M y review was deleted from their facebook page so here it is again. I just called the front desk to ask about the sweetheart ball that is going on tonight. The lady at the front desk told me that there is no dance going on tonight (She said there was a dance on the 3rd. not true) There are signs all over the school advertising it as well as on the website. I have no idea why the lady at the front desk doesn't know anything about it. I still have no details about it. The teacher hasn't sent home any information. This is NOT the first or second time I've had issues with them being so unprofessional. This school does not have their act together and it shows.
Benefield elementary is a great school with wonderful resources to help parents prepare their children for future successes. Mr. Knight is one of the best resources this school has. He is one of many engaged administrative personnel who put the time, effort and energy toward initiating the generation of the world's future leaders. The only criticism I have is that parent involvement is apathetic. This school is a great school, the teachers and students do their part, but parents don't seem to have a vested interest consistently. For example, parents will show up for awards night but not for curriculum night. This school could do so much more if parents were consistently involved. If you are considering this area to move to and have young children, thoroughly consider the area and commit to helping our school be the best school in the county and state. BES is a place where magic happens. Get involved.... Thanks RS
My son has been attending Benefield Elementary for two years now. The teachers and administration are great. We love the school. They definitely support advanced kids...with adjusting appropriate reading and math levels. We are happy to have our son complete elementary grades at this school.
i highly recomend benefield elementary school great teachers,principal,the nurse is such a sweetheart takes good care of the kids when they are sick my kids love it also the front desk personnel make you feel welcomed..
I can truly say Benefield Elementary has been by far the best school that my son has been to. The staff is great but what I love about this school the most is the assistance that my son has received is amazing. His current 5th grade teacher Mrs. Myer as well as the other 5th grade staff has been working with him to help increase his grades in his weak areas. And he has improved tremendously, if you are in the Gwinett area and is not happy with your child current school I recommend you to look into this school for next school year.
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!