The new teachers need A LOT of highly gifted trainings, ethics (honesty), and communication skills. Where is the administration who can train them better?? For Math, until you get into the higher grade with 5th grade teacher, this is NOT the place to be poor explanations and lazy teaching methods. The Academics are not that hard --it's easy for these kids. There's little to no homework also none for the last month of last year. The 5th grade teacher is the best and hopefully she will not transfer out as the other great teachers have left this past year--ask around. This has left us parents and our kids with teachers that the school just pulled in Only 1 person interviewed for the job of 4th grade teacher I think it was the case for the 2/3 teacher as well. Sorry to admit this but the teacher quality stinks in Magnet starting in 2013 for 2/3... Go see the teacher(s) and judge for yourself. The regular home school is trying to do it's best and some teachers are very good at bringing in the common core and still making the curriculum interesting (in resident school) good luck if you end up here.
Both of my daughter attended this elementary school from Pre-K to 5/6. Being a public elementary school, my daughter really enjoyed attending the school, loved their teachers, - who are really caring and help my daughters achieve their best. Most of the staff and teacher are very friendly and care for the student at San Jose Street School and are committed to maximizing individual student performance, inspiring students interest and instilling a sense of self-worth among all students. As a parent one of the most important components to your child's education is being involved and building a relationship with your child's teacher, be it volunteering in the classroom, doing things from home or just donating items to the classroom. We as parents must work along side the teachers to make sure our kids are staying on track and working with them when they need that extra support.
Reading other postings regarding bullying was very upsetting that this school allowed this type of behavior to occur on school campus! The Principal, teachers and yard duty staff all need to take a seminar class/meeting on bullying. This behavior is not acceptable nor should it be tolerated without facing some serious consequences.
This school is big disappointment to me and my son. This school did not help him when he was bullied over months in schoolyard. He was called bad names and was told he was weird and stupid by kids that have no right saying this. My child felt very bad about himself and is not trusting toward others because others were not responded to his complaints. He felt that the teachers did not care about him or hear him. It is very sad to see my child hating school and he is good studnt.
We are in regular school and are extremely disappointed and very upset. Some of the teacher are good, but we experience a lot of bullying and nasty talk. Some of the playground personal should not be working with kid since they have no skills at handling kids and the problems coming along with them. My child is so happy the school year is over.