Mountain View Elementary used be a great school, but over the years it has deteriorated to an average. We have some great teachers, but also many great teachers has left to other schools. We had sudden influx of students last year, not sure, but it seems near doubled the student population. Our top GT students are being unchallenged.
Each year school activities gets cancelled. But this year, seems more programs has been cancelled than any other years. I've confirmed following has been cancelled this year: Chess Club, Orchestra, and CML. I've heard from other parents that there are more, but I didn't check them out.
Not sure if it's a funding issue or lack of volunteers, perhaps both. Also, seems the PTA has become a lip service rather than exploring children's potential.
We've been here five years, and still got three more years to go for my youngest. Mountain View Elementary is still a good school, but we are exploring Skiptcha Elementary for next year.
We were at Mt. View for 3 years. During that time, I was personally able to see how hard the administration works and cares about the success of the children. They have many committees in place to talk about and address issues and concerns. The end goal being to implement positive changes for the campus and children.
No school is perfect but when the administration is approached in the right way they will try to work with you to find a positive outcome. The teachers and staff are fun, friendly and great educators. Some of my children’s favorite teachers are teaching at Mt. View. They have opened up doors and windows for my kids and made learning fun.
The PTA works really hard to provide TONS of opportunities for the students and families. They are always looking for parent involvement!
We were very happy at Mt. View and sad that we had to move. I know this school will continue to do great things!!
It's not too much or too little...I do like the diversity of assignments his teachers send home. When I was in school all I did was write. My son did a video project. That made him excited and he worked a lot on the project.
We've been with Mountain View for 4 years now. The school has caring teachers and professional leadership. Most importantly, I felt my two boys learned at Mountain View. Some schools seem to be there and go through the motions but MV seems to be a live...you can sense it when you walk into the school. At no time is there any drama or a sense that everyone isn't here for the kids. When my older son left the school last year he was genuinely sick over leaving. I really have been pleased with the school.
Most of the teachers are very nice and work to try and help your students, however, their hands are tied by management. They aren't your child's advocate and don't step up when you're child is being mistreated. Brush things under the rug and do their best to help the child's feelings out in the process.
We have been at Mountain View for 2 years. No school is perfect and Kisd has issues in general but I wouldn't want my kids going to any other school in the area. The teachers are amazing and truly care about children. My kindergartener is reading well beyond her level and we are very happy overall with the school.