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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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Teachers at this school are effective:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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Leadership at this school is effective:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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This school effectively deals with bullying:
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There are 48 reviews about all of the school topics.



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This school will NOT protect your child from bullying! They won't protect them because a majority of the tenured teachers ARE the bullies! The principal will always, ALWAYS put her teachers first and never let the needs of the child get in the way of the the mafia mentality that rules that clique of teachers at Ballentine. There is plenty of shady activity that I have first hand knowledge of, and believe me, It is not a place you want to put your child if you worry about them being mistreated or bullied. So many of us parents have moved our kids out of this school and more of us are trying so hard to get them out!



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Most of the staff is snooty, the principal speaks to you like you're an idiot. My 2nd grader was bullied with little to nothing done. He struggles to focus yet the teacher refuses to do much to help him. very disappointed.


Amount of homework: Disagree


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An effective approach to homework? Doing worksheets every day is effective?! Since when!



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This is such a beautiful school with great teachers. We couldn't ask for more. I highly recommend this school.



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Staff and students have positive interactions every day. This school is small enough to allow a family/village feel to it.




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My child has blossomed under the care and guidance of the staff. Her self confidence has improved and she enjoys going to school.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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Ballentine teachers are amazing. They are smart, creative and hardworking. They are limited in time due to the over-testing they are required to do. I think these teachers need the freedom to teach they way they know how to do.

Amount of homework: Agree


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The younger kids have a little too much. Kindergarten is not like it used to be. The older grades need it to prepare them for middle school.


Develops character: Strongly agree


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Integrity is more important than test scores. Our principal is strongly concerned that each child, regardless of social status, be treated with the same fairness.



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Intelligent, caring staff. AG program that is outstanding. Approachable teachers, they are more like family than teachers, really.

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Last modified Ballentine Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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