This is our first year at Terra Vista, and our experience has been very positive for our children who are currently enrolled in grades 2 and kindergarten. The new princicpal and vice principal are both very approachable, responsive, and proactive in their leadership. The teachers for all 3 of my kids have been very successful in teaching the class how to work well in different teams, how to challenge and develop their writing, reading, math, and critical thinking skills. The proctors on the playground really keep a close eye out for rewarding good behavior and calling out bad choices. Overall, I have really enjoyed being a part of the Terra Vista community and would recommend the school to anyone without hesitation.
I have a set of twin kindergarten students this year and I LOVE this school!! Both of my boys are advanced and I was concerned that kindergarten wasn't going to be challenging enough. Both of my kids teachers went above and beyond to give my kids what they need! The office staff, principle, and assistant principle are always friendly, welcoming and approachable. I can't say enough about the high quality of education at Terra Vista!
I have three children at this school who have been going to Terra Vista for the past five years. We recently got a new principal who has transformed everything about it! The campus looks terrific, the office staff is happy, the kids and parents are happy. The teachers who have always been great are working harder than ever and seem to really love the changes. The school has always been good but now it is fantastic! We are proud to be timberwolves!
My daughter's teacher cared about EVERY student in her classroom and she is a first and second grade combination teacher! She is very organized, friendly, efficient and nice person.My daughter will miss her for sure and so do I! Well done job!!!
Great teachers, awesome principal.She is approachable, nice and efficient.The office staff unfortunately is very unfriendly and grumpy almost every day.
The teachers are excellent and great with children. Very good school to have your kids attend. Everyone is very friendly.
The teachers at this school are very good at teaching, but the principal has a lack of qualification.
This is an excellent elementary school with wonderful teachers and a principal who stays on top of things. One of the best in the school district!
Terra Vista is a great elementary school, like many in the Rancho Cucamonga area. I have two kids that attend Terra Vista. PTA is active and the school puts on events during the year that draw in the kids and parents for fun activities. Last year they did a carnival (big top bash), brought in players from the Ontario Reign for a night, and many other activities put on by major volunteer work by parents and PTA. I also wanted to point out, since there aren't many current reviews, that the old review knocking the principal from 4/10/10 is totally different than my experience, must have had a bad run in or a bad day. This principal is on it, listens to feedback, is friendly and approchable yet takes control when necessary. Staff top down is great.
I have 2 girls at Terra Vista. My husband and I are very pleased with this school. The teachers are wonderful; they do a great job teaching and are very dedicated, supportive, and caring. The prinicipal is awesome. She is very approachable, respectful, and has a passion for education and cares about the academic needs of the children. She interacts well with both students and parents. We are so happy to be a part of this school.
Most of the teachers at this school are excellent. Unfortunately the principal is lacking in effective communication and making well thought out decisions. Last year there were teacher issues in both kinder and 3rd grade resulting in a lot of upset parents who complained to our princpal and district. This year started out with a new recess rule where they have to take a knee and then sit when waiting in line, which by the way is what they do in juvy. Many parents complained and also let the school know that it wasn't ok for their kids to sit on the hot cement (it was over 100 when this was started). Not until after complaints did she go and get carpet remnants to try and fix the problem. How well thought out was that. There have been a lot of other problems also, but it's too many to list.
I have 2 kids who attend terra vista. my daughter is in 1st grade (a 1st/2nd combo class) and my son is in 4th grade. both have attended since kindergarten. this is a great school, and I have very few issues, and those were handled quickly and effectivly by the principal and or teachers. yes, there s always room for improvement at any school- but terra vista is pretty great, and I have no real complaints. I only wish the kids had more play time, and less in class time, but this just a flaw of the educational system and not terra vista. the teachers are great and work hard for the kids and in my opinion need more help. I hope to be able to help out in class more next year when my littlest is a bit older.
Terra Vista is the best thing that has ever happened to my child. Outstanding academics, test scores, differentiated instruction, safe atmosphere, wonderful teachers and of course a superior principal. Mrs. Peace is an awesome wonder! She personally involves herself with students, parents and faculty. I completely trust her every day with my child's well-being and I am a very selective person when it comes to my child! I am proud to be a part of the Terra Vista family.
Terra vista is a good school overall, some of the teachers are exceptional. The principle is not the best. The school campus itself is not very inspiring and the playground is scarce of play equipment.
This school is excellent .. I have been going to this school since 2nd grade and now I am going to a top private school in Anahiem ,California the teachers are outstanding and teach the students a way they can undestand.
This principal is outstanding. She truly loves what she does and it shows. Her focus and motivation is student driven-where it should be. She earned my trust as a parent and spent a great deal of time answering all of my questions and earning my respect! The classrooms burst with student pride and the teachers are passionate about student learning.
Over time I am less thrilled with the school. The Principal takes days or weeks to respond to issues, if she responds at all. It is clear during an issue that the teaching staff does not respect her as much as they could.
the Principal is a wonderful leader taking the bull by the horns when necessary without hesitation. She is concerned and truly cares about the success of her students. She works closely with parents at their request and builds a close relationship with students on a one on one basis as needed. I am very happy rate this Principal five stars. The classes have too many children so a close working relationship with student, parents, teacher and principal are almost a must... Darlene A. Alari Grancparent
I have had two kids go through this school, one of which has never been in any trouble and one who visited the principals office quite regularly. I love all of the teachers my kids have had especially Mr. Heath 4th grade teacher. The teachers seem to really care about the kids and enjoy their job. The main complaint I have about the school is the principal and the administrative staff.
Both of my girls attended this school. One graduated from this school. during the years we were at terra Vista we had no complaints, but had such tremendous support from the staff, principal, and the district. The teachers there are great, and always willing to go the extra mile to see to it that children succeed. there were lots of things to do and participate in for our kids both in the classroom , and outside of school . our experience at Terra Vista was great! we truly Miss Terra Vista. Thank You Teachers, and staff, for all of your help in helping my children succeed and go on to coninue Education and do well in their life, because of the huge impact you made on them , and by leaving your hand print on their life.
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