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Toledo, OH
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5130 Bennett Rd
Toledo, OH 43612

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(419) 269-2247
(419) 269-2257
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February 19, 2015
I really enjoy Bennett Venture Academy for my son. They do a great job at individualizing homework for each student even if they are in the same class. They work with each students rate of learning and help the ones who need help a little more and challenge the ones who pick It up a little easier. I helps a lot to know your child is not struggling or bored in class because we all know that can cause issues in the classroom.

- submitted by a parent

August 09, 2013
My school is the best school in the 43612 area. My children get the attention they need and deserve. I am glad that I switched my children from Longfellow to Bennett. It was the best decision I ever made. My son is ADHD, and ODD, so when he enter the school his grades were low, and now with the excellent staff he is now a B- studuent. As a parent who wouldn't want that for their children. My children and I love Bennett and will attend this school until they are in High school.

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June 28, 2013
My daughter attends this school and loves her teachers. She has finally had success in Reading/Language Arts this year. Ms. Aldrich is a wonderful teacher and very supportive.

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May 13, 2013
Awesome! I could not be happier with the school. My daughter has grown so much in the 1st grade that she is now testing above grade level. The staff and administration are so involved and take a general interest in the success of their students. I am glad to be a part of BVA! Miss Sumner is my daughter's teacher and she is amazing. I always like to give kudos where they are deserved!!!

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May 06, 2013
My child was in kindergarten this year and we have had a wonderful experience. Her teacher knows exactly how to challenge her and keep her occupied. She always meets me at pick-up if my daughter had an exceptionally good day or funny story or if there was a rough situation. I know we only have one year's experience, but I feel as though the school reaches out to the parents and families consistently. They hold family dinners and events and the principal will walk the line of cars at pickup to ask how the parents are doing. I believe they are genuinely concerned about the students' welfare and we will be returning. Our second child begins kindergarten next year as well. We are grateful for the positive alternative choice to TPS!

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March 07, 2013
My daughter is starting here for 2013, I find it to be a wonderful school! I personally met the principal & had a long discussion on what I expect from the school, & what they should expect from my child. The Principal was nice, well spoken, and highly educated. Check his credentials, I did! I He showed me the classrooms, let me observe, & I even asked him to show me the curriculum. I needed to know what my child would be learning and if the teachers are qualified to teach her. Everything checked out fine I was not only satisfied but also relieved. The foundation to learning starts at home, you are the first role model & you hold so much more in your home then any teacher can expose your child to! I found the staff to be very helpful and I can t wait for my daughter to broaden her horizons at this school. I have found that with anything in the world you get what you give there is so much negativity in these statements that I can only wonder about the attitudes of these small impressionable children, its highly disappointing. The school is great, every school has some bumps in the road, not one is perfect and remember, there is always the option of disenrollment....

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October 09, 2012
the new principal at this school is a real a$$ , he talks down to women thinking he's always right, but I got his number. when it comes to the6-8 gr. PLEASE TAKE THEM OUT OF THIS SCHOOL!!!!! I had my child signed up in another school, she wanted to stay at Bennett why...so she can be with her friends, not good at all.

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September 06, 2012
their scores are low and the teachers seem to have a stick up their a$$. the only reason why my husbands two kids go there was because it was a last resort. they dont have there stuff together and everything changes in a blink of an eye. once things get straightened out with the courts with them, we are switching them to another school. NO stars

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August 28, 2011
It started out great but then it just got rather worse. I would like to see a better plan set in this school. I also see too much change in this school.

- submitted by a community member

August 07, 2011
The old saying goes, "do not judge a book by it's cover." This saying could not be more true when pertaining to BVA. The cover (building) look wonderful from the outside. However, once you actually get into the story (the "real" school), you will soon discover it reads as a horror story full of a horrific incompetent administration lead by the ruthless villian herself(the principal). This is one book I would leave on the shelve.

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April 18, 2011
It amazes me how quickly negative comments pertaining to this school are deleted. In some cases it is within twenty-four hours or less. This leads one to conclude that someone from administration is monitoring this site. The administration is lousy to say the least. The majority of teachers are inexperienced and in fact some of them are not even licensed in the subject areas they are teaching. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

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February 07, 2011
BVA is a very good school. The curiculum is above average and I can say that they really do challenge each child to achieve. The communication system that they have in place is awesome. The fact that I am never surprise during report card time because their grade are available online and I can address any issue and recieve a response in a timely manner. If you live in this community, expect your child to be challenge each day. Ultimately it is up to the parent to continue the routine that is instiled in the classroom.

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November 15, 2010
This is a good school if you want to be disrespected by the principal and office staff. The administartion at this school is lousy. The kids were not allowed to wear their Halloween Costumes to the Harvest Party which took place on a Saturday, because they say it teaches kids to accept death. Shouldn't we teach our children to accept death? After all isn't it a part of life?

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October 28, 2010
I think this school likes to keep quiet the amount of problems they have with the middle school students. There is alot of disrespect, foul language and inappropriate behavior in the 6-8 grades here. There are alot of thugish kids who bully the rest of the students and the teachers are a little too young and inexperienced to be dealing with these issues. My children will not be returning next year.

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August 04, 2010
We are excited about going into our 3rd year (3rd grade) with Bennett, wish that I would have changed schools sooner! Yes, pick up takes some time if you are not able to get to school early enough to get a parking spot however, they try very hard to keep traffic flowing and could use more parental support. Miss Simon (2nd grade) and Mrs. Okoneski (1st grade) were excellent - can not say enough great things! My daughter loves school now!

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June 10, 2009
I have been a parent of 2 children that go to this school for the past 2 years now. I can't tell you enough how fantastic the teachers are here at Bennett. They go out of their own personal way to make every child have success. The only problems I have encountered come with dealing with administration. The principal is awful. It's almost as if she could care less about the children and teachers as well. If you ever have a problem that she needs to help you with you might as well forget it. As for pick up and drop off the school does its best to help everyone with the space they have. If your looking for a school with awsome educators then this is your school. If your looking for a school where the administration is helpful and kind, go to another school!

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May 06, 2009
My daughter has been exceeding more an more everyday she goes to BVA! I She's been there for the past 2 yrs an bout to enter into the 2nd grade! I have my other daughter that's going into the kindergarden I've recomended this school to all my friends an anyone that would listen! It's amazing how well they work with the not only the students but the parents aswell!

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April 15, 2009
My daughter has absolutely soared in every aspect at BVA after enduring 3 horrible years at TPS. All of her teachers at BVA seem to really care about her as an individual student and not just as a test score. On the other hand My son is bored in class and needs to be challenged more. He had a problem with bullies at one point during this year and we had meetings with his teachers and the principal about it. While the teachers and even the school counselor were all concerned and interested in finding a solution to this, the principal acted as if we were interrupting her day with our petty problem. She really didn't care. I've felt this attitude from the office staff as well whenever I've had to deal with them about anything. They are very rude sometimes. Picking up after school can be a nightmare, but that is a small price to pay in my opinion. Overall, the school and its educators are excellent the administrative staff and especially the principal should be replaced.

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April 13, 2009
I have to disagree with the other posts that I have read about BVA. I think that BVA is a pocket of excellence in the city of Toledo. The teachers work very hard and the administration has always taken the time to listen to my concerns. I have two children that attend and both are challenged everyday. I think that for a school that has only been open for 4 years they are reaching well above any public schools in the area.

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no rating
February 20, 2009
I have saw improvement in my daughter since she came to this school and i see her grade have been excellent

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October 01, 2008
The teachers at this school are fantastic. They listen to my concerns and developed a plan to help my son. My third grade student has loved every teacher he has had. The administration needs work on parent communication. It seems like they forget that we are the parent and that they don't control us. I agree with one report on here that the parent volunteers have to much say and that the administration kneels to that organization and the memebers. Overall the school is great, but work needs to be done with the administration within the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 31, 2008
I have been nery unpleased with this school. That is why i have chosen to take my daughter out. Should of done after the first year. Everything about it is awful. The only good thing was is that i can show up anytime i wanted and sit in on the class. none of my orders were followed. Principal was a joke. The teachers half the time didn't know what they were doing. The parents that were volunteers ran the show and they were so unprofessional is terrible.

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May 22, 2008
Great school ! My daughter loves it!

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November 20, 2007
Overall this school is good. Pick ip takes 20 - 30 minutes to get in and out. I don't believe the school should go up to 8th grade when there are elementary students there. It should stop at grades 5th or 6th. I think the teachers are great though, and they deserve credit for making this a good school.

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May 11, 2007
I am so glad that our family chose to attend this school. The staff is excellent and they truly do challenge each child to excel above and beyond their ability in every area. The teachers are very creative in ways that help the student learn to their ability. All of my children have learned so much from their year at Bennett, my 6year old daughter is reading fluently, and my son is excelling in his math. There are so many good opportunities for students at this school. I would truly recommend this school to any parent who wants their child to excel. This is not a babysitting service, the teachers actually care about their students and do more than what is expected of them. I am thankful that my children were able to have such wonderful teachers,and learned so much. The teachers definitely had positive impact on my children. Krista Portteus

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May 02, 2007
Bennett Venture Academy is an awesome school available in the Toledo area. My son entered last year as a 2nd grader who was unable to read. He now is in third grade and reading 4th grade and higher leveled books. He loves school. The curriculum is very challenging and rigorous. The teachers are extensively trained by NHA and love their job. It isn't just a job to them, they are changing lives. The school needs to continue to work on its extracurricular activities, but I have heard they are in the process of hiring an athletic director and putting into place some academic after school programs/clubs. This is the place that is going to change Toledo one kid at a time.

- submitted by a parent

March 16, 2007
Bennett Venture Academy is a wonderful school with an excellent staff. The curriculum is excellent and is custom made for your child. The principal and teachers are dedicated, highly qualified energized people. The building as well is brand new, the facilities were well thought out with children as the first priority. My daughter truly has been challenged to be the best she can be and she is excelling in this wonderful school. I would and do recommend this school to anyone, it is truly wonderful!

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Bennett Venture Academy
5130 Bennett Rd, Toledo, OH  43612
(419) 269-2247
Last modified Bennett Venture Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bennett Venture Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top