I have two kids at Brown, the staff is excellent but the class size has become too much for me. Parent involvment has fallen to an all time low and too much concern is placed on the uniform policy rather than education. The school seems to be a dumping ground for kids with behavior issues and unconcerned parents. Not sure if we'll make it to the end of the school year. Looking into private school at this very moment.
Brown is an excellent school. My child is in the 4th grade and has been there since 1st. I love everything about the school. I was concerned that the new prinicipal (Mr. Phillips) wouldn't be able to live up to the old principal's(Mr. Heckel) standards but he has and he is equally as awesome! All of the staff is loving and caring and very passioniate about the kids and their education. My child started in private school and I was concerned about placing her in a public school but I couldn't have found a better place!
I have been w/ Brown for 8 years now and I have to say that it is an exceptional school. Our previous principal was Outstanding and after his retirement, we have an equally qualified and connected principal. All of our teachers are involved and care (not seem to care) about the success of all the students. My children have each had EXCEPTIONAL teaching in their years at Brown.
My son receives special instruction but between his classroom teacher and special instruction teacher, my child has had an outstanding year. The PTA is very active. The school seems to have their things in order. The teachers have been wonderful. Only compaint is the student -teacher ratio, is a bit high. GO BROWN ELEMENTARY!
I think this is a great school. My biggest concern is the number of students in the classroom (its a lot). However, my child did exceptionally well, the teacher was outstanding. I was well informed, the workload was satisfactory. His special instruction teacher was great. I was overall well pleased--considering I was thinking about private school before the school year. I look forward to my son's time at Brown Elementary.
The principal outstanding. He shows great leadership for his staff, students, and parents. He is very involved with the students on a daily basis. He knows them all by name. The teachers are great. The building has been updated to provide the best learning enviroment.
brown is a great school. Mr.heckel is a very good principal. He knows what goes on in his school and is very involved with the students
Brown has proven to be one of the best schools in the Hazelwood School Dist. I was considering private school before my son started at Brown. Once there I found the entire staff to be concerned for our children and their education. Mr. Heckel is an excellent principal. Being involved in the PTA was extremely important to me and I am very pleased we have such dedicated group. We are very ivolved in everyday activities. The bottom line is parents must be involved in our children's education to allow our children the full benefits of school.
I personally had a bad experience with Brown School. My child struggled with reading because she was not taught appropriately. When the situation was address we were told that she was passed along to next grade because they thought that she would grasp hold of the concept. Later she was held back to repeat her current grade. We were told that she had a learning disability. We seeked outside help and had her tested to and found that her phonics skills has not been mastered (no learning disability). My childs self-esteem was really lowered due to this stiuation. Now the school do have a new principal and alot of her past teacher are gone so things are looking a little better now.
I love Brown Elementary because they are very personable with the students and parents. The PTA is very strong and financial supports school activities. They really all work together.
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