I would stay far away from this school. Esperanza has zero spirit and that is because the principal has NO leadership skills. She doesn't like parent volunteers because you will find out how she runs the school. She is not well respected by teachers or staff and the culture at the school is extremely negative. There are no longer any organziations for parents to belong to because she has shut them down. There have been many parents that have tried to be involved and the principal has ran all of them off. She is very controlling and is only concerned about what the superintendent thinks about her. The superintendent has no idea how she runs the school and doesn't seem to care anyway that so many employees and parents are so unhappy. The superintendent has said "parents on this side of town don't want to get involved in their childs school".
If you love a school where the teachers and staff are under-appreciated, then Esperanza is the place for your child. The principal does not encourage volunteering, in fact, it is just the opposite. Once valuable, time-giving parents come in, she alienates them. The pricipal has zero leadership skills. She is very unprofessional in both her demeanor and speech. She cannot wait until her meeting with you is over. Her only interest is spreading word that "her" school is a TAP school. If she is not fond of an employee, she makes no bones about letting them know. Another thing a leader should not do is have favorites and SHE does. What is worse, is that no matter what she does, the superintendant stands behind her. So it does no good to really express ones concerns.