This a great school in CUSD - this is in fact the third elementary school my child is attending within CUSD and I love that it's a smaller school. Teachers are very caring and attentive to individual students, and the principal is great. It should be rated higher IMHO.
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!!
We relocated back to the US this year and realized that there are probably 98% Asian in John Muir. The international school that my kid attended has a even higher student diversity than in this town. It was to my big surprise. Homework routine was introduced only after parents' meeting in October. The class is full of students of all different levels of competence. If you want your child to feel confident, he/she can easily earn it at this school. If you believe that peers are important and they can challenge each other so to bring out the best of a child, it's probably not the case in here. My kid also picks up a bad habit from an adult from this school.
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.
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.