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Marvin Elementary School5
Posted October 17, 2014
- a parent
Marvin is a great school. The principle Mr. Chum is very involved with the kids. He waits for the kids at the entrance every morning and you'll see him walking down the halls rather than sitting in his office all day. The teachers are great and caring, well at least the ones I know who are Ms. McPherson, Ms. Woods, Ms. Llanos and Ms. Fuentes. I have two boys and they're are doing great. Thank you staff from Marvin and keep up the good work!!! Also thank you staff from YDP the teachers are also great! Ms. Mitsy and Ms. Reyna! Thank you!
Marvin is a great school. Teachers and staff work very hard. I am very happy to see that more and more parents are now getting involved and help teachers to make school a happy and successful learning experience for our children.
We are new to Marvin this school year. We are happy with our child's teacher and feel fortunate to be in her classroom. I experience some of the other staff to be gruff and rough around the edges - not exactly gentle and nurturing to 5 year olds. The office staff are very professional. The Administrative leads are standoffish. Message is: "we want parent involvement". Policy is: "stay out". On the first day of Kindergarten parents needed to go when the bell rung. My child had JUST met the teacher only 3 days before the first day of school. That was sign #1 that there's a lack of awareness of the emotional health and age appropriate needs of these kids. Then 3 weeks later we were told not to walk our kids to their classroom and to say goodbye at the yard. My child was not ready to wander off to the class yet and this was really distressing to her. So the explicit policy is parent involvement, while the implicit policy is drop off your kids and you'll see them (not the teacher - i.e. no check in or feedback) at 2. And the best is that they use candy treats as rewards for good behavior.
This is a great school that offers alot of help for students with any kind of learning dissability. Teachers,psychologist and school principal work together to fit student needs. I as a former student at Marvin Elementary and now my son attending here, am very happy and satissfied with the help he has been provided. I recomend this school to anyone who is looking for their kids to succeed.
umm hello well first of all i wanna say that marvin elementary is the BEST SCHOOL EVER this is coming from a 12 year old and i have been at marvin since i was in pre-school and it is he funnest safest coolest nicest school ever i just graduated marvin last year in 2010 it 2011 now i really miss marvin because its hard beinq at marvin since i was 5 and then just leaving all of a sudden so i try to back as much as i can but my mom say that no one can pick me up to go to marvin but it dosent stop me i still try very hard to go back to see my old teachers , they are the reason i am who i am today and the reason why i got to graduate from marvin the best yearz at marvin for me was 3nd 4th and especially 5th i love marvin i alwayz have and i alwayz will so any parent that need to find a perfect school for their kids be sure to look up marvin avenue language magnet elementary. i really hope i get to go back to marvin because its the place tht i had the best moment of my life, u can see how much it means to me,when i was there i couldnt wait to leave but now i reqret it and wish i was there again but i know tht can happen again..well i love you marvin and i always will GO MARVIN
It's a really nice school, with a good environment. The magnet program offers foreign language studies which I enrolled my child in. I am pretty satisfied with the amount of learning my child has graduated this school with.
I'm very happy with my child attending this school. The teachers and staff at Marvin are doing a great job at improving the students overall performance. My second grader is in the Language Magnet program and I'm impressed at how well their being thaught. Marvin might be located in a low income community but that sure doesn't mean that it's a low achievement school. Great job Marvin!