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13 OVERALL RATINGS

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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Disagree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Not enough (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Bethlehem Lutheran School 2

Posted August 22, 2016
- a parent
So much Turnover! So much Bullying! It feels like a public school. The new principal is trying his best to turn the school around. However, you can't change the parents. You can expect your child to learn things in this school that is learned in Public schools. They have some very troubled kids attending this school who are constantly in trouble and some in serious trouble with mental issues. If you don't remove the cancer, the cancer spreads!

Bethlehem Lutheran School
Grateful to: School leader

Posted August 22, 2016
- a parent
The Principal is trying to make Bethlehem a better school. He does need to do more on accountability with his teachers.


Bethlehem Lutheran School
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective

Posted August 22, 2016
- a parent
The teachers are overworked because of the budget. The students suffer from this. They do not offer tutoring for students struggling.

Bethlehem Lutheran School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted August 22, 2016
- a parent
The amount of homework is reasonable. However, if a child is struggling, homework can become an issue. I feel the teachers rely too much on parents to do their job.

Bethlehem Lutheran School
Develops grit: Neutral

Posted August 22, 2016
- a parent
To some degree. The teachers are not available for tutoring. Students are pretty much on their own if they struggle.


Bethlehem Lutheran School
Develops respect: Neutral

Posted August 22, 2016
- a parent
Some teachers do. Some teachers have been there too long and are not capable of adapting to the new culture (and they shouldn't have to), but they can't treat children badly. They're setting the example.

Bethlehem Lutheran School
Develops empathy: Neutral

Posted August 22, 2016
- a parent
Not all teachers are alike! The before and after school babysitters (that's what they are) show very little compassion, caring or empathy. They are part of the school...some students must go to the program because of parents have to work before and after school starts.

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Develops honesty: Disagree

Posted August 22, 2016
- a parent
There's many parental clicks - students in those clicks are often chosen over others. Year after year the same students are picked over other students in performances and in sports.


Bethlehem Lutheran School
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective

Posted January 05, 2016
- a parent
In pre-school through 3rd grade, the teachers are fantastic. There needs to be much improvement in the other grades.

Bethlehem Lutheran School 2

Posted January 05, 2016
- a parent
I've had three children at Bethlehem now for the past 9 years. At first, they promised a ratio of 15:1, sign language in the pre-school, Spanish in grades K-8, band and orchestra, a bell choir, and a variety of competitions on the state and national level, and they fulfilled their promise. However, that didn't last. Last year the kindergarten had 28 children with one teacher and a part-time aide. There hasn't been Spanish for six years now. There is Latin for grades 7 & 8, but the teacher is not proficient and has to look up how to pronounce words. There is only choir - no band, orchestra or bell choir. Sometimes the students do some signs to songs. The 7th grade class is so badly behaved, the administration combined them with the 8th grade class so that the 8th graders could "police" the 7th graders. Two years ago, we were told half-way through the year that we had to purchase $700 Ipads for our kids. The server, however, was not able to support the Ipads, the teachers have never been trained on how to use Ipads in the classroom (they still don't know how to utilize the Ipads). They are used as glorified word processors. When my daughter was in 8th grade 9 years ago, she read The Crucible. Now my 8th grade son read Rikki Tikki Tavi and The Mouse and the Elephant from Asops fables. He has not learned how to write a research paper. There are no standards in the Language or Literature classes that I'm aware of, I'm not even sure the teachers know what books are on the 8th grade reading list. They fired two middle school teachers first semester and it's been chaos ever since. Now the IT guy is the gym teacher. There is supposedly a new teacher starting soon to teach Literature and Language, but the parents have not met him, and have no confidence that he will be able to get the students ready for high school. The only saving grace is the pre-school through 3rd grade teachers - but still, the class sizes are huge. In nine years, my children went from growing, learning, thinking human beings, to simply numbers. It's sad and I cannot reccommend Bethlehem Lutheran to anyone.

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