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School leader Thien Hua
District Cupertino Union

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1170 Yorkshire Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014

(408) 253-5250
(408) 253-2604
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4 stars
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September 13, 2013
Wonderful school. My son attended Regnart and we were extremely happy with the school. Ms. Ravikumar as a teacher stands out and I feel very happy that my son was in her class. Very positive environment. The new principal is also very friendly. Overall very happy with the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
My five year old is currently attending William Regnart Elementary. The lack of diversity and excess pressure make it a poor school for many students. My daughter is the ONLY Caucasian student in her class. Education is great but lets be honest she is only in pre k and I want a happy balance of education and social creative activities. The British Vice principal ( not sure of her exact title ) play's the dictator role; very strict and tends to boss not only the students but the parents in a very rude demeaning manner. I am very outraged and disappointed ( to say the lease) since I had high inspections from greatschools.com that rated the school 10 out of 10. Submitted by a parent

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2012
+1 on MaliniG. Easily the best teacher my child has ever had. Teachers like her make Regnart truly a small, close-knit elementary school. Lots of after school clubs and programs also make this school stand-out.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2012
This school has some good teachers, some are great. Malini G is a stand out, excellent from start to finish. If it was not for her, my child would be in a private school. Having had bad or no teacher/s during the 2nd grade, we had enrolled in a private school. However, we also had heard so much about her, it was worth a wait to see if we would get her for 3rd grade and we did!! Thank God we did! Many good things to say about her, but one that stands out ... She has no favorite kid, because every kid is her favorite. She has redefined the way kids are treated. Every kid feels that they are special. That is extremely rare to find.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2012
With the appointment of new Principal. This school has turned around. Attitude has changed. I was really concerned about the school and the kids with that Dictator. "I am the teacher/admin and can do anything to your kid" is now gone. She was such a dictator that she did't allow kids to vote on the voting day because the kid had to step out , for an hour, for doc's visit. It is now a creative place, kids are enjoy the lunch time and break without having to worry about doing things the kids do and not get into trouble. It all about kids learning and having fun. Its got it all now!

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2012
Smaller school in a quiet neighborhood. Excellent principal Steve Burrell, kids LOVE him! Middle schoolers come back to visit him! Personal treatment of each student and a helpful advice to each parent. He is the last one to leave the school at night. And this pays off. The best teachers, the sweetest office, incredible parents and teachers involvement. Every early morning they have an hour of different parents-lead classes (robotics, programming, chess, singing, electronics, etc.) in a warm friendly environment. And the room is heated, too. :) Covered walkways. At lunch and after school they have teachers' clubs (card club, etc.). After school and during the breaks they have teachers-led sports (basketball, soccer, football, etc.). Kids have a lot of fun at this school! And all these classes are FREE! The school also helps to make a smooth transition to the middle school. Friendly library hours. After school care (CDC) is much better then YMCA. Arts a crafts program is very creative. They don't just allocate the time for the homework, they HELP with it. So when the parents pick up the kids, the homework is already done and corrected.

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2010
I really liked this school. THey had awswome teacher with great education. I improved my skills of learning. I got better scores in this school than any other schools i went in this district. The principal was very friendly and nice to all our teachers and student. I think more children should go to this school. THe before school extra programs can let your children interact together.

- submitted by a community member
November 14, 2010
I really liked going to this school, and I think that some of these reviews are very cruel. I had that teacher who joined the fifth grade for his/her first year, just her second year, and she/he was great!

- submitted by a community member
October 19, 2010
The high test score is very misleading, which should be credited to after schools. My kid has been with this school 5 years, there are some good teachers but there are equally if not more unqualified teachers. It became worse when a new principal came a couple of years ago and she assigned a first-year teacher to teach a 5th grade class which turned out to be a nightmare for students. I regretted so much that I had my kid here for 5 years and this school totally killed the kid's eagerness to learn.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2009
Regnart has the best teachers and exllent principal leadership. They are always on top of students' needs, in particular, those fell behind in academic performance or with special needs. Our experiences with this school has been amazing compares to the private schools my children attended in the past.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2009
This school is highly overrated. The API scores are high due to smart kids who go to after school enrichment classes. Because the students are so bright, the mediocre students fall between the cracks and completely ignored of their needs. The principal has no leadership who evaluates student based on how much the student participates in class, not on their actual performance, therefore negates any need for the additional help for the student. Neither does the teacher communicate any additional help needed for the student to the parents, no matter how many times we requested the teacher to let us know how are kids are performing in class. Our kids entered this school in the middle of the year and they had really hard time making friends, especially because they could not fit in with Chinese nor Indian students - we come from different part of Asia.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2009
Excellent parent involvement. Good teachers and my kindergartner kid loves to go to the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 29, 2008
Good school with great parent and teacher involvement. GATE program is not good and overall discipline could be better.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2008
My son started Reganart since 1st grade, his improvement in the past year has been amazing. We originally kept him back at private school hoping he will be more prepared for public school. I now regret not sending him to Regnart earlier. The teachers and school staff are deeply involved and truly devote themselves to the welling being of our children. Many parents are actively involved in classroom and school events. I will say Regnart is a family oriented community and we are very fortnate to be part of it.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 14, 2008
Being parents of a child that went through Regnart Elem., Regnart Middle School and Monta Vista High, we found the experience more than rewarding. The quality of teachers were excellent. The educational program for all three schools is beyond top-notch. Cupertino is a safe, lovely city for all involved. Not only for the children but for Cupertino homeowners, the community and our neighbors. Get involved in the schools. We did, what a difference in our child's outlook to education and parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 04, 2008
Students mostly belong to affluent, middle class+, hard working, cosmopolitan and double income family. Parents know its not worth fighting to change the school, as long as they can get good environment for their sons/daughters they are happy. If parents feel the school is not complete they rarely complain to authorities. Firstly they don't have time for others its the fear of repurcation from the teachers and principal. Parents who raise against principal and teachers are considered low in this community. One parents response was 'My child will be here for 4-5 years max, no time for all these. I donate to PTA whatever they ask and more in the hope that it works best for my children'. Parents in this community have to get involved. They are distanced from the school. More later....

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 08, 2008
The transition to a new principal in 2006 has made a big difference in the overall 'feel' of the school. Kids will run up to give her hugs which shows how confident they are that they are cared for. At the K and 1st grade level the teaching is phenomenal. Higher grades are a mixed bag (like at most schools) teaching-wise but generally good. There is more segregation between races at this school than the other Cupertino school we attended. And there are also a few troubled kids who seem to have no home supervision. Overall, a great school is what the community makes it. The level of music, art and other PTA funded programs is great. What is missing are extra-curricular after school programs but since most of the kids go right to other programs perhaps this is due to a lack of interest.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2007
Well qualified faculty. I saw amazing progress on my child in the 1st year starting from reading simple sentences to writing beautiful journals by the summer. >50% parents in our class volunteered.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2006
Can not say enough about this school. Everything about it is fabulous!

- submitted by a teacher
March 27, 2006
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March 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2006
Extremely high-paced and accelerated school even for students at a young age. Personally, I had a bad experience there. There was a lot of segregation there between the kids of different races that was quite troublesome and uncommon for five year old children. Overall, this school had a lot of stress on academics and the kids were clean cut. However, the lack of diversity and excess pressure make it a poor school for many students.

- submitted by a former student
January 22, 2006
The school has great test scores due in part to the large number of parents who send their children to after-school enrichment, either a place like Kumon or Chinese school. There is low parental involvement. 10% of the parents do 100% of the work. The kids would benefit from a class in manners. I have seen them be sassy with adults, and mean with one another.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 27, 2005
My child enjoyed this school. Good academically as well overall.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2005
I love everything about this school. The teachers and principal are phenomenol--the parent involvement is outstanding!

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September 29, 2005
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September 26, 2005
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June 14, 2005
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May 06, 2005
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April 07, 2005
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April 03, 2005
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March 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 03, 2005
Great School with teachers who care about the welfare of your child and parental participation and support.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2004
Was quite dissaponited with the school. The staff is not very nurturing, and this is keenly felt in the lower grades.

- submitted by a teacher
September 03, 2004
Overall the school is very good. There have been some inchecked discipline problems amongst the student body and the administration of the school and district have taken very little action. Most of the teachers are very well educated and keep up to date on current educational techniques. there are a few that are in need of some upgrading but for the most part the school rates a 3.5 out of 5

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2004
I have had three children attend Regnart and have to say that there are better options in the area. The k and 1st grade teachers are excellent. As you get to the higher grades, it is a mixed bag. Some really good teachers, others are average. The real problem at Regnart is the principal who makes no effort to address parent concerns and who can be down right mean to students and parents. As a result, parent participation in the school as significantly declined in recent years. The Cupertino schools are all academically excellent schools and Regnart is no exception, but if I had it to do over again, I would choose one of the other elementary schools with a better environment.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2004
Great school for my child. It's non-competitive environment really helps students learn at their own pace.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2004
Cupertino School District is known for trying hard to serve children with special learning needs, but Regnart School is not a good example. If you are a parent who does not want your child segregated by design, you should look somewhere else. This is a very sad review to write, and unforunately, it is the truth.

- submitted by a teacher
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William Regnart Elementary School
1170 Yorkshire Drive, Cupertino, CA  95014
(408) 253-5250
Last modified William Regnart Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
William Regnart Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top