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Tracy, CA
Students enrolled: 848

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570 South Escuela Drive
Tracy, CA 95391

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(209) 836-7250
(209) 839-0446
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February 14, 2015
The Principle and a few teachers are rude an narrow-minded. My child no longer goes to this school because of them. My child felt unsafe and uncomfortable attending this school. While my son was in Iraq, he was injured by an IED. I told this to my daughter and she was distraught. She told me about how she cried in the bathroom during lunch time and her friends came in to be there for her. The Principle, Ms. Wingo, proceeded to go into the bathroom and told every single one of them that they will receive referrals because of being in the bathroom DURING LUNCH TIME. She then pulled my daughter to the side and asked her what was wrong. My daughter explained to her what had happened and Ms. Wingo told her to "Get over it." This baffles me as to how she can run an elementary school without a heart. Ms. Wingo does not care about the students attending this school. I strongly recommend any school besides Bethany Elementary School.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2015
This school baffles me. The staff does not care about any of the students. I'm shocked that this school has such a "great" rating. Most of the positive ratings are probably from blind parents. This school has a huge bullying issue and none of the staff do anything about it. Also, many female students get sexually harassed. Many cases of this and many cases of stalking have been reported, but the staff never do anything about it. It's completely ridiculous. Recently, there was an incident in one of the girl's bathrooms. Inside one the stalls, there was graffiti targeting one female student. It contained a large amount of profanity and the graffiti stated that the female student was a "hoe." Students reported this to a teacher, and then the teacher the teacher reported it to the office. The targeted student was distraught and hysterical. The student even claimed that she wanted to commit suicide. Later, there was proof upon who graffitied the inside of the stall. The school did nothing. These are just some examples of why this school is disgusting and unbelievable. I wish I could give this school zero stars.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2015
Both my daughters go here & we are very happy that this is the school we chose. The staff is very friendly so are the teachers who are approachable and very committed to their work. My kids are very content and motivated to work hard. Also the school environment is very positive with all kids friendly & well behaved.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2014
The principal has her moments. She can be friendly one minute and rude as ever the next. Earlier in the year I had a conference with her regarding my child's academics and the quality of the teacher's teaching method's and she brushed it off and began getting defensive with me about the teacher. I know we all have things/people we feel passionate about but when you are in the leadership role, you must know how to channel emotions. She made me uncomfortable to the point where I just told her to have a great day and I walked out of her office. She did nothing to make me feel she would look in to it, however the next day I had an email from the teacher in reference to the principal and I's conversation.. As the year ends, I am debating on if I will allow my child to stay in a school where the principal cares more about defending the teachers than the children learning.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2013
Bethany Elementary has been a great school for my kids with very challenging curriculum as well. I have one child in 3rd grade and the other in 1st grade. They both started at Bethany in kindergarten and love everything that the school has to offer. The Principal Debbie Wingo has done a fantastic job since coming to the school last year. She has set certain goals for the students that has helped improve their dedication and enthusiasm to reach higher levels of learning. The Teachers and Parents are very involved in creating the best environment possible for the students. Bethany's API score is now over 900! Great job everyone!

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2013
Bethany is a great school! Our children enjoy learning and thrive there as students. I talk to our kids about school bullying so often and they haven't experienced any of it.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
Great school and good Principal. I don't know why the other reviewer blaming the Principal. I have two kids attending this school with good academics & character and they (and we) are very well treated and very happy with the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2013
Principal Deborah Wingo is not a good Principal. Very Rude. Talks over you. Does not listen to parents. This is the worst School my children has ever been to.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2011
Bethany is one of the Best schools my kids have every been to. The teachers put a lot of effort in to these kids. The challenge the kids giving them everyday Accelerated Reading (AR) tests, math time tests etc. I have been with the school the past few years and my experience with this school is super. I will highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2011
My daughter and I love this school. She started kinder this yr. reading a little bit and is already reading at a third grade level. In math she is already at the second grade level. I'm pleased with the staff so far. When I've had a concern, they've listened and helped resolve the situation promptly. I knew the school was good when we moved to Mountain House, but it continues to do better each yr.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2011
My two children have attended this school since it opened and we have been very happy with both the quality of the teaching staff and the administration. This school has posted excellent STAR testing results with higher overall scores each year since it opened. The school places emphasis both on education and citizenship. The parents are generally very involved with their kid's education at this school. There is a GATE program available for 4th graders and up. My oldest child really enjoys GATE by taking additional classes like art, writing, science and Mandarin. As with all public schools in California, your child's education will be largely what you make of it but we have found Bethany school to be highly supportive for parents willing and able to partner with the teachers and administration in the joint education of their children.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2011
my child is dealing with bullying as well. They do not take bullying serious it seems at this school. It has been a daily struggle to get my child to school because of it. We are moving schools next year. There are other issues my child is dealing with at this school that I can not mention. Please before making the decision to go to this school do your homework. School should be a safe and fun environment.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2011
This is my son's 3rd year at this school. My son did have an issue his first year with being bullied, but once my husband and I were aware of it I worked closely with his teacher until it was resolved. Ironically, that same kid that bullied my son is now one of his really good friends. Overall, I have been really amazed with the progress my son has made at this school. During his first year he did have problems catching up because he came from a school in Tracy that taught at a very different level and pace. In 2nd grade my son was reading at a 4th grade level.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2010
I was just reading a post from a friend of mine that has a child enrolled in Bethany. She and her son have suffered through bullyinh at this school, and much to her consternation she feels unsupported by the school and the district. I fairness, there are always several points of view to consider when evaluating a school. I hope the school is taking approriate action.

- submitted by a community member
November 12, 2010
My children started going here this year to kindergarten and 2nd grade and I am very pleased. There is a great student to teacher ratio. The teachers have high expectations and the students meet them. Also they have a great program to reward the students for having good respect, citizenship (ect)

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April 30, 2010
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no rating November 18, 2009
Bethany School is fantastic. Although the leadership is sub par, in the distrct the teachers make up for it. The 1st Grade through are great!

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2009
I am very happy that my children are enrolled in this school. It is a great school with great teachers and administrators. Teachers set high expectations, cover great amount of lessons in all classes, very caring and prepare students to be better thinkers and problem solvers. Keep up the good work!

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September 18, 2009
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no rating September 16, 2009
Great learning environment for our children. Parents are always involved. Great API scores.

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May 22, 2009
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May 20, 2009
This school has been excellent for our daughter. The teachers are very committed to providing quality education. The campus and equipment are beautiful. Our daughter loves her school, she is very happy to be going there.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2009
I just love this school. My child comes home smiling every day, and she says that this school is the best shehas been to so far. The principle is okay, but the vice principal can improve a little. Still, this overachieving school is great, and I love it.

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January 10, 2009
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September 04, 2008
As a former teacher, I was really ready to keep an eye on the academics and other things going on at this school. This was our first experience with a public school. As it turns out, my son has a great teacher (Mrs. Moten) and I am thrilled with the school overall. We are pleased with our choice to send our child to this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2008
My daughter is going to this school for the 2nd time thisyear. She liked the school very much. I liked the teachers here and Principal is also very good.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2008
So far we have had a good experience with this school.My kids love going to school.One is a Kindergardener and other is a 2nd grader.The teachers are nice and have a fun way of teaching .

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August 31, 2008
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August 26, 2008
We have two young children attending this school. One in K and the other in 2nd grade. Curriculum is very intense from 1st grade onward. Our son was reading chapter books (50+ pages) by the end of 1st grade, and is now finishing them in one sitting. During open house, we were told that some students were able to memorize multiplication and division of numbers 1-10 by the end of second grade. Our only complaint is that it seems like they are always asking for donations - but I suppose that is only to the benefit our own children.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2008
My family moved from Livermore to Mountain house half way through my daughters 1st grade year. Turns out, Mountain House schools learn at a almost an entire grade level above the livermore schools so when she got to Bethany she was immediately way behind. It wasnt that she wasnt as smart as the other kids in her class but livermore learned at a slower pace. The MH teachers at Bethany were able to get her caught up by the time 1st grade was over and she just started second grade last week. Be prepared for your child to bring home way more homework then other schools though as that is how they keep up with the fast paced curriculum. We have already, in a short time at Bethany, had issues with teachers but we spoke with the teachers and expressed our concerns and were able to resolve them. Above avg school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 29, 2008
I had a horriable experience with this school. The sad thing about this is that my kids still have to attend this school. So I have to make the best of it and not let my kids know how I really feel about the school. Over all the teachers that my kids have had are the best. Very understanding of parents working out of the area. its not about the equipment for kids to play. its about safety and the enviroment of the kids. I had a horriable experience with one of my kids being bullied at this school and I addressed it with the Principal and she did nothing. It took me to get the Vice Principal involved. Not only that I wrote a letter to the District and not heard anything back. I am not to pleased with the schools in Mountian House. Not what we expected..

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2008
This school has excellent teaching and very nice teachers.And has enough equipment for the children can play with.

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Bethany Elementary School
570 South Escuela Drive, Tracy, CA  95391
(209) 836-7250
Last modified Bethany Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bethany Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top