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Buckalew Elementary School10

The Woodlands, TX | Montgomery County

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January 16, 2015


Buckalew is a wonderful school. The principal, Mrs. Crews, is amazing. My child has learned so much from his wonderful teachers. They challenge him in a warm, loving way. I have nothing, but wonderful things to say about Buckalew. When we first moved here, we were leasing and my son went to Buckalew. He loved the school so much that he demanded we buy in an area only zoned to Buckalew! Luckily, we were able to find a home in this area. I love that we can bike to school and are welcomed with sweet smiles from the cross guards to the teachers every day. Wonderful experience.

Submitted by a parent

September 9, 2014


I was dropping my child off and I overheard the music teacher discussing a student named Ben T. She was basically gossiping about a student who had issues in her class or school and she wanted to make sure the art teacher knew about it. To me it would be professional for her to discuss the student in a meeting not in an outside setting where other parents like me heard her clearly. It was very unprofessional and the fact she talked about a student like that openly was very disturbing. She was talking openly to the new art teacher in the open. Remember that any rumors or bad characterization, especially about a student is terrible teacher conduct. Buckalew Elementary fails with that type of teacher.

Submitted by a parent

September 3, 2014


The school just started and immediately we already have a problem with the music teacher. I do not know how long this teacher has been in position at this school, but she is not qualified to be teaching the children. We plan on contacting the District board immediately if we have further problems.

Submitted by a parent

September 1, 2014


Buckalew earns its rank due to high emphasis on standardized testing. The teachers benefit from a community with parents that are very involved in their kids education. Don't let the idea of this school earns high score based on the teachers. You can put ANY qualified teacher in this environment and they will do well simply because of the community they will serve. Bullying in today's school is thoroughly reviewed; however, the school forgot to include and apply bullying by teachers. Certain teachers are widely viewed as tough disciplinarian, but there are other teachers known to be just plain bully. When older bully bullies a young person, it is usually very discreet, but as a parents who is actively engaged with their child, it will be very obvious. Speak with your child and make sure you discuss each of their educator. You will identify it easily when the child is being targeted. Couple of bad apples ruin an otherwise decent school. The bullying topic is widely discussed, but the principal is weak at actually handling the conflicts as evident is another post here. Teachers and educators, don't let the comfort of the community make you complacent in your jobs.

Submitted by a parent

June 9, 2014


My son just completed his first year at Buckalew and it has been nothing but a wonderful experience. My husband and I have felt supported and the communication has been perfect. Communication is two ways, so we have been sure to be open on our side; we have never felt ignored and our concerns (which there have been few) have always been addressed satisfactorily. My son has a chronic medical condition and the school proactively reached out to us to create a 504 plan. Despite his medical problems he is very bright and I have appreciated the lack of a "one size fits all" approach. He was continually challenged by his teacher, which was no easy task since the class composition was clearly a mix of skill levels in just about all areas. We have enjoyed all of the activities, events, and the opportunity to eat lunch with him. The school is very lucky to have such an active community supporting it and there are lots of opportunities to get involved. We feel fortunate to send our son and soon our daughter here.

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March 25, 2014


I went to buckalew and am now about to graduate high school and all I can say is buckalew was the best year of my life, I adored my teachers and still often go back to say hello seeing i live within walking distance! The public school system is the very best in the woodlands!

January 10, 2014


My opinion is that Buckalew Elementary does not communicate effectively with the parents and I have not felt like an equal partner in my child's education. I have had a lot of concerns over discipline infractions and the lack of an appropriate school-wide implemented plan for conduct. In my experience the staff has not handled conflict among students in appropriate manners and continue to fail to address life-long skills that need to be instilled in the children in order for them to be successful. An appropriate education is more than worksheets and tests, and I think there is a true lack of support for the teachers in learning and understanding how to teach students who learn by other means.

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October 24, 2013


Buckalew has been an excellent school for my grandchild. The teachers have gone 'above and beyond' for her special abilities. She adores her teacher and eagerly anticipates each new day at school.

October 24, 2013


We are very pleased with the faculty, principal and staff at Buckalew. They have challenged our son to achieve and he is doing it.

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September 3, 2013


We have had a positive experience at Buckalew. The staff is friendly and cooperative. Our kids are happy here. We feel fortunate to have our roots here at this school!

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August 27, 2013


I don't know what the complaints are from some of the parents that have had bad experience. I have an above average learner and an average learner, both my kids have done well. Teachers love and care about the education and child and my kids thrive on being pushed to their potential. I volunteer in classroom, acitivites and PTO and able to drop in whenever possible to volunteer and help and/or eat lunch with my kids. The teachers welcome feedback and will help you if you need it.

Submitted by a parent

April 22, 2013


While Buckalew was excellent for my daughter, who is an average student, it failed to support my son. We insisted on testing only to find out that the district has limited resources and only those children in the bottom 10% of the STATE get the help they need. Within 6 months of changing schools to a supportive school my son's reading level improved 2 grades to on-level. His math grade went from an F at Buckalew to an A and is now is going to be in advanced math next year. I blame this more on the district than Buckalew! 2013

Submitted by a parent

March 28, 2011


We love it! We are just finishing our first year here at Buckalew and we love it. I am a Realtor and it was the school I wanted my boys to go to after hearing such positive feedback from so many parents I have worked with. It really is a great school and we have been very happy. I like that my boys are with other kids not too far off from their ages. They went to a K-6 before and now having them here in the K-4 I can honestly say I prefer to not have my 1st grader on the bus with a 6th grader! This school also has a great amount of parent participation, I typically go in to help monthly and there is never a shortage of parent helpers!

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March 28, 2011


The Woodlands in general has excellent schools but we have particularly loved Buckalewl! This school is run very well and the kids have had great experiences here!! We highly recommend!

Submitted by a parent

February 9, 2011


After reading the comments from some of the other people, I felt the need to comment myself. I have had children at Buckalew for several years and wouldn't trade it for the world. I am not an "involved parent" but do contribute to the class when things are asked and have never felt like the PTO was snobby at all. My kids have had various teachers throughout the years and all have been experienced, talented, caring, supportive. The entire staff is very encouraging and warm. The principal sends an email newsletter twice a month so you always know what's going on (in addition to the teacher websites for particular classroom information). Yes, my children have had their fair share of homework and it hasn't always been easy. However, with the advancing and changing world we live in now, I am glad for it. School is not the same as it was even 10 years ago.....maybe some people who are posting comments here don't realize that.

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