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B Bernice Young Elementary School

Public | PK-2 & ungraded | 899 students


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Posted August 20, 2014

Worst school I've ever had to deal with. My son was a special needs child and they treated him horribly. He was bullied by other kids, they ganged up on him and they blamed him. Three kids against one?! Come on! He learned NOTHING! I'd never recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 14, 2014

Bernice Young has the best teachers and they gave my 2 children a wonderful education during the time they were there. If it wasn't for the best special education teacher I have ever known, Ms. Baker, my daughter with Autism would have gone out if district at 3 years old. Instead she spent 4 years in district. They treated her absolutely wonderful and the superintendent and principal knew he by name. Dr. Manno was the most personable superintendent and took a great interest in all his students in twp. As a profession who has spent 13 years in special education, I have never seen a better district in all areas.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 28, 2013

My 2 kids attend this school and we love it. We have never had any issues with this school. The principal and teachers are great. My kids teachers are truly engaged and know my kids on individual basis. Parents are highly encouraged to stay involved in our kids education. This is a lovely school. I have no regrets.
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Posted January 1, 2013

I would love to know how a school district can go from having all schools rated at 6 and above, get a new superintendent, then go down to a great school rating of 4, and have the superintendent get state superintendent of the year! Shouldn't he have improved the schools. I know that we chose to send our children to private because of Dr. Manno, Mr. Gerski and the board of Ed. They refused to drop our child at child are, which was on his way home. I was actually told by them to leave work, pick him up at school, drop him off at daycare, and drive the 40 miles back to work. As a teacher myself, what should I have done? So, instead, they now reimburse us to transport our children to private school. And what happened as a result of our emails, phone class and plea to the board? The super got an unprecedented 5 year contract. Nothing like stabbing your parents in the back to boost yourself up. The schools in the township are a disgrace to the taxpayers. The use of connected math and everday math would have made me pull my child out at the 3rd grade level anyways, even without the mess. If the schools will not stand up for a child, then what use is the school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 25, 2012

This is the most wonderful school! Not only is it beautiful and spotless, but the teachers, principals, and staff are amazing! Safety, and school security is top notch! The programs that they offer are wonderful, and my daughter has had the best experience. I have 3 kids in this district in Elementary, Middle, and high school. Every moment, every teacher was wonderful and went above and beyond for my kids and many others that I know. My 8 year old is going to the next school in the district, Fountain Woods. We are sad to leave Bernice Young but excited to see what the future holds! I highly reccomend this wonderful community, the schools, and especially the teachers!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 7, 2011

Absolutely horrible. I have a special needs child and the Director of Special Services is completely hostile, bitter, and unprofessional. Her focus is not the students, but rather the staff. The case management is also horrible. The preschool special ed teacher is great, but she is surrounded by regular educators who are not trained to have special ed kids included. Paraprofessionals are untrained and unsupervised.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 11, 2011

I am the parent of a special needs child and the progress that she has made is AMAZING!!! The whole staff including the principal are so caring and very professional.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 18, 2010

A safe and beautiful school in Burlington Township. The teachers and staff are fantastic and their community ties are to be commended!

Posted May 17, 2010

Great teachers and activities for the students. Extensive involvement between parent - teacher
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Posted May 17, 2010

Our oldest daughter attended B.Bernice Young School from pre-k through 2nd grade and I can't wait until September so my son can have the same wonderful learning experience and success as my daughter (4th grader). The teachers and staff not only encourage their students but also support their parents.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 12, 2010

The teachers and staff are great!!! They are always finding a way to help our children and community.
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Posted May 12, 2010

The teachers and staff are great! Thanks for being there for our kids and community!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 11, 2010

Teachers, administrators and staff know children by name - even teachers who do not have that particular student in class.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 11, 2010

Everyone at B. Bernice Young School is so friendly and helpful. Our granddaughter loves going to school there. The school has a friendly, safe, and fun learning environment. Having been a teacher for over 30 years - not at Young School - I can see that it is a community of caring adults and wonderful children.

Posted May 7, 2010

My daughter loved the teachers here. She's going to be graduating from high school this year.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 7, 2010

The teachers are great and my daughter loves the school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 7, 2010

They have great teachers that are very caring, and encouraging. They have been very helpful to all my children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 7, 2010

The Teachers are compassionate, resourceful, knowledgeable and wonderful partners in the education of these children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 6, 2010

Young School is a diverse, caring community of students, parents and staff. The children come first at Young School !
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Posted May 5, 2010

Young School makes my son happy! He loves going everyday to learn with his class. He has accomplished and grown so much academically and socially this year!
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 51% 51%
Black 26% 16%
Hispanic 10% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
Two or more races 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr Denise King


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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1203 Neck Road
Burlington, NJ 08016
Phone: (609) 386-3520


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