We have had two children come through Bear Lake, and we love it! The school is like a big family for us. The teachers are the best, so knowledgeable and caring! Our Principal is kind and enthusiastic, positive, caring, and full of great ideas! The parent involvement and opportunities to serve through PTA, SAC, and Dividends are numerous, and we have high parental involvement. The front office staff is friendly, and parents and children feel welcomed and appreciated. Bear Lake is a fantastic school, and exemplary in any arena, public or private! The school offers challenges for all students academically, and we have lots of clubs and activities to meet student interests, too. Our music teacher is especially amazing with the Bear Lake Sound Ensemble. Running Club is a huge, positive, challenging program. The Reading program and Technology are amazing, as is our award-winning Robotics Club. I cannot say enough about this wonderful, happy place that both my children have loved attending!
I have had at least one child in this school continuously for the last 21 years. We even stayed at Bear Lake when the area was rezoned many years ago. We love Bear Lake!! The staff truly treats the students like one of their own..all the way down to the cafeteria manager,(Teresa you are great!) The school went above and beyond when we were going through some tough times in the last couple iof years.. I cannot say enough great things about this school..I will certainly miss it when the last of mine finish this year.
As with any school there are different types of teachers. We have had two amazing teachers, two great teachers, and one teacher that I would have liked to drop kick. lol But the school itself is great. Great after and before school activities. The schools scores are one of the top in the area. We moved here from out of state and I know that it is extremely hard to pick a school and an are to live in when you are hundreds of miles away. You will not go wrong living in the Bear Lake district. Teague Middle and Lake Brantley High are also great schools!
I am an employee as well as a parent of two sons who went through Bear Lake for all of their elementary years. Of course, I am biased since I am an employee here; however, I can tell you that Bear Lake is as fantastic both from the 'outsider's' as well as from this 'insider's' perspective as far as quality, academic/extra curricular offerings, special education support, before/after school tutoring, counseling support, administrative leadership, and lastly, quality employees throughout. Bear Lake has been an A school more often than not and has been the receipient of the 5 Star School award consistently for years! Many employees have found a home at Bear Lake and have remained for 20, 30+ years. By the same token, new teachers bring fresh ideas, perspectives & energy to this well established school. As a parent & employee, I sing the praises of the great things happening here!
Excellent school with wonderful, caring teachers. Highly recommended!
Awesome Elementary School! Great teachers & wonderful parent participation. Positive in learning and manners as well.
Go Mrs Mora!!-1st grade- You are a GREAT teacher..This is the best school my kids have ever been to.They actually love going to school now.Good job. AC-parent
I have been with the Bear lake Family For 18 Years Yes 18 and I am very proud to say having a 1st grader and starting all over with the caring offfice family The Teachers the best teachers in all of Florida The Best Kitchen famiy They look out for our childern!! They are childern not numbers at Bear lake,
The attention that teachers at Bear Lake give to their students is outstanding! My son was having a hard time learning in kindergarten and Mrs. Sievers went above and beyond expectations in helping me realize that his vision was what hindered his learning abilities. Together with Mrs. Lyons, my son has been referred and tested by an eye specialist. He now has the proper glasses and has shown much improvement. I have been thrilled with Bear Lake and the teachers since my oldest daughter began several years ago. From Mrs. Hunter (now Mrs. Mora), Mrs. Sievers, and Mrs. Kelly, I could not be more impressed or satisfied with my children's learning and how they continue to amaze me daily. I cannot thank this school or the staff enough (especially the teachers mentioned). My respect always, A VERY happy parent
My oldest son went all 6 years and my other 2 also attend. Coach Horne is great with Running Club. Mrs. Hart, Ms Henderson, Mrs. Hertlein, Mrs Klote and Mrs Mitchell were wonderful!
This school was great when I went there. I received a great education and the teachers were exceptional.
A fine elementary school. It has one of the top music teachers, Dr. Almeida, so if your child is musically inclined, he or she will have a great resource in her.
It is a very organized, reliable and safe school for the kids, teachers are friendly and helpful.
Impressed with the parents involvement and the expertise of the teachers and staff
Our son has been going there since kindergarten and he is now in 3rd grade, our experience has been wonderful, the teachers are excellent. He loves changing classes now that he's in 3rd grade.
Bear Lake Elementary is an absolutely excellent school. Children love the teachers who seem to try to go the extra mile to make it special for the kids.
Bear Lake Elementary does an outstanding job of developing each child's abilities. My son in completing the 3rd grade and I was very impressed with the ability-based groupings for math, english, social studies, and science. He is very high in english/ss, and average in math, so it was very helpful for him to be able to be challenged in his higher area. He also enjoyed moving from class to class. I am very impressed with the administration, especially the office staff and the principal, Jo LeBlanch. When there is a parental concern there is access to the teachers and a response back within 24 hours. Overall we have been very impressed with Bear Lake Elementary. Even though it is one of the bigger schools in Seminole County, it is also one of the best.
Can't say enough about this school. Great teachers and staff. very competitive. My daughter is challenged every day with math, spelling, social studies and reading. She's in 2nd grade and already does science and social studies projects during the brakes. They also have the children do journal of event during the break. Music and art are also implimented st the school. Excellent school! They also have activities the whole year. My daugther has learned so much this year. Highly recommended.
This school is excellent! My wife and I would like to thank the entire faculty for the wonderful job everyone did for school year 2003-2004. We are so impressed with the teachers & staff. I really felt our child was safe & receiving great education. Can't say enough good things! Keep up the excellent work!
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