Wow, what a disaster this school has become. The principal is the main reason. There are great teachers at this school but the administration is lacking in effectiveness, in communication with parents, and with respect toward parents. It was good for a few years and now I'm just glad I can put it behind me and not have to deal with the politics at the school. Lousy, lousy, lousy.
Bayview Elementary is a fantastic school! The parent involvement helps this school succeed every year. The school itself only has around 540 kids from Kindergarten to 5th grade so you get to know everyone there, even when the teachers never taught your child. There are plenty of organized committees and events to help include new parents and kids. The pick-up and drop off system is quick and managed safely and effectively. They have a great after school program onsite so your child does not have to be transported over the road without you. The teachers are provided with what they need to teach. The school has computers, music, art and plenty of activities to keep growing minds interested. Locally we joke and call it the Public Private school because it has that quality and you know your child is thriving in that environment. Wholeheartedly recommend Bayview Elementary School!
Excellent! Great Teachers, 20-21 students per class level very good, good administrative part. I recommend.
Bayview is a great school! All the staff works hard to sure the kids get what they need. I feel sad to see negative reviews, but you can't please everyone. Sometimes educators must do things because of state and local policies. Pushing a kid into the next grade doesn't happen at Bayview. They make sound educational decisions, sometimes unpopular, but sound. The teachers care a lot about the students and work long hours to make sure each child gets a great education. What schools have to do now, teach manners, self respect, and provide reading, writing, math, social science, science, and grammar is a daunting task. The staff at Bayview should be applauded for their hard work. Sometimes it is hard to hear the "truth". Not all kids learn the same way, and have difficulties in the classroom. Instead of being upset at what educational professionals do, parent more at home. Demand high standards from your kids, the teachers at Bayview do! Remember the school cannot educate your children alone, they need help from the home!
My son started Bayview in K and is now in 1st grade. So far our experience has been wonderful. We visited every big-name private school within a 20 mile radius weren't as impressed. The teachers are top-notch. Many have spent their entire careers at Bayview because they love the atmosphere. The PTA is very active, making sure the school has funding for many bells & whistles, like Smart Boards in every room and laptop computers. The focus is on academics, primarily reading and math. Some complain about no funding for sports or theater programs, but being a public school that's a fact of life. Many kids do this privately after school. Since the school is small, many administrators and teachers know our son and take an interest in him. It feels like a family. The campus is beautiful. They also have a great summer camp. Our son can't wait to go back. Surprised to read negative reports on the principal. We have not had that experience. She has taken the time to get to know our son, and our family, and I have seen her do the same for others. She has always been respectful to us and willing to accommodate special requests whenever possible, more like the principal of a private school.
Very disrespectful principal and so not classy! She really needs an etiquette class!! She wants parents to feel honored to be in her presence but in fact having to be her in presence is quit in fact he opposite!
GREAT TEACHERS, GREAT PRINCIPAL, RESTORES OUR FAITH IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM IN BROWARD COUNTY
My two children have been here only a year but they are both excelling. There is a great parent base of volunteers. And I have been happy with teachers. They are very involved, caring and supportive. Coming from a private school, I am very happy with this public school. Yes, there may not be as many bells and whistles, but there is strong support in the fundamentals.
I agree, with the post on May 27, it was a great school until the new principal take place, the students where place in groups base on need and after the new principal, all change, the excuse was all the cuttings on budged, but the reality is lack of management and lack of strategy, you really don't need more teachers to only regroup the children base on ability. Sorry but it is a reality, my respects. No more excuses please only check your procedures and back to the great scores as before, a sad parent that is seeing Bay View going down at the front of my eyes
Everything from the teachers, education, enviroment and care from the staff. Great School!!!!!!!!!
Bayview has been a wonderful learning experience for my daughter. The staff and teachers are phenomenal. I recommend it to everyone in this district.
Bayview has been a fine school for my two children. Even in the early years, their teachers taught them about responsibility and accountability, leaving them well prepared as they grew older and moved on. I wish there were more time for P.E., art and music, and recess time can be scarce. We made up for it by afterschool activities such as ballet and football. It is true that for a period of time they 'eat, sleep and breathe' the FCAT test, but in spite of it, they manage to fit everything in that they need to learn.
Was a great school, but due to changes over the past 2 years, not so much anymore. No more ability grouping for math or reading, lack of individual attention.
I agree there is a lack of communication since the new principal took over; the school year is almost over and I have not had even one conference with my child's teacher, and not due to lack of effort on my part.
To that comment below.... you must have one of the 'good teachers' b/c getting a phone call or even an email has not happened in the past 4 years at that school. There is no communication with parents unless you make the effort.
I love the school. They taking care about children. The school has personal attention to any child, they work differently with different level on knowledge and reallign the knowledge by the end of the year. I read all parents' review and one of them was about that the school didn't treat the child as a middle school did! Absolutely disagree - first of all, students need to investigate and know the rules - if they know that late assignments is not accepted - they must follow, it is not responsibility of Elementary School to prepare them, it is parents responsibility. Second it is still Elementary and I do not want my child treated as a Middle schooler. When time will come he will be treated as Middle scholler, but for Elementary - it is not accepteble. I am happy with the school, they always do parent-teacher conferenses, e-mails...
This school is a great school. Many people think that this is the best to send your kid to. I do agree with them. The only problem I had was when my daughter graduated last year, they were babied if a project was bad they still got A's. Late work was accepted. Kids did extra credit. When my daughter and son went to sixth grade I was stunned at the amount of work that was given to the students. Bayview did not give the fifth graders a middle school experience like I thought it would. When my son turned in a late project he got a 0. At Bayview he would have had a B at the lowest. Bayview may be a disadvantage to students. As parent try to prepare them for middle school on your own time it will be a big help to your child.
This is my daughter's third year (2nd grade) at Bayview. We love this school and they love their parent volunteers. They will take as much time as you can give them! This is great if you have the time to do it. The PTA works so hard and it is a pleasure to work together. The teachers and staff are very strict, luckily my daughter does not have any issues there but if your child does, you may find it 'challenging'. Lots of focus on the FCAT, too much really. Wish there were more art, music and science than once a week. Finally, I believe this school has more technology based teaching tools than any public school in Broward.
This school has a very strong focus on reading, writing, and math, to the detriment of other activities such as sports or art. The school is very competitive and makes the children that way. It is a good school, but not for every child, and a parent will need to supplement with extracurricular activities.
This school is an answered prayer to me and my wife for our 2 daughters. A very good foundation for our daughters' personal achievement and spiritual growth. The school is a reflection of the good family values they learn at home. It is indeed an everyday challenge of joy and learning that we see in our daughters eyes and thats what matters most.
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