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3-8
Public charter
Dallas, TX
Students enrolled: 823
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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5701 Red Bird Center Drive
Dallas, TX 75237

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(972) 709-4700
(972) 709-6605
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May 01, 2014
My cousins child is an A honor roll student and performs well at A.W Brown, we are so proud of her.

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2013
EVERY school has it's flaws. However, I hear a lot of positive things about this school throughout the community. My son is in pre-K3 (1/2 a day) and daughter is in pre-K4. My daughter's pre-K4 teacher appears to be very experienced and has been teaching over 25 yrs but my son's teacher is the opposite and seems inexperienced but willing to be patient with the kids ages and short attention-spans. Their hiring criteria seems questionable. I have seen a few little kids with dirty noses but they seem to clean them once they see them. I have experienced unorganized business practices...way too many forms to complete, staff coming in late, and a required medication form left out during enrollment. I won't and can't discredit the school yet. It's only been 2 weeks. I will comment again after the end of the year.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2013
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- submitted by a community member
December 15, 2012
My daughter attends Pre-K, this is her second year. I've found this school to be amazing! I love it, the staff is kind and courteous and the education is thus far unmatched! I believe in education to its fullest and am a major part of my daughter's life. I attend all field trips (sometimes being the only parent) so I know first hand what teachers have to deal with; apparently most of the negative parents writing reviews are those with the "unruly" children. If you don't discipline your one or two children, what makes you believe someone else will discipline 30 children??? Education starts at home, school only ASSISTS in YOU educating YOUR children! I love AW Brown and am glad my daughter is apart of it. The school provides a survey every 6 weeks with report cards and I take the time to fill it out and comment if I need to. I've noticed some of my suggestions have been implemented. They do listen if you voice your concerns. I have much experience working with children; and the AW Brown way is one of a kind.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2010
A W Brown is an exemplary school, but this lottery process I feel is not fair to your students, who has attended the school for the past 2 yrs. We receive a letter in the mail advising his or her parent (s) a week or three days before school is out that they will not be able to return for the next fall session I don't think you are looking at the child's best interest in addition the to short notice. I know we are all suffering from the economy with budget cuts in every walk of life, but wouldn't it have been much easier to hire more teachers to accommodate the kindergarteners for the school year rather than sending children away. In response from the school we was told that the lottery itself is performed by random computer program. Overall the staff needs improvement BAD!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
These parents are right on track. Poor teacher quality, young black boys are made to feel inferior, too many church members and relatives, and very little social studies and science, the dreams this school started out with have been lost. It's a shame.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2010
I thought that A.W.Brown was the best school that my son could ever attend. He has been in this school since Kindergarden. What I have come to find is that some of the teachers are very timid, not patient and quick to send the kids to the principal's office. By this being an elementary school, I feel as though you should want to each at this level, which means that you have to accept getting ready to be very patient with the students. I don't think that the anticipation is there when it comes to our young boys. They energy level, as well as their intelligence is underrated at this school and the teachers, as well as the staff, are quick to write them off as being unteachable. Apparently being innovative is not a qualification for being a teacher for young black boys.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2010
I think it is sad that my child is going to jr high next year and hasnt been taught social studies or how to write in cursive....all they care about is the Taks test...

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2010
teacher quality has really decreased....too many church and family members teaching with no certifications. Too many put downs and/or insults to children..

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2010
This is my child's first year and I think this is a great school with a lot of positivity. I have had some challenges with parent/teacher communication but the teachers and staff I have dealt with so far are genuinely caring. I am a strong believer in parent/teacher communication.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2009
I can't believe a Pre-K teacher actually told her students to shut up. If that was truely the caseandyou witnessed it why didn't you approach the teacher or any adminstrator to address that matter. I find that the staff is very approachable and they will take action if deemed unacceptable. One thing that should be remembered is teachers are human, too. If some parents would actually parent their students and teach them to respect (obey) authority situations such as what you seem to have witnessed would not arise. We as parents should be supportive and not critical to our children's education.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2009
I was very disappointed with the PreK school. In my opinion, it is very overrated. The staff and some teachers are very, very rude to the parents and children as well. I saw a teacher tell her students to shut up and shut their mouths. Any professional should know that you don't talk to anyone like that. They make you feel so unwelcome to the school. I would suggest that Mr. Brown hire more professional people instead of his church members with their you are beneath me attitudes. Any school can give the kids a lot of homework, which is all they seem to do. They don't have the decency to even help the small kids wipe their noses or tie their shoes.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2009
My child attened a private school out of state and this 'excellent school' doesn't remotely compare. The teachers are just doing a job. The teachers are not following thru with correspondance that I, the parent, initiate. But Ms. Edingberg is awesome. That's the only class and teacher my child likes. My child learns in her class and talks about what he learns all the time. If you talk with her, she loves children, loves to teach, and realizes that each child learns differently! She's an asset. As far as my child, I'm looking for a new school, after waiting a year to get in and now ready to go after 3 months of classes. See how they treat you, then imagine how your child is being treated. One leads by example.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 12, 2009
I believe A.W. Brown is a good school however, the school needs to learn how to conduct business properly. My child is receiving a great education but I'm having to work to hard as a parent because the business aspect of the school is horrible!

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May 27, 2009
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May 21, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating April 15, 2009
The leaders and administrative staff exemplify their mission statement with excellence towards the goal of nourturing their students w modeled examples academically, environmental, and personal commitment w an obvious Christian perspective. They incorporate many studies and projects that invite family interaction with rewards to the students participating. This is truly a healthy learning experience beyond any I have encountered.

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January 19, 2009
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August 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 02, 2008
Great school. If you don't like to have to put work into your child's education, find another school. Lots of homework to reinforce what is being learned in class. Class sizes are getting larger, but no larger than what is common in public schools. I know because I teach public school. The difference is that A.W. Brown teachers care about their students and have a wonderful dicipline policy in place so the larger class sizes are manageable. This is a top notch school for parents who want to be involved in their child's education. If you are a parent who feels the education and well-being of your child is 100% the responsibility of the teacher, don't even waste your time. My only regret is that once he goes to jr. high he will have to leave. This is a wonderful school with a vision to see our children become amazing people.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2008
I think A. W. Brown is an excellent school academically and they have an excellent staff. My daughter has been at A. W Brown since third grade and is currently in sixth grade. I would recommend this school to others. As far as extra curricular activities, I don't think the students should have to audition to sing in the choir and the girls on the basketball team should all be treated fairly.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2008
My child, a first grader accepted into A.W. Brown Fellowship Charter School has been truly a blessing. The curriculum is comparable to the surrounding Private schools in the area. The only difference is my child is receiving this top-notch education for free. What is truly awesome is that A.W. Brown gives hope to children living in high-risk Dallas communities as well as children living in middle class communities. The A.W. Brown students are empowered and inspired to succeed. The collaborative efforts of the teachers, the administration and parents are the key. I highly recommend this school to everyone!

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2008
Since being enrolled at AW Brown, my child's learning has greatly increased. She rarely comes home confused about the day's assignments. It is much more work, but better structured and realistic to accomplish in an evening. I appreciate the school's strategic goals and can visualize my child's future success.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2008
Great school. great teaching. They still allow our children to pray.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2007
AWBFCS is not perfect because it is operated by people who are inherently imperfect. The most compelling question is this: does the school serve its purpose? Read the mission statement and you'll discover the answer is an unequivocal 'yes'

- submitted by a administrator
no rating October 14, 2007
I have three children attending awbfcs, i can say the level of education is very high at awbfcs. I will recommend this school to anyone and I will give them thumbs up.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2007
A.W. brown is a good school to have your kids enrolled into. My child is learning more and more everyday.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2007
I know that this staff believes in future of the children. They don't just focus on how to take a test, but they focus on the fundamentals, abilities and needs that these children will need after completing every grade of school. Thank You AW Brown Fellowship Charter School. CM

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2007
I have a daughter that is currently attending A.W. Brown. I have to say that in the time that she has been in attendance, she has grown so much, personally emotionally, and spiritually. I encourage any parent that wants their children to begin life on a rock solid foundation education wise, this is the institution they need to be enrolled in

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2007
AW Brown is awesome. They have their stuff together. The administration is very smart, effective, efficient and organized. They care about the students. The parental support is AWESOME. The principals are so sweet.

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2007
AWB is a wonderful school. Academically it is sound;they strive to provide a safe learning environment and a quality education. However, with each year the class sizes have increased from approximately 20 in the earlier years to well over that, which makes instruction for the most seasoned teacher a challenge.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2007
Everyone has their own opinion and here is mine. My children has attended AWBFCS since its beginning and I know that it is an exceptional school with a great academic structure. I realized the my children's future was not just AWBFCS's responsibility. It was mine. Therefore, I made the decision to be an active parent and work with the teacher to do whatever I needed to do to ensure my children's academic future. Teachers can only to so much and I commend each and every teacher, staff, and administrator at AWBFCS for paving the way for my children to ultimately be Smart, Effective, Efficient, Disciplined Students not only while in school but also in the world. It takes a whole village to raise a child. this is what I have found to be true at AWBFCS.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
We are disappointed in the school this year. The quality of the academic program is still high and the children are encouraged to learn. The difference this year is the disrespect showed to the children and parents by teachers. I hope this disrespectful attitude will improve before the new school year begins.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2007
Thank God for AW Brown, a school that is totally committed to teaching/learning. My son, a 5th grader, has been there since kindergarten, and he is performing at a very high level. The teachers are firm and committed to principles rather than personalities. What I love most about the school is the commitment to excellence. My only regret is that my son will have to spend his middle school years elsewhere. I'm praying that I'll be able to find a close second when that time comes.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2007
A.W Brown has regressed in the past year. In 2005 it was a spectacular school with a spectacular staff, now it's just a school. The school has a great vision of what they want their students to be, and as a parent I agree, but the staff treat parents in such an unprofessional way. The staff are rude to you when you are picking/dropping off your children, they are rude when they approach you in the hall way. The classes are becoming over crowded. The homework they send home is inconsistent with what they are learning in class. When doing drop in visits, parents are treated as if they are unwelcome to the school.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
My daughter has attended both private and public schools and I must say she will NOT be attending another Charter school. The staff push homework, homework, and more homework on the students so what are they teaching in the classroom? My husband and I have had to have several teacher/parent conferences because of the inconsistency of their grading system at AWBrown. This is not encouraging to the student! Thank God there is one teacher (5th Grade science)that truly love to teach...the others it's just a job. Also, the drop off proceducer in the mornings and afternoon is HORRIBLE!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2007
My wife and I are very disappointed with A.W. Brown Fellowship Chartered School. The teachers are very unprofessional in their approach to teaching kids in the school. My wife and I are planning to move our kids out of the school after the 2007 year is completed. I would suggest talking to other parents before enrolling your kids. There is only accountability with the students and parents. The administration and teachers have no accountability other than the TASK and other tests.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2007
If you care about the overall well-being of your child, don't consider this school. The exemplary rating does not reveal how kids are disrespected. Certainly, the accountability ratings are high, but morale for the kids is low. My child, a straight 'A' student, tells me about inappropriate, insulting things that are said by teachers. This will be my child's last year here, but before you jump to fill the open slot, do your homework. Speak to parents. I learned too late that many feel the same way I do.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2007
The school is purpose-driven and make no bones about it. Some parents don't understand when this school enforces its discipline policies and complain to anyone who will listen. But most of us are grateful for what's happening, we see great improvement on what was already an outstanding program and look forward to having some of those you don't want to cooperate leave. The classes are crowded, but the children are well-behaved and the teachers give them all lots of attention. The exemplary rating proves that the children are learning. My daughter and many others in her class achieved commended performances on their TAKS tests. We love that these administrators don't compromise their program just because some parents don't recognize what it takes to create a private school atmosphere. They couldn't go to a private school and have it their way!

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2007
I love the school, my child has been there since pre-k and she is now in the kindergarten. I know other children in other school districts and my child is more advanced than they are. That's why my child will continue to go there as long as she can. It's not just academics, they also have wonderful extracurricular activities,such as, christmas musicals, black history programs, kindergarten proms and graduation. The parents stay committed and involved in the school programs and activities.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2006
Horrible transition for my child. Children uncontrollable and the teachers have no compassion. Trans my child to a different school with much better learning environment. Not to mention the school supply list, 6 pkg pencils, 6 roll of paper towels. 6 boxes of Kleenex 200 count and the list goes on. Very disappointed that 90% of students financially challenged. No type of program for advance learning . Last thing to mention the class rooms too small for the amount of students in each class.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2006
I have a third grader and a Kindergartner, and I love the school. My son has been here since Pre-K 3 and so has my daughter. They will be here until they can't go anymore. Being a mother and an employee I get to see both sides of the school and I tell people all of the time how great the school is. I don't just say it because I work here, my son was as at the school long before I was. It is a great learning environment and the teachers truly love the students and love what they do. We always encourage parent participation and we would like to see more involvement. My children love all of the extracurricular classes and I myself am involved with a lot of them working with the children. Overall, I love AWB. Keep up the good work guys. God Bless. Mrs. Lacy

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2006
I love the school. My daughter Tyneshia has been a student there since Kindergarden. I just hate that after next year she will have to leave. She is in the 5th grade now, and I couldn't be more happier with the way that she has learned over the years. Keep up the good work. The leadership shows in the school, as well as school functions. I recommend it to anyone looking for a great school. Go Eagles!

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
As a parent of a 5th Grader, I must say that the 5th Grade math program at AWB is outstanding! The instructor works closeley to develop the students' skills. My son Hollivan made a PERFECT SCORE on the Math portion of the TAKS Test. I couldn't have been more proud-or thankful. His teacher deserves MEGA KUDDOS! Thank you so much Mrs. Benson! -- Mark and DeAnna Cody!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2006
I love the school, all about the kids, great academics, great teachers, and they take time with the kids and the kids are picking everything up. I love it!

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2006
AWBFCS is a very positive and challenging environment for students. The staff is extremely hospitable and knowledgeable. The teachers are really concerned for the welfare of their students. It's like one big family. I feel very safe each day as I drop off my three children.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2006
Both of my children attend AWBFCS and I am very happy with the way that they are learning. The teachers and staff put all students first.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2006
I am very happy with the academic quality of this school. My daughter was worried because they do not have TAG and she came from a TAG background, but in my opinion, the regular classes are almost as challenging. I am happy also with the music dept because they are doing great things such as the Winter Concert, and this year my daughter is in cheerleading. she is in the 3rd grade, my PK3 child is learning so much and already can write her name and identify all of the alphabet. Staff is very personable and family oriented.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2006
Are the teachers and administrators addressing and correcting the broken English spoken by the students, or do they not notice or care? Just how much good is an 'A' in today's society when one cannot properly articulate your thoughts into a grammatically correct sentence? I am personally disappointed in my step child's overall development.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 11, 2005
Children were not learning anything. The first few weeks of school and classrooms are way too full

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August 04, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2005
This school is in excellent academic shape. There does need to be a few more extracurrilar activies for students such as ballet, tap, ect.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2005
My children have attended AW Brown since it's openining, my oldest son is now going to the fifth grade and my youngest son will start pre-kindergarten this fall. AW Brown is a spectacular school in my opinion and I wish that they would consider Pre-K thru grade 12 so that my boys could stay in this wonderful environment. Nicki Craver

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2005
Bent Tree is a wonderful place for you child to get started academically. I loved it.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2005
My child went to private school and then went here for the affordabilty and ratings that you see on here and small classroom ratio. The teacher asked me where my child had went to school at and said my child was terribly bored from this and needed to be in a higher grade and I should have gotten her tested at the beginning of the school year. How would I know to do this? Needless to say she is back in private school.

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July 14, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2005
The curriculum is geared towards preparing the students for standardized testing which I think is great. More schools should do the same. The students are seemingly advanced beyond their current grade level.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2005
A.W brown is an excellent school. It is a real family school, meaning every teacher knows your child and cares about your child's education. The ceo leads his school as he follows christ and the staff follow right behind. My son has attended since he was three and I plan to have him there until there are no more grades for him to enroll.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2005
ALthough the spaceis limited at the school, the kids at AW Brown are learning. You can see that from the scores. The teachers love the students and I am pleased, very pleased with my son's education. I am also a teacher and I always try the work my son's get on my students. The teachers and students are always surprised at what my son learns at his grade level. The music program has been wonderful this year. Parents do need to get more involved, including myself.

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April 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2005
As my daughter is only in Kindergarten, I can't speak much to the other grade levels, but I would characterize our educational experience thus far as positive for the most part. Parental involvement is a concern. In my daughter's class there are 23 students. My wife and I only saw five people in the first parent teacher conference this year. Hopefully participation will pick up in the spring. When it comes to creating a place conducive to teaching and learning, I feel AW Brown really shines. The fact that they have always posted Exemplary and recognized ratings is impressive. I work for the DISD and when comparing performance in AW Brown to the DISD schools in the area, AW Brown outperforms it's surrounding competition. Although they are pressed for space, the teachers take pride in their classrooms. The fact that there are so many portables is discouraging, but they make the most of it.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2005
This was my daughters first year at A. W. Brown and I very satisfied with the quality of the education she recieves the staff is phenomenal.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2004
It is a fact that A.W. Brown was the best school that my children ever attended.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2004
My 3 children have attended AW Brown since its beginning it has been a pleasure to both work with the Administration and the Teachers. The teachers and staff all care about each and every child. AW Brown exemplifys the 'No Child Left Behind' solgan. Each and every year it gets better and better. AW Brown Fellowship Charter is preparing our children for bigger and better things. Thanks for giving my children and A+ start!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2004
My four year old twins started A. W. Brown in September 2004. Coming straight from daycare enviroment, my daughter adopted well but my son did not. The first week, he colored on the desk, cut up his new shirt with safety scissors and was very nervous. After a long talk with his teacher Ms. Hicks (a very good teacher) we worked together to get my child comfortable with his new surroundings. By the end of the school year, my son knew how to write his name, most of his alphabet and numbers and was very happy. Whenever I walked him into class, the kids would say hello. That gave me such joy to know he was okay. It's teachers like Ms. Hicks, Ms. Davis, Ms. Pinkney and Ms. Simmons that makes my children happy to come to school every day. Thanks for all you do. Sincerely from a mother's heart, Ms. Mechell

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2004
My son was in kinder last year(kd) and I was very pleased with his teacher Mr. Holmes and the education he recieved. As for the parking and other problems we experienced during the year it didn't hinder the education of the kids. Hats off the falculty and staff.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2004
A. W. Brown has opened a new door for my son. I have seen him come out of a shell of shyness as well as a outcast feeling about school. A. W. Brown has offered my son a feel of security and well being. His quality of self confidence has improved a great deal. The teacher quality is good.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2004
I went to visit the class for 3-4 year olds and I was impressed. I am not talking about achievement levels, but the sheer friendliness and good character I found in such youg children. They were kind to me, attentive, and polite. I read a story and one 4 year old abruptly interrupted and said 'I can get you a chair to sit in' They all seem very eager to learn and speak with new faces. They were so thankful that I came to visit and read a story to them. They were wonderful kids who seem to need more adult conversation/attention via adult volunteers I think all parents should take at least half a day and visit/volunteer in their child's class. My only concern is that the menu contains too much sugar/starches. More protein and fruit is needed. As well as water breaks. More spacious facilities are needed.

- submitted by a teacher
February 28, 2004
I love A.W. Brown. My kids are getting a wonderful education there. Even though the beginning of the year may have been discouraging to some, the students are getting the best. I think more parents need to volunteer and find out what their children are doing in class. Most parents are not seen until they are mad about something. If you are interested in Brown, go in and get information. I like the staff, the T.A.'s and teachers really care about the students and really work hard for them.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2003
I have a 4th grader and a 1st grader at this school, and they absolutely love it. I am extremely pleased with AW Brown. The school has experienced some growing pains, but they are making vast improvements in parking, security, and growth as a whole. I had visited other expensive private schools, and found that many of them were academically behind AW Brown. The school also has the most extracurricular activities of any elementary school that I know of, but the thing that impressed me most of all is the general love of learning and Christian values that I see reinforced through this school.

- submitted by a parent
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(972) 709-4700
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