I really love this school my daughter is in Pre-K and she is reading and writing and she can spell alot of sight words. This school is very organized and the Principal is Mrs.Smith is Great with the students, parents, and staff
If you are looking for quality education for your little one, this school is it! This is my daughter's first experience in a structued class setting and she loves it and I love that! My daughter is in Pre K @ Bethune and she has learned so much already! Each day she is excited about going and excited at the end of the day to fill me in on what she's learned and done! Her teachers are very attentative and the principal Mrs. Haynes-Smith is Awesome! She has a great spirit and wants the best for her students. I am aproud parent of a Bethune Eagle!!!!!!!
Bethune is a great school if you are seeking a good education for your child overall. My experiences have been pretty good. I would recommend Bethune to my family and friends. I am a grandparent who has grandkid(s) attending this great school. I have referred family and friends and would still recommend this school to anyone who is looking for quality great education for their kids.
Stay away from this school. You will find teachers with primitive methodologies. Our son studied last year there and he had the worst experience you can imagine.
Bethune is definitely a well hidden secert. It's not only a safe environment, but the principle and the teachers truly care for the children there. They do a great job enhancing the academic foundation of each child. Oh and CHECK out their scores!
I am extremely proud to send my daughter to Bethune Elementary to attend 2nd grade. Last year was the best school year she's had since she began traditional schooling. The teachers are excellent instructionalist and are nurturing and caring at the same time. The atmosphere is non-threatening for parents and we are encouraged to participate in many school activities. Hats off the the teachers, staff, students, principal, custodial staff, and cafeteria workers! You are the BEST!!!!
Another great year at Bethune and my daughter is on her way to her 3rd year there. What an awesome public school that is known to be Orleans Parish best kept secret. Mrs. Smith is an awesome principal as well as her teachers and staff. We will be equally excited for the up in coming school year as my son will be entering pre-k. Looking forward to another rewarding year. Thanks Mrs. Smith; Teachers and Staff for giving 100%!
I recently moved to the area and had to rush to find a new school for my daughter. Since it was May, I was left with very few options. I found Bethune and luckily they had an opening. This year has been a wonderful experience. Her teachers are great, the academics are outstanding, and the principal makes the children feel very loved.
My son is in his second year at Bethune, he transferred from Stuart Hall school for boys with is a high end expensive private school. I must admit I was originally concerned with the transfer but we had some issues at Stuart Hall regarding him not being treated fairly. He was accepted into Baby Ben and Bethune, after taking a tour of Bethune I called Baby Ben and cancelled the tour. Bethune is an excellent school with great leadtership, the teachers and administration all have the common goal of educating the kids and push them to the limit which I appreciate. My son loves his school and his teachers. He is challenged and has homework everyday and I can see his confidence and growth. There aren't many schools like this in New Orleans especially public. I am an advocate of edcuation & am blessed to be a part of Bethune
I AM A PROUD PARENT OF TWO BOY THAT ATTEND BETHUNE ELEMENTARY. THIS SCHOOL WAS NOT FIRST ON MY LIST OF SCHOOLS TO SEND MY CHILDREN TO. I AM SO GLAD THAT I CHOSE TO SEND THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE BEING CHALLENGED ACADEMICALLY EVERYDAY. THE FACULTY AND STAFF ARE WONDERFUL AND THEY MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE FAMILY EACH AND EVERY TIME YOU GO THERE FOR ANYTHING. THE ONLY NEGATIVE THING I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS SCHOOL IS THAT IT NEEDS TO GO AT LEAST TO THE EIGHTH GRADE CAUSE I ABSOLUTLY LOVE THIS SCHOOL AND I AM REALLY GOING TO MISS BETHUNE WHEN MY OLDEST SON GETS PROMOTED TO THE SEVENTH GRADE, WHICH HE HAS BEEN ON THE HONOR FOR THE WHOLE TIME HE HAS ATTENDED THIS SCHOOL.
I am a parent of two daughters that attend Bethune. This school is a very wonderful school. The leadership is awesome. The teachers are just the best. All of the faculty and staff make me feel welcome. I will be very sad when my daughters reach middle school because Bethune's faculty and staff are like family. This is the best school and I have a lot of experience because my daughters age ranges are 29 years to 7 years old.
My 2 daughters are students here. They are in the 1st and 4th grades. They are doing wonderfully and my 4th grader has been on the Principal's Honor Roll the entire year. I believe she will be prepared for the Leap in April from the great job they have done with her at this school. My rating for Bethune is a 10.
A number of the teachers at this school taught me in Elementary school and they were great them and are still great now. The staff takes proud in making sure all the students successful. Bethune has been labeled as 'New Orleans Best Kept Secret'. That is truly is.
When we first got to New Orleans, our heads were spinning and we had a hard time finding a school for our children to enroll. We visited three schools that had 'openings' and both the exterior and interior were immaculate and inviting. The office staff was friendly and helpful. Mrs. Smith, the principal made herself available immediately and we interact with her daily. Thus far, we are satisfied with our choice. The only real negatives is that the school does not have an active website and it can be difficult to communicate with some of the teachers.
I am proud to acknowledge that my child attend Bethune Elementary. She's been there since kindergarten and now have advanced to second grade. This is a impressive school with great teachers who are motivated, motivated down right motivated to help your child achieve beyond his/her potential learning level. I am sometimes surprise to see that my child is learning beyond her level. This is a literature and technology school with high academic standards. You can check us out because our test scores speaks for themselves. Bethune has a great program for children who are gifted and talented. Only one recommendation is for parents to get involved becuase the teachers there are defiantly teaching and giving there minds, spirits, and hearts to our children. BETHUNE, I LOVE THE WORK AND EFFORT YOU GIVE TO MY CHILD< KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK> !!!!!!!!!!!
I have a daughter who attends here and the curriculum is awesome. The staff has a family atmosphere and a lot of veteran teachers.
I know this is an ecxellent school. It's great to know when you dropping your child off in the morning, that you know they are in great hands. It's lke home away from home.
Bethune is a small school in Hollygrove. It has teachers who are committed to helping the children and children who are eager to learn.The enrollment is small and allows the teachers to better meet the needs of the children. Bethune excelled from a two star school to a three star school in the 2004-2005 school year. This shows the dedication and committment of the teachers and students.Bethune school offers the state curriculum and extra amenities. It has an excellent program called Music and the Brain which not only teaches music, but also math, reading, and language. Bethune needs more parental involvement and extra curricular activities. When Bethune reopens, it will continue to maintain its great track record with the help of the parents, staff, community, and school board.
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