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Herve Estater Says:
August 23rd, 2009 at 10:39 pm
Wow. I have seen the overflow down here and it’s bad. There are 3 CUSD elementary schools in Sunnyvale …, and the worst is Stocklmeir (in enrollment). CUSD kicked the resource people out of the adjacent set of buildings and moved grades 4&5 into that complex. I think Stocklmeir has around 950 kids in the K-5 school. 950!!! It’s like a million kids per classroom!
Chief problem is the other 2 elementary schools in the area … weren’t just closed when enrollment dropped in the 70s …. They were sold to developers who bulldozed the schools. So CUSD has nowhere else to send those kids. You should see the place; portable classrooms everywhere, and by portable I mean trailer park 🙂
Also from what I hear, anyone enrolling their kids in PA school dist who are older than kindergarten has zero priority on either the neighborhood elementary school or even *keeping siblings together*
I am seriously considering moving to Mountain View now. Cheaper yet better than Palo Alto, less pressure and fewer suicides).
Solid information. Thanks Herve.
By the way, does anyone know of anyone who has actually camped outside to get their kids into a school? That’d make a great post!