The school year is off and running and I could not be more pleased. The staff truly cares about the students and I feel like one of the team. We have been part of the Anza family for the past 4 years and I have never had a problem. It is amazing that this school has managed to provide a top shelf education to my child despite the huge cutbacks the district has been forced to endure.
Anza School has amazing teachers. I always feel like my child is getting the highest quality education. They have high expectations, and my child has made tremendous growth with the guidance of her teachers. The communication is unbelievable, and I never feel in the dark about what my child is learning and doing in class. They prepare my child thoroughly.
I have always been impressed with Anza, but after this week of parent/teacher conferences I am blown away! My daughter is in the fourth grade at Anza. My conference with her teacher was this week. The teacher suggested my daughter attend. This teacher not only broke down my daughter's grades for me, but got specific. She not only gave reasons behind the grades, but set specific goals for how she and my daughter would improve her grades. Instead of being a bystander, my daughter was actively part of the meeting and was allowed to offer her input. This teacher ensured me that if her grades did not improve, I would be contacted immediately and a new meeting would be set so we can create a new action plan. I have never heard of a school being so proactive to iprove the learning of each student. My daughter is by no means a failing student, but this teacher still made a point to set goals and involve me in the action plan.
Tales of the 4th grade blues. I heard nothing but good things about Anza since I dug a little deeper I am disappointed. The 4th grade blues came when I realized that one of the most valuable assets to a school, the teachers, are really cubic zirconium. Some of the teachers at Anza really DO NOT want parental involvement. I.e. I requested and was denied 3 times to meet my child s science teacher just to put a face with a name, until, I mentioned getting the principal involved. My blues continued after I finally did meet with the science teacher, right away I detected animosity from the first introduction. I asked the science teacher if she could provide a schedule of assignments that she had planned for the next month or even the next 2 weeks so that I could prepare my student, she flat out said no. I guess she does no planning and wings it from day-to-day. One last thing, after I had asked to meet the teacher, my child told me that this teacher began to subtly use a meaner voice tone when speaking to my student, now I am very leary. I plan to monitor this situation very closely.
We loved this school for 1st and 2nd grade- but for 3rd grade we were so unhappy and disappointed. My daughter was put in a 3rd grade class that had co-teachers- one would work 3 days in the beginning of the week and the other 2 days and they would switch consecutively. From day 1 I knew it would not work- as a teacher myself I had very strong feelings against this and asked to be switched out of the class after the 1st week- I gave the principal a LONG list as to why and he refused telling me they dont like to switch the kids out of classes. We had such a great experience with our 1st & 2nd grade teachers that my husband and I decided we would stick it out and ultimately we regreted that decision my daughter did great in class but was not properly prepared for the CSTs in my opinion- Having 2 differend teachers really was a distraction in the class for all kids they rarely were on the same page with each other although i am sure they tried. I was really sad about that. We ended up taking our daughter out of Anza and putting her in another school. Hopefully the new pricipal will accommadate parents better who feel passionate about their childs well being.
Juan de Anza is an excellent public school. It has strong principal and school leadership, as well as excellent teachers. Classes are carefully balanced and relatively small in comparison to class sizes in nearby school districts. In addition the campus is wonderful, well maintained and very inviting for the children.
I was more than impressed by my child's third grade teacher at Juan de Anza School. The teacher wrote grants in her free time to obtain high-tech equipment for my child's classroom. This teacher emphasized being responsible for your own learning, which was highly effective. The facilities at the school are amazing, and there are plenty of extracurricular activities and community events. I'm so glad I brought my daughter to this school. This school should be a 10.
Love it! Love it! Love it! My daughter has been here for 4 years and she loves it and I love it for her. It is a good fit for her, far better than the private school I took her out of. The teachers and staff are caring and are helping me to raise a thoughtful, caring, compassionate child. There is no bullying that I have ever seen or heard of and the kids are encouraged to think about their actions at all times. The parents are involved and it shows. The campus is beautiful and well maintained. The best I have seen in a public school and better than a lot of private schools we looked at.
Juan De Anza Elementary School is a big family who cares for all their students and parents. Dr. Jones is the best principal a school can ever have. All the teachers are dedicated and devoted to their students. My five-year-old daughter is reading fluently and has learned and advanced a lot this year. Besides, the normal school curriculum, all students all being taught good manners, team spirit, going green, fitness, cooperation, friendship, responsability, hard work, honesty, and all the keys to success. I love all their staff. THANK YOU SO MUCH JUAN DE ANZA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
This school promotes education very highly with a consistent curriculum and very caring teachers. the school is in a small community and has such a good reputation it attracts children from outside the district such as us who want our children to attend this school
Great school, great principal, great teachers, great campus! My kidergartner loves coming to school and loves her teacher. As a parent, that makes me very happy and confident that Anza is the right choice for my daughter.
The staff is great. I love the teachers, they're awesome. Everyone is very nice.
My son is 20 and my daughter is 10 and the teachers still remember who my son is....the staff is great and they do make the kids feel special
I am very proud of Juan de Anza which provides excellent education in addition to a safe and caring environment
Juan De Anza has exceptional teachers!!!! My kids love their classes and their teachers and all of the fun activities Anza creates for the kids. All of the staff are soo dedicated to creating a positive, caring, and excellent learning environment for my children. Even if there's an issue everyone takes great care in creating a solution!
I feel proud and honored to be able to send my child off to a school where I know the teachers, staff and parent volunteers care about her. She is getting a fantastic education in a safe and caring environment.
Anza Elementary has excellent teachers, a caring principal, and at Anza everyone is someone special!
I am very proud of Juan de Anza School, because I see a wonderful teachers. They are not just doing their job; They Care about their Students. Usually Some Teachers are there early to Help their students. The teachers in Anza are dedicated to their students. I see parents involved in projects and events at Anza School. I hope some school learn from Juan De Anza Elementary School the Students are not just income for the school.Students are who represent the School.
Both my nephew and niece attends Anza Elementary and they love it.. I see how smart they are.. thanks for having such great staff.
Anza is a wonderful school. The teachers, principal and staff are great. My two daughters find learning exciting and can't wait to go to school. I also love the organized play at recess that the staff teach the students.
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