Hello I attended this school in late 90' and let me just say I has a wonderful experance and learned so much in an exciting envirment. I was happy to learn I still had a teacher who still worked there I don't know if she continues to work there but, all teacher I had met there where amazingly great. I remeber Mr. Hurd from 1st grade  she was kind and inspired my friend to be much kinder and workful. I also remeber my crazy and wild teacher from kindergarden. I don't know if i'm spelling this correctly but it was Mrs. Suedik? Well anywho she was very kind and creative when it came to teaching. Students were kind and easly got along with eachother. I hope there are still teachers like that out there in that school. By Irma Luna
My child has been attending this school for 4 years. Teachers are fine but due to other issues I have to rate this school below average. This school has a bullying problem. My child does not want to attend. Teachers and yard supervisors do nothing. A great percentage of the population are English Language Learners. This dynamic holds my child back sometimes in the classroom. They do have extra, enrichment activiities, but there is only room for a small number for everything. Additionally these activities are not very well communicated. Yard supervisors are not at all friendly.
My son started Kindergarten at Newhall in September and so far, it has been a great experience. The school has been renovated recently and is very clean. The Principal is a man with great values who is very strict with discipline and respect. The administrative staff is always willing to help you and treats parents with respect. My son's teacher and aids are patient and caring. They treat every student with respect and allow each and every one of them to grow and learn in their own term. Newhall school is wonderful because of its diversity, it's a great place to learn about differences and tolerance. Newhall Elementary is truly the best kept secret in the Santa Clarita Valley!
Teachers at Newhall Elementary School work very hard to provide quality programs for their students. Sometimes the student population makes is hard for my child to learn, because they are ill- behaved and don't care.
3 of my children have attended this class since Kindergarten. I am very happy with the progress my children have made in the academics skills. I also like that there are sports and other extracurricular activities available to the children. I am a single working mother so I am not always able to be involved with certain programs. I wish there were a better understanding by the school that there are working parents and have more of the holiday events in the evening.
The teachers seem nice, although some need to excercise more patience, especially with the 1st - 3rd graders. My son enjoys the music program. As this is the oldest school in the district, some areas need refurbishing and perhaps some taller fences. I do not know what the other parent review about reverse discrimination is talking about. I have not personally seen that.
While the teaching quality is good, the reverse discrimination is high. There is a poor ethnic ratio and while tolerance is taught, it seems only caucasions are held to this standard. I plan on seeking private schools as an alternative.
My first reaction to this school was very favorable. The staff is very friendly and helpful which is nice if this is your first child in school. The inside of the lower grade hallways are painted with different pictures of characters from Disney movies etc. I don't know yet about cridentials but the teachers I have met seem very nice and really like their kids. The grounds are clean and I see enought school safty patrol to feel secure leaving my son there in the morning.