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July 29, 2016

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All white school, no diversity among the students and teachers. My child was criticized by blonde haired white students about her skin color, she came home crying. Hard to see my child upset as you can imagine. Problem was raised to school staff and nothing was done about the issue. That's ok my daughter is a strong kid, she ignores their comments.

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Posted July 29, 2016


Teacher effectiveness:
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Capistrano Unified School District/Palisades teachers have opportunities throughout the school year and summer for professional development to help improve student learning. A variety of topics and subjects are covered, from academic achievement to student behavior.
Posted July 29, 2016

Amount of homework:
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Palisades’ Homework Plan is in accordance with CUSD Board Policy 6154, which reads, “Properly designed homework significantly strengthens student learning and achievement.” A general rule of thumb for time committed to homework is to multiply the student’s grade level by ten and add ten (e.g., a 3rd grader would have an average of 40 (3 x 10 + 10) minutes of homework per day. Consideration is given to differing student learning and ability levels in assigning homework. Common purposes for homework are Practice (doing homework based on a skill taught in class), Preparation (students may be asked to think about an idea for homework prior to systematically studying about it in class or to collect information for something they will study in class), Elaboration/Extension (students may be asked to elaborate on what they have learned or make connections with their other knowledge), and Make Up (completing work at home to make up for absences).
Posted July 29, 2016

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The teachers and staff members at Palisades Elementary School have high expectations for all students, both academically and behaviorally. Students at Palisades School are expected to contribute to a safe, orderly and productive learning environment. While at school, students are reminded to ask themselves: Is it safe? Is it the right thing to do? All Palisades students can be A+ Wave scholars during the school year! What makes an A+ student? Attitude, Attendance, and Achievement! Students can receive a variety of rewards from their teachers and the administration for appropriate behavior and academic achievement throughout the school year.
Posted July 29, 2016


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I love that every Friday Flag ceremonies end with a reminder to students in which they say together, "Is it safe and is it the right thing to do"



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We moved to Capo Beach in the summer of 2015 and were hesitant about the school at first because of the 7 out of 10 rating from Great Schools. Since then, the rating has increased to 8. The Principal, Mr. Visca, is absolutely wonderful. We have children in 2 different grade levels and their teacher are fantastic. Palisades has a very active PTA with year round functions. But most important to me, is the strong sense of community and family that has been fostered by the entire staff and families that make up Palisades Elementary. This school is truly a great environment to raise your children in.



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Great teachers! Principle seems to be on the side of the parent, nice guy, but don't expect to get certain things done! He has a tendency to bury his head in the sand when action needs to be taken.




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My son loved Palisades. He went from 2nd-5th. He loved all of his teachers and had a great experience.



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This school has a new principal, which has totally changed the atmosphere on campus for the better! He is open to new ideas and is very enthusiastic. The situation is a complete 180 since the last review was posted in 2010. The office staff are most kind and helpful, a very active PTA and OUTSTANDING teachers!

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Last modified Palisades Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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