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1138 Heatherstone Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

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(408) 522-8241
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December 09, 2014
This school has grown tremendously over last several years. Classroom size is growing (used to be 20 students/teacher). Unfortunately, there is such high turnaround not only with students, which is fine, but with teachers and the principal! Although this school got high API score with a 10 rating, there are some bad teachers. Can be a nightmare if your child gets one of them.

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March 04, 2014
PTA works really hard. Children are competitive. However, It is hard to get help from teachers, either "no time" or no respond to e-mails. My questions may be around once every two months. It is not too much disturbing to the class teacher. I wish the principal could ask the feedback to each family about class teacher. I guess it is free public education. We only can be grateful for any treatment that we receive and cannot ask for more than that. I really do not know whether parents deserve getting attention from teachers or we are using extra time from teacher, which is not allowed.

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August 05, 2013
Great school, very good parent communication and attention given to every child. Would definitely recommend.

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August 01, 2013
my school is the best. it is the greatest school in the whole world. I am waiting very eagerly for my school to get open.

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September 15, 2012
This school is growing like crazy. A few years back, there were a little over 500 students and now there are close to 850. With so many students, and limited space and supervision, the quieter kids were getting lost. Now, they started a great program run called the Fun Zone during the 10 minute recess. It's a classroom opened up for students to come hang out and do arts, games, origami and so much more. We hope to see similar initiatives sprout up in the future! There are many wonderful capable parents who are 100% committed and very involved at the school. It's a place you can come to join the community or start building your own. But you do need to invest your time to be part of the community. We have a new principal this year and she is warm and inviting. My hope is that she will be able to bring a warm and trusting environment to the students, parents and the teachers. Academics are generally good but quality of teachers can vary. There is a large disparity of homework load among teachers even within the same grade. Some teachers don't even check homework themselves or keep a keen eye on student correction so they don't have a clue when students are struggling.

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September 10, 2012
I absolutley love CHerry CHase. Excellent parent involvement. Strong PTA which funds many after school activities, PE, FAME. Teachers are very responsive and awesome

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May 28, 2012
Love, love, love this school. Third grade is an awesome team of teachers. Challenging curriculum, high expectations and wonderful support. Great community school. I have always had great communication from my child's teachers.

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November 27, 2011
I have been very disappointed with the curriculum, class size, communication about child progress/problems and the general behavior and respect that students have for each other. I started my daughter here in with the expectation that becasue the school had a 10/10 on this site as well as being a Blue Ribbon school, I would not have many issues with the education. I was wrong and now I am scrambing to find another school for my daughter for the next school year. Here are a couple of concrete examples of what I view as problems: 1) Almost no feedback - returning of HW or tests on regular basis. 2) Teahcers don't actually correct the HW, onl o only loo, to see if it was done. I have addressed these problems with the teacher, but there aree too many things that need correcting. Overall I am not impressed with the school.

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August 24, 2011
A wonderful school, great family community that is as diverse as the area in which we live. Wonderful and enriching offering of after school programs, in school PTA programs as well as fun family centered activities. International Night, the Fall Festival - Halloween event, and a great Walk-a-thon are just a few. Dedicated parents and some totally absent parents (same as anywhere).

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June 04, 2011
I absolutely love Cherry Chase!!! The teachers, students, and parent volunteers are very kind and easy to talk to. All my teachers always help their students and respect them. The school's principal is a great leader and organizes school activities nicely.

- submitted by a community member

October 05, 2009
Cherry Chase Elementary is a wonderfully diverse school that focuses not just on scholastic achievement but also on building character and giving students a breadth of unique experiences that range from building gardens and playing chess to learning about art and music. Their swelling population and rising API scores (over 940!) are a testament to their dedication and strong community support.

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April 10, 2009
Very frustrated about this school. It is suitable for kids prepared academically. Don't expect much help if your kid need additional instructional time or personal attention.

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no rating
February 15, 2008
Excellent school! My son is about to complete his 5th grade and my daughter started KG this year. All teachers are well qualified and has a great AR and after school programs. PTA is very active is oranizing after school events.

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October 09, 2007
hi!!! is an awesome school!! I'm an alumni from this great school and i've been there since kindergarten. we may not have the best rating, but this school has caring teachers, and best of all, an excellent principal.

- submitted by a student

September 08, 2007
Excellent School! safe, good teachers, community involved, no bulling, and academically speaking is outstanding! My daughter and us love it!

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May 01, 2007
Our child has been here for a year and loves the school. It is a nurturing environment with a diverse student body and a high level of parent involvement. The teachers work hard to foster a love of learning in the students. Music and art programs are not very strong at this point and we hope the PTA is able to fund such extracurricular programs.

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January 23, 2007
The teachers we have had were caring and focused on teaching. The teachers seem to have a clear understanding of the material they need to cover and what the students needed to learn during their school year. The staff/teachers at the school appear to have good communication with each other and the teachers seem to support and cross train each other to pass along good teaching concepts. Parent involvement is high, school events that the PTA organizes are fun and well attended. We are very happy with the school so far.

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December 05, 2006
Cherry Chase is a wonderful school. Its been exceptional for our child over the last few years. It has a great AR program and a lot of parent teacher interactions.

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August 16, 2006
Cherry Chase is a special school. Nobody is going through the motions here. All of the teachers I have met are wonderful and the parents are very involved. There are music classes, science camp and other activities. It is truly a community school.

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June 19, 2006
High quality academic programs - very diverse and rigorous in the sciences - a blue ribbon school. Limited extracurricular activies - overzealous parents - good music program.

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March 30, 2006
It is a very good school, the teachers are excellent and they have a preschool too, but that has programs only for half a day

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no rating
March 08, 2006
Relatively new to area. My son likes his 3rd grade teacher very much. The teachers are very involved with each child.

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February 01, 2006
This is a school with high parent involvement and a strong PTA. The principal has been here several years and the student body has grown dramatically since her arrival. The teachers are easy to communicate with and our children really enjoy school. Kindergarten has evolved into a year with much to learn, so be prepared for that!

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April 07, 2005
Son just started kindergarden and we love it! 2005

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April 07, 2005
Good school as scores show but also affected by cuts. There is no longer anyone running the computer lab so it's up to teachers to make good use of the time there. My child just plays games, there's no attempt to teach touch typing. Great music program paid for by PTA.

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February 06, 2005
My daughter is in 5th grade. classroom curriculum seems to have lossened up after 3rd grade. Poor science emphasis. School is otherwise great. Excellent parent involvement

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March 09, 2004
Parent involvement is encouraged and seem to be high. This is good overall.

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no rating
January 10, 2004
The Sunnyvale school district strongly discourages intradistrict transfers, and specifically said unless you are in the neigborhood there is no way you would get into this school; thus the kids on the 'other side of the tracks' are pushed into lower achieving schools than this one. There is therefore, limited diversity in this school.

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Cherry Chase Elementary School
1138 Heatherstone Way, Sunnyvale, CA  94087
(408) 522-8241
Last modified Cherry Chase 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.
Cherry Chase Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top