The teachers seem to work as a team and the kids know this. I have never seen a school truly care about kids in and out of school! Sounds like last year the test scores rocked...at least there was a big celebration to bring kids and families back to the school to share great state results for them. Sounds effective to me. My daughter loves this school and all the teachers she has had.
The teachers work very hard to get know kids to act with integrity. You can tell they talk about it because my daughter can give examples of what it means. We love this school and will be sad to leave.
This is an absolutely horrible school. The teachers are unkind and uninspiring, in a word: burnt-out. My son went there for kindergarten and went from loving school (pre-school experience) to hating school. The principal doesn't seem to care about the children and has a good ol' boy personality. They stand kindergartners up against a wall for bad behavior, they rip up art projects, and they treat parents with utter disregard if they temerity to complain about their child's mistreatment. If you're moving here, please check your district before buying or renting a home.
This school develops fear. There is not an ounce of compassion to be found amongst the faculty. There was one second grade teacher who told my child in kindergarten that she wished she expell him. That is not something you tell a child.
They use these things called smile reminders (pretty sick terminology for writing up a child) and give them to children for the slightest infraction--this includes kindergartners. If a child has too many smile reminders they miss out on class field trips.
Absolutely awful! My daughter had to transfer here and the stories she tells me about what goes on in the school are horrible. Its mostly the other lids because it is a city school and unfortunately a lot of parents don't care. She does love her teacher but the secretary made me feel awful because I had to transfer her there. There is no PTA and no events after school. She has seen kindergartners kissing and talking about getting pregnant. She has had her arm twisted behind her back. And if they tell the twaxher s they get smile reminders for tatle telling. I can understand discouraging telling every little thing but in one instance a kids lip had been busy d and when they tried to tell the teacher reminded them they shouldn't tattle. If you can avoid this school please do. Besides the test scores are awful!
I went to this school from first grade to third grade and I really blossomed during my time at Burke Street. My third grade teacher sparked a love for reading and writing inside me, and now I am about to attend college as a Literature major. While I was there I even had my name painted on a wall in the cafeteria for reading the most books that year! The school really is like a family and the teachers actually care a great deal for their students. This school is one of a kind.