Saying the staff is great would be obvious. But the school needs materials and help. They have to beg parents for money to help the school due to cuts in the education funding. Teachers haven't had raises in 7 years. I volunteer at the school to help out. Teachers have to buy their own resources every year to help out kids. I'm sure many schools are just like this but I figure I would submit them anyways. Its really a great community school. Al
I am an alumni of John Muir and attended there for 7 years (It was still K-6 when I left) and I must say some of the teachers I had (Petronis, Dallara and Burns as well as many others) were phenomenal in the ways they helped students and genuinely cared. Dr. Dunleavy is wonderful as a principal and was just as good of a kindergarten teacher. They focus a lot on academics and want students to succeed.
My school is John Muir school :John Muir it's not just a school its also my second home my kids spend more time in the school and the teacher than me ,if you enter john Muir you will feel the same way ,this school mean a lot for me Dr Dunlevy ,Kathy Pakham and the teacher are my real family ,my kids go to throw a surgery and they need to be watch and John Muir staff and principal did not but me down they even bring safety stuff for my daughter to play with because she's not allowed to play in the play ground .If I want to talk about the education program that they have is very good ,most of the teacher are vary good teacher ,even the parent's are very good people they very helpful and they volunteer a lot for many thing like a field trip carnival and many more .all what I want to say John Muir is safe good educational school for your kids and you will love it as much I love it .
The best school on earth. It has a special place in my heart. The school have so many great teachers and have the best principal.
I love John Muir because I went there and my daughter is now in her last year there. She has made great friends and so have I. I love all the teachers she has had and I love Dr. D
John Muir has an exceptional staff, wonderful families, and an embracing community.
John Muir school has a special place in my heart because besides both of my children going there I also attended John Muir. Since my oldest child started in 2001 we have felt welcomed up there. There are many ways to get involved with the events going on and just helping out in many different ways. The staff is very welcoming, fun, helpful, and very friendly. Our PTA has good plans to keep things going so everyone can get aquainted. I feel comfortable up there and always have. When something needs taken care of it does happen. I wouldn't think twice about recommending John Muir to anyone.
Great teachers, my granddaughters love it.... they counted the days to the first day of the new school year..
John Muir is an amazing institution. It provides our children with a warm and loving environment yet high academic standards are expected. We are thrilled to have our children attend John Muir Elementary!
This school has come a long way since Dr Dunleavy has become principle. The teachers appear to be much happier and actually look like they are enjoying working for such a great leader. Not only does she lead the school but she is also very involved with kids. I would also like to compliment the PTA President, Marcie Gigena, She is very well organized, approachable, and also a great leader for our staff and parents. She is a full time worker and full time mother of two energetic and wonderfull boys. Not only do I not understand how she does it but her children prove with their personality how important it is to get involved with your childrens schooling. Thank you Marcie. Her husband is also very involved always standing by her side and volunteering for every event. More husbands should take note of this wonderful man. Thank You Mr.
I absolutley love this school! The principle Mrs. Dunleavy is the best! Mrs. Takahashi is awesome! I am so proud to say that my son attends this school. He has excelled in math beyond my expectations! It's such a warming and welcoming school to belong to!
Dr. Dunleavy is absolutely fabulous managing the school. Dedicated staff and Parents.
Since Dr. Dunleavy became Principal last year she has made an enormous difference to the school. She has encouraged a spirit of community with kids, parents and faculty. She knows and has a rapport with each child in the school. I've seen a big difference to how the kids feel supported and encouraged to grow and learn both academically and personally. The teachers we have had from Kindergarten through 3rd grade have been wonderful - committed and caring. A truly great school!
I think John Muir school is a wonderful school.The teachers and staff really seem to know all the children and that makes the kids feel good.Our principal Ms Berman has done a lot for this school since she has come.She has an open door policy for anyone to come see her whenever they want if she is available.She encourages the children as well.The teachers are top notch and work well with Ms Berman.She is also in front of the school in the mornings and walks around at lunch when possible.The PTA is strong,but it would be nice to see more attend the meetings.The PTA does do alot for the school.There are many events going on throughout the year.It would also be nice to see more people step up to do some of the events.I think things are running very well at John Muir-I have 2 children there,and very happy.
John Muir Elementary has been a great school for my 3rd & 6th graders this year. The teachers provide guidence and communitcate well with parents. There is little or no music, PE or art. Although this is a top quality school in the sense of principal, teachers and community, there is little funding avail. to CA public schools for extras. This school has a strong PTA and high parent involvement which gives it an edge for providing extras for students.
The teachers at this school have been phenomenal (Takahashi, Cunningham, Burns, Milam, Petronis). My children have enjoyed the professionalism of these teachers specified. Although, Principal Berman fails to be more involved with the children, she is not a positive role model, I only see her reprimanding chilren in her office. She never stands any Lunch yard watches and is not personable to either parents to students. Kudos to the teaching professionals. School grounds and equipment are sufficient. The parents who are involved in their child's academic goals are great!
This school focuses on academic aspects of students other than any other. They should work harder on extracurricular activities.
This is my son's second year at John Muir. We have been very satisfied with John Muir. The teachers worked very closely with our son to make up for the loss in critical learning concepts from 4th grade. It's also very convenient to have daycare on the school grounds through Champions, they do a good job with homework time and keeping the kids involved.
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