We moved here from what was rated as a 10 school district in Orange County. Walt Disney is far better than the school there even in the affluent neighborhoods. We were so please not to see the school enclosed with chain link fence and wire like it was a detention facility. Walt Disney is so clean with a nice appearance which the student and families can take pride in. Not to mention the quality of education offered. There is extensive parent involvement here and extracurricular activities to enrich my children. The teachers really put in the time as well. We receive e-mails from our kid s teachers at 7:00am which tells me they are up and doing school related work hours before the kids arrive. They are also around well after school to meet with parents and prepare course materials.
My Son goes to this school and he likes it a lot. He likes his teacher and all new projects he is working on. The best thing is parents involvement in the school.
Good School, Good teachers and very friendly environment. This is our first year at Walt Disney and are very happy with all the events until now...
The teachers are very friendly my son likes his school and is very excited to go every day. We will be with Walt Disney for a long time..... and excited to have a fun filled and wonderful experience.
We moved here from a great elementary school in Michigan in August of 2011, and could not be more pleased with our experience thus far. Academically, our children are receiving as good, if not better education from what we had before. My daughters love their science class and music instructor, as well as their regular teachers. The support and guidance we have received from teachers and staff have definitely helped make our transition to this area a positive one. The PTA has done a fine job providing activities for families as well. In addition, our new principal this year is so kind and involved! No complaints here. We will be at this school for a long time due to our large family, and look forward to enjoying this wonderful community.
WD has some really excellent teachers but a few that are not and just protected because of tenure. THe new principal is doing a good job but really needs to rein in the pta and fundraising. He seems to have no control over the events. The auction is more of party for the volunteers then a real money making event. I think they could make far more and drop the party. Most of the volunteers dont even pay to attend the party. More families would be involved if it wasnt so clicky.
WD is a good school just needs more parent involvement and less clicky PTA. Most teachers are good but they need more academic focus.
Walt Disney has a new principal who is fully engaged with the children and is extremely involved with the parents, students and teachers. The staff and teachers at Walt Disney provide great education for the children with a kind, caring and respectful attitude.
We have three children that have either attended or are attending. WD is a great community for those that stay involved with the teachers, community service projects and fund raising. Both principal leadership and fund raising have improved the last few years. A great place for kids to learn and grow.
We just transfered from another local school. I'm impressed with the safety proceedures to and from the lunch room as teachers make sure children reach the lunchroom and settle in. We have very organized teachers who communicate the needs of the children and the needs of the class. We made a very good transfer.
Leadership at Walt Disney is poor. Low parent participation due to poor leadership. Principal is just paper pusher not a parents leader.
My children accelerated at a tremendous rate at Walt Disney. It was a perfect academic and motivational match for our work at home. Our kids are now years ahead of the national average in Reading and Math.
I have three sons that attend Walt Disney. I really appreciate the teacher and principal involvement on the site. The student safety is taken very seriously and it allows a great learning environment for the students. Children may have other students bully them but the staff responds quickly to address and resolve the problem. They offer many after school activities that are safely monitored and parents enjoy volunteering for the many school functions. I am grateful that my children have the opportunity to learn in a safe and caring environment.
I feel at times that there is so much emphasize on academics that it is overwhelming!
What an amazing environment Walt Disney Elementary provides for all of its students. The staff provides a nurturing environment both academically and emotionally. Children are challenged yet allowed to be themselves, not expected to fit in a box. Parents are a big piece of the puzzle at Walt Disney as they provide extra funding to allow many outstanding music and art programs as well as additional support staff for the school. Parents also do quite a bit of volunteering and most teachers welcome parents to help in the classroom. The teachers at Walt Disney are very accessible. Both of my children have come away being better people by being a part of the Walt Disney family.
I have 2 boys, both go to Walt Disney. I love the teachers there, and most parents do get involved with the school activities. Both of my boys can read by Kindergarten. One of my boys experienced bullying at the school last year, and the principal and teachers all got involved to resolve the problem. BTW, I'm very proud of the 2nd grade class of 2006. They did great on the STAR test!
I noticed that the Disney curriculum promotes an academic program leaning more towards math than english. I had to supplement my childs english reading and writing comprehension with a third party academic such as Sylvan. Her friends who goes to another San Ramon district school has surpassed my child's reading and comprehension skills and at 2nd grade, she still cannot read at the expected level. Parent involvement has seen a decline and the diversity of the school is also seeing a shift that can clearly affect the way it teaches it's students... I am hoping to see a change for the better academically and in the level of parent involvement.
Love the teachers here. Principal very active. Parent involvement is very high.
Great School! Fantastic principal and exceptional parental involvement.
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