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Mira Vista Elementary School4
Posted March 29, 2015
- a parent
Mira Vista is a good neighborhood school with a caring and active PTA that strives to continue improving the school environment and activities, such as art, glee, STEM club, and 2 outdoor classrooms/gardens. Like any public school, it has had to deal with reduced budgets, but the PTA has been actively trying to make up for the difference by securing grants to continue improving programming. In addition to the view, one of the best things about the school is its diversity. Most of the students in my children's classes have more than one racial ancestry. So it's great to celebrate everyone's heritage and religion at the annual multicultural night, and things that could be problematic in other schools aren't really an issue. Mira Vista isn't perfect -- what school is? But the teachers and principal go above and beyond because they know they are supported by a caring community.
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
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.