I agree the teacher experience at Bagby is excellent. However, the administration and leadership is lacking. Discipline and guidance around pick-up and drop-off, while improved this year, remains subpar compared to other schools my children have attended. Programs such as "walk and roll" are given lip service only. Two attempts to contact those in charge of the program, including the principal, have been left unanswered. Leadership, specifically the principal, does not take responsibility for the experience of each child. The "buck" is passed and excuses are given. If you want your child to benefit from all the school has to offer, I suggest you make yourself intimately involved with administration. Your child will easily get overlooked otherwise. The principal appears to being concerned with addressing the bare minimum. Hopefully, the excellent teachers will not be alienated by the poor leadership.
My daughter is just finishing her kindergarten year at Bagby. She has an amazing experience. The teachers go well above and beyond. There is constant communication with the teachers and parents. The parent involement is huge. The front office is warm and helpful. We are very fortunate to be part of the Bagby family.
My children attend Bagby and I have been very pleased with the school. The teachers, with just a few exceptions, are fantastic, and the parent participation is high. The Home & School Club is very well run and has made greater effort in the last year to be more inclusive. While the school administration has in the past been regarded by many as somewhat stand-offish and abrasive, they are, in my opinion, improving in their responsiveness to parents, though there is room for improvement. Test scores, for what they're worth, are also consistently the highest in the district. I give the school very high marks.
My twin daughters have attended Bagby for Kinder and 1st grade. Both years they have had exceptional teachers. The school community is wonderful. There is very high parent participation and so many ways to be involved. We feel so incredibly fortunate to have Bagby as our home school. We look forward to the years ahead.
Amazing hardly descibes this school. From the administration to the teachers and support staff, they consistently deliver. The leadership is passionate about ALL students, and the success of each child is kept in constant view. My entire family feels very lucky to be part of this community.
Overall, this school is better than average. As previously noted, the leadership can be very cliquish, inconsistant, and lacking in ability to work 'with' the parents. There is much improvement that is yet to be realized but in comparison with other schools in the area, this school is above par. The teachers are wonderful for the most part and parents are very involved in the classrooms and in general. The play areas need some attention especially the main wooden barrier which is bound to cause serious injuries due to loose boards and erroding wood with sharp wooden spikes sticking out everywhere.
I am a parent & volunteer at Bagby school. The teachers at Bagby are wonderful. I think our current leadership (i.e. the principal and Home & School Club members) are a little abrasive with the families and parents in the ways that they communicate with them. This may be why there is such a last minute 'rush' to find volunteers for many of the big events. I have noticed that there is a also very pessimistic attitude amongst the Home & School Club members and Principal (a kind of clique') if you will. This can be intimidating to other moms who may want to be involved.