While I can't speak for the non-Honors/AP courses, I am definitely able to conclude that Ike is an amazing school for those that have the drive to take advantage of the opportunities there. The honors teachers all care deeply about their students and do all they can to keep then in the honors/ap track. The administration are fairly competent. While the vice principals have a tendency to be out of touch with the generation they are looking after, the principal is very much willing to do what it takes to create an atmosphere of acceptance that students can thrive in. This school's extracurricular and academic opportunities gave me the skills needed to compete with my current peers in Ivy League at the best undergraduate business school in the world (the university of Pennsylvania). All the tools are available at Ike to succeed, all the students have to do is take advantage of them.
Eisenhower High School is the best school in Yakima, it has taught me a lot. The faculty is great. I feel safe and respected in the school. I'm to say I attend there now and when I first attended as a freshman I was not scared at all. They really prepare you for life and being on your own.
The manner in which the Pricipal Stacey Locke conducts herself is very unprofessional. Upon meeting her she failed to introduce herself .We were taken into a room where she asked in a very rude and offensive manner "what we were there for?" She display's a lack of politeness, and self control. When we started to speak she raised her bottom out of her chair, leaned over the table, pointed her finger in the face of my Mother inlaw and spoke in a very aggressive manner and tone.She was also dishonest and uncooperative. If this is how she conducts herself with parents and adults I have to wonder how she behaves herself with students?
The best High School in Yakima, but it's not the best. Most of the teachers in this school are great. One problem though is the school is physically falling apart, it's just old.
I absolutely loved my time at IKE. Yes, it was uncomfortable and scary for the first two years, but once I found a niche, I really felt like I was a part of the school. The Honors/AP English dept. is amazing (I'm far exceeding my college-level counterparts), as is the advanced social studies dept. I do, feel, however, that the sciences aren't as rigorous as they could be--usually we just did what we had to do to pass--but the overall community makes up for any pitfalls in the curriculum. My advice to new parents/students: get involved, join clubs/sports and get to know the staff. View IKE as not just a place for an education, but a place to make lasting memories with an awesome community.
Being a graduate of Eisenhower High School, I feel that is a great school. I had great success going on to a University in the state, the transition was very easy and I felt that I was well prepared thanks to the caring Eisenhower faculty. This school was very safe when I attended and I was a guinea pig when they implemented the 3 period days. I feel that I received lots of encouragement to go on and get my B.A. and I owe a lot to former teachers who took an interest in the student's future. My experience at Ike was very positive and I would definitely refer other parents to send their children there to receive a great education and wonderful opportunity to advance in academics and leadership.
I believe that Eisenhower offers a safe environment along with faculty that care about their students in and out of the classroom. The academics at this school offer the opportunity to learn to the students that are willing to work hard for a great education. The athletic coaches and programs help participants to continue their education on the playing field, not only learning about athletics but also learning valuable life lessons. Ike was a great choice for me and I would recomend Eisenhower to any incoming freshman. The only advice I would give is to get involved, take it upon yourself to find your niche. Afterall, it is not the teachers job to make you learn, it is the teachers job to help you learn, and show you a path to learning.
Eisenhower is a school of very poor standing academically, sports, and extra-curricular activities. This school is also a very unsafe enviornment. I would never send a student to Ike.
The acedmics are okay, but only students who already excel will do well (though not because of any extra attention from the faculty). The school is too foced on being 'PC' (take a look at some of the rediculous dress codes on the website), and there are a number of teachers who stopped caring about teaching long ago. Is your child needs assistance, or is 'behind the curve' he will not flourish well here. the faculty focuses on the WASL (a stupid test) and those that fall within the median of the bell curve. Gang issues are low, but there is a real lack of concern or security expressed through the actions of the staff. Given a choice, send your child to West Valley.
I attended this school and graduated in 2003. Now I'm attending Perry Tech Institute and thanks the Mrs. Cantu I have obtained the needed basics of algebra 2 and the geometry, which have made my life easier here at Perry Tech. So far this school has the potential to take any student to any college they desire.
Stay away. Eisenhower high school is a place which has taken a great reputation and history and changed it. Although a good education is available, it is hard to find. With a few exceptions, teachers and other faculty fail to give students or parents the respect that one would expect to receive in order to develop a good relationship. When dealing with these staff members it is easy to tell that they have dealt with ill-mannered youth and their ill-mannered parents, which can be found in abundance there. As a former student with a 'typical' Eisenhower experience my only words of wisdom to parents or students planning joining the school are stay away.
I attend Eisenhower high school and it is great. I learn so much in a fun enviroment and I feel safe. I reccomend this high for any student in yakima.
I'll have to agree. Ike is an OK school. I don't like the open campus. This just give the student more opportunities to do drugs, drink, have sex, skip classes etc....I had a son drop out. He didn't get the help he needed. I didn't get any call backs, just got the run around. I will not be sending my 8th grader to Ike next year. We will definately leave the Yakima area or I will home school.
Though Ike has a wide variety of classes and extra-curriculars, the safety and dicipline are poor. Instead of a strong force of security guards, the school has chosen to use ID badges to try and keep the school safe from intrudors which in the past two years haven't done a thing seeing as how the school has still had two bomb threats. Eisenhower over all is great for learning and having fun, but safety and dicipline are of low quality.
Eisenhower is a great place for any student to grow and develope the necessary skills he or she needs for the future. Students enjoy the atmosphere and learn in a positive manner. There is a plethera of after school activities and clubs to join. If a student can't find something here for them, then it can't be found.
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