I think Ettrick Elementary is a wonderful school. My son goes there and everyone involved in the education process is awesome! Kaleb never falls behind on anything and I am kept aware of all things related to his learning. The teaching staff in my opinion are truly great. The principal is always looking for new ways to make the learning experience fun yet practical. There is never a shortage of parents at all events. I absolutely love this school!
Ettrick Elementary School is a public elementary school in Petersburg. The principal of Ettrick Elementary School is Teressa Clary. 583 children attend Ettrick Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 55% of the 583 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ettrick Elementary School is 19:1. Appomattox Regional Gov. School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||55%||17%|
My daughter had attended Ettricke Elementary since pre-k. I have enjoyed our time there immensely. The school is like a family to us. Everyone knows myself and my daughter. Every event held at the school is jam packed with family members and there is a lot of community support. Absolutely love this school the teachers and the staff.
My kids went to Ettrick for a few years. We had continuous issues with bullying and even violence against our children and a couple other children on our bus route. We and other parents contacted the school numerous times about these issues and nothing was resolved and we were forced to switch schools. My children's teachers were wonderful though.
Ettrick has a warm and friendly climate. It is ahead of the county in differientiated instruction.
My children have been attending Ettrick for the past three years. I love the instructional skills and dedication of most of the teachers that I have encountered so far. The administration staff could use some work...but they try. Ettrick has always been a big supporter of parent participation and I love that. I think it's great how they try and get every parent involved in their children's education. I have had a little trouble overall with staff trying to help my son which has special needs if not for that I would give Ettrick more stars.
Being the mother of a child that attends Ettrick Elem. I have been very pleased with the school the teachers & staff are very friendly from all my experiences.I would like to see the kids perhaps do more as far as field trips & fun events....maybe even a fall/winter carnival! Another thing I always help out as a room mom but some of the folks on the PTA or whatever are tooo picky about what you can/can't do I think that's what keeps other parents from being more involved.As long as religion & special needs are respected....there should be no problem.Also invite the parents to more school activities but give them plenty of notice for those who work during school hours.The office staff rocks they are so great we have new principals this year so I don't know how this year will be hopefully Ettrick will just keep getting better!
I am hoping that the principal leadership will be better with a new principal for the 2007-2008 school year the school definitely lacked this. I am a parent who likes to be involved in the school and with my child but no one calls or sends flyers until the last minute or not at all. I can't be a room mother because I have to work 4 days per week but I make it known @ the beginning of each school year that I will help out on my day off or send things to school and no one ever calls. I'm hoping that having a new principal this year will change a lot for the good.
My child is in kindergarten at ettrick elementary and i am not very satisfied with the school. The staff and teachers are great but the principal leadership leaves much to be desired. They also do not have many school programs with the kindergarten students. I would have liked to see my child in a school program for thanksgiving or the other holiday seasons. Parent involvement is very low but i have found that the school does not make it easy to be involved. Notification for activities is very short notice. The teachers have been great in working with the children with there learning needs.
I have a the pleasure of seeing Ettrick blossom to the school it is today. While it lacks parental involvement it has improved in this area. I am pleased to have my youngest child there this year under the leadership of Ms. Rice Jones of whom I feel is what this school needed all along. I just wish she was there when my older children were students. Kudos to Ettrick.
My son attended this school for several years. It was sad to leave the great teachers and staff behind when we moved on. It is a school with great diversity. The one thing that this school lacks is parent involvement. With a little TLC and a influx of stability this would be a wonderful place for your child to recieve an education.