Students enrolled 992
School leader MR. WILLIAM J FAY, JR

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4243 Sabal Lakes Road
Delray Beach, FL 33445

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5 stars
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April 19, 2014
Banyan Creek is an excellent elementary school. The teachers are excellent. Mr. Fay the Principal is the best! Mrs. La Toile the Assistant Principal is also excellent! The school has an open door policy. They are always looking for newer and better ways to make learning interesting and fun. I am proud to be a Banyan Parent.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
The gifted program at this school is the best in the county! Knowledgeable and caring teachers who are dedicated and experienced in the field!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
Banyan creek has gone out of its way to make my son, who is in kindergarten, and me feel at ease. They have gone out of their way to make sure the transition went smooth. Many of the teachers already know my son, who just started and give him hugs. My son has ADHD and mood disorder and they do not make him feel any different but they do care for him knowing about these things. I am so happy that I chose this school, and I look forward to the next 5 years at Banyan Creek.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2011
I have been taught in this school by the most remarkable teachers.Also that my time in this school hasn't been forgotten.I think Mr.Fay was right when he use to say "IF you can Dream It, you can do it".To rap this up this elementry school should have got number 10.It was a perfect school.Thanks to the teachers Ms.SUHANDRON ,Mr.K,Mr.Johnston,Ms.mcmillan,Ms.Craig,Ms. & Mr.Praise,Ms.Grynspan,Ms.Cole,ANd Ms.Rappa..i love you guys and just wanted to say I'm thankful for you guys teaching me and putting up with me..<3

- submitted by a community member
May 22, 2010
My daughter graducated from Banyan Creek last year and is attending middle school. She has received an Outstanding Student Award and an award for her outstanding qualities! Her participation in the gifted program in Banyan is a true testimony of her ability to achieve her present success. My son is in the kindergarten gifted and also has had an amazing year! Hats off to the wonderful staff! Mr. Fay, Mrs. Storch, Mrs. Shiell, Judy McMahon the wonderful and talented music teacher! Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
my son has been at banyan creek for four years and i agree Mr Fay, Mrs Lester and the whole entire staff are the best of all schools

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2010
I have two children in the gifted program at Banyan. We came from a 'private ' advanced' school and my kids have been more challenged at Banyan. Many of the gifted teachers have advanced degrees and 20+ years of teaching experience. This is not a program for children whose parents try to buy their test results to gain entrance. It is really designed for gifted kids who can handle an accelerated pace of instruction.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 16, 2010
This school is fantastic with wonderful teachers, principal, vice principal and staff. Mr Fay and Mrs. Storch are so committed. And you have the most amazing Music teacher there. They care so much for each child.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2009
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December 01, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 21, 2009
The Principle, Mr. Fay rocks! He is in tune with the comunity, teachers, parents and students! The teachers are rock solid and truly care about their kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
Both of our girls are Baynan Bears! We could not be happier with Mr. Fay and his entire dedicated staff. Thank you a million times over for enriching the lives of Delray Beach's next generation!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
This school has great parent/teacher support, and the kids are great!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2009
The staff is very caring.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
The programs in which my children participate are great. The teachers are enthusiastic and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
The teachers are so knowledgeable and eager to educate the kids. The administrative staff is extremely helpful and understanding. This school strives on being the best and doing everything possible to help their kids succeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
We love Banyan Creek. This is my son's 3rd year and he has had a great experience and great teachers all 3 years.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
Teaching Method, Teachers, Principal everything is good in Banyan Creek Elementary school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
Banyan Creek offers the community a school which meets the diverse needs of its student body. The teachers communicate with parents to keep them informed of all activities and projects.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 06, 2009
Principal Faye is the best - strict but fun! All of the staff (teachers) seem to really love what they are doing. They really care for the kids. It is a family friendly school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
The principal and teachers are committed to the students- they make learning fun and my children love to go to school every day

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
Banyan Creek is the greatest elementary school in the universe. Its student population is diverse which allows each child to learn about other cultures. The curriculum is superb helping each child achieve his or her personal best. The staff is compassionate with attention to detail so that each child feels (s)he is the only child in the classroom. Our principal is beyond words. He truly cares about each child, each teacher, each parent, and each employee. He makes sure our children are safe and gain the knowledge they need to succeed in life.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
Banyan Creek has the best teaching staff on the planet. Everyone is so passionate about what they teach that it keeps the kids wanting to learn. This is my daughters 5th year at Banyan Creek and I know that she is ready for whatever her future has to offer her. The principle, Mr Fay, is the best !!!

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
Wonderful and caring faculty that create a teriffic learning environment for the students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
Our principal, teachers and parents are committed to the success of our students. It is shown in the dedication to programs and learning strategies that help our children to excel. More importantly, they highly encourage involvement which leads to the best possible learning environment. I m proud to be a Banyan Creek Elementry parent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
The kind atmosphere that you get when you walk on to campus, the level of communication and how involved everyone is from the teachers, principal, parents and all the many wonderful volunteers!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
My Granddaughter goes there and we are amazed at what she is learning, plus she loves it!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 05, 2009
The Principal , Teachers make childrens life extra special by providing wonderful education and teach them lot of great values in life.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
I love the Principal, Administration, and the Teachers. What a great Learning Environment!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
The teachers and principal are amazingly great to the kids! Warm and academic environment!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
From the Principal, Mr Fay, administrators, teachers, employees, students, and dedicated parents, this is the best school in the country. I have had children there for 10 years.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
This school is very wonderful, the teachers and the sudents are first class education. I am an uncle of a student, and they deserve the best for the kids are our future

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Fun learning and caring teachers

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
Banyan Creek provides a nurturing environment for our child to learn. Our principal, Mr. William Fay, is a wonderful person and sets the example that all teachers follow. My child comes home with a smile on his face everyday in no small part due to the excellent teachers and administrators.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Banyan Creek is the best Elementary school in the state of Florida. Best teachers ever and the best principal. The faculty staff there cares very deeply for thier students and always encourages them to do their best. Their doors and phones are always open. I could never have picked a better elementary for my two children. Go Bears!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
The teachers are wonderful and responsive to the student needs.My son loves school. Everyone at the school is dedicated to helping all of the children succeed!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
I currently have one daughter at Banyan and one who went there K-5th... and I am going to be so sad when it's my 3rd grader's time to move on... I just might have more kids so I can have more Banyan! (No, probably not!) But I will always want to be attached to Banyan because it is such a wonderful school. The teachers are amazing, attentive, talented people and the administration and all of the support staff are so friendly and happy... it's a great atmosphere for children and I as a parent enjoy it there so much I volunteer as much as I can... the love leads to learning!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
wonderful teachers, principal and students

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
At Banyan Creek Elementary the teachers work with the parents by involving them in all aspects of their children education. The teachers are very caring. And the principal Mr Fay is the best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
We have the best principal that makes every student- every teacher and every parent feel part of the Banyan Creek family. Teachers are extremely dedicated and go over and beyond all the time. Our parents are commited to the school and our volunteer program-pta is exceptional in the time and resources they provide. I am proud to have my daughter attend Banyan Creek Elementary and know that the foundation they are providing my daughter will be what will further her educational roots as she moves up to middle school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
I love the teachers who care so much and the school itself. It is a very safe and clean school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
It's a great school, my child is dyslexic and we have been able to get her much help & are making progress.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
BEC school is one of the best schools in Delary Beach and my kid just loves being there. The shool has a great principal, knowledgeable and caring staff and an enthusiastic and energetic PTA. A very good school, indeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
The teachers are great, Mr. Fay is great, and the children seem so happy!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
banyan has a beautiful caring staff, loving teachers, and an amazing gifted program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
I love Banyan Creek Elementry because my kids love it. They are sad when there is no school. The Teachers are jewels and the headmaster is a diamond

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Banyan Creek is a fantastic school with very devoted teachers and administration. The gifted program is second to none. My son loves it and I am very happy with the program, the nurturing faculty and staff, and the supportive parent base. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
Great Gifted Program. This is my childs second year in the program and he has excelled more than I ever thought he would!! Great School!!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
I love Banyan Creek Elementary School because the faculty is the best. We have fun together and they are the best teachers that I have come across. They work well together and do whatever is needed for the students and that is what I love about Banyan Creek. I also LOVE our administration, they are the best and Mr. Fay was voted by CTA as the Principal of the year, which I wholeheartily agree. Ms. Storch is also a great leader at our school. We are a family. To our parents, they are also what make our school what it is. Our parents volunteer for everything at our school from copying to a lunch mom. As you can see this is why I think Banyan Creek is the best school around.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 05, 2009
I really liked the gifted program in the school. Teachers are very nice.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Mr Fay runs an excellent school. My child is not in the gifted program this school is not just about the gifted program, I have loved everyone of my sons teachers. They have had years of experiance and cared about my son's progress.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Banyan Creek has everything they say is gone from public schools, drama, music, art. It offers the best education in the area, even when stacked up against private schools.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
All of the children love and respect their principal, Dr. Faye. He is a leader and role model of excellence for students, teachers and parents. He projects an infectuous enthusiasm for learning and being the best that one can be. The whole school reflects the joy of learning and living in harmony.I am pleased that my grandson has the opportunity to attend a model neighborhood public school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 05, 2009
Banyan Creek is a wonderful school where children can grow academically and interpersonally. I cannot say enough good things about the administration and staff!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
The teachers are the best!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 04, 2009
Wonderful people, from the principal to every staff member, teaching our children very well in a caring environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
The most wonderful place I could have chosen to send my daughter ... fabulous principal, great teachers .... a very warm learning atmosphere!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
The best school to work at because we have the best parents, students and leaders!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
We have the most caring faculty and staff in Palm Beach County! Our principal, Mr. Fay, keeps morale high.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
There is a great family atmoshpere at the school. We have an awesome principal who encourages parents to be involved in their child's education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
The principle is just amazing. The childrens education and social ability come first. Mr. Fay lends a personability while getting the job done. Not to mention the teachers and support staff. This by far is the best of thebest schools!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Banyan Creek has a very talented staff. They come to work each day to make a difference in a child's life.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 04, 2009
The faculty are top notch! My child couldn't be happier to go to school everyday.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
BCES is the bombdiggity. We have the greatest Principal in the world and teachers that care. The PTA is fabulous and the parents are very active.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Love the teachers the principal, Mr. Fay and the values! It's a great education!

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
Banyan Creek has the BEST principal and the most supportive staff/administration. I enjoy going to work every day. My son is also a student there now and as a teacher and a parent, I couldn't be happier!!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 04, 2009
Our school is truly a family. From the administration to staff to the parents and students, we all care about each other. There is tremendous support during the difficult times and cheering and hugs during the great times. I wouldn't want to work anywhere else!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 04, 2009
Mr.Fay is an outstanding,personable principal,which is a reflection of the great teachers and staff he works with. The team spirit and great learning enviornment supports the great enthusiasm of the teachers, students, staff and very active PTA. I wouldn't send my children anywhere else! We are fortunate to be part of this great family. Go Banyan Creek Bears!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
The Principal and teachers are amazing. They really care about the students and about the quality of the childrens' education received.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
My children love Banyan Creek. They feel safe there and are thriving. The teachers are kind and dedicated and go above and beyond expectations. The Principal and teachers are very approachable, and willing to help any child with any need.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
Best teachers, staff, and parents!! So proud to be a part of it!

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
Banyan Creek is the most wonderful school!! Not only are the teachers outstanding and truly care for their children, so does the principal! He is warm, welcoming, approachable and stands behind his teachers 110%. Our school has volunteers that go above and beyond. We have 2 parents that volunteer their time to run our Drama Club that can rival most high school performances. We also have another volunteer that has started a Drum Line. This too could match many high school drum lines and they have received many honors from Palm Beach County. Banyan Creek is a school unlike many others!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
I love the teachers and the staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
It's the commitment to quality education and keeping the kids first!

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
The administrators at Banyan Creek are tops. They are caring, encouraging and go all out for the students and staff. We have a diverse population and a variety of special programs; Special Education with AAC, SLD, VLDclasses, ESOL, Pre-Kindergarten for Speech and Hearing disabled,and Gifted to name a few. The parents are actively involved in all aspects of the school. The community is involved with many volunteers, Adopted Grandparents, Senior Citizens volunteering as tutors in the classrooms. It is a wonderful school to work at and attend.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 03, 2009
We have the best principal who hires the best teachers so our children get a terrific education!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
The children love their school because the teachers care about them, and they make learning interesting.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
I love Banyan Creek Elementary for the dedicated staff and parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
It has an awesome program for gifted and non-gifted children. It's well organized with all the activities. I just love it!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 01, 2009
I will give a five star to this school, every body is so professional and very lovely. Plus I like the way they work and I'm very satisfyde with my son development. Thankyou>

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2009
although I am not a parent at this school my grandaughters did attend til they left the state. I have foud the staff to be helpful and did give the girls a good start in school. they are now first in their classes in georgia. Thanks to all the staff and teachers.

- submitted by a community member
August 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 27, 2008
My son was in Kindergarten at this school last year. It was a great experience. His teacher was, Mrs. Austino. she was the greatest teacher ever, she actually brought in her own piano, so that the kids could have live music daily. She a wonderful, caring teacher. She recommended my son for the gifted program for 1st grade. I hope this year will be a great year, just like last year.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
Great Principal, nice staff, excellent gifted teachers from second to fourth grade. In Fifth grade my daughter had a hard time adjusting, and she never did.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2008
I have two children in the gifted program at Banyan Creek. I have been very pleased with the quality of education they are receiving. The progam is rigorous but the teachers use every opportunity to enrich the learning and make it fun for my kids to go to school. The principal, Mr. Fay, is well loved and for good reason, he is very experienced and gives from his heart to all of the kids and teachers each day. Teachers do not leave, which is a testament to his leadership and the positive environment that is in place. If your child is bright and needs an academic challenge, the gifted program at Banyan Creek is definitely worth looking into.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 28, 2007
Overall I am very happy with Banyan Creek. I have found the principal and his staff to be extremely dedicated and competent. The class sizes are small, and my kindergartner has made outstanding progress during the first half of the school year in all areas.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2007
Banyan Creek is an excellent school. I feel that Banyan Creek offers all students the opportunity to derive the maximum educational experience they can achieve. There is a significant difference in the involvement of the parents of children in the gifted program, than that of the parents whose children are not in the program. Each year Banyan Creek has increased the number of students in the program.

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August 16, 2007
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January 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
Music, arts, after school clubs are great. But, basically if your child is not in gifted he is not notcied.

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April 18, 2006
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March 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2006
Banyan Creek is an excellent school and has a great gifted program. The teachers are mostly professionals who have been at thsi school for many years.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2005
Parent involvement is great!!hat part of why its rate 'A'...Music,Art and Sports are great for 3rd grade and up...non for the younger childern in the after care program...The Academic programs is very good from Gift program (I have one child in) and to IEP ,Individual Education Plan, (I have one in this too)--they have a great staff to help you and if they cannot - They will lead you in the right direction...

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
Administration at first gives the impression of being professional - don't be fooled! the art program is embarassing! music teacher does her best. One of the worst schools in s. Fla.In my experience.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2005
The school is very professional, as are the teachers who work there. There is an atmosphere of caring on campus! There is a very low turn over of staff at this school - which speaks for itself! The Principal, Mr Fay, is an exemplary leader, and genuinely cares about his staff and students. All in all a GREAT SCHOOL!

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2004
School focus is on low level learners. Gifted program takes back seat to rest of school. If you want top-notch, 'only the best will do' for your gifted student- attend a school where the focus is not spread so thin. There is only a 'community feel' if you happen to belong to one community clique- the rest gets forgotten, although everyone is invited. There is great parent involvement from one sector of parents and they are expected to take up the slack from the rest. Be prepared to give, give, give fom the first day of school. The teachers truly are exceptional and there is very strong principal & vice-principal leadership.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
This is a fabulous school for children on all levels. They have improved their safety, although they don't have past problems. The new gates are great. The parent involvement at this school is awesome. They have a strong PTA. The teachers all have been there a long time. They are dedicated and they care.

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Banyan Creek Elementary School
4243 Sabal Lakes Road, Delray Beach, FL  33445
(561) 894-7100
Last modified Banyan Creek Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Banyan Creek Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 101 reviews. Top