I have multiple children in canyon view. Grades K-3 are solid and have great teachers. Grade 4 has HUGE problems with the math and science curriculum. Particularly the math. The principal has "listened" for the past 2 years while parents bemoan their 4th grade problems and yet does nothing. There is an administrative tendency to "blame the child" if there are problems instead of looking at a flawed teacher or curriculum. Everything my 4th grader learned about 4th grade math came from home, not the classroom. That being said, the younger grades are great, just pick your 4th and 5th grade teacher VERY carefully as you will not get assistance with any problems.
Being part of Canyon View is like being part of a family, great teachers, great administrators and great principal. My children love this school and I do too. Parents are really involved.
The school administration is very helpful and pleasant (Donna, Gloria). Both my kids and I feel like we belong, like we are part of a big family at Canyon View. There is a heavy parent volunteering force that drives multiple activities and efforts and everyone is welcome to participate. Improvements needed IMO: stronger focus on academia, especially to promote science.
I LOVE this school. It is amazing. I would definitely recommend Mrs. Merrill. She is kind and excels at teaching. The front office staff,especially Mrs. Lou are very polite and will help you with anything you need. The principal is wonderful and has a lot of experience. Canyon View is a great place to learn.
Great school and very involved and dedicated teachers. The school is great at evaluating kids and guiding them accordingly. Great community involvement and we love the smaller and intimate school atmosphere.
As a parent, I've seen many changes @ Canyon View - all for the good of the students and the school. I cannot think of one person employed here who doesn't consider the welfare of the students to be of the hightest priority - mentally, physically, and academically. I have never felt that my children were "taught to the test". Hand in hand, my chidrens' teachers and I developed partnerships to ensure that my children could reach their potential ... being the best "me" I can become was their goal. As a result, my children have all become self-aware, self-sufficient members of society. Thank you, staff & teachers of Canyon View!
Canyon View was an excellent school for my son and daughter. The teachers and staff were very caring. They also provided my kids with an outstanding educational foundation. My son recently promoted from CV and is doing very well in middle school. My daughter is a straight A high school student. Thank you CV!
Canyon View is a great school! All my children's teachers have all been excellent. We appreciate the diversity and the friendly atmosphere.
One reviewer says parents can only have a conference once a year. In talking to teachers, PUSD gives teachers a week at the end of the first trimester for conferences. However, parents can request a conference at any time. Did this reviewer request a second conference ? Re:Principal's office. I have had my son go to the principal's office as a witness to an event. He told me about it and I called her. She told me that whenever a child has made a poor behavior choice, parents are always called. Does she call when they go to her office for good things, no? I wouldn't expect her to. Regarding the nurse, again, I have found copies of the nurse forms at the bottom of my child's tote bag. The school nurse is required to fill out an incident form ANY time a student comes in to her office, so if your child isn't bring back the pink form, again, not the school's fault. Teachers are on the playground at recess and before school everyday; yard duties at lunch everyday. Teachers get a lunch break every day, get over it. Also, teachers are not required to be on duty after school. Really people? Canyon View is a top notch school with awesome teachers, a great parent community and great kids.
I agree with all of the reviews written in 2012. This school has big problems right now. The amount your child will learn from grades 1-5 will depend upon whether they get a "good" teacher or a "bad" teacher. Parents have been asking for changes and accountability from teaching staff and administration since the middle of the 2011-2012 school year. District staff is aware of the problems here, but up until this point, has been unwilling to get actively involved. In our 5 years here, my child has had 2 years where he/she has not learned much - in fact, Language Arts test scores went backwards during one of these years. I spent numerous hours helping my child with homework because the lessons were not being taught in the classroom. Communication between the teachers and parents is extremely poor, and you get one opportunity each year for a formal parent/teacher conference. I am hopeful that the teachers will make some changes for the 2012-2013 school year based upon parent feedback - if there aren't any, I will be pulling my child out and will either request an inter-district transfer to one of the 3 other schools that feed into our middle school or will be homeschooling.
The review from May 7, 2012 is very accurate! This school is very quick to label children. And once they put that label on your child, there is no escaping it. We had our child evaluated, as to their specific requests, & was told she was typical for her age. That seemed to only enrage them. There is absolutely no teacher/parent communication...unless they want money. Then it borders along the lines of harassment. Don't bother to pay dues for the PTA, because you will never be notified of anything. They don't notify you if your child is sent to the principal's office, they don't notify you if your child is seen by the nurse, there is zero communication. They only time we heard from the nurse was when our daughter was injured to the point of needing medical attention. Students spend 1/4 of the day outside at recess & then watch a movie everyday after the last recess until it 's time to go home. Teachers are not present on the playground, during lunch, or after school. Parents huddle around the only entrance/exit to the school so when students are dismissed, they are forced to walk through a crowd....good luck finding your child. This school is a joke.
My daughter went here from the pre-K PEPP program to second grade. It was a very negative experience for her, as there is tremendous pressure on the kids to do well academically. From daily homework work pages to admonitions not to miss any school and threatening notes over tardiness, it was really ridiculous. However the final straw came with the STAR testing which starts in 2nd grade. You should know that schools like Canyon View "teach to the test" for weeks beforehand, and her teacher darkly hinted that her score would impact her grade. Tactics like this is probably one reason why schools like this have inflated scores. Even though my daughter scored highly on the tests so she must have been "learning," she would make up excuses or lie about being sick so she wouldn't have to go to school. Now my daughter goes to a more balanced Charter School, and they don't even go over any of the STAR test subjects with the kids. They just tell them to do their best. This is probably why many charter school STAR test scores can be low, so don't be fooled into thinking this reflects on the kids' intelligence.
Great school. Parents involvement is high. I sense a great leadership and the kids acquire values for creating a better society. Encourage to help community and the environment. Lots of programs. Assorted choices to pick from. Math/Science/Art etc...
This school has been wonderful for both my children. I know that they will always look back with fond memories of this school(if they can block out the homework!) The teachers care and it shows. Canyon View Parent 10 yrs
Wow! What an excellent year my child had at Canyon View. My Daughter came out of Kindergarten a strong accadimic student. As a first grader at a different school she is at a 3rd grade reading and spelling level. She often asks to go back to Canyon View. My child will never foget kindergarten. The Staff is amazing. They always seemed to be happy to be teachers. Thats speaks volumes to a parent. I appreciate the wonderful learning environment they have created. Thank you Canyon View! 'Today is the best day of my life!'
Excellent School, Mrs. Merril is the best teacher in San Diego, she has helped my son so much and I appreciate her, she is such a blessing and to have the prevlidge to know her will never be forgotten.
Great teachers. The kids are first priority! Small classes the kids get the attention they need. Open and communicating with the parents. Great Eteam at ESS.
Not sensitive to the educational needs of their students. More concerned with covering their own tracks.
Teachers with bad attitudes. Very commercial: always asking for money.
My daughter went to Canyon view from 1st grade to 5th grade. I have been so impressed with the teachers and the community. It is a GREAT place to be for so many reasons! The teachers did push hard and expect a lot out kids. I think that is great. My daughter was able to see her full potential and because of them she is a very strong and confident student!
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