Each child learns at a different pace and is stimulated mentally by various teaching methods. The teachers at Toland Way truly work with each child at their speed and do not teach in a "one size fits all" method.
My three children have had the opportunity to work with just about every teacher at this school and I have found that ALL the teachers truly care about their students. They work with parents and the child (based on the child's needs and they unique way each child learns) to ensure all children excel and are prepared for the next chapter in their academic life.
My children have thrived at this school! The teachers truly care about their students, the principal is engaged and knows all the students by name, and the front office staff are very friendly and helpful. The teachers are eager to work with parents on ensuring every child excels in school and is prepared for the next grade. The PTA is very engaging and the parent center very welcoming. We are very happy our children are receiving a quality education in a safe environment!
In spite of continued buget cuts over the last several years, Toland Way has done an incredible job. Under new leadership for the last two years, academic performance has trived and our API has topped 800. We have an active PTA and an engaging Parent Center. We would love to get some businesses to sponser us. Come and check us out.
I graduated from Toland Way Elem and the staff made a huge impact on me. My fourth grade teacher (Mr. Ramirez), how is still there, was amazing. Mr. Ramirez presented math and reading to a whole new level! His innovative approach challenged us in ways that were fun and fulfilling to us! Very few people have impacted my life like he has.
This school can't even muster up enough parental and community involvement to get crossing guards at the intersections in front of the school. It's horribly depressing, and a disaster waiting to happen for the poor kids who attend. The parents dropping off their kids are dangerous drivers, making U-turns in front of the school, speeding past on the wrong side of the road, honking at other parents. It's total chaos. I could send my kids here, but if this is a symptom of how the school as a whole is managed, I'd rather not take the risk.
There are dedicated teachers, and teachers that are nice but only do the bare minimal. The principal is full of excuses as to why supervision is lacking. All he does is blame the budget cuts. This shouldn't be happening at this school.
The leadership of this School is looking for ways to cause a positive effect on every child that attends Toland Way Elementary. The teachers in my expirience show and demonstrate progressive ways of teaching and helping each student with academic growth provided the student and parent coaperate. The one draw back is that the School's principal needs to listen to the parents not just hear them.