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.
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!
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.
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.