I'm impressed with so many aspects of the school ... the PTA our amazing teacher ... but it's the principal I'm super impressed with. She's always everywhere at the same time (friends joke that there are 10 copies of her floating around). She's loading kids on the buses greeting parents answering the phone ... one time I was having lunch with my son and she was serving food in the cafeteria (rubber gloves and all). Also the after school BEE program is amazing. My son took African Drumming once and Legos another time. Such a great mix of classes all affordable. We paid for private school before and I would say this school is much much better. Very impressive. Since we've only had a positive experience I can't think of a way it can improve.
Brownsville Elementary School is a public elementary school in Crozet. The principal of Brownsville Elementary School is India Haun. 695 students attend Brownsville Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 20% of the 695 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Brownsville Elementary School is 17:1. Crozet Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
- Ceramics sculpture
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Cross country
- Field hockey
- Martial arts self defense
- P.E. classes
- Rock climbing
We moved to the Brownsville district specifically for this school and Brownsville has not disappointed! The teachers are caring and provide a rigorous classroom experience for their students and the student teacher/assistant ratio is fantastic. We have also been very pleased with the administration who seem to provide excellent leadership. My four year old also receives speech therapy services at Brownsville and the speech therapist is knowledgable and wonderful with children and we've seen terrific speech progress with her help. The BEE program innovation lounge daily specials quality/cleanliness of the building and high parental involvement all contribute to the positive exceeding-expectations experience we've had at Brownsville.
This is such a wonderful school filled with creative teachers and children who are eager to learn. It provides a nurturing environment and excellence with academics. The PTO is very successful and is able to prove many additional programs and supplies for the classrooms and after school activities.
We are very pleased with our experience at Brownsville. Our child loves going to school everyday and is learning so much. We're impressed with the teachers who truly care about their students. Good parent involvement which we are pleased to be a part of. We especially love the BEE program and innovation lounge...what great resources! This school deserves better than a score of 6 by your website. We really couldn't ask for a better experience for our child. Go Bees!
Brownsville is wonderful. It's a great community. The teachers are outstanding. I've worked in the classrooms with the teachers as a volunteer and have seen the work they do. It's very impressive. I'm glad my child is a student at Brownsville and has had such dedicated and kind teachers.
I have two children in the school. Both have had very good experiences thus far. The teachers that our children have had are caring and devoted to our children's best interest. The school seems to have a small school family atmosphere despite the real size of the school. Our children are excited to go to school and they really enjoy the aftercare program. Many of the support and administrative staff know our children by name and are an added source of encouragement to them. Great school!
I LOVE Brownsville! I have two kids there and have been so impressed with the teachers--very caring and responsive really working with my kids to get the best out of them. I love the "family feel" of the school even though it is big. This is an all around great school!
Our son has been at Brownsville for one year now (2nd grade) and so far we are very pleased with our experience. His teacher was wonderful and the support staff was great too. My son has dyslexia and the school did a great job of working with us to support his extra reading needs. It is a large school but somehow doesn't feel like it. Very good communication from the administration (via notes home email etc.) Wonderful after school programs available. I haven't met any fellow parents yet who are unhappy with their experience as Brownsville. So far so good!!!
I have had two children attend Brownsville. They are 11 years apart so I have seen this school go through many changes. My eldest child loved the school. She had one issue with one teacher and we had a conference with that teacher and the issue was resolved. My son has had wonderful teachers as well. He is not as easy to teach as my daughter. He is easily distracted and goes off into his own world. Both of the teachers he has had so far have put forth tremendous effort to help him succeed. We were so fearful he would get labeled ADHD but he was not. We have had constant contact with his teachers. The new addition is excellent. It is beautiful and each class has their own patio with table and chairs.
We are new to the school. So far I am impressed. The teachers are highly qualified caring and extremely dedicated. We came from a private school and although it's early in the year Brownsville is better. It's the teachers but the principal and vice principal seem as motivated as the teachers. There's lots of energy here.
I am a new parent to Brownsville this year. I have been very pleased with the teachers the principal parental environment and most importantly my child loves going to school. When my child had some issues this year the school was immediatly responsive. What I hope for elementary school is that my child will look back and feel it was a happy and stimulating time in their lives. This seems to be true this year.
I have had two children go to this school and I like it a lot. The teachers are great.
Great if your child is already a motivated high abilty student. Some teachers seem to try to get those kids in their classrooms every year. My child seems to be left where she is in the middle getting less attention and little challenge to achieve more. This school and its administration focuses so much on test scores recognition and awards that they let the children who may not contribute to these things remain in the background. We have a similar issue with our other child. Our kids may be average students but they deserve better than this.
Have to agree with other comments-being unhappy with the school does not mean I'm a 'disgruntled' parent.Unfortunately my child isn't having the successful experience I had hoped for her.She is an average student who needs encouragement to work up to her potential.Her 'satisfactory performance' has resulted in being overlooked at times and not challenged by some teachers.They don't seem willing to make the time or they just don't have the time to devote to challenging the average students so that they may achieve more in the classroom.My child deserves the opportunity to increase her abilities and move up just as much as a gifted or academically challenged student does.
Leadership is lacking.Response to concerns or requests are considered based upon who you are and what your standing is in the school or community.The more important you are to the school or the more likely you are to speak out openly or to other school officials the more likely you are to get help or support.Gifted students and high achievers are favored and receive more attention and have more resources than other children.Too much focus on raising test scores and those are the students who can achieve this goal for the school.
Focus is almost entirely on passing state tests. Students who can't are left behind in the race to increase scores especially advanced scores which puts the focus on high ability students. Teachers are not to blame entirely (there are the few that teach only to the test-seems easier for them to do this).Time for recess and other periods to socialize or participate in enjoyable activities has been cut to leave more time for memorizing facts and figures at desks in the classrooms.
I'm unhappy about the new addition to Brownsville.It's going to be a big school and bigger is not better!Elementary aged children thrive in a small intimate environment where they aren't one out of 600 faces that teachers and principals see each day.I don't want my child to be just another test score that makes or breaks this school! of my
My child's education is important to me.The concerns I express make me an involved parent not a disgruntled one.It's difficult to accept that a school isn't perfect when your child is a successful student.You don't know what it's like to have to fight to get your child the help he needs.My sons have difficulty with math a subject that is built upon from one grade to the next and one that the school has had some low test scores in.They aren't getting the individual attention they need because they aren't considered high risk for failing the tests.Each my children slip deeper through the cracks.Even the best teachers get frustrated because my sons have large gaps in their math skills too much to be overcome in the classroom during the 45 minute math period.When the boys were young the principal said it was developmental and they would catch up.Now they're almost in middle school.
I haven't had the good experiences that some parents have had but labeling me 'disgruntled' isn't fair.My child is an average/ below average student and truly hasn't received the help she needs.The school seems well equipped to teach children who do fine academically but it's slow to find solutions when children don't grasp material easily or quickly.Administration doesn't always seem to know what is happening in the classroom and relies more on the teachers to find answers.This doesn't work when the teacher isn't competent or doesn't work well with children that learn at a slower pace.My child has been passed on to the next grade level unprepared and then each year we hear from her new teacher there are 'concerns' about her lack of skills.As long as she squeaks by on the standardized tests though we're told she'll be okay.I'm afraid she'll never catch up now after 4 years here.
Brownsville is an excellant school! I have 3 children currently enrolled and I volunteer frequently in the school. The administration and the teachers are responsive to feedback . I have had concerns and they have been met with an open ear and an open mind My concerns were addressed and we moved on! Brownsville is just a great community from the students the administration to the teachers & staff and to the parents.
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