The teaching staff at Nimitz reflects to a significant degree the exceptional diversity of the student body. The school also seems to attract perhaps more than its fair share of male teachers which is definitely welcome. The school has had stable leadership under Principal Ito for a number of years. She is very hands on and very present in all activities during and after school, with both kids and the parents. Her solid, respected leadership means that the community always has someone to go to, and the resulting lack of drama is refreshing. Of course we are fairly new to the school, but our interactions with the teachers/administration thus far have all been very positive, low key, respectful, and productive. There are great health-oriented and social-emotional programs in place for the children -- some relatively new -- and the regular paid yard staff is dedicated towards getting to know each child as individuals. Our kid is definitely fortunate to be a part of this special community both inside and outside the classroom. HINT: all these kids end up in CUSDK8 middle schools which all receive the highest possible rank. Let the kids learn more than just math, reading, and writing at well rounded schools such as Nimitz.
My son graduated from Nimitz this June.He spent six wonderful years there and had fantastic, engaged, dedicated and highly experienced teachers. Mrs. Ito, a principal, and Mrs.Kropp a vice principal are the best and the most responsive professionals, loving and just toward children and cooperative with parents. The school population is very diverse, both nationally and socially. It's a World in small, really. RTI program for leveled reading, Soul Shoppe (anti-bullying training), Recess 101( a special PE program ), Art, Music, Math Olympiad, Math Night, Science Night and many other events are all focused for benefitting students and their families. PTA is strong and welcoming. Overall, we had the most pleasant experience.
There is no words to say it :( the school, the police, the cupertino district help me my child was attending kindergarten one day my child said the teacher put glue on to my child peni because the teacher said was funny and was a game the teacher didn't tell us nothing about
They didn't help me with nothing to resolve a problem with my child
The teacher suppose clean my child Penni's but the teacher didn't tell us nothing my child tell us the true The teacher put glue because it was a game and was funny. The said to my son no body help us the police, the Cupertino district no body even the TV. If someone can help me please please
I have very bad experience with this school. My son is in third grade now. He was put in the ELD program since he was in the first grade. The teachers don't care about students at all. They always yell to my son when he didn't answer their questions or not pay attention in the class. He feels bad and low self-esteem. He used to be a very active kid. But he doesn't even talk at school now. I feel very upset and don't know if I have choice to transfer to other public school. Hope someone can help me.
We have had a very good experience during my child's first year at Nimitz. The Kindergarten team is fantastic and students have a chance to work with several teachers in addition to their main teacher. My child's Kindergarten teacher, Mr. Morwood, is energetic, funny and skilled. My child absolutely adores going to school every day. Mr. Morwood is also extremely good at responding to parent concerns and questions. I have found the Principal and Assistant Principal to be responsive and helpful. The school wide activities at Nimitz are appropriate and well-planned. I appreciated the recent school 'math night' and the Walk-a-thon earlier this spring. This is an extremely diverse school, both racially and socio-economically, which I think benefits the students greatly.
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!