This school is very very so-so.. It to much strict on the parent and student.. I feel pity for students don't get enough sleep and education the time is seem short... We need more educations and more buses for areas.. I have seen a lot students walking to school late or have hard time to walk there because to dangerous to cross across street and there no safe person.. I love the teacher from second grade and hes very very cooperate with u whenever u have questions and hes very friendly. The saturday school should of have merge into absent and tardiness and every monday u have to take ur kids to school by 7 15 to catch up the tardiness its totally ridiculous. My kid even say this education is too easy to pass it.. my suggest if u going to move to this school is bad idea because not enough of summer vacation its only 2 month not like other school for 3 months breaks..
I must say I expected more out of this school ..If you are expecting the teachers here to keep you informed about what happens in the class room they will absolutely not do it on their own. You have to constantly hunt them down for information. The front staff is horrible and don t seem to care about any concerns that you have. They seem to be there for a paycheck and that s it. They have no after school programs, activities or tutoring for students. I think this school is due for new leadership to get the staff back on track.
My daughter has been going to this school since January 08, she had to have homeschooling before starting in January 08. I want to say that the home school tutor is also a teacher at Cooley and she is amazing. Since my child has started she has had two other teachers who have been very understanding about my daughters medical condition. We had lots of hospital visits and lots of days off school due to my daughters medical condition. I have been in touch with the Principal and have always felt that she always does her best at her job and cares about the school and the children. As for the safety issues I know for a fact that the school gates are all secured throughout the day until school finishes. Noone can walk on campus freely, they must go through the office and sign in.
cont: This is for the childrens safety and protection. I know also that the school does prepare the children for any disaster i.e. fire or earthquake. The PTA seems to do a lot of good things to help raise money for the school. I know that also there is a club for children called KKids this gets the children involved in working together with each other and teachers and help the less fortunate, i.e. dog shelter and Loma Linda Childrens Hospital (children with cancer). Also, I know that the PTA are always asking for parents to lend their time and become involved so its not lack of the school trying to get parents to be involved. As a parent it is our duty to ask questions, find out what is going on in the school and talk to our child's teacher. pleased parent rating *****
All I can say is that parents definitly need to be involved heavily with what is going on with their children at this school. You have to ask a lot of questions to get the answers you want and dont take no for an answer! However, this school is fairly new and clean which is a plus in my book. This school could use better play ground equipement and it also needs some after school activities for students like a sport or something that they can be hands on with.
As an elementary teacher, I can't help comparing my school to Cooley Ranch. I teach in an extremely low economic area, but I feel that my students do very well in comparison to my daughter's class. I was expecting so much more when I enrolled my daughter in Cooley Ranch. It is unfortunate that many teachers that teach in more affluent areas are complacent and take many things for granted. There should be more activities and programs. The students at Cooley had have the ability to excel. Parent communication is very limited. I have to stay very involved by visiting and asking many questions. I wouldn't receive any information otherwise. I'm unaware of the lunch situation. Hopefully, that's a thing of the past. I also feel the school is very safe.