I have placed my student in Cambridge Heights after her attending a different school in the same school district for 3 years. I researched the school before requesting enrollment and asked parents of other students enrolled about the overall performance and parent commitment to Cambridge Heights before my decision was made. I am so happy we have moved schools. The 4th grade teachers are phenomenal and have their students on very strict regiments based on their needs. They also offer educational field trips to go along with school studies. My 4th grader is finally being challenged in all academic areas, the parent participation is required and outstanding, and there is a feeling of overall community awareness in this school. I am very pleased to have made the hard decision to move our child and plan to keep her enrolled at Cambridge to finish out her elementary school education.
This is a wonderful school. My son has been there for 3 years now and we love it. Its a bit of a drive for us, but I love the school so much I prefer the 10 minute drive than the 2-3 min drive to the other 3 schools surrounding us. The teachers, librarian, Principle are all great. Actually the whole staff is awesome. I often volunteer, as do most of the parents to earn your volunteer hours. Its a parent participation school. I would highly, and do often, recommend this school.
This is an amazing school this is our first year and i am looking forward to another 5 years! Happy with the teachers and fun school activities! Glad i got my daughter in here!
My daughter has been at Cambridge Heights since 1st grade. The teachers are helpful, creative, and maintain good communication with parents. When I help out in the class I see many of children participating in the class discussions. The school has several after school classes such as Band, Choir, Science club, and language classes. Very nice school.
I am thrilled to have my 2nd grade daughter be a part of the Cambridge Heights family! She started attending mid-year in the 1st grade and has accelerated. She loves the Critical Literacy program and always looks forward to meeting, if not, exceeding her AR goals.
When your child needs help they are swept under the rug. They also don't use their resource program like they should. Caddy, vindictive, they are money motivated, not postive role models to children that need it. They are quick to tell you bad but never tell you good. Horrible school. They say they are "like" a private school. It's funny how I pulled my son out of this school to be in a real private school. Teachers these days are nothing like they were. It's called work. DO IT!!
This school is nothing but CPS narks that sit around and gossip. Tired of it. Ready to quit.
Cambridge Heights has been a great school. Our son came in as a kindergartner, and is about to start first grade. The teachers that we have met have been very nice, and genuinely concerned with providing the students with the best possible education. (Have heard about one (2nd grade?) teacher that likes to yell a lot, but haven't witnessed it myself.) With the current budget crisis, teachers are forced to pay for much of the school materials themselves. However, this school has a fantastic Parent Faculty Club to help, and there is a lot of parent involvement in the classrooms. Of course, there are (and will be anywhere) cases of students that may not behave appropriately, but from our experience, they have been dealt with in a positive manner. Unfortunately, given the fact that this is a public school - there is only so much that one teach/principal can do; especially if the other parent has no interest in helping improve a situation.
Cambridge Heights is a school where the teachers don't respect the children, bullying is ignored and the principal does nothing to improve the situation despite parent contact. I would nor recommend this school. Your child deserves better than being yelled at by teachers. Students are not listened to and no action taken when conflicts arise. There are other nearby schools which will foster a positive learning and social experience for your child. For their sake, please look into them befor you mistakingly send your child to Cambridge! Yes, I pulled my chiled out, but not until the damage was done.
Great parent involvement and the teachers obviously care about their students. The new increased class size has impacted quality and the students (in our class anyway) are suffering for it. Makes for a hectic and loud environment and many of them are lost in class...wish there were fewer students or more aides/classroom help. Overall this school has more extra's to offer than most public schools and their hearts are in the right place.
Best school in the San Juan Unified School District by far. Smaller population! The classes are very unique and have more personalized attention! The staff is all caring and knowledgeable.
I'm so thankful to be a part of the Cambridge family! My children have flourished at this wonderful school. If you are lolking for a great school, stop looking, you found it!
Cambridge Heights is an amazing learning environment. I have been fortunate to be a part of the staff for 7 years and they have been wonderful. The early/late reading schedule makes for small classes where staff can really work with students. The computer lab, extensive library, Accelerated Reader program, Music, Art & PE professionals and make the day an amazing learning experience. Call for a tour, it's something to see!
I love Cambridge Heights Elementary school for a number of reasons. They have excellent API scores and strong parent support. I also really like the split reading groups - they are able to keep the reading groups small so the kids get extra attention which helps them become great readers. The open environment has worked very well for both my kids and they are very different.
The dedicated, caring teachers who create a strong learning and moral environment
I like the teaching methods that are taught in my childrens classes. The parent involvement is great, and I think that helps the kids do alot better in schooling years, than if there's no parent involvement with the teachers.
I love the parent participation at Cambridge Heights. It shows that not only do the teachers care, but the parents do too.
This is our childs 3nd generation when she first came she loved it thir were lots of cildren to play with she just loved it so she kept going on to the school now she is in 4th grade she still has fun parents should cosider this school for there child it has all kinds of stuff to do. Homework is fun not boring your child will smile at this
Our family now has a 2nd generation attending Cambridge. When our 1st grandchild entered K in 2003, at least 7 teachers were still on staff from our 1st time, including all three K teachers. By the end of K, he and many other Kinders were reading chapter books. With an early/late reading program throughout the school, groups are small & made up of students reading at the same level. When necessary, a child can be moved to another group to meet his specific needs. The Accelerated Reading (AR) program incentivizes all the students to read more on their own & to meet personal goals. Even with budget cuts, the school still finds ways to keep field trips in their program ... and parents are always welcome to share their expertise with the Pods.
I love the physical open structure of this school. It's not event to go to the library it's across the room. Students get used to working in an open environment and develop respect for surrounding classes. Also like the fact that there are remote rooms for science and music where things can get a little loud and distracting. Good teachers, reasonable grounds, nice neighborhood, altogether a great environment.
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