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  • Borchardt Elementary School10

    Plano, TX | Collin County

    October 15, 2014


    Borchardt was a great school until this year. The principle from last year retired. We sure do miss her! She was great. She made a point to be kind and friendly to everyone. She appreciated the volunteers. She valued their time and hard work and made sure that everyone knew this. This year volunteers are feeling under appreciated . Maybe the new principle will realize the importance of volunteers when everyone stops volunteering due to her bad attitude. I will continue to volunteer for my children's classrooms but that is it. No one wants to feel like they have wasted their time and efforts when they go unnoticed and unthanked.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 15, 2014


    We have been here for several years. This school has gone down hill. This year being the worst. Most of the teachers are okay. The administrative staff/principle could use some education on manners. They are rude and make parents feel unwelcome to be there. I'm very disappointed.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 15, 2014


    TERRIBLE. Please parents be aware. This school should be shut down forever. The worst experience my child has ever had.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 15, 2014


    There is nothing this school is doing to students more than any other nearby FISD school. Its the parents that are making students achieve high scores by enrolling kids in extra education outside. Its too early to comment on new principal but what I noticed so far in my 3 visits to school - she does not greet every parent who passes her but only smile/greet few parents.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 12, 2014


    I don't agree with the negative comments I see about this school, my two kids had great experiences at this school with caring teachers and friendly staff. I'm glad my sons go to this great public school. They are in first and second grade right now.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 10, 2014


    This was a great school until a new principle came in this year. She seems to be on a mission to show everyone who is in charge and making a lot of unnecessary changes (for the worse). Last year was a wonderful year and my child loved going to school. Everyone was like family, teachers, staff, parents and kids. This year the new office staff is rude and unwelcoming as well as the principle. My child does not look forward to going to school anymore and seems so down. I don't even like stepping foot in the school anymore. I know a lot of parents feel the same as I do over the new principle and office staff.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 20, 2014


    TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE MISTAKE I MADE... After researching all schools in Plano, Frisco, Allen before we relocated to TX, I thought this school would have been the perfect choice... WRONG... I have no idea where the super high test grades come from, when the freshly, inexperienced just out of college teachers do not teach the children the proper spelling of words and reading is not emphasized at all, homework inexistent, and no follow up either. Not only academically weak, my five year old daughter was taunted and bullied by a peer under the teacher's supervision and approval of the behavior , since the perpetrator was the teacher's pet and the parents who also condoned the behavior, were always present at the school campus and when made aware of the situation, stated their daughter's behavior was perfect and didn't need any concern. When the issue was brought to the now retired principal, she was too busy planning her retirement party, to do anything about the issue. I DO NOT recommend this school to anyone, unless bullying is an action you condone. The mentioned teacher is no longer on Campus. VERY DISAPPOINTED

    Submitted by a parent

    August 6, 2014


    One of the best schools my son has been to. The teachers worked with his pitfalls to help him beyond his grade-level.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 20, 2014


    Instead of focusing on learning for their students teacher only care about dressing up like it's some fashion parade. They turn the other cheek when a student complains to them if anyone is doing something wrong. They will pick on your child even if they are not doing anything wrong. Maybe if they put their focus on teaching the kids how to read/write/learn rather than looking fashionable they might actually accomplish something.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 5, 2013


    There is no proper supervision during those 20 min that walkers are held back. Bmany discipline issuesvhappen during those 20 minutes and therenis no accountability from the staff. The principal is hard to reach almost impossible, even with this kind of issues.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 26, 2013


    I agree this school is ran like a prison. The school day ends at 2:50 yet walker dismissal is approximately 3:00-3:10pm. This is not fair to the parents and children who want to walk home. Walkers are not allowed to leave until 10-20 minutes after school has dismissed and the car riders are gone. This is the only school in Frisco that detains students simply because they are walking home. We are told that it is for the child's safety. Children thought Frisco, Allen and Plano are dismissed at 2:50 and they are safe. Why is it at Borchardt the children are not safe unless they are detained for 20 minutes.

    Submitted by a parent

    June 2, 2012


    We left this school after our children had been in it 1 year. Having moved from an area w/ AMAZING academics, this school made me question the high scores it receives. Your child will do great if they are a teacher's favorite. But for the rest of the students, it's unfair! This particular school focuses almost ENTIRELY on the standardized testing... not in a fashion that the children are learning, more so, memorization. There are many issues with this school, including the principal's lack of knowledge/care about what truly goes on. After a conference (or 3), we soon realized that we would not get anywhere. Several of the teachers we encountered need cameras in their room. Many of the teacher talk down to the kids. In music the kids didn't sing much, only learned about famous musicians/names of instruments. In art, my children never seemed to do actual art work, but instead learned about famous artists/types of art. This school may seem great to those whom have never experienced a truly wonderful school, but for those who have, watch out! We moved and now attend Smith Elementary (another frisco school), and it was the BEST MOVE EVER! SMITH is an AMAZING SCHOOL!

    Submitted by a parent

    June 2, 2012


    This school is great!! We have been here for 3 years and haven't had any issues at all. The staff is helpful, respectful and truly cares about the kids. My kids love their teachers and truly learn from them. This school makes the kids feel like part of a community family. The children are taught to respect each other. Like any school, they take pride in their test scores - but any school that does well on testing is going to. We seriously could not ask for a better school for our kids to attend.

    Submitted by a parent

    January 12, 2011


    The school has high ratings because of TAKS. I think there is too much emphasis on the TAKS score and I don't know if my child is really really learning the foundation. We only have parent teacher conference once a year. In my opinion, this is not enought. It would be nice to see if my child has improved academically from the Fall semester to Spring semester. In PISD, the teachers meet with the parents twice a year and they seem more genuine and deeply interested in my child's educational career. I have regrets for putting my child in FISD school

    Submitted by a parent

    October 9, 2010


    AMAZING school.....this is our last year at Borchardt(our youngest is in 5th) and it saddens me greatly. Both of my children have been so happy at this wonderful school. The teachers truly care and really instill a love of learning in the students. THANK YOU to the staff and administrators at Borchardt Elementary for everything!

    Submitted by a parent

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