At Bushnell Way's Open House in August 2014, we were very impressed with the teaching methods/program of Mr. Ramierez/Ms Quezada's combination 5th-6th grades and especially how much they care about their students. We especially note how hard the new principal, Mrs. Terrenal, is working for the school's and Hermon Community's goals and hopes.
Bushnell Way has great teachers. Mr. Paiz, the former principal did an amazing job at communicating with the parents. He knew all children by name and greeted them almost every morning. Certain things have changed since he left, but I noticed that my child is being challenged more in academics now. Teachers really care here. The school isn't perfect but many involved parents try to give a helping hand to make it better. My girls love their school and they feel safe here.
I believe this school has a lot of potential to become a better school, parents need to get more involved. Some of the teachers need to go to school and take some children psychology classes to learn how to treat the students with respect, and not put them down. Let not forget that these children will be adults and will be ruling the country in a very near future, so we should prepare them to become good citizens, by letting them know that they are valuable, and thy can be what ever they want to be.
My daughter attended the Pre-K program here. The teacher and her assistants are excellent. They really do prepare the children for Kindergarten. Not just play - but actually lessons taught. I think the principle of the school can and should try to do better - overall. There is very great potential for this school to be a better school.