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Atascadero, CA
Students enrolled: 555

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8500 San Gabriel Road
Atascadero, CA 93422

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(805) 462-4340
(805) 462-4268
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January 17, 2012
The teachers and principal at San Gabriel are great. They seem to really know the students and care about them. Even though they did not make their AYP for 2011, I personally have seen amazing growth in my child since he began attending the school. The office staff I feel may be a bit over-worked, because sometimes things seem to be overlooked and occasionally they can be short and/or condescending. Overall though I do think it is a very good school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
The teachers are great and very interested in the kids as people. They take the extra time and effort if the students need help.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 16, 2010
The teachers are the best. The school is so focused on not only teaching our kids but giving them a sense of school pride and a desire to do well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 16, 2010
Great kids, Good parent support, great teachers, good learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 16, 2010
Our school has about 600 K-6th graders and is the best school in our city, maybe even in our county. I know this because I have been a substitute teacher for the last 7 years in 3 different school districts in our county. We have the most amazing parent base, and extremely supportive administration, and teachers who go the distance. We have become friends with the other parents at our school because it is such a social environment. Our children have truly excelled academically and become better citizens due to their tenure at San Gabriel Elementary school.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2010
My son attended San Gabriel from K-5, and for two of those years I worked as a yard supervisor there as well. Between my roles as parent and employee, I had opportunity to observe the students, staff and community on a daily basis. I was continually impressed by the dedication of the teaching and support staff and the level of parent involvement. Among the great programs San Gabriel offered was 'SECOND STEP', teaching 2nd graders how to deal with anger issues and approach problem solving in a positive and practical mannor. I have shared these techniques with adults and youth in other settings, and found them highly effective. Diversity and inclusion are highly respected and appreciated at San Gabriel. Their consideration for students with special/other needs was exemplary. Trained and caring aides are available on a one-to-one basis to ensure each child achieved his/her maximum potential in the most open environment. The staff is involved above and beyond the call of duty. On any day, one can find principal Chris Balough walking the grounds and talking with the students individually and in groups. Teachers are available to meet with parents whenever concerns arise, either in person or by phone. They serve as mentors and role models outside the classroom setting and all of my son's teachers were genuinely concerned with his personal growth beyond grade level expectations. Despite recent budget cutbacks, San Gabriel has endeavored to keep enrichment programs in the arts and sciences and field trips at their prior levels.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 16, 2010
San Gabriel has a passionate staff, exemplary principal, eager students and engaged parents who come together with creativity and enthusiasm to make an amazing learning and social atmosphere out of less and less funding every year. The quality of learning and passion go up even as funding dwindles. I've honestly never seen anything quite like it, but am very proud to be part of it and in such great company!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2010
An amazing staff! This should be a model school for learning while having fun!

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2010
Excellent, dedicated staff and a superb PTA. The parents at this school are dedicated to supporting a quality education for all our kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
Teachers are passionate about their students and work. They have great music teacher and my kids love it there! they also get very good grades and love their teachers and friends.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
excellent special ed class

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
We were a Calif. Distinguished School in 2000. We feel we still are. The staff is great. We seem to be the most popular school in our district.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2006
San Gabriel is an exceptional school. Teachers are superb! However, a new principal had come into play in 2006 and has not stepped up to the plate as far as interaction with the children and problem solving with parents. Does not handle problem solving in a timely manner. Parking is an extreme problem. No communication between city authorities (police) and school officials (principal). Traffic on nearby road walking to school is unsafe and could potentially lead to an extremely dangerous situation.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2006
San Gabriel is a great school. The principal really cares for his students and staff.The teachers really put their all into giving the students the best that they can.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2005
good quality of academic programs, access to extracurriclular activities, parent involvement could always be more.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2004
Beautiful, new, clean, spacious elementary school. The principal is extremely friendly yet professional and runs the school efficiently. The teachers are very dedicated to educating their students and enthusiastic as well. The playground includes wonderful climbing structures, plenty of basketball courts, baseball diamonds and huge amounts of open grass fields. San Gabriel School also hosts a fantastic after school science program, which the children love!

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San Gabriel Elementary School
8500 San Gabriel Road, Atascadero, CA  93422
(805) 462-4340
Last modified San Gabriel Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
San Gabriel Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top