I have 2 kids attending HB for the past 2 years, and it seems to be good so far. The staff are friendly and somewhat know 'most' of the kids well. My only and biggest concern is the occasional 'bullying' my kids get from other kids. It doesn't sound like the staff are serious about dealing with bullies, nor do they have a process to deal with the different levels of child behavior yet.
We've had two children attend Herndon Barstow and have been thrilled with not only the education the received but also with the involvement of the teachers, staff and parents at the school. At a time when so many schools are cutting programs and stuffing more kids into each classroom, HB offers music, sports, art, computer lab and 20 students or less per class . The school is always clean, the children are polite and respectful to any adults on campus and the staff is friendly. This school struggled in the past and we were nervous about our children attending here after having been in the Clovis district but things have improved dramatically in the last 5 years, test scores are way up. And more importantly (to me) they aren't just learning the answers to the tests as I felt they were in the previous districts. They are encouraged to ask questions and have opinions. I have nothing bad to say about HB.
Great district that is investing in their schools. Herndon Barstow just saw a 50 point API score increase from the year before.
This School should be burned to the ground. Worst School Ever Choose harvest if your looking for a school . It should be called herndon barthstow
I am a grandparent and I love the awards and recognition that the student are honored with. They really make them feel special.
Both of my kids attend this school and I think it is wonderful. There are so many activities for the kids to participate in and the teachers are really involved with the students. I have not had any problems communicating with teacher is very important to me. Only bad thing I can say is that there are no sport activities for the lower grades. I'm sure there is a reason behind that though.
I have two children currently attending Herndon-Barstow. I have been extremely impressed with the school. The principal and teachers are devoted, caring, and hard working they are always seeking innovative solutions to problems. From parenting classes and tutoring fairs to peer mediation they work to address every child's needs. I have been pleased that my children also receive music and art instruction. The use of leveling in certain subjects or dividing students based on need (intervention for struggling students, grade level, and challenge group for above grade level) means students receive instruction best suited to their needs. I have been very pleased with the interesting and creative assignments my son receives in his challenge group math and language arts classes. Both of my children love school Herndon-Barstow is a school that thinks outside the box. It is a real gem!
I am a parent of a third grader currently attending Herndon-Barstow. I am an active volunteer and part time aide. I absolutely love the school, it's principal, and the staff. Everyone there shows a genuine care for the children. Not just work wise, but personally, they care about each child as if they were their own. I cannot say enough good about the principal and vice principal. These two women have a complete open door policy and have never made me feel like what I feel or what I ask is silly or unimportant. Mrs. Buriss and Mrs. Moynihan make a great team! I will truly be sad when my son leaves there. Check us out we are a school to watch out for.
I have two girls that have attended this school and I would not trade it for the world. Yes, it is an older school that I can agree on, but, both my girls are straight A students and our new principal has made some positive changes that were in need and for that these kids will greatly appreciate this small school. I've seen alot of children that needed alot of help both academic and emotional and I've personally seen these teachers teach with patience and knowledge. Also, just a little something that I'd like everyone to know...on the first day of school this year our Principal attemped to comfort a child whom was getting on the bus and she did not want to go on the bus for nothing, and our principal told her she would go on the bus with her to make sure she got home okay! Yeah....! Kudos
I have 3 children that are currently in 3 differnt schools but two of them at one time did attend this one. I think the Teachers try there very best in Teaching the State standard curriculum. But I was very concerned at a parent teacher confererence that they believed my son to be ADD because he wasnt able to understand the teaching at this school and I was advised to have him checked for ADD which we did. His pediatrician doesnt believe he is ADD and advised me that there have been a number of children being checked for ADD at this particular school. My son now attends Rio Vista...Honor classes.
This school seems to have below average facilities, for example, often A/C and/or plumbing is compromised. In my opinion the education my child has received here is not comparible with past experiences within other districts.
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