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Birney Elementary School

32 reviews
4345 Campus Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 497-3500

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We have been thoroughly impressed by Birney, it's curriculum, teachers and leadership. Principal Amanda has always been quick to respond. In my last 3 emails to her, she has replied back within the hour. I am not on the PTA, we do not have a special relationship with her. We are just parents with a Birney Bee. Keep up the great work!
Posted by a parent on 1/28/2020
Birney is a unique school with its IB curriculum and its wide array of students from various backgrounds. There are many ways to connect with other parents through school festivals and fundraisers. Wish the principal was friendlier. Overall, a great school.
Posted by a parent on 12/14/2019
There are so many great things about this school--the community-building events, the specials teachers, the dedicated classroom teachers. However, our experience with the leadership was just too stressful. Ms. Amanda was not helpful or a problem-solver when we needed her to be, and we couldn't deal with her rude behavior anymore, so we left.
Posted by a parent on 11/8/2019
Our experience at Birney Elementary has been outstanding! We transferred our older child from a charter school and are kicking ourselves for not choosing a neighborhood school from the start. The high standards of education and the level of rigor are superb, yet the staff are also caring and understanding. The IB Program is phenomenal and we will continue on in the IB tract through middle school and high school. Our older child is now excelling in IB Middle School and that's because of the preparation and high standard of education received at Birney. And our younger child is THRIVING at Birney! We love the IB curriculum, the specials - garden, spanish, art, and PE, the teachers, staff, and administration. We also love the community that is formed by the parents, families, neighbors, and community partners who all work together to make this school a true gem. Putting my children in Alice Birney Elementary was the BEST decision I ever made for my children's future!
Posted by a parent on 5/28/2019
Amazing! Great community of parents, of educators... everything here is lovely. This school is so good that people come in on year 1 by renting in the neighborhood, move out after a year and then lie about their residency to stay at the school. If they did a sweep I'm sure at least 40% of these kids would be pushed out. The principal refuses to have parents prove their residency so the school has a problem with over enrollment.
Posted by a parent on 5/29/2018

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San Diego schools - Birney Elementary School is located at 4345 Campus Avenue, San Diego CA 92103. Birney Elementary School is in the San Diego Unified School District. Birney Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K-5.

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