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Oklahoma City, OK
Students enrolled: 550

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14901 South Hudson Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73170

(405) 735-4110
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Map of Briarwood Elementary School address.

May 26, 2015
Before the tornado I would have easily given this school 5 stars, as a matter of fact Briarwood was a determining factor for us choosing to rebuild in this area. However, since they have moved back into the new building I have been less than impressed with their interactions. I have a 5th grader and 2nd grader (currently) and I wasn't impressed with either sets of teachers, there was almost no involvement with us, even when requested and it would usually take 2-3 attempts before we received any responses. The 5th grader got poor grades this year, and while I know the blame is mostly on him, there were multiple occasions where we had the graded paper in his binder and a 0 was scored for missing on the parent portal. Then when he took it back he got docked points because it was late, even though it had been graded. There were also incidents of bullying, and while this is unavoidable, when a child comes to the teacher then please at least do SOMETHING, even when we contacted the school we were blown off until we forced the issue. By then we had already contacted the other parents involved and resolved it but the school did not do anything about it. I am sorely disappointed that it seems the best talent left after the tornado, they are missed.

- submitted by a community member

October 29, 2014
Briarwood just re-opened back at its permanent location after a school year in a temporary one. The school has done an amazing job with the kids and keeping things as smooth as possible for them during the trying times. The new school facility is amazing and now includes a very impressive storm shelter setup. I look forward to the upcoming years my kids will go there. Some of our favorite teachers left after the tornado and we are hoping they come back but the 5th and 2nd grade teachers seem ok so far this year.

- submitted by a parent
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May 21, 2013
A MESSAGE FROM GREATSCHOOLS: We are deeply saddened to hear about the massive tornado that tore through the community of Moore, OK on Monday 5/20/13 devastating homes, businesses and schools. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Briarwood Elementary School community. Out of respect for the families, teachers, and school at large, we are temporarily suspending the publication of new comments submitted by the public about this school. You may still submit 'reviews' but please be advised that they will be held and subject to review by our editors for consideration at a later date. All reviews must adhere to our guidelines. Again, all of us here at GreatSchools send our sincere condolences and sympathy to those affected by the severe weather in Moore, OK and surrounding areas. We salute the many people working to provide emergency assistance.

- submitted by a community member

October 31, 2012
I am a parent of a third grader transferring here from Okmulgee school district, We are new to the area . My child will be attending Brairwood this year. At first I was very skeptical of a new shool. After reading the reviews I admit I have gained more trust just reading the reviews. Thank you parents.

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2010
Our girls are in the 5th and 3rd grade. We love Briarwood. They have been there since day one and we wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 28, 2009
Very organized and devoted to teaching the students the value of dedication and concentration of disciplend study.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 06, 2009
I love Briarwood! i wouldn't want my children going anywhere else!!

- submitted by a parent

November 28, 2007
I have to say, we love Briarwood! My child was in Kindergarten last year in Mrs. Whiteheads Class and did wonderful, we had a few bumps along the way but the end results were Fantastic! Now my child is in 1st grade with Mrs. Lowe and Boy oh Boy do we love her! She is such a wonderful Teacher, very patient and kind. Dr Autry the Principal is also a very nice Lady, she is out and about every morning says Hi to everyone, and I think she just about Knows every childs name and greets them as she sees them every morning. I will have to admit, this is Mr. Tuppers 1st year at this school, he is the Vice Principal. 2 out of 3 times meeting him I had nothing really good to say about him, the 3rd time we talked was a tiny bit better!

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2007
I really like Briarwood. The principle is the best. She's very involved and very friendly

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January 27, 2007
My child has gotten off to a great start at Briarwood. The teacher's that she has had for Kindergarten and 1st Grade are A+. I am impressed with the fact that Briarwood has the option to put my child in a looping program(Ex: Same teacher 1st and 2nd Grade). Which shows me how dedicated Briarwood's teachers are to their students learning environment. Dr. Autry and her Assistant Principal Ms. Hill show great leadership and are well liked according to my daughter-Who walks up to them daily to say Hi!

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2006
Briarwood has been a wonderful experience. I have two children attending the school who are heavily involved in many of the opportunities affording kids in an A+ school environment. The 4th grade group of teachers and Mrs. Whitehead have been very responsive to questions I have had through meetings or email communication. My husband and I have considered moving to a larger home but our biggest drawback is wanting to remain close in proximity to the positive school environment. Problems will occur anywhere. Briarwood offers a principal available to hear your concerns and a teaching staff to help with problems.

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2006
I can't believe the parent that said they had to put their child in private school. They must be a very picky parent or have a very bad child. So far all is well at Briarwood...the teachers are wonderful and my two daughters are both doing great! All the neighborhood parents & kids I know really love the school and it has scored very high over all in academics....the reading program is much excelled for a public school. I could not ask for more. Mrs. Vaughn (1st grade) and Mrs. Watson Kindergarten are both the best!

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2006
This school is the best - we have attended Red Oak and Briarwood both of which we really enjoyed. I have to say I never seen the principal at Red Oak but Dr Autrey is always around, smiling and saying hello to everyone at Briarwood, a lot of the time she is even in the crosswalk. The teachers are great. Briarwood is great! Moore schools are the best in general!

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2005
My daughter began attending this past January 2005 and was able to go from A's and B's to all A's and was on the Principals' Honor Roll for the second semester. It took my daughter a little while to get used to their procedures and rules and had some misunderstandings being a new student but worked out just fine with a little time! The faculty does an excellent job teaching and I find this school to be an excellent one with good leadership. The school is very parent-supported and strive to assist the education of our students in any way they can. As a teacher in Moore Schools I find alot of times parents give negative reports due to misunderstanding and lack of communication and working with their school. Alot of problems can be solved if both parents and teachers will work together!

- submitted by a parent

November 04, 2004
We had to move our kids to a private school because the principal does not enforce the rules of the school district. to be specific, bullying, harassment by other kids. she is just worried about test scores that make her look good. there have been alot of kids leave that school. moore schools are becoming overcrowded due to new homes and are therefore overcrowded, and overrated. wakeup moore school board and fix it before you mess up all the kids.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
Briarwood definitely puts our children first. The Principal and teachers make every effort to make sure that the children have the highest quality of education. I really love the emphasis they have put on reading. The Accelerated Reader program has allowed the children to enjoy reading, while earning extra points. It gives the children a better sense of accomplishment. Our principal, Dr Autry, knows every child by name. She makes each child and parent feel a part of the school. Being part of The Briarwood Family is an awesome experience.

- submitted by a parent
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Briarwood Elementary School
14901 South Hudson Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK  73170
(405) 735-4110
Last modified Briarwood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Briarwood Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top