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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Neutral (3 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Neutral (3 responses)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Ineffective (2 responses)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Brentwood Elementary School 2

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
I agree 100% with the poster who commented on Dec. 8 '15. My experience: After a year of K at Brentwood, SON tested below grade level in reading entering First, didn't even remotely meet the TEKS. He had regressed based on his Pre-k assessments. Hoping for a bump over the summer. They expect the parent to teach the child everything and for the Kindergarten child to be reading at the level of a mid-year first grader. Homework every night. Staff promises help for struggling students and brags about the resources they have but they never deliver. They just talk about what they are going to do and never do it. I have suspected what the poster on May 3. '16 said is true but I have no proof to back it up, just a feeling I get when I talk to teachers and other parents. If you want proof that this school is in decline look at the Children At Risk website over several years and decide for yourself. My advice is if you want your child to succeed then stay out of Brentwood. Go to Gullett for great teachers and staff. If you can't go there then find anywhere else. Brentwood does NOT rock!

Brentwood Elementary School
Grateful to: Staff member

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
The counselor seems OK. If you get them to talk you may find out some things about the school or teachers that you would not otherwise be able to know.


Brentwood Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
They will help the kids that are easy to teach so that they excel in the classroom and get high marks on the STARR test. Struggling children are not helped and are mistreated in the classroom.

Brentwood Elementary School
Amount of homework: Too much

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
For kindergarten kids 20 minutes of homework is assigned every night plus 20 minutes of reading. That is a formula for burnout by 3rd grade. This school is a mess because of their history of low ratings by organizations who track such things. Look it up. Children At Risk Austin Elementary Schools.

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Develops grit: Neutral

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
Most students are encouraged to do just enough to pass the STARR tests. No desire to learn or encouragement for curiosity or creativity is evident.


Brentwood Elementary School
Develops respect: Disagree

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
They allow bullying and do nothing to correct it. They are barely able to maintain control over the students.

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Develops empathy: Neutral

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
They cover up for bullies by protecting the bully and making the child that has been bullied change classes or leave the school.

Brentwood Elementary School
Develops honesty: Neutral

Posted May 03, 2016
- a community member
The school used to support the TRIBES program. I don't think the school climate is that same with the new principal.


Brentwood Elementary School 2

Posted May 03, 2016
- a community member
The new principal lost a busload of good teachers because she is inexperienced and just plain not smart enough to be a principal. Harsh. True. The teachers that stayed are mostly the young or unhappy ones. Now she is hiring more inexperienced teachers. The community feel is there because of the PTA, but not because of the principal. Sorry to be harsh, but now you have the inside scoop and isn't that what reviews are for?

Brentwood Elementary School 1

Posted December 08, 2015
- a community member
After a year of K at Brentwood, mystepson tested below grade level in reading entering First, didn't even remotely meet the TEKS. He had regressed based on his Pre-k assessments. 6 months in a new school and he was on track and was ahead by the end of 1st. Kindergarten was more like day-care, not learning based.

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Brentwood Elementary School
6700 Arroyo Seco, Austin, TX  78757
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 65 reviews. (512) 414-2039
Last modified Brentwood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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