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About This School

Bent Tree Elementary School is a public elementary school in Kendale Lakes. The principal of Bent Tree Elementary School is Dr. Miguel A Balsera and can be contacted at pr0271@dadeschools.net. 585 children attend Bent Tree Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 44% of the Bent Tree Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 78% of the 585 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bent Tree Elementary School is 13:1. Ethel Koger Beckham Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 94% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 24%
Multiracial 0.5% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 73%
Limited English proficiency 44% 21%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Me encanta la escuela tienen un buen equipo de trabajo desde los empleados maestros y padres. Les estoy sumamente agradecida por todo lo que hacen por mi hijo.

  • (1 year ago)

    Mi experiencia en Bent Elementary School todo el personal excelente empezando con el Director y todas las muchachas de la oficina todos muy cari osos y con gran interes de ayudar Ms Michelle maestra de Pre-K y Ms Kim Excelentes Dios las Bendiga les agradesco su ayuda con mi ni o que tiene problemas de comportamiento y vi una gran mejoria en el poco tiempo que estuvo alli porque llego a mitad de a o Ms Michelle que Dios la siga guiando por la dedicacion y el hermoso trabajo que hace ayudando a tantos padres y ni os en el comienzo de su futuro estudiantil la vamos ha extra ar -( fue un placer conocerla y nunca l vamos ha olvidar. Yenny (mama)

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is autistic and goes to Bent Tree elementary. Regarding the autistic program I have to say it is good but not enough. As parent of an autistic children I think they need more exposure to other children and have more activities where they can interact more. Ms. Aliaga is very sweet and caring. the aftershool staff is all very nice. I have no complains. Doris is great and the security Ramona is great.

  • (7 years ago)

    My biggest concern would have to be the safety of the children. I feel that the safety of the children should be taken seriously.

  • (7 years ago)

    My just entered his first year in the public school system in Aug. 2006. I met with the principal in March of 2006 and toured the school before knowing that our son would be safe and most of all happy in his new school. The teachers are great in fact he is already reading at a first grade level. The faculty is very friendly and cafeteria staff as well. I am very satisfied with it and take much pride in saying my son attends the school!

  • (9 years ago)

    My child has been at this school for 4 years I think the teachers are the best around the gifted classes are unbeatable along with the teachers. However i think the current principal lacks involvement in student & parent relations. I think she need to get involved!

  • (9 years ago)

    My kid loves the school. Learning English everyday! Love teachers Nice people good people.The teachers care about the kids learning and doing the best they can. Try! Practice Try again and focus you are smart I know you can do it! They help parents remember that when we give time to learning then our kids care about learning and learning becomes part of everyday life. Very good people in office very nice teachers english learning very good art is very nice my son will be an artist speak english and very happy. Im very happy to. I practice with my son. Good school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Love the staff and teachers. Everyone has been very helpful and friendly. Teachers are professional and meetings have proven to be effective and geared towards assisting child to reach full academic growth.

  • (9 years ago)

    I love all the teachers that my kids have had. They have been helpful and provided plenty of feedback. The school is clean the resources are incredible. The team for children learning English are caring and responsible. I am grateful for their guidance. I am grateful my kids have had such a positive influence and experience.

  • (9 years ago)

    We have 3 children in this school. It has been a positive experience.The teachers have been wonderful and acknowledge that every child has the potential to learn. Resources are professional and available (ask and you'll find it). I encourage parents to get involved be positive and remember these professionals are here to help our children succeed in life. Don't wait until something goes wrong to become part of your child's education. Start from day one. Be part of the education team they are professional and have experience to help our kids. My kids overcame their obstacles with the school's help. The new principal is caring and dedicated. Her door is always opened. Start from day one helping not complaining be positive and involved.

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm proud of my children and their accomplishments. These teachers (especially the new ones that I just met) find motivating fun and interesting ways of reaching out to my kids. It's been an incredible year and our transition to a new school was wonderful!

  • (9 years ago)

    I really like the school and staff. Resource Teachers and our child's grade level work as a team. Help was available and guidance was very much a plus. We were new to this country and it hasn't been easy adjusting. We as parents are not perfect but we accepted their expertise as support to help our child succeed and it makes a world of difference.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is remarkable. It has outstanding teachers. The students there are all very nice too.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is a zoo. The principal clearly is not able to control the students. I recently visited the cafeteria and was shocked at the chaos during kindergarten lunch. My children have experience racism which the principal does nothing about and the staff is under educated. Don't bother with the A rating the school is horrible. Teachers don't communicate with parents and the principal thinks her 20 years of experience excuses her from addressing safety issues. Bad choice.

  • (10 years ago)

    Excellent school where children receive an excellent education.

  • (10 years ago)

    My Son started this year in the public school system. I think Bent tree has made an easy transition for him His teacher is an excellent person and caring. Always concern and willing to work as a team with him and us the parents. The Principal is always involved likewise the counselors. I truly believe that the education my son is given at Bent Tree is outstanding.

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