I like Azevada School. The teachers are great and the students have an eagerness to learn.
Azevada is a wonderful school that truly celebrates the diversity in our community. We have a school community made up of multi cultures, multi languages, and multi abilities. Azevada encourages all the students to reach for the stars. (The school mascot is the "All Star.") In addition to our traditional classes taught in English, we also are proud to have a Mandarin Immersion program. Children in the program (some enter knowing little or no Mandarin), learn the same school curriculum, but in the language of Mandarin! Azevada is also very proud of it's special day students that are such an important part of the school. I am proud to say my son attends Azevada and encourage all schools to celebrate their diversity and join together as a wonderful community to make each child feel welcomed and valued.
This is a very good public school, and is becoming a great public school. The Principal, teachers and staff members are very helpful and take care of students very well.
We had to move out of state and so sad had to leave this excellent school. The Principal, teachers and staff members have been so helpful and attentive. Bathrooms & cafeteria are clean, great playgrounds & great lunch menu though it's standard. My child has been in the Mandarin immersion class for 2 years and she has always enjoyed the learning process. Mr. Leung is a very patient, resourceful and attentive teacher. Each child was appreciation and given an award by end of the 1st grade. My child learned great Math, Science and English on top of the Mandarin classes. We will miss this school so much. Azevada rating is low due to their classes for special need kids but they have Accelerated online Math, Reading in the library with scores for each child whenever they finished & great Science class.
The food is unhealthy and my child has seen mold in cheese several times. Many kids know bad words and my son learned a cuss word, a very bad one, at 1st grade. But still, this school is to stay at.
My child has been attending Kindergarten at Azevada for about 8 months and I have seen lots of improvements. She is in the Chinese Immersion Program which has just started as the 1st class this year. Mrs. Orchid Wang is very attentive to each child's feelings & a very good teacher. Kids loves her and hugs her. CIP is a succes considering 70% of students are from non Mandarin speaking family . Kids have learned speaking a lot of Mandarin, covered more than 20 books in 8 months, learning to read English too. A Chinese mom this morning said that she's very happy with CIP program. She was going to sign up her son to a Spanish immersion program before knowing about CIP. They have classes for special needs kids which affected their rate being low. The school has improved student's reading , Accelerated Reading Program and Math online programs and library.
Azevada is a good public school. I see teachers, staffs and parents are all doing their best to maintain the low budget cut year. School maintains the library well. Student enjoy outside playgrounds which is pretty neat over all. Bathroom are good and pretty clean in most of the time. Lunch is very standard . They have a great after school music program run by parents. The choir is wonderful and lucky to have a professional parent willing to run it and it's free. They also have drawing class and band to offer if you willing to pay the price to join. Overall this is a great school but always, parent involved will make all things different!
My child has been attending this school for 3 years now and she loves it. So far she has had great teachers and I have never had a problem with any of them. This school has dedicated teachers, a nice principal and a hard-working PTA that is doing a great job of putting together a bunch of fun activities for the kids. Test scores have risen again so I think it's a good school and I hope it continues to get better.
I love Joseph Azevada Elementary School because the kids and teachers are great.
Test scores have been well over 800 for a few years. We now have a outstanding new principal who is working to make things even better. The school been completly upgraded and the campus is neat, clean and is full of flowers and trees. The staff works as a team pushing each child to work their hardest. This school is one of Fremont's hidden gems.
Some of the teachers at this school are really great! That is what is most important. However, it is truly luck of the draw. As a concerned parent, the main issues I see are Sanitation of areas where food is eaten, and supervision at recess. The Ratio at recess is about 1 adult to 80 children, with about 300 plus on the yard at the same time. Too many to supervise in a quality positive way. Unfortunately, language & negative behavior goes uncorrected until a problem happens. On the upside, They have plans to improve after school programs & add some arts programs. It is a start but it is still in the 'plan to' stage for next year, they have added a music for minors program for first grade,& a Dance program school wide. Over all it is a good school getting better but needs more parent support.
My child has bee attending Azeveda for over 5 years. I cannot recommend it as a good school for multiple reasons: Overdue (by a year) and problematic re-construction has closed half the school for the entire 05/06 year, lack of decisive leadership, low/non existant parent involvement, use of the spiral learning method, few extracurricular activities, as well as the typical lack of budget. Special Ed programs recieve little attention. Most of the teachers however are extremely dedicated, and struggle to work with what they are given.
I believe that the administrators have the best of intentions, but this school lacks in parental updates on student status, accountability for students and the overall learning environment. It's a good school, but not a great one.
This is a very good public school, and is becoming a great public school. I took my child out of private school to attend here four years ago, and I have not regretted my decision. We have a very dedicated, energetic teaching staff. We have a new principal this year who has high expectations of both students and parents, and he is very positive. One thing that does need to improve is parental involvement. I've noticed an increase in the last four years and I hope it continues. The PTA is amazing - a small but mighty group that has made some incredible contributions. Discipline and behavior are great at this school and I never worry about my child's safety. This is also a multicultural learning environment which I think is a bonus for my children. The new principal has already begun adding more extracurricular activities. This school is good, and continues to improve.
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