W.R. Nelson has just been asked to apply for California Distinguished status for the third time. This is because of the great teachers, great staff, involved parents and hard working students. I know this school will achieve this goal and am glad my child is in one of the best schools in Orange county.my child has been involved in all the activities that Nelson has to offer and it has made him a better student and is preparing him for his entrance into middle school.Ask any Nelson student and they will tell you this is a great school and a great place to learn. There are families out side of our district that get on the waiting list to be able to send their child to Nelson. They are thrilled when they get notified that there is room and we are thrilled to have them.
Nelson used to be a great school a few years ago when it received Distinguished school of the year award. With the massive influx of English Learning students the school has focused on them. After school programs are getting smaller.
Nelson Elementary is a fantastic environment for children to learn in. My daughter has been to several different schools and none has had such wonderful and consistent teachers as Nelson. From Gate to Art Masters to all the wonderful afterschool programs, Nelson is a gem in Tustin. Parents are very involved and willing to help out in class and after school when needed. I highly recommend this school.
I love Nelson. 2 of my girls went there. The teachers are really great and keep the parents up to date with whats going on with your child. There is alot of parent involvment from the classroom to the festival to the dinodash. My oldest was put into GATE and loves it.
Tutoring on campus did not exist. Team teaching (shared contracts)may work for the teachers, but the child is faced with satisfying two sets of expectations and personalities. As a parent, I had this same challenge, and a difficult time establishing accountability. Principal access was no easy task either.
Nelson School has great teachers and an excellent curriculum to fit students' individual needs. The school also welcomes parent involvement and makes a concerted effort to communicate with parents on your childs progess.
W. R. Nelson is the best-kept secret Tustin has to offer. The staff, especially the teachers are all phenomenal. The focus is always on the child. The number parents that volunteer on campus will astound you. The PTA provides John Yeiser Music Assembly s that are so much fun they are not aware they are learning. The Art Masters program is also provided to the school from the PTA. The teachers and children get to learn from this program. Overall, if you have to opportunity to join the W. R. Nelson team, you will not be disappointed. It is one of the happiest places in Tustin.
This is a great school. Especially their Kindergarten program. They have excellent Kindergarten teachers who care a great deal about all of their students.
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