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K-8
Public charter
Morgan Hill, CA
Students enrolled: 538
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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9530 Monterey Road
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

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(408) 463-0618
(408) 463-0267
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September 29, 2014
This school is awesome! The teachers are excellent and the enrichment and activities keep my daughter fully engaged with the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
My daughter has attended since Kinder and we've been more impressed each year. She doesn't just memorize and test well, she actually deeply understands the concepts which I attribute to the Project-Based Learning. This school is great for inquisitive, curious and creative students and are taught a sense of independence and responsibility for the community and their school. Where else will a child in today's public school get Spanish, art, music, agriculture in Kinder? The teachers are passionate about their work and are managed out if they don't keep up with the high bar - most teachers take on extra projects around the school. The school has a very active parent community and board of directors representing the parents and the community. The principal has gotten a bad rap for no reason. She is in the micro-detail because she cares so deeply and has a very specific vision for the school. There are more kids applying every year than the number enrolled - high demand, and high expectation parents and teachers. I've never seen any religious overtones - this is purely public school at its finest!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
Morgan Hill Charter School has a high API and all of the outward appearances of a great school. But close examination of the scores shows that even the elementary schools in Morgan Hill that are in program improvement status actually outperform the charter school student for student. Morgan Hill has a high school score because it is extremely segregated. The same students are actually doing better in the regular public schools. A high school score does not mean a better individual education.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2012
This school is excellent. All of my children are receiving a top notch education. The entire staff is extremely committed and obviously care about students. There are minimal behavior problems. The parents are very involved and truly support the school. The school has a strong academic program that focuses on project based learning. CSMH offers a variety of enrichment opportunities and are focused on the "whole child." We are lucky to be part of the community - it is a school of choice with a very long waiting list.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2012
This school is better on paper than in real life. k-2 Spanish is okay with too much busy work. 3-6 Spanish has little control of the classroom and a lot of busy work and tons of busy homework that is useless.Agriculture is great but only 40 min, 1 day a week, for half the school year.I personally have seen very little in terms of PBL. It's more like unit studies, than projects.most projects are just a lot of writing.no hands on projects.if there is a hands on project then it is done at home.I have yet to see a hands on project done at school.Math is a mess.there is no clear direction from grade to grade.often teachers just print off sheets from the internet.Math is highly concerning.Kids that excel are very bored and you can see it in behavior in the class room.the school in not immune to bullying and it is hit or miss on how well the school deals with it.the teachers need training on how to talk with parents.they often blame parents and gossip about parents too much in the staff room.I have heard things that I should have never have heard.There is also a religious undertone.separation of church and state is blurred.You have to be very aware to avoid it.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2012
Project Based Learning (PBL) is something that Charter School Morgan Hill indeed excels in. However, the dictatorship style of "management" is fascinating. I believe that schools should have a business style of organization, however, the principal's style ( Paige Cisewski ) is a bit extreme.

- submitted by a community member
April 27, 2012
Project Based Learning (PBL) is something that Charter School Morgan Hill indeed excels in. However, the dictatorship style of "management" is fascinating. I believe that schools should have a business style of organization, however, the principal's style ( Paige Cisewski's ) is a bit extreme.

- submitted by a community member
September 20, 2011
Don't judge a book by its cover. CSMH may not have the nicest facility, and yes it technically isn't in MH BUT we have had great experience at this school. Based on its 2011 API score of 901 shows how well they're doing. My daughter loves it there. As parents, we are proud to see her progression from a timid kindergartner to a first grader who is reading 6 chapters at a time with fluency. Her teachers are awesome. Parent involvement is key to the student's success. We are glad to be part of the CSMH family.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
My son has gone to Charter since it opened and has had a fantastic experience. He is an active boy who did well with the project based learning. The staff makes you feel very welcome and the school has an overall feel of a large family. He loves his school, the staff and fellow students. I know if I sent him to the regular public school he would not feel this way. I did that with my older child and both had totally different experiences, thanks CSMH !!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
The hands approach they use for all subjects. The fact that you ALWAY see happy students at the school. The agriculture program.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2010
All 3 of my children went to this school in the upper grades. They hated it. I pulled them out. To this day, they tell me how much they hated Charter school. It has left scars. The teachers didn't supervise fights in the classroom. They allowed conflict to continue and did nothing. We tried to work through it for several months with the bullying that my kids recieved. They got depressed so we had to leave. The staff does not stop the bullying. They ignor it.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2010
My child was formerly at another public Morgan Hill elementary school and now has relocated to Charter. The changes over the few months have been dramatic compared to the former school, from an excellent and challenging academic environment to enrichment programs including agriculture and Spanish. I also am enthusiastic about the wonderful after school programs the school provides at miminal cost to parents. The teachers are all very caring individuals and I have never seen so much parent involvement which I believe is the element that sets this school apart from others in the district. I feel blessed my child has the option to attend this superb school; only wish the facility was in better shape but I understand improvements are on the horizon. Great school overall!!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2009
Most of the Charter Stall was quite hateful to my special ed child. The teacher left an emotional scare that my child has yet to shake off. The principal was unsuportive in attemps to make my child successful at the school. If your child is different in any way best not to subject them to Charter.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2009
I was a student there and I loved to my teachers were great and the parents were very involved.The staff really seemed to care about the students and enjoy the company the provided.

- submitted by a student
March 03, 2009
CSMH is a great school. Even though the facility is not in wonderful shape, the staff and parent community are amazing. So many dedicated stakeholders. As with any school, CSMH has its challenges. But, project based learning and the caring atmosphere far outweigh any negatives.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2008
This school has a fantastic staff, from the top of the ladder to the bottom! The parents are very involved, and for some of us it feels like a second home. I do feel if your child needs Special Education, I would look into your public home school. The district provides the Special Ed, and last years person was very part time, and they have no one this year. Special Ed doesn't work well with the school 'hands-on' learning, because a student misses a lot and comes back more confused. Every day at CSMH is a Very Exciting Adventure. I wish I went to a school like this when I was a kid!

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
March 27, 2007
I am grading the Jr. High of school. Having a 9 rating is not accurate for the entire school. For K-6 the 9 would be fair. 7th & 8th Grade rating should be about a 3. The older grades seem to run their own show. They do not have much supervision outside the classroom (lunch/recess).

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2006
We love Charter School. It has given back opportunities that have been taken out of other public schools that we have attended, and offered others that we never had, such as Agricultural Science, and Spanish. The quality I think we appreciate most is the fact that parents are truly involved in the school. I would recommend this school to anyone that believes that their children deserve more than your average cookie-cutter public school.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2006
Charter School is a project based education public school, grades K-8. Educational quality would be rated in general a B- Emphasis is on respecting one-self and others and making a positive contribution. Good after school music program and girls sports.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2006
CSMH has been a wonderful change for my son. Our family has attended private school for 12 yrs. and we have been pleasantly surprised by this public charter school. This school offers my son Spanish, Agriculture Science, and P.E. 3 times a wk. Opportunities my son did not have in private school. The younger grades have music, art, etc. programs that have been cut in our old school. This school is a project based learning school, which has been a good match for my son. The work and projects he is required to do are what I consider life applicable rather than 'busy work'. I am excited that my daughter will enter kindergarten in Sept. and begin a wonderful school experience.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2005
So far we have really liked the school, especially the enrichment programs. The facility, however, is another story. It is very rundown and old. Hopefully, the school will move to another location. First grade teachers are the best!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2005
Lower grades are fantastic. Upper grades (7-8) seem to think kids are in college with more maturity than should be expected at this age. High parent involvement expectations, which is good, but often too pushy, making parents uncomfortable.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2005
This is an amazing school. The teachers are bright, enthusiastic and dedicated and the programs offered are just amazing, especially for a public school. Spanish is taught at every grade - every day at the middle school level. The agricultural science program is just extraordinary - an orchard, a school farm, a chicken coop, all maintained by the students. Separate teachers for art and music and 2 full time P.E. teachers. Also, the project based learning aspect of the curriculum and the degree to which the students are involved in shaping their own learning is wonderful. I can't recommend Charter highly enough.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
My son is in kindergarten at the Charter School. The focus on project-based learning has been ideal for him. I am really pleased with the teachers, their style and interaction with the kids, the amount of outside involvement and enrichment opportunities.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2005
My child has been at The Charter School for three years now, and up until this year all has been fine. With the change in the Administration (mainly new Principal) this year, I question the direction that the school is going. There are some incredible teachers and extremely devoted parents involved in numerous ways. My opinion is the Principal is just not the right fit.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2004
My second grader has been attending Charter School since kindergarten and is doing well, now reading 'Harry Potter' and 'Little House' books on her own. We feel the small school community and parent involvement are perfect for her and her brother, who now is in kindergarten. The teachers are getting great at implementing hands-on projects for instruction (natural for kinder teachers, harder for staff with older students to do without extra effort/training) and frequently school-wide projects bring the whole school community together for exhibition events and thematic instruction that crosses all grades.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2004
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September 19, 2003
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Charter School Of Morgan Hill
9530 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, CA  95037
(408) 463-0618
Last modified Charter School Of Morgan Hill is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Charter School Of Morgan Hill Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top