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Peralta Elementary School3
Posted July 08, 2013
- a parent
My school is horrible, the new Principal is very, very rude she needs to focus on the benefits of learning and not so much disicipline, for this method is not working. They need to fire her immediately, students that have been attending that school for years are moving to different schools because of the new Principal. Also the more that 1/2 of the staff dislikes her but they need their jobs so they are afraid of saying anything. The Principal I'm referring to K. Schanz
I have had both of my girls attend School of the Holy Child and they were so happy. The teachers were wonderful and were always available to both student and parent. All the girls that have graduated have attended very prestigious colleges. I would highly recommend this school to all young women.
The Principal of this school is clueless at how to run it effectively!!! Every year test scores have dropped since she's been in charge. The moral of the staff is low . There have been no field trips for the kids except for the occasional trip to Shakeys or Chuck E Cheese. Other schools in the same district went to science camp this year, why not Peralta? There needs to be an administrative change so that Peralta can get back to the top where it once was. Parents are concerned and the school district should be too!
Peralta was once a California Distinguished school, but now has the 3rd lowest API in the district. I'm very disappointed in the staff, especially the Principal, and wonder if my child is getting the best education she can get.
Peralta is a wonderful school! The teachers are caring & work extremely hard. The principal is full of energy always open to new ideas. Parents are always welcomed to participate in any and every way. My daughter attended Peralta for 4 years and safety was never a concern.
I have been very happy with Peralta for the past 5 years. The staff knows their kids and families so well. I feel my kids are quite safe on the campus. They love having parents in the classrooms and a part of the school activites and the fundraisers. They are proud of their kids hard work and they provide help and encouragement to those in need.
My daughter attended Peralta for Kindergarten only, the quality of the teachers in K was impressive. They were willing to challenge the children academically and encourage them also. She was introduced to music appreciation and developed a love for art by drawing and coloring pictures that have won first prize and second prize in art contests.