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9124 Catalpa Avenue
California City, CA 93505

(760) 373-4824
(661) 373-3309
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March 11, 2014
My seven year old attend RPU and there is a bully problem with that school they need to implement a no tolerance rule. I have several times contacted this school regarding this issue and have seen no results. My daughter loves learning and as she put it she want to be a super genius. I feel like this school is taking that away from her I have spoken to several different parents with different back grounds and race and they all have a problem with the bully issue at this school. Tomorrow I will have to contact the school yet one more time about this issue. Something is going to have to give. To add a good note my daughter loves her teacher Mrs Barr.

- submitted by a parent

March 21, 2013
My son is a handful, I know that. This is his first year here and Ms. Tovar is an amazing teacher. My child loves her. She is very patient & is not sending him to the office or calling me for every little issue. Most everything is handled in house. Curriculum is good. They work hard to help all students succeed. Homework levels are appropriate for grade. Office staff is very good. When my son buys lunch, he likes the food. The only place my child has had any real issues is the bathroom. Seems to be unsupervised. He has been bullied in there a couple times. My son enjoys going to school here. This teacher has a great rewards program set up for the kids that still allow them to succeed even if they have a few bad days. Provides behavior reports daily so you know what problems were encountered. Allows you to discipline as appropriate and work on recurring problem areas at home. Great disaster & emergency training for kids. Child has had to utilize it for a real world event and teachers and kids responded very well.

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2012
I have a kindergarten student who attends this school. This school is not very clean. The janitor cleans the restrooms, but they never have soap. So besides the kids running around with filthy hands, it doesn't surprise me why head lice, ring worm and pink eye were floating around. Lunch time is crazy. They have all these half day kindergartners that they try to rush and feed, who just end up throwing away and wasting all of their food. Talk about a waste of money. The curriculum doesn't seem very challenging. They sing for 2 hours, hardly do math and don't seem to be challenged. I know my son is capable of it. The work we do together at home: addition, subtraction, and spelling, is not taught in school. But his new teacher is nice, she has more patience than the other one. But she does use improper english at times. I don't expect her to be perfect, but if you're going to teach, do it correctly.

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2011
The school in general I feel is pretty good. The teachers are always willing to set time aside for perants concerns. I feel the short comings of this school are not a result of the teachers but of the State of California. There budget cuts have crippled the state wide education system. R.P.U. does what they can with what they have. lets see what happens with the new pricipal.

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July 09, 2010

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September 03, 2009
This school is ridiculous and I had to pull my child out and home school him. Teachers are more worried about class size than education

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2007
This year has seen a big change in the discipline and safety of the students a new vice principal has made tremendous changes and mixes strong discipline with outstanding rewards for the children.Kudos to this school this year!

- submitted by a teacher

May 06, 2006
I feel this school lacks discipline and education issues.My 5th grader has done somewhat better this year since she had had the same teacher all year.

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February 15, 2006
Change in teachers is high. I think that causes kids to have a hard time focusing and adjusting to the style and personality of the teacher. Issues are not properly, in my opinion. After school activities are poor, if non existence all together. Parent/teacher communication is lacking.

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2005
This is the first year in a traditional public school for my daughter. She is in 1st Grade at Robert P Ulrich. So far, I can say that this school lacks of some quality programs such as Spanish or music(in 1st Grade). Reason why I do some extra work with her at home in areas such as Spanish or extra Reading. On the other hand, we have noticed that it is quite incredible the level of disrespect among the students. This has been the biggest desappointment for us about this school.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2005
The early grades K-3 I have found to be very good. The teachers care and are willing to work with the parents to help their students. The 4th grade has been a great disapointment this year. I have two children attend this school and the first child recieved the education and extra help that she so craved and needed. The second daughter has had nothing but trials and dissapointments. In 3rd grade she was top of the math class, now she has returned to counting her fingers. Consistency is not available and the distric can't seem to keep their teachers for a full year. Extracurricular activities are either nonexistant, or poor due to lack of involvement of teachers and parents.

- submitted by a parent
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Robert P. Ulrich Elementary School
9124 Catalpa Avenue, California City, CA  93505
(760) 373-4824
Last modified Robert P. Ulrich Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-3. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Robert P. Ulrich Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top