This school is not equipped to handle children with disabilities. I have been asking for help all year so my son may have a productive year and noone has ever responded to any of my letters, calls, nor voicemails. Whenever my son has a rough day they sure do call every 5 minutes because I need to leave work to come down and talk to my child and then when I question them why none has responded to my requests for help (principal, vice principal) they respond with a I will call you back and never do. I have called to report this school to the school board because of the manner that they speak to the children and belittle them. They are very rude teachers, secretaries, principal and the vice principal all they want is for the kids with needs to be drugged up so they walk around like zombies so they wont have to put effort into these students. He will most definitely not be returning this this school because this school has no interest in his progression they set the special needs children to be set up for failure.
Miss Caruso is the BEST!!! My son John was in her class last year and he was struggling with reading. At the end of the year he was on level and his confident improved soooo much. Because of her hard work and professionalism he is excellent in all his subjects this year. We can't thank her enough and we still talk about her.
The regular and special needs teachers are wonderful! As are the occupational and speech therapists. We couldn't ask for a better group of teachers and faculty. They really do strive for the best educational and personal experience for the children!
Talk about a school with great interaction with the surrounding neighborhoods, Bay Crest Elementary is a icon and a leader of education in the Tampa Bay area. This grade school has shown the consistency of achievement in every aspect from securing the best teachers to the latest technology. I talk from experience, as generations of my family have shared the asset of Bay Crest Elementary's guidance and educational foundation. Phyllis Crosby Bay Crest Community Resident
My child loves this school and all of his teachers he has had. It works like clockwork, very efficient! New changes to the front office staff seems to have gone alright but the past years the few that unfortunatly retired or left are missed! The teachers keep parents informed weekly and monthly as to what will be coming up in your childs class and the school events. I love Baycrest and am so happy my child will be there for years to come.