no ! is not a good school !! Ms. Costa doesn't get involved in the parents concerns, Doc. Santana also. I looked for them many times, I never found them, office stuff told me, promised me somebody will call me back. nobody did !!! very disappointed !!
My daughter is currently in Ms. Bell's 1st grade class! and I am so happy that she is. My daughter is extremely vivacious and energetic.my daughter may not be the best student in class, but with Ms. Bell I feel as though she has made great strides. My daughter reads better, is able to focus a little bit longer, and just seems so to appreciate learning so much more now. Ms. Bell is a gem! She truly cares about the children and strives to educate them the best that she can. I can't wait until my younger child is of school-age, so she can go to Biscayne Elementary as well!
I am so sorry I didn't give Biscayne Elementary a chance when my daughter started kindergarten. I was misguided and enrolled her to much regret in a nearby charter school that can not hold a candle to Biscayne in terms of friendly, caring and inviting staff and experienced teachers. I am glad my daughter is now happy and has teachers who like to teach, not just take the job for the summers off. Go Tigers!
Sy madre de dos ninos que estudian en Biscayne Elementary, solo puedo decir que cuenta con personal muy calificado y con alto sentido de responsabilidad y sensibilidad hacia nuestros ninos. Academicamente mis hijos han progresado rapida y satisfactoriamente , no tengo mas que agradecimientos !! Si algun padre esta inconforme puede sentirse libre de dirigirse a la Direccion y comentar sus inquietudes, estoy segura que seran escuchados !!
I do not recommend this school if you have a child with special needs. I have spoken to mothers with children from different grade levels and the majority do not recommend this school. The principal does not get involved with the special education classes. She leaves the decisions to the teacher of the class. If you want your child to advance academically and emotionally, then I do not recommend this school.
This school has excellent teachers and extremely intelligent leadership, with both the principal and assistant principal's working for the best interest of all stakeholders (Parents, teachers, and students). Currently this school is now an official I.B. World School because of its teachers and students being so dedicated to worldly principles, attitudes, and studies. I have had too many great experiences to speak of at the school, the office staff are friendly, the students dress for success, the teachers take time to work with students even before or after school. There are some fantastic field trip to the Miami River, the zoo, The sea aquarium, Key West, etc. The teachers always ensure the children are safe during free breakfast and dismissal. There is a lot of heart at Biscayne and it goes a long way. It's a true neighborhood school that works with students from all backgrounds, languages, abilities and even gifted programs!
The school itself embodies a lot of hard working, dedicated individuals who are there to serve the best interests of all the children. The after school programs range from karate, art, dance, and tutoring. They offer a lot of support to families. I know of several parents who have recently gone to administration with concerns and they set times and dates to sit down and talk and it proves how much they care and respect the group of people they are serving. This school is small and the building is being upgraded as it is an older structure, but it has a lot of history and teachers with years worth of experience and dedication. Mater Academy down the street boasts smaller classes, but in actuality they have double the classes size with two teachers, they also have inexperienced teachers with minimal time in the classroom. I have seen so many students who go there for a year return to Biscayne because there really isn't a better choice for free programs, after care, breakfasts, lunches, and people who really care about your child.
I think Biscayne Elementary is a great school. The staff, teachers, and students are all well-behaved, and I like that!
My daughter attends biscayne elementry school. They have great after care programs, with many etra curicular activites for the students to choose from that are afordable for the parents. they have many tutering programs for math and reading. and above all the teachers and staff members are very involved in helping the students.
My neices go to this school and this school really needs this help! It is great and the teachers are wonderful.
Nice school and teacher but I think that parents could go to the activities of our child's. Parents could be part of each activity in this school, not children only because every parents wants to be part of each activity of their child and enjoying every activities with their child's.
The school staff is very present and with extremely qualified teacher. They go above and beyond to get their students to succeed. They show to us that our kids are not just numbers and heads, they become their kids too.
This school earned an 'A' rating again. The teachers are dedicated and highly educated. They work hard every day to make sure that they are doing everything to help each individual child succeed. There is a low turnover rate of teachers and it is a very safe environment. As another reviewer posted the kids are loud in the cafeteria, but it is after all their time to talk with friends. However, it's not correct to say that parents who drop off their students must park on the street. I only wish that there were more parents committed and interested in working with the PTA. Overall, the students have many resources at this school and are well taken care of.
It is a ggod schhol, but some details needs special atention: the cafeteria is caotic, noisy and students did't show minimal courtesy and education. Teachers never take their lunch with the students because they use a separates break room. Also, the school does not provides parking lots for parents to leaves their kids every day. Parents have to park on the street if any space is found.
I consider that Biscayne elementary is a good school, the teachers are very helpful with the children but the only I am disappointed is for parents that they should pick up the kids from after school there is not communication about what's going on during the day and what the child needs by next day.
If you have a child that requires special needs, this is not the school for your child. The ESE classrooms here are not supported by the principal, Mr. Luis Bello.
Excellent opportunities for parents to be involved, wonderful and helpful principal, and my child is very proficient in reading and writing now.
Good school, though the art programs aren't too great. It has great academics, and I find that parents do get involved with activities and such in this school.
I have a son that has attended this school since pre-k and now he is finishing up the third grade. He hasn't missed one day of school this year. Before the first quarter ended he was on his 4th teacher- obviously leadership and guidance is missing for this school. Communication is minimal- for example there are gates to get into the school, just yesterday i went to pick up my kids from the afterschool the gates were locked and I had to jump the fence to get in, when asked what the situation no one knew they said the principal decided to do that and they did not know why. I'm a parent my job is to get my son to and from school and ensure he does his homework -did that. The school's job is to teach/educate - apparently they didn't do that 'FCAT'.
I beleive that biscayne elementary offers a great academic education. the extra corricular activies range to provide interests for all types of children. the staff are extremely helpful and involved.
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