This school was a great school because the teachers were kind, and we were able to learn a lot from them.
My children have been attending Bridgeport for 5 years now. We've had issues and bumps in the road, but overall, the quality of the staff and the effort they put forth for each child is far and above any school I've visited before (I am a 'retired' elementary school teacher). The principal has been receptive to my needs, the staff is intelligent and well-educated, and I feel my children are safe and academically challenged.
My wife and I moved here last year with our two boys. We were living in North Glendale, CA and our oldest started attending Bridgeport Elementary as a 4th grader. It became apparent to my wife and I that this school had a different mindset when it came to homework and education. It took our son about two weeks to adjust to the new tougher curriculum standards. But this is what we wanted and expected when it came to a school educating our children. We are now living in Valencia, CA for almost two years and our expectation have been fulfilled when it came to Bridgeport Elementary. This school just got its Distinguished School title! I would highly recommend this school to anyone wanting to place their children in the public school system without worrying if the school is meeting all it educational standards! The parents at this school are very involved with the school educators and generous when participating in school activities.
This is the school you've been looking to send your children. There isn't one staff member, whether it be the principal or the custodians, who aren't involved in the success of your child. The teachers are phenomenal. Resource teachers are incredible. The workload is tough, and kids are pushed to succeed, but nothing that is overwhelming for them or you as a parent. The PTA is strong and active and provides so many events and enrichment classes that I guarantee you'll be surprised. There is a genuine atmosphere of comraderie. The school is clean, the classrooms are pristine, the library is stocked, the playground is huge. This school provides education similar to the private school our boys attended prior to moving to Valencia. The only negative I can provide is that both boys wish the lunch food was better...but they're picky eaters anyway!
There is a huge amount of parent involvement and many extracurricular activities, whether it is the family fun nights, after school activites, or to the online school news broadcast. The facilitys are amazing, that which you would not expect from a public school. Thank You Mrs Bender and staff for making our childrens life so enriched.
Great school. Lots of activities for the whole family, in addition to arts, music and PE. Lots of ways to get parents involved. Kids can get involved in after school programs, plus the school orchestra, morning broadcast, Girl /Boy Scouts, art contest and Toastmaster. As in other schools, you get lucky if you get an awesome teacher. Too bad if you get a mediocre one.
Tough to get in now... But clearly this is the best overall elementary school in Valencia! We searched long and hard to find a place like this. Friendly, aesthetically beautiful campus, great library, high tech computer lab, huge playground. Classrooms are immaculate! Tons of extracurricular activities, parent involvement, and positive reinforcement for the kids! I volunteer 4 hours a week here, and I know from experience that these are dedicated staff members. The principal is awesome... And the api scores speak for themselves! the kids, parents and staff are the creme de la creme. The neighborhood is spectaacular and very safe...High end... Million dollar+ homes, but not snooty. Can't say enough.. My daughter loves it here!
Bridgeport is a great school with a focus on the kids. The principal is a student advocate and puts high priority on special needs children which includes an excellent day class program. She wants the kids to succeed. The test scores prove this out. She does all this in the face of extraordinary overcrowding which is transparent in the quality of teaching at the school.
Nice teachers with active PTA participation. A little too new to review other parts of school but various activities abound with encouraging faculty members.
Bridgeport is a beautiful new school with committed, dedicated families. The teachers are first-rate, but the school needs more enrichment programs to bring it up to the level it aspires to. The closeness of the Bridgeport community will help the school to become the wonderful learning environment it has all the potential to be.
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