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5590 Bear Road
Syracuse, NY 13212

(315) 218-2400
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January 29, 2014
This school is wonderful! Couldn't be happier with the teachers and resources. My child loves it!

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2013
My name is Brandon Champion and I went to Bear Road for the past 5 years. I was just writing to say that Bear Road is an awesome school. All of my teachers- Ms.. Swenton, Mrs. Wentzel, Mrs. Barbuto, Mrs. Paninski, Mrs. Pontillo, Miss Congdon, and Mr. Wojcik- were phenomenal! I bet every other teacher is great, too. Thank you for the great support, Bear Road! Sincerely, Brandon Champion Age 10

- submitted by a community member
May 04, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2011
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.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2011
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2010
Great school whose staff really help kids succeed and become community oriented

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 24, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2009
My son has special needs and Bear Rd has a fabulous program! He is thriving!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2008
It's a great school. Overall staff, teachers love this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2007
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.

- submitted by a parent
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Karl W Saile Bear Road Elementary School
5590 Bear Road, Syracuse, NY  13212
(315) 218-2400
Last modified Karl W Saile Bear Road Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Karl W Saile Bear Road Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top