move on.
Evergreen's quality as a school has declined greatly since Principal Becky Cooke left and went to Prarie View. I wish she was still there, things went much more smoothly. My daughter only has one year left there thank goodness. There are however still some excellent teachers and staff there still.
Evergreen is an amazing school. The staff is top notch. Everyone works hard to help all students to grow. The parent community is involved and supportive. There are many opportunites for parents to get involved. The school has great family events. My student loves it.
Evergreen did go through a huge change when half of its student and staff population transfered to Prairie View Elem when it was built and opened to solve Evergreens overcrowding. It's a good thing when a school and an area are that popular. Of couses not every person was happy with which teachers branched off and which ones stayed. Parents all have their different favorites for different reasons. Evergreen is exceptional for these reasons: very active volunteer base (families really support learning), tradions and fun events that give the school its own uniqueness, and caring professionals that really assess how student learning is being met.
I love Evergreen Elementary. The staff and administration is amazing. My child left Evergreen's kindergarten reading! Learning is the focus and it is obvious the staff loves kids. Keep up the great work!
Was great for our kids until 2 years ago. Now we are trying to transfer all our kids elsewhere. The school is much more chaotic and disorganized, discipline is lax, the kids are no longer being challenged, the classes are too easy for them, they are given very little homework, what they are given is too easy for them and the advanced courses are no longer being offered.
School has been in a terrible decline since the major changes of administration and teachers moving from Evergreen to Prairie View Elementary.
Evergreen is an excellent school. The staff is wonderful to each child, and they do everything in their power to help them learn, grow, and build self confidence. I would like to see a change with extracurricular activities. It would be nice to have band, music, and after school sports (sports are a must!) available through the school before fourth grade. Also, the Spanish club has not been well thought out, because there is no private classroom where children can learn. Please offer this fantastic teacher a chance to share everything she has without constant distractions.
Evergreen is awesome. My child came from another district and has advanced extensively since the transfer. The level involvement for parents and staff is tremendous. My son loves the teachers and so do I.
I love Evergreen. I have not had one bad experience while there. My son has attended Kindergarten and is now in first grade. He is reading at a 2nd grade level and is doing 3rd grade math. I see a lot of parents volunteering (myself included) on a regular basis. I am very happy with my tax dollars going to this school district.
My son is entering his fourth year at Evergreen having started with Kindergarten. Each year I have been impressed by the kindness, interest and energy shown by the teachers for all of the students, regardless of their abilities. I am equally impressed by Principal Cooke and her desire to see that each student reaches his or her fullest educational potential. The Evergreen PTO is actively involved in providing financial support for technology, music, arts and sports when funding through the District is unavailable. I would not want my child to attend any other school.
Two of my children attend Evergreen. I wouldn't send them anywhere else! The staff is excellent and knows their students. Every time my husband or myself wanted to, we could walk in to the classrooms and just watch or participate. It's a joy to be a part of Evergreen. My kids look forward to school and can hardly wait for summer to be over so they can learn more. I also am very impressed with the amount of parent involvement at this school! I am also a former student of this school.
Teachers and students work together to make Evergreen Elementary an outstanding school. The range of learning going on within each grade level is very impressive. The degree of commitment from the teachers (and other staff) certainly pays off in the high level of student learning and success. We're happy that Evergreen is our kids' school. Suzanne and Mark Gustafson
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