This is a horrible place, run by bullies. I am currently trying to transfer(again) I ignorantly relocated to this area 2 years ago and will spend the rest of my childrens lives making this up to them. Bunche Elemetary is a disgrace, and should be gutted. We are supposed to be doing better each generation, Bunche is a throwback to bullying and intimidation, only it's coming from the adults. Everytime I heard their rediculous speaches about Core values, and anti-bullying I cringe. This place is a disgrace, and I am ashamed that I put my children in this situation, now all I can do is work to get out of this district.
This school is making great strides due to the principal, Dr. Owoaje. This school is going in a good direction. The problem with this school is with the parents that have a problem with the administration and act out on a school campus in front of their own children. This school could be great if the parents were better role models.
Leadership is horrible!! Teachers are great but the morale of the school is very depressing! I have been a parent at Bunche for 10 years now and this school has never been in such chaos. The principal Dr. Owoaje is a big bully and talks to people like they are beneath her. I feel she does this because her family is in higher parts of the district and she feels untouchable! I sure wish I could get in touch with who ever got her kicked out of enterprise middle school a year and a half ago!! Its sad when good teachers resigned from the whole district due to the principal! I really hate this school now and is looking into alternatives.
My son has attended this school for the past 6 years and in the last 2 years he has had Mr. Watkins as teacher. Mr. Watkins had been great with my son and as well with other students. My son has matured in the time he has spent with him. Mr. Watkins ran the Gentlemen of Bunch, Football, Basketball and other great activities. Very influential with the kids and he is very in tune with them. Kudos Mr. Watkins!
Great school !!! Teacher make this a great school thanks to mr. Salazar he motivates my daughter to go to school she just receive a 100day completion certificate and for perfect attendance ..thanks mr Salazar for all ur Dedication and ur had work ...
The teachers who have stayed at Bunche through the change of administration are dedicated, hard working and fair. They've remained because they truly care about the students. I have witnessed first hand well thought-out, engaging lessons. I appreciate them.
I LOVE Bunche ES. This is our family's second year here and I am here to stay!!! GREAT teachers, GREAT leadership, GREAT learning environment!!!
I would like to say Bunche is an excellent school. I like that they focus on teaching the kids about how to make healthy food choices with the Harvest of the Month Program. Also,every Friday the teachers, students and the principal start the morning off with exercise which is led by Ms. Murphy. The kids really love it. I just think the teachers are great and so is the school.
In short this is a really good school gone bad. The leadership is out the door. Teachers are not at the top of there game because it is no longer required by the principal. We need a good, fair, strong principal who doesn't feel it is necessary to be friends with some teachers and not support the others that she don't see on the weekends. After all we are talking about the education of our children here, and all teachers, parents and students should be able to go to our principal for honest support.
Used to be wonderful but has gradually declined in leadership, dicipline, and teamwork. Test scores and enrollment have dropped steadly for the past 3 years. Time for a new principal. Please.
My daughter has attended this school since age 5 and she is now in the fourth grade. The teachers are awesome and she scores proficient each year on state standardized test.
Bunche has a lot of great teachers. I am so thankful that my child was in Ms. Olinares' class. She was such an excellent teacher!
Ralph Bunche Elementary School is a great school that provides many services for our community.They work as a team to help students succed and are always willing to go above and beyond to help students academically.
Bunche Elem. is the best. The school is warm and inviting. The staff is very caring and welcomes you with open arms. And they put the children first
For those of you that don't know Bunche Has changed. Many teachers that made Bunche into a California Distinguished School have left along with their great leader. I have taken my children out of this school. The scores have dropped and administration does not care about the kids, parents and obviously the staff that she easily let go. The school was once great but now it is a falling star.
What a great place for children. There is no other school I would consider sending my child to in the CUSD than Bunche Elementary. Location wise, it's perfect. It's set in the middle of a residential neighborhood and someone is always at the front gate waiting to greet the children. The teachers are great and they genuinely care about the students. My only hope is that they reincorporate the activites that led to school spirit and really encouraged the students such as the daily morning assembly. However, as public schools go in this area, it's wonderful!
My daughter was in Miss Braun's kindergarten class last year, and thanks to Miss Braun (now Mrs. Lopez) switching to first grade, my daughter is in her class again this year. I've never met such an eager and caring teacher. Miss Braun uses various techniques and activities to gain the children's interest in all subjects, especially reading. She gives the children lots of praise and recognition to keep them engaged. My daughter is 'high energy' yet Miss Braun shows her frustration to her. Miss Braun finds ways to cultivate her energy instead of breaking her spirits. She is a Godsend to me and to the school.
Bunche elementary is a wonderful school. Although they experienced a drop in points on their API, I anticipate a growth from them this year. Bunche has a number of new teachers but they are dedicated new teachers who work tireless for student achievement. Bunche has experience a lot of changes in the last 2 years and as result their scores dropped. I am confident in their principal, Ms. Pearson and all of the teachers and staff and I believe Bunche will experience significant growth this year. Bunche is still an above average school and children would be very happy here.
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