September 22, 2015
We were new to the school, the district, and new to the area this year. We are sadly disappointed with the school. The school does not communicate well at all. Between team teaching, indescribably awful traffic with drop off and pick up, extreme PTA pushing for $125 per family donation and other insane fundraising, and an overall horrible policy in running the school, we will not be returning next year. If we have to move to get away from this school, we will. After having a wonderful experience in Saddleback USD and even at lower rated schools out of state, our child is not liking this school very well and that's horrible because we have not had any of these issues at other schools! The school is also not very accommodating to working parents when they schedule parent teacher conferences, open houses, and back to school nights. If you work a 9 to 5 or even an 8 to 5 job in another city, there is a good chance you won't make it in time because of traffic and lack of parking at the school. And if you want to be a part of the PTA, then you better not have a job or a job with regular hours. They meet at 8 am during the week. Also, the district seems to have issues in school planning and budgeting. There are things that should have been in a school budget that the PTA is having to cover, i.e. teacher salaries for music, art, librarians, etc. This is totally unacceptable especially for the area it is located in. All in all, we are very disappointed!
- submitted by a parent