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K-5
Public charter
Campbell, CA
Students enrolled: 707
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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850 Chapman Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008

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(408) 364-4260
(408) 341-7120
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September 30, 2014
Capri is a great school with wonderful teacher who interact so well with their students! Last year however their was a change in the administration that has had a huge negative impact on the school. The principal, Mrs. Ready seems friendly and is always friendly to kids and parents. The Assistant PrincipL, Ted Cribari thinks to highly of himself and his importance to the school. He is always rushing around and most often when he is outside he is talking on his cell phone. He does not want to deal with kids if they are having a bad day and I have had him personally tell me that he is to busy to deal with it. Their is no communication between the two adminstrators and things don't seem to flow well. Warning if you have to deal with the AP, he will say yes i understand and let's try it but he has 0 follow through. Hopefully they get a new AP before he ruins the school and continues to scare the kids with his threats.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2014
Wonderful. This is our 4th year at Capri. It is a hidden gem in Campbell. Capri teaches the kids to be respectful, responsible, and safe. My kids love going to school every day. The new Principal, Mrs. Ready, is always at the playground during recess.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2013
Our older son attended Capri from 1st grade. He is now in 5th grade and it went pretty smoothly. He had a few bad days, but for the vast majority of the time he was looking forward to being at school every single morning.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2013
My kids love this school! Everyone is so nice and the school has amazing teachers like, miss. Navara and miss kwanazwa and miss. Heinkel

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2013
Love this School and Teachers and Principle They are a great Team ..The only pit fall is the Office help Other than that This School is Awesome Love seeing yard duty friendly faces and always willing to smile and help every way they can I love Volunteering ! When I can Its a joy to be around these wonderful Kids.

- submitted by a community member
February 10, 2012
The teachers and staff at Capri are great. I am constantly amazed at what a wonderful job they are doing with the education of my two children. While academics are a priority at the school, socialization is also stressed. The kids learn how to be active and positive members of the Capri community. There is a nice base of parent volunteers that help out (although there could always be more). There are wonderful programs like ABC Readers and Los Dichos, which involve parents reading in the classroom and facilitating discussions about positive behavior traits. After school programs are available (on a pay-basis) to supplement what is taught in school. Art class, Academic Chess, basketball, Mad Science are just a few of the classes I have seen offered. The school has both a greenhouse and a garden that is utilized by the students with the help of parent volunteers. The leadership at the school is strong. Once a month the principal hosts a "Coffee with the Principal" where you can hear about the latest things happening at the school, ask questions, or make comments. I am thankful to be part of the Capri community!

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2011
I foresee the teachers, staff & the Principal @ Capri staying on track & implementing positive changes & planning in the year ahead to create a more positive & caring environment @ this school. The Principal is always doing his best to listen to the needs of the parents as well as the students. He is open to new ideas & implementing new programs to see the school & the student body succeed & thrive. My son is currently in second grade & will have my daughter @ Capri in the Fall through choice (as this is not our neighborhood school). I am thrilled with the PTA's success this past year & see another terrific year ahead. The Principal also endorses Project Cornerstone with ABC Readers to teach asset building amongst the students @ the school. Parents can get involved @ recess/ lunch to engage the kids. Capri has a garden that kids can help w/ as well as a new greenhouse. There is more to offer than most realize (too many to list), along with the best teachers a kid could have!. I see Capri as an excellent learning environment with issues that have been acknowledged, plans put in place, & moving forward to an even better and more positive environment for students next year.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2011
We pulled our child out after an ongoing bullying experience that the principal was unwilling or unable to handle. It was the worst feeling sending my child every day to a place I no longer believed to be safe. The teacher's range from wonderful to poor (notes sent home to parents contained grammatical errors which would be funny if the author weren't my child's teacher). Recess ratio of 500+ kids to 5 or 6 adults (sometimes only 2 or 3 were physically present out on the playground) resulted in many incidents of bullying going undetected by the adults and staff. If you ask the administration, they will claim bullying does not happen at this school. The school ought to conduct a bullying survey of the kids and parents. I doubt this will happen though because the principal prefers to keep his head in the sand.

- submitted by a community member
January 19, 2011
Capri has a great principal and PTA along with the highest % of ESL and cultural diversity (>35 different nationalities) in the district. Even with that hurdle, their API scores soared 41 points and they're hoping to break 900 this year. If you compare Village, Marshall Lane and Forest Hill, sure they have higher test scores, but they have a much more homogeneous environment. Capri is also very active in green-related activities (garden, recycling, greenhouse) along with being the first school in the district to implement JiJi, the latest software tool in spatial learning.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2011
Our experiences at Capri has been nothing but positive..Excellent Teachers like Mr.Jacovini, Mrs.Kanazawa, Mrs.Pulliam,Mrs Brackett have given our children a positive learning experience..Mr.Wilce has done a great job as principal and has always repsonded when issues have come up..We had originally been told/heard Capri was not one of the better elementary schools in Campbell but thanks to wonderful teachers, involved parents and great staff they have proven otherwise...

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2010
Mrs. Wolthausen was the BEST Kindergarten teacher I have ever had for my kids! Thanks to her my son is actually looking forward to continue school and excited about new school year in 1st grade! Mr. Elizabeth Lewis is absolutely AMAZING. She is one of the rare teacher with a full devotion to her students, and very unique style. Definitely a teacher who deserves an excellence award!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2010
The Kinder Pod rocks! Mrs. Wolthausen was so patient and generous with her time with each student and really made the effort to get to know each child and their parent. I would say the Kindergarten program is excellent and looking forward to 1st grade and what it has to offer!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
All of the staff and students make it a great place to bring my kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
The teachers, principal, parents, and staff are committed to making Capri a respectful, safe, and fun place while helping the students learn social and academic life skills.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
The teachers are great and the PTA rocks!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
The staff, community, parents, and students all contribute to Capri's success and environment in a positive way.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
They have various enrichment classes afterschool, organic garden, wonderful principal, staff and parents and a great reputation of being a sought after school in the Campbell/Union School district.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Involved parents, diverse student population and a great staff in a great neighborhood

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Capri has the absolute best principal and teachers!!!!! Great school with fun and loving staff!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
wonderful staff, great reputation, secure campus, great community involvement

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2009
This school was amazing for my child. The teachers met his needs, not too much homework was given, and there was barely any bullying. The kids learn necessary life lessons at this school, and it prepares them very well for middle school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 06, 2009
Capri is a great school and my two daughters love it. Ms. Young, Lyons and wolthausen are great teachers for my kids so far. Recommended to other parents.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2009
My son attended Capri when he was in Kindergarten and we loved it. His teacher, Ms. Campbell was amazing and we felt so fortunate to have her. When it came time for first grade, it quickly became clear that he was not challenged because his teacher was spending the majority of her time trying to get remedial learners up to speed. In addition, all Capri's 600+ kids were on the playground at once every morning with only 5 or 6 yard duty personnel. Unfortunately, my son reported several instances of bullying. I volunteered at the school and found this to be true with several groups of kids. With such a high ratio of student to supervisors, it was impossible to stop the bullying. Overall, Capri had some really good teachers and good test scores, but it was too big and didn't meet our needs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 13, 2008
My son started at this school and he says he is bored because they do so little compared to the charter school he was enrolled in earlier. The homework instructions are more structured than the last school, however, it says that the parent has to read to him but he knows how to read already so I guess my little one's a little advanced for this class.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2008
My daughter attends kindergarten now and she loves it!! We love her teacher Ms.Mancini!! Awesome teacher! Parent involvement in classroom is great! The principle and staff are wonderful!! So happy that we transfered to the school!

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September 17, 2007
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August 27, 2007
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June 15, 2007
Having a positive school experience happens when students have great teachers. This is a letter to a great teacher at Capri: Dear Ms Jennifer Bracket: This letter is to express our gratitude to you for being an outstanding teacher. We greatly appreciate your patience and care you give to students and parents. My daughter appreciates your ability to not show favoritism toward students, your calm disposition when students do not follow instructions and the techniques you taught her to improve in math. She also enjoys the way you make learning fun by incorporating special activities, events and field trips to breakup the monotony of attending school. My daughter treasures your ability to be fair and she thinks you re beautiful inside and out. Your willingness to take the time to speak to parents in a spur moment, attest to your flexibility, teamwork and willingness to accommodate. Listening and finding solutions is your exceptional gift./

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2006
Great school. Great teachers. Strong leadership from principal and the teachers! Student learning and needs of the whole child come first.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
The 2006/2007 school year will be my son's second at Capri Elementary School. Both of his teacher's, so far, have been great. They have been quick to assist in the resolution of any conflicts that may have taken place, to my satisfaction. I appreciate the time they take, as a whole. My son is very smart and has had many opportunities to learn and grow in a way that I feel will lead to his ultimate success. I recommend Capri to other parents wishing to enroll their children in a great school. I also recommend Campbell Care, which is a great onsite after school care program for students of all ages.

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September 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2006
This is an excellent school. My two children have been going to Capri for three years and they love it. Capri has excellent teachers, a caring staff, and great grounds. Academically, Capri is one of the top Campbell schools.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 20, 2006
Our child attended for one year at Capri. She enjoyed her teacher and developed a good relationship with her. She was designated gifted and her teacher did a great job giving her extra assignments to challenge her.

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August 19, 2005
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July 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2005
This is a great school. My two children have been going there for over two years and they love it. The education that they've received is top-notch and the teachers are excellent. We could use music classes!

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May 12, 2005
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March 09, 2005
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February 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 07, 2005
Principal is not a strong leader. She does not follow through on issues. I tried to become an involved parent with the fundraising activities, no one called me back. My child came home with 100% test scores, but upon closer examination really did get test problems wrong, they just weren't marked wrong.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 11, 2005
It looks like a good school.

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December 15, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2004
My daughter has attended Capri since Kindergarten. Capri is a diverse school where most of the kids live in the neighborhood. My husband and I transported our child to Capri because of its rich academic program. The teachers are skilled and place the highest potential on each child in a supportive and nurturing environment. Parent participation is encouraged, and fundraising efforts are supported through the neighboring community. I enjoy watching my child be excited about all she has learned. It would not be possible without the skilled and highly trained teaching staff.

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November 20, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2004
Our oldest has just completed Kindergarten and his progress is fantastic. He is reading, writing, doing basic math well above his level and his technology skills are fantastic Ms. Campbell is doing a superior job with the kids and even some of the more challenging ones have really come around. [Our son] moves on to first grade and our youngest will be heading into kindergarten soon.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2004
I have three children and all have or are still going to Capri. The teachers and staff are wonderful and they really go the extra mile to make sure the kids are getting the best education and support they need. They also have great parent/teacher support and communication which is extremely important. It really shows the kids that everyone cares about their education.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2004
Great school academically, and nurtures kids to be be themselves and be happy with just simply doing their best. Teachers are very professional and take the time to understand each child's needs. Parent participation is superlative, which makes a difference in times of cutbacks & reduced funding.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2003
My son has attended Capri for the past 4 years, and I have been extremely satisfied with the education that he is obtaining. The office staff are extremely helpful whenever I have needed anything and I have received much support from the principal when I had things that I wanted to discuss. My son really enjoys his school!

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2003
Capri is a very outstanding school. Its teachers are superb. My child came from a private school to Capri two years ago. He conformed well with the help of all. The school has a very good API and it does care what the parents think. With budget cuts this school will still be on top.

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Capri has a DATA-driven instructional focus to provide an individualized approach to learning and teaching. Planning and placement of students is based on the multiple measures and specific needs of the students. Capri action plans are based specifically on this planning process to include interventions, technology based access used as a roadmap to learning.

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Capri Elementary School
850 Chapman Avenue, Campbell, CA  95008
(408) 364-4260
Last modified Capri Elementary School is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Capri Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top