Students enrolled 917
School leader EDEN JONES-HINDS
Transportation options Yes
District Houston Independent School District

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6145 San Felipe Street
Houston, TX 77057

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(713) 917-3600
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4 stars
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November 25, 2014
I was wondering if I was the only one having issues with the teachers and staff being rude! All the way down to the lunch lady! My son's teacher is horribly rude. I can't wait for him to leave her class. This is the second teacher we've encountered so far with an attitude. It seems as though they hire ppl that don't like to work with kids. My son has never been in trouble but their attitudes are just simply horrible. I'm really starting to consider moving him at this point with the recent encounter with the principal.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2014
I have sent my children here and I definitely regret it. They are all forced to be IB. My children never have time to spend with the family and are always locked up in their rooms doing projects. Most of the good activities require money. The teachers are HIGHLY rude and obviously don't know how to treat students fairly. The new principal also took the fun out of everything. My children used to come home everyday with smiles on their faces. They actually had fun activities, but now that the school has become IB, there's nothing good about it. When I went to enroll my children, I was treated like a dog. It seemed like I wasn't wanted and neither were my kids. I will never send my children back here again, I suggest you don't either.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2014
I do not like this school at all and cannot wait for my child to move on to middle school. I have a special needs student and getting help for him as been nothing but a battle for years. They say one thing and do another. You call in the big wigs and they jump to attention but it does not last long. They backslide as soon as no one is watching. There are a couple of members of the staff that I think truly care, but they can only do so much. If you cannot or do not volunteer or donate money you might as well forget it. You are shunned. Bullying is VERY prevalent at this school though they claim it doesn't happen. Several members of the faculty are themselves bullies. Their other big thing is the IB program. I think it should be optional not forced on all students. That's how it was when I was in school. They care about their image not about the quality of education each child gets.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2014
Brairgrove Ele is home for my kids for four year . WE have seen a lot of changes problems and solutions during the time but overall my kids have done very well from kinder to 5th .The kids excelled very well . The teachers are mostly new and are very innovative and blends well with very experienced teacher. Its a very diverse school you will find kids from all over the world and origin. It is overcrowed due to the sudden development in the area but a new relief school will be build soon . This year the kids are learning spanish . PTO is very strong . The school have great events all year long and the parents can get involved in lots of activities. After school activities include music, dance, chess, science ,spanish, Chinese and more . Its a good school and kids have a lot of fun stuff . The new Principal is doing very well . The teachers are good that includes enrichment teachers. We love Brairgrove .

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
Very Good school! ALL people in this School are cooperative and keep sending the event details. My son started in Kindergarten this year and he love to go to this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
My daughter started kinder there and has returned for first grade. Her teacher is very inexperienced and the class is overcrowded. I am disappointed to learn my daughter is reading at below grade and I had to request from her teacher her reading assesmnet and was given no directio or options on how to help her get caught up. extremly disappointed with this new faculty member in place

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
This was once a great school it is no longer that way. Out of 775 elementary schools in HISD is school is 528 and rated a C school. Look at the website Children at Risk and take a look at the rankings. The leardership has no idea what is happening in the class rooms.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2013
nice people and place, me gusto mucho la atenci n y las personas de la oficina fueron muy amable

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2013
My daughter attended Briargrove and has just graduated from Grady, now our youngest daughter has just completed her kinder year at Briargrove. I love this school, always have and always will. We have one child who hasn't started school yet and the plan is for him to attend Briargrove as well. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2013
This school is going thro a serious identity crisis. The new principal and the new pretty looking with updated wardrobe, but absolutely rude teachers think this is T H Rogers instead of friendly neighborhood school that it use to be two years ago. If you are considering this school based of recommendations and reviews prior to 2011 , please be caution they have changed for the worst . But if your kid didn't make it to T H Rogers for some reason and you do not want anything to do with them before 3pm this is the school to be at. Yes, the PTO is very active but if you are not volunteering you are not welcome beyond the office area and teachers don't want to see you , or return your correspondence .

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2013
When a child walks into a new elementary school on the first day, she or he is filled with anticipation, trepidation and lots of excitement. What can she or he expect? What will Briargrove Elementary be like? Our first mission is to welcome that child into a warm, nurturing community, to make explicit that elementary school is a wonderful adventure and each child a special participant. We have an important responsibility to identify and build upon common values, to make a family out of a group. In Elementary School, new academic and social skills develop that will unlock the world. By providing experiences that engage imagination and curiosity, we build self-reliance and confidence. When children are authentically involved in the learning process they are motivated, persistent, industrious and enthusiastic. We build habits of mind and love of learning through work in literature, writing, math, science, the arts and the study of a new language. Each child has much to contribute and much to learn. What an exhilarating journey! I look forward to joining with you on this wonderful adventure that is just around the corner.

- submitted by a community member
June 22, 2013
Briargrove is becoming great all over. With our new principal installed and having completed her first year, we are now poised to be the best elementary in the district. Take the time to make an appointment for a tour. Incredible things are in store for our children at Briargrove!

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2013
My daughter and I love this school. We have recently moved areas and hate to move from this school! Briargrove you will be missed!!

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2012
Total disappointment with this school. The classrooms are overcrowded and the quality of education leaves much to be desired. Come on HISD, you can't provide books for students? My child got faded copies of worksheets put into a folder for science, really? The school is really ran by the PTO - and they aren't doing a great job.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2012
Both of my kids have been going to this school since Kinder. WE love this school. The parents and teachers all work together to excel academically. There are great programs that the kids get to do like the 4th graders all go to San Antonio free every year, thanks to the PTO and their fundraising. The 5th graders go to Science Camp and have Colonial Day on and off campus. They are just very wonderful at blending education with day to day activities that the kids all enjoy. We are tops in testing to boot and have fun doing it!

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2010
My son just finished Kindergarten at Briargrove. His academic performance was outstanding and I attribute much of that success to his teacher, Mrs. Lamport. She is an EXCELLENT teacher!

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
Briargrove is a sweet school. Excellent academics and teachers in a relaxed atmosphere. The administration and front desk are always helpful. The principal is new this year and I've been impressed that she's always visible and hands on with the students. My child is in GT classes and if I could wish for one thing it would be a smaller class size. There were 26 in my child's class this year. One of the greatest thing about Briargrove is it's diversity. It's not just white, black and hispanic. There are many families from Asia, Africa, India and the Middle East. And everyone gets along beautifully.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2010
Briargrove is the BEST HISD school out there. Mrs. Howard has taught my daughter to love math. Now my daughter finally understands fractions and has been nominated for the GT program. The new principal is having a fantastic first year.

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My son went to Briargrove for first grade. Mrs. Hadcock was the best teacher. She deserves teacher of the year. The entire staff is wonderful and the school facility is new and beautiful. I highly recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2009
Our son started at Briargrove in December of 2008. His teacher was outstanding, the administration is excellent as well. The school building and grounds are very well kept and the parent involvement is high. We are so thrilled to be able to have our son attend Briargrove.

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October 24, 2008
I have a little girl attending Kindergarten there. She has a great teacher and there is a great atmosphere there. There is lot's of involvement from parents and PTO. You can really tell everyone cares about the children.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2008
I have 2 little girls here and so far I am very impressed. Teachers are nice, my kids have loved them, and they are learning a lot. Whole athmosphere of the school is awesome. My girls just love their friends too.

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September 06, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2008
None of my letters & emails sent to class-teachers have any visible response.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2006
Briargrove once had a wonderful reputation. But it has really changed to not be that great. Communication is very difficult.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2006
Briargrove is the perfect school for my son. Briargrove is a really big school, but my son still manage to get one 0n one attention with his teacher. Last year my son attended another elementary, I feel as if it was a big mistake and a waste of time. At Briargrove it is excellent!

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2006
My son attended Briargrove for K-2and was in the Gifted program .This is an A+++ school.The teachers and staff are by far the best. We love Briargrove and were sorry to leave.

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June 29, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2006
Lovely school. Good teachers, allows no bullying, good PTA

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May 26, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
May 08, 2006
Great school, lots of parental involvement. Great extracurricular activities. Excellent teachers. My kids enjoyed this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2006
Briargrove is wonderful. My daughter attended Briargrove (K-3) and still speaks highly of her time there. A++ school!

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December 20, 2005
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September 16, 2005
Briargrove Elementary, hasn't challenged my children enough. The academic programs have great content, but there seems to be little expectation from the students. The music program at Briargrove is wonderful, and students learn a variety of musical instruments and styles. There is an abundance of after school programs. On any given day the patio outside the cafeteria is full of parents who come to have lunch with their children, and the PTO is outstanding at raising funds to underwrite programs for the students.

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July 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2005
Briargrove Elementary is the best public school in the Houston area. The teachers work like dogs to ensure that the kids are learning and happy in their environment. There is tons of parent involvement and a 'community feel'. Ann Sledge, the principal, is an excellent leader. I would feel extremely safe and lucky to send my child to this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2005
Briargrove Elementary is almost like a private school! The teachers work so hard to make sure the kids get a quality education. Not only are they sure to get a quality education here, but there are all sorts of fun programs throughout the year - a very family oriented, student centered, neighborhood school.

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May 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2005
My child is in Kindergarten or shall I say finishing Kinder. She has enjoyed every bit of it. The teachers really care about your children. I feel confident that her education has grown. I would definitely recommend Briargrove Elementary to any parent. It is the best school I have yet to see.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
My son is in first grade and he absolutely loves school. I am sure it is due to both his teacher and the overall structure of his day - well organized with interesting material to learn and plenty of breaks.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2004
My daughter is in kindergarten this year. She loves this school and so do we, she has learnt a lot, the teachers and the principal are very nice to the students, they introduced TRIBES agreements, which I feel is a must for every kid. My kid refers to those agreements everyday after she comes from school. There is a lot of positive approach in my kid. I am proud of my kid and the school and staff.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2004
My daughter attended Briargrove elementary for two years, I really liked the school very much, teachers are very cooperative and they pay attention to each and every student i hope this schools comes under top 10 school in HISD.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2004
My son is in the First Grade Sights program at Briargrove. After 9 months, he went from reading Hop on Pop to 5th Grade Level reading. I don't think that a private school could have offered more, except a lot of expense! The teachers and administrative staff are fantastic and the school encourages and rewards each student's individual success.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
This is our 3rd year at Briargrove.It has all been very positive. I now have a daughter in 2nd grade and one in Kindergarten. A lot of care and good quality teachers. Parents are very involved in this school.

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Briargrove Elementary School
6145 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX  77057
(713) 917-3600
Last modified Briargrove 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.
Briargrove Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top