We've had two children at this school for three years. The pricipal makes the effort to know children and parents by name, is always friendly and approachable with a smile. The teachers have all been friendly, caring, and striving for excellence with each of my kids. They start with morning exercises and move into class time. Homework is review of class work, but not overwhelming. Wed is homework free. The parents are extremely involved. The PTA sends the kids on field trips and each class has a smart board from their efforts. Art, science, and music training are all there. After school activites are many. The school is secure and safe. The anti-bullying policy is trained often to all ages and effectively maintained. Kids are taught anger mgmt too. I can't say enough great things about this school. It has a community feeling and is a perfect size, everyone knows each other. Because of this community feeling, parents are more involved, contribute more, and participate in volunteer activities more. A fun school that my children have excelled academically and socially with. We are sad to move. I have never had such a great school experience.
Our son is in his second year at Tulita and we are extremely happy with the attention and care provided by the staff. It's a wonderful small community, the environment is very friendly and parent involvement and participation is exceptional. The principle is very proactive and the PTA is well organized.
Very happy with Tulita. Love the fact they had "The Young Writers Conference" this week. Shows how they strive to broaden the student's mind. The faculty and parents make this school special, especially those who consistently contribute their time and money. Since I'm a working mom who cannot be there as much as I would like, I thank those parents who are. You make Tulita a better school for all our kids.
From the moment you walk into the front office and are greated with a smile from Debbie the secretary, to the moment Jerry the custodian waves goodbye, this school is the best. Your child would be lucky to go there! The staff is top notch and the parents are helpful and supportive.
This school is phenomenal! They operate as a small family and embrace all of the children and their education. The teachers are top-notch, care immensely about their students, and wonderful educators. The principal is hands-on. My husband and I both feel we are receiving private schooling for the price of a public school. We could not be happier with Tulita as our elementary school choice for our son.
Tulita Elementary feels like a family! We're a smaller school, but everyone, parents and teachers alike, pitches in - and our children greatly benefit!
The principal seems to be running a fairly good school system given the hardships of the current economy but some of the troubles of the past continue. As a working parent it is hard to find ways to become involved in, or even knowledgeable about, the classroom activities and goals. From what we can tell the teaching staff approaches the curriculum in individualized ways, which can be a strength, but sometimes the gap in education delivered in the same gradelevel can be scary. The PTA is hard to get involved in due to lack of information on meeting contents and objectives. The environment seems friendly and safe. The support for special needs is good given budget constraints.
I am so happy with how this school takes care of my chil's educational and emotional needs.
Principal lacks leadership. Principal panders to 'popular' staff and parents. Staff range from excellent to very weak. Tension is created with interfering parents and class formations. Primary office staff outstanding. PTA active but overbearing. Elementary school should be a happy place.
Two of my children attended this school from k-6, the second til 5th. Parent participation is highly recommended with each teacher to know exactly what your child is learning. My son seemed to get the teachers that lacked motivation. The classrooms were a bit overcrowded in the upper grades for much individual teaching. The music programs were mediocre as were the sports programs. I was very disappointed at the overcrowded fee-based after-school music program. We did have some nice times at this school, however, the lack of compation from certain teachers was a major disappointment. On the other hand, we did have some excellent teachers. It is very important to have your child feel encouragement and understanding in his/her daily surroundings. The after-school programs are not part of Tulita's school staff. Hands on Art was the very best program I have ever seen.
Overall this is a great school. I think that some of the procdedures and parent volenteers could be a little more appreciative on help. Sometimes it seems that the PTA has an inside click of parents. The teachers here are the best. They take each child and evaluates them individually and gears their teaching towards what works best for each child. The staff support is also at tops. Everyone works together to truly help each child be the best they can.
The parents are very involved and the extracurricular activities are helpful in supporting further learning with programs such as chess, music and drama. I wish the teaching was more innovative and the principal was a stronger leader though.
Lovely neighborhood school incredible parent involvement. Active Pta more improvements than many private schools total school is being remodeled tight now.
My daughter went to kindergarten at Tulita, and we were thrilled with her experience there. Her teacher was wonderful, and the facilities were top notch.
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