Students enrolled 738
School leader DAYNA HERNANDEZ

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9102 Herts Road
Spring, TX 77379

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3 stars
Based on 33 ratings

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September 28, 2014
Both my children are enjoying school and thriving academically in 2014. We love Brill. When we have had some problems, they were quickly addressed.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
Brill has been a wonderful school for my child who entered Kindergarten this year. It's a friendly, positive enviornment and my child is being challenged by the teachers. It's great!

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2013
My child loves the clubs and activities that the school has to offer. This principal has made a lot of positive changes. On the down side, there is a core group of parents that seem to run the school and I don't think the caliber of work is as high as it should be. My child brings home far too many worksheets completed in class. I wish there were more hands-on, product-based activities that would increase the rigor of what is being taught. Right now my child does well in class. Yet I worry whether they will be ready for middle school.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
My kids love the school and the positive environment. Things have really changed around the school, like having clubs and the believe and achieve program. When I visit the school, everyone is very friendly. I am happy the academic ratings of the school continue to improve. Overall, my kids truly enjoy themselves and are doing well at school!

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2013
Had a horrible experience with the administration. My son started Pre-K, when they took English exam the teacher said he barely made it for ESL so he got into Pre-K. After 2 months in school since the administration got the funding per child from ISD. They decided that he doesn't need to be in the class since he is FLUENT in english now. My 4 year old is asking me now why he can't go to his elementary school. I have no answer for him which could explain him that "The school wanted the grants and funding not the child".

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2013
My son had a wonderful year in Kindergarten at Brill last year. His teacher was really terrific... ton of teaching experience and a caring heart for the kids. My son loved her so much, he was concerned first grade would not be able to compare! So far, first grade has been a great experience as well. Brill has only enhanced his love of learning new things, whether it is now a desire to read or create a new science experiment on his own. The school encourages parent involvement and volunteering, and I have always been welcomed at the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2013
This school has deteriorated year after year and the new principal is more interested in her looks, her advancement and her agenda. If you're looking for a good education, a well rounded child who is ready for middle school...look somewhere else. Many of the parents in the neighborhood...even school board members send their kids to private schools instead of Brill. The new principal is HORRIBLE! My kids now HATE school because of her. Both were GT "A" students and now they'd rather not go to school. Avoid this school and this principal at all costs. Most of the teachers are sub par although many could be great if allowed to teach instead of practice test for the STAR. If you're looking for an English as a second language school this is the one for you. If you're looking for bused in kids that require the teachers to teach down then this is for you. if you're looking for a fun yet productive creative learning environment where the staff is lead by a principal focused on the students and teachers needs and not her own advancement then look somewhere else. We've been in the neighborhood for 15 years...but we're leaving now. Good Bye KISD.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
I think the new principal is wonderful! This past year was her first full year there and she implemented some wonderful changes. The principal that retired midway through last year had stayed too long. The new principal has fresh ideas and is much more in tune with the current times we live in which has created a completely different atmosphere. All but one of the negative reviews on here are from when the previous principal was in position. If you ask the teachers and parents both everyone has been very happy with the change. My son looks forward to going to school every single day. I have also been treated very kindly when I go up to volunteer. I'm a working mom so I'm not involved in the PTO but always help when I can.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2013
My son had a great experience switching from private school to Brill. We are very happy with his social and academic performance.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2013
My son thrived at the school both socially and academically in his first year. His Kindergarten teacher was amazing... experienced, caring, and inspiring. Brill is a GREAT school, setting a great foundation of learning and achieving.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
I rwould rate this school as exemplary. My kid goes to pre-k & she is very happy to go to school. Her class teacher (Ms Munsch( is really very nice & dedicated teacher.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2012
The new principal is horrible, out of touch and more worried about cya than doing what is right for children. My daughter attended kindegarten at this school last year and did not have a good fit with her teacher. We requested on several occasions for her to change teachers and were shut down immediately by the principal. Sadly, our daughter now hates school and begs not to go back. Very few of the families from the neighborhood surrounding the school send their children there anymore. We were warned and I regret that we didn't listen. Our daughter will attend a private school going forward. Also, her kindegarten class consisted of bookshelves for walls (open at the top) right by the library, so no noise allowed, no learning centers, and very cluttered, disorganized classroom. Sounds like a fun learning enviroment. No wonder our daughter did not want to go there.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2011
The Principle is the problem at Brill. She needs to retire! I had two three children that went through Brill, two are in the upper grades and my third, I took out and had to put in private school. Which we discovered Brill was very behind academically. I also rate this school a 0!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2011
My kids began their second year at Brill this week and we feel that the school is exemplary!! Both of my kids moved from a small private school to Brill last year and their transition was flawless. Considering the size of the school I was impressed that Brill feels like a small community. Both of my children were met in their classrooms with teachers who truly love to teach and both were given extra attention when it was needed. It saddens me that some people have had negative experiences at Brill because we find it to be a stunning elementary school and we feel blessed that our children are receiving such a fabulous, student-centered education in a public school. I am also happy that my children attend a school with so much student diversity. My children are meeting and beginning lasting friendships with students that have a different religious background or cultural background than they do, and I love that this has reinforced what we are teaching at home everyone is different but we should celebrate and enjoy those differences!

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2011
Horible never go there. Really bad, no good education, some of the staff are mean and kids. I give this school a zero.

- submitted by a community member
February 26, 2011
This is a horrible school with administration that covers up teachers' unprofessional behavior. Five children out of my son's kindergarden class tested into GT program based on the GT Aptutude test and all of them were placed around 25% percentile on achievement according to their kindergarden teacher evaluation. My attempts to reason with the administration that this evaluation could not possibly reflect abilities and performace by five "all As" students who tested between 90-99th percentiles on gifted scale were met with aggressive resistance and comments that the teacher is entitled to her opinion and answered questions on the evaluation form truthfully.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2010
We moved here almost four years ago, and our youngest son is the second one to go through the school. there are SOME VERY good teachers here, the school is by and large not great compared to the subdivision it is in. Among various problems are an obvious bias against minorities, especially hispanic, as well as a clique-ish mentality that permeates the school from the principal down to the PTO leadership, which, until 2010, was both questionable in their ethics and placement of certain funds. Teachers who have private businesses are permitted to put their business cards in the "take home" folders, and funds given to the school by the PTO for a track and yard equipment was, upon deposit of the check, NOT used as planned. You are either an Insider, an Outsider, or part of the nameless rabble that comes here. I am so glad he is our LAST child to go through this school. Ironically, the JR/ Sr High are superb. The Neighborhood is nice and quiet and relatiely peaceful and friendly.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2010
My son attended 4th grade here. He is still unable to tell time or count money accurately. His math skills are below average. The worst part I suppose is how they padded his numbers to allow for promotion. 68 average, and they gave him 85 for cumiliative. I'm assuming for state funding? However, this inhibits him in 2 ways. One.. he will continue to struggle, and two..what kind of example does that set..its ok to fail, You still pass??

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
My child has been here for 5 years and she loves it.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2009
Our children did not receive and acceptable level of learning at Brill. There are some good teachers on staff, but far too many who are less qualified. Additionally, we were very unhappy with the amount of focus on the TAKS. It all seemed like time wasted, which could've been spent more effectively.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2009
Brill is an outstanding school that my son loves very much! The teachers there are involved with the students and very helpful with any questions I may have about my son.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 01, 2008
We have a total of 6 children with two in college, two in high school, one in middle school and one at Brill. We came here last year and both our children at Brill were in their top of their class where we came from... they managed to stay the same except for the youngest... he was so far ahead .... he lost his motivation for learning.... said everything was baby stuff... I spoke to the teachers and administration.... they said your lucky it's not the other way around... I needed help and our son came out of Second grade not gaining any academics... They just want to teach according to their curriculum and forget about each child's individuality. He was not being challenged nor motivated.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2007
Brill is in my neighborhood. I could walk my children to that school, however; Brill is the worst school that I have ever sent a child too. This free public education was so bad that I pay to keep my children away from that school. They teach to the test and that's it. The principal is horrible, the good teachers leave to other schools in the district. The parents in our neighborhood just want the status of saying that their child is in a gifted program, they don't really have a gifted program that challenges anything. The 'gifted' kids get more of the same. If you want your child in a gifted and talented program just nag the principal and she'll make it work some how.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
August 03, 2007
This school is far behind in gifted education. The environment is to rigid and sterile for an elementary school. My daughter lost her zest for school while she was here and the exclusion of new parents by the clickish PTO is the worse I have ever experienced. My overall opinion of the school is very poor. We moved to place our daughter into a better school

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2006
Too rigid of an environment. Kdg.-3rd grade are wasted years. Other public elementary schools in the area are far superior. The administration and PTO are not progressive. We put our son and daughter in private school. We had no choice if we wanted a quality education. Think twice before sending your children here.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2006
My feeling is that while there are several high quality teachers at the school, they are few and far between. Adding to the issue, is the lack of caring and dedication from the administration at Brill. Our child has now been withdrawn and is in private school.

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January 15, 2006
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January 10, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2005
The quality of this school,its teachers, and staff, and facility is excellent. It is an outstanding and safe school with strong traditions in a lovely community.I can not recommend it highly enough.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2005
My children started attending this school in Mar of this year, It is a great school, The teachers really care about the students! I would recommend this school to anyone!

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January 04, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2004
We have been at this school for going on two yrs and we hate it. Our child was passing and now is failing since we enrolled her last year. The school says below level, when Humble district said she was above level. This school is based on what the families income is instead of the need of the child. I would not recommend this school or district to anyone. That is why I am looking for a new school and even a private school.

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Brill Elementary School
9102 Herts Road, Spring, TX  77379
(832) 484-6150
Last modified Brill Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Brill Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top