My son and daughter have been at this school for 2 years now and I am very impressed with the progress they have made. We relocated here from TN and I must admit, the core curriculum is more advanced and I enjoy the feedback from the teachers.
The teachers are amazing - most of them. They go above and beyond to ensure students are successfull. Howeverm The administration is horrible, which I believe causes lots of problems. I have watched concerned teachers told to keep quiet and do as they are told. I've witnessed the principal refuse to disapline a child that was brought to the office for fighting. He was actually given a candy if he promised to behave and sent back to the room. All I could think was omg if this student was in my child's room the teacher must feel helpless. This was the 5th year we have been at the school and you can feel the poor moral when you walk in. Over the last several years teachers appear unhappy and over worked. You use to walk in and everyone was smiling and happy - genuine. Now is all seems fake.
This is our second year at Benefield and we love it! I have two children who attend and have thoroughly enjoyed both the teachers and the administration at the school. We were involved with the summer reading program which received national spotlight for teachers who are willing to donate their summers to improving their students' reading abilities. I am a parent volunteer for the classroom and see many of the classes when other parents do not. The students are engaged and enthusiastic about learning (which is not as easy as you think)!!! This is a wonderful school community and I believe my children are blessed to have such amazing teachers!
Omg, Really? Is it really the schools fault that your son don't know how listen when told to? If the school has to keep changing your sons homeroom teacher beacuse he's not listening, and constantly being bad everyday to the point where teachers/staff can't even deal with him then, YOU must be doing something wrong at home. It is not the schools responsibilly to get your child in check, no that happens at home. Yes your child is the schools responsibility for the time being that he is in school, but your kids is acting up on the daily bases everyday, then the school does not have to put up with his behavoir. That is something you need to control, because Benefield is awsome school, it has so much going for the children. So no just because the school doesnt know how to handle your child and his behavior then no it is not their fault. You need better control over your child. If your son doesn't want to listen what lunch assistants have to say if they constantly tekll him to be quite and stop fooling on the daily bases, that is your problem not theirs. I love benefield my brother goes there with last year, he has been there since the 1st grade he is now in 5th. GOOD JOB BENEFIELD(:
This is one of the WORST elementary schools in Gwinnett Cty. Very few teachers there take the steps necessary to deal with children that have behavior issues like the previous parent stated. Towards the end of the year, my childs teacher took leave and in a 3wk time span, my child's teacher was changed 3x and because none of the teachers wanted to deal with him, he was constantly passed off from teacher to teacher and was mistreated by them because of his behavior. My child walked into his classroom one morning and was immediately (without doing anything wrong) was told by his teacher to go to another room because it was friday and she didnt feel like dealing with him. Yet they wondered why he was continually giving them a hard time. They even tried to suspend him in the last week of school for not doing all of his work, then the day before school ended, they called me stating they were suspending him from the last day of school because he was talking in the cafeteria and was asked several times to stop talking and playing around. I have called the superintendants office and left several messages and to this day, have yet to receive a call back. Benefield is the absolute worse.
School was unwilling to help my son with behavior issue before he was diagnosed with ADHD and even revoked his Transfer
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