I agree with the review from 10/23/12. Our son has special needs and over the summer prior to his entering 5th grade we forwarded all his information and recommendations from the counselor at JFK to the IKE office. Well 2 months in we get an email from his teacher (since of course they don't actually MEET with parents anymore) that our son is having certain problems. Well we find out that the teachers never got the information about our son's needs. The counselor gave a half-assed excuse why it wasn't done. Meanwhile our son is struggling they refuse to help him and midway through the year he's removed from his math class and thrown on another. At JFK he was gettings all A's and this year at IKE he's struggling for C's. Let me tell you it's not HIM it's the SCHOOL. Our daughter one grade older had a similar experience but since she's not special needs it hasn't been to this degree. The school's response -- "They're only here for 2 years so there's not much we can do." Really? We've talked with other parents and our experience isn't unique. Some are even considering moving out of the district . There is something seriously wrong with this school.
Eisenhower Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bridgewater. The principal of Eisenhower Elementary School is Mr Joseph Diskin and can be contacted at email@example.com. 884 children attend Eisenhower Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 0.8% of the Eisenhower Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 7% of the 884 students here get reduced lunch prices.The class size at Eisenhower Elementary School is 22, and the student to teacher ratio is 10:1. Van Holten Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
- Computer arts
- Theater drama
- Cross country
- Field hockey
- P.E. classes
- Ultimate Frisbee
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||2%||%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.1%||0.02%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||7%||6%|
|Limited English proficiency||0.8%||0%|
There is a serious lack of communication between district staff specfically when it comes to special needs students. Teachers do not communicate well with students. One teacher in particular in the 5th grade answered a request for help with "Yeah and i need a million dollars" the same teacher refused to meet with the parent to discuss the issue. The Principal does not return phone calls. The Pschologists and guidance counselors between Eisenhower and Van Holten fail to share information regarding students with special needs. As a result homeschooling becomes the solution.
very good school..school staff is co-opreative....need to keep more education related after school activity ......
The School is taking a serious look into improving academics and the much needed focus on basics. Very happy to see a text book for grammer this year. Teachers are great and hope they keep the focus on academics and improve the quality of education. My daughter loves the school and all her teachers.
Eisenhower school is now an intermediate school not elementary. The school offers lot of challenging programs for the children like advanced Match and Reading lots of great teachers very good music program. The principal is excellent and is very involved in both curricular and extra curricular programs. The PTO is very organized with participation from significant number of parents.
I agree that basics are not taught. While reading and writing cause an 'osmosis' of grammar spelling vocabulary etc. I feel I before except after C style lessons are needed as well.
Daughter is in 5th grade at Eisenhower. Not to happy with academics. No grammer? No spelling tests? Mid year they started with spelling probably cause I said something. Other than that they are great. Daughter loves school.
I think the quality of academic programs is stellar. The teachers are excellent and the students work together to have a fabulous school environment.
The Everyday Math program is a loser. The kids are not learning what they need to know. This math program is ridiculed by other local schools. We left BRRSD to attend Somerville my kids are getting a better and more well rounded education despite Somerville's reputation.
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