Love this school! There is strong parent involvement, and high academic standards. My daughter is in the 3rd grade GATE class and although it is tough for her to get through all her homework every night, she loves her teacher and school. I believe that the awesome faculty at this school have influenced my daughter's strong work ethic and responsibility (and she's only 8!). Definitely recommend this school, but a heads up, you will need to volunteer 12 hours per school year.
Ok I have 3 kids going to this school the oldest is in 5th grade now and the youngest is on 2nd grade. They all have been here since kindergarten. OK so I have had good and some not so good experiences with some teachers, but overall I think and feel this is a great school. Remember, kids not just learned at their school also at HOME. If parents are involve on their kids education they will do great. If parent check often with their teachers how their kids are doing they will know how to help them rather than just wait to be call up to meet with their teacher regarding some concerns. OK John Muir is a school by CHOICE yes there's a big waiting list and it's worth the wait. Most of the teacher are great, they do their work very good and I can see it on my kids comparing them to some of other kids that attend other neighbor's schools. They out stand on math, reading and writing by far. Now like I said before I also had some not so good experiences with some teachers. Some of them might be a little rude and in a way bully but that's what we are there for. We need to report those incidents for them not to happen again. Parent involment is a MUST in and out of the school. We can't let teachers do all the work. I've recommended John Muir to friends and I'm very glad my kids are attending this GREAT school.
THIS SCHOOL IS ABSOLUTELY ONE OF THE BEST SCHOOLS TO SEND YOUR CHILD TOO. MY STEPSON WAS DOING HORRIBLE AND GETTING IN TROUBLE IN KINDERGARTEN AT OUR LOCAL PUBLIC ELEMENTARY NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL HE WAS ATTENDING. I WAS ABLE TO GET HIM IN AT JOHN MUIR FUNDAMENTAL FOR 1ST GRADE. WHAT A HUGE IMPROVEMENT, HE IS GETTING A AND B ON HIS REPORT CARD AND STAYING OUT OF TROUBLE. HE WILL BE IN 5TH GRADE AT JOHN MUIR THIS YEAR. I JUST LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!
Well I am a student at John Muir. I been here since kinder. The teachers are great . I been reading what people wrote about this school and i totally disagree with some of there comments. I am going to 6th grade next year and we are going to have lots of fun activities at the end of the year. also, they DON'T ALLOW BULLYING HERE if you bully someone and the teachers know you will totally get SUSPENDED. JOHN MUIR KIDS ARE STARS!!!!! WE ARE THE BEST!!!!