Was extremely unhappy with this school. My son was bullied for 3 months before i had enough and pulled him out. The assistance principal seems carless and he made is feel like we were wasting his time when we went to him with concerns. We were instructed to just "email him". NO, my child does not feel safe and I expect an issue to be handled immideatly. There was also a bee problem near where children are to be picked up. My child's teacher instructed the children to report to the "south gate". My 9 year old misunderstood and was sent to Bicentennial South. At pick up NO ONE knew where our child was. A teacher said she would go look but had no idea WHO he was. My husband drove around each school frantically searching for our child. Couldn't find him for 20 minutes. My child then called me from Bicentennial South office saying he was there and the teacher sent him to the south gate. Complete chaos. No releasing structure what so ever. These are still small children. After finally locating our child and driving back towards home, the teacher who was going to help "track" him down was still standing in the same spot chatting with her coworkers. Wow.
My son attended Bici South for several years and he just finished 3rd grade, parents were invited to take their children over to Bici North to see where they would be transferring to. I attended this event with my son and I was absolutely disappointed. As we entered the grounds there was a group of older kids all dressed in the same color, one girl wearing a bandana around her head and they were cursing as we walked by and I almost thought maybe there must be a school uniform policy but there isn't which means those kids were quite possibly gang members. As we get into the campus you can see right away that everything is old and outdated and the lunch room/auditorium is ridiculously small. Classrooms are small and outdated as well, teachers seemed boring and monotone. Needless to say I am not transferring my son to Bici North, instead he is attending Camelback Academy- free charter school with performing plus scores.
This school I would never recommend to anyone. There are very few teachers that actually care , my kids are always bullied and nothing is done. my children do not feel safe at this school since it is full of bullies! Teachers will punish the whole grade or class for the actions of a few or single, they will punish your children for YOUR actions and they will do it behind your back so you have no say. This school is not helpful in anyway for a struggling child. I have nothing good to say about this school except it needs a total overhaul and new staff. This school will teach your child how to be bullies and how to lie and avoid situations. I will be taking mine out.
The school is a very nice place. I used to attend and the teachers were very caring and helpful. The principal cares deeply for the students and he keeps in mind their well-being and academic success.
It is not as bad as you think fro other reviews. The subs are mean but the teachers are nice.(most) I have gone on a field trip while attending...
ehh the teachers are alright, theres barely any activities and no field trips if theres any its like only in eighth grade which I doubt theres going to be any in the future with this economy
I have been with this school for a few years and am impressed with the leadership of our principal, Mr. Fleming. Although there is high teacher turnover, he always puts together a high quality staff that works well together and cares about the students and their families. Funding has been and continues to be an issue because of our location and socio-economic status, howver PTO helps to curb some of this concern.
This school has good teachers who care about the students and they're wellbeing. Unfortunately, I am very dissapointed with the school's programs such as gifted programs, and sports programs; no field trips either! The principals' leadership, in my opinion, is below average as well.
This School does not have that many sports their hardly any activities or fieldtrips, we need a better GYM, to many fights, subs are to mean. But overrall the school is ok.
At this school there is no parent involvement what so ever. The extracurricular activities are limited and due to lack of substitutes in the school these classes get canceled 2-3 times a week. The programs currently are weak. They are all in place to hopefully increase test scores, which in turn means more time spent on class topics. Students are expected to be on task and topic 8 hours straight, not including the 15-30 minutes a day they get to play out side during lunch. The school has a sports program but Students are not trained in the sports to be high school quality and are not learning the sportsmanship and qualities that make a good player.
Thank you Mr. Fleming for making this school a better and safer school for our children, teachers & staff. He seems to really care about making positive changes for everyone. Our school still needs funds from the state and the GESD to improve the quality of our school. Bici North needs to rebuild a bigger cafeteria with a bigger auditorium/theatre so that the staff and students do not have to meet outside on the basketball court for school assemblies, etc. The school needs better school equipment and more extracurricular activities.
Academics were very low at this school. My children did not learn much. Teachers were very caring however.
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