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Bentley Elementary School1
Posted October 28, 2014
- a teacher
I agree with this parent, the new administration is awful and they keep raising the cost. The school values has been lost since the new Director. I'm looking for a new job now as I want be a part of Pace downfalls.
don't know really where to start but this school should be a F rated school be where to send your child there and if you have your child Ren at the school remove them they are being abused by teachers and covered up by administrative personnel as a parent telling you that my children have been going there for years and the only reason I haven't removed them because of zoning if so I would leave them home and homeschool them terrible school do not send your children there remove them most of the teachers there are drunken bums and also part of administrative look like total alcoholics
My child is currently in 5th grade and has gone through each grade at this school. Top notch. Parents are to blame for their own bad reviews. Parents who are involved in their child's education will see the excellence of Bentley.
My daughter has a problem in focusing and learning new things. She has a social anxiety and fear which affects her academic skills but this school placed an education plan in place for her. It helped her a lot...Teachers & principal went above and beyond in helping my daughter.Thank you.
Bentley Elem. overall is a great school. I've had 3 of my 4 children go there. Many changes since the first one attened. Yes! Administration has some issues, but the real problems lie with the Dept of Ed. Teachers are constantly getting new regulations that have to be implemented asap. Teachers are frustrated with all the mandates & low pay rates. Support our teachers!
My daughter is in 3rd grade at Bentley and up until this year, I was very happy with her teachers and learning environment. This year,however, I have been sorely disappointed at the lack of organization, rude and uncaring teachers and bullying that is going on. My child is crying at least twice a week due to this school, her classmates and her teacher. I know that they are no longer an A school and unfortunately, more than just FCAT's can be a factor. I am currently trying my best to work a private education into my budget.
Bentley may have been rated very well in years past, but things are changing. Teachers are leaving in droves, and it is not the school it use to be. This is unfortunate. It is not about ALL the children anymore it is only about the GIFTED ones. Of course, they get a better rating and that is all that matters unfortunately. It is a shame
I have been very happy with Bentley Elementary - wonderful teachers and helpful administration. I am very disappointed to find out that a Kindergarten teacher is back after one year of retirement. I feel that there are plenty of other candidates that are trying to find employment. Why pay someone their SCPS Retirement and a Salary as a bonus? Does this happen at other schools?