My daughter started at this school in Kindergarten, and we had to relocate after her 1st month of 1st grade. The Kindergarten year went pretty well all around, but once she started 1st grade it was horrible. She came home sad almost everyday, and would only say that she had fun during recess. In Kindergarten she would talk about lots of different things she did and/or learned. In 1st grade, she would only talk about recess. I had NO communication from her teacher until 1 month after school started, and this was a phone call during which the teacher did nothing but complain about my daughter. This was with NO PRIOR COMMUNICATION about any issues going on. The principal did nothing. I learned from another parent that this teacher was putting my child out in the hall by herself as punishment, and that she would shame my daughter in front of the class. My daughter was also sent home on the wrong bus, because the teacher didn't check like she was supposed to. Luckily, the bus driver caught it and was able to meet up with the correct bus so my daughter could get home safely. I was very disappointed, especially since Kindergarten went well.
i went to Paul C. Bunn for 4 years and it is a wonderful school i wish i never left.....but i'm positive that it is a wonderful school to send your children too....great students,excellent teachers,and an outstanding principal..and my favorite part about Paul C. Bunn was.......none other than D.I. the best after-school program i was ever in and this school offers it an excellent way to show imagination.....Love u always and 4-ever Paul C. Bunn<3
Overall this school district is lacking, the new building is nice but the same problems exist. Lack of discipline, lack of Principal supervision , poor office management, poor school-parent-student relations and the list goes on. Unfortunately we cannot afford to send our children anywhere else. The only light in this school are the teachers themselves, every teacher we've encountered over the years is well educated and has a lot of personal, life, and education experience to offer the kids they teach. Any lacking is not the fault of the teachers! It's the system that they are required to teach to.
The academic programs are average. However, special ed programs are below average. Art and music are part of the curriculum. However, there is lack of additional, outside activities. The level of parent involvment is minimal to say the least.
Paul C. Bunn was the first school in the Youngstown City Schools to rank Effective on the Ohio state report card. It has a wonderful caring principal and staff dedicated to the education of students. Overall the Youngstown City Schools are improving and with new buildings, including Paul C. Bunn, on the way-our outlook toward the future looks great!