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Alviso, CA
Students enrolled: 533
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5030 North First Street
Alviso, CA 95002

(408) 423-1700
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March 24, 2015
I had some doubts about this school before my daughter started attending two years ago. My doubts have been erased as I have seen her grow and learn so much. She loves going to school and the two teachers that she has had, Mr. Tai (kinder/1st grade combo) and now Ms. Hamane have been awesome. They are both so passionate about teaching and wanting their students to succeed. We have a new principal this year and although she's only been here for a couple of months, she seems like a good fit. I like the school's philosophy of positive reinforcement and recognizing the good work/behavior that the kids are putting out there instead of focusing on the negative. The only thing that I really don't like is the physical location of the school. There is construction activity going on all around the school. It's polluting and doesn't seem like a very healthy environment for children with all the dust and diesel trucks constantly coming and going.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2015
This is our first (and only) year at Mayne. All three principals have been really nice. The onsite Boys & Girls Club program and staff are fantastic. However, most of the kids in my daughter's class are mean (huge contrast to her previous school, where she was friends with almost everyone). Her teacher is frequently extremely rude, mean, unprofessional, and has delusions of grandeur. I'm waiting to see if we win the open enrollment lottery for next year. If not, I'll find a way to homeschool or rent a room in our old neighborhood, rather than subject my awesome kid to this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2013
My sons kinder garden teacher is poorly organized and lesson plan needs work . keeps saying she can't do her job without help during school hours and has the Spanish speaking parents to help her out and just gives them work to do prior to kids starting class , she is rude when the mothers can't stay to help since they've got jobs or kids at home . There's a lady that makes rules up of when and where to pick up students and every time we've complained to the school office they say there's no school rule stating that. My son usually comes home telling about other children bullying him and we have talked to the teacher but nothing has happened .(bully kids still there bullying) There is very approachable lady that all the kids love and you can see why , she's happy and gets gets kids motivated and involved to do their tasks. Cleanliness is good Few happy staff members/teachers The school principle is very nice and ethical and professional . Over all experience : it's a public school in alviso so you can't expect much from staff they do what then can,it would help to be better organized and have a happy state of mind while at work.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2013
School has potential to be great, great principal who is bringing new ideas and staff that is dedicated to better students. Lack of support from parents, office staff that is unorganized and facilities that could use some TLC holding the school back from being great.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
Well our school is a title 1 school so we are very limited to the things that we have for the needs of our student's, or the financial help from parents. Our school can use some remodeling or up dating to it being so old. But overall it's a great school with great staff. .

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2012
pre school students were yelled most of the time. I personally witnessed this during a library visit and teachers need to be more friendly. they just did not seem to be happy to teach. how sad!!

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2012
I have to agree some teachers may be rude, but not all of them are. Some has teached me and prepared me for life like Mr. Corbin. He is my favorite tteacher. He teached me about how life goes on and he teaches me how tto dance. I reccomend him as a really good teacher.

- submitted by a community member
August 10, 2012
Some teachers are very rude and tend to favor students. Some of the volunteers are mean to the children as well. You can't even choose where to sit during lunch! The helpers force the students to fill in the lunch tables row by row, thus sometimes separating the kids from their friends and they are forced to eat with strangers. Also, I see no reason why there should be uniforms. This isn't a private school and isn't exactly a "high class" school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating June 30, 2009
Mayne is a wonderful school! Last year was our family's first year at Mayne and we couldn't be happier. The teachers have high expectation and support ALL students. The students are respectful and very well-behaved. In a community with a lot of needs, Mayne is meeting them. There are lots of field trips and support programs to ehlp all of our kids learn. This is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 20, 2009
All of my children either went or goes to school @ gm. I have to say the schl is starting to become more about the adults & their power struggles betwn 1 another then the best interest of our children & the future of our cntry. Parents & teachers need to understand rather our cntry has the $ to ed. Our children or not it is still our responsibility to continue the education @ home. The school is all about gossip & a bunch of staff just talking badly about each other this needs to stop & we need to work this out positively. It doesn't take money to spread love & knwledge. Parnts need to undrstnd that we live in a very busy cntry now. In order to survive you need to keep up the pace. If we dnt pave the way for our children then they will pave

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2009
My son attends school here, and although I loved the kindergarten and first grade programs (they were merged together in one class - sounds weird, but it worked really well) things are now sliding downhill. I volunteer often, and I sad for many of these kids whose parents don't even care enough for their safety to drop them off at the sidewalk, and rather let them out of the car in the middle of the road. Just speaks to the level of attention that parents seem to pay their children. The older they get, the more they become their parents.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2008
The students here always swear and are very rude! My son was always bullied and intimidated by the students. Although, the teachers are okay, but I would never recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
I love George Mayne. My daughter attended another school for three years and it was a horrible situation for her. Since moving to George Mayne things have tremendously improved. The teachers take the time to help children who need it. There are many programs offered for children who also need additional help. I am proud to say that my daughter goes to George Mayne.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2007
I have to say I'm getting just a tiny bit happier with the school each year, although I'm still not completely happy. My soon to be 5th grader has one of the schools best teachers, Ms. Code. I havent really had a chance to meet my kindergadeners teacher, Mrs. Diane but the intro to kindergarden class was a great idea. the school will be under a new principal this year and I'm not sure if thats a good thing or a bad thing. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and I don't recommend Mayne to anyone...to much of a roller coaster ride!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2007
I am a foster mom, and one of my Foster child needed alot of attention upon entering in to Kindergarten and George Mayne Elementary offered us a Intro to Kindergarten which was a tremendous help! My Child is now ready and excitted to be going to school. The teacher was understanding patient & kind. Thank you

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2007
Mayne might want to get back to what's important. The kids! Not scores! My personal favorite is corbin scott the best teacher ever! Everyone should be like corbin!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2006
I have not been happy with Geoge Mayne at all. I'm not sure where the problem lies at Mayne, but it must be fixed! I think the school is so caught up with trying to increase the API score, that they are lacking the individual attention, and warmth that each child needs and deserves. There are no extra curricular activities. One good thing, is they have a nice after school program that is free from the City of San Jose. I would not recommend George Mayne to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2006
This is my first year teaching at George Mayne, & I can't say enough good things about it. The staff is amazing, and the students work extremely hard. Just look at the test scores over the past few years! I am continually impressed at the level of instruction, and focus on teacher development to help our high English Language learners & at-risk kids. There are so many programs offered, too - Homework Club, FSEA (Future Scientists & Engineers of America), Girl Scouts' Well-Being Program, San Jose's After School program, as well as sports like football & volleyball. There is a Youth Activity Center on site that offeres summer and after school programs, and the community library is a 3 minute walk away. The teachers here are so dedicated and generous with their time, too.

- submitted by a teacher
April 25, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2006
The overall success of George Mayne should not just be put on the school. Parents need to be involved in what, when and how they are learning. Parent involvement doesn't just mean sitting in your childs class. I have had issues as well but I make myself be heard.......

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2006
George Mayne is a good school. Taking in consideration all the funds that have been taken away from all schools in California, the school has after school sports like vollyball and football. Kids get to compete with other schools in the district, and learn to feel good about themselves even when they don't win, and to work as a team wich is important in the real world. They count with really good teachers that will work with parents and kids to make sure every kid in their classrooms get a good education. I had problems with one of my kids not doing his homework,and since I work most part of the day, it was hard for me to keep a track of the homework he was doing. The teacher helped me by talking to me in a daily basis about his homework, and how to improve his performance.High teacher-parent communication.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2005
This school has teachers that love to teach and take great pride in their jobs and their students achievments. I am proud to have my two children go to this school. Their Academic Performance Index (API) Growth is improving each year!

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2005
My son is in kindergarten at George Mayne. We were hesitant to send him there at first, but he loves his teacher and is having a very positive experience. My son is in Mr. Tai's class and is learning some great social skills from him. He is the perfect teacher for my son. I get the feeling that the level of parent involvement is low, but it is still early in the year. Although they have one day a week for singing time, I wish they dedicated more time to music. The academic statistics show drastic improvement over the past few years. So, overall we are surprisingly pleased with George Mayne so far.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2005
George mayne is a home away from home for the children that attend. This school has gotten better and better over the years espacially now with the pricipal in charge at this time. Teachers really care. Community really cares.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2005
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- submitted by a student
January 07, 2005
I wish the school would have more activities. Like for Xmas other schools have chorus and bake sales. Last year and this year the school doesn't really have much going on. And they are really stricted about parents going to the kids class. Especially on the first day of school.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2004
If the principal took the time to listen to the parents concerns and the concerns of the students maybe this school would be worth attending. the only nice thing I can say is that the teachers really care about the success of the kids and do what they can to help them .

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2004
I have called the principal twice, once detailing my daughter's diffifulties and requesting a confrence. I have not received one call back. I have emailed the assistant principal, no return email. I have emailed one of the district administrators, no response. The only time I have received a call back is from my daughters teacher and the district transportation dept. They say parents aren't involved. Look at how this school treats parents who try to be involved!

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
My daughter has had great teachers at Mayne. If the parents are involved with their childs education and voice their expectations to the teacher then my experience has been that the teacher will have high expectations for that student also. George Mayne, in spite of the overall low test scores are making a great effort to see that the students succeed. We parents need to do the same.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2004
During the time that my son attended, he was felt welcomed and had outstanding teachers and staff supporting his needs. The school is very involved with supporting the community needs.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2003
The school is so pressured to pass the kids that they are forgetting why they are there, to educate. If a student doesn't understand an assignment the class still moves on.

- submitted by a parent

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George Mayne Elementary School
5030 North First Street, Alviso, CA  95002
(408) 423-1700
Last modified George Mayne Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
George Mayne Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top