Absolutely love this school! The teacher's go above and beyond the public school standards. They are devoted to the children and their learning. We are extremely happy to call ourselves, Bobcats!
I moved my kids from the private school to Batey . I am so impressed the teachers are great. AR reading is awsome my daughter loves to read and she is very competitive . This gives her an opportunity to want to read more so she can earn more points.
I'm so sorry we moved here my kids are miserable here. The teachers are horrible and some of the kids no better. I can not stress enough the neighborhood seems nice but that's where it ends.
Teachers are alright and met the district's easy standard but have room for improvement. I wish more classroom time are spent in academics instead of field trip and parties. I have debate about grades given to my child but has difficulty just try to set appt meet with teacher. I've told to email with my concern but never got replied. After multiple efforts made, it was late to catch up. Wish more respect from teacher and front office. It seems preferences are taken who and what the staff wish to help you. I am looking into transfer out to other school after over 4yrs of attendence.
The teaching staff is GREAT! The ladies in the front office on the other hand are incredibly rude! I try my hardest to stay away from the office because every time I'm in there I feel like I'm putting them out. This school should get all 5 stars, but because of the office staff I give them a much lower score. They really should teach these ladies some manners.
I have two sons at this school and my sons' teachers seem to really care about the kids. I would say the curriculum overall is not that challenging, state standards are too low. The biggest NEGATIVE about this school is the front office. The secretaries are rude, slow and not very helpful (aka lazy). They are very technologically challenged and still do numerous tasks by hand! Why not take advantage of all the technologies available and do things more efficiently? When I called the school to ask which track my child was placed in, they could not look up his name on the computer to tell me. Instead they told me the lists were posted and I had to stop by the school. Since the front office is the first impression most parents get of the school, I'd have to say it is beyond disappointing, especially for such a highly rated school. Some customer service and computer skills training are in order!
Edna Batey is a wonderful school. The teachers work hard to make sure the students succeed. The PTA provides all of the 'extra' activities at the school and are also filling in a lot of the funding gaps this year. A couple of drawbacks to the school are the secretaries, who are not friendly, and a lack of communication between the administration and the parents.
Edna Batey is a top notch school with great teachers and supportive parents.
The teachers and staff at Batey are so very kind and devoted to our children!!
Edna Batey has the best administration, staff, students, and families!
We love this school! The faculty is absolutely wonderful and they really care about our kids!
I love the support the parents and the students recieve this is my childs 3rd year there and it's like a big family the teachers are awesome and really care about the students.
My son has had a wonderful kindergarten experience thanks to his wonderful teachers and this school!! Edna Batey is fabulous school and we couldn't be more pleased with the learning environment.
This is a very well-liked school where parents are lucky to have their children enrolled. The staff is great and works VERY hard to educate every child to their full potential no matter how varied their needs are. The PTA is top-notch and work tirelessly to offer a wide variety of activities for the school community to enjoy throughout the year. In my opinion, if anyone has a complaint against this school, it is because they have not been involved with their child's elementary school learning years and are not interested in furthering their well-being. Get involved, don't complain!
My family has been at this school since it started five years ago. This school is a distinguished school, this award or title wasn't bestowed upon the school for no reason. There were investigations and a whole lot of statistical reviews done before the school was given this award. Random parents and students were interviewed by the commitee that puts the recommendation for this award. My family has yet to come across administration like the admin at Batey. The ladies in the front are also a great team. If anyone felt 'unheard' or 'side swept' by either Jane, Dee Dee or Barbara it isn't because they didn't care, it's because they probably had too much going on. You have to go into the office knowing that this is a school and these women have to deal with kids all the time and they have to always put the kids first.
The administration is not willing to work with parents and supports teachers with no regards for child's well being/safety. Communication is extremely poor. Don't move to the area thinking it's the best! You'll be disappointed.
I've had two of my kids attend Edna Batey. One graduated from 6th grade last year. The teachers have been awesome. They make it very easy to communicate via phone calls and email. My daughter, who graduated from 6th grade owes it to Ms. Lovelace (6th grade) to have excelled in math. She taught her class to enjoy math and taught them at college level in a way they enjoyed! She also encouraged her students to start planning for college now.
This is an excellent school. I have two children who attend and the standards are high at all levels. The teachers are top of the mark. I have worked through minor learning and discipline issues. The teachers show respect for the student and parent and seem genuinely interested in the development of the whole child. The principal is very hands on and his influence is evident at all levels. The office staff is disorganized, but parent involvement and a culture of value-based education and high expectations, more than makes up for the shortcoming.
My children attend this school. My childs teacher is wonderful and my other childs teacher is wonderful too. The teachers are carring, and attentive to what my childrens needs are. The vice principle and principle are lacking direction to what the school needs are. They need more parent voulenteers. The office staff was not up to my expectations and communication comes to late. The lack of discipline for students. Disipline whats that??
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