My children have been attending Brentwood since 2009, when it became a magnet school for Engineering. We have been very satisfied with our experience. The school is small(around 430 students) compared to most Wake County Schools, and class sizes are typically around 18 students. The STEM lab, in my opinion, is unlike anything you'll find at any other school. Brentwood prepared my oldest child well for middle school, because he is making A/B honor roll in top classes for 6th grade. I highly recommend Brentwood.
I LOVE Brentwood Magnet Elementary School of Engineering. I was a little hesitant at first, because it was a new magnet, and schools become magnets because they are failing. But, WOW, have I been impressed. The teachers are passionate; the kindergarten and first grade teachers actually designed their own engineering curriculums to mimic the ones designed by NCSU for grades 2-5. When Common Core came, they were already more than prepared for the different ways of teaching our kids. My son is challenged and loves to learn; my house is covered in his 'creations.' A new STEM charter school was actually targeting Brentwood teachers last year, trying to lure them away. The school seems to be well-run; the teachers are confident about their jobs and the students are pretty well-behaved, which says a lot. Apparently, students were tasked with designing ways to make it easier and safer to traverse the school, and they came up with the idea of putting gear spots in different places, so the class leader would know when to stop in the hall. The principal and assistant principal can also be seen around the school, keeping things in order. I'm so glad that I chose Brentwood for my son.
Brentwood Elementary School has made tremendous strides in every aspect in the past few years. The enthusiasm and caring the teachers and staff express is evident. Everyone has been pleasant and positive and my son has had a great experience attending school at Brentwood Elementary. This is a Magnet Engineering school and the Engineering Fair the school had in the Fall 2013 was exceptional. He is learning and happy and not stressed or pressured. We are very pleased with what Brentwood Elementary Magnet School has to offer. - KC
Brentwood Elementery has become a joke. They have gotten rid of their best teachers because they have a biased administration. They currently have a fifth grade teacher that is a very poor role model for students.
Great school,good teachers that are always there when our childrens need they help. Discipline,mental self-control and learning is very important in a class of schoolchildren. Safe school is also very important to me. I want my son to be and feel safe inside school and on the school bus.Thanks these is a good school and I know that it's going to be the greatest school ever.
My daughter had the teacher who was Teacher of the year 2006. She did not return in 2007 nor did the principal. My daughter's 2007 year has been a great disappointment. The quality of the staff has changed dramatically.