As a person who attended Ben Martin from K-5, I can say that, without a doubt, Ben Martin is one of the best schools ever. The term "Ben Martin Family" is very accurate. The teachers, the substitutes, the bus drivers, and even the custodians were all very kind. Attending Ben Martin was a great experience. I recommend this school to everyone, no other elementary school can compare!!!
Just finished at this school about 6 hours ago.This school is actually one of the worst school I have ever attended.There is no such thing as fun at this school.The teachers are very nice but the kinder teachers are better than the 1-5 teachers.The principal leadership is very poor,and most of the time she's not even there.The teacher quality is a little bit OK,but all i see is subs everywhere.The parent involvement is poor.I think this school should be SHUT DOWN.
My daughter just completed kindergarten there and I am very impressed with this school. Her teacher sent home daily progress notes with info on behavior, homework, and upcoming school events. My daughter is above average on reading and math, knows all of her 2nd grade sight words, and had an excellent report card. I like the fact that it is accelerated learning meaning the work is individualized to how the student tests so different students in the same room will be doing slightly different work according to their abilities. The only reason I wouldn't give it 5 stars is there were quite a few issues with the busses being late in the morning and constantly having different drivers which I think made the discipline on the bus a problem. Other than that, I am very very pleased with this school!
This is a wonderful school to have your children go to. When i went here, They treated everyone with respect and care. If you didn't understand somethin, they will help you until you do. 5 stars!
I have two children who have attended Ben Martin for 2 years. Their teachers have been very caring and wonderful! The parents who seem to not know if their kids are having problems need to communicate with the teachers from day one! You can't just ship your kid to school and expect the teacher to contact the parent of every one of their kids. They have SO much they are required to do, but I have found that just poking my head in the classroom a few times a month is all it takes to keep in touch of what's going on. The teachers love parent involvement and the kids of parents who are involved seem to thrive. It needs to be a team effort. Both my kids' teachers put a LOT of emphasis on reading, but, again, parents need to help out too. I am responsible to make sure my kids are getting a good education. If a parent feels a teacher is not a good fit for your child, you need to address that with the teacher and/or the principal - get involved on more than just a shallow level.
I was so disappointed with this school, that I put my kids in private school the next year, fearing that they would not get a good education if I left them there. My 2nd grader had a teacher that just did not care. I never knew that she was having any problems until I started to investigate a little. The teacher never told me anything that was going on with my child. My child had to tell me that she was unable to follow the curriculum and that is when I started my own investigation. I talked with the teacher and got absolutely nowhere. It seemed that she was more interested in getting on with her day than my concerns at all. WeI am not impressed at all. I would not recommend this school to anyone. I am not from NC, but because of this experience, I am terrified that all schools in Fayetteville are like this. Never again.
Not a great school. Problems on the buses all the time. My child went there this year only and we are getting out of Cumberland County in general ASAP. I have a child in 3rd grade and I have only heard from the teacher once all year. The county is very behind times and reading is a huge problem here!
As a teacher at Ben Martin, I can say with confidence that every staff member has each child's best interest at heart. We strive for excellence each day and will not accept anything less. We are an accelerated school where children's individual needs are met. Older building... yes. Love in the building... absolutely! As for the traffic- we are located half a mile from the Reilly Road gate to Fort Bragg. However, this year we have introduced bus routes to ensure that children living across the street in walking distance are safe as they travel to and from school. Additionally, there are four crossing guards with increased sherrif's department presence. We welcome you to tour our school anytime you'll fall in love and want to be a tiger!
older building, too much speeding traffic on the road in front of it, not enough focus on reading
My son has attended this school for the past 3 years and we LOVE this school. All of the staff and teachers are very easy to work with and receptive to parent ideas and suggestions. We have had a very positive experience at this school. The principle, Ms. Brown is very nice and is always interacting with the children and making sure that she does everything she can for them! I rave about my son's school to everyone!
I love this school! This is my kids 5th year going to this school! My oldest has since moved on to middle school, but I have a 4th grader that started in kindergarten here. This school is fantastic! The office staff is wonderful they are always professional and courteous! Mrs. Smith is a wonderful principal and we are going to miss her tremendously! The teachers are all wonderful and the kids love going to school! Wonderful, wonderful school!
My son was there for 3 years, he came as a German kid, not knowing any word of English. The teacher and principal support to him was outstanding. He is now a real North Carolinian. The teachers are the best and the former principal was very good,too. It was a honour for us being a part of the Ben Martin Tiger family. Thanks a lot for your support!
I have been here for 4 years and I now that a school is good by my kids.The teachers love there job over all things and enjoy teaching. I've seen the principal and vice Principal in alot of good actiones in school and it's nice to see that the most importante thing is giving each kid the quality of teaching. Thank You All for your work.
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