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  • Eisenhower Middle School10

    Albuquerque, NM | Bernalillo County

    December 17, 2014

    My daughter is in 7th grade. I was concerned about the previous principal but the current oe seems very good. Like any school they will all have imperfections but overall I have seen both my nephews nowi college have great educations and experiences and now my daughter. Mind you all three were and are involved in activities, Band or soccer or choir. I think the teachers make it both challenging and accommodating. I was worried when we foirst sent my daughter. The student body it about 900. From what I can tell and I think I am very intuned with the students of all the middle schools in ABQ this is our first choice.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 18, 2014

    I am not exactly sure how this school ranks a 10. The teachers won't talk to the parents except notes by computer. There are a lot of fights and bullying at this school. Had I known better I would have transferred or used private school. Still waiting for the new Principal to make a difference, but not looking like that is going to happen. Really sad for the kids, no one cares

    Submitted by a parent

    November 6, 2013

    Having my children enrolled in Eisenhower has not been a good experience. The administration spends the majority of their time avoiding the parents. The respond negatively to any request from the parent. I have read that at APS the parent should be treated as an equal partner in their child's education; however, I am continually treated with an adversarial attitude in all contacts with the administration. There are some excellent teachers at Eisenhower, but heaven help you if you get a poor teacher because the administration will not help you. This year I have had a few teachers refuse to move my son closer to the teachers desk. I told them that he learns and performs better when he is closer to the teacher. One teacher told me that I would have go through the administration and have them force her to do so. I guess that successfully educating my child is unimportant. She spent more time and energy making sure not to accommodate my child that what it would have taken to move him close to her desk. I am confused by the attitudes of some instructors and the administration, is the goal to provide successful education to all children at Eisenhower? Apparently not.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 5, 2013

    My daughter has had a good experience at Eisenhower. I have had good experience, in general, with the staff there. I do know that there is a high incident of fights and bullying though. Fortunately we have not encountered that and I can't address some of the previous post. My only complaint would be the accuracy of the website information and how frequently grades are updated.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 8, 2013

    Overall, I have been very pleased with the school and most of the staff. I have two daughters there and both have had great experiences. They are both challenged and pushed to do well. The only department that is lacking is their math department. They assume that because your child is in the higher math, that they understand everything, but they don't actually teach the math. My daughters come home frustrated because they aren't taught the concepts. They look forward to substitutes because they know that they have a chance to actually learn the material. Other than that - we love the school.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 28, 2012

    Our son had a good middle school passage here. In 7th grade he was challenged and frustrated, but that is part of growing up. He soared in 8th grade, despite having a spectrum of issues associated with his Tourette Syndrome. There are many new teachers at this school and most of the experienced ones have knitted together with the new teachers in teams that support students effectively, in spite of the size of the school. The PTA is active and worth getting involved in. They support supplemental academic programs that help at-risk students make dramatic gains, catching up to grade level in math and reading as well. The principal shows up at nearly every academic and arts special event possible.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 27, 2012

    Both of my children went to this school. Both had very different but horrible experiences. When we tried to learn what was going on in this school or stand up for our children the principal started to pick on them. Then the staff who were trying to work with our kids closed up and would not even return emails. We will be home schooling. Something I never thought we would do. I sure do hope the high school is better. I want to believe in the public school system. This school deserves less than a 1. How about a -5.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 8, 2012

    I was shocked when I saw this school had a rating of 10!! That is not an accurate account of this school. My son went to this school for 1 very long year and I was very unsatisfied with just about everything. From the rude front office to the completely out of touch principal and vp. The majority of teachers act as if they don't even want to be there, let alone teach. It is a bad environment for your child when the worst bullies at the school is the faculty.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 30, 2011

    Some uneveness in teacher quality, but overall pretty good. Band program is really good, as are other extracurricular activities. Pretty good science instruction. My main complaint is that the teachers seem a little over-worked, and homework is not always handed out promptly - probably a result of district cut backs forcing larger class room populations. Also, not all teachers understand that less can be more, some of the homework I see seems more like busy work.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 8, 2011

    Terrible faculty. I can't necessarily speak for the teachers, but the Principal definitely does not know how to take care of her students. There is a child in the 6th grade, who is on special transfer because of his recent bad behavior at other schools. This child has bullied my younger brother around the whole school year, including a few other students. My brother has been suspended twice for standing up for himself. I can understand that to a degree, but the suspensions have been on the same level as what the bully has gotten. My family and others have contacted the school numerous times about the issues with this child, yet absolutely nothing has been done! Even the superintendent hasn't bothered to confront this issue. He has every single class with this child, and the school will not even budge on changing his schedule. The mother of this child is another story, but she has even threatened my brother, and had the cops involved in restraining her on school grounds because she was yelling obscenities at him. Save your child the pain and suffering, do NOT enroll them in this school.

    June 1, 2011

    We moved here 2 years from Colorado. My daughter has had a great experience at Eisenhower and has made some great friends. Communicaton between parent and the teachers has been great also.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 7, 2011

    Great school! The principal and assistant principal obviously care about kids. The teachers work to maintain high standards with the students. Great place for my kids!

    Submitted by a parent

    February 17, 2011

    This school is not a 10 i would give it a 0 this school did not keep my child safe if you want to keep your child safe do not send them here. The principal dose not do anything to keep them safe. And the teachers bully the children there too. I had to tranfer my kid out. And they do not care about Special Ed kids

    Submitted by a parent

    September 21, 2010

    My child has not had a good experience at this school I think it is the District we are in. my child has been been bullied since my child has got there. The assistant Principal said it was all in my child's head about the bullyer trying to bully my child but today we showed them that that child had it in for my child. Maybe they should listen to the child and not the bullier. Hope my child has a better rest of the school year.

    Submitted by a parent

    November 30, 2008

    Eisenhower Middle School is a fantastic school! While there are some teachers who need to retire (and aren't there some everywhere?), overall the teachers really care about the students and what they learn. I think it's very unfortunate that the leadership of the school has recently changed because the principal left to take a district job. I think she was the best thing to happen to EMS. Her leadership was strong and she expected the best from students and staff. I had children attend Eisenhower before she came and have had two go through since she came and the difference was amazing! Rather than the cold environment that was there before she came, the school was warm and inviting and you just knew by walking in that good things were happening! Some of the parents at Eisenhower are much too involved in the school and need to get a life!

    Submitted by a parent

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