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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Neutral (1 response)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Too much (2 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very effective (2 responses)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Don Benito Fundamental School 3

Posted August 19, 2016
- a parent
Recent changes are very worrying. The principal often doesn't seem to know what's going on. They used to have an assistant principal who was on top of things, but she left and they hired someone with hardly any experience in her place. Now we hear that several teachers have already quit, and school just started a week ago! I don't have a good feeling about this year.

Don Benito Fundamental School
Grateful to: Staff member

Posted August 19, 2016
- a parent
The office staff ladies are always so nice and helpful. I've been to other school offices where they make you feel unwelcome or like you're bothering them when you ask questions, but not these two.


Don Benito Fundamental School
Amount of homework: Too much

Posted August 19, 2016
- a parent
Daily homework seems okay with most teachers, but almost all of them assign lots of big projects to do at home.

Don Benito Fundamental School
Develops respect: Neutral

Posted August 19, 2016
- a parent
I think the teachers try hard, they talk about respect a lot, and most of them are good role models, but there don't seem to be school-wide consequences for disrespectful behavior. Some kids get away with all kinds of bad behavior, and then other kids follow along because they're kids and they're going to try to get away with things too. It didn't use to be this way here.

Don Benito Fundamental School
Develops empathy: Disagree

Posted August 19, 2016
- a parent
Most of the students here are nice kids, but there are some very badly behaved kids who never seem to have any consequences. It's not very many, but some of them are really awful to other kids and they act like they know they can get away with it, and they're right because they never seem to get in trouble.


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Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted July 21, 2015
- a parent
The experienced teachers are a gem. They work effectively with the students and help encourage positive behavior and maintain a challenging learning environment.

Don Benito Fundamental School
Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted July 21, 2015
- a parent
The school is a true reflection of Pasadena. The students are from all backgrounds and classes are integrated with students with special needs. Great opportunity for our children to learn about all the different people in our world and make friends with someone unlike themselves.

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Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted July 21, 2015
- a parent
The school is diverse and offers so many opportunities to the kids to grow and be challenged.


Don Benito Fundamental School 5

Posted July 21, 2015
- a parent
Don Bonito is a great school. Teachers have a tremendous amount of experience. Parents are super involved and helpful. The new principal is energetic and enthusiastic about our children and the school.

Don Benito Fundamental School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted July 21, 2015
- a parent
We feel so lucky to be at Don Bonito school. The highly qualified staff, parental involvement, diverse population, and educational opportunities are everything we were looking for in a school for our children. The new principal is wonderful. Her energy and enthusiasm she brings to the school everyday is felt by all.

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Don Benito Fundamental School
3700 Denair Street, Pasadena, CA  91107-1303
(626) 396-5870
Last modified Don Benito Fundamental School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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