I was a student here from Kindergarten to 6th grade and I loved every minute of it. It's rare to find schools like this with such diversity and teachers who genuinely care. Not to mention the gorgeous view! When I have kids, I will definitely send them here.
Student council president, 11/12 graduates. Mr. Tsugawa IS AMAZING! Mrs. Van Der Meer ROCKS! Mr. Chillcott actually knows what hes doing! Take your kids to this school. Mrs.Cruger-Hansen, Ms.Hillagass Dr.Tuttass. I actually learned something. Everyone is like family because of small school
We have a wonderful school community - dedicated teachers and staff, eager students and committed parents. We also have a beautiful campus in the East Bay hills in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mira Vista has a very diverse population where students of all backgrounds can feel comfortable learning and socializing amongst their peers. The teachers are dedicated and the parents are involved. I chose to transfer in to Mira Vista and have two of my kids there currently. However, since the school does not qualify for Title 1 status, we receive a pitiful amount of funding from the WCCUSD and struggle just to provide everyday supplies. Many fundraising efforts take place each year but the district needs to do more to help this school serve students effectively.
Mira Vista , the little school up in the hills was once and still is one of the better community schools. I agree with most of what's said here . Wonderful parents keep our library open 4 days a week. We need more volunteers and we need a wake up call to the parents with attitude problems. Mostly this appears in the parking lot. Horn honking, illegal parking, loud radios, swearing (come on parents! knock that off). This is not a north richmond school , this is our little school on the hillside have more respect for us and our community school. Act like an adult and set a good example for your child. Mira Vista was once and still is a wonderful school. Lets get rid of the 'ghetto' attitude and behave like responsible respectful adults so our children will too.
I recommend Mira Vista. My daughter went here for all 6 years and I have been extremely happy with all of her teachers. They just redid the parking lot to be more safe, as well as the recess play area. I would like there to be more activities on the 6th grade level, perhaps setting aside one half of the upper section dedicated to the 6th graders, as they are much older and mature now adays than in the past. They need to be prepared for middle school as it is such a big change. We need more parent volunteers, so please help out! The library alone is run by parents, so make a difference and help out your school!
Please I am a Parent and a Staff member here at Mira Vista the students here well some of them are very disrespectful and the language is disgusting I am pulling my child out of the school because I feel that it is not the right school for them ,and as far as saftey goes the yard is so big with so little yard supervision and there are so many free openings for just anyone to come onto the school grounds Mira Vista needs help
Mira Vista is an awesome school with some of the most wonderful teachers ever. The school tries its hardest with the limited funds, but parent participation is pretty good, with some room for improvement. We have a library (with parent volunteers!), computer lab, music, science (starting from 4th grade) and a nice 'community' feeling to it. What it does need is art and less emphasis on the standardized testing. Give the teachers some freedom to use their own creativity.. Although I think this is a WCCCSD thing, not necessarily Mira Vista. Parents need to give a wee bit more, but I've grown fond of the many parents whom I have met over the years at Mira Vista who continually are always around and helping out as much as they can! 'Mira Vista Rocks!'
Mira Vista Elementary and Mrs. Brown Garcia is topnotch. As the grandmother of a handicapped child the faculty invovled with him have gone above and beyond to make sure that he has what he needs to excel and to be a productive adult. Mrs. Evans had him put in the regular classroom instead of the Special Education classes and because of her and Mrs. Brown Garcia and her staff is doing well. God Bless them for caring about the children in their care. I believe if asked Mrs. Brown Garcia can tell you about the personalites of each child. She and her staff are a God send. Their should be more like her.
This is my son's 6th year at Mira Vista. In earlier years I thought this was a fantastic school. The school has lot of wonderful and creative teachers. It's a shame that the school and district administrations are moving increasingly towards the standardization of students, and further away from creative expression and independent thought. The school has a limited music program. There are no art or PE classes. Some of the teachers will let the children draw or take them down to the playground for activities, but there is no opportunity for organized classes in these areas. Science education does not begin until the 4th grade. Studies in the humanities are limited. Like many public schools the students are being trained to perform well on standardized tests - most emphasis is placed here. Creativity, individuality and critical thinking have waned in the past two years.
Quality of teachers who are able to balance their class load and remain sensitive of the individual students needs is lacking. More creativity needed to make students want to learn, instead of feeling bored.
My child has attended, Mira Vista Elementary, K-5th grade. I highly recommend this school, to all those who want teachers that care about the children, and teaching. The school is so popular, and has high parent envolvement, which makes a nice tight knit community for children.
Overall, I feel that Mira Vista is a warm, familial school with great, caring teachers and dedicated staff. I have had three children attend Mira Vista and we have been very happy there.
A great community school with a very diverse population. If you want your children to share their school experience with students representing a wide variety of cultures, this is the place. The teachers are wonderful and dedicated, many are exceptional, the others are well qualified. As with any school, public or private, it is what you make of it. Parent involvement is extremely important and the parents here have been growing in their level of participation. After-school chess club is a bit hit with the kids. This is one of the most beautiful school sites and designs around. The school is currently being remodeled. (2004-2005)
Mira Vista Elementary school's staff is caring and I think that a large majority of them truly want the best for our children. But, there are a handful of teachers who are lacking in the department of movitivating, inspiring, enhancing, and teaching. My daughter was doing okay in Mira Vista, but she lost interest and the teachers didn't try to challenge her capabilities. My daughter stopped bringing home - homework and her grades were below grade level. Yet, she was able to go to the next grade. I'm pretty sure that this is just not at Mira Vista, but at every school in the district. Since the district is taking away the libray's, counselors, and sports, they might as well take away our children's education too. Every Child Counts/ No Child Left Behind is a political lie! Signed Concerned/ Honest Parent Karen
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