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K-5
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Carlsbad, CA
Students enrolled: 734
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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6900 Ambrosia Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92009

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(760) 331-6000
(760) 438-4576
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November 24, 2014
School facilities are a disgrace. Bathrooms are filthy and students do not want to use them. Principal is terrible! She thinks making students sit in her office until they cry and confess their "crime" is an effective way to teach the students about discipline. GATE program's only function is to send a letter announcing that student is in GATE program -- great! but there is no GATE program! No additional activities, no additional attention etc. If having a GATE program is a requirement of the district or state, this school deserves less than an F Some teachers who are approaching retirement should retire NOW rather than wait till they get their years in -- they are not inspiring students nor, in some cases even teaching. If this is one of the best schools in the area, I would advise moving to a different area or attending private school. AOE was a big disappointment to both of my children. AOM is worse.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2014
Our daughter attended AOE for 3 years. -There is a great PTA which basically carries this school -The current principal is making decisions which will cause this school's quality to decline(academic focus, environment, and teacher support) -There are some good teachers and some not very good -The recent security updates make it feel like a prison -Over 30 kids per teacher currently Needless to say I am disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2014
Teachers are top notch and go the extra mile to ensure that your child gets what they need. Infrastructure and facilities are good. Only thing I would not give 5 stars to is the cafeteria, but I'm good with packing lunches.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2014
Please do not move to Carlsbad if you think the schools are better.....do not waste your money, paying Mello Roos (which most of us do) gets you nothing. AOM, Pacific Rim (which is supposed to be the best in the district), Poinsettia, any school here, is a minimal education at best. If your child struggles good luck getting help unless you are literally failing, if your child is GATE identified, well there is no GATE program and NO differentiated work for those who are GATE identified. So save your money for private school if you move here, or just do not move here, at least for the schools. My son did love band and orchestra, but that was not enough to keep us there, we did move onto greener pastures outside of CUSD. I have to give it one star but as you can tell I would give it zero!

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
This school has great parents and teachers working together but there are too many kids!!! There are 6 kinder teachers. My daughter feels overwhelmed here and will be going to a different Carlsbad school this fall. The zoning of this school needs to be redone and there should not be students going here that don't live in the neighborhood. It's not fair to aviara.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2011
I am a college professor and both of my kids have gone to this school, my daughter is in 4th grade now. It is the best, I really cant think of anything that could improve it. The principle, teachers and staff are really helpful and do a fantastic job. I think this is one of the best in the city of san diego.....really, you cant go wrong here. Just go visit the campus, you will see quickly what the vibe is like, its really nice. The principle is awesome, you basically can just walk into her office at anytime, she really helped my daughter out a few times. Way above and beyond there normal job. I feel lucky to have my kids there.

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July 13, 2008
I think Aviara Oaks is the best a school can get. They have amazing teachers, great music and p.e. programs, a great princapal, and forget a promising staff. I think it's a school where every child can find the intellagence they need. Unlike other people I don't think Aviara Oaks is overcrowded and if it is it's only because all the children like it there and they want to stay. I'm not just saying because I want to support my school it's because it's all true.

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January 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
RE: Parent involvement = excellent. Why are tasks done by parents, not positions funded by school district? IE: admin assistance for office freeing parents to help in classrooms. RE: Special Ed Program lacking. Teacher is nurturing, innovative, but time spread thinly. With 14 years experience, it is lack of an assistant / lack of equipment holding her students from benefits of sufficiently individualized standard education. SpecEd needs enrichment material, more muscle strengthening equipment IE: swings for physically challenged. Computers added 9/07, with unfamiliar machines and unusual programs. More teachers needed. New paid teacher 9/07 with no assistant. Many kids in program. RE: Ms.Husing, much improvement, enthusiasm and involvement over last year. Previous Principal displayed distant attitude, passed buck, and did not follow through on her word. RE: After school program: Chess,Camp Imagine Art, Jazz Dance ... expensive ... please lower with PTA / District subsidy? Need more paid teacers and TA's soon

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2007
This school is awful! It is overcrowded and under funded. The kids get only get the basics and nothing more. Extracurricular activities cost money and are run by third party providers and are pathetic. I am so glad my daughter only had to attend for four months. I was so glad to get her out of the school and us out of the state. Avoid at all costs!

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February 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2006
Once was a great school but it's now overcrowded and has lost it's small town closeness. Does have some really good teachers. Administration is tough and can be more inline with what one would expect at a high school level. Don't expect much nurturing from principal and vice principal. Front office staff is great! This area seems extremely impacted. The target high school is so overcrowded at this point that I don't know how they will house future students. Quality issue here so beware.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2006
This school seems to be average in comparison to similar schools in the area.

- submitted by a staff
April 20, 2006
Overall, the first year at this school for my son has been an excellent experience. They stress all the character traits that make one a solid citizen and already have Kindergartners reading. The teacher we have seems to really pay attention to the children and try to improve them. Highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2006
I have two children at Aviara Oaks: one in 3rd and one in 4th grade. Like many siblings, they have completely different learning styles. One is an extremely high achiever and the other has attention problems. I've been impressed with the way Aviara Oak's teachers have differentiated their teaching styles to accomidate my children's unique needs. I've also found the teachers accessible when I've asked for private meetings to discuss progress and specific issues.

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March 16, 2006
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no rating January 17, 2006
Carlsbad schools were the best! Too much overcrowding now, the school just can't give your child individual focus anymore. There is little tolerance for needs since there are so many students. The administrators seem unable to have personal relationships with students. It is not a small town atmosphere anymore. There are good teachers here and they do the best they can given so many students. As far as extracurricular, you'll have to pay $$ for them. Seems to be a high level of parent involvement. Lots of diversity in this elementary school. It seems more like a high school atmosphere here. The influx of transplants from other areas have watered the original small town charm away. Orange county seems to have taken over. If you like the OC lifestyle then you'll be happy here. I miss the community spirit that was here. It's definately gone!

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August 21, 2005
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August 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2005
The best thing at this school was the level of parent involvment. The parents go out of their way to raise money so that the children have what they need.

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June 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2005
A very good school. Nice campus and principal. A bit overcrowded, but they provide quality education. They have a good music program. They just added a new middle school on the campus, which is very convenient.

- submitted by a teacher
October 25, 2004
This school is wonderful for my child. The teachers are extremely hands on and really take an interest.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2004
absolutely and fantastic teachers and students. academically very strong and excellent extracurricular activities. Lots of parent volunteers at school and very high PTA participation.

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Aviara Oaks Elementary School
6900 Ambrosia Lane, Carlsbad, CA  92009
(760) 331-6000
Last modified Aviara Oaks Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Aviara Oaks Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top