07/18/11 It is time for our Morningside officials to ask why there is such a low parental involvement at school. The school must hold a meeting every year to tell parents about the parent involvement policy and their right to be involved in their children's education. GGUSD should evaluate the effectiveness of the parental involvement policy every year. Parents have the right to frequent report about their children's progress, access to teachers, opportunities to volunteer and participate in their children's classrooms, and to observe classroom activities.
I am on staff at Morningside and I agree with the review below. Great leadership under Ms. Sugamura, however we are getting a new principal this Fall and from what I heard, she is fantastic. Every year since being designated as a PI school, we have improved our API scores, yet failed in our Hispanic subgroup as well as Special Education. What the scores DO NOT tell you is that we are the only special education school in the area;subsequently, if you have a child with a disability and you are in a different school boundary, you will be bussed outside of your boundary to attend M'side. These test scores should be sent back to the students home school to even up the playing field. M'side is being compared to other schools that DO NOT offer SDC classes. Why students with learning disabilities are even included in API scores confounds me.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Morningside Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Morningside Elementary School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.