My son has gone to this school since kindergarten. He is now in the sixth grade. I also attended this school when I was a kid (from pre-school to 4th grade). I have always loved William Land. Lee-Carlson is a good, friendly principal. She knows every child and appears to be very well-received by both the students and teachers. I believe my son is being very well educated and has developed friendships with kids that are smart, kind and interested in learning all that the school has to offer. The children here have always been of a wide variety of mixed ethnic groups and diverse cultures. I think this helps build a very healthy mindset about equality and an appreciation of all people. I know it did for me. I am going to be very sad when my son has to leave the school at the end of the year. It's going to be very difficult to find another school that even comes close.
Wow! What a hidden secret gem of a school. We came to William Land from the number one rated school just down the street in Land Park where it is one size fits all learning and test scores are more important than teaching children. William Land is refreshing where you have happy teachers, happy children with good manners, and an environment where different learning styles are embraced. With excelerated programs, language immersion programs, a wide array of afterschool enrichment programs, and programs to help those that need it, this school has everything a concerned parent is looking for in a school. Parent involvement is impressive and the afterschool enrichment programs top any school in the district (chess, dance, music, theater, art and much more). Smaller than average class sizes are great. My children love the school and felt very welcome from the very first day. I do not know of any other school in SCUSD that offers mandarin language immersion, lots of afterschool enrichment opportunites, and excelerated cirruculum options. The leadership at the school is strong. Before long everyone will know about this great school and there will be a wait list. Dont be left out.
The principal, Ms Lee, is very personable and knows the name of every child. My child is in the Chinese immersion program and I am astounded at how much she has learned in just 2 months. Ms Go is a fantastic teacher, kind, patient and very much in control of her classroom. The children all seem to respect and love her. This school was a 9 rating at one time but due to budget cuts they had to bring in children from other schools who tested poorly. Their test scores are steadily improving and I am sure they will get back to the 9 rating before long! They have many after school activities, piano, martial arts, ballet, and theater to name a few. I couldn't be happier with the education and environment that William Land is providing for my child!
The Principal and teachers at William Land Elementary are dedicated and committed to their students! The principal continually tries to bring in more arts programming to provide more enrichment for the students. My children love the school and the parents seem supportive of their kids education. We are happy we chose WLE!
I find it disturbing that they've framed the immersion class as something special but in my opinion its a slick way to boost test scores because 14 out of 24 kids are being taught in their language plus the program is not available for all. Also while they have a fund for this class the rest of the kids are left to sell candy, walk a thons,car washes and other fund raisers to buy toiletries and supposed school supplies even though your given a list at the start of school with supplies to bring and being charged for almost every function even if you pay for an after School program.With this fundraising, donations and so forth there is any new grass, paint on the blacktop, or bark in the play area.Also in my opinion the principal not very forthcoming for example knowing parents love our start program she's doing everything in her power to get rid of it without informing the parents why or even with what. Though always front and center asking for money she had the sign up for after school program a couple of days before school ended so parents couldn't mobilize she was nowhere to ne found to explain anything leaving parents to sign up blindly for next years after school program.
My kids are in Ms. Tri's class and they love her alot! Ms. Tri really works hard to help her students in every way and she also interacts with me as a parent. Thank you Ms. Tri for being a great teacher!
My kid goes to this school because of the Chinese Immersion Program. Our family loves this small size of school. The teacher, Ms Go is very dedicated. It feels like a 'private school' environment. Her students are very respectfully of her. The best program for kids to learn a new language.
I am considering sending my child to WLE since it is our local school but the new test scores that just came out have me wondering. Any insight into why scores went down?
i am a former student of william land and believe that throughout my participation there,i noticed tat the parent paricipation level was really high and that made me feel good
William Land Elementary is such a perfect place for my child's education. The student population is very diverse, the administration has a very good grasp for its students and responsibilities. I get a phone message every so often updating me with what is happening at the school, for those times when I am too busy with work and can't attend every school meeting.
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