77 out of 10GreatSchools

Theuerkauf Elementary School

Mountain View, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 355


Theuerkauf Elementary School
1625 San Luis Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 903-6925
Theuerkauf Elementary School is located in Mountain View, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 7 out of 10
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Native American
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Reviews12 Reviews

Overall, I am disappointed that the presentation of the curriculum is so half hearted and uncreative. The use of you tube in the classroom is dismaying, as well as the pile of worksheets instead of actual creative teacher engagement (kindergarten). I feel oversight of the large number of students during recess is poor, and I don't feel my son is being kept safe. When issues have been brought to the teacher's attention, she is often unaware of when or how the issues have happened. I have had to escalate to they principal, but the measures feel tardy and inconsistent. I will be pulling my son out of this school and into a better district. It's unbelievable, given the high cost of living of the area.
The principal is very accessible, listens to parents and is working very hard to improve the school.Teachers work very hard to meet the needs of students both advanced and requiring extra supports.My child has never felt unsafe at the school, she has a group of friends she spends time at recess with. There are quite a few afterschool enrichment opportunities, most of them free (chorus, drama, music). There are free summer camps and schools, too. Overall it is a nice small neighborhood school, which we are happy with.
I have two children at Theuerkauf, and our experience has been positive, three years in a row. My kids love their friends and their teachers, and when they walk through the halls, people greet them by name, and offer high fives or friendly words. Both my kids are achieving above their grade level, and I appreciate the care that is taken in the classroom to celebrate each child's own learning level. The library is fantastic, and we appreciate all the extra curricular activities offered (chess club, coding, etc.) Kindness and respect are celebrated, and the kids treat each other well. It's a great neighborhood school.
Theuerkauf Elementary School has been a great place for my son. The teachers are hard working and encouraging. The principal is alway accessible and the office staff is amazing. They are truly a neighborhood school and we have been nothing but pleased. There are over 20 languages spoken at TES, and we love this diverse culture for our son. He has friends from all sorts of backgrounds. It's been amazing to meet people from all over the world. I think test scores don't necessarily reflect the school as a whole. Yes, they are improving, but these scores don't always seen to be a true representation of all the good work going into teaching our students. To get a good look at the scores you need to break it down into sub groups and look over them yourself. Don't just accept: "It's not a good school! Low scores!" Make an appointment, visit the campus, talk with the principal, it's an awesome school.
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