I love this school they have great teachers and faculty, and the students are very nice I am extremely sad to leave.
I have a second grader that transferred in first grade to Sequoia. It wasn't an easy transition for him but the principal and staff helped my son feel like he belonged. They were caring, and loving to my son. They took the time to help, I didn't feel alone. The teachers are awesome and friendly. As well as yard duties, cafeteria staff and janitor. The parent participation is fantastic. Sequoia is our 2nd home, anyone who has a child at this school is very lucky!!
Our experience with Sequoia has been very positive. The Principal communicates regularly on important issues and upcoming events. He strives to make the school the best it can be academically, in addition to making the school atmosphere a nice place to learn for the students. I feel what makes this school special is the incredible amount of parent involvement!! Only down side is the office staff...not exactly warm and fuzzy. Overall, we are very grateful to be at this school.
So blessed to have my son (second grader) in Sequoia. If my son is happy, we are happy & that's what matters over everything!
If this school is so great, why is there 2 third grade teachers in program improvement? They need to go. They are pulling down this pristine school. Parents complain almost every day about them and nothing is done. And this has been going on for years. Once this school gets rid of them, the test scores can continue to climb. If the principal is so great, let's see him finally get rid of the baggage who has plagued the school for too long.
I agree with parts of the last 2 posts. There is huge parent involvement, but what comes with that are parents who think they run the show, not the teachers or administration. I also believe there is way too much efforts being placed on the kids to "test" well and not enough efforts to challenge the kids to be critical thinkers and well rounded human beings. Yes, the test scores are the highest in the district, but at what cost? There has to be a better balance, and unfortunately it isn't here. There are many who come here thinking it is a great school, and leave after just a partial year (or a single year) because their kids can't keep up with the frequency of tests and the demands of achieving perfection.
I am not sure what to think of this school. There is a major power play going on between teachers, principal (new) and parents. No one is working in unison. Everyone appears to be working for themselves, which is sad because a school of this caliber should be so much more. There seems to be an exaggerated empasis on api scores. My children transferred this year from another district school and the atmosphere is completely different (and not in a good way). Everyone is about one upping the other--no community to speak of. Almost the feeling you would expect in a more affluent community. So sad. I'll take the lower performing school with heart and soul any day.
Two of my children attend this school and we love it. The teachers we've had are dedicated professionals and the new principal is clearly committed to the kids and ready and willing to help in the classroom whenever asked (I've seen this first hand). Our district has cut so may programs in recent years and we are fortunate to have a wonderful community of parents that spend their time providing programs such as assistance in the library, running the PE program, running the after school program, volunteering in the classroom, running the art appreciation program. Any time there is a need, you will see a parent willing to fill it. We are lucky to have such a wonderful community, despite the fact that we come from all over the district. Sequoia is a gem and I am thankful to be part of it.
I am totally impressed by this school and it's committed teachers and parents. The principal is new, but so far, so good. The school is well-organized and a joy to participate in. We look forward to many more years here~
Sequoia is a wonderful school, with a little extra focus on academics than your average public school. Parent involvement is amazing at this gem of a school. We have amazing teachers that are dedicated to their students and to the school. The principle and office staff could be a little nicer and more helpful, but that doesn't take away from how great the school is overall. Can't imagine sending my children anywhere else!
Sequoia is a great school, the principal and the teachers are very caring, they work very hard to make Sequoia a great school.
Wonderful teachers, caring parents and responsible students make this school special!
The teachers here really care about their students and work well with parents to get our students to do their best. We have lots of after-school classes to interest our children in learning.
Great staff, dedicated teachers, motivated families, committed children -amazing, all around results
Sequoia has the best teachers and curriculum. Great parents make it a successful school where our children have the best education!
Our school is much more than an a building, it has a heart and soul. The Sequoia staff, teachers and parents work together for our kids to thrive and it shows. It is trully my sons home away from home.
Sequoia teachers and staff are committed to the children in every way - education, character development, safety, etc. In addition, the parents help provide a very caring environment and support for all Sequoia kids and families.
The School is really concern about each student's academic progress by working hand in hand with the parents and the volunteers.
Every Student is challenged to thrive to be the best they can be by learning the skills they needed that the school teachers, staff and parents impart to them on a daily basis. Proud to be a part of it!
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