The principal is wonderful, and the majority of the teachers alright, but the "yard duties" are complete idiots. They do not respond to student complaints, and are very ignorant. The school can do very little to curve bullying, which is seemingly everywhere in the school. A sizable portion of the school's mentally disabled are in mainstream classrooms, and do not succeed academically or socially in their classes, most are ostracized and bullied to depression (same with much of the schools mainstream population). The parent community their is very ignorant and do not care about the bullying (in fact, the school's cornerstone program's parent members usually have children who bully, thus only worsening the situation..
Lucky to live in Almaden and have such a great local school. My son did private K-4, but we decided to go "local" for 5th grade last year. I only wish we had done it sooner. Graystone cares about their kids and the parents are very involved which makes it a nice community environment.
Graystone has a great principal and caring and involved teachers. This is all wrapped in a community that cares about quality of education and is not overly obsessed with academic performance. There is a nice balance of academic excellence and social development- with programs to support. Many great schools get there because of test scores, at Graystone social development is as valued as academic achievement - which I think is core to elementary education. This is the time to love to learn. Our experience has been that when working as team (parent, teacher, administration) Graystone works excellent.
For me, an excellent school doesn't mean they are good academically but how the school can solve the problems what parents face at their school. I tthink Graystone is one of them who really care about your kids and want to listen the parents' concerns.
The teachers are terrific, the parents support the school, and the entire staff cares about teaching our kids.
Fantastic Home and School club, and parent involvement help to make this school great despite all the budget cuts that are hitting the schools. I feel very fortunate my son goes there.
Phenomenal learning structure, teachers that really really care about the students progress. Fantastic outreach to parents to get involved with activities and even in class. Strong community ties. I am grateful my son attends, because i truly believe he will have an advantage over kids in other average schools.
Great school with lot of parent involvement.. nice activities, excellent teachers
We love Graystone because of the great teachers, parents, students, and administrators -
Graystones really takes good care of kids, academically and personally. It gets full supports from teachers, students, parents and community for its excellences.
Both of my children attended Graystone in the 1980's and it was always know for it's excellence. My Grandchildren attend there now, and I am still glad to see that that excellence prevails! So rare in today's world. Keep up the continued success!
Great school with caring, involved teachers, tons of volunteers, and great administration.
Great teachers who really care about their students and parents. Awesome home and school club along with parent volunters. Very positive,caring,and supportive staff/faculty. Thank you Graystone!! Keep up the great work.
Graystone is a wonderful school! Unbelievable parent participation and incredible, caring teachers! All working together to support our children and give them the very best
fantastic parent involvement (although not mandatory given that folks work), excellent facilities for kids (science lab, computer lab, etc.), great staff. It is a fun and educational environment for the kids to grow in.
cultural diversity, safe environment being located in the residential area, caring staff
Great teachers and caring environment. Very involved and supportive parents
Graystone school has a wonderful partnership between staff and parents. All are working toward excellence in all aspects of learning.
Great Teachers, great families, wonderful parent support, great community
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