We love Loma Vista! Passionate, caring, excellent teachers. Excellent, friendly, committed principal. I love our diverse school community. We have great kids and families at our school. Couldn't be happier! Wonderful offering of enriching after school classes like chess, engineering, ceramics, etc. There was a new garden installed for the kindergartners this year with a plan for a full fledged outdoor garden classroom being built this year. Lots of positive growth and exciting things happening at Loma Vista!
It is a blessing to work in a school where student achievement and community involvement are the priorities!
GO COUGARS! I am a proud parent of a 5th grader. It is hard to believe that we only have 1 year left at Loma Vista. Our son has been blessed with teachers who not only care about academic success, but also help the children to develop character qualities. The school motto, "Give 100%, 100% Of The Time" is modeled by the staff and mirrored by the children. Loma Vista PTO along with Loma Vista Dad's are hard at work to make our school even better. These elementary years are so important & over much too soon. I encourage you to make the most of the them by getting involved...Join the PTO, Loma Vista Dads, become a room parent, or help out at special events. Together we will continue to make Loma Vista a fantastic school!
This is a wonderful school. My two children attend here and they are very happy. Not one day have they complained about going to school. It is a very welcoming environment, for both parents and students. There are so many involved parents working to make a difference at our school. I love that we have a Loma Vista Dads group that has so many dads involved. And that we are working towards a garden for the students. All the teachers we have had so far are excellent. If you are looking for a good school that has a wonderful learning environment with supportive staff, parents and administration, I recommend Loma Vista.
My kids have been going to this school for the last 6 years and I've been very happy with their experience here. The principal and teachers are top notch and really care about the students and about giving them the best education possible. Though the level of parent involvement could be better, I do know that the parents that are involved are really active in improving the school. It's definitely going in the right direction with new after school programs, Loma Vista Dads, and a real push to update technology, to name a few. I haven't experienced any of the 'cliquish' nature that some have mentioned. On the contrary, I've found parents to be really approachable and down-to-earth. I like the diversity in the school- both among the students and the parents. It just reflects what our kids will be experiencing in the real world. Overall, great school!
Loma Vista is terrific! My kids like their teachers, as well as the many fun and educational activities that take place after school. I am still new to Loma Vista and the neighborhood, but have found the PTO to be filled with warm, down-to-earth people who welcome everyone who wants to be involved. Loma Vista Dads gives guys a way to help out and make new friends in the community. They are all about sending a positive message to the kids and being a force for good in their lives. Really important these days. The principal is very friendly and active in improving student achievement. To prepare for the new common core standards, she is increasing student access to technology. There are plans in the works to start an awesome learning garden. So next year looks to be even better. Great school.
We've been with Loma Vista for 4 years and I now have 2 children at Loma Vista. Both children are very different and the school has supported both students' needs. Everyone who works with my children seems genuinely interested in helping them succeed. The kids at this school are great - welcoming and eager to learn. The parents and the PTO are friendly, enthusiastic and easy to work with. The principal is very involved at all levels. The teachers are embracing technology and all the changes coming with Common Core. There are plenty of opportunities for parents and students to be involved in the school community. The facility is not new but it is clean and in good repair. We are so fortunate to have Loma Vista as our neighborhood school!
I attended Loma Vista when I was growing up and my son now attends this school. Based on the two different experiences, I would have to say that Loma Vista is not what it was and is now just average. As part of the TUSD, I would even suggest it is below average but that is simply based upon what I have heard or read about the accomplishments of other TUSD elementary schools. The teachers are fine, the principal is good, but the parent involvement is lacking. I don't get that 'wow' feeling for my son that I myself had (and that my mother can attest to) when I attended in the 1980s. My son excels academically and I believe that if there was more to offer him, he would benefit greatly. My son has attended other public schools where the offerings were much greater and the parent involvement was great. I do believe that parent involvement is crucial and at Loma Vista there are a lot of parents that are not involved (perhaps the reason for the comments on the 'clickish' nature of the school parents). I feel that getting involved at Loma Vista is necessary to ensure that your child doesn't go unnoticed, gets challenged, while involvement in better public schools is simply part of school.
This School is great. We are 2 years in to it and have had 2 great years. Our child is happy and well educated. She can't wait to go back to school every Monday! There are no "in crowds" and all the parents who volunteer give everything they have for all the students. There are definitely no inappropriate occurrences like I see posted here 12/20/2013. I thoroughly investigated the matter being the concerned parent that I am. It was found to have absolutely no validity. Obviously the parent making the accusation can not be named here but, the claims were declared completely false on all levels (TUSD and Law Enforcement). It is very unfortunate that someone would post such foul and untrue things about a school that provides such a wonderful educational experience for over 400 wonderful children. Children who love their school and would be so sad to read something so awful. Shame on you. Loma Vista is a safe, great place to be. Please look into the school further than these reviews. We could always use more great families to join us. Word to the wise, where ever you end up - parent involvement IS THE KEY to your child's success. Not just the school... Parents + Teachers!
Loma Vista is a wonderful Elementary School. My child attended from Kindergarten through 5th grade. She had amazing teachers every year. It is a very wonderful community of parents, teachers and students. The current Principal is incredible!!!!!
HORRIBLE!! Do Not Send your children to Loma Vista school. I know most sites wont put up bad reviews like they say they will but I encourage you to do your research. This school is one of the very worst. You have to be in the "in club" here. Otherwise you and your child will be miserable. MAKE SURE TO LOOK INTO THIS SCHOOLS FORMAL COMPLAINTS!! Look at other reviews too like goggle and yelp. Educate your children about RED FLAGS like inappropriate touching and bullying. Protect our children. Don't contribute to the cover ups!!!
Our kids have been attending this school for 12 years, and will be finished this Spring. We will miss it! In terms of quality, I am extremely picky, and I would give 80% of my daughter's teachers an A, 10% a B, and 1 a C (he transferred after only one year - yeah). I think Loma Vista tries very very hard to create a safe, kind, and responsible climate, and is very successful. The PTO parents (those ones that do a huge portion of the work) are approachable, kind, and friendly. Yes, we do have a divergent community, with some students high middle class and some students receiving free lunch. Carefully consider whether your child is truly ready for kindergarten, especilally if they start school at 4 or just turning 5 - school is harder than it used to be!
Loma Vista has been a great school for both my children. They are submerged in many activities and the arts alike. Recently, my son attended the outdoor science program in April 2009. It has inspired a new look into science and the desire to learn more about it. This year, both my children are lucky to have teachers who are very pationate and inspirational in what they teach. Yet with the economic slow down I wonder if there is a way to save these wonderful teachers/ professionals from beign laid off from Loma Vista. Please write to your congressmen to avoid a future failure to our children and community alike. Submitted by E Munguia, parent of 4th & 5th grade students E. Munguia
This is great if you in the in crowd... This school reminds me of a high school click. If you are in the in crowd then you have it made. If you are not, get ready to be picked on. I like this school because they treat english as the first language and they hold high standards of learning, keeping the kids challenged.
Loma Vista is a great neighborhood school with lots of parent participation and extracurricular activities for the children. The arts and music are introduced to each child through programs such as Meet the Masters and John Yeiser. Lots of emphasis on reading, including DEAR (Drop Everything And Read).
Loma Vista is a school with a lot of parental involvement. They have the 'Meet the masters' art program which is completely run by parents. They have brought in John Yeiser's Music program, have a volleyball team for upper graders and lots of after school programs. I have been extremely satisfied with the academic programs as well. My daughter is in first grade and is reading, writing and learning mathematics above grade level. In my opinion, the school is great.
My grandson transferred to this school from one close by in the second grade. When we entered the school we really did not know how he would succeed because the previous school had destroyed his sense of self esteem and did not know how to help his individuality. The first few months were a trying period, but by January of that year he became Student of the Month. The school and its employees embraced him and he embraced them. He has every chance of becoming whomever he wishes to be now, academically and socially and it is all because of the dedicated folks at Loma Vista.
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