this is the best school ever they teach you a lot here. they are very good teachers here
Everyone is hard working and dedicated to the students. Teachers are caring and willing to work with the parents. My student loved her teachr last year and is looking forward to being in the next grade's class.
The teachers at Bell Canyon have improved immensely in the last year. The new principal is incredible-- hard working, accessible, and dedicated to the students and their well being. I am so pleased with the changes I have seen there in the last year.
We highly recommend this school because the staff from front desk to teachers and to the principle everybody give very personal care to your child. Extra activitities like book fair, science fair, spelling bee, behaviour recognition, xtra home work to xtra talented kids, pto meetings.
All 3 of our boys go here and we are very happy. 3 the teachers go to our church. My preschooler is learning more than I had ever expected. High recommended.
We highly recommend this school. WIth 5 years of experience of my children attending this school so far, our family has always found it enjoyable. The principal, teachers and staff are extraordinary and always give personalized care for the students and families. Principal is wise, fair and encourages and acknowledges improvement in every area of academics and character. Hardworking PTO doing an awesome job. It is a great school always striving to move to a higher level.
The kindergarten teachers are very helpful and very concerned about my childs well being! The library is looking great and I am so glad that me and my husband can be so involved in our childrens school experience. The principal has stopped me quite a few times just to smile and say hello. The staff seems to be excelling in what the Pto has to offer and I love to see parent involvment in the community. Sincerely a thankful parent
Major changes at school this year! All positive! School going forward. Have community support now, hard working PTO and very dedicated principal. Come see!
We picked the school because we felt that it would be the best place for our child. We have a child in daycar that attended the school and we felt warmly about having our our child go to the same school. Now we regret the decision because since day one of the school year there have been numberous problems, from just about every area but most importantly the academics of the school are low. Our son diminstrates he know the stuff being taught, but unfortunalely his grades do not reflex this at all. I have yet to see any structure in the school.
There have always been various issues that needed to be addressed by this school but the most recent is bullying. The administration did not confront the children involved in bullying and as a result the victims became penalized while bullys continued on with unacceptable behaviour. The cafeteria lunches were definitely not healthy from a perspective of what constitutes good healthy meals. The playground is way too small to accomodate any physical programs in P.E. other than a small side basketball court. My daughter was lucky with good teachers and that is the reason we stayed for six years. There is a new principal 2007-2008. She has a very good reputation and I'm sure she will turn the school around to what it is capable of being.
My child has been attending bell canyon for 1 year now. I am disappointed in the disipline in this school, my child has encountered bullies the entire year and nothing has been done.
This school seems to do a lot of paper pushing and not a whole lot of teaching. The dicipline problems are horrible and are not actioned. The school seems to look the other way instead of having the best interest of the child in mind.
There is to much freedom in the classrooms. Not enough structure. The test scores are incredibly low. I am very disappointed with the decline. I feel that I need to supplement my child's education because the standard obviously is not as high here as it used to be.
This school is great for my kids. They learn the six traits of character, and then become it! It has great academics and school lunches. They give great performance and inspire the children. Their district is great!
My children attended Bell Canyon for three years. I was very involved in the school and had behind the scenes knowlege. I saw this schools enrollment decline, unhappy teachers, lack of discipline, and low test scores. I stayed because I had high hopes with the new administration so I stayed during this transition. What a mistake! My children seemed to be excelling, had the grades to prove it, but they had to fight off bullies on a daily basis. It was hard to leave behind friends and change schools, but I had no choice. I had the inside scoop from the bottom up. and trust me run from this school! It is a business, not a school. They are car salesmen. My family is at a great school now. What a hard lesson at my chilren's expense. I learned my children were way behind and received undeserved grades.
My daughter has attended Bell Canyon for the past four years and my son for the past two. Since Mrs. Scorza became the principal, I've noticed a huge difference. She is very approachable. Not only does she greet the students as they enter the school in the morning, I've even seen her picking up trash in the parking lot. She has geniune pride in this school and it shows. The front office staff is very friendly and helpful. For the 05/06 school year, there were many new teachers, many looked fresh out of college. My son's kindergarden teacher Miss Stewart was young but top notch. My daughter's teacher was also wonderful. My children did not have any problems, but they were also respectful and considerate students. That is key. I would like to see more after school classes offered. I was excited for the addition of yoga and karate.
Love this school. Small school feel. Mrs. Scorza greets all of the children at the front door each morning. Barbie is awesome in the front office, always informative, and willing to answer your questions. I can't say enough positive things about the teachers and administrators. Mrs. Vialpando is a top notch teacher. Get involved in your child's education, ask questions, participate, and you will not be disappointed in this school.
My child has attended Bell Canyon for 4 years. They offer very little in the ways of extra's, music and art do not exsist. The staff seems to be overworked and under appriciated. The dicipline has gotten worse every year.
I would not recommend this school. The school seems to lack discipline. On the times I was there, there were students running down the hallway, name calling, swearing, and fights by the students out on the playground and in the hallway. The staff just looks tired and worn out. My child's teacher explained that there is just not enough staff at the school and nothing is done when the children get refered to the office.
This was the first year my daughter attended Bell Canyon.She really enjoys her school,the learning,& all other things that they do.Her most favorite was dance,that is an extracurricular activity.Well both my children will be attending there again this fall.This will be my sons first year there for Kindergarten& my daughter will be in first grade.So I feel this a wonderful school.
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