Wish there was a way to give zero stars. Most staff is absolutely rude. Advice: Get better staff, starting with the principal. We will refuse to let our child go here next year. Relatives are also removing their children.
My child has been going to this school for a few years now and it's everything I want for my child. The principal and teachers are very caring and want the best education for our kids. They work very hard for our kids and it does show. My child looks forward to school each day and has plenty of "lessons learned" to share each night. As with any school, parents should become more active in the PTO or just getting to know their child's teacher better. These are some of the best teachers out there. If you're thinking of moving to this area or school, you'll be happy you did.
This school will not deal with special needs children at all. Our son was diagnosed with asperger's. We explained this to the school and offered to work with them for solutions. They treated him as an outcast from day one, and refused to work with us. The teacher called him a "bad kid" in front of the class and encouraged the other kids to ostracized him, and the principal just backed her up. Needless to say, we are now at a new school where they are willing to work with him and us, and he has made great progress. This school is great for children who "fit the mold" but they refuse to work with any child that doesn't. This isn't a nurturing environment that cares about each child. They just want easy kids.
This school is happy to have children whom are on or above grade level and have no need for academic assistance. Should your child ever require assistance with improving in any area, on any level, prepare for no cooperation. My daughter was a student and had small opportunities for improvment and I was asked if I would consider putting her in another school. This school only wants passing test scores so they may continue to receive funding. The staff in general does not care about the students as individuals.
Its my oldest son's first year at school and Im so happy with everyone and everything about Pleasant hIll Elem. Everyone is so involved and seems to care. Encourages parents to have a BIG part in their school life. I LOVE IT.
I posted the message on April 8th, saying my son would be switching to the SEP district. I was not excited about the switch & we have come to the conclusion that we would like to keep him at Pleasant Hill. I also heard something about a building for 6th graders, I guess for kids not in the SEP district to go to then they can go on to SEP Juinor high. I will have to look in to that more. I am proud to say my son will continue to be a Panther!
I would also love to stay at pleasant hill as it has been such a positive experience, but I have been accepted in the new district and feel I must switch due to test score results on the junior high and high school level....they are just so much higher at SEP and I feel that I need to give my child the best opportunity possible to learn. Please give any input....thanks