We love this school! Although it is a title 1 school, the principal is great! She is accommodating and responsive. I have had 2 children at this school now and overall, they were both happy. Our misdle child is entering 4th grade and our youngest will attend kindergarten there. The curriculum could be more challenging and we did not care for our daughter's 2nd grade teacher, Ms. K, however, the principal moved her to another classroom with Mrs. Schneider and she enjoyed the rest of the school year. They have an excellent free before and after school program and teachers are very involved with the students. The school is safe and the campus is nice. The office staff is very informative and the teachers know all the students on campus. Even the librarian is involved with all the students. There isn't constant turn over and the main reason the school has a lower rating is due to lack of funding and free lunches. If you are fine with diversity and are an involved parent, you will like this school.
Academically, thisnschool could be more challenging. The curriculum needs improvement, however, the school does offer assistance for students that struggle and they have an excellent before and after school program, free of charge.
I feel the staff here at Esperanza are setting a great example for the students. Unfortunately, some student don't have good examples at home and bring the negative behavior to school. And to try and correct the behavior for a non-parent role is very difficult. Keep trying staff!
My daughter has been in this school since she has been in school. She is an excellent student and is being taught by great teachers every year. This year she is in 4th grade and now gas 3 teachers. The 4th grade team at Esperanza is an awesome team that work together to help all their students excel!
My son currently attends kindergarten and he is reading way above his grade level. The teachers are very supportive, the office staff is friendly and helpful and I've never had a negative experience there. Common Core is being taught, even at kindergarten level, and though it is different from how we learned, the teachers have been trained and able to show the benefit of it. Some parents just don't want to listen.
I've had no problems with Esperanza. Parents need to stop criticizing and get involved!
It is a beautiful campus, but inside it's cold and very unfeeling. We've had issues with bullying to the extent my daughter was threatened with a little boy and a knife not just once but twice, transportation didn't even suspend the boy from the bus never even contacted the parents at all I know this because the second time he threatened my daughter we called the police and they woke the parent at night who had no clue at all! A teacher told my daughter she couldn't find the little boy & didn't hear it so couldn't do anything and the office said it was a pure transportation problem never even got to talk to the principal at all! Then on parents night when a few parents asked about the new math being taught more than one teacher referred us to google and said it could be explained there because even some of the teachers have a hard time with it! Pass if you can this school is beyond terrible & completely oblivious to anything going on at all, or willing to care.
I agree with the last parent completely... Forth graders don't even have a room or a locker so they must carry all school supplies plus they're lunch all day and home. Then there is the common core which makes no sense and is complete busy work. This school is very unfriendly to parents and I could not recommend sending your child here.
I wish I had the great experience as the others posted, we have had bulling issues, staff seems uninterested in students or helping. Classes are small and facility if beautiful, to bad kids dont get to use it in am when it cooler.Teachers arrive there when bell rings in am and leaves when bell release.