Very good school, especially the kindergarten teachers. Mrs. Rhonda Barker is very caring and an excellent teacher.
Excellent school. They truly work with the students to develop their weaknesses and enhance their strengths.
There are exemplary teachers, but the Principal does not know her job and the administration does not communicate with parents. It is becoming an autocratic school and alllowing lots of students to register and the Principal and administration donot know how to control them and chose to punish them for anything they do. I used to recommend 100% this school to my best friends but not anymore. Again, some of the teachers are the best teachers I ever met.
The academic programs they have are great. My children are doing good since last year. I am surprise of how wonderful teachers they had last year.
Don't let 2 good reveiws fool you. The door is not always open for parents at this school. Parents are not encouraged to participate or be involved, parents are not even allowed in the classroom. The principal doesn't help. I think that with a better leadership staff this school could turn around. Kids learn well. Its small and sometimes friendly, with exception of principal. It is a little strict. Parent involvement needs to be more encouraged and welcomed.
My children are extremely happy in this school. I am very impressed with the committment of the teachers, principal, and staff. Teachers' and principal's door is always open. Violin lessons offered from grade k and up. There are sports offer to children. Parents are greated with a smile and welcome to be involved.
This is an excellent school. This school believes that every child can learn. Two years ago rated exemplary, last year, one point from exemplary. Well supervised campus. CHaracter does count at this school. Parents active in raising funds for a new bus for the school. Problems are handled professionally. See for yourself. Your kids do not need school time for recess. They have all the playtime they need after school. PE is supervised. It is not a typical public school that is why it is a charter school, kids thrive and held accountable for their actions. They use the Glaser method for discipline, very effectively.
The school has an excellent violin program and they are exposed to live world class performers. Test scores coming out of this school are excellent. The place is way too strict. I think it is odd that parents are not allowed to see their child during school. No physical time for the children bothers me.
This school is focus on acdemic achievement and flexible in grouping kids in the similar level group to study math and reading. Children are challenaged at their level. Although encouraging parents participation, there is no PTA and the school only encourage and allow parents involvement when they need it. This is a small school with some fine extracurricular activities and very good in supervising children all the time. My only complaint is poor administration which may result from limited resources. My 6-year-old was put in second grade before he turned 6. He is happy where he is, but I feel lack of supporting resources at school when the school 'ask' me to move him one more grade up.
Good academic programs, extra violin class available but nothing else for the little ones. Low level of parent envolvement.
Rated as 'exemplary' by the texas dept of education, this parent at least, believes this is a highly inflated rating. Special education services appear to be non-existent. The school gets low marks from me for parent-school communication. Newsletters are often sent out late. Parents are not welcome in class during school hours and class visits are not available. The school has a poorly maintained and uniformative website: www.Burnhamwood.Org. On the plus side, this school does have on-campus suzuki violin classes and a passable computer lab.
Wow! You get a private school for the price of a public school, free! Well, be careful what you wish for. This school might have high test scores but they come at a price. We moved our kids out of this school, because we no longer considered it a safe environment for them. Our fourth grader, at the time, cried every day, begging us to move her, she hated it. I will never put any of my kids through that again.
The programs offered are truly encouraging our children to learn. However, the level of inconsistancy with pick-up times and visitation is disconcerting. Parents are denied the right to see their children--even for lunch--during school hours. This does not seem right to me. There is also no recess for the children--no imagination time, really--the only physical activity they are allowed is at PE, which is strictly regulated. However, overall this is a good school, and I have been mostly pleased.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Howard Burnham Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Howard Burnham Elementary School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.