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John Muir Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Bruno. The principal of John Muir Elementary School is Fran Dunleavy, whose e-mail is fdunleavy@sbpsd.k12.ca.us. 337 children attend John Muir Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Unspecified; and Multiracial. 22% of the John Muir Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 18% of the 337 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at John Muir Elementary School is 21:1. Crestmoor Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 45% 27%
Unspecified 4% 2%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 28% 41%
Pacific Islander 2% 8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 2626%
Asian 19% 9%
Filipino 11% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 32%
Limited English proficiency 22% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The best school on earth. It has a special place in my heart. The school have so many great teachers and have the best principal.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love John Muir because I went there and my daughter is now in her last year there. She has made great friends and so have I. I love all the teachers she has had and I love Dr. D

  • (4 years ago)

    John Muir has an exceptional staff wonderful families and an embracing community.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great principal teachers who care my grandchildren are learning!

  • (4 years ago)

    John Muir school has a special place in my heart because besides both of my children going there I also attended John Muir. Since my oldest child started in 2001 we have felt welcomed up there. There are many ways to get involved with the events going on and just helping out in many different ways. The staff is very welcoming fun helpful and very friendly. Our PTA has good plans to keep things going so everyone can get aquainted. I feel comfortable up there and always have. When something needs taken care of it does happen. I wouldn't think twice about recommending John Muir to anyone.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers my granddaughters love it.... they counted the days to the first day of the new school year..

  • (4 years ago)

    John Muir is an amazing institution. It provides our children with a warm and loving environment yet high academic standards are expected. We are thrilled to have our children attend John Muir Elementary!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has come a long way since Dr Dunleavy has become principle. The teachers appear to be much happier and actually look like they are enjoying working for such a great leader. Not only does she lead the school but she is also very involved with kids. I would also like to compliment the PTA President Marcie Gigena She is very well organized approachable and also a great leader for our staff and parents. She is a full time worker and full time mother of two energetic and wonderfull boys. Not only do I not understand how she does it but her children prove with their personality how important it is to get involved with your childrens schooling. Thank you Marcie. Her husband is also very involved always standing by her side and volunteering for every event. More husbands should take note of this wonderful man. Thank You Mr.

  • (5 years ago)

    I absolutley love this school! The principle Mrs. Dunleavy is the best! Mrs. Takahashi is awesome! I am so proud to say that my son attends this school. He has excelled in math beyond my expectations! It's such a warming and welcoming school to belong to!

  • (5 years ago)

    Dr. Dunleavy is absolutely fabulous managing the school. Dedicated staff and Parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    Since Dr. Dunleavy became Principal last year she has made an enormous difference to the school. She has encouraged a spirit of community with kids parents and faculty. She knows and has a rapport with each child in the school. I've seen a big difference to how the kids feel supported and encouraged to grow and learn both academically and personally. The teachers we have had from Kindergarten through 3rd grade have been wonderful - committed and caring. A truly great school!

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school with dedicated staff and fabulous Principal.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think John Muir school is a wonderful school.The teachers and staff really seem to know all the children and that makes the kids feel good.Our principal Ms Berman has done a lot for this school since she has come.She has an open door policy for anyone to come see her whenever they want if she is available.She encourages the children as well.The teachers are top notch and work well with Ms Berman.She is also in front of the school in the mornings and walks around at lunch when possible.The PTA is strong but it would be nice to see more attend the meetings.The PTA does do alot for the school.There are many events going on throughout the year.It would also be nice to see more people step up to do some of the events.I think things are running very well at John Muir-I have 2 children there and very happy.

  • (7 years ago)

    John Muir Elementary has been a great school for my 3rd & 6th graders this year. The teachers provide guidence and communitcate well with parents. There is little or no music PE or art. Although this is a top quality school in the sense of principal teachers and community there is little funding avail. to CA public schools for extras. This school has a strong PTA and high parent involvement which gives it an edge for providing extras for students.

  • (8 years ago)

    The teachers at this school have been phenomenal (Takahashi Cunningham Burns Milam Petronis). My children have enjoyed the professionalism of these teachers specified. Although Principal Berman fails to be more involved with the children she is not a positive role model I only see her reprimanding chilren in her office. She never stands any Lunch yard watches and is not personable to either parents to students. Kudos to the teaching professionals. School grounds and equipment are sufficient. The parents who are involved in their child's academic goals are great!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school focuses on academic aspects of students other than any other. They should work harder on extracurricular activities.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is my son's second year at John Muir. We have been very satisfied with John Muir. The teachers worked very closely with our son to make up for the loss in critical learning concepts from 4th grade. It's also very convenient to have daycare on the school grounds through Champions they do a good job with homework time and keeping the kids involved.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am very happy with John Muir. They have provided the additional help that my son needed and has shown great improvment within the last 18 months. The teachers there truly due care about their students

  • (9 years ago)

    I transferred my son to this school. He came from a middle school in San Francisco he was 6th grade there. But when I transferred my son to John Muir he was still in 6th grade but elementary. I guess San Francisco County grade levels are advanced or different from San Mateo County which is just fine. My son loved it in John Muir he was able to adapt quite easily because of the friendly and pleasant atmosphere. The school was able to provide my son IEP right before he transferred. Great teachers and helpful faculty staff. I highly recommend this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    This was an eye-opening year for us As a parent whose child was the target for repeated bullying/attack by another student we are extremely disappointed at the lip service provided by the principal. While the principal informed us of her zero tolerance for violent physical behavior the attacker was not punished. Teachers and principal refuse/hedge/ignore accountability to parents--they even refused to disclose any quantifiable uniform academic evaluations to parents. The quality of education at JME is declining rapidly. It's distressing to see that JME's focus is to churn out 'okay' STAR scores than in educating kids beyond the basic LangArts and Math needed for the standardized tests (and $$).

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