Although I think the curriculum is great and most staff members are caring there seem to be at least one that isn't. We moved here mid year and are not happy with the teacher, not a caring or trusting learning environment. We will take our daughter out and homeschool her the rest of year if our request for a new teacher is not accepted. The principal does not return calls well and does not seem very open and involved, compared to our experience with other schools. Blossomwood has been so highly rated, that is why we chose this school, and we were not expecting this.
Blossomwood Elementary is an outstanding school that excels in both academics and truly caring about their students. We have been very happy with our child attending there. And the amazing programs they have to offer. It is one of the top 5 elementary schools in this area, if not the number 1 elementary school in our city. It is only one if 5 elementary schools in th state to start SAT testing in 2nd grade.
Have to agree with some of the praise and criticism in the other reviews. Yes, there is too much emphasis on testing, but that I put that on the Dept. of Ed., since that is how school performance is measured. Yes, the principal is overbearing (would it kill her to smile?). Yes, neighborhood politics influences the faculty and administration. But in the final analysis, the school attracts some of the best teachers in this area. The PTA is a fund-raising machine, and those funds convert to excellent classroom resources. There isn't a lot of creative thinking when it comes to managing common childhood behavior problems, but if you have a compliant, well-behaved child, it's worth the inflated home prices to live in this district.
We love Blossomwood, the neighborhood, because there just isn't a more wholesome environment in which to raise our children. My children ride their bikes to school, play outside with friends, and in the summer walk to the pool to see their friends. As for Blossomwood, the school, my kids have made so many good friends, the list keeps growing. Academics? My fourth grader's scores fall in the tenth grade in reading and in the eleventh grade for math. Let somebody else pay $10,000 per child for private school. We have the best neighborhood, the best school, and the best kids. Combine all this with the best location, and it makes me wonder why anyone would want to live anywhere else.
I moved my children here from a much smaller school in Huntsville, and I have been very disappointed. I have found that the principal is very overbearing and it seems that testing, testing, testing is her utmost priority and if my children aren't being tested, they are practicing for a test. No wonder the school's test scores are so high! I do not want my children to learn tests, I want them to LEARN. We will be looking into private school for the next school year.
Top Notch- better than *any* school we've sent our kids too, including a Blue Ribbon School in Williamsburg Virginia, CDS, and Randolph. Kudos to the administration and staff. Amazing parent involvement, and a caring staff.
Great school! Very caring teachers and administration. This was our first year at Blossomwood and love it!
As a recent transplant to the area, our children have experienced three various private schools in the area. We consider our standards to be quite high and do not settle when it comes to our childrens' learning environment. Blossomwood is the closest we have come to an environment where the standards of learning & expectations are high; that is not overcrowded & growing too fast (i.e., madison schools, some area private schools); the student body/parents do not hold radical views that interfere with policies & curriculum; & while a true neighborhood school, still offers & embraces a bit more diversity than most schools in the area. This is all wrapped together & demonstrated by some of the highest scores/performance in the area & state. Parental involvement is paramount, and the open door policy to families is refreshing & integral to well-supported activities offered. Strong, competent leadership without micromanagement keeps teachers effective.
Great parental support for school. Great staff and outstanding principal.
My twins attend Blossomwood and are in different classes. Both have enthusiastic teachers that take learning seriously while also making it fun for them so the kids get excited about learning. The principal is awesome. She has a genuine concern that every child gets the most out of the curriculum at the school. The reading program is unreal. Parents line the hallways every morning while students read to them. Every child reads at least one book every day. A+
Blossomwood is a school with great leadership, from the principal to the janitorial staff, everyone seems to contribute something to my child on a daily basis. The school has a broad social base, which is one of the most important factors in my child's education experience. Looking forward to a superb 2005-2006 school year.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Blossomwood Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Blossomwood Elementary School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.