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Pleasant Hill Elementary School3
Posted April 28, 2015
- a parent
I agree with the review below mine. We have been at this school for 2 years, this year the school is full (the enrollment on Great Schools is showing as 662, this is wrong and is in fact over 700), the teaching staff are overwhelmed and the school depends more and more on parental support. If your child has issues with reading or math at a lower grade level then help is available and support is provided. But should your child be excelling at grade level, or need help past 3rd Grade, then there is a huge gap and you will not receive any help here. The school really needs to concentrate more on lowering the class sizes, supporting the students who are potentially honor roll students and supporting their overworked staff. We are now considering a move to another school district, MDUSD is providing poor support to it's schools and really need to take a long hard look at how their "fads" are affecting our future generation.
I've seen a notable decline this school year in the overall environment. The school seems more crowded, morning traffic is terrible, the kitchen cannot efficiently process all children at lunch time leading to very short lunch periods (about 10 minutes to eat...sometimes less if one doesn't pack a lunch). My child's teacher seems overwhelmed because of large class sizes and having no help from an aid. The implementation of common core is inconsistent, and children correct their own common core homework that is not always reviewed by the teacher. Is there another school that PHE can model with regard to common core...or are all schools struggling with this transition?
This school is amazing! I have had amazing teachers for the past 5 years that my kids have gone here. The parents are so involved and supportive, the principal is amazing. The extracurricular after school programs are fantastic. The teachers truly care about the education of our children and pushing them to be better students and polite children who also look out for their peers and friends.
This school is amazing. It is very diverse, and the teachers are wonderful and caring. My daughter who is in 1st grade has grown so much in the past year academically and emotionally due in most part to the dedication of the teachers and the principal. The school also has a great after-school enrichment program.
My child's fifth grade teacher is too rough and strict on her. She really wants to switch teachers. Every other teacher that she had were excellent. Don't try to get room 25. It's just too rough on children.
I have 2 children in PHE, and every year have remarked that they are so lucky to be students here. Excellent teachers and administration. They both love school and excel on test scores, due in part, to the great teachers! Most important, they have a love for learning and are surrounded by great kids! PHE is truly a public school - there are kids from a wide variety of backgrounds. The parent support is outstanding, and is backed by thousand of dollars every year in donations - which goes right to academics!
Racism and religious-bias galore. Only place your child in this school if you are utterly careful, as bullying is encouraged through none-intervention. This school is somewhat professional and tends to be sub-par. Youve been informed, so take this into mind when placing your child in this facility.
Principal is excellent. Always puts the school and the children first. The teachers are excellent, they sacrafice a lot for their kids and their classrooms. The attitude there is to treat others with respect, and there is no tolerance otherwise. I love this school, and I'm grateful that my child attends here.