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PK-5
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Plano, TX
Students enrolled: 702

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4300 Waskom Drive
Plano, TX 75024

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(469) 633-2800
(469) 633-2850
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October 15, 2014
Borchardt was a great school until this year. The principle from last year retired. We sure do miss her! She was great. She made a point to be kind and friendly to everyone. She appreciated the volunteers. She valued their time and hard work and made sure that everyone knew this. This year volunteers are feeling under appreciated . Maybe the new principle will realize the importance of volunteers when everyone stops volunteering due to her bad attitude. I will continue to volunteer for my children's classrooms but that is it. No one wants to feel like they have wasted their time and efforts when they go unnoticed and unthanked.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2014
We have been here for several years. This school has gone down hill. This year being the worst. Most of the teachers are okay. The administrative staff/principle could use some education on manners. They are rude and make parents feel unwelcome to be there. I'm very disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2014
TERRIBLE. Please parents be aware. This school should be shut down forever. The worst experience my child has ever had.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2014
There is nothing this school is doing to students more than any other nearby FISD school. Its the parents that are making students achieve high scores by enrolling kids in extra education outside. Its too early to comment on new principal but what I noticed so far in my 3 visits to school - she does not greet every parent who passes her but only smile/greet few parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2014
I don't agree with the negative comments I see about this school, my two kids had great experiences at this school with caring teachers and friendly staff. I'm glad my sons go to this great public school. They are in first and second grade right now.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2014
This was a great school until a new principle came in this year. She seems to be on a mission to show everyone who is in charge and making a lot of unnecessary changes (for the worse). Last year was a wonderful year and my child loved going to school. Everyone was like family, teachers, staff, parents and kids. This year the new office staff is rude and unwelcoming as well as the principle. My child does not look forward to going to school anymore and seems so down. I don't even like stepping foot in the school anymore. I know a lot of parents feel the same as I do over the new principle and office staff.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2014
TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE MISTAKE I MADE... After researching all schools in Plano, Frisco, Allen before we relocated to TX, I thought this school would have been the perfect choice... WRONG... I have no idea where the super high test grades come from, when the freshly, inexperienced just out of college teachers do not teach the children the proper spelling of words and reading is not emphasized at all, homework inexistent, and no follow up either. Not only academically weak, my five year old daughter was taunted and bullied by a peer under the teacher's supervision and approval of the behavior , since the perpetrator was the teacher's pet and the parents who also condoned the behavior, were always present at the school campus and when made aware of the situation, stated their daughter's behavior was perfect and didn't need any concern. When the issue was brought to the now retired principal, she was too busy planning her retirement party, to do anything about the issue. I DO NOT recommend this school to anyone, unless bullying is an action you condone. The mentioned teacher is no longer on Campus. VERY DISAPPOINTED

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2014
One of the best schools my son has been to. The teachers worked with his pitfalls to help him beyond his grade-level.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2014
Instead of focusing on learning for their students teacher only care about dressing up like it's some fashion parade. They turn the other cheek when a student complains to them if anyone is doing something wrong. They will pick on your child even if they are not doing anything wrong. Maybe if they put their focus on teaching the kids how to read/write/learn rather than looking fashionable they might actually accomplish something.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
There is no proper supervision during those 20 min that walkers are held back. Bmany discipline issuesvhappen during those 20 minutes and therenis no accountability from the staff. The principal is hard to reach almost impossible, even with this kind of issues.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2013
I agree this school is ran like a prison. The school day ends at 2:50 yet walker dismissal is approximately 3:00-3:10pm. This is not fair to the parents and children who want to walk home. Walkers are not allowed to leave until 10-20 minutes after school has dismissed and the car riders are gone. This is the only school in Frisco that detains students simply because they are walking home. We are told that it is for the child's safety. Children thought Frisco, Allen and Plano are dismissed at 2:50 and they are safe. Why is it at Borchardt the children are not safe unless they are detained for 20 minutes.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2012
We left this school after our children had been in it 1 year. Having moved from an area w/ AMAZING academics, this school made me question the high scores it receives. Your child will do great if they are a teacher's favorite. But for the rest of the students, it's unfair! This particular school focuses almost ENTIRELY on the standardized testing... not in a fashion that the children are learning, more so, memorization. There are many issues with this school, including the principal's lack of knowledge/care about what truly goes on. After a conference (or 3), we soon realized that we would not get anywhere. Several of the teachers we encountered need cameras in their room. Many of the teacher talk down to the kids. In music the kids didn't sing much, only learned about famous musicians/names of instruments. In art, my children never seemed to do actual art work, but instead learned about famous artists/types of art. This school may seem great to those whom have never experienced a truly wonderful school, but for those who have, watch out! We moved and now attend Smith Elementary (another frisco school), and it was the BEST MOVE EVER! SMITH is an AMAZING SCHOOL!

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2012
This school is great!! We have been here for 3 years and haven't had any issues at all. The staff is helpful, respectful and truly cares about the kids. My kids love their teachers and truly learn from them. This school makes the kids feel like part of a community family. The children are taught to respect each other. Like any school, they take pride in their test scores - but any school that does well on testing is going to. We seriously could not ask for a better school for our kids to attend.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2011
The school has high ratings because of TAKS. I think there is too much emphasis on the TAKS score and I don't know if my child is really really learning the foundation. We only have parent teacher conference once a year. In my opinion, this is not enought. It would be nice to see if my child has improved academically from the Fall semester to Spring semester. In PISD, the teachers meet with the parents twice a year and they seem more genuine and deeply interested in my child's educational career. I have regrets for putting my child in FISD school

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2010
AMAZING school.....this is our last year at Borchardt(our youngest is in 5th) and it saddens me greatly. Both of my children have been so happy at this wonderful school. The teachers truly care and really instill a love of learning in the students. THANK YOU to the staff and administrators at Borchardt Elementary for everything!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2010
Very good school and very happy with the level of the education,We moved not while ago and had an experience in a Charter school, I can say that the education here is excellent! about security, I think that the peolple need to use the crossiwalk,overthere was the same, the parents were force to use them! is for our kids safe!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2010
Terrific school! My kids are very excited to go and learn every day. They love their teachers, their classes, and their classmates. We've been there for a number of years and have always loved it. I'd like to comment on the 1-star rating parent: 1) The school does put emphasis on TAKS as ALL schools in this area put emphasis on it...this is driven from the state! 2) I have alot of artwork that my kids have brought home from Borchardt..just framed a bunch for their walls in fact. 3) Cross walks were made for a reason and the school is very concerned for our kids safety. We all should follow the rules they set and be a good role model for our kids. Although it may not be illegal, it is unsafe.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2010
Fantastic School -- very caring and child focused, you can feel the positive energy when you walk into the school

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
We love Borchardt! The teachers and staff are overwhelmingly friendly. My son comes home every day excited about all the new things he has learned and talks about how much he likes his teacher and friends there. It's fantastic to see him enthused about his work. He's grasped so much in such a short period of time. I have no doubt it's because of the wonderful teachers there who care so much about him and all of the students there.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2010
We've been part of this school for last 5 years. My children absolutely love their teachers and look forward to going to school everyday. This school has given my children solid foundation they need. Our Principal and the staff are very compassionate and their focus is always on well-being of our children. I have also meet so many wonderful parents here. Our family can't be any happier. It's really amazing to see my child transform from a shy kinder to a great confident leader within few years. Thanks Borchardt!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 07, 2010
This was a fantastic school and I loved it; however, things do seem to be going down hill a bit. I also no longer feel that I am supported by the school's leadership. I am not sure what is going on and what has prompted the change. I just know that it is very sad. Up until now, I have had nothing but good things to say about the school. Now, it looks as if things have changed and not for the best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 02, 2010
Although this school had a high rating before, apparently it has gone down hill. Several parents have had several safety issues in regards to their children and the teacher, especially the principal, have not been responsive and also have shown lack of respect towards to the students and parents. Serious complaint should be filed with the district superintendent.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2010
I totally agree with the words written by another parent regarding this school. I'm also very disappointed myself with this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2009
RBE (Ruth Borchardt Elementary) is simply heaven on earth for our children and us. We have never come across teachers that are more caring, competent or enthusiastic than at RBE. The school staff are equally wonderful. Our children are blissfully happy! :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 13, 2009
I have been very happy with this school. We transfered here from PISD and the difference is night and day. This district and school appear far more committed to my child's adjustment and academic develoment than to their overall ranking and TAKS scores. It is good to see teachers who genuinely seem to be happy at work. We are staying; good riddens PISD.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 18, 2008
While the school does have a good academic program, I did notice that there are fewer extra curricular activities compared with other elementary schools in the area. My son, who is in first grade has several friends in Riddle elementary and I often notice that my son has relatively less to talk about activities besides his academics with them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 16, 2008
We are so happy with this school. The staff are simply the best. This is a top noch school.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2007
Borchardt is an excellent school. I feel very lucky that both of my daughters get to go there. I hope they will be challenged more both inside and outside classrooms.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2007
For two years we where thinking of moving but didn't do it because of this school. The staff is truly caring and we appreciate the fact that our twins had an easy start by being in the same class at Kindergarten, that they could benefit from the GT-program and made a friend that is in the special needs program at Borchardt. An overall great experience for our family. Thanks to all that where involved!.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2006
This is a great school! There is a great sense of community and the teachers are wonderful.

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April 10, 2006
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June 28, 2005
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May 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2004
This school is excellent!! my child is obtaining such a positive and wonderful education!! the administration and teachers are top notch!

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2004
One of the most caring and effective learning environments I have ever seen. The teachers are whole-heartedly dedicated to meeting the needs of all of the students. The administration truly cares about children and maintaining a loving, supportive, safe environment.

- submitted by a parent
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Borchardt Elementary School
4300 Waskom Drive, Plano, TX  75024
(469) 633-2800
Last modified Borchardt Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Borchardt Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top