We sent our child to this school with high expectations, which were not met. From the beginning I noticed their overcrowded classes at 31 students per class. I find it hard to believe that all 31 students were given the attention needed to succeed from a clearly overwhelmed teacher. The faculty in charge seemed oblivious to parents concerns. Given the fact that this school has a long wait they could really care less if a child fails, after all they have plenty of kids waiting to get in so they make sure the classes are always maxed out.
This school has gotten various prestigious awards because they are VERY selective of which students get to stay. If your child earns 12 bench slips for behavior, homework, etc. they are kicked out! My only hope for this school is that their implementation of the school wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) is properly implemented to help those students that are in need of the support. Also, If you have a child with ADHD, consider another school as an alternative or ask for a 504 plan If the 504 is not implemented request that the district pay for a private school, because otherwise your child may get scolded and ridiculed repeatedly in front of their peers for behavior that is not in their control. By the way, INATTENTION is on the bench slip as a behavior problem. Teachers at this school need to get educated about what living a life with ADHD really feels like.
BULLYING ALLOWED!!!!!!!!! DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE!!!! This school would rather ignore the fact that bullying is going on rather than to acknowledge the problem and DO SOMETHING TO SOLVE IT. Bullying is not just about kids being kids it is a real problem that not only affects the child's emotional stability but also academically.It should be handled with seriousness and without DISRESPECT TOWARDS THE CHILD BEING PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY HARASSED.
WORST SCHOOL!!!!!!!!! This school allows bullying and does absolutely anything about it. when notified its going on. They blame the child who is being bullied and harassed, because they say the kid should learn to defend themselves
this school is by far the best in Santa Ana. teachers so far have been amazing and go overboard to make it a great learning experience
My son has attended Muir since he was in kinder and had to be put on a waiting list just to get in. I had heard this was one of the better schools in Orange County. I thought is was decent up until this year. He is in 3rd grade and has a teacher by the name of Sebert-marx. She is a horrible teacher! I've never met one like her. She has kept my son in continuously for numerous of recesses and without my knowledge. He was in no trouble but she finds it ok for a 9 yr old to stay inside all day. When I found out about this I complained and she assured me it would stop. AND IT DIDNT. I've had meeting after meeting with her... one of the rudest people I've ever met. She calls my son names when hes in class and thinks its ok to bring food (in n out) and eat in front of little kids when they are hungry. She has poor communication and has no consideration for others. My son hates going to school and they refuse to move him classrooms.
I love this school. The teachers are excellent and the principle very involved in activities throughout the year.
John Muir is a great school they have great teachers. They have received Academic Achievement Award School two years in a row!!
I have had kids at this school for 6 years and I have to say that the teachers at this school are awesome!! They care about the students, and as a parent if you want to be involved they will keep you in the loop. I was NOT happy with the administration for the first 5 years (no support), but wow we started out with a new principal and assistant this year and they are the best! They are very involved on a daily basis, and yes the rules are still strict (thats why I'm here) but that is what helps the kids to do good. We are having a great year my kids are doing great, honorable mention and referred to GATE, but still having a good time also!!
This school is great! Heavy parental involvement plus great leadership= a great learning environment. YES they are quick to discipline as someone else wrote. But I rather have that then some bully having free run of the school
We enrolled at this school with great expectations but quickly withdrew from this school due to poor leaderships in administration and the close mindedness of the teachers. I cannot believe that the teachers were not willing to give my children opportunity to learn. They had already decided whether a child will succeed or fail based on some tests. My child went to another school and is doing very well. Where as while at Muir, he was getting time out and lots of negative feedback. For a kindergarden who started his educational career with many negative experiences, who wants to continue learning? This school is over rated.
My son has attended John Muir for kindergarten and first grade. He has dramatically improved in his reading skills and is much more confident thanks to the teachers' hard work and dedication. The homework seems a bit much, but at the end of the year, it is all well worth it. I have no second thoughts about having my daughter start kindergarten there this coming fall. Most of the teachers have been there many many years, which says alot for the school. The school is very strict when it comes to tardiness, which I think is so important to start teaching kids responsibility and accountablity at such a young age.
My children have attended John Muir for two years. The school has an electronic excelerator reader program that helps the children to dramaticly improve their reading ability. The parents at the school sign an agreement to volunteer 12 hours a year, this is very benefical for the children. The standards are high in comparison to neighboring schools. It is an english only school. They have a YMCA program on campus and also a park recreation program both which provide after school care for the children. This school has a strict dress code and tardy policy. In my opinnion this is a good school which fosters the growth of it's students.
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