My daughter's goes to Mary Tsukamoto and I have to say its a great school we love the extra activities that they do for fundraisers or movie nights great job on that looking forward to watching the Lego movie Feb 7. The staff is really nice Teachers and all!! Great school!!!!
The teachers are very caring and there for the kids....the office staff is awesome!
I have 4 children that have attended Mary Tsukamoto. I recently have become very unsatisfied with the lack of support by the non-established teachers. Another comlaint of mine is in regards to the 6th grade promotion ceremony this year. I have twins that are promoting and I have found out that the boys are required to wear only slacks. I refuse to purchase a pair of slacks that will not be worn more than once. I see no problem with boys wearing 'new' black jeans with a nice button up shirt.
This school says it is a 'uniform' school but you certainly could have fooled me. My son wears the uniform everyday. When I wait to pick him up after school I'm hard pressed to see another student in the uniform. Why does this school call itself an uniform school when it is not enforced. Why don't they drop the guise of a 'uniform school'? It's hyprocritical for the school to say one thing and do another. And, this is all the fault of the principal.
This school is just wonderful! my child is pleased with her teacher mrs. Mccartney.
I have not been impressed w/ Mary Tsukamoto since the beginning years, when I just lived in the neighborhood, and was new parent. It has just progressively declined. The last good principal left when my daughter began first grade in 2002. Every one since then has been a serious disappointment. The last great teacher, Mrs. Kelly, left in 2004 due to bad politics. Ms. Houston is young but very eager to do best by her students. She's the only hope for that school.
I think Tsukamoto works really hard to help students excel and feel nutured and able to express themselves. My daughter is in the first grade and I have been very pleased with both her kindergarten and first grade teachers. I have felt very informed on her progress and am confident that should any issues arise I would be notified immediately and we would work together on the best solution. I am also pleased to see the principal and vice principal remain very involved and accessible to the students.
3 kids, 2 girls, 1 boy all successfully made it through with high grades, daughters are on the way to college with shcolarships, son is doing great at Sheldon High. The community feeling of the school and the great parent involvement are key items to a happy school age child. All are present at this school.
The parent involvement could use a boost, but of those that do volunteer, they do an awesome job. I was on PTA for two and a half years, and know first hand. The academic Programs are great and the school recently got California Distinguished School designation. The teachers are dedicated, hard working and know how to have fun. There is band, art class, after school programs such as technology class. GATE is offered after school - would like to see a GATE program offered as an all day class if possible. The staff is extremely helpful in every way they can be when they are asked. I am glad that my son attends a school that is so well rounded it will prepare him for the future.
Great school, very neighborhood friendly. Excellent teachers and working hard to raise test scores with excellent results. The 'black eye' as one reviewer put it is really a problem and needs to be addressed, not only at this school but throughout the district.
Teacher student ratio needs improvement. Programs with children needing assistance with ' Falling behind ' in some of there academic classes as per math etc. Needs to be worked on.
I just want to add to all of the other write in's. That it took me a 1.5 yrs to research schools when I knew that it was getting close for my son to get started. And I have to say that it was the best decision that I ever could of made, from the Principal, teacher's, staff, custodians, librarian, teacher's asst's. And of course the parent's. We have a great group of people. I will honestly be sadened next year when my son has to leave to move onto Junior High. Great job to everyone. Thank you for the years of support.
this is a great school,the teachers really care about the students!they always put the students first.
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