I was very happy with this school when we moved here 5 years ago. The principal was wonderful and really cared about the students. Unfortunately she retired last year and the school has not been the same. The new principal has taken away everything that was a positive. She took away honor roll and she changed the awards ceremony drastically. The teachers used to be able to say something special about the student before the received their award, but now the principal gives them out and it is like an assembly line. She also can't pronounce most of the kid's names. My child didn't even want to go this year for the 1st time. The children now have to sit on the floor instead of on chairs, because she doesn't think they should have to pull out the chairs. Really? They are not animals! Some of the teachers are exceptional and others should not be teaching. Some of the teachers don't seem to even like kids! The kids no longer go to Pali in the 5th grade and the 6th graders don't get to go to Magic Mountain any more. Like I said, All the Positives about the school have been taken away!
Excellent School! We are proud to be a part of it! Our favorite part is when they go to Camp PALI for the 5th graders. My son can't wait for his turn.
Great school , excellent academics, excellent teachers, friendly staff, I was so happy with all the arts my little one did in first grade.
I have been a Tesoro parent since it's inaugural year. Over the course of time and horrendous budget cuts in California, the school has changed to no fault of it's own. The principal is outstanding. The office staff is warm, hospitable and efficient. The PTA is outstanding. However, class sizes have escalated from the 22 per class it started with to over 30 just in kindergarten; greater in the upper grades. Teachers are displaced from the grades they are accustomed to and enjoy teaching while most of the dynamic, younger teachers have been laid off. There are a few veterans that are absolutely outstanding but the tenured lay offs have also left less enthusiastic and less efficient teachers to teach also. This has greatly impacted the level of education provided at this school and most in the Saugus Union School District. Other local districts seem to have prepared better that SUSD. The impact this has made on the classroom, the teacher and students will be felt for years to come. It's a shame because this was and could be a superb, top-notch campus comparable to any private school.
We are so happy with the Tesoro Elementary, I had an excellent experienced with my child attending Kindergarden, the teacher was just outstanding, and the staff cares not only for the children but for the parents. I have nothing bad to say about this School. I love how my little one was constantly challenged in her academics.
This is very good school. My son is attening the school and my daughter attended the school from year one of openning. My son attended from pre-K and I have no issues. The school has solid teachers and the principal is well seasoned. After school enrichment classes are great and my children love them.
This is a fantastic school in a great community. The Principal and teachers are absolutely wonderful. It's a model school. I cannot imagine anyone not satisfied with this school. Children there are respectful towards their teachers, peers and enthused about learning in the classroom. My daughter attended Tesoro since the beginning and enjoyed every moment there. She is now in Junior High doing very well due the great preparation she got at Tesoro Elementary.
Principals favor children that afre spoiled and rotten, and beleive everything they say. Children are framed all of the time.
Tesoro del Valle Elementary is an exceptional school. Our first year was truly better than we could have even imagined. Every single employee (from the custodian to the nurse; front office staff to the teachers) cares about the students. When you enter the school, it feels like you are entering a family where people take the time to learn your name. The school is very academic - students have homework nightly, and parents are expected to be involved in the learning process. This is what sets Tesoro apart - parents are in the classrooms volunteering, helping out in the library, and donating time and money to the very involved PTA. Because of this parental involvement, Tesoro has an excellent library, new computers, a full-time music and physical education teacher (which have been eliminated at many schools), a fabulous art program, and several assemblies and events throughout the year. When we had a concern about bullying, it was dealt with swiftly and professionally by the responsive principal, yard duty staff and teachers. As I said, EVERYONE truly cares about the students and their families, and it shows! We are so grateful for this exceptional school!
We love this school! Our son loves going to school every day, and so do all his friends. The teachers are energetic and engaging, and they involve parents in the learning process. A weekly newsletter is sent home from the principal, and an email is sent home each week from the teacher as well, detailing the week's homework, projects and any special activities or information that needs to be shared. Children have nightly homework, and are also expected to read for 20 minutes (which is a GREAT habit to start at this age). Parents are involved in every aspect of the school - homework, planning fun events (father-daughter dance, mother-son bowling, fall festival, etc), PTA, volunteering in classrooms. My son had a non life threatening medical emergency at school and they called me instantly, beginning with, "Your son is okay, but...." which was much appreciated. No one likes to see their child's school on call display! I appreciate that they handled it calmly, professionally, and immediately. It is nice to know that he is in great hands. We're so pleased with Tesoro. The teachers are wonderful & caring, and they make learning fun!
Tesoro del Valle is a wonderful school. Our son was new to the US school system and faced several challenges. My son's teacher was so patient and helped us to navigate through the various programs available to help our son - even the principle got involved. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. We look forward to another year at Tesoro.
My son has been enrolled at Tesoro since kindergarten and is now in 4th grade. I have been blessed that my son, and now his sister have had the opportunity to attend this wonderful school. The teachers are focused on the needs of all children and hold very high expectations for their students. Parents are asked to be involved with their child in all areas of learning and the rewards are evident in all they do. The teachers are kind, but hold the kids accountable, which is very beneficial.
Tesoro is an excellent school. The parents and teachers are involved with the students progress and the school has a very active PTA involvement. Both my kids have developed good study habits because of the daily homework requirement. The school/PTA also offers different enrichment classes through out the school year.
I am a Physics Professor who finds this school one of the best ever. I moved with my family to the area mainly because of the extraordinary schools in the area. During these 4 years, Tesoro del Valle has exemplified what a great school is all about. The Teachers, Staff, facilities, Principal and PTA are remarkable and the location is ideal. My daughter is in 4th grade and has learned a great deal of math and science through daily homework, lectures, activities, etc. I can attest that because my wife and I are involved very closely with her daily, intense homework. A number of kids who transferred from some private schools have had difficulties to adjust to the serious pace of Tesoro del Valle. Above all, this school has a great environment and its location is in a beautiful and safe community. What else can you ask for?
As first time parents of a Kindergartener, we are extremely happy with the classroom learning and how excited our daughter is about attending school every day. The school newletter comes home with her every week as does the weekly letter from the teacher with the schedule of activies and classroom assignments. Commincation between the parents and teacher is excellent. I especially like the size of the school and the classrooms. I forgot to pack a snack for my 5 year old for her nutrition break, I panicked and called the office. They offered to help me and delivered graham crackers to her. The sense of community between parent and school is great. We also go to the after school program at Tesoro and very pleased with Ms. Susie and all the counselors.
Tesoro del Valle is a fantastic school. The teachers are wonderful, so full of enthusiasm. My child loves going everyday. As with any new school there are challenges to meet; more library books are needed to fill the new library. However the school has a very active PTA and many parent volunteers helping to improve and enhance an already terrific school. My son has attended Tesoro since it opened. He has had nothing but wonderful teachers all four years. I would highly recommend this school.
I could not be happier with the school and my child's kindergarten teacher. They clearly set high standards and ensure that each child is challenged to his or her own level without completely overwhelming them. I am amazed at how much they have learned already in three short months.
I am so happy with the level of teaching and the amount of activities and homework given at kindergarden. Appreciate the effor teachers put in preparing the homework and it was nice to know that teacher knows minute things about the student which we went over during the parent teacher meet.
We moved here due to the schools and have been so happy with Tesoro. I have 2 kids at the school and both just love going every day. The school staff have done a great job of keeping the kids interested in school and learning so much in a short period of time. The school is only 3 years old so it will continue to get better every year.
I've been very disappointed with the school. My child joined from private school. We moved here because of the schools. We got a split class. There are 3 teachers and there's very little teaching going on. We went from all 'A''s to getting B- and C's. My child is discouraged. His favorite class is recess. The month before state testing all learning stopped and we concentrated on the test only. After the test it seemed like the school year ended and there was no need to teach anymore. We [are] looking to return to private school.
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