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Edith Landels Elementary School

16 reviews
115 West Dana Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 526-3520

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It's an extremely good school. Ignore the overall rating, which is meaningless. Landels has a high fraction of low income and minority students, so the student body has been hit harder by the Silicon Valley housing crisis than many other schools. The low equity rating of the school reflects only the fact that the low-income struggle is getting harder in the area. If you break down the success numbers by demographic, you'll actually find little academic variance between the better schools in Mountain View.Where Landels really shines is in the community and the atmosphere.
Posted by a parent on 6/12/2019
It's a great school, all the staff, teachers and the principal are kind and caring. The community is really involved with the learning process. We are new in the country and they made us feel welcome immediately. I loved the respectful and multicultural environment that we have here. My child loved go to the school . He learned a lot this year, Math, Reading, Writting, Music, Art. He feels proud to be a Landels Lion.
Posted by a parent on 6/6/2019
Mostly a great school. Right up until the MVWSD Superintendent reassigned (fired) Principal Steve Chesley - along with several other principals based soley on the ratings they received on GreatSchools.org . Unfortunately those ratings do not accurately account for demographics - a cursory look at the ratings shows they are higly correlated economic status. With families around the school being a mix of high-income Google/Facebook employees and low-income families that are being financially squeezed by the recent sharp increase in housing costs. The high-income families have the time and resources to improve their childrens' educations while the low-income families do not. The struggle for teachers to include students that do not have great education support at home slows down those that do.
Posted by a parent on 11/30/2018
Great school, with a caring and involved school community. Very diverse culturally, socioeconomically, and effectively includes students with disabilities. My children's experience here will give them both the academic and social skills that will allow them to thrive in all environments.
Posted by a parent on 4/11/2018
This school creates an inclusive and caring environment with a healthy balance/focus on both academics and the overall well being/mental health of the child. My children have thrived in this school with experienced and caring staff who truly see the whole child and thus represent in it's best form a child centered approach to teaching. This policy/approach enables the child to develop a sense of self and feel safe doing so. I would recommend this school without hesitation!
Posted by a parent on 1/24/2018

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Mountain View schools - Edith Landels Elementary School is located at 115 West Dana Street, Mountain View CA 94041. Edith Landels Elementary School is in the Mountain View Whisman School District. Edith Landels Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K-5.

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