Overall brimfield school is great! I have special needs and regular children in the school. As of now the school has been very accomadating to our needs. Would reccomend this school for your child.
Brimfield Elementary School is a public middle school in Brimfield. The principal of Brimfield Elementary School is Brian Ledbetter. 328 students go to Brimfield Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 17% of the 328 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Brimfield Elementary School is 12:1. Warren SDA Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Martial arts self defense
- P.E. classes
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Unfortunately while test scores may be improving the quality of the educational experience overall is declining at BES. The methods tend to be very traditional and conservative and seem to age more rapidly each year. The curriculum can be unclear and randomly changing. BES lacks basic technology integration with the curriculum compared to many other elementary schools in MA or CT with similar test scores. The evaluation process is also confusing with different teachers offering different explanations to different parents for what it means to be at or approaching or exceeding standards. The Principal seems to have little interaction with families or students. If your child has special needs or concerns be prepared for an uphill battle - although the OT IS wonderful when she's available. Don't plan to participate in the parent-teacher organization if you work normal business hours as planned alternating-month evening meetings are always canceled or re-scheduled to just after to school. Despite a fledging effort to raise funds for replacement most of the playground is over 30 years old and should be condemned.
Brimfield Elementary is an excellent school. It has a wonderful Music program and excellent teachers
Brimfield Elementary is a wonderful school where Arts and Music are alive and well. An excellent music department and also Mathematics and Reading. An Excellent Teaching staff who care. My child loves going to school to learn. This school endeavors to instill a love of learning.
If I was a parent with a child with special needs I would not bring my child to brimflied school! I think your child would be better off being home schooled. Most the teacher at brimfield is so nice and very good there are a few that shouldn't be teachers but you'll have that any where.The teachers aren't the problem it is the people who run the school. The school is not adapted to prove the best teaching enviroment for our children ' normal ' or 'special needs'.
My oldest child graduates from Brimfield Elementry School 6th grade this year. I am currently the Chair of the BES committee and in a unique position to foster and promote not only the essential academic programs but the arts music and special programs that make our school great. We are fortunate to have a close working relationship with the town finance committee whose chair is very pro-education. We are able to manage our funds and meet the needs of our staff and students eventhough there are always more needs than funds. Our parent involvment is good although it sometimes seems it's the same people responding to the need many times. Our children score well on the Mass competency testing and appear well prepared for their movement into the Jr. High School. Our teaching staff is committed and ready to take on any new challenge to educate and prepare our children .
Academically you couldn't get a better school. Challenging but with plenty of help for students of all abilities. Supplemental classes such as art gym music foreign language are each held once a week to allow more time for core subjects but the kids don't seem to mind. The teachers and staff are top notch. The principal is truly involved with these kids and knows each of them (all 300+) by name. Parent involvement seems to be limited to stay-at-home moms but I think a great deal of that is due to the fact that PTO and most event meetings are held at in the afternoon. I think this alienates working parents but they say it works well for their needs. All in all it's a great school for your kids.