This is a great school.The kids do their reading, writing, and arithmetic, while also not skimping on coordination development, science, art, and creativity.
Nimitz is a fantastic school. The teachers are awesome, very involved and caring. The academics are focused on.They have Raz -Kids for reading, Step into Writing, reading groups (RTI), The new principal and asst. principal are doing a great job. Extra Curricular activities like Running Club, PE, Music, Art, Library, Field trips, etc and After school programs like Fun on the Run, and others offered by Cupertino Parks and Recreations The diversity is celebrated in this school. PTA organizes Movie Nights, Science nights, Halloween, Multi-cultural Holiday celebrations, Walkathons, Bake Sale etc. My daughter has been here since K and is very happy.
In my experience with schools that rank ten thye fully meet the childs academic growth with the parent and do not complain about communication or delay to respond to parent communication. My first experience and my daughters first experiemce with a school below ten has proven to be less then that ten for many reasons other then what the district tells you when your neighborhood school is full. My daughters neighborhood school is a ten but she can t go becasue it is full. I can tell tje difference big time between eight and ten schools.
My child was disciplined in a way that destroyed his self image. At that time, he was only 6 years old!! I do wish that school authorities can consider the child's age when they punished the child.
The school staff doesn't care for the kids education........all they think about is the money they're getting from the state, they don't care if you transfer your kids to different school they know that NO SCHOOL accepts Inter-district transfer. Cupertino district still getting paid even though my kids are in a different school.
School Staff not very helpful, Inconsiderate of parent Concern. I wish I lived in a different district so my children can go to a nicer school.
My son will enter the 4th grade now. All teachers he had are very professional, dedicated and caring. I do not know if all the schools in our district have the RTI program in language arts. Nimitz school runs it for 3 years now, and I love this approach. There are 3 levels at which Language Arts are taught. Children who need more help are placed in smaller groups and get more attention to learn to read better. The stronger students are also grouped together, so the can advance faster and have more challenging projects. I am also impressed with the ways and level that Math and Science are taught. Please do not judge this school solely on the test scores. The school serves a diverse community and it is an ELD center as well.
i went there in the 60s oh them were the days it was smaller then but what a blast i had as a child there, if only we could turn back time, i have not seen it years but glad it is still there one day i do plan to visit it again
I am happy with the performance of my second grader son. Teachers are great , putting lot of efforts and hard work. Principal is easily reachable and helpful. could not ask for more. as already one parent said do not go after API scores. i have a friend with a daughter going to 5 star school ;; she says syllabus and study are the same only difference is Nimitz has more non English speaking kids compared to a 5 star school which brings the rating down otherwise a good school.
Nimitz is a wonderful school ! We have lived in many areas in the Bay areas including some of the best schools around. But Nimitz is top on the list. There are too many good things to say about this school. The principal, the teachers, the open and friendly cultures, the list can get long once you get to know the school.... We had a wonderful year in Nimitz. Parents should look beyond API score and find out what the true values reside in the school.
We ended up at Nimitz because Stocklmeir was too full. But we couldn't be happier! Stocklmeir has almost twice as many students (20 kindergarten classrooms vs Nimitz 2 or 3 kindergarten classrooms!). The principle is really great, he had been a teacher for over 25 years, and he does a great job of getting the kids involved in school and excited about school. They have a lot of fun events like several movie nights, Halloween Haunted House, school dances, and science fairs! I really like their approach to reading and writing in First Grade, they separate the kids into 3 tier groups, that way everyone is at the same level within those classes and by the end of the year every student is at grade level or above. My daughter is so happy there and I am so impressed with how fast she learned to read and write and she is excited to go to school every morning-which says alot!
This is a great school. My daughter is in kindergarten. Mrs. Burke, Mr. Horn and Mr. Morwood are excellent, dream teachers. I couldn't be happier with the teachers. Class sizes are unfortunately very large these days in any school (28-29 kids), but this is the same in all the neighboring schools despite what this website indicates (21-22 kids). We belong to Stocklmeir school, but are seriously thinking of staying at Nimitz next year because we've had a great experience.
The kindergarten is outstanding. The kids do their reading, writing, and arithmetic, while also not skimping on coordination development, science, art, and creativity. The teachers are skilled, energetic, and enthusiastic -- they make controlling a class of 30 look easy and fun. This kindergarten is following the most advanced child development/teaching model, and doing a great job setting their kids up for academic success.
I can not say enough of Nimitz school. My daughter attended Nimitz for Kinder garden. Principle is very involved and hands on. Teachers are absolutely dedicated. Teachers bring tons of energy and roll model to class room. You will not see teachers rushing out of classroom during break. Instead, you will see teachers catching ball and interacting with kids. School itself has many activities even for kindergardeners- running club, music class, field trips and daily book bags. I am surprised to see 7 rating for Nimitz. It should be one of the top rated school.
NImitz is a great school. My kids have been going to this school since Kindergarten. The teachers have mastery over the subject matter, they do challenge the kids in various ways. They have 'running club' that keeps the kids interested in physical fitness. The new Principal (Russ Ottey) is very hands on and invloved in all the school activities. The PTA is very creative and comes up with good ideas for raising funds and bringing a lot of educational entertainment to the school.
My daughter is current;y in the 2nd grade at Nimitz and has shown tremendous progress in all areas of her studies. The teachers, principal and staff at Nimitz are caring and very accomodating. I and my daughter love Nimitz!
This school has a great 'no stress' environment and wonderful caring staff however the education level is low and the school community changes frequently because part of it made of English Learners students (ELD) that leave to their home schools as soon as they master the language and out of the ELD program. I agree with one of the other parent writing that this school does not prepare the students for the district's high level of education and middle school's demands.
I'm very impressed with Nimitz, and am grateful my son goes to school there. Dale Jones, the principal is very involved throughout the school, and all the teachers & staff make you feel right at home.The environment here reminds me of when I was in elementary, back in 'the good ole days' when I woke up looking forward to going to school. Thank you for making learning fun!
Nimitz is a good school. There are music, art, and sports programs available and it is very diverse there. The staff is wonderful and they have a principal like no other. However, 5th graders aren't prepared to go into middle school after attending a school such as Nimitz. My child was laid back in 5th grade, and the teachers never showed him how difficult middle school was. Therefore, he went from 4's and 5's in Elementary school to C's and D's in middle school. Instead, we had to monitor him into getting back on track, instead of his 5th grade teacher preparing him.
Our son has attended Nimitz since Fall 2004 when he entered the 1st grade. He enjoys going to Nimitz and continues to flourish because every teacher has recognized his self-motivation and has challenged him to improve his language, math, and teamwork skills, to name a few. The entire staff from the teachers, to the GLC and office, to the principal are truly dedicated teaching professionals helping develop and care for our future. There are great after school enrichment classes like cooking and iMovie production. A good number of parents participate in activities like the PTA, being a classroom volunteer or trip chaperone. The school population is a melting pot of cultures representing the diverse community we live in, and has partnered with Apple and DeAnza College where employees volunteer time to make Nimitz a richer school. Yes, we hope the school community can stabilize, but overall we are happy with Nimitz.
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