This school is not equipped to conduct TK classes. The TK teachers at Nimitz seem inexperienced and lack the know-how of dealing with 4-5 year olds. We are surprised with school's liberal policies when it comes to physical bullying. There's a lot of hitting and pushing in all 3 TK classrooms that the school does not wish to acknowledge. Its sad that Nimitz was chosen as one of the TK centers.
This is a response to "A parent " who talked about the bullying problem in March 2014. Your situation is not alone. We used to attend Nimitz and chose to leave when the school didn't deal with the situation quickly and fairly. The situation lasted for more than 6 months and still wasn't dealt efficiently. My kid was miserable during that whole year. I should have pulled him out sooner! I think you did the right thing to pull your kid out of there abruptly! We transferred to another public school. Let me tell you this, not every school deals with the bullying situation the same way. After transferring to the new school only for a month, I knew my son will be safe in that environment. Whenever there was teasing or bullying, the teacher will call out both parties and also "all" (no kidding) the bystanders and witnesses to make sure the situation is clearly understood. When dealt this way, all students knew no one can be immured of punishment for being a bully and all students will feel safe. In my experience, Nimitz didn't deal with it this way. The principal at the new school is absolutely wonderful. I couldn't have asked for a better one!
My son has always enjoyed learning here. Teachers are kind, dedicated, and creative. However, in 1st grade, my son was physically bullied by his friend multiple times. The kid and his parents were given warnings under the table but that was it. Although physical bullying stopped, this kid turned hostile - he made nasty comments and even threats to my son. The other kids were clueless as to what happened. We reported him again but it didn't help. Worse yet, more kids including my son's friends joined in the teasing as if showing off. After months, my son was so frustrated that he did not want to go to school anymore. So we left abruptly. To be fair, this problem may not be unique at Nimitz. Because of large class size and shorter school days, there is little room for character education. Kids could be picking up values from the corrupted media. And when something happens, the school's response is indifferent, inadequate, ineffective, and invisible. We moved the kids to a small Christian school. He liked God's rules and appreciates daily behavior checks. After our bad experience at Nimitz, all is not lost. We learnt to be very appreciative of a positive learning environment.
This School is Very Good.My son likes it very much.They focused on reading.teacher is very good.Take care of every single child.
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.
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.
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