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K-5
Public
Camarillo, CA
Students enrolled: 460

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75 Calle La Guerra
Camarillo, CA 93010

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(805) 482-4606
(805) 388-5431
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October 24, 2013
The Las Posas PTA has worked very hard to raise money to fund a PE and music program. I am very happy that the children are able to have this type of curriculum and will continue to support the PTA. Ms. Bendinelli has been my son and daughter's first grade teacher and she is a blessing to this school. It would be nice to see more parents helping out and volunteering.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
This is a great school! We are a military family and we have two children at the school. The school have outstanding teachers who continues to challenge our children at their level. This is our third year at the school and the teachers go above and beyond our expectations. The office staff is friendly and the principle is fantastic. We also really appreciate the PTA for all they do for the school. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
This school is awesome. We have a wonderful principal, that has does wonders for the kids. My daughter had Ms. A Griffin in second grade and she was amazing, and now she has Mrs. Walk and we love her too. The PTA has helped the school achieve things that some schools don't get, like P.E. and Music and this year Art. Over all I would recommend this school to any moving into the area. They are many military, and very accommidating to the military families that come and go.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
Las Posas Elementary is a great school. We are a military family and my children were welcomed and felt comfortable immediately after arriving to the school. The teachers, principal and staff collaborate with the PTA and always keep the children's needs as the #1 priority. Las Posas Leopards also have SPIRIT! Health and fitness is a top priority for the children. The intramural sports program is run by our very own teacher. Our students love the opportunity to learn a sport and how to work well with each other. It is a great program that only exists because of our dedicated staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2013
The new principal is a true leader - and what a huge difference that makes! This school is a focused on the kids, challenging them academically and developing them socially and emotionally. Las Posas has made a huge turn toward becoming a 5-star school. If you want an ultra-fancy place with new buildings, this is not it. If you want teachers that teach because they love inspiring and preparing kids for the future, then Las Posas is a wonderful option. The grounds are kept clean and organized and the huge field, garden, library, playgrounds and multi-purpose room serve the students well. Having met and coordinated with many teachers and members of the administration, and after spending hundreds of hours on campus with witness to lots of behind the scenes interactions, I would recommend this school to a friend or newly transferred military family. Sometimes star-ratings don't tell the whole story and in the case of Las Posas, the campus has changed in many ways with the addition of many accomplished and creative teachers and leadership respected throughout the region.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2012
Las Posas has a warm inviting campus with great teachers. The past two principals haven't been able to balance grants, teacher support, parent support, and student discipline. However, next year, a very seasoned elementary school principal (leaving Rancho Rosal) will be joining us and has great expertise in balancing all areas. This great school will finally have a strong leader!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2011
I have had 3 kids go to this school one started in kindergarden, and graduated last year as a 5 th grader. One started as a preschooler and went up to 4th . And I have one in kindergarden. I have been a very active parent, going too ALL the school functions, fund raisers and even volunteered there 4 days a week for 3 different grades. So let me just say this....this is a great school, has some real gem teachers and staff. I really loved this school up til last year. 2 years ago we got a new principal, a man who is not for the best for the children, or the staff. Horrible if you need to deal with him in anyway, and not fair. I would also warn you that I would never put my kid in the preschool program with the current male teacher as well. I feel like my lil one was not pre pared for kindergarten at all! It was brought to the principals attention by more that 4 parents that I know of as well as staff, and nothing was done! Too bad because like I said some teachers there are truly priceless.....I am currently looking for another school to put my two in and get as far away from this one as possible, until I hear they get a new principal.....I would stay far away fro this school!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2011
For the final semester of 4th grade Las Posas students were asked to read a biography of a person who impacted the nation in a positive way. Instead of writing an essay for this reading as usual students were asked to color and post pictures with captions. Compared to other local schools students at Las Posas 4th grade are not challenged to perform as their co-horts. Las Posas is not delivering an education a student will need to compete for jobs. The principal and teachers do not invite nor take advantage of parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2010
Student confidentiality is practically nonexistent at Las Posas School. On many occasions I have had personal student information and speculative gossip dumped on me by a teacher. It really is a shame to see educated professionals engage in this type of bully behavior.

- submitted by a community member
May 20, 2010
All schools in Camarillo are great- but what matters the most are the teachers and the students...a community of learners that make everyone feel important and encourage growth.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2010
My two daughters started at Las Posas in the middle of last semester. They absolutely love their teachers (First and Fourth grade). I have met some other teachers and staff and so far they have all be great, friendly, and care very much about our children! We felt very welcomed and recommend this school!

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October 05, 2009
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September 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2009
My children transfered to Las Posas in mid term and have flourished. I am really happy with the progress they have made and the teachers really care. The district is great and parents are very involved.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2009
I am so impressed with the level of caring & nurturing present at this school. The Pricinpal and her entire staff go waaaaaay beyond to help each individual student (and parent) have a great educational experience!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2009
Let me tell you..this is a fantastic school which encourages family participation. My son is now in 6th grade and his 5th grade teacher at Las Posas fully prepared him for the rigors of middle school and he is excelling. Also, when confronted with the issues of bullying at his new school, his LPS 5th teacher took the time to talk with him and give him wonderful advice...this teacher goes above and beyond and cares about his former students. My daughters 4th grade teacher is wonderful and has been very helpful with any issue that I have communicated to her...my daughter's writing has improved under her teachers encouragement. Principal recently recieved a grant for a native california garden and all the children were involved in planting it, thus learning about helping the environment. Out of all the schools in PVSD, LPS is the absolute best bar none!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2008
While I think great schools is a valuable site, there are some inaccuracies. One must review the actual dates comments/items are added. At Las Posas, there are now very many extracurricular activites which are not reflected within. Las Posas has a flag football team (one of only two schools in PVSD) and a basketball program ran by a very wonderful 5th grade teacher who volunteers his time. In addition, Las Posas has a Science Club and a Homework club. Top that off with a superquiz team and a Robotics team. Las Possas is a wonderful school, and despite budget cuts, continues to step up to the plate giving all children a fantastic education.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2008
We moved into the area 5 years ago and we did a lot of research as to what district we would want our children to be in. Pleaseant Valley District was rated by far the best. our children love this school. Every year my daughter always had the best teacher. For the past 2 years my son has as well. All my encounters with the teachers have been absolutly wonderful. They truly love their students and take extra time when they need to with our kids. My impression of the principle wasnt that great the first year she came.She seemed snooty and had a little click of teachers and parents she ran with. This year I have seen a change especially since the birth of her first child. I drive my kids from the military base inspite of gas prices. Its worth it to us. I hope this helps someone.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2008
My children have been attending Las Posas for three years now. I love Las Posas, especially Mrs. Garza, the principal of the school. She knows all of her students. And is great with all the kids as I have observed. She makes sure that they are safe crossing the street and is very patient and caring with them. There should be more teachers and principals like her. The schools would be soo much better off even with the budget cuts. We live in another district and I drive my kids 15 miles everyday even with the gas being soo high. Because it is such a great school and my kids are learning so so much.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2008
My experience as a parent with the teachers and the staff has been excellent. The 4th and 5th grade teachers have challenged my daughter academically and provided great support, and she's excelling . The PreK teachers are awesome. Outstanding school.

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January 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 24, 2007
Great school overall. Teachers are the cream of the crop in camarillo school district. Office staff a little off...could probably be more friendly. No idea of the PTA group but that would fall on my shoulders as I have not gone to a meeting yet.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2007
My son has been at Las Posas going on 3 years now, and so far the teachers have been great, how ever the principal I really dont care for, it seems as though she only speaks with parents of higher class. But so far I love the teachers, we'll see what happens this year. Oh and the parking is a big mess!!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2007
Every teacher my child had the three years she attended Las Posas Elementary went above and beyond what I have seen and experienced at other schools when it came to teaching the children. I'm just sorry that we could not continue in the area so my child could attend more years there.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2007
We transferred from a different school to Las Posas this year (we moved). Our children have attended two other schools in the district (Los Senderos and Dos Caminos, both are lovely schools). Las Posas school is dirty, the teacher is unprepared, and the office staff unfriendly. We have tried to be patient and give the school a chance but how long should we wait when it's our child's education that has suffered? Our child no longer loves school and we feel he has wasted a year. There are no incentive programs, little to no music enrichment, no science program, no structure on the playground, and list goes on. Our child will not be back.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2007
In our 2nd year at this school & it continues to impress me. I was in lotteries to get my son into other schools, & decided to take the advice of a friend, and get to know my son's teacher and get involved in his education. Kindergarten was a great experience and First Grade has been just as good. The school has provided special reading for my son and given him the resources he needs to succeed. The teacher has worked on special reward systems with me to incentive my child. The principal is doing a great job, most recently, greeting every child at the door as they got off the bus from a field trip. She waves to me every morning & always speaks to me at school functions. I m enrolling my 2nd child for Fall and look forward to my boy s having many more positive learning experiences at

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
I believe our teachers are outstanding. I think the problem is with the principal. I for one will not have my child returning to Las Posas unless something changes.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2007
My experience with Las Posas has been mixed. While I have found the teachers that my own child has had to be very capable, encouraging and welcomin and the parent group hardworking, if at times distracted, the principal leaves me questioning the stability of the program. Because I have been satisfied with my child's teachers, I will continue her education at Las Posas.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2007
Interesting take on the new principal, my take is completely the oposit. The teachers are great and could even take it to a higher level.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2007
New principal appears more theoretical and forward thinking. New principal is infusing higher thought ideas that are long overdue and very appreciated. However,it has unfortunately been our experience that not all LPS teachers are of the same caliber. Many LPS teachers utilize a one size fits all single approach in their teaching styles, while students learn and receive instruction through varied learning styles and pathways. It would benefit all students if LPS teachers would recognize the need to incorporate multiple approaches in their teaching styles. This has been our experience over many years at Las Posas School.

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2006
We're not happy with this school. Teachers sure have a lot of independence as far as goals and rules of their classrooms. There are a few teachers that seem happy and motivated but they're the exception not the rule at Las posas. Our children have attended schools all across the country and this school ranks at the bottom in our experience mostly due to attitudes of some of the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2006
A sad, depressing school. Unfriendly to parents, especially office staff. Teachers could be more open and warm but seem tired and hurried.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2006
This school has gone to the pits over the past year. I have received very little information regarding the PTA this year unlike previous years. As a stay-at-home mom I would love to participate, but have not been given any information other than to send in $5. They have meetings, but on a night I can not attend. I can honestly say I do not even know who is running the show.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2006
My son attended Las Posas School last year. I was extremely pleased with his teacher, and the kindergarten education that he received. I was not, however, pleased at all with the principal or the office staff. It seemed that if you came into the office with a concern or a question, you were 'bugging' them. The winter musical was disappointing, because it didn't have anything to do with Christmas. The teachers, education and activities within the class were awesome, so I will be giving the school a 3.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2006
A few excellent teachers and a dreary few that complain and seem resentful of 'the new standards.' Very little extracurricular activity, virtually no music or art, poor physical education program. Generalized unwelcoming and irritable energy from the front office staff. Excellent first and third grade programs/teachers. However, my child's fourth grade teacher was absent two days a week last year with no explanation for parents other than 'seminars.' One fifth grade teacher conveys extreme favortism and preferential treatment towards girls while clearly conveying dislike of some students and little awareness of the needs of boys or differing learning styles among students. Leopard of the Month citizenship and character awards needs fairer selection process. Students are chosen repeatedly while other well behaved children with outstanding citizenship are ignored year after year. All in all, there is considerable inconsistency in teacher skill and attitude, and the atmosphere and environment of Las Posas School.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2006
Good school with some great educators. My family was disappointed at the lack of emphasis placed on music. Previouse years the kids had a few 'concerts' this year there was one that was not very good. Upon asking around, it was conveyed to me that the principal of the school did not allow for a holiday musical, but a multi nationality musical.I have no idea what that means?!? She is very odd and that is putting it in a nice way. The teachers are great, for the most part, but there seems to be a bit of a clique and I hear that some are leaving. I will be moving my child to another school this fall.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2006
I am involved in my K child's class. Academically, I feel the school is sound. Too much transiency though. My child's friends keep moving.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2006
Great school, great teachers, wonderful atmosphere. This school really demonstrates a real sense of family.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2006
The current school year has been vary diffrent so fortunately our family is out at the end of the year. The teachers we have had the two and half years here have been great. All of the ones i do not know are very nice and my children have no complaints. The new prinipel seems to have no personality whatsoever, the previous principal was very kind, and friendly. The ptc seems to work very hard to bring extra things to the school for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2006
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February 27, 2006
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- submitted by a staff
February 20, 2006
Good teachers, good parent group

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2005
We have been here a short time, but so far we are enjoying this school. It's a bit odd that the kids don't have playtime in the morning before school starts and that they can only play on the playground equipment on Friday's. That's a lot of school funds spent for very little use. The teachers and staff are usually pleasant.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2005
Very crowded. Lack of PTA

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2005
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Las Posas Elementary School
75 Calle La Guerra, Camarillo, CA  93010
(805) 482-4606
Last modified Las Posas Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Las Posas Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top