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615 Hobart Terrace
Santa Clara, CA 95051

(408) 423-1800
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May 29, 2015
Millikin is a great school! My son has been at this school for three years and has learned so much, it's astonishing. I have seen some of the work pages from other schools and homework assignments and it doesn't compare. Parents please keep in mind that you will need to help your kids with their homework, you will need to sit next to them and guide them. If you can't do this for your kids on a nightly basis (except for Friday's) this is not the school for you. One more thing, I am not on a work Visa, nor a software engineer, nor do I want to live in Cupertino.

- submitted by a community member

November 04, 2014
This school has great test scores but its basically a school for the kids of software engineers who are here on work visas. The demographics in this school are one dimensional. Most of the kids go to cram schools after regular school so of course test scores are going to be high. Few of them live in the neighborhood, they clog up the streets by commuting from the other side of town. This is not a normal school, it is a school for the people who want to live in Cupertino but cant afford it. I don't understand why this is a public school, it does nothing for the local community. it should be funded by Google or Oracle.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2014
Millikin Elementary is an overall fantastic school, with teachers and parents that care and support each other in a way that encourages the education and growth of each and every student in attendance. With an excellent staff; from the principal and teachers, all the way down to the janitors, Millikin is an example of how the model of one elementary school could turn California's education system around if only it's principals and examples would be followed by the rest of the state. One warning however, if (as a parent) you are not prepared or willing to be extremely involved in extracurricular school activities, both from a volunteer and homework perspective, than this school is NOT for you! If, on the other-hand you find that that sort of thing is your cup-of-tea, than I would encourage you to throw your hat in the proverbial lottery... your child will thank you for it and you would be hard-pressed to do better! Best of luck, Proud parent of two Millikin kids

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April 17, 2014
This school is the best in Bay area. Discipline and Education wise.Staffs and Teachers are try their best effort for their students.

- submitted by a community member

January 14, 2014
Excellent school in the Bay Area. The teachers are excellent, very helpful and giving good guidance to the kids.

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2012
This school is consistently rated as one of the top elementary schools in California, so if your child can win the school lottery, consider them very lucky. I know that by the time my daughter graduates Millikin, she will be well-prepared for any middle school because her school is laying a strong foundation in her most formulative years. I'll have to admit that I questioned whether she would be able to adjust to Kindergarten at Millikin, but so far, she seems to really like her teacher and made lots of friends already. In addition, she was academically prepared for Kindergarten, and socially well-adjusted, so I believe those things helped her adjust quickly. If you are not able to help your child with nightly homework (which I heard can get pretty intense during the higher grades) and academic progress in general AND volunteer some of your time to help the school, Millikin is probably not the right choice for you.

- submitted by a parent

February 12, 2012
We are new in Santa Clara, California and our son just turn 3 this year. We got real good review about this school. We are going to try our luck for sure. All you parents where are you planning to send your kids for Middle school or where have you enrolled already. I need some info for middle school and high school. Where do I find it ? Thanks.

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March 11, 2011
I just graduated from Millikin last year. I went to a private school. Millikin made school easy for me. I have been given the highest honors. Millikin is truly a great school!!!!!

- submitted by a community member

August 24, 2009
Not all the kids will fit to their system. Think about your kid before enroll. Score aren't everything about their life.

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August 20, 2009
It is a top school that really focusses on overall development of the child.

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March 08, 2009
I just read one of the reviews from a parent that said that Millikin has all the best kids so cannot be judged as an excellent school in comparison with other schools. Enrollment at Millikin is open to ALL students who live in the Santa Clara School District. Selection is random and students of all ability levels are accepted. Students are NOT turned away due to learning differences or disabilities. I have witnessed this first hand. The new principal, Dr. Rhodes-Stanford, has been an advocate for special needs students. Currently, special needs students (including autistic students) are taught with accommodations at Millikin. This is an excellent school in every way!

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January 12, 2009
Actually, I'm a former student. Although the teachers may seem strict the first few years, when you get used to the process...it leads to great success. The discipline there is really awesome!

- submitted by a student

November 25, 2008
The teachers are too Strict and children get in trouble without getting their side of the story heard

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March 20, 2008
First of all, it is difficult to rate or review a school objectively. For most parents, they have real experience of only one school. In our case, it is Millikin. My daughter is currently in 4th grade and my younger son will start KG in Millikin in September 2008. Our experience with our daughter in the1st 5 years at Millikin has been nothing short of spectacular. The school discipline, parent involvement in all aspects, extra curricular activities, focus on academics and principal/ teachers expecting high standards makes this such a good school. This is the reason why Millikin is the top 3 schools in the state of California consistenly and often times #1, the other two being Faria and Portal in Cupertino School District. The current principal Mrs. Stanford has brought additional focus on extra curricular activities like drama and arts which makes it funner.

- submitted by a parent
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July 14, 2007
While many parents rave about this school, it should be noted that its demograhpics do not represent the rest of Santa Clara and that achievement tests are given before students are admitted. I have trouble recognizing this school as a great school when they only accept the top kids. When kids are not performing to their high standards, they are encouraged to leave the program.

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September 19, 2006
I have my child in 2nd grade. I feel that Millikin can get more out of kids for math. My child needs to be challenged more at home since he is not challenged in school. Even the spellings can be a little more interesting then whats been done and given. Overall its a great school, tachers are vey experienced.Most of the kids know more than what they have been doing at school.....hence feel that they are capable of doing much more at school too.

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April 18, 2006
Millikin is a special program school in Santa Clara. When compared to my neighbor's kid (also in Santa Clara), the progresses and varities (in kindergarten) are quite obvious. Millikin's kindergarteners have more homeworks everyday and have regular computer and science labs. Parents are required to volunte at least 10 hours per year.

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January 04, 2006
My daughter is 5th grader in Millikin. It is an exellent school, with very high academic standards. Homework is required every day starting kindergarten. Math, science, reading, English, social studies are presented on the very high level. This school is not for everybody. Some parents may say it's too overloading and too stressful, but in my opinion this is the way proper school should be.(I grew up in Russia). In scores it is the best school in CA.

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2005
After the arrival of the new principal, things seem to ease a little. That means things are not as 'strict' or 'by the book' as it used to be. Still, very challenging academically. Due to district's budget cuts, Millikin now has a staggered half-day Kindergarten program that many parents have been very concerned about - in fact, Kindergarteners are not as well 'adkusted' as those of the previous classes this year.

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August 14, 2005
Very high quality method of teaching. Basic skills being taught in Math, Science and English. Most students are smart and hardworking. I think the success of this school is due to parent participation in school activities and another factor is the high level of education of the parents.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2005
Great school academically. The principal is in her first year and is flying 'under the rador' for now. Very tight school community as well.

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February 17, 2005
The school has great acedemic program. Parents are expected to participate in the student school work.

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September 03, 2004
I have two children enrolled in this school. The reason why I think this school is so successful is because of a lot of parent involvement in their kids education. The teachers/administrators are also very knowledgeable on their subject matter of expertise. A lot of motivation coming from the parents and teachers. Overall, I am very impressed. Keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2004
It is a very challenging school and my son has become more disciplined and deligent because of the school curriculum. Some people think it to be too strict but without proper discipline no individual, class ,school or a nation can progress. They are doing a great job! Keep it up!

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November 21, 2003
We have one child in Millikin this year and another will be joining next year. We are very happy with the program and the emphasis on the basics. The principal is strict but has a great rapport with the kids. We have been very happy with all the teachers so far - they have all been very committed and push the kids to strive for excellence. Not many extra curricular activites are offered so parents must be prepared to provide that exposure outside of school. The parents are also fairly involved in the classroom and school activites - each family is required to volunteer a minimum # of hours per child per year.

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August 11, 2003
I have two kids in Millikin School. This school is very good but very tough. It might not be for everyone. I would recomend everyone who is up to the challenge. Academically it is very good.Teachers and Principal are very experienced and love the kids very much.

- submitted by a parent

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Millikin Elementary School
615 Hobart Terrace, Santa Clara, CA  95051
(408) 423-1800
Last modified Millikin Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Millikin Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top