My son is in bilingual kindergarten at Mayberry and we have had an excellent experience. I hope this review helps other parents who are considering Mayberry. We chose Mayberry because we wanted a bilingual immersion program, because it is our neighborhood school, and because we value the opportunity to be members of a socially, economically, and ethnically diverse community. Most importantly, our son loves it! Mayberry has an excellent curriculum and the faculty is second to none. The teachers are true veterans, many with over 15 years of experience. Our son's teacher, Ms. Morales, is incredible. The care she shows her students and the strength of her instruction make us confident that our son has everything he needs to be successful. Ms. Niessen, the new principal, is working hard to ensure that Mayberry becomes an exceptional school. A new PTA has formed to ensure the success of all students. New awards programs have been put in place to recognize academic achievement and attendance. We are raising money to increase the number of enrichment activities available, including arts, cultural festivals, STEM curriculum, and more. As someone who considered Mayberry's Great Schools score before we enrolled, I want to address the low score. I believe the score is most heavily influenced by test scores which are lower at Mayberry for a couple reasons. The socio-economic level of its students is lower than some other nearby schools. In my opinion, standardized tests are biased against these students. As some say, "you don't need a standardized test to know that poor kids do poorly on standardized tests." Also, Mayberry serves a large number of special education students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities. All students in public schools are tested with the same test, regardless of special education designation. These students' understandably lower scores affect the average score of the school. Going to school with special education students has been a great learning experience for our son. He has deaf friends and friends with physical disabilities. He knows that we all have different abilities, and that these children are his equals. And now he wants to learn sign language! We hope that more families from the neighborhood will choose Mayberry and that Mayberry will continue to be the bright, inclusive, and diverse school that it is. Go Magicians!