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Castro Valley, CA
Students enrolled: 437

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2644 Somerset Avenue
Castro Valley, CA 94546

(510) 727-9192
(510) 247-9610
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October 29, 2013
Diverse learning environment, fantastic principal, high standards, plenty of extracurricular activities. Wish more parents would get involved, but that seems to be the norm at any school.

- submitted by a parent

February 06, 2013
I too had problems with a teacher at this school. I caught her yelling at students and once at my daughter as I stood behind her. She was caught off guard as there was no justification for her behavior. Favoritism was definitely apparent. I also spoke to the Principal about my concerns and felt she was too passive. Fortunately, my daughter only attended one school year. She graduated and I sought out an alternative school for my son who was going into Kindergarten through Open Enrollment. I could not be happier. I gave this school two stars for their literacy programs and ELAC (English Learner Advisory Committee).

- submitted by a parent

July 29, 2012
At the time my son was there Jack was principle and he was great. But my son had a teacher who was cruel to him. Essentially she bullied him. She had favorites and he wasn't one of them. I didn't know how bad it was until a year later when his friends started telling me about the way she treated him. She teaches a different grade now and it's been a few years but she will always be remembered. The other teachers were great but she made a 10 year old boy feel terrible about himself.

- submitted by a parent
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October 09, 2010
As a retired teacher who ended her career at Stanton Elementary School, I was always impressed with the wonderful support the Parents' Club gave to me and my students. I couldn't have done it without my amazing parent helpers in the classroom either. The community school is outstanding in every respect! :^)

- submitted by a teacher

September 01, 2010
I'm really impressed by the recent STAR test results from 2nd and 5th graders. Congrats to the students, parents and teachers for a job well done.

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2010
I'm a Dad with a similar experience as the other parent who rated this school at 2 stars. Bullying is not punished by the teachers. We had an experience where bullying became a serious safety issue, and even the principal refused to address it until the problem was escalated to her superiors at the district office. Too many of the teachers yell at the children, and two of them hand out 'behavior cards' (intended to punish bad behavior) for children with good behavior who don't finish writing assignments on time. The school has good test scores, but is critically misguided regarding discipline.

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2010
I love this great school because they, put atention to every single child an what they need help, thas way they are the # 1 start

- submitted by a parent

March 19, 2010
It is unfortunate that the person before me had a bad experience, but I don't think that is usually the case. My children and my neighbors' children love Stanton Elementary and the teachers. They work hard and really care about the students. The pressure for high test scores is true for all schools, not just here at Stanton.

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2010
Well, my opinion is probably not going to be too popular here. While the teachers in general are, for the most part, caring and hard working, bullying against children (and yes, it does happen) is often ignored, or the child is expected to handle the problem better than many adults would do. There is also a tendency if you're a parent who is unable, due to real world constraints such as work to be very involved, to have your concerns brushed under the carpet. Problem children who do something positive get praised, good kids who are consistently good are often overlooked for the same praise. I was told by one teacher that this individual felt that 'Caught Being Good' should really be given to those more problematic as a way of encouragement. Where's the encouragement for the kids who strive to do their best and stay out of trouble? Sad.

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2010
Fantastic school. All my neighbors love it, I love it, annd more importantly my children love it. Every teacher I have encounter seems to really know their stuff. Some teachers don't seem to get involved as much as others. I always recommend this school to my friends.

- submitted by a parent

March 05, 2009
My son has attended since 2005. Scores have gone up, scores have gone down. The push to learn is too much, too fast - just for test scores. Most of the teachers are good enough, but nothing spectacular. Not enough parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2007
Both our daughters attend Stanton Elem. The elder one transfered in from a private school after her kindergarden year and have thrived so much. And our younger daughter knows just about everyone, most happy go lucky kid. Great school, great principal and great community.

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2007
My daughter was in Kindergartn last year and Miss Souvanasane was her teacher. I am new to this, being that this is my first child enrolled in school, but I must say we really enjoyed our year at Stanton. Parent involvment was great!

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2005
Stanton Elementary School is an outstanding school in almost every respect. I serve on the school's Site Council and keep in close contact with my children's teacher. Over the course of the past 5 years I've witnessed some of the most talented and passionate teachers and administrators work tirelessly to mold our children while working with fewer and fewer resources as budget cuts take their toll. Unfortunately, there is but a small core of parents/guardians who perform most of the volunteer responsibilities. Stanton Elementary has a very racially and economically diverse student population that I find very rewarding and refreshing. My children are thriving at Stanton!

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2004
Very active principal, sometimes too pushy for partents assistance and/or fundraising. Teachers seem to be nice, however they demand a lot of parents' help. Overall there's a lot of attention paid to the child's behavoir and academics. Good school.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2004
This is a great school. Great grounds and awesome teachers. I found that the teachers not only were excellent at their job (teaching) but at gaining trust, respect, and even friendship from their students.

- submitted by a student

August 16, 2004
I have to say, our principal Mrs. Lee is awesome. She seems to really know all of the children. She keeps watch over the classrooms and activities throughout the school. I have never seen a principal do so much work outside the office. I was told by a random lady that I met in the street that the middle school loved her. They too thought she was wonderful. She went so far as to decorate her wedding receptionn hall with their art. That tells me that she loves her students and her school a lot. I just get teary when I think about it. The only bad part of the school is that it is always the same parents volunteering. There's maybe 20 parents that actually do the things that they commit to. Our teachers are the best ever. This is the first place I have felt comfortable leaving my child.

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2004
I think the principal is awesome! She raised the standard for professionalism and expects the best of everyone, especially herself. There are some teachers who undermine her leadership and gossip about her spreading lies that are untrue. Many of them have left but still continue to gossip. The principal's only downfall is that she is naive and trusts people to be as fair and ethical as she is. Hopefully with the sour people gone, Stanton will have a great year!

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2004
We miss Jack the Principal. He put children first and brought teachers, children and parents together as a community. Its not there for us now.

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2004
As an involved parent I cannot speak highle enough about this school. Yes, we have issues that come up periodically, but we are striving. In the district we, surely have the most transient community, the most non-english speakers, and the least aprent involvement. The school board president has said 'the amount of parent involvement directly relates to the succes of the students.' Our new principal is fantastic, the teachers and staff are great, there is anew playground this spring, and the kids are having fun and learning alot. What more can we ask for?

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2004
All three of my boys attended Stanton Elementary. Two from K-5 and one from 2-5. The staff was great and my children thrived during their time at the school. The teachers are tuned in to their students and help them excell. The office staff is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2003
This school is great! I have been an involved parent for the last ll years. Many wonderful programs are in place in this diverse bedroom community: Music; FAME (art program); Student Council; Conflict Managers; Student Library Aide Club; Physical Education; Computer Lab; After School Competitive Sports; Annual Musical Production; Classroom Instructional Assistants; A LIBRARY WITH PAID LIBRARIAN (Bonus). My three children and three grandchildren have benefitted from all that Stanton has to offer with an emphasis on modeling kind and productive future star citizens!!!

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2003
I have a lttle cosin that goes here. she has leared a lot this year. All I want to say is thank you

- submitted by a community member

June 22, 2003
I cannot say enough nice things about the principal at Stanton. Sadly, he's retiring at the end of this year and a new principal will take over in the Fall. Stanton School is a diamond in the rough. The student population is very diverse both ethnically and socio-economically. All students are made to feel that they are 'Stanton Stars.' The principal, teachers and students for the most part seem to make an effort to create a healthy environment for the children and with the school's focus on kids first! I believe Stanton does a good job with the resources they have available to work with. Stanton could use more resources however.

- submitted by a community member

May 22, 2003
Stanton has some traffic problems that need to be addressed by the principal on a daily basis. The principal gets along quite well with the kids and some of the best teachers in the world are at Stanton. Would like to see the music program improved. This is my 12th year at Stanton and we could not have asked for better. I hope the school can stay up to par.

- submitted by a community member

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Stanton Elementary School
2644 Somerset Avenue, Castro Valley, CA  94546
(510) 727-9192
Last modified Stanton 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.
Stanton Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top