Princeton is the Ivy league of elementary schools. The have excellent teachers and they really care about our children. I really hated when it was time for my child to move on. I just wish she could be educated at Princeton all through high school.
I am a parent who was not brought up in the Birmingham school system, and was skeptical about Princeton when a friend who is a school teacher reffered us to Princeton. That was four years ago and Princeton has GREATLY EXCEEDED every expectation that I have for any elementary school. The parent participation is excellent. I love the way the Principal there knows everyone on a first name basis. Its not just a school but an extention of the family. The teachers there are the best and host parent teacher bootcamps, so that the parents can understand how to help their kids at home. I have never seen a school that had such good parent,teacher,and principal communication, and people wonder why Princeton Elementary is called " THE JEWEL OF THE WORLD, and the BEST IN THE WEST." When a school has a motto like Endless believing Leads to Endless Achieving, You cant help but to wonder why the rest of the Birmingham School System hasn't jumped on the band wagon???
Hey! I am a student at Princeton Elementary School. I have been at Princeton since kindergarten. I really enjoy the staff and this is an excellent school. Bye!
School leadership, high levels of parent involvement, and outstanding quality of teachers are the ingredients to what maes Princeton Elementary a perfect 10. I have two children who attended over the last 5 years and I can say that we witnessed first hand the recipe for success that I listed above.We will be moving to the Pacific Northwest this upcoming school year, where schools in the area are meeting 80-90% of objectives. I know that test scores alone don't paint the complete picture of what makes this school so special, it is worth noting that last year Princeton met 100% of AYP for grades 3-5 in Math and Reading. This school gave my kids have an excellent foundation and I know that they are prepared to succeed any where we go. Princeton is the jewel of public education not just in Birmingham but in Alabama. Go Panthers!
I am an ancient alum of Princeton (Class of 1980). The school was impressive then, and it continues its tradition of excellence.
I love Princeton. My son went to Princeton and Finished in the top10. Now I Have a First grader and he loves it!
My children has attended this school since kindergarten, I have been extremely pleased with the faculty and staff. I know that my children can leave this school and be able to compete with any other child from any school district in Alabama.
I attended Princeton in the 70s when it was K-8 and it was a great school then as well as today. I believe in Cynthia Ward and her staff and love the time and attention devoted to the students. My oldest attended K thru 5th and is currently an honor student at Phillips Academy. My two youngest are in 1st and 2nd grade respectively and they love this school!!
My daughter gradutated from Princeton this year and I have to say that the best decision I have made regarding her education was getting her into Princeton. The teachers and the principle all want our childrent to succeed. I have never been happier and I hope we continue on the path that Princeton has laid out for us.
I am thrilled to death that my child is receiving the best education in Birmingham right here at this school. The teachers are wonderful! They really are dedicated to their professions. They love our children as if they were their own. They are always striving to improve the delivery of content through embedded professional development. The principal always tells the staff that good is mediocre and that they will strive to be the best. She is on the right track. I am really proud of the Panther Pride.
i love this school. my teachers are great and they expec alot. they help me through my struggles and they give me indiviual attention when i need it.
I am a substitute teacher and I have filled in at several Birmingham City Schools and I am estatic to say that Princeton is the best yet! I enjoy the fact that the administration is an ever present figure in the school always willing and ready to help. Princeton is a small school with only two sections per grade level, but the quality of education that I have observed here is tremendous! I also enjoy the fact that dicipline problems are slim to none, and if there are any problems please believe that Mrs. Ward is on top of it.
Looking for a way out of the drab B'ham City Schools? Princeton Alternative is your answer. The principal and her staff are wonderful! Princeton is a small school that lacks the funding it deserves; however, the teachers are so creative and resourceful the children do not suffer one bit. Princeton has the greatest parents! Whenever we find information that will be helpful for our children/students we share that information with the staff and other parents. We don't keep great tips to ourselves. My child who is kindergarten is reading on the first grade level with minimal problems, counting by 2's, 5's and 10's and is excited about learning and I know it is because of the uniting between the teacher and I. For those of you who cannot afford private school even on the strictest of budget and want a quality education for you child.....need I say anymore.
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