My daughter just started at Brown's Valley School. Her kindergarden teacher Mrs. Novell is such a wonderful teacher! I am very pleased with this school. My daughter is very happy to go to school every morning. I feel that the parents are very involved in helping there children succeed.
This is my son's second year at BV. Overall, I am pleased with the quality of the teachers, other staff and school environment. I read the previous reviews regarding bullying, "queen bees" and kids who are "jerks". The unfortunate truth is, these sort of kids exist at every school not just BV. I'm actually very surprised at the previous reviewer's claims that the administrators/teachers ignored her student's complaints regarding bullying. As mentioned by another reviewer, parents are pretty involved at this school. The teachers and administrators also seem to be very safety oriented too. I'm also confident that any concerns or complaints I would have would be taken seriously. BV really is a wonderful school.
My kids have gone to BV for the past 3 years I saw all the reviews on here before they began attending and unfortunately most are true the girls can be mean and have (the ones my daughter has encountered) it was like something out of the book queen bees and wanna bees.My Son has a few friends and says some kids in his words are Jerks..When addressing the problems with my daughter the principle seemed annoyed and didn't really listen to what we thought or attempt to get the parents involved there isn't enough room here for to tell all All but one teacher have been good so far I cant speak for the rest in the school the main problems are spoiled kids ,With parents that think they are angels Parents who act like kids when you approach them to talk about troubles between the kids. its a safe school clean teachers are ok ..the principle is there for the check I think Travis school district I have heard is way better callison and cooper schools
This school has a very dedicated and experienced teaching staff. The teachers really care that students learn.
After reading the reviews on this site I was very skeptical of sending my child to BVE (Browns Valley Elementary) this year. Fortunately, our experience has been very good so far this year. There is a strong emphasis on math and english in my daughters class that she seems to be very responsive to. She has continued to make friends with all of the friendly students at the school, so bullying has not been an issue, which gives us peace of mind. The school and PTO is very proactive and informative and the parents seem to be the same. The school staff has always been helpful, friendly, and safety oriented. As EXTREMELY active parents, we are not only thrilled to be a part of the BVE family, but are more importantly satisfied with our child's development and bright future s a result. A+ for diversity; A+ for curriculum; A+ for caring and child rearing; A+ for child development and A+ for emphasis on child safety from the crossing guards to the youngest student! Keep up the great work.
Bullying is out of control and they get extremely annoyed when my student goes to "adults" to complain. They seem very annoyed by this and the office staff is rude and lazy. You walk in and they don't address you until minutes after your standing there and they roll their eyes and just seem always unhappy and negative. Students get away with way to much here and the victims get terrorized! My sons 5th grade teacher is always rude and not understanding. I want my kids OUT and its a shame since I live right next to this school.
My kids attended this school for only a couple months before I switched them to another school. The principal was not interested in hearing the concerns of parents. Overall very disappointed...
I am very disappointed in Browns Valley School. We are VERY involved parents, who volunteer weekly and have tried to find some sense in the way this school is run. The bullying issue is going unaddressed. It is an almost daily occurence that either one of my children, or one of my friends children are bullied. If you reach out to the principal about it, she acts like it is an over reaction and almost like we need to tell our kids to ignore it. There is only so much of that a kid can do. There are some great teachers at this school, but also many that are WAY past their prime and should retire. The good teachers will admit that their hands are tied. Don't even get me started on the mean girl club they call the PTO. I have never been so disappointed, and wouldn't move here if I had it to do over again. It is a shame, because the neighborhood is really nice and safe.
I am super dissatisfied with Browns Valley Elementary. The office staff is very rude. There is a serious bullying problem which is systematic throughout the school and is not being addressed. My son's first grade teacher is fabulous and does a fantastic job with her class. My 5th grader's teacher seems irritated and disinterested and I question the academics and whether he will be prepared for the 6th grade. If I could do it over again, I would not enroll my kids here.
My daughter has been loving school all 6 years and she has always done very well. Teachers at BV are excellent, and the principal is 100% into her job.
The staff is always cheerful, friendly and warm to parents and students. They strive for team effort from pupil, teacher and the parent. They have alot of parental support. Which shows the children that everyone is part of their education and envolved in their lives. That proud parents share that attitude with their child, who in turn takes pride in their school and education. The child is then more respectful and appreciates the teacher's efforts. The teacher's are upbeat, creative, fun and kind, but no nonsense is tolerated. It gives a good strong structure to a great school. Especially when the School knows that to achieve great things all 3 parties need to work together. That is what makes a Browns Valley a good school.
Overall this is a good school in a nice neighborhood. My son a long with many, many other students do not like the vice-principal at all! Great parent involvement and some great teachers like Mr. Finkas(5th grade). He really helped my son develope good writing habits, my son even won a writing award with the local newspaper while in his class! Mrs. Blair runs a great choir program too!
Teachers try, but their hands are tied. Office staff is 'catty'. Principal seems to be resting on laurels. Music program for grades 1 - 4 is a joke. I'm disappointed, to say the least.
I really like Browns Valley. I have two boys enrolled, we love the parent involvement. I love how some teachers, like Mrs.Nixon will spend extra time with her students before school if she thinks they need the help. The staff is always friendly and the level of education is good. I do wish there was more time for the older kids to enjoy Art and extracurricular activities, the state guidelines don't really allow for teacher anymore to have quality time for the arts with there students. I know the teachers would also enjoy some fun now and then. Overall I think Browns Valley is a wonderful school.
My daughter has been at Browns Valley since kindergarten and we have had a wonderful experience (she is now in 5th grade). It is a very nice school.
My son has attended Browns Valley since Kindergarten, and he is now a 6th grader. With the exception of 1 year here, his teachers have been wonderful. They are well trained, insightful and caring. Unfortunately the quality of academics, extracurricular activities and specialty programs leave much to be desired. This downfall is not exclusive to Browns Valley school but is pretty much district wide. There is not much hope for the students that have tested at or above proficient level, because of the strict demands of the state department of education to bring nonproficient students up to proficient, or else! We have a very strong PTO, and thieir work, and fundraising efforts have benefitted the school tremendously.
Excellent school, the environment is overall very pleasant, the teachers that we have had the past four years have been fantastic, grades K-3. With the current and continuous cutbacks to the California schools we are still doing well.
I am very pleased with the teachers and principal at Browns Valley. The teachers that I have had contact really seem to enjoy working with the children; they engage the children & help to open their minds to new and different ideas. The fine arts instructor is simply wonderful and also teaches chorus. The parent involvement is amazing. My daughter loves to go to school everyday.
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