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Saratoga, CA
Students enrolled: 489

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12300 De Sanka Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070

(408) 257-9282
(408) 366-0611
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September 01, 2014
Only a few good teachers, also too many budget cuts and not enough broad reach into academics

- submitted by a community member

April 02, 2014
This school in great in student interaction , parent interaction and communication. In one word , my son love to go to school. Pricipal and staff are very friendly and prompt in responding to the email.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2012
School is good and focuses on overall development of child. Teachers are good at this school. There's a lot of parent participation and we parents can help make a difference along with Teachers/Principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 06, 2010
It helps over all development of the child and the teachers are great..

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 06, 2010
Great staff led by a wonderful principal. Great parent committees who give 110% for the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 20, 2010
It has creative and innovative programs to help the students achieve their best and max their potential.

- submitted by a community member

October 13, 2009
The school is good. The principal and some older teachers are wonderful and really care about teaching kids. Most of the younger and inexperienced teachers are not that good- both is imparting eductaion and discipline. We parents constantly talk about how some concepts are just brushed over and then tested on immediately without reinforcements. Disciplining is also random. School environment has gone down greatly over the years, especially during lunch. Many students are misbehaving and goofing off. There are not enough yard duties and supervisoin over children. Seems like kids don't learn polite social behavior there anymore, as most newer teachers don't seem to care. I agree with the previous comment made by a parent, that the high scores are a result of Asian parents sending their kids tutoring after school. Sadthing for a school that was so good just a few years ago.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2008
The high score of this school is a result of the ambitious Asian parents there - most students have tutors and after-school classes. There are only a few teachers that are really professionals.

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2007
Blue Hills is a great school but I agree with the sentiment shared here. Over the years, I have seen parent involvement decline and you have the same parents who step up to the plate and get burnt out. Most of the teachers are wonderful and there are some who go above and beyond. It is a joy to see my child never want to leave class because she loves her teacher. I just find it sad when a teacher has to beg parents to help out.

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2007
Having had several children go through Blue Hills and 1 currently there, I have to say that even though most of the teachers are excellent, the parental involvement is weak and lacks true community now. I am troubled at the future of what was once an exceptional school where great children friendships formed - flourished - and extended through the entire Cupertino system.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2006
Blue Hills was a great school just a few years back. It is still a very good school, but it's slowly declining. Mostly because of the change in the surrounding neighborhood. They still have good teachers, some are just excellent. Solid academics, struggling but surviving art and music programs. Not that many extracurricular things. Level of parent involvement is dropping as fast as the neighborhood is changing. Again, this is the issue. If the neighborhood stayed the same as 5-7 years ago, I would recommend the school to anyone. Not today.

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2006
School seems to have farely decent academic standards and very high parent involvement rate. Parents committee collects money and pays for Music teacher, librarian, and some extra-curriculum activities. Very good arts programs.

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2005
Blue Hills is a very good school with good teachers who care about the students. The school is very academic, but also encourages other activities such as music and sports. This school is a very good choice if you are within the boundary areas.

- submitted by a parent

November 27, 2004
Blue hills is a great academic school. There is alot of parent involvement. Staff and teachers are helpfull. It doesn't has alot of hand on activities. The field trips are usually theatres or academic.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2004
I think this school is the best. It teaches everything your child needs to know and more. It teaches but also has a safe and friendly environment. It has fun in learning. All the teachers teach while having fun. Everything is just the way you want your childs school to be.

- submitted by a student

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Blue Hills Elementary School
12300 De Sanka Avenue, Saratoga, CA  95070
(408) 257-9282
Last modified Blue Hills 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.
Blue Hills Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top