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Castaic, CA
Students enrolled: 646

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27715 Saddleridge Road
Castaic, CA 91384

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(661) 295-4540
(661) 257-6384
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April 20, 2015
I am very pleased with Live Oak Elementary. The children seem happy and there are a lot of fun activities besides just hitting the books. Unfortunately, I have seen some bullying by one teacher to her students AND even the parents. I think she has been there a very long time and that could be why she is still there. There are a couple of times of I have seen bullying by other kids but not any more than I have seen at other schools my children have attended in other parts of Santa Clarita and when we lived outside of California. I have seen swift action taken by the staff in those instances. The Principal, Staff and the 99.999% of the Amazing TEACHERS at Live Oak are what make the school so great, along with the fantastic PTA we have here. Where Castaic is lacking is the Arts... We need more music & theater classes in all of the Castaic schools. Overall, a great school!!

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2014
I really think this school has its short comings. There are some really great teachers there but others that are not. When I had issues I was promised things would get would get better only to find out that the issues were not addressed. I have had teachers shame and belittle my children there. The school has a bulling problem as well which I don't think is taking seriously enough. I will say I think the school has an excellent PTA the parents at this school are amazing. I also think the front office is great friendly and helpful.

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2013
Live oak has been a great school for my kids, I have no complaints how the Principal runs the School, and my kids have had the best teachers.

- submitted by a parent

October 20, 2010
Live Oak Elementary focus more on activities rather then teaching and the after school program was a joke.

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2007
Live Oak Elementary has a new and excellent principal, Mrs. Seamans, who keeps parents well informed. My kids do feel school pride and a sense of community. My only criticism is that a few teachers don't seem as though they want to be there. I guess that happens at most schools as evidenced by the high teacher burn-out rate. But for the kids sake, it's great to have teachers be enthusiastic about the students and curriculum. Teachers and parents should read Mel Levine's book 'All Kinds of Minds' as a reminder of what is at stake - the children.

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2007
Live Oak has an outstanding staffwonderful, supportive parents, and a great group of students! The culture is nurturing and structured. Live Oak staff seeks out strategies to educate the whole child and meet their needs.

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2007
I think this school only has a handful of good teachers. I would only recommend this school if the teacher is right.

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2007
We're very happy with Live Oak. Test scores don't always tell the story.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2006
Parents provide support to the teaching staff on some levels. The staff is mediocre at best. There used to be a lot more extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a teacher

February 20, 2006
My fourth grader has attended Live Oak since kindergarten and my first grader as well. I love our school. I feel like it's mine too. As a result of being an involved school parent, I have gotten to know the teachers, principal, parents and many of the students personally. Live Oak has a warm, homey feel. Our principal is very approachable,warm and fuzzy yet firm about her decisions. She is real hands on with the kids, taking a group of students to lunch each month as a reward for good deeds done at school. Every year, she organizes a school sleepover which she personally supervises all night, to reward children for their reading efforts. The teachers are caring, excellent educators and I feel that my children have been given a strong foundation and love for learning. As we are moving out of state, my family and I will miss our school.

- submitted by a parent

September 14, 2005
Overall, I have been pleased with the level of teaching my children have received at Live Oak Elementary. Three out of the four teaches we've had were experienced teacher, had control of the classroom, and were able to address the specific needs of many levels in the classroom. The PTA at LO is strong and uses their funds to support the school with equipment, curriculum enhncements, student incentives, etc...

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2005
One thing to understand about Live Oak School is that they are strong in comitting to the education of the children. Castaic is a loving community, family-oriented and so Live Oak school fits in perfectly into the community. The leadership is outstanding and their goal is always toward the education, care and creating a positive environment for the children. They have great programs for the families to join in as well. PTA is wonderful! Castaic is a wonderful community and the schools here show the comittment of everyone getting involved to make it the best it can be. If you want to live in a place where your children are safe, getting the best education and becoming strong individuals, Live Oak Elementary is a good start. All Castaic schools are great.

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2005
I pulled my daughter because the teacher was harsh. This was causing such stress for my daughter that she was feigning illness to get out of going to school. This is not what I call a positive, productive experience. The curriculum was average, but the math was such poor quality that they had to supplement with Saxson Math, which created extra homework. One of the classes I had considered transferring her into was a job share with two teachers that were complete opposites. One was very strict and the other was very relaxed so there was not a consistent environment. The other class was with a very nice bi-lingual teacher, but non-English speaking kids got priority for that class.

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2004
live oak elementary is a very family oriented school. the staff is very friendly and caring. there are many fun events that happen throughout the year; math night, buy one get one free bookfair, spring festival, cow plop and many more. my family has enjoyed 6 wonderful years here. thank you

- submitted by a parent

April 22, 2004
Three good things why this school is a great school. The staff is caring, great security, and great after achool YMCA! Ed Destura

- submitted by a parent

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Live Oak Elementary School
27715 Saddleridge Road, Castaic, CA  91384
(661) 295-4540
Last modified Live Oak 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.
Live Oak Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top