As a new parent to this school I agree with the previous review one does research for the best schools and we do get caught up in the numbers. I must say I was hesitant in sending my child here, but after almost 3 weeks of classes my husband and i can honestly say we were pleasantly surprised. The welcome from the teachers, volunteers and the involvement from our principal is to be commended. I can see the commitment to success. We are proud to be part of this community....Way to go P.A Walsh! The community is watching and cheering you on... A special recognition to Ms. Miller....we couldn't have aked for a better teacher for my child.
When a parent looked at schools to send his/her child, that person will value 2 things 1) API scores and 2) Great School' s Scores. Aside from having a "3" rating, P.A Walsh also has a consistently LOW API score of mid to low 700's since the year 2000!!! Please STOP kidding yourselves by thinking/saying/posting "how great Walsh truly is...." You would need to prove it by increasing your API scores to match that of your "wonderful and glowing" reviews!!!
Don't be fooled by this school's low rating. The principal is a great leader and has full support of a very committed group of teachers. They are all working hard for our children. My children have been here a number of years and they and I have had a great relationship with all of their teachers. They have been challenged to be the best that they can be and enjoy going to school everyday. The little engine that can is a great description of our school!
PA Walsh is a great school for our small town community of Morgan Hill. It is a place that nurtures students and supports families while pushing for academic excellence. Students make great gains each year. My son is in his second year at Walsh and is thriving in their care.
Amazing school. The principle, teachers, and staff are all attentive and very sweet people. My son's teacher pays attention to every detail and the classroom size if perfect.
This school is the little engine that CAN! Our principal and the teachers are wonderful! We have faced many challenges as others have around the state, overcrowded classrooms, less funding and joining with a closed school from the district. I have to say this has made our school stronger. The joining of Walsh & Burnett has been a plus, we gained some amazing teachers. Keep up the good work. If you are a parent you need to be involved with your child's school & teacher! Great job Walsh Teachers & Students
P.A.Walsh is a good school. Great Principal and teachers.I think the parent in one of the other postings should be ashamed, how can you say kids hate America and "fair" colored people . Don't be fooled by this scary parent . This is California,with great diversity That is what makes America Great I think some people .forget that.. P.A. wash is a good school that gets a bad rap. My son has went there since kindergarten , he now is in 5th grade. Great teachers every year , always challenging the kids. Good kids!
The teacher and the principals are good, but there's too many kids that hate America and hate fair skinned people. The kids are allowed to act like animals. The classes are over crowded (I think above the legal requirements). The district needs to mix up the races, offer free English classes to parents, move some of the kids to other schools, hold parents accountable for repeat offenders. (There are MANY fantastic kids and families) but way too many "bad apples."
There have been a lot of changes at Walsh over the past few years. To compare it to what it was even 3 years ago, you would not recognize it. And for the better! The staff is doing whatever it possibly can to tackle huge issues one by one. Next year promises to be even better. Test scores are raising, and attitudes are improving all around. I'm proud to work at PA Walsh.
My child has attended several schools in the district over the years. This is the first time that I have seen them happy to attend. The teachers are attentive and work hard to help their students to achieve their best!
My experience indicates that P A Walsh offers an excellent academic curriculum as well as a diversified extra curricular scheduled. Our grandchildren did enjoy going to school each day and excelled in their schoolwork. We, as grandparents enjoyed the special programs designed for both entertainment and education for both students and parents. The children appear to get an excellent education.
Principal not freindly at all and does not help with soving problems the way a principal should. Some teachers are just not all that great as to what I have seen in other schools in morgan hill. This is the only school I dislike and I would never send my child there again
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