I can't comment academically as my son hasn't been attending long, but they excel on being RUDE. I've been treated poorly several times now, and I'm growing quite tired of it. I am planning to remove my son because I can't stand to be spoken to like this from a school that blatantly asks for a thousand dollar donation before we even began the school term.
It's a great school my daughter will be starting third grade soon and has been really happy .
It is challenging and they work really hard here and as a parent you work a lot with your kids for projects and assignments so you have to be commited if you want a great education and love your child being pushed to do the best they can then this is the best school for them
Balboa Gifted/High Ability Magnet Elementary School
Posted June 23, 2016
- a parent
Ms. Hanley was my daughters teacher for second grade and I can't thank her enough she is truly amazing always going above and beyond working long hours to make sure everything is done always pays so much attention to each child and was always available to talk to you when needed she has left a print in our hearts if your child gets extremely lucky to have her as a teacher it will make a difference in his life I know she made a difference in my daughters life so for that THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!
My son is in 2nd grade. This year's donation request is $350.00. I feel it's very reasonable since the school pays for PE, music, computer lab and science lab. Lasts year they also had art. I've never been pressured to donate and I know many parents don't but the quality of the teaching staff is great. I disagreed with the first day of school for the 1st graders because parents were told to leave their kids in the auditorium and then the kids were going to get tested. SURPRISE! But I see that there is a method to her madness. There were no tears by kids. The kids are treated with respect and given their independence. I've helped my kid with his project but it's always been his responsibility. If he does a poor job that's on him. So kids do DO their own projects if you stay out of it. The teachers here are ON POINT! Kids don't get away with slacking off. They are rewarded for good scholarly behavior and it's been great for his behavior at home also.