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4965 Canyon Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

(707) 539-6060
(707) 539-4862
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4 stars
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October 01, 2014
Everything about Binkley is special, from the caring and supportive teachers, to the community among the students. The staff has always been willing to work with me on anything I needed and they are always easy to get in touch with. They do everything they can to help students succeed and to grow.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
Fantastic school! Young, energetic and engaged teachers. Wonderful neighborhood location. Principal Herfurth is adored by the students, and the facilities are newer and very we'll maintained. A great educational experience for my 2 kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2012
My daughters attend Binkley Elementary Charter School, and we are all very happy with the quality of their education. The teachers and staff are amazing. One of our daughters has really been struggling with math. Through the school's tutoring program, she has improved by leaps and bounds. Our other daughter is accelerated, and through the GATE program and her teachers, her needs to feel challenged are met without her feeling overwhelmed. All of their teachers through the years have kept an open communication with us. The principal is great, and very accessible. We are very proud be Binkley Bobcats!

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2012
i wasn't impressed with the school. my daughter spent the first 6 months of kinder there, and then we pulled her out. the first issue is that she constantly complained of being bored. she was already reading when she entered kinder and the kids were just starting letter recognition. i spoke on multiple occassions with her teacher but their solution was more worksheets and/or work to do at home. nothing to engage her in class. they finally agreed to test her which confirmed her advanced reading level and decided to put her in 1st grade for an hour a day. the problem was she rarely went there. the final straw for us was another child in her class who was known to have behavioral issues and who other parents had complained about had started being aggressive with my daughter. hitting, biting, pushing, calling her stupid. the teacher was aware but continued to have them sit near each other. it got to the point were at least once a week he was physically hurting her. when i approached the teacher, i just got a nod . but no plan of action. the principle was better, but i wasn't interested in running the him constantly. so we moved schools.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2011
My son loves going to this school. He belongs to the bobcat community and knows it. The staff work together to ensure all students get the attention and education they deserve. The parent envolement always amazes me. The people here;staff and parents are committed to the sucess of these kids! Lucky kids!

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2011
Two of my three children attend Binkley and the youngest is very excited to join them next year. The teachers are amazing! They teach to each child's level by having seperate reading groups for the higher, mid and lower kids. They find new ways to challenge each child while still supporting them. The principal is wonderful! He is very attentive to each class's needs and some how still keeps track of each student! My middle daughter's first day, I was nervous how she would do with the seperation. When I arrived for pick up, I happened to pass by him, and he stopped me to tell me that he had checked in on her a few times throughout the day and she did just fine! He had only met me once prior to this encounter! He, along withh the rest of the staff make Binkley feel like a very close-knit communitee.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
Both of my children went to this wonderful school. It's rated among the best in Sonoma County!

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August 16, 2009
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no rating January 28, 2009
The best teachers around. Caring, informative and loving

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January 04, 2009
Binkley is a well rounded school with much to offer everyone, regardless of grade level or academic achievement. My son was noted to have an advanced vocabulary in Kindergarten and so they advanced him to first grade for his reading! I am impressed by this forthrightness and ability to see beyond the 'average' student. The Binkley Boosters (PTA) are all inclusive and not at all exclusive as is usually true at most elementary schools. Being a working parent, it is important to feel included and at Binkley I truly do.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2008
My daughter attends Kindergarten at Binkley. With 6 weeks of school under her belt, we have nothing but wonderful things to say. Her teacher is excellent and my daughter really enjoys her methods of teaching, which usually involve music, dance and interactive play. I was very impressed at Back to school night by the quality of the programs being offered. there were so many activities and programs made available for the students, that were also accommodating for the parents. The 'Binkley Boosters', which is the PTA organization, appeared to be organized very well and mentioned many upcoming ways to better the education that kids are receiving. I have to admit, I was a little weary about the school, since it is so small and I had never heard of it, but I am SO glad my daughter is part of the school and look forward to next 6 years.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2007
Binkley is a great school. My daughter attends Kindergarten there. Her teacher is fabulous. The first time I heard her class reading 'site words' actually brought tears to my eyes. The principal is great too, very friendly, open and receptive. Way to go Binkley

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2007
Binkley's a great place for kids to be. All the teachers and staff are super supportive and accommodating. Every year I am seeing more parents become involved to better their child's life at school. Plus, my first grader is learning stuff I learned in the second and third grade in first grade.

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August 09, 2007
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May 24, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
September 18, 2006
We find that binkley is one of the greatest schools in santa rosa. In comparison to feedback from family and friends who are parents of elementary school students,we have found out that the programmes that our son has taken up (music,drama field trips etc) has really opened up his level of exposure and learning. Excellent for Binkley.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2005
My daughter attended Binkley from K - 6. We found it to be an excellent school, with very good teachers, that took an interest in their students as well as parent education. My 3 year old son will be starting kindgergarten soon, and we plan to enroll him, so that he can have the same pleasant experience.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
They need to get a new principal and a higher level of discipline. The children use a strong fowl based language, and are acting in a gang mentality. There is no dress code, so the children are wearing clothing very unappropriate for the elementary school level. There is absolutly no form of rewardment or activities that would benefit a child who is in the upper level of learning. There is absolutly no change for a child who thinks outside the box. They are only interested in their numbers and getting every child to fit into the same mold, than they are on actually getting each and every child to succeed. In other words, they would just like to survive another school year with no problems, and put no unneccesary effort towards a child to succeed.

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June 08, 2004
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Binkley Elementary Charter School
4965 Canyon Drive, Santa Rosa, CA  95409
(707) 539-6060
Last modified Binkley Elementary Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Binkley Elementary Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top