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About This School

Eberwhite School is a public elementary school in Ann Arbor. The principal of Eberwhite School is Mr. William Harris, who can be contacted at 349 students attend Eberwhite School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 15% of the 349 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Eberwhite School is 18:1. Bach Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 56%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 15%
Multiracial 7% %
Hispanic 7% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 15%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 19%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Dicken is a wonderful community that gets better every year. Our 5th year at Dicken and this learning community has great leadership of the Principal and PTO. Students are challenged to excel. The staff spends a lot of time assessing and meeting the needs of the individual child. The PTO benefits from parent and volunteer involvement that allows educational healthy activities throughout the year (i.e Dicken Dash Dicken Garden Community of Cultures Super Science Day the list goes on). In addition Dicken is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood with tree lined streets and sidewalks that make walking and biking to school a snap.

  • (10 months ago)

    For academically strong children this school is pretty good though a bit - as a previous poster put it - "tired". Alternately they don't flinch when passing children with failing grades and they lower expectations when a child and/or their parent(s) don't put in any effort. They are more concerned about looking good on paper being politically correct and keeping up the numbers than the actual academic experience of the child. Major disappointment for the kids who need the school's help the most.

  • (11 months ago)

    Eberwhite has become a school more interested in productivity than individual students learning experiences. Bullying is a problem and is not only perpetrated by fellow students but by teachers and the principal as well. Of course this outrageous behavior all takes place under the guise of what is best for the students! The school is so far from a nurturing educational environment it is terrifying. If you want your kids to be able to follow rules only and not to be able to think for themselves than this is the place for you. They are very busy making sure kids are productive and the school looks good on paper. I never expected such a unthoughtful unsupportive educational experience would be what my child would experience in a well educated town.

  • (11 months ago)

    We moved to Eberwhite several years ago and are overwhelmingly thrilled with how wonderful it is. The principal is phenomenal. The teachers have all been excellent (i have three children here). Many of them have been there a long time because they love it and show that love in how they interact with each other and with the students / community. The community is warm down to earth welcoming and diverse. There is never a shortage of volunteers and i'm always amazed at the variety and creativity that pervades the classroom activiites and the fieldtrips etc. Academically it is leaps and bounds above the school we attended previously (which is in the district a few miles away) . Might i add that there is an absolutely amazing music teacher (AMAZING) and fabulous gym teacher and well when you have so many brilliant staff under one roof you just can't go wrong.

  • (2 years ago)

    Overall it's been an OK year for my kids. However it seems like things are really disorganized. The teachers seem more frazzled and are less patient. Even the building looks dirty and tired. Does anyone ever mow the grass trim bushes or pull weeds?

  • (2 years ago)

    We have been meaning to write this for quite some time as we love Eberwhite School! The teachers work hard the kids are happy and both the current and past principal are and have been outstanding! This staff is receptive and works well with parents. The past principal worked hard at improving the site to make it welcoming to all families. Her dedication set the tone for the new principal who is continuing on with a high level of service to the school. Eberwhite is a great place!

  • (3 years ago)

    In our experience Eberwhite is a mixed bag. The EDO kindergarten teacher is top-notch really excellent. The wooden playground and the surrounding forest are great. However the 2nd and 3rd grade teachers seem like they're just 'putting their time in.' The principal is not accountable to parents. Her decision-making is arbitrary. At school functions her main focus is "inclusion/tolerance " especially since Eberwhite is a magnet school for developmentally disabled children across the district. This is appropriate but academic excellence for the average above average or gifted student does not seem to be a priority for her. Overall the curriculum does not seem very challenging. Many parents supplement with up to 1-2 hours of homeschooling/day so that their kids learn something. Several neighborhood families have recently sent their kids to private school. Eberwhite is not a bad school but it is not a great school either.

  • (3 years ago)

    There are many things to like about Eberwhite. One is that the kids can walk to school. There is a crossing guard that helps them across the main road if they need it. You meet a lot of parents and kids that way and there is a real sense of community. Also there are "Eberwhite Woods" surrounding the school. The kids take "Woods Walks" and learn about nature "in their own backyard." And this year some parents started a garden on school property and distributed the harvest to the classrooms. Another thing to like is that after school many kids stay and play on the all wood playground even in winter. This also adds to the community feeling. Finally the hallways and bathrooms were refurbished this year making the school more cheery and modern. The only things that could improve are probably the math curriculum (a little weak) and foreign language learning (none offered) but overall it is a very nice school in a great neighborhood.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great experience transferring into the second grade from another school. We were very pleased with the over all classroom experience. My child has developed well this year and we hope will have an equal or better time next year.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think that Eberwhite is a bit overrated. I think the surrounding neighborhood is a great place to live but I think that the school isn't everything it has been talked up to be. Academically I think that the test scores are low compared to other schools in the district. My child was bored last year and learned very little. I think that the teachers could be more involved more enthusiastic more encouraging and a bit more sensitive to everybody's needs not just the children that bring attention to themselves by acting out in a negative way. There were quite a few school functions where I did not see one teacher in attendance from Eberwhite. I think if they brought in younger more enthusiastic teachers Eberwhite would greatly prosper!!!

  • (8 years ago)

    While I could go into detail about the quality of the staff faculty and curriculum at Eberwhite and what they have done for our two children here is my most frank appraisal of Eberwhite. After 20 years in our current home in the Eberwhite district my wife and I were ready to buy our dream home. We waited however until our youngest was in 4th grade and we received a guarantee that she could finish her elementary schooling at Eberwhite. It would not be our dream home if our daughter had to finish some place else.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have two children at Eberwhite (2nd and 4th grade)and could not be happier with the quality of the education teaching staff parent involvement and extracurricular activities. The teachers my children have had are tremendous. They welcome and encourage parent feedback and assistance.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter just completed kindergarten (2003-2004) and she had a fabulous year. She loves school and learning and a lot of the credit goes to Mrs. Anderson her teacher. She is amazing!

  • (10 years ago)

    A team approach to meeting the needs of individual students. Respect among staff students and parents.

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