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Miner (George) Elementary School1
Posted April 20, 2015
- a parent
In my opinion, this is one of the worst schools my daughter has been to. We are originally from Clovis Unified in the central valley, so when we moved here to san jose, she knew nobody. The kids at this school dont seem to know how or when to be nice. She has always loved going to school, but since we moved, she doesnt want to go. My daughter comes home crying all day. I have talked to both the teacher and principle about the issue, but they dont seem to care. My daughter loves everyone(shes 7 years old, in 2nd grade now) and has never had an issue being mean to other students. She started telling me shortly after starting at Miner that the other students pick on her, and the tacher never has time to talk to her about things going on. I will be moving her schools real soon.
So pleased with this school. Warm responsive teachers, administration, and staff. Wonderful improvements in extra programs and innovative teaching methods. My children are loving school again and scoring higher than ever.
The teachers are awesome at this school. They care and keep you informed. The Principal & office staff show real care and concern for the students needs. The Parent Involvement really needs some work. The Home and School Club does the best they can, but would prosper and be a lot more successful if more parents made the effort of donating their time, talents, and resources. As a parents myself who did not feel she had anything to offer, there are many things that you can do to help. I challenge parents to step out of their comfort zone, and help this school go from a great to a awesome.
Man I can't tell you how good this school is my son is going to be in sixth grade this year and he is doing fantastic! He has gotten straight A's 5 times in a row. Also he participates in the program G.A.T.E he has dissected an eye and a heart!!
my 6 yr old daughter in grade 1 is fantastic doing--basically since she herself by hard work is very advanced in reading math writing --just that her teacher is quite encouraging to her--so she quite likes school.
As a prior substitute teacher at this school, I am both saddened and appalled at the atmosphere and the administrative staff at Miner. The lesson plans were unstimulating and filled with worksheets. The administrative staff was unresponsive to requests for help and the office staff was often rude. The students were bright, but clearly lacked a positive environment which showed in how they treated the staff and each other. My son was supposed to attend this school and I am so glad I headed the advice to get him into another school.