My daughter is in 4th grade in Bennett Elementary. Its a very good school. Strong PTSA. They put lot of efforts in it. Really satisfied with the grades.
We just had a wonderful year at Bennett. My daughter has learned so much and the most important part is that she is very eager to learn more. The school has done a great job creating a fun, safe and nurturing learning environment for kids. The PTA is also first rate with tons of parents/grandparents volunteering and provides lots of extra activities. For example last year for first graders we had toy makers workshop, kite making, trips to botanical garden and zoo. The science week is awesome too. Overall wonderful school!
Bennett Elementary is more than just a school it is a community. The PTSA is strong and very involved. We've been Bennett bulldogs for 6 years now, and have four more to go!
Our family just moved to Bellevue WA area and thought we enrolled my son to Bennett Elementary School because we saw greatschools.org gave a 10 for this school. We called the main office and the person who answered our call was very impatient, uninformative and was quite rude. We were very disappointed and enrolled our son to another elementary school. With this kind of attitude (management), how can we trust the rest of their staff? Good scores is not everything!!!
We joined Bennett this past August, and are very impressed. The teachers are enthusiastic, committed and dedicated, the facilities are fantastic, and the academic standard is extremely high. It is also wonderfully diverse. Bennett is a super school.
Excellent public elementary with a good staff and a very involved and capable PTSA (makes ALL the difference) I see students from many of the Bellevue schools and these kids usually come in for help sooner and get more support than most other schools. More discussion of Bellevue Schools and www.bellevueschooldistrictparent.com hope you'll stop by.
My child previously attended Medina Elementary, and Bennett is significantly better in terms of the respect offered to families and the ability to see the opportunities offered by the diversity available. The before school foreign language program is a huge factor in why we chose to move, although we have been somewhat disappointed in the actual instruction happening there. As in all BSD schools, it is a 'one size fits all' curriculum - all children do the same things regardless of ability level. The teachers are much better and have a sincere interest in the children in their care.
Highly recommended. My child has flourished in the environment afforded at Bennett. The Enrichment Program is top shelf and almost all teachers we have experienced have been excellent.
I'm very impressed with the teachers in this school. I would like a better Math program for the Bellevue District School, but because of the great involvement of the parents/teacher we can see a difference when we compare with other schools!!The parent involvement makes the difference and the principal adds up with his support to all the activities!!
Bennett Elementary is an excellent public school. The level of parent involvement at this school is very high. The academic standards are high. There is an Enrichment Center at Bennett, to challenge the gifted members of the student body. They have a before school Foreign language program, as well as afterschool activities, including Chess Club. The PTA is very involved and supportive of the school and it's Teachers. I think that all of the teachers that my children have had, have all been excellent quality teaching staff. They definately do all within their power to keep the student to staff ratio as small as possible. There is definately a sense of self and community at this school. They are a highly diverse and accepting group and I would reccomend this school.
We are very happy with Bennett. It has nice facilities, a great library and playground. The PTSA is very active.
Bennett offers a Gifted And Talented Education program, with a one day pull-out for the kids that qualify. My daughter enjoyed this program very much, with her teacher, Mrs. Buchanon (she has since left the program). The PTA is outstanding, and the new principal Mr. Thomas has things well under control. For those parents with kids that need more of a challenge in class, but not yet ready for a full-time Gifted program, I highly recommend this school.
We're very happy with Bennett. Good teachers, good principal, nice facility.
My experience with Bennett has been a positive one. I have two children attending now in the 3rd and 1st grade. I found the teachers to be dedicated and truly concerned about their students. Work well with parents and were receptive to ideas and sharing ideas to help a student succeed. The support were also caring and know all the children by name and get to know them well. My children loved this school and their teachers.
Our experiance is great at Bennett. The principals, staff, teachers, specialist all care deeply for the children and their learning. The classes are developed in a way that the teachers can target individual needs. The PTSA is very active, there are over 30 committees. They support field trips, assemblies, science week, reflections program and much more. There is quite a wonderful community feel to our school.
I feel that the principals and staff are very rigid. (Mandatory school notebooks; students aren't allowed to use the interior hallways; mandatory recess even in downpours with little covered areas.) I don't feel that the students' needs come first at this school.
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