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Earl Harris Elementary School5
Posted June 22, 2014
- a parent
My daughter has been going to Bethany since Pre-K and is going into second grade now. She is reading at a fourth grade level and they teach children the importance of education as well as social and behavioral skills that will last a lifetime! I would not send my child to any other public school!
This school is the best. My children have been going to Bethany since they were in Pre-K. The counselor and Principal are outstanding and willing to help in any way possible, even with spunky kids. Parent/Teacher involvement is wonderful! I could not have asked for a better staff to educate my children. This is a very close knit school/family and we all strive for the very best for all the children that attend.
Pre-K teacher was a rookie and clearly unprepared. I personally observed her several times. She played favorites, introduced religion into the classroom, shamed and humiliated some students while letting others get away with similar behavior, and resisted the guidance (regarding positive discipline) that the school's own counselor told her to apply to improve classroom discipline. Guess who is NOT coming back next year? Yup, the counselor. The principal looks for excuses to threaten parents and to revoke transfer student enrollments.
From the principal on down the staff, they are all wonderful! The principal, Mr. Haws, really cares about the kids. He can be seen opening car doors, to hiking with them at science camp, to wearing strange outfits at the all school friday morning 'Round Up' to get the kids in the spirit. The teachers absolutely love the kids too. People wait for up to 5 days in a line to get their kids transferred into the school. That really says something!
The academic, arts and sports offerings are great. But the reason we love this school district, is because of the exceptional way the administration and staff are truly concerned with the training of our students for careers and life. This school feels more like a family community. The parent involvement is very high. We are so thankful we were able to transfer into this district 5 years ago where we feel our kids are safe, well educated with a variety of course offerings and will flourish.
This schools strives to bring top educational materials to our students. The teachers are outstanding and truly take the time to work with each child. I love Bethany Schools and am proud I have a child that goes to school there.