I want to thank Magnolia Elementary for your welcoming staff. We have just started our first year with you and already I have seen such a difference in the way your school is run. My daughter is so happy and is anxious every morning to get to school which is a huge difference from last year. She even enjoys having lunch at school now, and has commented to me how nice it is to have Proctors that are respectful and nice to the students, a far cry from what she has experienced in the past, sadly. My daughter and I were very impressed when the principle came into her class and already knew that she was a new student and made her feel very welcome. Thank you so much to the welcoming Principle, Staff and Teachers.
Both my kids are now high schoolers. They both attended Magnolia from K through 6th and both had the best experience any elementary school could offer. All the teachers were truly caring and the school staff were amazing. My kids loved going to school everyday and thrived both academically and socially. We would recommend Magnolia to anyone looking for a great school for their kids.
The staff and teachers are wonderful, careing and truly card for the students. My daughter looks forward to school and has loved all her teachers. Principal is awesome.
Magnolia is truly the best school is Upland. I had never seen my children more enthusiastic to go to school everyday. The Teachers are wonderful, the Principal and staff have been extremely caring and loving to my kids. They are understanding, they care about the children and they promote parent involvement. We definitely recommend this school to everyone.
Great school. Results driven. Administration and teachers are all on the same page and move forward together and in step.
I now have three children attending Magnolia and they enjoy it everyday. The teachers are very caring which in turn makes every student want to learn. My oldest son is in second grade and his teacher goes out of her way to make sure every one of her students can learn without being made fun of or excluded from the rest of the class. The principal knows almost every student by name and is visiting the classrooms every few days so that the students know she is active in the classroom as well as in her office. The PTA is very active in doing all it can to make it a wonderful place learn. This school also has great parent participation. The parents are always welcome.
The teachers are great, my son is in first grade and just loves Magnolia. Mrs. Mutrux is a great Kindergarten teacher.
My children (ages 11 & 6) have attended Magnolia Elementary school for two years. Prior to attending Magnolia, my daughter, had attended two other elementary schools. I cannot praise this school highly enough. This school is phenomenal! The staff and faculty are great. The facility is beautiful. The before/after school care team is wonderful. This school focuses on the whole child, not just test scores. The extra curricular programs (music, art, etc.) are solid. The PTA is strong. And, of course, the academic program is better than any other school we've been involved with. The school's greatest asset is its principal, Dr. Ruffalo. She knows virtually every child by name and she is, by far, the best principal of any school we've seen. At Magnolia the child always comes first.
My daughter attended magnolia for 3 years. She learned so much and all the teachers are excellent. The curriculum is outstanding and the principal is very involved. Since we had to move out of the area we keep wishing we were still at Magnolia, I wish all the other schools followed Magnolias example of parent involvement, teachers and staff. (Mrs. Hirsch thanks for the memories!)
Looking too get more information on school. I've heard this school has a great reputation and standards.
We are new at Magnolia this year and have to say how pleased we are. I have 2 girls there and both are excelling. Their teachers are energetic, warm and encouraging. I appreciate different things offered, such as: my 6th graders manners classes! What a lost art these days and they are being taught here! I feel their education is well rounded. I appreciate that the 6th graders separate the boys from the girls during science & social studies. Teachers have found that girls can be intimidated by boys and don't want to speak out in class if they're not sure about their answers. This way by separating, they all feel more comfortable. I have been very happy with our switch to Magnolia and would recommend it to anyone! Dr. Ruffalo is a wonderful principal too!
I have 2 children that attend this school, and they love it. The teachers are wonderful.Not once has my 6th grader had any type of problem. Parents are always welcome, and the staff is great.
I volunteer at the school almost daily and the quality of commitment shows in the teachers and staff. I am very happy to be at Magnolia and do things the Upland Way!
Just a great School. I was a parent vonlunteer at the school and was very impressed with classroom management and educational quality. The school has an excellent principal. Who needs a private school when you have Magnolia?
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