Great schhol. We moved from Florida and the school did a great job of transitioning my daughter into the California system. Florida and California were following differect scholastic paths and this could have been a terrible transition period for my daughter.
My Kindergarten son is independent-minded and has some trouble focusing on his work. His teacher, Mrs. Jew has done an excellent job of working with us to help him excell, both socially and academically. Though he still has an occasional tough morning, his behavior and his learning curve are both greatly improved and I credit his teacher, as well as the high ratio of adults to children in the classroom. Where else do you have two fully-credentialed teachers, an aide, and a parent helper present in a class of only 20 Kindergartners? Nowhere that I have heard of!
I have 2 children at Catheryn Gates and love the school. The Accelerated Reading Program is great for the older children. The program is taken very seriously at Gates and children are given awards if they finish in the top ten. This is the school for your children if you take accademics seriously.
We have found Catheryn Gates to be an excellent school! One child has graduated and our third child is attending. We are kept informed of all aspects of our child and the activities. Just the right amount of homework and lots of parental involvement. The program seems organized and well run by caring teachers and staff.
Beautiful facility and grounds. Teachers I have met so far seem wonderful.
Ridgid. There are little to no incentives. No reward system for being a good student, having good behavior or having perfect attendance. Principal is not in support of the music program, nor does she support any arts programs. We have first had experience that there is a 'bully' problem at this school.
Great facilities, and great teachers. Parents are encouraged to be involved in their children's education through activities, and homework hotline.
My child started Kindergarten at Catheryn Gates in the 04-05 school year. So far I have been pleased with the academics. I was surprised that they were being given homework in Kindergarten but thankful for the extra practice it affords. I do question whether the homework is being reviewed or corrected. I am disappointed with the low level of parental involvement. I was expecting to see more extracurricular activities available as well. I'm hoping that I'll see more of them as I progress through the older grades and that I'll see more parent involvement over time.
Good teachers,forth and fifth grade gate program available.Very challenging academic curiculam.Lots of field trips and projects. Very good parental involvements.
The test scores speak for themselves with over 85% of the students performing at proficient to advanced! The leadership and the teaching staff are excellent! From time to time we've been pursuaded to move but we aren't considering it until our daughter finishes C Gates. Money just can't buy education like this one. Review the test scores they are truly amazing and Gates is consistently the top performing school in the 5 surrounding counties and one of the top 10 elementary schools in all of Northern California.
Catheryn Gates has the most wonderful teaching staff around! Parental involvement is key to the school's success and the children are growing and learning every day in a safe, nurturing environment.
Catheryn Gates has exceeded my expectations as a school. Wonderful school!
One of the reasons for moving to this area was the schools. We are so pleased with Cathryn Gates. Our daughter loves to go to school, and she never ceases to amaze us on how much she is learning.
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