Here at Baltz we are about creating, fostering and sustaining relationships. We strive for student engagement every moment of everyday through best teaching practices. Our mission is: to provide rigorous education of all students, value all unique educational needs, use data driven teaching techniques, help develop higher order thinking/problem solving skills, foster a nuturing environment to guide and help all students reach their full potential. Our vision is to establish; a safe positive school climate, with diverse learning opportunities, setting data driven goals for students and teachers, leading responsible, confident and involved citizens. We put the needs of all students aforefront of all decisions!
Baltz is a good place to work. Students are eager to come to school and see their friends and teachers. Each morning kids are greeted at the school doors by a friendly staff member and encouraged to eat breakfast. Teachers then greet students at the classroom door. Teachers know how important it is to develop relationships with students and start the day on a positive note so that the academic, social and emotional needs of students can be met.
This school is horrible, every teacher is mean and have no respect for anything. do let your kid go here. all the kids are bad too
We have moved around the country and I have found Baltz to be a very caring in terms of looking at what each child needs. My daughter adores her teacher and says she talks to the principal everyday. In her old school you never knew the prinicpal or saw him. This lady helps kids out of the car every morning and greets parents. My son is in 1st grade and is reading because they expect a great deal. I read the other reviews and I just think that this is a different dchool with this new Principal and I am grateful.
The teachers my son has had in Baltz are really wonderful, kind, and caring people. The unfortunate thing about this school is the lack of funding. It only seems to be getting worse, and great teachers are overworked with too many students in their class. One person can only do so much, so I think some students that could use a little extra help aren't getting it, and some students who are a little ahead and could use an extra challenge aren't getting that either. It's really a sad situation. The teachers are great though. They do the best they can.
I am choicing my daughter out of Baltz for the 2007-2008 school year. We were new to the area & had high hopes for the school when I registered her last summer. The teachers did nothing to promote class equality despite the kids speaking different languages. My child also received no support/challenges when she was consistently above grade level. The teacher was frequently absent & forgot to hand in important paperwork to the office that I had sent in for review. I am glad that my daughter will be going to a safer & more supportive school next year.
Baltz Elementary School is one of the finest schools I have seen in a long time. From the moment I brought my two children through the doors, I immediately got a sense got a sense of belonging. The staff greeted us when we walked in and we have felt cared for ever since. Both of my children's teachers are top notch. They give my children work that is challenging and fun at the same time. I have recommended this school to all of my friends and acquaintences.
The students were unruly, and out of control. Because of that, the teachers and staff were unprofessional. I would not recommend this school to anyone. It is an unsafe environment for kids who want to learn and enjoy school. Including my years in school, this is the worst school I have ever encountered.
I do not like this school, and I am choicing my child out next year. The principal is not much help in resolving issues, most of the teachers are prdjudice, and one teacher in particular continually picked on my son and mocked him, another teacher called him a punk. Many of the teachers are unprofessional and should not be teaching children.
My child has attended for 3 years now and I am extremely disappointed in the school administration. The best teachers transferred out at the end of the 2004-2005 school year. I think Parent involvement is blocked by the unfriendly school climate.
This is a horrible school. The school does not support the no violence rule. I am school choicing my child to another school next year. Ive read homeworks/tests that have errors made on them by my child...Ie: spelling, addition, subtraction, that have incorrect answers and theyre marked as if they werent there. Why??? The Vice Principal is great though. Maybe he should be Principal and things could change.
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