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10225 Hamilton
Alta Loma, CA 91701

(909) 484-5030
(909) 484-5035
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July 08, 2015
The staff always follows through with what they say they are going to do. The principal is always happy and knows every student by name.

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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
July 08, 2015
We had our son in private school and decided. In 3rd grade to put him in public. It was a huge change from private to public but his teachers and the staff were amazing to help both him and I adjust to going from a class room of 15 kids to 35. The staff always follows through with what they say they are going to do and go above and beyond.

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November 21, 2013
You must have been stuck with Mrs. Reyes also. What a waste of time she is.

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August 19, 2013
Great schoo my daughter goes to school there the teachers are great and always available.My daughter is in second grade now but she had agreat first grade teacher in Ms.poole that prepare her for the next grade. The principle is great very involved and always willing to listen to concerns from parents.I love the school and I would highly recomended.

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May 16, 2013
This was the first year with Deer Canyon Elementry. My Grandson attended first grade this year, his teacher Miss Poole was awesome. The whole staff has been awesome, communication was great, lots of parental involvement.

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December 04, 2012
I LOVE this school. Not only did I attend Deer Canyon from K through 6 but now my daughters are attending there as well. I was prepared and ready for Jr. High and now have a Masters. I am a school psychologist. Deer Canyon was where I began to love school and learning! I see the same thing in my daughters - they LOVE Deer Canyon as well. Anytime I have concerns I can email the teacher and get a response the same day. I have nothing but positive things to say about Deer Canyon Elementary School! I am ALWAYS welcome in the classroom whenever I have a day off and my girls don't. Anytime I want to volunteer I can even when I notified the teacher the day of. Way to go Deer Canyon!!!

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July 18, 2011
Not having much luck getting really good teachers at this school the past couple of years, and my childs education has suffered for it. We will see how it goes this year

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September 09, 2010
My child has attended Deer Canyon for four years. Unfortunately this school does not promote or encourage parental help in the classroom, even when it is offered. This is very disappointing since it is in the child's best interest to have family involved in their education as much as possible. My child's third grade teacher hasn't responded to emails either. Where is the feedback? Where is the parent/teacher teamwork? One thing I can see is strong principle leadership at Deer Canyon.

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June 16, 2010
Deer Canyon is a wonderful school I have Two children that are current students and one that is now at Los Osos High School. The teachers are great and the principal is wonderful. My high school student was well prepared for Jr high and High School.

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February 07, 2010
I havetwo children, one a foster child, in Kindergarten at Deer Canyon. My foster child is behind and delayed because he has never attended school before. My other child is near the head of her class. I love this school,the teachers, and administrators. They have been super sensitive to my childrens' 'different' family and my kids' needs. Both of my children have blossomed in this school and are thriving. The teachers have been available to us and extremely helpful. My foster son is receiving speech therapy and is set up for counseling through the school to help him gain coping skills to deal with being removed from his biological parents. Deer Canyon might not be new and beautiful, but it is what's on the inside that counts. In this case, you will find caring teachers who are committed to their students' success.

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October 03, 2009
The teachers are very caring,I love the school spirit everyone has!

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February 17, 2009
My child attends their k program, however, it is more of a review since she learned it all in preschool. She is just beginning to feel slightly challenged but those first months she did not want to go to school and expressed she was bored

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October 18, 2008
I am so disappointed with Deer Canyon. I agreed with the parent who posted September 4, 2008. There is no supervision for the Kindergartens! I only see one proctor working with all those kids in the morning. There is no way she can watch the kids line up on the wall and at the same time parents dropping their kids off . What is the prinicpal thinking? I also agree with the curriculum that they have is just not challenging. The principal and the school has no quality and is below satisfactory.

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September 05, 2008
Very good school. Parents and teachers work together to make the school a fun and safe place

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September 04, 2008
This is my daughters second year at Deer Canyon and so far I've been completely disappointed in the lack of quality at this school. On the first week of school last year I witnessed five and six year old wandering around the campus not knowing where they were supposed to be with no supervision at all. The communication between the school and parents is below satisfactory. We have not been informed of the proper pick up and drop off procedures. When I go to pick her up there is a line of cars around the block and all the kids from first through sixth grades are just set free and there is only one proctor attempting to supervise all of this. I find the curriculum mediocre. There is nothing creative, challenging or remotely interesting about it. My daughter is being taught all the same basics she already learned in preschool. Disappointing!

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August 24, 2008
I have been a Deer Canyon Parent for 8 years now, and I can truly say this school is wonderful. Our principal is simply the best there is, and she is gradually implementing changes and improvements to the programs and I can really see how they are changing the school for the better. Our PTA is amazing as well. They are very active and supportive and really help to keep programs alive and active that might otherwise be cut by the budgets. We have great teachers as well, that care about their students. Overall, Deer Canyon is a great place to learn, and I am glad my children have and will continue to attend there.

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August 24, 2008
my kids started in K and now in 3rd, sadly we are having to move to an area where the schools have a much lower rating and I'm a bit worried. Deer Canyon has pushed my kids to stay on top of their own level. I love the teachers here. they even keep me on my toes. however, if i see a drop in my kids education, you can bet they will be back at DC. they can stay nights w/dad so they can continue a super, top notch education.

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April 24, 2007
Personally I believe Deer Canyon is such a wonderful and safe school. I just left there to move to Las Vegas and my child was in 6th grade there. He is now reviewing here what he has learned there in 4th grade. I regret moving here and love everything about Deer Canyon besides all of the teachers substitutes during the week so they can go to meetings and so forth

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April 18, 2007
I believe that this school could be spectacular if the teachers were willing to push the kids to the next level. I'm seeing just the basics taught mostly through dittos and teacher workbooks purchased at teacher supply stores. Reading through other comments that are posted here, I'm hopeful my children will be challenged and encouraged to stretch to reach their potential. I just hasn't happened in this particular class. There is little creativity and higher thinking evident in that classroom. When I compare what my friend's children are learning in neighboring schools, I get very concerned that my children will be behind the other kids once they reach Los Osos High. Hopefully, my children will have better teachers as they move up through the grades.

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July 30, 2005
My child has gone to this school for 5 years and we have never had a problem with bad behavior or poor grades. The teachers take the time to help the students and they care. They offer a safe and fun place for the students to get a great education. My daughter was having personal problems at home and her grades dropped so low she was in danger of failing. The other students had good grades and so she went to the teacher for help and he spent the extra time helping her. The point to this story is that she not only brought up her grades and passed to the next grade but, she also made the honor roll. The whole school is great and they offer many extra carricular activities.

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Deer Canyon Elementary School
10225 Hamilton, Alta Loma, CA  91701
(909) 484-5030
Last modified Deer Canyon Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Deer Canyon Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top