My daughter goes to Pre-K at Paul Revere. 1st thing that I love is the security that the school has in place to secure the safety of all students every day. 2. Ms. Cinthia or Maestra Cinthia is an outstanding teacher and it has been a blessing having my daughter in her class. 3. She communicates with parents very well in English, Spanish and Mandarin. She teaches the children some words in each language if the parents are ok with it. I know I said YES. If Ms. Cinthia is the foundation at Pre-K I hope the rest of the school will be just as good with the new principal and vice principal leading the way.
My child was a 1st grade transfer into the immersion program at Revere. Although it was a rough start because he is not a native speaker, the kinder - 4th grades are very strong for children like mine. Over the 1st grade year he struggled, but they pulled him out daily for a one on one via a literacy intervention program. Spanish clicked and now he thrives. The immersion in 1st was a very positive experience and with teachers at each level working closely together. Each class level is a intimate, small family of children with 2 Immersion and 1 GE. One of the greatest achievements this year is the Revere's Math scores - Revere ES is far above SFUSD average for math proficiency - and kids enjoy math here! An unprecedented 70 point API increase in one year was VERY encouraging and I would be satisfied with any point increase next year . Revere definitely tests and benchmarks, so data is very important to the administration as it was to our family. Latino Parent involvement is increasing significantly adding to the cadre of volunteers in the PTA. The after school program has a well loved, hard working energetic crew. Definitely an excellent Immersion program and above average GE!
Seems like fourth year is a charm. Our daughter is in 3rd grade and this year has been amazing so far. Thriving happy children. Focus in the classrooms, energetic teachers, vastly improved scores, academically accelerated students, differentiated learning, field trips to Mission Science, Randall Museum, San Francisco Symphony. Really an incredible turnaround. We are THRILLED we stuck it out with Revere and further thrilled to have out second daughter begin K at Revere in Fall 2013. Hats off to the administration, it's been a winding, uphill road but the hard work and willingness to engage with the community in earlier, well publicized, tough times has paid off. The difference in atmosphere in the school between last year and this year is like night and day. On the last day of school in June we were 99% sure we would not be back. Can't say enough about how happy we are with our last minute decision to stay! Our daughter is so genuinely proud of her school now, it's truly heartwarming. Go Revere!
This is our fourth year at PR. We couldn't be happier with the direction the school is taking. We are more than excited about this school year and we hope to have more families coming in to join our community. Hard working staff, strong leadership, amazing families and awesome kids!
The school security and lack of communication between the school staff administration is a reflection of poor leadership by the Principal. A "Dream" school, which is a "Nightmare" in test scores. The chaotic process at the beginning of the school year has not improved much. SF Unified School District does not give parents any way out of a school once it is assigned....which is unethical.
I am a former student of Paul Revere,& one of the PR First 8th Grade Class graduates.I attended the school from K-8th Grade.The school has not been academically strong for many many years, but is progressively improving.The Bernal Heights community is great.Very safe (no gangs,violence,drugs).The school went through a lot of rough times during the past 10 years due to the extreme change in staff.Albeit,I believe the school today is getting on its feet.I have a younger sister who is at her last middle school year there,& academically, from the schoolwork/homework I've seen of hers,the school has gotten a lot more challenging (which is really good).What is good about this school,in comparison to other mid schools,is the community.Inside school (the school itself) & around the school,the community is very close:not a huge school where students may sometimes not be noticed by teachers.I have had the opportunity to meet many of the current teacher/staff at Paul Revere,& I believe in their desire to bring the school up.I encourage all parents to look into PR,especially Bernal Heights families.With the help of parents,together,PR will continue rising & enriching students with a great edu.
I'am a parent that has a child attneding paul revere middle school this is his first year being in paul revere he says it is a very nice school. He also says that the teachers are very helpful not only that but they teach students in a very nice and intelligiant way.To me it seems that the teacher really care about there students. But there are a few rude students.I also think the teacher should be a bit more strict on rude students.My son says that during class students consistenly talk during class which wastes everyone time.But i think the teacher should be more strict.
Two way bilingual immersion, extra enrichment, devoted teachers and dedicated staff = happy learners
Our family joined Paul Revere this year in the kindergarten Spanish Immersion program. We have found the school staff and parent's to be involved and it is a very caring environment. My child is learning more and more Spanish every day and we are looking forward to becoming fluent. There is the first annual walk-a-thon this year as a fundraising effort and if you want to be involved in the school there are many volunteer opportunities. The Principal is very responsive, energetic and smart.
My son has been attending the Spanish Immersion program at Paul Revere for two years, he is currently in first grade. I have been very happy with this school so far. Both his Kindergarten and first grade teachers IMaestro Matt and Maestra Tamara) have been wonderful; warm, kind and attentive to my child and to us as parents. The principal and vice-principal are warm and very engaged with the school's activities. My son has been very happy with the afterschool program and has learned sign language from it. I am amazed at the amount of spanish my native english speaking son has learned in his two years. I wish there were more amenities, such as a science room or a gym, however the curriculum makes up for what the building lacks. I would recommend this school, particularly to parents who would like their children to learn a second language fluently.
I'm a substitute teacher who frequents various elementary and middle schools around san francisco, and as someone who has engaged in practically every grade at this school, I would like to say that this school does not deserve the negative reputation of it's former self. Despite it's Dream school status and it's enrollment demographic, I've found this school has shown great promise on all levels. Dr. Tagomori and his teachers are fresh and engaging towards the students. It's college preparatory treatment of the students (referring to each class as a major university) is unique. This school also offers a special education class, spanish immersion classes as well as various arts (theater, music..etc). Their after-school program has such programs as Kung-fu, hip-hop dance and cooking. In summation, I've found this school comparable to any blue-collar neighborhood school in the city.
It has been a pleasure to become part of the school by virtue of being housed in the Annex. Our preschool has been warmly welcomed by the principal, Mr. Tagamore and all his staff. He responds quickly and kindly to requests and questions.
After looking a long time to find a school with the opportunity of Spanish immersion and high academical achievement, we entered Paul Revere School this year (K + 2nd. grade) and we are AMAZED! The principal is better then wonderful.. tracing a wonderful spirit and good vibe to the school. He is completely involved in seemingly every thing concerning the school and has offered a very closed and resolving communication with us parents. We have been given immediate response to any kind of subject we needed to (which we didn't had at all in the previous public school my son attended). He has a great staff which is supported and encouraged by him. Teachers are wonderful and administrates are helpful and problem-solving oriented. Everybody is so friendly and helpful and we can feel that people working at Paul Revere are happy people to be there.
I have four children who are new to PR this year. I chose this school because it's a small neighborhood school where all my kids can attend. They've added a 7th grade this year and are adding 8th next year. The new principal is tremendous as are the rest of the staff and faculty; they are hard-working, warm, dedicated, and progressive. My K child is in the Spanish Immersion program and has a wonderful teacher. Paul Revere also has an after-school program with languages and arts and in-school music lessons. I feel this school has the potential to be superb!
This school had great staff, but that will change this upcoming year (2005/2006). It has a weak principal and they are unsure who will be there next year. Only two teachers are returning next year.
I am excited to see the changes for the 05-06 school year. This year was a bit disappointing for me personally. School officials did not plan properly for the maternity leave of my 2nd grader's teacher. As a result he suffered emotionally as well as academically. Having three different teachers in one semester is unexcusable. My first grader is in a class that teaches in both english and spanish. It is a very nurturing environment. I wish there was more parental support. The behavioral distractions could greatly be minimzed if the parents were held more accountable.
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