88 out of 10GreatSchools

Bret Harte Elementary School

Burbank, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 582


Bret Harte Elementary School
3200 West Jeffries Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 558-5533
Bret Harte Elementary School is located in Burbank, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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It have been great so far, my son doesn't love school, but I feel like he is getting a good well rounded experience.
I love Bret Harte. There is so much for the kids to get involved in and the parents do a lot to help with student enrichment, including bringing in extra teachers for an hour each day to help lower the size of the reading groups. That happens because the parents are dedicated to helping raise the funds needed, and the principal is supportive. The PTA and Boosters Club are always open to new volunteers and are not exclusive to stay at home moms like some other schools around Burbank. I also love the teachers here. I have three kids and my oldest is in 5th grade this year. We have always had the best teachers from the beginning. They all had the same beloved Kindergarten teacher. I know my oldest will be sad to leave at the end of this year. The review that was written on here back in April is just plain wrong and obviously was posted by someone who feels she was wronged in some way. Too bad she didn't talk to the people involved and try to solve her problems rather than anonymously lash out on here. As you can see she is most definitely in the minority and most of us love this school, especially the kids.
Just came back home from another wildly successful Back to School night at Bret Harte. We moved here from the Northeast a few years ago and have been pleasantly surprised by our local school. We have a GATE (gifted) kid, an special needs (autistic) kid, and a "traditionally developing" kid. Every single one has been well-served by Bret Harte. It has a successful and welcoming PTA and Booster Club. The principal has a background in special needs and is a wonderful advocate for my children. I am one of those hyper involved parents, and every time I'm at my kid's IEP, I tell the teacher, the resource room teacher, and the Principal that I trust them to place my kid with the teacher that will be best for him/her. I've never requested a specific teacher. Yet, my kids have always landed with the teacher that is perfect for them and our family. I trust the teachers and admins at Bret Harte to do what's best for my kids.
I moved to Burbank 11 years ago without knowing anything about the city nor the local schools. My neighbors mentioned that Bret Harte was a friendly community with wonderful teachers. When my first child entered, I was pleasantly surprised by the school. I have now grown to trust the teachers, principal, and staff to help my children be smart and model citizens. Bret Harte is a treasure and we are grateful for all they have given our family.
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