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1-5
Public
Alpine, CA
Students enrolled: 344
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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2320 Tavern Road
Alpine, CA 91901

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(619) 445-8676
(619) 445-1420
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July 23, 2012
I am a parent and have had both of my children attend Boulder Oaks. They both received a GREAT education and LOVED their teachers and the Principal Mrs. Miller. Mrs. Miller was always available to talk to me, and her focus on family is wonderful. The school is very well kept with an emphasis on being safe and clean. The entire staff at this school are friendly, helpful and welcoming to everyone. My children left Boulder Oaks academically well prepared for middle school. I HIGHLY recommend this campus for parents of elementary aged children.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2012
Boulder Oaks is a great school for children who do not have any learning challenges or who are developmentally slower than other children. My daughter who has no learning disabilities, is excelling in her classes. However for children with learning disabilities, like my other child, they do not provide any extra assistance (other than one-on-one tutoring) to help them learn. These are children they do not want to put any extra effort into teaching. They just want to pass them through the grade levels so they do not have to deal with them anymore. As a parent, I have voiced my concerns to the teachers, and the principal, as well as the teacher tutoring my child. But, my complaint's have fallen upon deaf ears. I feel like they do not want to be bothered with children who have learning disabilities. In this school who prides itself upon high academic learning standards, I am very disappointed that this is how they deal with children with learning disabilities. I would not recommend this school for ANYONE who has a child with a learning disability.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2012
As an educator and a parent, I have nothing but rave reviews for Boulder Oaks. The school provides a well-balanced curriculum for all students. Teachers and staff encourage students to take on leadership roles and try new experiences. Children are held to the highest standard both academically and socially. Boulder Oaks is committed to producing students who are ready for a future of success.

- submitted by a community member
May 17, 2012
I have had 5 students attend this school. I have nothing but rave reviews for this school, the principal, the teachers, the staff and parent volunteers. Mrs. Miller has helped my daughter for a very trying time when she was being harassed by other students. She is very caring and compassionate. Great things have happened at Boulder since she came on as principal and my husband and I feel very fortunate that our students have been there to take part in the positive changes at Boulder. Parents transfer from other schools in the district to be at that school. We are very fortunate to have had our students receive an excellent education at Boulder Oaks!!! The PTA works hard and volunteers many hours. Many of the teachers work beyond their hours to help students succeed. I caution you to read between the lines when you read negative comments about this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2012
I've had two sons attend Boulder Oaks Elementary School, one of which is in 5th grade and will be moving on to Middle School. While very exciting for him, I am sad that we will no longer be part of such a great school! All of the teachers have been professional, kind and caring and helped my children to excel academically. Mrs. Miller is welcoming and friendly and always has her door open for questions and concers. My family will truly miss everybody at Boulder Oaks.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2012
I have nothing but positive things to say about Boulder Oaks! Every year, I am impressed with the dedication of my children's teachers and how much fun they have in school learning. I have had the opportunity to work with Mrs. Miller through PTA. She is very involved with the school, cares about the students and their safety, and takes pride in the job that she does at BOES. I am proud of the school that my children attend and I wouldn't have them go anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2012
This is a good school Two of may dougthers go to this school but they dont have any resources for kids that are slow learners.. they dont care about the kids that need extra help to learn. the only thing that they said it's beacuse the cuts.. But this kids need help after or before school... like other's schools. the principal and the PTA only focuse on the technology not to help those kids... in this city is to many rich people but aswell to many people with low income..

- submitted by a parent
February 29, 2012
The school, although small and quaint, has a very pompous attitude; lacking humanistic connection in key leadership positions. It 's very common to get degraded by key leadership people, who in my view, see parents not as part of the team, but rather exclude parents from taking part in the process, and their child's education. I think a great school also includes parents and working with the parents to help create an overall community environment, by which, all feel a part---This school lacks this very important quality. If you are a parent who just wants to drop your kid off with no hands on---it's for you. If you like to be a part of your child's education and feel connected in an influential manner with that process---good luck--- I hope you get the AWESOME FEW TEACHERS THAT ARE KEEPING this school above water. My son has witnessed students getting degraded and completely yelled at by staff. This school needs accountability to the community.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2010
Teachers and staff are good, but the peer group at this school is disturbing. The bullying is one major issue, but we were also concerned with the over-concentration of kids who are very materially-focused and 'cliquish'. The campus and student body, therefore, has the feeling of a middle school or high school rather than an elementary school. We had one child at BOES, but transferred our other two to a neighboring school where we felt the peer group was more 'developmentally appropriate' for elementary aged kids. Overall, I was very unimpressed by this school from a social standpoint.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2009
BOES is an outstanding school with great acaemics.(Alhough, everyting is standards based instruction) I must agree that BOES has a huge bullying problem. I've had to intervene several times on my sons behalf when the school did nothing. They need to step up and enforce their 'peace builders' motto.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
I have two children that attend there and both have had great experiences. We have moved around alot and been to many other schools and BOES is a grade A School.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 03, 2008
Being at Boulder Oaks was some what confussing. The teachers were great with the kids. Some of the kids were just BULLYS (physically and verbally). They don't have enough people at the playground to supervise these special kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 01, 2007
My eldest daughter went to this school and I now send my youngest to another district. The teachers are generally outstanding, but they turn the children out for an hour for lunch/recess with only a few aides to supervise. The children are physically safe, but verbal bullying/emotional abuse is rampant. It is not a good place for sensitive children

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2005
Boulder Oaks is a really great school. The teachers really care about the kids!

- submitted by a teacher
August 16, 2005
Great teachers, very involved - they have my utmost respect. Principal/district led discipline is too strict (black and white). No student individuality encouraged.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2005
The Teachers that my daughter has had at Boulder Oaks have been outstanding!The Art program is great! and The communication between teacher and parent are wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2004
My son attended BOES from 2nd through 5th grades. The art and music docent programs are great!! I was very happy to see that some schools still view art & music as an important part of a child's education. Everything from the involvement with the Kiwanis Club to the afterschool program is great.

- submitted by a parent
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Boulder Oaks Elementary School
2320 Tavern Road, Alpine, CA  91901
(619) 445-8676
Last modified Boulder Oaks Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades 1-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Boulder Oaks Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top