Our daughter started kindergarden at Birney and is now in the 2nd grade. The work level in second grade is quite high and in my opinion, academically the school is quite good. Like most schools, teachers are hit and miss. So far, we have been happy with our daughter's teachers.
School is nice and clean. Upper grades have too many students. Principal is too nosy and wants to know what is happening everywhere. He seems to be a controlling person. Teachers don't look happy
I love this school. My daughter has been here for 3 years now and my autistic son went here previously. I have had him in 6 schools in LBUSD and will say I truly love BIrney. The prioncipal is not only knowledgeable--he is friendly and parent oriented because he also has elemenatary aged children as well as the counselor. They both make a great team and so do the office staff who not only assist with office duties but become nurse and caregiver in time of need. I know my child is safe here with good teachers, caring staff and a PTA that truly wishes to improve on the quality of the students environment and extracurricular activities.
the school is great they do all kinds of fun events for the kids and the principal is awesome he is very friendly. this will be my sons second year going there and I love it the teachers are nice
Great school, great events and support from parents, my son has been there for four years now and I have no complaints, the principle is new but is very nice and seems to make the children and school a priority, though I miss the old principle the staff is professional and helpful. It is diverse and located in a nice middle class neighborhood, I love the positive environment, within the school and surrounding neighborhood.
birney elementary school has excellent teachers and staff. I was educated there and now my children.
Academic quality is fair to good. Teacher/student ratio is a bit high and art, sports and extracurricular activities is low to moderate. Level of parent involvement is good. It's a fairly nice environment.
I think Birney is a great school. My child greatly enjoys the strong emphasis that is placed on science. The science lab provides a great array of hands on and visual aids that assit in teaching.
I really love this little school. I have many fond memories of my childrens' past and current attendance spanning 9 years. Most of my kids' teachers were very good, and the children are well behaved; however, there's been some administrative and instructor changes in the past year or two, and I'm glad it's my child's last year.
Old principal is greatly missed by teachers and students and parents alike. Most of small PTA has left. Not much parent involvement-major fundraiser had to be cancelled due to lack of involvement. Parents are frowned upon if 'excessive' presence on campus (by administrators). No after school programs. Large grass area on playground often wet in the AM (before school) limiting playground space.
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