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About This School

Nordstrom Elementary School is a public elementary school in Morgan Hill. The principal of Nordstrom Elementary School is Kathy Yeager and can be contacted at 701 students attend Nordstrom Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 18% of the Nordstrom Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 19% of the 701 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Nordstrom Elementary School is 21:1. Barrett Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 43% 38%
Hispanic 30% 40%
Asian 24% 7%
Unspecified 20% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Filipino 1% 2%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 9301%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 29%
Limited English proficiency 18% 21%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    My daughter has been Nordstrom now for 2 years. We have really enjoyed both her teachers. They have pushed her in all the right ways to achieve her potential. I've never encountered a staff person that was not helpful with my needs. There is physical education a multi-purpose room that is used as a cafeteria a library and a computer lab. There are also great after school activities and the CDC on site is great. Not every school is going to fit for every child or parent but saying that the entire school and all the teachers and administration are weak is not a fair assessment.

  • (7 months ago)

    I have to agree with the parent who stated that Nordstrom is great for "flawless" children but the "flawed" children need not apply. I have had the same experience in dealing with this school. My observation is that if they want the children to be perfect the administration and staff should be perfect as well. Sadly this is not the case. Though much of the staff and the principal are mediocre at best some of these teachers seem to have elevated themselves in their minds and behave as if they are professors tenured and published working at an Ivy League University. The current Principal behaves as if she is the Dean of said University. It is off-putting as a parent to deal with this kind of mindset. The Principal and her teachers need to get a grip and realize they are nothing more than what and who they are employees of Morgan Hill School District working in a little elementary school in Cowtown Morgan Hill.

  • (8 months ago)

    As a parent with a special needs child I've worked with both the Special Day Class teacher and the Resource teacher. The SDC class teacher is wonderful. The Resource teacher is difficult to work with and resorts to underhanded tactics to keep her position within the school. I would not recommend this school to a parent who has a resource student.

  • (11 months ago)

    Please Help. Need advice. My family and I are moving to Motgan Hill. Is it true that this school does not have a cafeteria Phys Ed class and a not really there library? I am concerned I may need to look at private schools. Thank you Potential parent.

  • (12 months ago)

    This school is not about the kids it's about the socialite parents! The principal is out of touch and aloof! The teachers are all burned out! No PE no cafeteria a poor library and NO PLACE TO EVEN SIT AND EAT! Don't do it !

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm so sorry to read that one parent had such a bad experience with a certain teacher. After reading their 3 negative reviews I can see that they are very upset. However with my experience at Nordstrom school with all the teachers and parents that I've met so far I must say that I am very impressed and pleased with what I see. The teachers are great and very caring and kind. They challenge each child to their need and ability. (If you don't think they are being challenged then ask the teacher to do more) Communication is key and I have seen the teachers to be very receptive. I am also very pleased with the huge amount of parent involvement. Teachers are very appreciative and welcoming for parents volunteers. There is something for everyone...all you need to do is ask.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am the parent of a kinder student and am extremely impressed thus far with what is happening in my childs kinder classroom and with the school in general. I am impressed with the speed at which my child is learning and he lives going to school. His teacher is terrific-firm but caring. The teachers are dedicated to helping their students learn and succeed. Patent involvement is huge at this school which is amazing and rare. This is a fantastic public school!!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is Okay at best as far as academics are concerned.The union protects bad teachers that have seniority. If your excuse for yelling at an 8 year old making them cry and trying to break their spirit is that your "Italian" and "that's just how Italians talk " then you have no business teaching! And then to meet with the principal who apparently can do nothing about it!!! There are no consequences for the teachers who are vicious to students.I have had three children attend this school through the last ten years and we've had our ups and downs with the teachers. Some have been great others should not be teaching! I think that if my 2cnd grader has more homework than my child in high school theirs a problem! I understand their are quotas teachers need to meet but some of them should really reevaluate why they they became teachers in the first place! To make a positive impact in a students life or a negative one! There does seem to be a lot of bullying (from teachers as well as students) and stuck up kids here and the parents also have their cliques. But their have been some kind parents who seem genuine. Money talks around here so if you have it your in!

  • (2 years ago)

    All the teachers are afraid of the incompetent principle. Everyone covers for everyone. Horrible politics with mothers that have nothing to do or anywhere to go. Bad place!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school was not a good fit for our family. Our son is ADD. He also has some spectrum challenges. These challenges led him to have issues with other children that resulted in extreme isolation & bullying. We were unaware of it for months until I attended a school function where I saw it myself. After the situation was investigated by the principle the teacher sent me an apology letter because her neglect of the situation was so unacceptable. We would only find out about things once it was in crisis mode. The teachers were often hostile & defensive once we were involved. It was suggested that our son's situation was our son's fault because he was annoying. We even had a teacher that told our son in front of his class that he was the worst student he had ever had. We contacted the principle and had a meeting with the principle and teacher. The teacher was so hostile he even admitted he said it but also made it clear he had no intention of apologizing or admitting to any wrong doing. The principle apologized for his behavior after he was gone. She also said that often times the union protects teachers in CA from consequences so there was nothing she could do about it.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter transferred into this school and they were wonderful about getting her acclimated. The teachers are very good and the administration is very responsive. A great school!

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter attended Nordstrom school and had a wonderful experience. She especially enjoyed the annual "egyptian museum" project. The staff takes great pride in the school and its reputation. There are many parents involved in helping out and it stands out in the Morgan Hill community. I highly recommend this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Amazing school!! The entire staff from top to bottom; Principal to office staff to teachers are all phenomenal! If you can get your children in to this school I highly recommend it. The teachers have all done an amazing job at making sure my son has gotten the best education possible for the last two years and the rest of the staff have all been wonderful to deal with. Parent involvement is also very high at Nordstrom.

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers are great and my kids love the school. However the principal is not good at all. She shows favoritism and lacks communication skills. She tells you what you want to hear but does not act on it. I hope for the schools sake they get a compitant principal next year!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I an realy surprise of some of the comment that are being made . Are you there at the school or are you just listening to your friends and following what they are saying . It is really easy to believe your frinds and your kids untill you see it for your selfs . Maybe spend more time at the school and see things for your selfs. This is a great school from our principal to the yard duties . They are all great .

  • (4 years ago)

    My kids go to this school - Their experience has been fantastic!! The teachers are very committed to the child's success. The principal is very approachable and very involved with the students. She has done an outstanding job and I am surprised why some of the reviewers have posted negative comments. I have only nice things to day about the principal and the teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers are fantastic! Parent involvement way above average. Students are happy and great to work with but I have to agree with comments about the principal. Very inconsistent. Tells you what you want to hear but actually dealing with underlying issues is not done. Shows favortism. I feel Nordstrom has lost several good teachers because of poor management.

  • (6 years ago)

    School is great majority of the teachers are great. The principal is not great. She is not consistent with discipline and seems to make up rules as she goes. She explains a rule to me but the teachers do not even know about it. Communication between the teachers and principal is key and the school seems to lack the communication from the principal. Principal has poor communication skills and most of the time has a poor attitude today she walked away from a conversation making a rude and unnecessary comment. I along with many others are glad this is our last year at this school only due to the principal. I do not believe the principal she be in the position that she is in .

  • (6 years ago)

    Principal is unkind and inconsistent. Teachers are great especially some of the 6th grade teachers. The principal has no place working around children or parents.

  • (6 years ago)

    Norstrom is a wonderful school. All great teachers exept one teacher my child keeps complaining about. The princible is wonderful also.

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