Schools want to toss you in jail for your kids not showing up but when you try and enroll or transfer them an unbelievable 2.7 miles away they are less than helpful. They ask for everything but a DNA sample. My kids went to school 2 miles away in the same COUNTY and the ridiculous process to transfer them dragged on almost a month before the ppw got involved. Not impressed, and after this people wonder why my diabetic 4 yr old isn't enrolled. Everyone wants to pass the buck so if something were to happen to my son I'm assuming nobody would know anything and I'd play phone games ? Bcps is ridiculous.
The school has great activities such as math 24.They have fun celebrations and great teacher. I loved Ms. Wellman the best even though she wasn't my teacher. I now go to Sparrows Point Middle. Which I love as well.
I have a son who attends Berkshire who is entering the fourth grade. He has attended since kindergarten. I feel Berkshire lacks in many areas such as adequate communication with parents, special activities, school cleanliness, and basic social skills concerning compassion and decency that adults should present .
My children have attended Berkshire Elementary since pre-K and I have ALWAYS LOVED IT! We recently moved to the eastern shore and though my children enjoy thier new school it is not very challenging for them in comparison. My children have always loved thier teachers and Vice Versa. Great school, (upside) Horrible area (downside) I score berkshire ( when Mrs. Justice was there) 10 out of 5 stars!(yes I understand what I just said)... 15 even...
My daughter has attended this school since she was in pre-k, she is now in 5th grade. I have seen tremendous growth amongst the teachers thru the years. I have seen a great improvement since Mrs. Justice became principal. The student body overall seems much more calm. I only wish they had more activities for the kids afterschool. This is my daughters last year in this school and I really will miss all the teachers I have become friends with over the years, they treat you like family. Overall, I have found this to be a decent school, a few things could be fixed, and a little more tolerance for special needs kids should be addressed. The one thing I will not miss is the parking at pick up time in this school........parking lot is too small and parents can be inconsiderate at times.
My grandson has attened Berkshire since Pre-K and is now in 3rd grade. I believe that he has mostly positive experiences,and have been able to easily resolve any situations that have come up. He has become a fluent reader and always has something nice to say about his teachers.I am also pleased with the over all friendly feelings when I'm in the building since Mrs Justice became principal.
I have two children in this school and its been a nightmare. You can't get in touch with the teachers when you have a concern, and activities are poorly organized. The teachers seem very cold and uncaring towards the students. It was a lot nicer school when Mrs. Layman was still there.