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
Very poor education at this school. My son came from a strict old style charter school into borchardt and we greatly regreat making the move. My son lost focus and interest since he never felt challenged enough by the teacher. I can't understand the rating this school has that show high grades when the kids are required close to nothing of homework. We switched to a Plano ISD school that is much stronger academically and we truly regret wasting a whole year of my sons education in such poor academic environment. Just like some of the other parents say, it was indeed a terrible choice I wish I could take back.
One of the best schools my son has been to. The teachers worked with his pitfalls to help him beyond his grade-level.
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.
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.
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.
I was so excited to see my child start this school, in the beginning. However we have had several issues with the teacher. She is unwilling to help resolve any issues or offer any ideas that may help my child. She just doesn't care. No concern on her part. I could list several other complaints regarding this teacher along with several others. This school is absolutely horrible. I read one review that said it is ran like a prison. That person was 100% correct . My child has never been so unhappy and honestly I think my child is depressed because of this teacher/school. Not sure exactly what the problem is but we are working on figuring it out at this time. I never would have thought my child's first year of school would be so traumatic . I couldn't be any more unhappy.
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!
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
Fantastic School -- very caring and child focused, you can feel the positive energy when you walk into the school
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.
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!
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.
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.
I totally agree with the words written by another parent regarding this school. I'm also very disappointed myself with this school.
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! :)
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