Worst school ever!! They think it is okay for teachers and staff to be physical with students. They disrespect parents and children! Stay away. I pulled my 3rd grader out immediately!
I am happy that my children attend Tanaka. Their teachers have been great and my daughter loves the choir. We have attended the school for two years and I can see growth in both of my children.
Tanaka is a fabulous school. The teachers and staff are very friendly and encouraging. Unfortunately, the parent involvement is not where is should be, so the teachers have their work cut out for them. I am extremely impressed with the interaction I've had with my child's teacher who is always very professional and forthcoming. My child has improved greatly this last year with the help of her teacher. Although the school has not preformed well with test scores, I believe that has more to do with the parental involvement with the students. In my last school, parents had to race to be able to sign up as "room mothers" and if you didn't make it in time you had to find other ways in being involved in the school. I wish I knew more of the administration, which seems withdrawn, however I rate this school a 4 average because of the excellent teachers, the positive environment, and the open door policy with the parents.
HORRIBLE SCHOOL! I would not recommend this school to any parent who is looking for a great education for there child! This school's Academic Standards are sub-par.
Tanaka when it comes to discipline towards the students are unfair and unjust. They are uneducated when it comes to the steps they need to take. They are not fair with students its very sad they should be investigated.
Worst school ever. The counselor assalted my son and left bruises all over him. When I went to the superintendant and principle, they made excuses and made it seem like my son was the problem. The counselor still works there because I didnt want to press charges, have him arrested and go to court. The staff is also very rude. Steer clear. Terrible school.
Since I find myself checking the reviews from this website to decide on several matters in our familial situation, i gues it is but fair to put my two cents as to the outcome of my search with regards to what school my daughter should go to ... sure the score for Tanaka is just a 5 out of 10 but i have involved myself in my child's learning and i think the scoring does not give justice to the hardwork the faculty, parents and the kids themselves exert to attain the environment this school has become. My daughter has been going to this school for two years now and I can definitely say that the teachers are very well versed with what they teach - they have an open door policy with the parents. It will not be fair to just blame the teachers if the kids are not learning.
I think the administration at this school is average. The test scores at this school seem to be the lowest in a five mile radius which is concerning to me. In comparision to other schools in the region I think this school needs additional programs. Many of the teachers are the school seem very talented. My son had a fabulous teacher and really learned a lot. I just wish the administration had more educational programs and the school was able to get the test scores up.
My child is in the full day Kindergarten program and academically is doing great. His teacher has done a wonderful job teaching him the skills he needs to be a good reader. Unfortunately we are moving out of the area and he will be attending another school next year. I can only hope there he will have as great of an experience as he has had at Tanaka.
My child was fortunate enough to get into their full day kindergarten program. I am so surprised at what she is learning at this grade level! The teachers are very dedicated to their students. They have a variety of cultural and parent involvement activities. I am keeping my child here for now even since we can afford sending her to private school! It takes a parents involvement in a child's education and constant participation in the school's programs!
My daughter currently attends this school and it is a great school. The staff is very caring and is a great help with every child. My daughter has excelled since starting here this year.
This is a great school. They put a lot of effort in teaching the students. They care about the kids. But be ware some of the teachers are very snooty.
My little sister use to go here and I think that it is a wonderful school! They whole staff is great and really care about the children. They always have school fundraisers to help raise money for the school and I know the kids really like it. I recommend this school for everbody grades K-5!
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