Alberta Martone Elementary School
- Modesto City Elementary School District, CA
Alum: When I attended Martone the school was very well funded and had a lot of educational activities and trips. Due to the lowering in funding trips became harder and teaching quality decreased a bit. Martone lacked extracurricular activities and after school programs that could get kids more active after they finished their homework. Many elementary schools now a days have programs for yoga, mindfulness, dancing and much more. In terms of technology computer teachers always lacked during my attendance at martone which would lead to confusion between students on how to learn to use technology with good instructions.
- 651 Students
- 25:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Marin Country Day School
- Private School
- Corte Madera, CA
Parent: My husband and I are both products of public school education so we were hesitant to send our kids to a private school but once we toured the campus and saw how happpy the kids were we knew we had to apply. 11 years later, we have no regrets! MCDS is so much more than a school - it has changed our family for the better. Strong academics are a given (graduates are well prepared for high school); the faculty and staff really know your kids and work hard to make them succeed; kids love going to school; and at the end of 9 years, they come out the other end as pretty nice teenagers. We are a family of color and we appreciate that our kids have grown up in a school culture that celebrates difference and perspective.
- 594 Students
- 5:1 Student-Teacher Ratio