The parents are what make this a good school not the teachers. My child is in kindergarten and he has not learned a thing all year. He is being taught things he learned in his 3 year old preschool (shapes, colors, letters) Advanced kids are not helped to continue improving and kids who struggle are brushed off as a burden. Very disappointing that the previous reviewers were correct. I was hoping that is was just a few disgruntled parents but they are very accurate. This school has such great potential but some of these lazy teachers who are set in their ways do not care about lovingly pushing students to achieve.
I agree with the others when they say the principal is sarcastic & insulting. She does spend more time socializing with the groupie ladies then paying attention to the kids. Unless they are bringing her gifts and showering her with attention. The office staff can be insulting and rude. I've witnessed some bad behavior to students that the parents probably don't even know what is being said to their children and with such attitude. Unacceptable! I have a 4th grader enrolled and I hope that they make some very needed staff changes. Chino Hills is known for being such a wonderful community and great schools. I'm sure the wonderful reviews are from the groupie ladies/PTA. And if there is such a teacher or staff member using some form of corporal punishment on any child, they should be immediately removed from the ability to be around children. Period!
Great school, nice staff. I love the PTA team, parents and teachers do a lot to support to school.
Yes the schl has a high API score. Above 910.so what? It does not reflect the school reality. It's the recent influx of new students that are raising the score' like any other Socal suburb public schools. Teachers are placent. Not innovative. Of course I am sure not aaalll but most I wud say. Most hv been there forever, just waiting 3~5 more years to retire and cash on the retirement which theywell deserve. Most blame on budget cuts and standardized testing for lack of energy in the classroom. The frequent change of administrators only hurts the school to achieve anything. All are set in their old ways. The past principal n vice principal were so dedicated n active on campus. The current principal who came out of retirement knows it all so most parent comment/ concern is just brushed off. All she cares are datasdatas of the past. Her sarcasm is sometimes insulting to parents. The parttime VP is at a loss as her time is being pulled btwn 2schls. The PTA groupie ladies are only concerned about fund raising. Only recently they are involved in helping out on campus n making difference. The "rumored" teacher is wonderful encouragingfunnyhappy. Unruly sts anthr story.
Terrible!!!! Teachers and staff are bullies and unfair. They all stick up for each other (of course), even if it means lying!!! If you want your child to be treated fair, do not take then here!!! All the teachers and staff gossip about each other, students, and staff. I and several other parents have heard this going on. The new principle is wonderful this year but here staff is terrible, and some of the teachers are too worried about gossiping then teaching!!!
I love the teachers in the school especially the first grade teacher she took good care of my kid...About the principal...lack of professionalism....I think the principal needs to think first before she say something... So far I have not seen a worksheet dated 1973.. I agree as well that there is no differentiation for advance students,,, But overall the school is so far developing my kids ability to learn. The parent involvement is awesome...
As a professional educator, I was extremely dissatisfied by the archaic methods used to "teach" children. One worksheet my daughter was given was dated 1973. It was a "one-sized-fits-all" approach with NO differentiation for advanced students. Luckily, we were able to transfer to a school where teachers actually teach rather than hand out a stack of worksheets each day.
If this school were my only option, I would home school my child. I cant post it here under threat they wont allow my posting to warn other parents, but there is a current teacher that disciplines by corporal punishment. With the exception of a few, this school is full of teachers who are there to collect a paycheck and not there for your child. They refuse to actually teach things like reading and writing and believe the best way to educate is to overwhelm kids with worksheets-lazy! For that matter, I could buy workbooks at the teacher supply store. This school expects the parents to send their children to school knowing how to read and the teachers do not take any true responsibility for a childs struggles. Oh but they are quick to pat themselves on the back with praise the years the kids achieve high API scores. CH is a community of professional parents who believe in education and take an active part in their children's education which benefited Oak Ridge. This school is a poster child for why the public dislikes teachers unions. I would love to see the school board clean house here. Oh and by the way, OR had the highest mass exitous for transfer to Oxford.
This is truly a great school! The principal is kind and caring. The staff run a tight ship. My child has enjoyed her years there. As it is at whatever school you attend, there are better than other teachers though I've had mostly good experiences. And there are a variety of student's personalities but most seem to care about academics. There is a lot of parent input as well. The atmosphere is conducive to learning and each child seems cared for well.
I went to this school for seven years kindergarten through sixth and graduated in 2009 the school is awesome!!!!!!!! Kindergarten was great! First grade was a little lacking, but second through 6 were great!!!!! I was struggling in math during 4th and 5th grade but got it up in 6th grade, and now am taking geometry as an 8th grader, which is unusual. I like Mr. berg, he was great!! Mrs.Coleman,the principle during my 2nd year was not very good. Mr. Wilson was okay but i preferred Mr.Berg. Overall a great school!!!!
My son is in 2nd grade. His 1st grade teacher was fantastic! However, it's a different story for his 2nd grade teacher. It's very sad when it's obvious that a teacher no longer has any passion to teach. She is very old school and has no problem letting the parents know that. Frankly, this teacher should retire. I've also been hearing that since the new principal took over, his leadership skills are a bit suspect. Some parents are considering a new Charter School but we're not at that point. Our son likes the school and has many friends and the parent involvement is amazing. If anyone has anything to add to make us feel better about the quality of teaching in grades 3-6 at Oak Ridge, it would be much appreciated.
I am 100% satisfied on the overall performace of this school.My two kids are currently enrolled as 1st and 6th graders and they have achieved excellent grades. I give credits to the principal, teachers and all the school staff members who are continously working hard in helping each students achieve their goals. Though I am not an active parent when it comes to school activities (due to the fact that I am a working mom), I admire the parents who always devote their time to volunteer. Last but not the least, Oak Ridge students will sure have the best a school can offer with the superb supervision of their school principal Mr. Wilson.
Good school! great teachers! very nice principal ! very friendly staffs and environment !
Excellent, friendly, effective staff, principle, curriculum, activities, and environment. My daughters enjoy the school.
Oak Ridge has asuperb staff led by number one principal, Mr. Berg !!!!
My family has been involved with Oak Ridge Elementary for 7 years. I have found Oak Ridge to be a top notch school. Not only is the staff, faculty and principal simply the best; but the parents are highly involved. There is usually a 98% turn out at all family/school functions. I feel truly blessed to be a part of Oak Ridge and a mother who is very involved.
Amazing! Wonderful! Top notch! Cannot imagine enrolling my children at any other school!
I highly recommend Oak Ridge Elementary school to parents. The teachers, parents and leadership really care about all aspects of the education process. I feel my children are safe in school and on the property because of the strictness of the staff. The Principal knows my face and my children, he knows how they are doing in school and puts a huge emphasis on grades, attendance, reading programs, rewards and parent involvement. The PTSA also does an excellent job at supporting the kids, the school programs and teachers. Unlike the junior high schools in the area, where I am told parents are to stay away from the school and only get grade updates via the internet-Oak Ridge Elementary want parents to be involved and care about the kids education. L. Heiden
Oak Ridge has an excellent academic program, led by a fabulous principal. My son attended there for two years and had excellent teachers. The parents at the school are extremely involved.
My daughter started kindergarten last September at Oak Ridge Elementary School. We are very happy because children's safety is a priority. The principal knowns every child by name, and most of the parents too. The teacher has been great although they have to have 30 children at a time. I love that we can volunteer and be part of our kids school life. Teacher is very good at explaining everything in detail (specially for parents that is the first time at grade school) and sharing the low's and high's of our children in private. She also does not label them as the smartest or less smart, and encourange them to bring the best out of them. We love the school.
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