My child no longer attends Bayshore Elementary, but did for half of his first grade year. Unfortunately they did not challenge him at all. He was labeled as an unmotivated learner, but he was actually just extremely bored. Like all of the public schools in Anchorage, they cater to the bottom of half of the learning spectrum, trying to get kids up to standard. However, if you're a smart child on the other end of the spectrum, you're left to sit there and wait for your classmates to finish their work. His teacher had no desire to give him more challenging work, and although he qualified for the Ignite program, that's only once a week for 2-3 hours. The rest of the time he would have still been bored in his classroom. So, we switched to a private school and I'm thrilled to say that he's thriving! For us, it was worth the cutbacks we made to pay for private school because if the love for learning isn't instilled in a child at a young age, it never will be. This was our experience with Bayshore in particular, however, it's sad that every public school in Anchorage is failing to challenge our children.
I am not a parent, but i am a student who has just moved in here from Middletown, Maryland.I think Bayshore Elementary would be average. I like the events and curriculum and all that, but i think the school can improve the staff. That would really help. Most of the other reasons are unexplainable. But the thing i really dislike about this school is... Bullying! I have bullied every week by certain students, which i will not state the name of. I think this school is great, but overall, it could use some improvement.
I have had 2 children at Bayshore and have found it to be an excellent, community-based school where all learning styles, interests, abilities and cultures are embraced. The 6th grade middle-school model was a big benefit to the kids in preparing them for rotating classes, locker use and different teaching styles in middle school Family involvement is encouraged and is a hallmark of this school that makes everyone feel welcome.
i absolutely love this school .. my husband and brother in law attended this school as well as our cousins and now our son is here ! he loves it and we love the teachers as well !
Not as a parent but as a student who attended this school 6 years ago, I must say it is a very educational and fun learning environment. I now live on the east coast and the schools in Anchorage are more advanced than in the lower 48. When I moved here I was ahead of the classes I was in. It is the best school and I highly recommend the Baysore community if you are looking to move to Anchorage.
This is a wonderful school. Teacher meet high standards. The quality of the academic programs is excellent. Music, art sport and others activities are part of the curriculum. This is one of the schools in Anchorage with a really high level of parent involvement.
My son really enjoyed Bayshore. The teachers kept us informed and encouraged parent involvement. The Bayshore staff prepared my son for the transition to Middle School and currently my son is an Honor Student because of their efforts. I would recommend this school to new residents of Anchorage.
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