BRIGHT BEGINNINGS SCHOOL #1

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400 N ANDERSEN BLVD
CHANDLER, AZ 85224
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Phone: 480-821-1404
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District: Bright Beginnings School Inc.
  • Students/Teacher: 20:1
  • Students/Grade: 50
  • Number Students: 500
  • Number Teachers: 25
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 3092
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Karen Edris
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (163 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (274 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-11
    "My son love the school and teachers. Very well balanced wrt academic as well as other activities. School choices are totally dependent on kids and parents. This is a great choice for us. The optional club choices are really good; teachers and aides are really approachable.Only drawback I can point out is regarding after care program for halfdays as it will be a huge help for working parents and who will have to take off or work from home to pick the kids. It will be great if they support working parents with a solid aftercare staff/program."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-27
    "We went to BBS for over five years and left last year. There has been a large turnover in staff (administration, teachers, and aides) since then, especially the last year. There was also a lot of families that left the school, I would assume the retention rate after fourth grade is low. When we started there most teachers had masters degrees, when we left people without BA degrees were being offered teaching jobs. The principal is also the owner, she does not have an education in teaching or school administration, and this is a for-profit charter school. Much of the amenities and extras the school has is funded by the PTA and parents. The reading program after K lacks structure, the computer applications are outdated, most of the curriculum is teacher driven so your experience depends on getting a good teacher each year, socially the school is very "clicky" and staff kids do receive preferential treatment. When we started the curriculum was more advanced than the average public school classroom, I do not think that is the case anymore. I would definitely not recommend this school for any student on an IEP, 504 Plan or requiring Special Ed services."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-08
    "My child has attended this school for a few years and I've found it overall to be a cut above. I am grateful my child is in a class of 21 students and 2 full time teachers. They are learning yoga in PE, harmonizing like pros in music, studying art history and real life math skills. Creativity is encouraged in writing and presentations that boost self esteem. After school clubs include a show choir, clay class, and multiple athletics. The statement that more than 10 teachers left last year is inaccurate. While there was an increase in turnover, its not always because of the school itself. A couple teachers resigned due to their husband's job transfers. I would take any overtly negative review with a huge grain of salt."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-24
    "A financial summary was sent home to families and raises more questions. Business owners have multiple expenses to upkeep property, which is ingested by the owner not the parents.This is one ex. of a huge expectation that parents should fund everything from papers/pencils in the classroom to fixing toilets, which is an operating cost. Another big change in this school is staff members and the entire front office staff leaving for better employment opportunities. Is the environment behind closed doors so awful that many teachers, aides, and all front office staff have left? Parent involvement and support is evident in this school, so what atmosphere is this principal creating that produces such a high turn over rate 12 months? After researching the financial statement further, more questions arise where money is going, ex: prop 301 money should be given to teachers yearly. After questioning staff they have not been given this money in the past several years. Other schools in Chandler give their teachers 1500 a year (public and charter). So this financial record is incomplete. Why is the principal/owner, not taking care of the people that makeBright Beginnings excellent."
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-28
    "Yes, we are thrilled to be building an additional classroom to alleviate the long waiting lists. The new room should be completed by fall break and students will then be back to eating in the lunch room. The classroom in the cafeteria was set up this summer just like all of our classrooms. We are thrilled to be staring our new year with great families, excellent students and a supportive administration."
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