If you are considering this school - turn around and run the other way! DO NOT send your kids here. There is a major bullying problem at this school, the staff is lazy in addressing parents/kids concerns, and discrimination from the other kids if you are not one of the Hispanic kids who are low income. Most of the families here are great but the school has high rate of low income families that leads to a large cultural divide with families that actually live in houses in the area.
There are not a lot of resources for extra curricular activities and equipment and little to no parent involvement in the day to day classroom.
The principle is great, he does the best he can with the resources he is given. He has one tough job at this school.
My daughter is a first grader this year. The school's principal is very involved with the day to day operations and interacts with the children in a respectful way. He talks to them directly. All of the teachers I have met are outstanding and the child care program (Prime Time) is top notch.
This is the first year my girls have been here. It's the fourth elementary school my oldest has attended, and I feel it's the best by far. It's small, personable, and very comfortable. All the teachers and staff are great, and the principal is a true gem. I can't say enough good things about this school.
Excellent school overall! The staff excels in teaching and the campus is safe. Although it is small, the teachers properly care for students and teach them what is needed to be taught in order for them to succeed.
My son will be attending Sequoia for the 3rd year. The staff is amazing. The school although smaller then most really cares for the success of the students and communicates with parents when necessary! Our test scores are really good and attendance is off the chart!
This is my girls first year at Sequoia from Pennsylvania. We couldn't be more pleased. This is a wonderful, hands on school. The teachers, principal, staff and PTA are amazing. The teachers truly care and take pride in their job and school. I love the fact that the principal is very approachable and remembers all of his students and parents. Coming from a large school, this is a refreshing change. We love Sequoia!!!!!
Sequoia is a great school!!! Its classrooms are being updated with Promethean boards and all children have access to technology. New programs that show real world application of computers are being implemented. Along with this, there is a new PE teacher. She is spunky and really gets the kids moving!!! Another great bonus to Sequoia is PrimeTime. The staff is friendly and well organized. The children attending this before and after school care enjoy their program. I also love the PTA. The programs that the PTA brings in - acting classes and trips to the theatre, show children there is so much more in this world. The PTA tries to create programs and events to encourage more parent involvement. They are open and welcoming to any and all volunteers. The best of all is that the teachers and staff really make the effort to know our families. I feel as if Sequoia Elementary is an extension of our home.