We are new to this area and this school. I have been impressed with the leadership I've seen at the school. Mrs. Middlebrooke has a strong plan and set goals for the school, and there are many more programs here than any other school I've been a part of. The teachers my students have are wonderful. The school grounds have made a drastic transformation in the months we've been attending. Overall, I think Blackford is improving from previous reviews and I have enjoyed getting involved with the PTA.
My old daughter just left Blackford last year and my younger daughter is attending this year in 5th grade. I just started last year in volunteering at the school. Here they have strong committees like: ELAC, Project Cornerstone, Los Dichos de la Casa and ABC's Reader program, PTA, School Site Council and others. All the staff are very nice,helpful and understanding. As for a parent to say, " it took the principle alot of strength, courage, wisedom and love for the children to be able turn around the school and have a 55 point growth in the API. The principle, teachers and staff did a GREAT job. What I noticed this year are many new intervention programs to help the children and a new P.E program Play Works. Its going to be a great year and I can't wait to see what else is coming to the school. I almost forgot the school its self got a New Look. I am so glad that im a Blackford Parent and my daughter comes here.
This is the third year for our child going to Blackford elementarty school. So far we like the school especially the new Principal (Mrs. Middle Brooke) She is very friendly and easy to talk to every time we have questions. We also like the student of the month award they provided. It encourages the students to be motivated.
This school is absolutely horrible. If you like your kids to be beaten up on a regular basis this is the place to go!
The new principal Mrs. Middlebrook has only been at Blackford for 8 weeks and there have been many improvements to the campus. Mrs Middlebrook speaks fluent Spanish and is very well liked by the parents and the children.
Looking forward to a brighter future with our new Principal. She has done so many outstanding changes in ONLY 8 weeks. She brings a new vision to our school that is destined for success.
Good school but poor hygeine conditions. Cleanliness of the school premise, students eating area, bathrooms, staff room and toilets recommended. The custodians in this school needs to do a better job.
My daughter had gone to Blackford from k-5 grade, and my son started going there last year. There have been a few communication problems (I wanted more communication from the teacher), but it was resolved quickly. I think the school is really a great school and we have been lucky to have such caring teachers. I wouldn't have my kids go to any other school. I'm very happy with the education they are receiving and they like to go to school.
Hello, My kids been going to Blackford Elem about 6 months now and I cn say from the other schools in San Jose my kids have been to Blackford is the very best!!! Kids love it, i love it!!!!
I love my son and daughters teachers! They have been amazing. I have had very bad experiences with the principle of this facility, Matt Nagel, and am moving my children to a school with more appropriate leadership . This is actually the first time I have met someone in education who actually acts like they do not like kids. I was in the office one day and he was talking to a teacher in a very degrading way, I was personally embarrassed for him. Like I said...it has a good staff, caring teachers, but poor leadership and I am sure this start effecting the staff and students.
I am pleased with Blackford and the teachers. Both my children love going here. My sons teacher even gives us a talking to if we send not-too-heathly snacks which keeps us on track. They are both thriving!
I love this school, the teacher my daughter got last year as k student was great. My daughter struggled at the beginning of the year, but with help from her teacher we got her to become very outgoing and even was student of the month. By the end of year she was already at a almost 2nd grader level. cant wait for this year to begin.
I was very happy about blackford i think they need to improve a little more but GO BOBCATS!
I have a special-need kid and Blackford has been wonderful to him. Both the teachers and kids are so loving and helpful. My son has grown a lot both academically and socially.
I think Blackford Elementary is fantastic. Great teachers. Wonderful after school programs, too! The teachers and staff really reach out to parents.
Not impressed w/ the faculty or how they handle communicating with children
Diversity of children and cultures. Strong PTA. Dedicated teachers. Afterschool program is helpful. Art/Music programs are weak.
My daughter has been in the campbell school district for about 4yrs and I think they are one of the best by far, keep our kids striving.
Once a school with problems, a friend told me that they are making attempts to bring back up to par.
I think blackford has been a very well lead school since Mrs. Zimmer has been principal. I enjoyed her leadership and involement.
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