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South Bendle Elementary School

Public | K-2 | 270 students


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Posted January 23, 2014

Oh god..What can I say about this school there is so many thing's to say. I will not of course I would run out of space . II will never send my children here again With how small it is I thought it would be ok and more hands on.. Worst thing I have ever did. The teachers are rude. The principle is rude. They do not care about children. Their main concern is money in which they lack in greatly. My child was sent home with more School fundraisers than homework. They do not care for parents wanting to be involved with their children's education. Once they are in the school They are treated like school property . The teacher student ratio Is 20 to 1
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Posted November 4, 2011

Teacher musical chairs are played here, upper grade teachers end up teaching 1st or 2nd graders. Teachers are quick to hold children back, even if this could stunt your childs well being and school growth. And kids get bullied with no recourse.
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Posted July 13, 2008

My first grader could not read when entering Bendle in the second semester of the 2007-2008 school year. Within eight weeks, my daughter could not only read, but enjoyed reading! They saw that there was an issue and addressed the situation right away. They also made her transition very smooth and made her feel extremely welcomed into her new classroom.
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Posted November 4, 2006

There are 27 students in my child's kindergarten classroom to One teacher. Moreover, there is no music class for kindergartners, nor are there second language classes or extracurricular activities for the entire South Bendle school. I do believe that the teachers are as effective as they can be considering the over-demanding expectations in academics combined with limited time, space and resources. Unfortunately, it's not the ideal developmentally appropriate learning environment I would like for my child. However, I like that the school is still somewhat small enough to recognize and become familiar with the students as well as the parents. Also, parental involvement is desired and exercised here. Overall, Bendle is a struggling school system (with potential)that is in need of more adequate funding.
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Posted August 8, 2004

My oldest son went there last year, he had a great time. He loved his teacher and learn a lot of new things. This year both of my boys will be going there and I can't wait until they come ahome and tell me about their day. My son last year was taught 200 phrases in sign laugage. He is only in kindergarten. They teach the students a lot and are all helpful and freindly. We love this school!
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 69%
Multiracial 8% 2%
Hispanic 4% 6%
African-American 3% 18%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian N/A 3%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Trisha Cherveny
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  • (810) 591-2520


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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4341 Larkin Drive
Burton, MI 48529
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