This isn't about the school, which so far I love! It is about the school of choice. We have it but good luck actually getting released from your district. I had to fight kearsley to get both daughters released. One is homeschooled the other is now at Bentley. Kearsley was terrible once oldest got to high school. One day they couldn't even find my daughter who was sitting in the library. My youngest is at Bentley and so far we love it. She has a great teacher and class size is 27 students. There is one teacher, 1 assistant teacher, a helper, and a paraprofessional. All for 27 students which means more one on one time.
Barhitte is a really good school. While I have had a problem with an occasional teacher, overall my experience has been very positive. There is a small, dedicated group of parents that lead the Booster organization and through them, the school puts on several additional activities not normally found at small schools, such as a Halloween party and End of the Year party. This year is going to be a major challenge as the district will be going from a 3 school system to a 2 school system due to declining enrollment and therefore a decreased budget. I think if you are looking to be involved with your child's education and are looking for a school that will work with you and your child(ren), you cannot do much better then Barhitte Elementary.