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Pattengill School - Berkley, MI

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School NameAddressPhoneGradesCountyTypeDistrict Name
Pattengill School3540 Morrison Ave
Berkley, MI 48072
(248) 837-8700K-5OaklandpublicBerkley School District

Ethnic BackgroundPercentYear
White, non-Hispanic76.28032009
Black, non-Hispanic19.13752009
Hispanic2.425882009
Asian/Pacific Islander1.886792009
Native American or Native Alaskan0.2695422009

Students per TeacherYear
15.92009

School Head OfficialYear
Ms. Daryl Robbins2011

EmailYear
drobbins@berkleyschools.org2011

Students Getting Free LunchYear
19%2009

DateWhoComments
10/5/2011otherI did all the research on all the Great Schools "high rated" schools and weighed all my options as I considered applying for Pattengill. I made my tough decision and wanted to entrust my child to Pattengill. To my surprise the staff was very unwelcoming and rude not only to me, but even to some of their own students. I was appalled by what I observed. Needless to say, I changed my mind on this "Great School" and enrolled my child into a school that fostered and nurtured a healthy, culturally/racially respectful environment. High test scores are great to have on paper, but they are not everything! It was an invaluable visit. Thank you for showing your true colors and saving my child from being traumatically offended.
11/22/2010parentOur son is in first grade. We knew we were going to utilize the school of choice option because our son had attended pre-school in our home district. We wanted a district with great academics and involved parents and our home district had only 1 of the 2. Utilizing Great Schools we researched local schools and Pattengill was our top choice. The Principal and Teachers are outstanding! Their test scores speak for themselves. The PTA initiated a recycling program to earn money and teach children green practices and they have school fundraisers and activities throughout the year. The 1st parent teacher conferences had 100% parent participation! We were also concerned about the sports of the district. At the elementary level the sports are sponsored through the Berkley Recreational Center and they promote at the school. In HS...the Berkeley High School football team made to the play offs this year! We are happy we did our research and ended up with such an outstanding school in every area...academics, parental involvement, activities and sports.
10/12/2010otherMy granddaughter attends Pattengill Elementary School and she loves it and I love it also. The teachers are very good with the students. The principal, Ms. Robbins, knows each student by face and interacts with the students on a regular basis. It is just a great school.
5/17/2010parentPattengill is an excellent school that teaches children to respect each other and that every child is the same, no matter what color they are, no matter what gender they are and no matter what social back ground they come from. The sense of security and excellent team of teachers make this school one to be recognized. I stand proud to have my children at this school. This school has produced wonderful children that are ready for middle school. Thank you Pattengill!
5/10/2010parentAbsolutely love this school. Left another district because of the students and behavior issues. Have found a safe school with an excellent curriculum and teachers!!
4/21/2010parentI'm not sure why that parent thinks this school is violent. Do they go into the classroom ever? It completely confuses me, because we find the school to be extremely wholesome and nurturing. We just moved there this year (Schools of Choice). My kid is blissful as a kid should be. He is soaring.
3/30/2010parentThis school is not all its cracked up tobe. The building is very old and has lead in its construction. The school has issues with violence. The Administration is very relaxed when it comes to school when it comes to violence. The teachers are outstanding and provide excellent education. However a false sense of security is very real in this school. The schools answere to there problems is getting more funding to improve the school. Safety and security of children is second when it comes to their budget and trying yo dispalay a false picture about the school. We are looking into moving our child into another school. Detroit, Berkley whats the difference. Detroit is more noticable.
3/25/2010parentThis is a wonderful and school. I am very impressed with the teachers and the adminstration. The principal and teachers are amazing at the school. This school is a hidden gem!
9/17/2009otherTheir before and after school program ( Kids' Zone ) is the greatest program. The teachers there are the best. I know my children are safe there!!
2/6/2009parentWe are a schools of choice family that has had two children attend Pattengill for the past year and a half. I cannot say enough good things about the entire staff. From the principal, to the teachers, to the parents to the latchkey staff, all are sincerely interested and engaged in my children's well being and education
10/2/2008parentMy son has attended Pattengill elementary since kindergarten and is now a 2nd grader. I must say that I am pleased with the community feel and the parental involvement. It's nice to know that while I can't be a stay at home mom whose totally infused with the schools daily ongoings, there are so many other parents who step up and involve themselves giving me a sense that my child is in good hands. The school receives excellent support from the surrounding community and offers some of the latest technology. I think that the annual math pentathalon is an excellent academic competion and I look forward to seeing other school events in the future. The only negative aspect of the school is that it lacks diversity in its student population and also in its curriculum as it pertains to learning about the history of our country and society.
6/26/2007parentMy child has attended Pattengill Elem. through the 1st & 2nd grades. The principal is caring and knows each child by name. The teachers seem to cover the basic ABCs's & 123's. They however, have not demonstrated/taught any diversity. The 1st & 2nd graders (the grades which I know about) have not participated in any science fair, spelling bee, or black history anything. The Preschool/Kindergarten where we spent the previous 3 years, was a very ethnically diverse and challenging. All of the children participated in annual programs in which children (3 to 6)were assigned short speeches about Civil Rights figures,famous African Americans, celebrated Hanukkah, Cinco De Mayo and participated in an annual 'Around the World' feast and celebration where all ethnic foods, traditions and entertainment were experienced.
5/31/2006parentMoving here to Berkley from another district, I am delighted with Pattengill school. The students are challenged, the staff is great,and the parents are very involved. The staff takes great pride in what they have. The educational program at Pattengill is outstanding; my son has performed better academically here than in South Lyon, due to the great teachers he was lucky to have this year.
3/13/2005parentWe started the school year very pessimistic about the quality of public schools. We thought that our daughter would eventually go to a private school. We couldn't be happier with the school, parent involvement, and most importantly the quality of the teachers. Our daughter looks forward to going to school everyday and thinks that Mrs. Frank (her kindergarten teacher) is the best. Mrs. Frank is a very dedicated teacher that truely cares about the children. She gives the children oppurtunity to be independent and learn in a loving but disciplined manner. -Rachel
1/17/2004parentPattengill is the ideal combination of the old one room school house and the newest technology and reserch in education. Everyone knows and supports each other, and the teachers are involved in the community even during non-school hours. The school is well maintained and welcoming, and there is a feeling of compassion and love in every classroom. Pattengill houses two multi-age classrooms and the all day kindergartin all award winning programs! The principal is respected rather than feared. You couldnt find a better school.


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