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.
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
+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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Excellent parent involvement. Good teachers and my kindergartner kid loves to go to the school.
Good school with great parent and teacher involvement. GATE program is not good and overall discipline could be better.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
Can not say enough about this school. Everything about it is fabulous!
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.
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