Bixby rocks! Every year we have been here it seems as though the parents get more and more involved and really pull the school community together.
Bixby Elementary is a great neighborhood school. The staff and teachers are friendly and hard-working, and put the kids before everything else. The school is very welcoming of parents and their input and volunteer time. A few years ago, some of the teachers developed a program called Bixby After School Enrichment (BASE) clubs that takes advantage of volunteer teachers' and parents' skills and hobbies by sharing them with students who sign up to learn and enjoy fun activities outside of the regular school time. The school is open to working side by side with parents and their wonderful ideas, such as last year's (2012-13) first annual, very successful Art Expo during open house, which was inspired and developed by a Bixby parent who owns a local art studio. The spirit of the incoming PTA this year promises to provide a fantastic, organized, entertaining list of activities, and a great team of school supporters who are up for the continued challenge of remaining creative and positive during such challenging times. Go, Bixby!
I love the small community is Bixby Elementary. The teachers and staff are excellent. We have a great PTA with involved parents.
Bixby School is a special place that not only values student achievement but is a true community of students, parents, teachers, and classified staff, working together to address the needs of every child.
After our home school was closed our son was sent to Bixby. It has been a great experience, the community feel of this school made us feel welcome. The teachers my son has had (Stamper) and now has (Wilkerson) are excellent. The WRAP program is excellent, my son doesn't mind having to go and that takes away some of my guilt that he is at school from 8 to 5:15.
First and foremost, Bixby has been a great school for both of my sons. One has moved on to Stanford and the other is in accelerated classes at Bixby and I have been very pleased with his 3rd grade teacher Mr. Yaffee. I have to admit he did not feel challenged enough but I think the instruction was adequate for his age. PARENTS reinforce what your kids are learning at school at home and PARTICIPATE in the PTA. This is where a lot of decisions are made about what type of equipment your children have available in their classroom and extra activities that enhance their learning like Authors day, Meet the Masters, etc. Volunteer in the classroom, this makes your child proud to be at school. I work, but I take the time to participate on both PTAs and volunteer at both schools occassionally. Most importantly Bixby is a safe school and the staff is professional and friendly. You will only get out of education what you put in it so help your kids with their homework and enhance their learning with outside activities...museums, travel, etc. I like Bixby and so do my kids and that is more important at this time.
My son entered Kinder last year and I really should of taken him out of the class after the orientation. Its a bad sign when a teacher announces to the parents that she was a 4th grade teacher and then was "stuck" in Kinder for this year. Needless to say, it was not a great year for my son. As a result, I have had to put him in extra tutoring to catch up and so have the other parents in the class. I am also constantly assuring him that school is fun....which it should be. My score is solely based on this one teacher. I hear the other teachers are good. I hope this is true for the sake of the other kids. But I think we are going to pass on this school for the coming year. Best of luck to all that remain.
Bixby Beavers are High Achievers!!! Teachers and Staff at this school are committed to making sure the students get the best Elementary Education and Experience. My sons attend Bixby and their teachers are always supportive and caring. Even the Afterschool Program, Kids Club is on point. The staff at KC are helpful with homework and creative activities for the kids.
Absolutely hands down the best school in Long Beach! Wonderful teachers, staff, principal and parents. The parent involment is phenomenal! Never for a second do I doubt that this is the perfect place to be for my girls. So proud to be part of the Bixby family!
Great school. My daughter loves Bixby. Alot of parent/teacher interaction and they seem to genuinely care for my child.
It is an inclusive, student centered, environment with staff and parents teaming up to to make school challenging and fun.
Bixby is a wonderful school with caring teachers and staff. My 3 children have all attended Bixby in the accelerated program and have moved on to Middle School and High School in advanced/gate classes.
Our family loves Bixby because of the great staff and teachers that support it. They truly exemplify what a great school should be like. Everyone's first class spirit shines through in the daily interaction they have with our kids. They truly are the best and should be recognized as such. They're our favorite school and should be 'America's Favorite School' too!
I love Bixby because we are a community of good people who all get along and want to be there.
Great School. My Son is in the pre-K autism class with Ms. Willis and she is worth 10 times her weight in gold. The class para's are also #1.
Bixby is a small school with a family community and caring teachers!! We are lucky to attend.
i love bixby because my daughter has a fun time learning & the lessons are not only learned in school but in field trips...
we are are blessed to have teachers who are great with the kids ,the PTA is really good with the needs of the school . keep up the good job All staff .
There is great parent, teacher & staff participation in all aspects/activities.
I love Bixby Elementary because they are focused on the kids! They have wonderful teachers who are dedicated to the education of our children. The principal is focused and organized and all over it is a wonderful school. They have many programs to help support our children's education and exploration in various areas.
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