Students enrolled 738
School leader Dr. Jackie Vo-Felbinger
Transportation options None
District Milpitas Unified School District
After school Yes

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275 Redwood
Milpitas, CA 95035

(408) 635-2852
(408) 635-2857
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4 stars
Based on 39 ratings

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April 17, 2014
My daughter has attended this school since kindergarten and find this school excellent in all aspects.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
Good group of of students and parents. Well experienced teachers. Happy about the start of the School band and sports club to make a more well rounded curriculum

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Academics is excellent. Principal, teachers and school staff are all supportive and nice. 2 fully new playgrounds just assembled a month back.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2013
My daughter just finished kindergarten here. The PTA and the other parents' involvement is great. They provide great support to the wonderful teachers ans staff that work at the school. The school received a perfect API rating of 10 on the latest results, and the news was published by the Mercury News newspaper. There is a sense and culture of community at the school. The PTA and staff put on multiple events throughout the school year to welcome and engage the families of the students. They show the appreciation to the families for all the support they provide, and seem genuinely caring of the students. I've found the teachers have passion for their jobs, and they want to see the students succeed. They are forward looking when it comes to academic environment and methods. It seems to me that they try to be a step ahead of what they see coming. I'm happy to send my daughter here.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2012
Two nieces, two nephews and my son now goes to this school. They love it. Academics is excellent. Principal, teachers and school staff are all supportive and nice.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2012
My daughter has been going here for 3 years now and we love this school. On-campus after-care program, "After The Bell", which is run by the city is really good as well, in a safe environment and well-rounded schedule with both homework help and sports. However, as a parent, I feel that school need to focus more on academics, especially for gifted students. Let's face it, local economy & home prices are directly proportional to the school API ratings and every school in those "good" school districts leave no stone unturned to maintain their scores. Curtner is currently best rated school in Milpitas and has been making good progress in API scores over last few years. Hope that rating of 10 is not too far away. This is when the rest of the bay area will take notice. However, it would take lot of effort from the principal, teachers, students and last but not the least all parents. Go Curtner!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2012
Great school with nice support from parents and teachers. Wonderful volunteer support from parents for that every body should be proud of.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2012
Great school, very good teachers. School celebrates lot of cultural events which makes leaning fun. They have a good band program for students interested in music. School principal is very much involved with the kids and it is amazing that he knows every student by name.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2012
I like very much this school. I am one of the many parents who volunteer in this school to make it a better place to our children. Teachers are very supportive. The result of these positive involvements with kids in mind is that our school is having a positive growing. My child loves going to school. This week is February break. Yesterday, she told me she did not want to be at home. I am very proud to say my child goes to Curtner School.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2012
Great school, wonderful environment for avid students. Most of the teachers are very supportive. Another three words.

- submitted by a community member
August 30, 2011
This school is amazing. The teachers challenges the kids academically but also concern about other aspects of learning. The school celebrated many different cultural events which enable kids to have an open mind to other cultural aspects and histories. They have a strong PTA and it is one of the few school ( if any in the district) that has a Parent Involvement Room. I also like the principal isn't just pushing the better student to improve, but to help raised the performances of the challenged students. With the recent years of budget cuts, and teachers working with less resources and more students, this school amazes me with its great performance. A little disappointed to know that it has less sports than other schools, but nevertheless, it is a great school. I love this school, which is why I am at the school every morning to drop off my kids and to talk to other parents and teahers. People are just wonderful here. My kids love it! They call it their second home.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
I have othe rchildren who have attended this school. I know that my daughter need to test for RSP class, but no one would listen to me about it. I finally took her to see her doctor and he is helpping me by getting my daughter tested for resource class by writing a letter to the school. Because no one at the school would listen to me. And it upset me because they did not listen to me in first place about it.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2010
I disagree, my child has been attending Curtner since 1st grade and is now in 5th. If the child qualifies for resources through the state guidelines they will be given. Otherwise, a tutor must be paid for out your your own pocket. Test scores are important, it's indicative of the level of learning.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2010
This school has great teachers. I have had three children through and gone through 3 principals (my middle had all three). The latest principal always asks parent volunteers to do more and more for him and less for the teachers. All he seems to care about is test scores and not on students. They just got new whiteboards that cost several thousand dollars, but my friend's daughter who is having trouble can't get tutored because she is too high. Children who are academically higher in 1-3 get lost in the shuffle because they will score well on the state test. Those who are low are told to sit in front of a computer to learn.

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2009
This school is really great including teachers and principal. I will give this school 5 stars.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2009
I think this school is very good. It pushes your child enough to learnnnahead of a grade.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2009
Most teachers are very interested in their students and want them to succeed. The new principal has implemented some new programs that have improved the school. Lots of parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2009
I really appreciate all the good works of all the teachers and the principal. Also, coach Billy that my daughter always mentions have a great time during PE.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2009
My son is just finishing his kindergarten year here and it has been awful. He has had a hard time adjusting to kindergarten and the school is not helpful at all. They would not allow him to go on any field trips this year because of his behavior and I think it is extremely unfair.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2009
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February 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2008
Great school. Pergfect for my kids.

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February 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2007
I'd rate this school four star.All my kids studied in this school and all of them love Curtner. As Principal, Colleen is doing her job excellently-involved ,strict and caring.Her address to the '07 graduates is touching . Most teachers are great mentors and they go out of their way to make school activity fun.Environment is kept safe- drop offs, ID to visitors, etc. Ms. K at cafeteria is amazing,Coach Billy makes PE pure fun! Mr. Yohara,substitute teacher is well loved and respected.

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June 02, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2007
A good school. But found that there are certain teachers who do not pay attention to those students in their class who are actually a bit more advanced than the other children, or perhaps needs a bit more attention because the student is bored. The student then looses interest and their attention span shortens and the short attention span becomes a bad habit.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
The Principal at Curtner is not only a sweetheart but she is a caring person that is looking out for the best interest of her students and relationship with the parents. It's very rare to find that. Clean School with great Teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2006
Good academic program. Highest API score of any school in Milpitas. Good GATE program for 4-6 th grades. Mayority of teachers are very qualified and available to parents. Science teacher is overworked with 3 grades and over 300 kids for herself. Extracurriculum activities include free Music and choir lessons and art classes by an outside party for a fee. Parents are welcome to volunteer at school in differents taks: helping teachers in their classrooms, chaperoning field trips, helping in the office.... They are also part of the school site council and the parent-teacher association.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2006
Good school, but quality of education is largely a factor of the individual teacher(s) you end up getting. Some are excellent, others can be problematic. Administration is very responsive and supportive. Good response time in general.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2006
Great school. My daughter loves it at Curtner.

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February 27, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2006
I believe the school can do more to challenge kids who have higher potential than other kids. Kids who can read well and are good in Math/Science are punished at times as they are forced to stay with the classroom. Parent involvement could be better. Overall, I would like this school to demand more/challenge kids who can handle it.

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December 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
Academics can be improved, I've noticed that teachers just expect the kids to know without much hands on - maybe it's the teacher/student ratio that prevents this. Some kids need a little more direction and that is something I would love to see. Extracurricular activities are great - and so good for the kids. Overall, the school is pretty good. The teachers just need to put more emphasis on the well being of the kids, not just their academic scores. My kids came from a SJUSD school where they felt close to their teachers during all 4 years they were there - it made the whole campus feel like a family. [They] miss this at Curtner.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2005
Curtner has extremely passionate and involved teachers, Principal and Vice Principal. My child has been thriving here for the past three years. I really appreciate that the school does not tolerate any type of teasing or fighting. The students are very aware of what is expected of them.

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March 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2005
Quality of academic programs: Needs improvement. Assigned homework/handouts/worksheets need to be updated to reinforce the textbooks/lectures. Level of parent involvement is non-existent. Parents need to get involved!

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January 17, 2005
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Curtner Elementary School
275 Redwood, Milpitas, CA  95035
(408) 635-2852
Last modified Curtner Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Curtner Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top