Talking with the principle of the school about an issue was pointless... She did not listen to you to understand. She listened to you to reply...
Today my son graduated from the 1st grade! It was an outstanding year for our son and our family! His teacher was Mrs. Vava Terhune. Besides being a professional and experienced teacher she was a WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING. She is someone who you can trust your priceless treasure with, your child! She did not just teach her students the meaning of the words: compassion, responsibility, respect, giving, self-discipline, perseverance and honesty... She showed by her daily actions how to be a good person! She had high level of communication ethics with her students and their parents. She would help her students with anything they needed regardless of her responsibility as a teacher. May god protect her and her wonderful family the way she protected her students and my son! Don't just give Mrs. Terhune 5 stars, give her all the stars from the whole school!!
After reading some unfortunate reviews, I wanted to share my experience with Steubing Ranch Elementary to help show that one bad apple does no spoil the whole bunch! My daughter started in kinder last year and had a wonderful and kind teacher who helped her in her first few weeks when she had a very hard time transitioning into a full day away from home. My child is gifted, and her teacher worked with us to determine the best options for her. She even offered to give my daughter special roles inside the classroom (much after the Montessori style) to challenge her, but let her stay with the children she knew. In the end, we chose to bump her to 1st grade, and the counselors and staff were very helpful. Her new teacher was amazing as well, and she was allowed to go back to her K class on fridays to read to her friends and help the teacher. They sent her to 2nd grade for math in order to be challenged, and the librarian devised a special group for her and other students where they could go and discuss books and learn how to conduct research. Everyday I would see the Principal out front greeting us, and the staff are very friendly and loving to the children. I love SRE!
I'm not very happy with my child's Kindergarden teacher. However, I decided to give her another chance... She needs more experience and more honesty. Good luck to her.
We have been very happy with Steubing Ranch. The principal obviously loves every one of her students. There is great parent involvement also. We school choiced our child into this school to be a part of the dual language program and it's the best decision we've ever made. Some older reviews of the KIN program made me hesitant to try it, but I have been very happy with the KIN program as well. Apparently something has changed since the disorganization parents referred to a few years ago. Now the program is exceptionally well run. My one complaint about the school is the lack of information online. The school's website has minimal info and some of the teachers have not updated their classroom webpage since last year. If I had to choose between an updated website and a lesser school, I would pick Steubing Ranch in a second!
We were not happy at Steubing Ranch. I am really shocked by the overall good rating. The principal was NEVER around and the teacher was in over her head. On occation, she would tell the class to "Shut-up" and "Ya'll are the worst class". Totally inappropriate. We left shortly after.
I have nothing to say but good things about this school. My son has special needs and school is offering him the resources for him to be able to succeed; he is on regular classes and is progressing as expected. Teacher-student ratio is small which makes learning easer. Everyone who works in the school is very nice; it has great leadership. I will have to say that Ms Langford (K) has been a blessing to our home, and we will miss her. We are a military family and we are soon to move; I am certaintly using this school as the standard to compare.
Mrs. Jones is a grear sub-teacher her bilingual experience has helped my children alot both in english and spanish! what a great sub, she is one to admire
I absolutely love this school! My two children are completely opposite - one is gifted while the other is on the autism spectrum. The teachers and principal here are absolutely fantastic at treating them both with respect and meeting their individual needs. It's refreshing to be at a school where the staff truly loves what they do and your children.
This is a great school. My child has learned so much and she is in only in kinder. She knows her continents! I did not learn this until 4th grade I think! Her confidence has blossomed along with the academics. She has Ms. Kesselring and she is great. I have also observed several other teachers in the school and they are great too. They are the cream of the crop!
A great school. The administration truly cares about these kids. They are so accessible, they know your child by face & name, and they are extremely responsive. The couselors have a wonderful relationship with the kids and are always on top of everything. The mass majority of the teachers appear to be hand selected because they are without a doubt the best. However, there are some teachers that are way over their heads and we can see the Peter Principle looming in the background. Instead of disposing these teachers immediately, the administration works with them to help improve their shortcomings, and then monitors them closely...the kids always come first. I pulled my child out of KIN (after school program) because they were just too unorganized and disfunctional...this had nothing to do with the school.
The teachers are great and there is a fairly low student to teacher ratio. Great administrative support.
My daughter is in kinder , she had never been to a day care and I thought , the change was going to be hard but Mrs. Salinas is wonderful she is very calm and a great teacher
My son is in kinder and has never been to preschool or daycare and he has done excellent. I was very concerned about his acclemating to the change, but it has gone very well because orf his teqacher mrs Salinas. She has such a peacful way about her and her experiance is just wonderful. I feel so blessed to have such an acceptional teacher for my son.
Great school, wonderful teachers, aides, staff, and most of all...an impressive principal! Our PTA for parent involvement is amazing!
I really like this school. I found a low student to teacher ration. I also love the one on one help my son gets in 3rd grade and the special classes they offer to help students. I am not to happy with the after-school Kin program, but you just have to stay on top of them and make sure you know what is going on at all times, other than that the staff is great.
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