Students are pushed to do their best. They are held to a higher standard than any others school in this town. Having said this, I am starting to see problems with the school district itself. It might be all of the Common Core requirements coming down from the State and Federal level, but the students are beginning to spend more time testing than learning. If this keeps up, I know of more than a few teachers that will look toward another profession. I may even have to look into online school. Let the teachers teach!
I was very concerned when moving to this area because several of the elementary schools did not test well. This school was one of the higher testers. I found the office staff nice. The teachers are very good. I know that they worked extensively on testing curriculum and were diligent about getting the students ready. The school is very nice. They have a great playground which I believe is separated for age appropriateness. The campus is very secure and they have recently installed security doors at the office. They also so a agricultural thing where the students learn about growing flowers and veggies. My daughter especially loved this as well as the dog - tinkerbell - that came in to read with students. She has never had a bad experience with another student which we have had at other schools.
'I have two children currently attending this school. It is a warm and caring community with wonderful parents and wonderful teachers. The quality of the instruction has been great and my kids have been challenged and pushed to do their best consistently. Parent groups like the PTA and Dad's Club do an amazing job of fundraising and building a sense of community. In addition, the school is a community where kindness and respect do not take a back seat to the curriculum. It is a wonderful place for my children to spend their days and I am pleased to be part of such a great community.'
What a great school! The principal is very involved and a great administrator. The teachers work together as a team and there is good parent involvment. We have 2 years left in this school and I'm going to miss it!
awesome school. my daughter went to a charter school before manzanita. we were worried about sending her to a true public school. but we did and they are incredible there. they are so involved it is great.
Manzanita School has always focused on academics first and foremost. During the 2003-04 school year, our Gifted 5th grade class out scored most, if not all, of the country. Our Chess Clubs have won First Place in competitions year after year. We also have Drama and Athletic Clubs. Art is provided in classrooms, as well as in other forms, such as Dramathics, Drafting, etc. Music is taught both vocally as well as instumentally. Music and Physical Education are both required classes. The teachers and support staff at Manzanita School are second to none. Parent involvement is not only encouraged, but organized and actively sought. Parent volunteerism is high, not only in their own childs class, but in other classrooms and functions as well.
This use to be a school, I really didn't care for that much. I am now happy my children are attending this school. The principal is great and the teachers actually expect the children to work. Kids are happier because they are actually getting good results back from the assignments.