As a teacher at Ben Ross for over 3 years now I love being here. There are no glaring issues of bullying, dirty classrooms or lack of organization.
I am a student and as I can tell the first. I read these reviews and I was scared to go to Ben Ross. I stepped foot in side and felt safe the whole time. Now it has been 3 months and I love it much better than my privite school. Not only my teacher is patient, but he is nice, cool, easy to work with and a friend. There may be fights in verbal terms but I have been to 4 schools and there is that everywhere streets and private academies. I'm student of this month December and am not just saying it. I thought the MEAP was easy in writing because they helped prepare me. We have many fun events like staff vs. staff basketball, book fair, winter concert and more. Surprised that most reviews don't like it. Will stay there till HS - 7th grader
Do you ever see the Principal or Academy Director around the building? They both hide out in their offices all day. Walk around and you will see the the same students in the front office combing hair, playing games in the conference room and walking the halls. I am sure their parents aren't aware of them being out of class all day. Why are there so many students in the halls when they should be in class? Why is the security guard doing lunch duty and not patrolling the halls keeping the building safe? Is this school really safe? Nice group of teachers. Where are the parents at the afterschool functions? A lot of time and effort is put in by the teachers showing us classroom projects. Hope there are a number of improvements by the Administration for next school year. It would be nice to see you around more often.
This is one of the worst schools that I have seen and sent my daughter to. The teachers have no control of the classroom and the students in the halls are rude towards others and towards parents. As many times as you make a complaint for something to be done nothing is done. My daughter has since picked up very nasty words and has been involved in numerous fights that is never witnessed by the teacher because she is in the pod or in the hall. Their special activities are not good. There is a high turnover rate with the spanish teachers and they don't teach. You will never get your students art work. My daughter will definately not be at this school next year. I advise any parent to closely look at everything in this school from the bathroom stalls to the classroom walls.
My 2 daughters have been going there since the start of the school year, and they love it!!! both of them have been on the honor roll since day one, i can't say that about their former school. Neither has missed a day either, which again not like that at the old school. Both of their teachers are outstanding!!! any time they see that the girls grades may be dropping just a little, or any other problem may arise, we get a phone call from the teacher and about the sports comments i have read, both of them are very active in sports. I have yet to have any problem with anything or anyone! and for the parent involvement i don't think that has anything to do with the school, the parents need to involve themselves!! i know i do!!!!!
My opinion of the school is quite rigid. The environment is filthy and very unorganized. It seems as though the teachers are compasionate toward the children, however there is a huge lack of support from the administration and the parents. From day to day things change at the school as far as social functions, tutoring, and lunch times. My experience was not a positive one.
The teachers here care about the students.They love what they do.I believe the key to the success for any child is that both the teacher and parent are involved.You cannot just send the child to school for the teacher to do the work and the parent not have any involvement.The parents and teachers have to form an alliance and find ways to ensure their academic success and I believe Ben Ross is demonstrating that through action and not words!
My son has been attending this school since K. I love the school. He is learning a lot. The school is school of choice; therefore, as parents u have options. Again the school is great for my son.
Wow I am really shocked to see the other reviews of this school! My daughter goes to this school and she is consistently telling me how much she loves her school. I found the school to be very nice and clean. I also really like the fact that you can sit in on class room activity at any time. My daughters class is very quiet and there is a nice cultural mix in her class. The teachers also send home progress reports to let you know where your child stands prior to report card time. Unlike my daughter previous school, her lunch is nice and hot. So far I am really impressed with Ben Ross
I took my children out of this school the first week they started, It is filthy,I went into their restrooms it was so filthy and smelly. Their book bags are on the floor of their classroom, to many students to a class, no sport activities, and during lunch time my son had to wait to get his lunch and when he finally got it they told the children it was time to go and throw the rest of your away so he did'nt even get to eat his lunch. When we pick our children up we have to go to their class line and if it's raining you have to go to the class room to pick them up. This school is very unorganized I am so glad I took them out of this school. My children did'nt even like it.
This school is the worst school known to mankind. I took my son out after three months. My son had a nice teacher but she could not control the class. The kids were out of control. He spent most of the day writing with the entire class, 'I will not talk in class' over 100 times. The class had over 29 kids when my son enrolled. Horrid bullies, name calling, teasing,fights , and foul language. No work could be done. Waste of time. Horrible latchkey program where the latchkey workers would make the kids stand the entire time instead of sitting down in order to control their behavior. Even the nice kids had to stand. The kids never had a chance to go outside. There was no sports in gym but instead more writing. The test scores speak for itself. Do not subject your child to this environment. Please don't!
this is the best school my child has ever experienced. the teachers are wonderful and there academic program is extraordinary. my child use to be very shy and reserved until she came to ben ross. now shes been involved in the school, shes on the dance team, and so much more. this school has taught my daughter to have confidence and to hold her head up high and now she knows she can do and be anything she set her mind to. after attending this school for 2 years she is the smartest most confident person I have ever seen in my life and I would like to thank all the staff at ben ross for being so caring and concerned about my baby.
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