Over-crowded, unstable leadership, unhappy teachers, no teacher assistants; the over-all tone toward the children in some mid grade classes from the teaching staff is curt and unfriendly. Wonderful parent community.
I don't agree with the previous writer about our NEW Principal. I think her motivation, disorganization, lack of spirit and leadership is really hurting a well established school. I think her "vision" is misguided and seems to be about what "she wants" and not really about the kids. She wants to make a name for herself, so what about the kids. She isn't the leader we needed and probably a better assistant principal.
This school is on the up. This year (2013) brought a new principal who I believe is making fantastic changes. The kids now have ability grouped learning which I love and so do my kids. Sensible candy in the classroom policy, better drop off and traffic procedure. My point is that the principal really cares, she's highly motivated and constantly striving to improve. Eventually this school will be leading the district.
What these reviews don't tell you about is the alcoholism that was present in the school last year.... By an eductor of significant importance to the school community. The bullying that occurs without reprimand, of the educators who wouldn't put their own children into this school. Just do your research.
We recently moved from out of state and our main focus was to find a home within the Buffalo Ridge boundaries. Based on all of the reviews, we had hoped this would be the right school for our children. While our children enjoyed their previous school, I never heard them they that they "loved" school. Not only do they love it, we have been over the moon with the teachers & staff. Our daughter has special needs and they have gone above and beyond for her... I tell everyone that they have treated her like she is their own daughter. As a parent, you couldn't ask for more. I could not be happier with Buffalo Ridge and feel so privileged to be a part of this wonderful school. I believe that because the teachers and staff are so positive & encouraging, the environment for the children is exceptional. I can't say enough about BRE! We love it...
Great school. I have been in quite a few and BRE rates at the top of the list!
Teachers at this school go above and beyond!!! Great school !! I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this school
Outstanding Public school. The teachers and parents are so involved in the success. These kids go to Rocky Heights Middle school and then Rock Canyon High School. All John Irwin award winners. National college admissions Directors treat this group as prep schools.
This is a fantastic school! My kids loved going there and the teachers were always upbeat and helpful. The entire staff teaches the children to be respectful and positive and there is absolutely no bullying or negativity. The homework is appropriate for elementary school and the children have plenty of time for after school sports and activities.
This is the only school that took my kids in when our home school was no longer a place to learn. After reviewing sites such as this, I thought we would give it a go. I am MORE THAN HAPPY WITH THIS SCHOOL. The princple and her staff welcomed my family with open arms. I have a daughter that was bumped up a grade, (as a solution at the prior school for a GT kid), and BRE made her a top kid in her current grade as well. Mrs. Kennedy is one of the best teachers I have ever come accross. She does not accept medium performance from a kid who can and should give more. Mrs. Jaramillo has been the teacher for both of my kids, and they both soared in her class. Mrs. Sedersten is tough, but great for giving kids who work, confidence and room to grow. A super family community school with a ton of heart.
I love this school. My children have been attending this school for 4 years and we have absolutely no complaints. The teachers are very caring. If your child needs more of a challenge the staff will work with you. Obviously there is not one 'perfect' school out there and there will be things that people do not like. I can't believe people actually say that American Academy is somehow better. How? If the teachers are 'amazing' there well why can't they be amazing here too. Are we honestly suppose to believe that all 'smart kids' go to the charter school and they 'unchallenged dumb' kids go to the public neighborhood school? Yeah, right! I was brought up to believe that if things are too good to be true, they usually are. We should all be thankful that our children have an oppotunity to attend such a fine school.
Bufflao Ridge is a wonderful neighborhood school. We are blessed to able to have this school within our Castle Pines community. The teachers are caring and are truly a valubale part of our community.
Hopefully you get ms. Smtih, cause she is the best teacher a kid could ever have. I had her for two years and I absolutly loved her. She is kind to her student and loves everyone of them.
This is a great school. The teachers work well with the students and the overall program is very effective.
My son has attended 1st grade on C track and I'm very happy with the level of teaching quality, parent involvement, etc. My son is loving school. The only complaint I have is the hours he is in school. Currently he is in school from 8:55am to 3:50pm. I would like to see school begin earlier leaving more time for after school activities and homework.
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