This is a wonderful neighborhood elementary - all of the teachers we meet seemed bright and helpful. The principal was outstanding.
Barksdale Elementary has a well established reputation as a top quality public school. I have had at least one child there since it opened and we have always been happy with the academic programs, the staff, and the principal's leadership. Our children thrived at Barksdale.
My family experience with the school at Barksdale has not been a great one. The school does not offer enough for a child that needs extra help. I am a parent that goes to every meeting for my child and monitors my child's progress in school. Always seeking what's best for my child. The school doesn't offer different resources for a child unless the parent is heavily involved in the PTA . Most parents are working parents and don't have time to volunteer. Most schools keep up with a child's progress and offer different resources to help the family better educate the child. At Barksdale this empathy to help families is not established.
I have three children who are/were students at Barksdale. The teachers are absolutely the best. They are well-prepared, work hard and care very much about our children's success. My only disappointment is with the Principal, who focuses way too much on how things appear to be, rather than than how they really are. Conversations among herself and her staff (about other students and/or their parents, etc.) are readily over-heard by students and parents who are standing in common areas. Her behavior is not what I'd expect from an elementary school principal.
The Children of Barksdale are very blessed to have such wonderful teachers and such a wonderful principal. My child is thriving at Barksdale!
This the school where the principal is involve with the teachers,parents and its children.
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