This school uses intimidation to get the children to do what they want. Bryant will not even consider having empathy, compassion, or caring to the parents that are struggling so why would they display it towards their students.
I have 2 children in Bryant, one going into 6th and one going into 2nd. We have been very pleased with all of the teachers we have had at Bryant. Mrs. Simko and Mrs. Smith are great principals. They know the children and the parents, not just the kids that are problems. Everyone is very welcoming and we have not had a bad experience yet!
I moved to texas this school year and Bryant has definately been a positive experience for my second grader. I liked the fact that each lesson encorporated more than one subject. For example for Cinco De Mayo, the students learned how to count in spanish, spell spanish words and discussed popular healthy foods that are normally eaten in the hispanic community. Teachers are outside when school is out, this gives parents the opportunity for a daily mini report. Also the daily activiy report that parents have to sign keeps parents abreast of what is going on. I would not trade my child's teacher for the world and she is indicative of the rest of the staff. The downside to Bryant is the traffic when picking up the students it seems caotic. There is a fee to ride the school bus and more parents should be invited on field trips.
I was very disappointed with this school. My 5 year old boy attended this school last year and we had problems from the start. We knew that our son had some special needs and we informed his teacher on the first day. Our requests for his seating in the class were completely ignored. Even after we got a specialist to diagnose our son, the school ignored state regulations regarding how he was instructed. I am sure that this school would be fine for most children, but if a family has a child with ADD, ADHD, or ODD this is not the school to attend. The staff seems to revel in pointing out the childrens defficiancies rather than try to help correct the problems.
I cannot begin to sign the praises of this school. Starting with the teachers and principal I have been very satisfied with Bryant Elem. I have two sons that attend both Kindergarten and 2nd grade. Wonderful Library, open nice lunchroom, clean new gymnasium lots of extracurricular activities. I believe there is a very big parent involvment with this school. I see it when I attend meetings or any functions at the school. Parent and teachers alike want to be involved with the childern and their education. Mrs. Simko is a wonderful pricipal. The school itself is new, cute, open, clean. Once again, I can't say enough wonderful words about Bryant!