The principal and teachers care about their students. There is a lot of parent involvement and everybody works hard to provide an excellent academic education as well as a healthy environment for all the students.
Gauer Elementary is a great school. The principal and teachers care about their students and work hard to provide an excellent acadamic education. They want their students to be great scholars, but also to discover their talents. This year Gauer is offering an arts program after school. Students will have the opportunity to dance, do art, or learn how to play an instrument. This is why Gauer is great.
I am thrilled to be the Principal of Gauer Elementary School. The sense of community we have evolved is apparent in all we do. Truly, Scholars + Staff + Parents = Gauer Power! While we successfully provide our scholars the standard curriculum (i.e., English-language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and P.E./health), we believe our scholars deserve even more. For this reason, we provide a variety of enrichment activities such as art, dance, choral/instrumental music, computer programming, leadership development, and sports activities. We host a number of family field trips and events. Our school has become the hub of activity for the surrounding community where families bond together and with the school to serve the children well. I'm writing this review to thank everyone that has made our school's growth possible. Special thanks go to CTA's Institute for Teaching for their provision of a $20,000 grant this year to make the Gauer Dream School a reality.
This school is a dynamic example of positive change. I have observed Malbourne A. Gauer Elementary school as a community member. The school is distinguished by two specifics: its leadership and its test scores. The latter is a sole function of the former. Without the specific leadership of its visionary principal, Dr. Debbie Schroeder, the school was destined to the same decline into mediocrity as most other schools in Anaheim City School District. Dr. Schroeder intercepted the school at its low point where scores and morale were at the bottom of the district's ratings. The school is now #7. The school made a 98 point gain in its first year after Dr. Schroeder influenced its approach to educating scholars. What more could a community want? That said, Dr. Schroeder didn't waste time basking in success. She instead moved forward and forged ahead with the idea of a strengths based Gauer Dream School. The momentum is here and hopefully will continue toward a strong future of success and holistic education for its students and scholars that benefits themselves and their communities wherever they go in life having learned to maximize and share their best strengths and talents.
Gauer School has won a $20,000 grant this year that allows for art, music, and dance during our instructional day. This grant, a small part of our ongoing Dream School Project, guarantees that our scholars achieve greater heights utilizing their strengths which in turn bolsters their confidence in academics and give them hope for the future. As a result of our Dream School Project we have added many after-school classes like volleyball, running club, a dance academy, art, daily music lessons, PAL, and have plans for tennis and photography lessons. Our goal is that every scholar signs up for at least one after-school class. Gauer School is a great place to learn and teach.
I was a student here a long time ago and "Promoted" 6th Grade in 1998. The teachers and all the principles I've had for this school have all been wonderful and lively and full of energy... back then they didn't use computers all the time. The school had helped me through a lot that had gone on in my life and I'm thankful I went to Gaur Elementary. My best memories are here at Gaur with old friends and my 5th and 6th grade teacher (same person) we had thrown two surprise parties for her at the end of the year each year and has just been an awesome school willing to work with students no matter what they are going though in their personal lives.
This is an outstanding school serving the children in Anaheim. The principal for the last two years has been instrumental in turning this school around. Debbie Schroeder is an extraordinary leader with a deep commitment and heart for the staff, parents, and students ('scholars,' as she calls them). In her two years of leadership, she has raised the school's API from 647 to the current 787. Gauer has gone from the bottom decile of the state to the fourth. In 2007, the school was ranked last in the District (#24); today it is ranked #3. Gauer provides Running Club, PAL, Jr. PAL, ST Music Club, Art Colony, Reading Club, Paikea Productions, and soon, Baton Club for its scholars. In addition, the school has science shows, student talent shows, Family Movie Nights, Fall Festivals, and Spring Fiestas. Great parent involvement, too! Truly, a great school.
Gauer Elementary is a safe and friendly school environment with quality education and high expectations of their students, families, and staff. Gauer offers an on-site Preschool and GATE programs. Gauer is also great because they have a rewards raffle for the students who show improvement each month for all grade levels. Parent involvment is highly encouraged but not forced at this school. This school is a uniform school with an on- site parent center that sells uniforms with the school's logo for your convenience. Throughout the school year, they have festivals, book fairs, and other fun events that involve the students, their families, and school staff. Gauer Power !!!
I've had nothing but good experiences. The school staff, teachers and Ms. Reynaga always have the students best interests at heart.
The school pays too much attention to teach the students who speak spanish and not that much for students of other countries. The best thing on that school is Mrs. O'Malley, a forth grade teacher who uses interesting ways of amking students understand math concepts. My child is very happy at her math class. I wish other forth grade teachers were like her, using hand on experience activities and not just getting things from the computer to teach our children.
The level of academic programs seem okay to me. My son has been attending Gauer since K grade. He is now in 5th grade. I have noticed this year to be a very 'slow' year for him. He had several problems with keeping up with kids in his grade level, but with his and my perseverance, he has been able to succeed. There are no accelerated programs available to help a child meet or exceed in his abilities. This school has no extracurricular activities. Parent involvement level is high. They always encourage the parent to participate (which is great if he/she has no job). Unfortunately, I am not able to take advantage of such due to working a full time job.
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