We love Bonner!! We came from an excellent school in CT and I was very concerned about moving to Nevada. We have been at Bonner for 5 months. I couldn't be happier. Both of my children love their teachers. My son's teacher is new and she tells me that teacher morale is very high. While I was trying to make my decision on where to send my children Mr. Catania had lengthy conversations with me about my son's needs class sizes the area of Summerlin etc. This was before we were even at the school. Mr. Catania cares deeply for the students parents and teachers. There is a lot of school spirit and the PTA is very active. The school received the National Blue Ribbon award for excellence this year!
John W Bonner Elementary School is a public elementary school in Las Vegas. The principal of John W Bonner Elementary School is Deborah Franklin. 762 students attend John W Bonner Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 6% of the John W Bonner Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 22% of the 762 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at John W Bonner Elementary School is 19:1. Ethel W. Staton Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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My husband and I love this school. We moved from out of state and was worried about the schools in Vegas (we have two boys who attend). This is our 2nd year at Bonner and the school has been great! The principal is the best and very involved and there is no way you would be treated diffrently if you did not donate money as the other poster has stated. The school is too big for the principal to keep track of who has donated or not that doesn't make any sense. So far our teachers have been outstanding and the class sizes are small. They also offer special classes everyday for the students that our other school did not like Technology Art Music and ST Math. We are really happy with our decision to attend Bonner.
This school is overrated. Although this school shows great results it's because of the educated and dedicated parents not the principal or teachers. I have had children attending this school for the past 8 years and have seen some amazing teachers and some less then mediocre; which is the same as you would see at any school. I feel that this school is great for students that are already successful but lack any qualities to be able to reach the students that really need help....as with any other school. The principal is definitely awesome if.... You donate money to the school if not you get second class treatment. In conclusion this school is the same as any school in this city it's just fortunate enough to have educated parents thus resulting in educated children. Thank yourself for being awesome not the principal.
I moved from Washington DC to Nevada last year and so concern about my daughter education but this school is amazing Mr. Catania the principle is involved with the kids progress. I absolutely love this school
I am not happy with this school. It is VERY OVERATED the communication between school and parents is Terrible! Will diffidently not be back...
I have had 2 girls at Bonner Elementary School and can say that the whole Family loves it. Mr. Catania (principal) and the entire staff care deeply about each individual child's progress and growth. Great teachers in all grades as well as they specialty teachers. I was involved in the PTA at the school and will say that it is one of the most organized I have been a part of. Any family would be lucky to be a part of the Bonner Family. Bonner Pride We Got It!!!
the best school in Clark county . I love my sons school. I wouldn't change a thing.
I can't say enough positive things about this school. I have two daughters who just finished 2nd grade. They attended Bonner for 1st grade also. It all starts with the principal Mr. Cantania. He creates an atmosphere that children love. He both encourages and motivates the students every day and is constantly involved in all of their activities. My daughters teachers were also first rate. They were caring but strict and gave us constant feedback on their progress. Both daughters loved their teachers. I am personally amazed at their learning progress during these two years. Finally the PTA at Bonner is run really well with involvement the parents and the teachers. I feel very fortunate that my children attend Bonner. Hats off to Mr. Cantania and his great staff!!! Great job!!!
A great Princpal and great teachers. He is very visible at the school and the children love him. We moved from out of state where we have the cream of the crop school. We do miss the old school but BONNER is awesome. My daughter has adjusted well and done well academically. I recommend Bonner to any parent looking for a school who allows for creativity but also expects good behavior and good academics. Bonner has no major behavior problems high test scores quality instruction and caring teachers.
The best principal hands down! We love this school! There is no doubt that the children are better off here. The school has great fundraisers and Mr. Cantania is all about using the money for more staff! Since it is such a great school all the great teachers want to go here so they have their pick of the best! We are very happy parents and my children love it too!
Both of my daughters have attended Bonner since Kindergarten and are now in the 3rd and 4th grades. We love Bonner and their staff who truly care about the children their success in both education character and as a community. We have had amazing teachers who are always willing to challenge the girls and keep learning fun for them as well! Principal Catania is a great leader and does a phenomenal job motivating the children and involving the parents and community. We looked at many schools - both private and public - before enrolling our daughters and are proud to be Bonner Bobcats! Undoubtedly a FIVE STAR school!!
My daughter is graduating from Bonner in June 2012. She attended the pay for Kindergarten full day program and has received a great education at Bonner. The teachers the Principal and Asst. Principal the PTA and the parents and kids make this a great school. Lots of activities and experiences ...my daughter has had a wonderful experience at Bonner. My son will start full day Kindergarten in August of 2012. I cannot imagine sending him anyplace else. A five star school on Las Vegas....Thank you to a great staff with great leadership
This our second year at Bonner Elementary and we love this school. It has great curriculum great stuff and most important great principal!
Bonner is an excellent school! Great Teachers faculty and an awesome Principle! I believe he won Principle of the year. What great leadership in motivating (From staff to students) school spirit and having students strive to do their very best at all times. My son was in 1st grade but he sure came home talking about how well he wants to do on his work. Love it. Bonner encourages parent involvement as well. Even though I feel the classrooms have too many students...the teachers seem to be doing an awesome job!
My family has been extremely happy with our experiences at John W. Bonner Elementary School. My daughter has had dedicated caring teachers every year. Our new principal is extraordinary. He always puts the needs of the students first. The kids love him. Parental involvement is welcomed. I have been actively involved each year that my daughter has attended Bonner. I would highly recommend this school!!!
Both of my children went to Bonner. My daughter did excellent but my son didn't. The school is great as long as your child is a go getter but if they are shy or a little slow and in need of a little push the school failed. Though he had some individual teachers that reached out and worked hard for him we felt that over all the school especially the principle at the time didn't want to be bothered. All they wanted to do was label him ADD. Somewhere during his 5 years there someone told him he was stupid and not smart this has taken nearly two years to undo. We had scheduled a meeting with the principle and she didn't even show for it. We never even got a call of appology.
both my daughters have received first rate education from Bonner. Excellent teaching staff as well.
My son goes to Bonner. So happy with him there. The teachers are ahppy and awesome. He went to Staton last year and it was terrible there.
School has amazing teachers staff and parental involvement! We love Bonner!
This will be my daughters second year at Bonner. We have had nothing but the best treatment. Loved her teacher. Very clean. I would recommend this school to anyone!