My son recently completed his 1st grade. Due to over number of students enrolled for 1st grade last year (2012), Hirsch has additionally added a new class room and hire a new teacher. My son got into the new class room with new teacher. We are worried knowing that the the new teacher was less experienced comparing to the existing teachers in the school. However our worries are gone within 2 months, I can see my son is keenly reading and writing for his journal and doing his math very well. The new teacher Mr.P**a was really good he observes kids and knows what they lack and focuses on improving their skills. When ever we had any question about the subjects, or about our son's progress he has patiently explained how he is currently, where he is concentrating on improving further his reading writing skills. Overall 1st grade turn out to be a nice experience for us and good class for my son.. I wish the teacher continue to help the students to progress further in their skills. Mrs. C***y used to be the principal, she is too kid involving in all the activities for kids and mingling with teachers as well as to the kids. 5 Stars :-)
Really Great School! I love the great teachers, staff members, and a caring principal! Keep it up Hirsch!
My daughter completed her sixth grade this year. This is her first year at Hirsch . The teachers are very hardworking,loving,and understandable. My daughter had been through a surgery and missed almost a month from school. The teacher send her homework everyday and give her extra help in academics and she eventually earned an overall A honor roll in all subjects. We are very satisfied with the school and recommend this school to anyone.
My son studied here for Kindergarten - Rm2, 2011~2012. The teacher was really loving, caring, understanding and amazing. My son got this difficulty in speaking english since he moved a lot from Taiwan and Philippines before coming to US but the teacher did a very great job so that my son will have the knowledge and confidence to speak english. She got a special skill that with her only soft voice, she gained respect and attention from her students. My son missed her teacher a lot but he has to moved to Grade 1. Thanks a lot, ma'am! God bless
My Son has joined the Hirsh for KG. Mrs. T* was the teacher. She is amazing. My son has learned a lot and she has put lots of efforts to the kids to learn English and Math. JiJi Math is another plus point where my son come to home and play JiJi Math and learn hard mathematics in an easy way. Overall we are very satisfied with the School and the teacher. The principal is very much involved with students progress.. I highly recommend this school to any one.
My daughter goes to this school. It is a good school. API scored jumped up significantly in 2010. Principal is very good. Teachers are good as well. There definitely is a room for improvement like anywhere else.
I agree with the last review of Hirsch. My daughter also experienced similar difficulties with the retired resource teacher and communication between resource and mainstream teacher. The new resource teacher is not much better. She has said some rather insensitive comments about my child. As a teacher myself, I was shocked that a resource teacher would say such things to a parent of a child with special needs. I also agree that the principal is subpar. The teachers are hit or miss. Frankly, my family is actively looking to move away from Hirsch because I feel that an average schoool is not good enough for my child or any other child.
I have two children who attend Hirsch. I have been disappointed with my son's Resource Teacher, who recently retired and did not put much effort into assisting my son's progress over 4 years. Poor communication between the Resource Teacher and his regular teacher caused more anxiety and several misunderstandings, which were always blamed on my child, not the teacher. The principal also did not support my son's needs. The school has a poor Science and PE curriculum, both not supporting the American lifestyle and struggle of obese children, but also not allowing the children to grow in Science, one of the worlds most growing areas for future careers. One teacher has been absent almost the entire year, and the class has been run by a substitute. The school needs some better teachers:(..
My son is going to Hirsch. He is thoroughly enjoying the class. He is in kindergarten class. Ms Orr is his teacher. He absolutely loves her. We are very happy with his progress in the class. The school staff and the principal are very friendly.
I love that even though our school is small we continue to be one of the most sought after schools in our neighborhood. Our teachers and PTA have a wonderful reputation which helps to make our school desirable. My kids love their teachers and are doing so well with their school work and grades.
The students, teachers and parents are wonderful. Could not be happier!
We had absolutely horrible experience with this school. Principal will tell all what you want to hear. We didnt see her make an effort to support kids in their learning. Teachers were not great either. Stay away from this school.
Excellent School. Lot of parent involvement. My daughter is enrolled for her first year in KG. The teachers have taken special care esp. Mrs. Orr to improve her overall skills. I am very happy to enroll my daughter in this school.
Hirsch school is really a great school.My daughter is actually an overload student.I liked the school the first day i saw it.The teachers really rock there.Mrs.Fischer werk who teaches 1st grade is such a coooll teacher.Kids just love her.Sadly though she is being let go.If anybody needs a tutor for your kid staying in san leandro she is the one.Trust me take my words she is the best.Contact me on my email id and i can give you her id.My id is viju_hp@yahoo.Com.
Hirsch is a great school, with great teachers, and parent volunteers. It has very strict disciplines on home work, school times, and curriculums. My kids are happy to be in this school.
I have worked with the Principal, teachers, parents and students of this school. I feel that this is an excellent school to send you children to get a good education in a caring environment. The Principal makes it a point to get to know every single child at the school. The teachers are wonderful, and the office staff is very is caring.
My sons are in Hirsch and I love it. It is a small school with a lot of fun for both students and parents. Teachers are very experience yet still have passion in teaching. Parents of Hirsch are the best. There are a lot of PTA activities. The principal remembers students' name, which makes my son very proud of. The staffs are friendly and helpful. Thank you Hirsch!
Parent involvement at this school is amazing. Many volunteers. There seems to be many before and after school programs going on. The teachers are genuinely concerned about the students progress. The principal is new. There have been increases in school safety issues lately due to long recess for lunch. The teachers work very hard to make the school a good experience for the students.
Parents cooperation is great. They got music, arts, sports and great activities. They got good programs. Good and excellent teachers. Their programs are excellent. Students learn a lot and become creative.
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