My child's first year attending Mather Heights through the Academy and didn't know what to expect so was observing for both room for improvements and what the school were doing well. The teaching staff both Academy and Core are amazing! The support staff really shines here because of their passion for their classes and students. The teachers take time to address individual students that need additional help and try to come up with a solution that's positive. The staff invests their own time back into the students and families! The PTA is involved and plans a lot of school activities including Annual Harvest Festival, Dr. Seuss 5K, May Fiesta, plus other campus family friendly events. It makes the school a value to the community! Principal is open and passionate about the school, the staff, and most importantly the students! School has various after-school activities/clubs including Fall Semester Author's Club, Mad Science (throughout the year), Lego Engineering, Music. Outside of Class Learning: PC Pals throughout the year for 5th/6th grade core class. Ping Pong ball launches (shown on NBC News). Junior Achievement Crocker Art Musuem (on campus) Dr. Seuss Engineering Day
Place needs to be cleaned up. Several times driving up to school to pick up my kid, I've seen teens making trouble at the nearby park, smoking near the basketball court which is right by the elementary school. I'm ready to send my child back to the private school instead.
This school is located is a friendly community south of Mather Airport. The academic programs are top-notch! The Advanced Learning Academy has flown "under the radar" until recently, with features on Good Day Sacramento, Channel 13, and rumored to be featured on NBC National News soon. The team of teachers is ridiculously talented - several FCUSD Teachers of the Year, and the first grade teacher is a state finalist for the national President's Award. They have challenged my child in ways that continue to amaze me! My child doesn't just memorize facts to do well on a test, he understands concepts to great depth and solves problems well beyond the typical classroom. The principal has an excellence balance of warmth and professionalism, and she takes the learning of students very seriously. Parents are engaged and supportive. This school is the best kept secret around, but mark my words, it won't be a secret for long!
I have 2 students in this school. One of them heading to middle school soon. Mather is a good school. Even with budget cuts and teacher lay offs, remaining teachers give it their all. The principal is also hard working.
We have two students attending Mather Heights, and have nothing but great things to say about the school and their staff. There is a new principal this year, and so far she seems like a good fit for the school. The previous principal retired at the end of last year (much to our sadness), and he has done fantastic things for the school and set such a positive tone for not only the students, but the parents as well. I look forward to another year with our kids at Mather Heights!
The Teachers and Staff are just the Best, you can tell that the students are their number one priority each and everyday
Both of my children went to Mather Heights and let me just tell you that it is a great school. The teachers are great and the kids are wonderful. Mather Height Elementary is a good school for a child's educational growth.
Mather Heights is a excellent school.My son has been attending Mather for a year now.All of the teachers seem really great and understanding.Most of all I love the principal.He is great! Everytime I go to the school I see him there caring for children.Mather Heights is a excellent school.
Mather Heights is a great school. My son has been enrolled since 2004 & he thinks the world of his teachers & friends. The school offers family movie nights, festivals and strongly encourages parent / family support.
I have 2 children attending Mather Heights Elementary school. One started in kindergarten and is now in 2nd grade, one is just starting kindergarten. I love the small town feel of this cute little brick school house. I have been very satisfied with the teachers and staff and the spirit of the school. We have big parent involvement and a lot of activities including spirit club, drama club and others. I think, because this school is located inside of a 'off the beaten path' community, it is very family oriented. Our families are very involved with the children and the class activities.
I have seen several challenges with this school especially during start up where students were often shifted from classroom to classroom during the first year.
My son has attended Mather Heights for 2 years, the academic programs are much more challenging than other schools. I wanted my son to be pushed to excel & I think Mather Heights provides that!
Awesome school, I am proud to be a parent of a child who attends mather heights elementary.
this school made my son tuff and smartthois school is pretty darn good my son was a good boy i wanted him to go there for the good education and the good physical activity.
Mr. Alan Withers is by far the best pricipal I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I have two students at Mather Heights, a fifth grader and a second grader. He knows both children by name, encourages extra carricular activities, as well as parental involvement. Both children have compentent and caring teachers and have flourished at Mather Heights.
My twins are currently in kindergarten. I realize that the move has been toward more academics in kindergarten, however, I am greatly disturbed that there is no music or really much art going on in the classroom. These activities help improve children's ability to learn and it is a real mistake on the part of mather heights elemetary not to make this required curriculum. I hope other parents will stand up and voice their concerns on this issue!
My son arrived from other country, and was accepted as 5th grade in 2001 at Mather Heights. Mr. Alan Withers is the best principal we've ever met. He made sure that my son felt at home at his school. The warm welcome made my son and our family in good hand.
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