This school is amazing! My kids, Alan and Sydney go here and they say that it is amazing! They like Mrs. Vandergrift and Ms. Smith. They say they are very nice
My child has not had a good experience at this school. I am glad this is the last year he will be attending Linda Vista. My first meeting with the principle was her giving me a dirty look then walking away and my sons teacher follows her example. Never had to deal with principles and teachers that displayed so much hatered and anger toward students and parents. My son was given two weeks detention for being late to class. When i spoke with the principle and the teacher they both questioned my son the following day asking him what he had told me. He felt scared and ganged up on and he started to cry. Things like that should not happen. They should have scheduled a meeting with my son and myself if they were concrned.
Filled with caring teachers a devoted School Director with an increasing parent involvement. Linda Vista has proven to be a great school for my child. Having experience other schools in California I enjoy being part of the PTA at Linda Vista and helping our kids become a great addition to our society.
When I attended Linda Vista years ago parents actually camped overnight to make sure their kids got into Linda Vista. As a parent my older children experienced how great Linda Visata was and the teachers were great, the principal at the time was good as well. Over the last few years my younger children have not experienced the greatness Linda Vista once was. I highly doubt anyone would camp out to make sure their kid got in. The staff othe than a couple from the office dont have patience, the teachers always seemed rushed and bothered, my experiecne with the principal is negative always so I wont even go into that. Its just sad I have one more kid to enter into elementary and hope we move so she doesnt have to go to Linda Vista or that things change....soon
I have two children who have attended Linda Vista for the past four years. Linda Vista is a Great school! Linda Vista is also a Visual and Performing Arts school. My children enjoyed being in both performances, 'The Big Chill and Once on this Island'. They have Character Counts, Guitars, Music, Mariachi, Math Night, the Young Authors Fair, the Science Fair, and The Carnival. Linda Vista also has a Saturday set aside for the beautification of their gardens. This gives the children a chance to work alongside of their parents, and teachers, which gives them a sense of pride and ownership for their school. The principal and teachers are always willing to sit down and discuss any questions or problems you may be experiencing. I would like to thank the staff for their selflessness.
How sad is it to see a school that used to be one of the best elementary school in the Alum Rock School District go down hill. Linda Vista need alot of help! These teachers need to be strict with these kids because they are out of control. This need to be taught now in elementary so that these kids have respect for other teachers and are focused on their education. Unfortunately this is not the case at Linda Vista. What happened? We need help here.
I really loved Ms. Rachel and Mrs. Papas for helping my kid in this school. They have devoted their time and shows that they really care for my kid. I was annoyed by the principal Mrs. Douglas. and some teachers who does seem to care to kids...My saying was that, if you are a teacher..you have more and plenty of patience with students because this is the career that you chose...not like yelling or insulting kids. teachers here they do that when there are not parents around but if there are parents around, they seemed like a nice human being other than that they are so rude esp the principal..she does not have the listening ability....she just talks and talks...if you have this career then you should love it and enjoy it and bottom line..you dont have the right to yell or ridicule children because you did not carry them
well what can i say about this school it is a very good school my daughter is in second grade and she has been helped a lot at this school. i especially want to thank Mrs. Malarich beacuse she is a wonderful teacher
Linda Vista has gone down hill over the last couple of years. There isn't a focus on high achievement at all. The he school lacks a clear vision. Maybe if the principal wasn't so busy gardening!
Boy have things changed. Linda vista used to be known as one of the top schools in the alum rock district. The school lacks leadership and teachers that care. There are some teachers that are incredible but are underminded. There was a change in principals the school year 2006-2007 and we thought it was going to be a positivie change but it has not been. Linda vista lacks leadership and the school district needs to see this and make changes.
This school does a good job of addressing childern at many different levels.
My son is starting 2nd grade, and has been attending since kindergarten, and our experience has been completly positive. We've never had any problems with his teachers. They've worked very hard with him, even worked one-on-one with him. His 1st grade teacher was exceptional. She always had an open-door with parents, and were allowed to enter the classroom at any time, without any questions asked. The principal and vice-principal are on first name basis with students and parents,and they take time out to speak with everyone individually. The school has great parent participation, and everyone is friendly. We are happy that my son is a part of this school.
Great school, my kinder boy learned so much during this school year. Lots of afterschool parent/child participation sessions.
Poor academics, limited music or extracurricular activities for lower grades.
I am very pleased with Linda Vista. I have a second grade student and has had great teachers and experiences. My other child has also completed first through fifth and also had great teachers. The principal is so wonderful and involved with the students. She knows all students by name. She has made a significant difference to the school. Linda Vista has recently been awarded to be a distiguished school. Resources are limited, but the staff make up for it with their zeal.
This school has a variety of cultures in its student body and has outstanding qualified teacher. They are either young and energetic or veteran and wise. They hold many community building activities throughout the year including a Back to School Picnic, Back to School Night, Halloween Parade, Talent Show, and an International Dance Festival.
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