I have two daughters who enjoyed GATE classes. My oldest daughter got 600 points for her CST's Math Test and 550 for her English Parts
My son currently attends this school as a 5th grader and has been there since the 3rd grade. He is in the GATE program. I have been very happy with the GATE program, however I must admit that I sometimes have to do some reteaching and teaching at home. I am a 4th and sometimes 5th grade teacher, so this works out well. There are, however, some students that shouldn't be in the GATE program based on behavior and work ethic, but students are placed in the program via an non-verbal IQ test. With an IQ of 130 they are accepted. This school also has a lot of helpful and interested parents because they tend to be the type who value education and are willing to help out with either money or time. There are also a lot of extra curricular activities offered. I feel that I am getting a private school education and the bargain price of public, which, of course, is essentially free. Nonetheless, I am public school teacher, and I can say none of it is free, although education is worth every penny we spend on it.
The GATE program is not the excellect program since moved to McAluiffe, teachers are not trained to teach GATE students. The principal is not commited to improve education. Bullying is a big problem in this school.
As my daughter's 3rd grade year draws to a close, I feel like I can honestly review this school. She went from a private school to this school and surprisingly, the curriculum is much more challenging. The larger class size has been a positive aspect rather than a negtaive one since my daughter has more kids to choose from when it comes to friends. Her prior class size of only 7 girls was not a good thing for her, socially. Having the GATE program at the school is also a plus since the administration has the raised their expectations for ALL students and not just the GATE students.
I love this school so much! I attended this school back in 1998 from kinder to 4th grade but then i moved to Los Angeles and i have to say if it wasn't for this elementary school and the wonderful teachers I would not be attending the University of Southern California right now as a freshman in college. :)
This school is awesome.! We just moved and are so lucky to be in a school that challenge,encourages and believes in every student. My son comes home excited after each day of school and that is priceless especially in these times.
We love this school for many reasons, The teachers are great, The school shows great pride and honor,clean enviroment. My child is in the Gate Program they offer many activities, allow Parents involment. Weekly report on students, Progress shows on a weekly basis. My child loves school, loves to read, loves to do homework thanks to the great encouragement and rewards this school makes learning fun and exciting for all students.
We like the clean learning enviroment, the teachers are great My daughter is in the 3rd grade Gate program and they offer plenty activities and my daughter absolutely loves this school.
i love Christa McAliffe school because the teacher are so kind and we could always count at the teacher if we need in any subject
My daughter has a wonderful Kinder teacher. Ms. Sanez is a great teacher! My child learned a lot from her teaching.
I think the teachers are great. I have a child entering third grade who had Ms. Pipitone and Ms. Maulhardt as his teachers... bothe teachers are involved enthusiastic and wonderful to work with. Don't really know the Principal very much... front office staff not that friendly. Child loves school, though. The only thing I wish they had more of are academic awards and encourage more parent involvement. Overall, very good school with many extracurricular activities.
I am a parent and I am not happy with their early and late bird system. Students are not receiving the academic hours required by the state just because thier union fought it and got it when classrooms used to have more than 30 students. Now they have ratio 20 to 1 teacher but they continue doing this ridiculous early/late bird system. I agree the principal is not friendly at all as well as their secretary manager. They need to stop neglecting students of their complete amount of educational hours.
The school itself is very nice and the teachers are great. The principal is not very friendly and open to parents as they say they are when speaking to groups. Academic are great because of the teachers they have and the after school programs they have for the kids. Nice variety of sports for the kids to participate in such as school basketball teams, and cheer leading. Parents do volunteer such as myself for school functions, but again school staff is some what unfriendly and untruthful when situations come up.
I love this school, I have 2 children who attend . They are both in the 4th. grade,their teacher is Mrs. Dato. She has been very helpful with my boys!
I love this school. My child attends here. She is in Ms. Wooden's class. They have got the highest scores on the state testing for a few years in a row. Her class( last year when she was in fith grade) got the highest scores in the schoold district!
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