My son transferred this year to Donner from fom Joseph Sims. While he did okay at Sims, he wasn't thriving there... our experieince at Donner has been much better and we made the right choice. Donner seems to offer way more extracurricular activities than Sims. My only complaint is that there is a strong presence by church(es) at school events (and distribution of church-related flyers in homework folders) and I am extremely uncomfortable with this. I choose to limit my children's exposure to this type of thing and feel that a public school is the last place where I should have a concern in this regard. For this, I have deducted star for principal leadership.
Greatest school on earth challenging academically and physically and teachers are great especially teacher Mr.Goldman!!!!!!!!!!! -Sajan
Excellent first day experience for my son's new school. Reasonable price for school spirit shirt. Good facilities for playground. Safe and gates locked on bell. Very nice :)
My daughter is in Kindergarten and I really love her teacher Mrs. Mattila. If I ever have a question or concern, Mrs. Mattila makes sure my questions are answered prompty either by email or a phone call. I have to agree with the other parents regarding the drop off/pick up. I voiced my concerns about parents double parking in the loading zone to Vice President Arvizu and that problem was resolved almost immediately. The quality of education this school offers is outstanding. My daughter has learned so much in such a short time and she is only in Kindergarten. Can't wait to see what 1st grade brings !!
My child has attended this school for 2 years now. The teachers are wonderful and if there is ever a problem between students it's handled very professionally and promptly. The dislikes I have for this school would have to be the Drop off Pickup rountine they have. Its horrible. They have long yellow chain like structures that block parents from getting thier children untill they reach the end of the yellow posts. This allows only 5 cars to pick up kids at a time, if that. (God forbid if there is a afterschool bus waiting) If one parent has a child who is running really late it clogs up the whole line and traffic backs up horribly in the residential areas... Who ever came up with this idea is absolutely insane!!
Elitha Donner has outstanding teacher,The staff careing help the kids to focuse and learn better. As a child finds someone cares about them they learn more. My kids have been at Elitha Donner for five years. It has been agreat five years.
I have a son that attends Donner. I'm very happy with this school and their staff. The teachers are amazing. Their very caring, attentive and motivates the kids to do better. My son is a quiet and shy kid. Mrs. Ramirez 4th grade teacher recognized that and found ways to bring him out of his shell. He's in the 5th grade now and his current teachers are just as great! I have older children that have attended other schools in other districts and was very unhappy for various reasons. I moved out here for the schools and have'nt regret it yet! My only complaint about our school is the terrible traffic we go thru daily. Luckily my lil ones are in walking distance. Feel bad for the rest of the parents. We still love it here.
I am the mother of three students from Donner. My children are highly motivated to go to school daily. They like their teachers and peers. They enjoy and want to learn everyday.
I am a parent of two children who attend this school. The principle and teachers are very focused and involved. A very friendly environment! Great school!
The staff is very hard working and caring. They communicate regularly with parents and are very dedicated. The homework seems a bit much but teachers insist it is necessary. Overall, I'm very pleased with the education that my child is receiving.
I am happy about this school. My 5 years old dauther always wants to go school because of a great teacher and friends.
This is a great school with a wide variety of activities. Teachers are very easy to contact.
I can't say enough good things about Elitha Donner! Mrs. Roundtree (the Principal) is highly visible, accessable, and makes a point to say hello to parents. Teachers sincerely love their students, and will accept nothing but their best. Although the teachers push kids to their fullest, they are still fun and energetic. How many teachers actually play dodge ball with the kids during PE? Donner's teachers do. They even have pep rallies to promote school spirit and unity. We are moving and both my son and I are heartbroken that he has to leave Donner.
Donner Elementary actively communicates with and involves parents. Teachers set student responsibility early. Parents are involved to assist. Programs available: Science Fair, Advanced GATE, Destination Imagination, Spelling Bee, Oral Langauge Fair, Holiday Programs. Good communication on how parents can help with child's education, test scores. Active PTA & fundraiser activities, library, support subjects (PE, Science, Music, etc). Addresses behavior and community crime issues quickly.
I moved my family into the Donner community 3 years prior to my oldest sons 5th birthday to secure his enrollment. One of the best decisions I've ever made! From the school itself to the CDI program, I couldn't be happier.
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