I attended EVCS from pre-k to graduation. Some of the teachers are wonderful and truly love the children. However, some do not, some do not honor Christ in their lives and their conduct outside of the classroom testifies to that. Some of the teachers have not even attended college and are teaching, very few, if any, of the teachers meet West Virginia state requirements to be in the classroom. A rank of 70th percentile for a small private school is not good, with the lower class sizes that should be a much higher percentile. The education level at the elementary years is higher than that of KCS, simply because most of the children do come from families that teach the children to read before they start school. However, the secondary level is not very strong educationally. I found college difficult initially and I did not feel fully prepared. EVCS has a rich hstory, however, I feel they have walked away from their own standards and don't even realize it. My family has spent many years supporting EVCS, it is very sad what the place has become.
So thankful for Elk Valley CHristian School and the Godly example the faculty and staff have been to my kids. I feel like my children are getting a quality education, and most important a spiritual foundation. There is no better school around and I am thankful God has led us there.
Principal and administration are horrible this year. Principal has no compassion or interest in anything other than his agenda and the school board backs him 100%. Change is not always bad but you have to have personality and a way to get good change in. I have been a parent in this school for many years. Worse year since we started. My child hates the school but being in high school all her friends are here and she wants to stay with them.
I admit that the 2011-2012 school year started out a little rocky with all of the changes. I have two children currenty at EVCS and my oldrest child came home just about every day the first month wanting to leave and go to another christian school. I admit that I did check out two other christian schools in the area. After a few weeks, things started to calm down and my oldest child even made a comment about 2 months into the school year that "this is like a real school now." That made me feel better about things. Change is something that is hard to deal with sometimes, but I really feel that the changes that were made were for the best. We love Elk Valley Christian School and pray that God will bless this school and provide the means to either build the new school building or at least build an addition onto the existing school Go Eagles!!!!
I have muliple children in this school and have been here from K4 through high school. Its amazing how people can have such different oppinions concerning our school. I think our new principal has came in and restored order in the school. I believe we were going down a wrong road, and God sent us a Principal that truly cares about running a succesful school. I believe our board members have a passion for Christian education and have spent numerous hours on the phone and in meetings trying to make this school as good as it can be. The more I get to know our principal and board members, the more I realize that this is the school God has created for my family. I would also like to mention that the Pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist which is the final authority over the school, is one of the most Godliest men I have ever met. His knowledge and wisdom is second to none and he truly cares about people. In closing, of coarse there is negative things that happen in all situations, but I believe the team of leaders that God has put in place to serve this school have a servants heart, and truly wants whats best for the student and parents of Elk Valley Christian School.
my child has attended elk valley from k5 to high school. the teachers have been overall great. however the new administration and the school board are very unconcerned about the feelings of the parents or students about school or athletic issues. I would strongly recomend talking to the parents of recently graduated students(non church members) before enrolling your child there.
Elk Valley has a better environment than most public schools in Kanawha County. The teachers and staff have been kind to me during my time there, and I am glad to have attended there throughout middle school and high school. Sadly, resources for college preparation are nonexistent. There is no counselor, no ACT holdings, and little advice to be given. Also, if something interferes with the schedule, the students are bewildered and in disarray. It even seems that students are closed out from what is going on in the world. Christians are to be fundamental, of course, but some students are likely to become hogwild once they graduate, thus separating them from the Biblical standards set by the Lord. However, I for one am proud to be an Eagle. I pray that these problems be resolved for future students who attend Elk Valley Christian School.