The teachers have heart however there is no cohesion. It seems that students are getting through each grade level without purpose. Not a school that believes or supports that all students are college bound. I'm not sure if it's demogrphics stearing the teaching or vis versa I'm not going to keep my kids there to find out. The test ratings are low and the school needs to seriously find out why and make aggressive changes; the entire SFPS needs this. I don't see why they don't take a school with high ratings and use them as a model. My kids started in a school with high standards. That school started teaching the kids responsibilty and accountibilty from the kindergarten level. This works the highschool that those kids graduate to has high test ratings in math(92.8) and reading(91.9). Posting on 12/14/05 'nice and sweet' is not a way to gauge teaching skills.
Kearny Elementary School is a public middle school in Santa Fe. 493 students attend Kearny Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and White, non-Hispanic. 78% of the 493 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Kearny Elementary School is 17:1. De Vargas Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.
- Ceramics sculpture
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Video film production
- Cross country
- Field hockey
- Martial arts self defense
- P.E. classes
- Rock climbing
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Water polo
|Native American or Native Alaskan||2%||2%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||0%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||78%||64%|
The teachers seem to be OK not great. Because my daughter isn't the weakest link in her class she doesn't even get a parent teacher conference. The sad part is she is 2 years behind. I m pulling her out. The bulling hasn t gotten any better from the prior post.
School struggling with heart and great teachers
My son is in the 6th grade at this school and he cannot stand going. I have spoken to Mr Guiterrez several times about some problems going on in the school for example; bullying and fighting. This is yet to be resolved and his teacher does not listen to him. The prior years at the school (4th and 5th grade) were not so bad. I dont know what happened this year. I do not recommend this school at all. I am in the process of transfering him out!
This school was an excellent school. I totally reccomend sending your child there. The kids got a great education and the teachers were very nice and sweet.