do not put your child at bear road if they are special needs.the teachers are one sided and do not listen to your concerns unless its what they want.iam trying to move out of this district too.
Transferring into this school and realizing how far behind this school system is compared to the rest of the country is alarming. Kindergarten is only a half day in this district and the children are barely able to recite their ABCs. The teachers and staff are caring. I think lack of funding play a huge role in the deficits in general. If you have to live in the greater Syracuse area, you could do worse.
My daughter went here and received a perfectly fine education. Moreover, she enjoyed her time spent here, loved the teachers, and speaks of it fondly to this day.
I have a child with special needs and have been alarmed by the poor educational experience. The teachers and therapy staff have been engaged in excuse-making for poor progress related to diagnosis when much better progress was made the prior year with a more talented staff. The therapy staff has concerned themselves primarily with issues that have nothing to do with their training. The principle and staff have been defensive and incapable of being receptive to constructive criticism. Do whatever you have to do to avoid your special needs child attending this school.
Great school whose staff really help kids succeed and become community oriented
Bear Road Elementary is probably the best school in North Syracuse. Through all of my children, it is the one school that I feel really cares about the kids and I cant thank them enough for giving my children the best opportunities in the district.
My son has special needs and Bear Rd has a fabulous program! He is thriving!
I was worried when I heard about the population numbers, but this school is exceptional with it's principal, who is more than accomodating for all of the children. There is parent involvement, and invested teachers. I would say it is more an 8 than a 5. Check out bear rd. It is great.
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