My children have attended Booker for the past 5 years. I currently have a fifth grader and a first grader. Today we had an activity for the first graders which involved making Gingerbread babies. I loved it. My son and I truly bonded and had a fun time. Booker is a great school for kids to attend.
Booker Elementary School has been awesome for my kids I have a third grader and a first grader and I have been very pleased with the teachers and the office staff.
Booker was every inviting when taking my children that are out of zone. My son has a few problems that other schools in the area that seemed like they didnt know how to handle. The teachers are very nice and understanding here are at Booker. I like the way that they get the parents involved with the activities with the kids. I am so glad that Booker was here to take my 2 out of zone children and hope that they will be able to remain next year.
Booker has always been a warm and inviting school with caring and dedicated staff. I attended Booker myself many moons ago so I was excited and relieved to see the school had remained a safe and positive atmosphere. I would like to see more parent involvement along with programs for children to collaborate with each other, mentor one another and become invested in the success of not just themselves but their peers and the school. I would also like to see PD for some staff members that may have lost their lust for teaching and developing children.
Gingerbread activity with my twin first graders was so much fun! Story, activity and then decorating cookies was a perfect morning. The faculty is so engaged and helpful. I love the spirit of learning here!
Gingerbread activity was great. Me and my daughter had a great time. Cookie was delicious.
The principal and teachers are very enthusiastic about being here and encouraging the kids to do their best. There are a lot of activities for kids and opportunities for parents to be involved.
My children's teachers are awesome, some of the other parents have issues with theirs though. The activities are good too, sometimes ill-timed in notice, though.
Booker Elementary school is a great school that offers lots of parental involvement activities. Today they offered a gingerbread cookie activity for Kindergarten and parents. I am very happy to have my children attending this school.
My daughter was rezoned to Booker from Phillips this past school year. It has sadly not been a positive experience...she has encountered some bullying from her classmates, and the general atmosphere at the school is disorganized as are the teachers. Her primary classroom teacher also left mid year with no notice or explanation given, which was another difficulty in an already trying school year. Phillips Elementary is just down the road but is miles beyond in quality.
This is a great school three of my children have attended Booker and I couldn't be happier with the qualitiy of the teachers and staff. I have also had experience with the special education department and they were highly motivated and helped my son get ahead and graduate from the special ed class and mainstream into the regular classes.
It had one of the best scores on SOL, and I love his Teacher Mrs. Sorrell. The support staff are wonderful Too, Mr. Doswell & Ms. Cindy. It is a Primary Autism Class yet Mrs. Sorrell is still very Academic with All Her Students. There is also a Great Bunch from the bus driver to his Asst. To the Principal & Vice. I have had a Wonderful Experience, and am Glad to be There!
Every day that you enter Booker Elementary you are greeted by everyone with a smile. The teachers are professional and love all of the children. When any students have behavior or learning problems the parents are notified and they work very hard to help parents find ways to get their children 'back on track'. I have loved every teacher that my son has had and look forward to seeing them in the halls when I go to visit. I am sorry to see Mrs. Selden go but know that Booker would only hire another wonderful principal to continue working with our teachers and children.
My daughter just passed the 5th grade from Booker. She has been there for all 6 years at Booker. When we moved out of the district, I got permission for her to keep attending at Booker because the quality of instruction here is excellent. There are classes for art, music and book clubs. The teachers also have classes after school for those who need help. The teachers are the best I have seen. I have older children who attended other schools and Booker tops them all.
I enrolled my children in this school because of the recent attention given. 6 years ago, Booker was below the state average and now is competitive with the rest of the state. An emphasis is place on academics and parent involvement. Extracurricular activities and sports are minimal but are foreseen to improve. The school is also set in an area of Hampton, VA known as Fox Hill. Which in itself is very involved in youth sports and extracurriclar activities. My wife and I did our homework before moving here and without a doubt know we made an excellent choice.
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