Good school with great caring staff. My son is attending 3rd grade. He is happy with his teacher and school.
My both the kids simply love this school and staff. Facilities are also nice. Might be the only school in Fremont which shows movies every month for free through PTA funding. I enjoy PTA meetings here too.
I live in the neighborhood and I'm really concerned about the graffitti I see on the schools fences (the blue fences) and the park sign that is just next to the school. If this is happening repeatedly, it means that whatever is being done to control this activity is not working, and something greater steps need to be taken to find those individuals who are causing this problem. This problem will continue to affects home values and also the schools rating ultimately. There are at least 4 homes in the area that are not selling right now. Westridge is similar to neighboring subdivisions Northgate, Walnut Glen, Nicolet, or Brookvale; yet the elementary school ratings have a huge influence on the property values in each of these neighborhoods, and there is a large discrepancy in values due to the schools rating.
2010-2011 was the last year for my daughter in this school she loved all her teachers untill she came to her last year ,evry day when she comes home she tells me about her day, she said that her teacher used bad language (cussed0 in front of her students. When i heard this i was in shock and then one of the parents told the princible about it and my daughter told me there were rumors that this might of been her teachers last year in that school overall a good school, just ask your child what happend in school and you should be fine.and they should do more to raise money.
her temperature was a whooping 105 degrees. She said she had a migraine and the sent her into the nurse's room and the secretary took 10 minutes. just to help her and SHE WAS VOMITING. she turned out to have food poisoning FROM THE UNCOOKED CHICKEN IN THE CAFETERIA.
This is a good school. If it wasn't for the budget cuts and a few things, it would be a great school. Parents have been very involved and helped where some of the cuts hit, and the programs have been very good for my son.
I attended Patterson Elementary from K-6, and couldn't have asked for a better school and upbringing! I still have a lot of the same friends that I went to school with there...we're still best friends at that!
Both my daughters attend Patterson School. My experience so far has been great! I must say that Miss. Luo and Mr. Berg are such great teachers as well as the Principal Ms. Davis. Both my daughters are happy in this school. I would like to see more after school activities but I also understand that the money has been cut. PTA is always the same old boring thing. They need to update in their activities and the way they raise money for the school. I think they should make a flyer asking parents for ideas on how to get money for the school.
My daughter went to patterson in first grade and K. We moved in the middle of first grade and she started going to Hirsch Elementary.. In Patterson, in K, the teacher took interested and asked my daughter to take AR tests and my daughter did really well. When she went to First grade, teacher said, they don't do AR tests in First grade.. What? When she moved to Hirsch, my daughter started taking tests again and she did really good in Hirsch.
As a parent, we need to understand our accountability in helping both educators and our children in order to achieve a higher API. When this school succeeds it will not only boost our confidence towards our educational system but the community will grow to realize that teachers and school staff are not alone in building a better community. We must help improve the school programs so our children can have access to early intervention. I hope Principal Davis will have more time promoting Reading and Math interventions but there are some behavioral problems going-on with this school. It seemed their School-Wide Behavioral Plan is not too effective. They are spending too much time implementing school disciplinary methods, which is not being systematically followed. Please Principal Davis do something about those unruly kids so our children will have more instruction time!
Great Schools My Daughter and Son having a good time with their studies and the progrees in the studies are really amazing. I will really appreciate the teachers and the principal of the school to bring this school to the next level.
I understand why other reviewers have been listing Patterson as an average school, but I feel things have been changing. First, Principal Davis has been at the school for a couple of years and has had time to make her print on the school. There are many solid, caring teachers, who often stay after-school and or work weekends to have school lessons and extra programs ready for the students. A grant has recently been issued to have more after-school programs at Patterson. If you are a Patterson parent, make sure that you are talking to your teachers and helping in any way you can to help make it the school you want it to be. This is what is done at any successful school.
If your child needs extra help, your out of luck. My daughter is weak in math. The teacher explains it once, she doesn't understand it. Then they send homework with no instructions and, to be honest, at times neither one of us know what to do. Consequently, she scores low on tests and never gets the extra help she needs. Also,I think having P.E. more then once a week would be beneficial to the kids behavior. They have a lot of energy that needs to be unleashed so they can focus in the class room. I find the women that work in the office often rude and disrespectful to the kids and parents. Sometimes you walk in and they don't even acknowledge your presence while talking amongst themselves. They talk down to the kids. A real turn off!
I have 2 kids who attend Patterson. Teacher quality has been great, although the lack of a stable principal has hurt this school greatly. In the 6 years I have been involved with the school,they have had 4 principals. This shift in leadership makes it difficult for the teachers. Each principal has been very different, and comes with new goals and expectations. I feel the teachers are distracted getting to know the new principals way of doing things and adjusting to the new atmosphere of the school. Student behavioral issues in the classroom are another huge problem and distraction for the teachers. Extracurricular activities are non existent (except after school band) Parent involvement has been a constant struggle. Teacher turnover has also been high in the last 2 years.
I give kudos to Patterson Elementary's current principal. Not only is she a stand-strong soul, but she was able to see sides of a situation (on both sides) and clear up a situation that should've been cleared from the prior principal. My grandsons teacher has also been extra caring when educating her class.
This school needs a strong principal who is not afraid of the PTA president and will put the interests of our CHILDREN first. I am very disappointed with the poor leadership and how it affects my two children.
This is an average school. The teachers try but not with a lot of extra you find at the better schools. Over the years the principal position is a revolving door. A stable principal at any school is a big plus. Still it should be considered a good school.
This is a great school! The teachers are positive. I am very happy with both my daughters teachers.
I feel the teachers at this school put themselves ahead of the children. No teachers go out of there way to help outside of the required volunteer time. However they are always asking for help and support from the parents at this school. I would like to see the administration and teachers get together to make this a school the communmity can be proud of.
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