It is not great, but it's not bad either. For the funding they have, along with the students and parents they have to work with, they really do quite a good job. My son has attended GB for 3 years. He likes and knows not only his homeroom teachers, but his extracurricular teachers (art, PE, library), principal, counselor, gifted teacher, etc. They ALL seem to work together on my son's education, and I feel like I can ask any one of them at any time about my son and receive a thorough answer as to how he is doing not only in their area, but anything that they had heard or noticed. I wish that the school was doing better overall and able to focus on more difficult material in the regular classroom, but I truthfully believe that it is because most children who go to this school suffer from a severe lack of parental involvement in their education, which in turn gets blamed on the school. Education begins in the home, and a lot of parents in Albuquerque just find it easier to put all of the blame on the teachers, principals, and counselors instead. It's a true shame, because the children just continue to suffer! Keep up the good work, GB! There are parents who believe in you.
If I could rate the Principal leadership at a minus star I would, however, you can not use less than one star, so this should be an indication to those who read this review: The Principal and Counselor are both lacking in in what is right for the children of this school, their main concern is not for the child's education or safety, but just possibly a paycheck for themselves. Every child deserves the right for a proper education and to feel safe at school, we put out children into their hands and they could care less. The SBA scores are extremely low without any future improvement. The amount of bullying is astronomic. There are very few teachers who have what it takes to be outstanding. If your child is lucky enough to be in one of these classes, the parent should feel relief, because so much of the day is revolves around students who can not read or even speak english, which in turn takes away from your child's education. I sincerely hope you consider and please reconsider if you enroll your child in this school or even allowing your child to remain in this school.
I have seen some real changes occur at the school over the past year with the new principal and I think it is great. The math instruction is much more focused and the kids are going to have some consistency year to year.
Gov. Bent is a very good school. A new principal has been selected and I look forward to seeing which direction she takes the school. Many of the teachers are very good, and some are exceptional. I would like to see more attention paid to the activities that take place on the playground, but overall I feel the staff responds to issues quickly and thoughtfully. There are many opportunities for parents to get involved. I think more parents should take advantage of these. A good staff, a good community, a good school.