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Eric Hawks

Briarcrest Elementary School8

Shoreline, WA | King County


April 9, 2015

My son has been at Briarcrest for only a few months, but has had an amazing change of heart regarding school since transferring there. He enjoys going to school now. He reports that kids at this school are very nice and that, in general, there is less social stress for him there. We are pleased with the reports we hear about his teachers, as well.

Submitted by a parent

April 14, 2014

Briarcrest Elementary is a stellar school. The teachers are well educated and friendly and they all play a key roll with the PTA. The PTA is very involved in creating opportunities for the students with many after school activities and fun assemblies. Mr. Nessan is a very caring and compassionate Principal and the kids all really enjoy him. Both of my children have come up through this school and we couldn't have been more please. Plus, the music program cannot be beat!

Submitted by a parent

April 13, 2014

Briarcrest is an awesome school. My kids love it and I feel welcome on campus, the teachers are always happy to have parents visit the class, attend field trips or volunteer as a Watchdog. Principal Nessan is an excellent administrator but can also be seen playing 4 square on the playground with the kids. The adults in this school put their best efforts into their work and it shows!

Submitted by a parent

April 13, 2014

Jonathan Nessan is a wonderful and dedicated Principal. We have been a part of Briarcrest for 7 years and are so pleased with the school. They offer so much for the children, no only amazing academics but fun and family based events that everyone can enjoy. The school has a stellar ELL program and hosts evening English classes (free!) for community members. Their Birth to Briarcrest Program is a great community/school bonding opportunity and the children have a cheery and welcoming campus with numerous activities and programs to enjoy. The teachers are very skilled and compassionate! The PTA is a great group to get involved with, the WATCHDOG program is amazing too! We love Briarcrest!

Submitted by a parent

January 23, 2014

Only school in Shoreline School District that has Performing Arts for their students. K-2 have their own performance, then 3-4 and 5-6 has a big production. Principal Nessan is involved with the kids. He also communicates well with the parents and teachers. Parents can help out in the classroom and other areas of the school.

Submitted by a parent

August 12, 2013

Our daughter is entering third grade this year and so far we've been very happy with Briarcrest. Principle Nessan is terrific, and all of the teachers I've met are friendly and shown genuine interest in the kids.

Submitted by a parent

February 11, 2013

My daughter has attended this school for 4 years...we are sooooo sad that we are leaving. The programming is excellent, full of lots of choice. The teachers are caring and wonderful learning facilitators. My daughter is heart broken.

Submitted by a parent

October 24, 2012

We toured ten schools in both Seattle and Shoreline before selecting Briarcrest. We've been impressed with the quality of teachers, Principal Nessan's caring leadership, and the warm, welcoming "vibe" of the staff and parents. It's our third year at Briarcrest, and we're excited to send our son there for Kindergarten next year. Couldn't be more pleased with the school.

Submitted by a parent

February 2, 2012

I pulled my children from this school several years ago. Many of the teachers were excellent, but the few who weren't were exceptionally bad. We had a very poor experiences with the principal who was not honest with us and did not have our child's best interest at heart.

Submitted by a parent

November 28, 2011

Briarcrest is a school where kids are taught with care. My daughter has thrived in the positive enviornment created by both the teachers and the principal. Mr. Nessan, the principal, is welcoming and helps all of the students to feel welcomed. My daughter is quickly learning to read in the first grade under the guidance of her experienced and well trained teacher. Mrs. Schmidt and Mrs. Murphy have helped my daughter to develop a love of learning and reading. I highly recommend this school.

Submitted by a parent

April 25, 2010

I love Briarcrest Elementary because the teachers care, the kids learn, and the parents are encouraged to help in school and out!

Submitted by a parent

May 30, 2005

Physical campus needs improvment. No interior hallways. Library divided by primary and intermediate reading levels, limiting advanced readers' access to books.

Submitted by a former student

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