66 out of 10GreatSchools

Bryker Woods Elementary School

Austin, TX
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-6
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  • Enrollment: 458


Bryker Woods Elementary School
3309 Kerbey Lane
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 414-2054
Bryker Woods Elementary School is located in Austin, TX and serves grades PK-6.It received a GreatSchool rating of 6 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races

Reviews12 Reviews

One of the worst schools we’ve been at that is horribly classist. The PTA is relentless and hosts bottom barrel events that are not inclusive ($50 tickets for 1 kid?). They don’t care if a student is academically behind until it’s testing time in which they give tutoring until testing is done. They turn a blind eye to bullying and don’t alert parents when something cautionary is going on— if a child is defending themselves or “snaps” that child is punished instead without looking into the situation. My child completely changed while at this school with aggression and depression. The pick-up/drop off is also very dangerous— it’s sort-of controlled by 5th or 6th grade that love to be distracted and talk with their friends and then you have parents parking their cars in the circular no parking zone and blocking the ability to pick up children. It’s also free and open access for children to walk off in any which direction which is scary since it backs up to parks and really busy streets.
I think it’s for sure not the worse school in our town... maybe even one of the best in town. And that’s why we are moving out of town.
It's extremely disappointing to spend so much on housing just have to end up going to private school. In fact, there are 12 elementary aged kids on my block in Bryker Woods and those 12 kids represent 5 private schools and only 2 of the kids go to BWE. The parents of kids at the school are rather involved and carry A LOT of the weight of the school. I think a lot of the kids are actually wonderful kids too, though there is some bullying that gets very over looked.There is very little communication between teacher parent unless you really bug them about it. I was really unhappy with my child's kinder and 1st grade teachers. I am so grateful he finally got picked by lottery into a charter for 2nd.
This was the most depressing year for my little boy. He went from a happy-go-lucky kid to a sad defeated kid. We literally are moving this summer so we can get into a better elementary school next year. We gave it all we could... volunteering, donating to PTA, being involved in activities. It just was not a great environment for him... probably any child... actually they need to just learn how to treat humans and they might be a much better school.
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