My daughter is in the 4th grade at BTW this year after we moved from MD to DE and I have been pleased with most aspects of the school. Mrs Johnson(Principal) is great, the teachers are really caring, and most of the kids are well behaved, although her class has some really poorly behaved kids. Unfortunately the classes are not grouped evenly wtih different ability students, and it seems most of my daughter's classmates are behind which only hurts those who are on or above grade level. This needs to be corrected! I do not plan to send her to William Henry based on what I've learned about the school, rather she will attend Providence Creek if she gets in(waiting list) or I will homeschool her next year. I think Capital School District needs to do something about their poorly performing schools or be taken over by the state of DE.
I am not impressed with this school...the no child left behind works in general, but it leaves behind talented ones. Definitely not individually concerned...
We moved to this area about 3 years ago and I was very concerned where to place my then kindergarten age child. I went to the different elementary schools and one school in particular told me 'give BTW a chance' at that time Gail Ulp was the Principal. Without hesitation I enrolled my daughter in BTW. My child has done nothing but excel. The teachers there are superb. We now have another Principal and have been given the 'Blue Ribbon Award'. I am in constant communication with my daughters teachers and they really do care about her education. That is very important to me as a parent. Way to go Booker T Washington.
What a great experience BTW was for my son. The staff is great and go the extra mile for each and every child. The educational foundation my son received at BTW has set him on the road to success in life. The high levels of expectations for the extracurricular activities showed him that if you work to improve in anything you will be rewarded in the end. The renovations that were just completed make the school a bright, cheerful, and modern place to go to school.
This is a wonderful place! I am an educated parent and am relieved to see the staff always furthering their education. They received the Nat'l Blue Ribbon Award only 295 schools in the US out of more then 100,000 achieved this award. Put your childrens education in the hands of profesionals, come and check out Booker T for yourself!
BTW has been a great school for my kids. They enjoyed learning and loved their teacher, counselor, and other specials teachers like music and gym. Now I have read in the paper that it is a National Blue Ribbon School winner, and I believe it. The teachers care and it shows. I'm so glad I live in this attendance area.
This school has been a big diappointment to me. Being a former educator, I found that this school did not meet the needs of students. My grandchildren attended the school and the teacher did not address the educational issues of my grandchild in a timely manner. The parent was not notified until at the end of the year. Talking about a child left behind. I also believe that the school does not relate positively to minority students.
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