Very mediocre school. Does not deserve A rating. Check schooldigger.com. It is rated in the bottom half of Tampa schools. My son was not challenged to excell there and neither of us was treated with basic human respect. They also pushed political views on my child that have nothing to do with elementary school education, which I find completely unacceptable. We left thanks to school choice. I gave them 3 years to show me they were worth my time. They failed.
The parent involvement is what make Bay Crest a great school. I personally find the principal to be a little 'stiff' but the kids do respect her. All 4 of my children have attended Bay Crest and I have been very pleased with their progress. I have to say that the Administrative staff is amazing. Very responsive, friendly and helpful.
Both of my children have attended Bay Crest Elementary since they were 5 years old. They both love it and are making excellent grades. My daughter made straight A's twice last year in 4th grade. The principal is a very caring lady, a 'People Person', and knows all the kids by name. I have been involved with volunteering and field trips for the last 5 years, so I know the school well. I know it has been rated as an 'A' school for the last several years. I feel very lucky that Bay Crest is our neighborhood school. I wouldn't change to another school for the world!
I think this school is a great school. My son has been going here for 3 years now. When I did have a concern (the only ever in the 3 years) the Principal was more than willing to sit with me and talk, she didn't rush the meeting she listened. As well as when we had a conference with the teacher, Principal and Guidance Counselor they all expressed their concern for my son. They were all there to help me. I appreciate that. How many Principals are willing to sit in on a conference? Not many but this Principal did and that make a difference. When you know they are there to help you and give you good advice and feedback.
I think baycrest is a great school. Compared to many other schools my children have been to baycrest is one of the best. I will not move from my area so my child could continue to go to baycrest.
I am a teacher at Bay Crest and it's a wonderful working environment to be in.
Excellent in everything aspect. Organization,good activities for the children.etc
We have been very happy with the teachers at Bay Crest. As a military family, we have moved in and out of many schools. Bay Crest teachers compare very well and are among our favorites.
My 2 oldest children started Kindergarten this year, which was more terrifying for me than it was for them! I have found the Kindergarten teachers to be wonderfully warm and supportive, and I feel that my children get the attention they need. They both are enjoying their Kindgergarten experiences very much. With their first experiences in the public school system being so positive, I feel that they are at a great advantage and hope they will continue to find school to be a good place to be! Bay Crest is an A school in many ways!
We moved to the area just to be zoned for this school. The kids wear uniforms and they are all treated as equally important. Recommended.
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