I just moved here to portage 2months ago and my son started out Ok the teachers are Ok but they can work on the discrimination among the kids a lot better than its been because it make my kid not like coming to school and I don't like it because we are here to stay but once they work on that little situation I mention I would rate the school a B+ from my rating sincerely yours parent
Amazing teachers & staff over the past 3 years 2010-2013. They have a new principal Mrs. Steele who has great energy & leadership. Vanessa Mercado, the IEP instructor provides a nurturing environment for children with ADHD, kindness & patience are her best qualities!!! Mrs Salas (5th grade teacher) provides an educationally challenging but fun environment which distracts the pressure of a challenging academic environment to a fun class to learn in all year long! Mrs Chu (3rd grade) teacher has a lot of experience & provides a warm & caring environment that is conducive to students learning at their own pace. I highly recommend this wonderful school. Great technology, awesome PTA President Wendy Strand who organizes an amazing Harvest Festival, book exchange & more!!
I don't think greatschool's stats do the diversity at this school justice. It really is the most diverse school in CUSD. Yes, there are more Asian and Indian students, but there are also many white and Hispanic students. I love that my daughter is around diversity like this. I was a little nervous when we moved in because John Muir was the "overflow" school, but I love the smaller size of the school and was happily surprised. The principle is amazing and seems to really care about and know each student. My daughter was behind in reading, but her teacher has been happy to help me work with her to get her caught up. All of the parents are involved in their child's education. What a wonderful place John Muir is. I couldn't be more at ease having my daughter spend the day there.
John Muir is such a wonderful place for my kids. Not only they have the loving nourishing staff, but a very strong academic. Love it!
this is one of the best elementary schools in the cupertino and santa clara districts. the teachers are so caring about the students , they give each child individual attention . The principal is a great leader , and the children find him very approachable. great team work . keep it up john muir. my grandson loves his school.
As a parent of a student who attends John Muir and as an employee of the Cupertino Union School District I think that if you have a child going to school here you are pretty darn lucky. There are great teachers and parent support. People should feel pretty lucky to live and have their kids go to school in the CUSD.
My son transferred from Collins two years ago, and he is much happier in John Muir. It's a smaller school, and we get to know many families in the school. We are very happy with John Muir, and feel really lucky to make the right decision to transfer to the school.
I love this school. We got transfer from stocklmeir elementary(worst) on purpose. Here at john muir, we love the teachers,principal and the office staff. This is the best school ever!
I am very happy with John Muir. I truly respect the teachers. They are caring, and they work hard to make learning fun. It is not easy to teach in the Cupertino district as the families here demand a lot. I think with all the pressure, budget cuts, etc, they are doing a grand job. Yes, the Principal is new, but she works hard and she is very dedicated to the school.
My oldest is now in High School and my youngest is about to start Grade 1 at this school. over the years, I have seen a few teachers come and go and the present Principal is brand new. But this school remains, IMHO, the best in this area with very dedicated, committed albeit sometimes exhausted & overworked(aren't we all human?) staff. Couldn't ask for a better school at the elementary level.
The teachers and staff are all very caring and envolved in student needs. My child loves going to school every day. The curriculum is based on state standards.
I am disappointed with the school at John Muir, especially w/the some of the teachers. Sadly, with so many budget cuts we are unable to hire or keep good and talented teachers. What we are left with are some teachers who don't appear to enjoy what they are doing and seem to patronize the parents. This should be a red flag for parents. Despite some of the problems, parents here are dedicated and largely b/c of them, our students do strive. Check this school out, and see for yourself. Although, there are a few wonderful teachers, staff members, and a hard working principal, this school receives a C+ from me.
Both my children go to John Muir Elementary. I am happy with the schoold so far, I find that we have a tremendous set of enthusiastic parents that are involved in the school community. The teachers have been great so far.
John Muir is a good school. The teachers are qualified and supportive. The curriculum is challenging. I have two children who have attended this school for two years. We are very happy.
A great community, but like most CUSD schools there is no standardization of what is taught. Subsequently, the education received varies from classroom to classroom.
John Muir is a school where children are respected, listened to and cared for. It is also a school with high expectations both academically and behaviorally. The teaching staff is excellent, the administrators are accessible and approachable, and the parents are involved. John Muir gives 100% and gets an A+.
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