88 out of 10GreatSchools

Neil Cummins Elementary School

Corte Madera, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 599


Neil Cummins Elementary School
58 Mohawk Avenue
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(415) 927-6965
Neil Cummins Elementary School is located in Corte Madera, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Reviews11 Reviews

Neil Cummins is a total NIGHTMARE, we put our two kids in home schooling
We can't say enough about this school! We've 2 kids, 4 grades apart, one is in 8th (Hall middle school) and the other in 4th at NC. They have both thrived at Neil Cummins. We Love Patty Elliott the principal - she is a take charge person that is fair and kind! Our kids have made many life Long friends, and have loved each and everyone of their teachers. Nc is even better now with the smaller school size - there is a great amount of pride and community. A+ School :)
My son (2nd grade) has attended NC for almost three years now and loves it. Great after school program at Twin Cities too. We moved here from San Mateo in 2009 specifically so our kids could be in this school district. My only complaint is the student to teacher ratio in the 2nd grade ECP is too high. Fifty kids with only two teachers isn't optimal even though the teachers are excellent. Hopefully with the new Cove School opening next year they will bring the student-to-teacher ratio down to 20:1.
The posters below have hit the nail on the head with this school, far too much enrichment and not enough basics. And the school is continually asking for hand outs, with little to show for your investment. I cannot fault the teachers, they work hard and deliver the best they can, but when you have a small group of loud and rich parents deciding that children need x, y & z at the expense of the basics and the principllaos unable to stand up and declare "this is my school, I'm in charge" then the teachers are fighting a loosing battle. Plus, the sheer amount of upheaval the students are expected to roll along with is absurd - the entire school is being renovated this summer and for a week before the summer recess there was NOTHING in the classrooms. No learning, and this was in addition to the school finishing 2 weeks earlier than others in the area, and not going back until 2 weeks after the others in the area. My opinion - my children were suffering because of this. And more upheaval is coming because of the new Cove school due to open in 2014.
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