We came to Barron Park from a 3 years stay oversea and private schools. We were please to feel welcome. Having 3 children ranging from pre K to 2nd grades then, each with there own unique needs, it could have been a challenge. Yet, every one of my children have blossom there and fit right in after 2 years. Our incoming kindergarten got to know the school thru a treasure hunt organized by a parent volunteer. Our 1st grader, who has special needs, was included and welcome, given the support he needed. Our 3rd grader got to experience a very interactive classroom. All teachers are outstanding. The school psychologists, speech therapist, secretaries are available. The principal ready to work with you. I has been a wonderful experience for the last 2 years. Parents are welcome to get involve in class, thru the PTA. Extra curriculum activities available. A great community!
Both of our our kids attended Barron Park for K-6 and had a great experience. Their teachers were amazing and instilled a love of learning and good socialization. If you are a parent that thinks that the school should be run for the sole benefit of your child, good luck. The principal is strong and experienced. She is open to dialog and change that benefits the majority, not just your child.
We have two children who are currently enrolled at Barron Park and they are so happy there! The school has a wonderful principal and fantastic teachers. Both of our children are receiving a high quality education and are so excited about learning. We wouldn't want to be anywhere else!
Our experience at this school is that it has no mission but to attend to students at the lowest level. Not that this is an unworthy goal but when the school will not challenge or provide appropriate academic material to all level students it is an outrage. In our experience, the principal is feared by many parents and I think perhaps the teachers steer clear of her as well because she is difficult and unaccommodating to new ideas. The principal has a pass view of education and her method of equalizing the school experience is to dumb down to the lowest common denominator by neglecting the average and above average children. I could not believe what passed for a science experiment in an upper grade. It was a joke and maybe at the first grade level. Many neighbors opt out to the choice schools or private schools in an attempt to get out of this school. Someone should be attending to this situation.
i have 2 kids in this great school, they have given my son the self esteem he needed and now he moves to the next grade at reading level, if it wasn't for the teachers and principal going above the call of their job he wouldn't be motivated to learn and to impress as he is. So thank you Barron PARK FOR CARING..
My son loves Barron Park Elementary and so do I. I look forward to the years to come.
We couldn't be happier with Barron Park. Initially, we were disappointed our child didn't get into escondido (our local school), but after joining Barron Park we wouldn't leave. The best things about the school are the teachers - my child had a truly outstanding teacher who really encouraged the kids to do their best every day whilst instilling a love of learning. The principal is encourages parents' feedback and is a visible, hands-on leader. The parents themselves are so welcoming, it's a lovely school community with a diverse mix of nationalities and backgrounds. We couldn't have wished for a better school. Also the fact that it's one of the smallest schools in the PAUSD is a huge bonus and it's beautiful grounds (bordered by Matadero Creek - many class rooms open up right onto it's [fenced] banks) make it a great place to be. Most of all our child loved it.
I have observed many schools but I can tell you BPS has the best school program ever. When a secretary (Cristina) greets your children with a warm smile and make each children like her own you feel at peace that they will be in a good and healthy environment.She makes BPS a home away from home for all the children. Teachers are very dedicated and very helpful to make sure your child has all the right tools to excel. The rest of the staff is friendly and accommodating which is hard to find in any school. You can tell the success of this school not only by its test score but how the children come back and see their old teachers and a lot of them do. A very high recommendation!
Great school with committed teachers and principals. Good sense of community. Both my children graduated with a love of learning and are doing well in middle school
BPS is a very fine neighborhood school. The teachers are some of the most dedicated individuals I have ever know, working tirelessly to help our children maximize their given talents.
So far I am impressed with the quality of the teachers at the school.
Barron Park is a great school. Academics are valued although the greater emphasis is placed on safetey, peer differenced education and community involvment.
The academics lack, the teachers and principal never emphasize quality of the child's work. Children with behavior problems and learning problems are the focus for the principal. She has strived to limit academic challenges for fear some children will be left out. A simple science fair is not permitted at the school. There had never been a spelling or geopghraphy bee. There was very little homework in any of my children's grades. Some parents fear to speak out as they believe their child will suffer if they speak out. District music and art are outstanding as is parent involvement.
This is an excellent school with a very high parent involvement. The school really challenges the children to learn. They have exceptional teachers. The pay for teachers in this district is much higher than neighboring cities. They have many extracurricular activities and the class sizes are very small. There are currently 16 students in my son's 2nd grade class. This school has a cap of 22 students for the upper grades. The school cares about the quality of learning for the students.
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