Students enrolled 798
School leader Sue Fuentes
Transportation options Yes
District Fresno Unified School District
After school Yes

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4950 North Harrison
Fresno, CA 93704

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4 stars
Based on 41 ratings

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June 14, 2014
We moved to Fresno after attending Clovis Unified. I was concerned the level of education would not compare, however Bullard TALENT is really good. I appreciate the focus on performing arts over sports for my children (CUSD focuses heavily on sports) and the academics are comparable to our previous district. TALENT is organized and has a great parental support system & encourages parent involvement as their standards are high. Students have a sense of pride as does the staff. Try visiting an open house, choir, band or dance concert. You'll see professionalism that gives children the tools to succeed well beyond K-8. I feel confident watching my son grow here and hope my daughter may be selected as well. Honestly, I wouldn't want my children to attend elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2013
Bullard Talent is a wonderful school! This is our fourth year at Bullard Talent and my kids love going to school everyday! They have strong academics and wonderful teachers. My kids really enjoy the arts program at the school which includes theater arts, dance, music, choir and much more. Not all kids are into sports. But if your kids are into sports that have that too. It's just a great school all around! We couldn't be happier!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Great School! Lets children expand their Artistic Abilities . Not all children are goind to be professional athletes.

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2013
This school is horrible! It has falling throughout the years. The high enrollment of Hispanic kids diminished the program. My son was bullying many times in 2nd grade by Hispanic girls and they stole his lunch many times. He went w/out eating lunch many times because of this. Staff did nothing, volunteers are Hispanic parents who are harsh and yell at the kids. The curriculum is no different than any other school in the district. Office very unorganized and gossip. Some teachers ok but the parents of the kids are bullies just like the kids. This school is predominately Hispanic and the diversity is not good, especially when they all are rude. The main thing last year a number of kids getting their lunch taking. My son being 1 of them. I do not recommend this at all.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
My girls have been at BT for 9 years, and for the most part we have loved the school. There were times we felt certain kids got preferential treatment, or that the teachers were preaching their own agenda/beliefs but failed to let the students express theirs. All in all, BT is a very good school. I love the fact that it is a K-8th grade school as middle schools in Fresno are hideous. It allows kids to stay in one place for a long time, really enhancing the performing arts aspect of the school. This is a school that does A LOT of fund raising, so if that's not your bag, walk on. It is a lottery draw school as well, so it isn't always easy to get your kids here. Overall, BT does an excellent job with the performing arts aspect of the school, and does pretty well with the academics too. Some teachers are GREAT; Giometti, LInscheid, Luck, Semrick, Koontz, Tacchino. Some teachers are ANNOYING; Lipari, Dunn.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2012
Terrible experience for my child. Bullying, multiple unaddressed discipline issues, chaos in the classroom. This website says 26 students per teacher? Try 30. This school does have good programs going for it- but those don't make up for the overcrowding, chaos and general disrespect of many students.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2012
We have had a terrible experience at this school. Our child is miserable. He has been beat up on campus, yelled at by teachers and, overall, he has been encouraged to strive for mediocrity because this means the teachers will be required to put in as little effort as possible. We are now faced with the choice of moving him back to his home school (which will be a disruption) or keeping him here and trying to deal with it through meetings with the principal, etc. We would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2011
I am in forth grade at this awsome school. Been in this school for five years.I have been in a lot of fun stuff . If I go some where else, I will toldaly miss this school. Bullard T.A.L.E.N.T. is my favorite school ever. I want to be in this school forever!

- submitted by a community member
August 22, 2011
This school is very UNORGINIZED it 1st Denied MY son lunch after I paid one week of lunch on the 1st day of school, it changed its teacher {with due respect of the teacher of the passing of her dad} with out notifying any parents 3rd my son was lost at school for 20 minutes i which he did go to the office and the aminastration told him to go out of the office{{ another parent informed me what was said}} and the the office aminerstartion want to act like they can't take a message... OMG!! this school is off the key by a long shot!!

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2010
I have attended this school and I was not impressed with the character of the students and their attitudes. It was sad to see their character compared to my current school.

- submitted by a student
March 14, 2010
Wow. What a school! I'm currently in 7th grade and this is my 8th year at this school. I never thought school could be so... well fun! The teachers are amazing and the other students make you feel like you have an extra family. And the smallish sized campus and population of students let you have some space but not be too crowded. So if you asked me what the best middle school in Fresno is, with out even thinking I would say Bullard TALENT!

- submitted by a student
September 17, 2009
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August 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2009
Way to go Talent. Break down the 2008 API's and you will see how high the different groups scores were. Dedicated staff, music, academics and more. Parents are great and involved. California Distinguished school. A+

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 27, 2008
Sooooo, Awsome ! love the school the Ihave a great time there.All of my friends love it there as well . so much achtivitise to do .I don't think any body wants to leav until they're in 8th grade.

- submitted by a student
August 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating May 22, 2008
I attended Bullard TALENT for 9 years and I can honestly say I loved every year. The staff is wonderful! It's just a great school.

- submitted by a community member
April 23, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
no rating January 12, 2008
Bullard TALENT keeps its scores up AND provides all sorts of visual and performing arts within their academics. They really deliver!

- submitted by a teacher
November 12, 2007
I love this school. This is our son's first year here and I don't think I could have picked a better school for him. I do truly beleive this school cares about their students. The teachers are great and their is a lot of communication demonstrated between parents and teachers. Great school in my book.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
June 13, 2007
Bullard TALENT has great potential for educating the whole child based on its' emphasis on the arts alongside academics. However, throughout my child's time there, I witnessed inconsistencies that were of concern. Because it is an arts focused school, students who are not fully involved in the arts extracurriculars are subject to having substitutes in their classes throughout the year when teachers are gone for performances. Homework given during this time seems to be 'busy' work if given at all. Overall, it is difficult to execute the level of academic performance needed to prepare for high school because of the performance schedules. Students need to be very self initiated, organized, and diligent. It's difficult for students to get teacher support during performance schedule (which are many). Parent/teacher contact usually does not take place unless requested. Generally teachers do care a lot about the children but are too overburdened to fully support.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2007
B.T has a great reputation that I think is getting harder to keep up.I have to say parent involvement is a must even when your child is at recess.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2007
My daughter has been going to Bullard Talent for six years. It was a wonderful school thru most of her elementary years. The school has changed for worse the last two years following the state budget crisis. The elective classes which use to be great are somewhat cheesy now and every class is over crowded and the teachers over stressed. I don't believe the school's environment is as it once was safe and respectful of students as individuals and not just another head count. I can only encourage extensive parent involvement.If your hoping to get your child in a music class,get in line.We tried for six years.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2006
This school has the right approach to teaching and learning: educate the whole child. Throughout their years at B-T, kids can choose from being involved in a variety of sports teams, choirs, dance classes, music classes and drama performances. Since the vision of the school states that 'the arts are academic,' and since it is an Arts Magnet School, there are certainly more arts-related activities than sports. The logical parent sho wants their child to focus on sports obviously would choose a different school. The majority of the staff are excellent, particularly in grades K-7.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2006
Bullard talent is first rate. In an era when only what's on standardized tests is important, it is a breath of fresh air to see the whole child celebrated in a well-balanced curriculm. Exposure to the visual and performing arts coupled with strong academics gives students the life skills to interact in a diverse world that makes big demands. I have two students at bullard talent, one current and one graduated, and the impact on their life is immeasurable. Bullard talent is the place to be in fresno unified school district for families who are interested in a well-rounded program that prepares students for life in the real world.Kudos tot the staff, students, and community of bullard talent school!

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2006
Our son attended B.T. from kindergarden through 8th grade. We can not give the school enough credit for giving him skills that will serve him the rest of his life. He received a strong music education (both vocal and instrumental); a wonderful basic foundation in visual arts; and most of all he has learned confidence and self-assurrance. The teachers are hard-working and supportive.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2006
I went to Bullard Talent from K-7th grade. For a long time I thought it was a great school.I loved the plays, art class, and music classes. But once I got into Middle School all of that changed. I wanted to do choir and sports, but that want possible. I feel B.T. is a great school for elementary kids, but Middle-School is a bore.

- submitted by a former student
April 25, 2006
As a former student, Bullard Talent gave me a great education. I was challenged, exposed to an array of educational experiences beyond reading and math, and had teachers that influenced my decision to today become a teacher. My weekly Spanish teacher fostered my love of the Spanish language and today am fluent because of the interest she sparked in me when i was young. Art, music, drama, great field trips, science experiments, sports.... i feel very lucky to have attended such a well-rounded school with such dedicated and enthusiastic teachers. Parents are very involved in the classrooms as well.

- submitted by a former student
March 07, 2006
Great school. I went there for 9 years!

- submitted by a student
March 01, 2006
My child went to Bullard Talent for 4 years, and had many good experiences. Unfortunately this changed. If you are on the principal's Good List, then all is well. Yes, there are many wonderful classes in art, music, and drama, and many fine teachers. But the campus itself is not a healthy environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 31, 2006
Wonderful music and art programs.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2005
My daughter has been attending Bullard Talent since she was in first grade,she is now in fifth.The school's many musical programs are one of a kind.The school is much more like a private institution than a free public school.The teachers are top notch, skilled, disciplined and creative.We have a great principle who also is a mother with children attending the school.The only negative comment I can make about Bullard Talent is the lack of support and recognition of athletics, which is vital with society's lack of activity in children.I would like my daughter to go on to high school and attempt to get a scholarship to a universtity.Unfortunately,the school's soccer teams are not allowed to play on the field without being charged a significant fee. Currently many of the grades soccer teams utilize a nearby school's fields for practice.Having field day might be a way to encourage physical activity with rewards.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2005
I have two boys attending Bullard Talent,12 and 7. I rate the school overall A+. The principle is super organized and on top of all current events that affect our children. K-8 is excellent I think its great to keep the older kids connected to the younger ones(a real hometown feeling school)Much parent involvement and strong PTA. Teaching of the arts(dance music choir and drama)is as important as acedemics.High quality instruction in all classes!My 12 year old has been excelling in academics,music,playing percussion and guitar. My 7 year old is excelling academically as well and was able to learn about the cello in a strings class this year as well as singing and art. If your childs interest is mostly athletics this may not be the choice for you. Otherwise A+. Last note, we love our teachers!They are passionate about teaching and children.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2005
Bullard Talent is a K-8 grade school. I feel the Junior High students should be more of a role model to the elementary students. Their use of foul language is very innapropriate to the underclassman at the school. This school is a school of the arts and I feel these students should take pride in their school. The students at Bullard Talent are not disciplined enough. They run through the hallways, graffiti in the bathrooms, foul language and all the while there is no supervision from the staff at the school. The principal is nowhere to be found. I would like to see more involvement on her part with the students. Junior High students should be separated from the elementary school students. Also, the kids aren't allowed enough time to eat lunch and at the lunch recess there is not enough supervision on the playground.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2005
The level of all schools is Fresno County is sadly disappointing. My son is in second grade and has been through three teachers in his class at Bullard TALENT this year. It is impossible to get any learnig done when the students are being upset so often by changes in the classroom. I am very sad to say that, while Bullard TALENT is the best public school in Fresno, it still doesn't cut the mustard. I hope to move.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2005
Overall, an ideal balance of academic and arts...the makings for a well rounded and socially adjusted student.

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April 21, 2005
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March 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2005
Both my son & daughter went K thru 8 in this school, and now my granddaughter attends. This school is great for kids who have parents that like to get involved - and they have a huge number of parents involved in this school! My one complaint is that there tends to be favorites, 'stars', in this school of the performing arts who repeatedly get the lead roles in plays, etc. Still, the opportunity is there if this is what the child really likes to do. Many of the teachers are top notch - but not all. My granddaughter's fifth grade teacher this year is too rigid and stern.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2004
This is a great school, well balanced curriculum mix with the arts. Would highly recommend if you can get your child involved.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2004
Bullard Talent is a wonderful school. The teachers are firm, fair, and honestly care about their students.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I currently have 3 students at Bullard Talent & I love this school! They have so many diverse opportunities for students. From dance, to choirs, to bands, to percussion & so on, this school has options above the regular schools! I would recommend this school to anyone!

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Bullard Talent Project School
4950 North Harrison, Fresno, CA  93704
(559) 248-7030
Last modified Bullard Talent Project School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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