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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 (3 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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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (2 responses)
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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 Strongly agree (2 responses)
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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 Just right (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 (4 responses)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Currently, most people answered Staff member (1 response)
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Birney Elementary School 5

Posted November 19, 2015
- a teacher
I am the principal at Birney! I see a lot of 5 star ratings, but there is not an overall rating for my school - can you explain why? I appreciate all the comments from our parents. I am baffled by the most recent comment about not being friendly to children with special needs. We have just over ten percent of our population with IEPs and 504s, we have an excellent team of professionals who go above and beyond for our special needs students. I hope the parent who posted this feels he or she can come talk to me about what is needed for his or her child. Our team includes a half-time school psychologist, 4 education specialists, 4 special education assistants, 2 speech language pathologists, adaptive PE, physical therapy and occupational therapy time and a school counselor 2 days a week.

Birney Elementary School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
The homework may seem like a lot to some, but to me it's just right. I want my son to learn well with our help, to be a better learner in class, and the amount of homework seems right for that to happen.


Birney Elementary School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
They teach the children about integrity, morals, and being independent learners and thinkers. My son is 6 and always talks about problem solving solving when ever there is an issue.

Birney Elementary School 5

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
The teachers are serious about their purpose to enrich the children with the best learning experience. The principal has the school in wonderful shape and with all of their wonderful activities such as gardening, art and Spanish, it's just all the better.

Birney Elementary School
Grateful to: School leader

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
Thanks Ms. Amanda for being such a wonderful leader! You are the reason that the school is so great!


Birney Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
They are engaged in the learning process, and are committed to assisting students. All of the teachers find ways to make the learning fun and effective, and to be sure students understand expectations.

Birney Elementary School
Amount of homework: Too much

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
Too be honest, my answer is more about the adoption of the Common Core standards, and the amount of work those entail, much of which I think is redundant and misleading.

Birney Elementary School
Develops grit: Strongly agree

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
My daughter struggled a bit last year with the transition to kindergarten, but through the encouragement of her kinder teacher, and the continued encouragement of her first grade teacher, is now really loving learning and school.


Birney Elementary School
Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
Again, this is part of the IB learner profile, and also there is a strong anti-bullying program.

Birney Elementary School
Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
Students are encouraged to review and reflect on their actions, and those of others in the world, to see how they impact all.

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Birney Elementary School
4345 Campus Avenue, San Diego, CA  92103
(619) 497-3500
Last modified Birney Elementary 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.
Birney Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 79 reviews. Top