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4087 North Quail Lake Drive
Clovis, CA 93611

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(559) 524-6720
(559) 292-1276
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December 18, 2014
It is true, without blond hair or light skin color you will not be acknowledged at this school. Discrimination is not subtle here. You know it's bad when the staff members don't even want to greet you with a "hi" or a "good morning" ever. There a few exceptional staff members but the rest are awful, snooty as they come. When it comes to school curriculum and teaching, it seems that kids are going home more confused than educated. Every year the standards change, the methods they've learned to do things the prior year are then told to be forgotten because they are doing it different in the new. There isn't enough one on one time with the teacher to make sure each student understands the concepts, and some teachers simply don't care. This is definitely our last year here. The school looks great on the surface but it is poorly run and staff are not professional enough to set aside their discriminatory behavior. Again, most, not all staff members are that way.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2014
I am currently in the seventh grade at Quail Lake and I love it here I've been going here since I was in first grade and I only had good experiences, the teachers here are so wonderful I love the school it is a good school to go to, because they teach us a lot, and have a really good test scores. It is a really good experience if you go here because the kids here are so nice, and the teachers here really are passionate for teaching him of what they do. Her teachers live by the quote"Any child any day the matter what it takes", they really embrace that and they live by that pretty much every day. You should go to this school is the best school I've been to. I have also been to freedom elementary when I was in kindergarten and I had a really really bad experience, so when I got to the school my whole idea of school changed. Now I love school!!!!

- submitted by a community member
October 14, 2014
The most accurate review is the student who attended 2nd-8th. Some teachers are fantastic.Like all schools, QL has it bad teachers. Since it's charter, teachers do not have to be fully certified.This the case for a young 2nd grade teacher. They started not even being fully certified.Read about charter schools under Dept of Ed. The work is not high achieving/rigorous.STEM is from FUSD. Sanger only has umbrella activities under STEM. STEM/STEAM is from FUSD and CUSD has CART and robotics. QL has technology rotating once a month.Curriculum is the same Houghton Mifflin as all other districts.Assessments are take home for high scores.DPA/DPA weeks are assessment weeks to "Teach the test."Parent clicks huge and parents of dumb/rude kids most involved.Principal leadership is horrible. Office staff rude.If your child can't read to grade level or has the slightest defect, you go into special friends club/special education.SST/504.Sanger is a high poverty district. No gate, no enrichment.I've seen some kids struggling to read and parents are clueless.QL has the same issues as other schools.The kids are conformed to be alike.If you are not white and have brown skin you will not fit.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2014
This school is a school of white kids. You have to be blonde and white skinned to go here or you stand out. Their football is mediocre. My boys are leaving next year to attend Clovis Elementary where they can play football and be accepted.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2014
Quail Lake is one of the best school, very friendly staff and teachers, the class size is small, they have high technology gadgets such as Ipad and laptop for students. My kids are doing well and maintained good grades.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2014
At Quail Lakes at first we struggled. Struggled in adjustment from change. It's been a good change for our family. The teachers are great, staff friendly, principal always ready to greet everyone. How many principals at a school stand in a parking lot saying hi / bye to families? Small school, lots of activity, parent involvement. Everyone wants the best for kids. I realize a lot of comments say they stress test scores and tests. Honestly, they really don't. They have projects and fun activities to go with what they learn. Tests come like any other school at the end of review. Sanger Unified is small so they have more flexibility to do more. Sanger Unified has always been a good district. Fresno Unified and Clovis Unified are neck to neck in API scores depends on where you go, but lack funding as we came from those districts and didn't go on 1 field trip. It's a unique school with something always going on. They encourage a bright student to continue. AR reading is great! If you have a good reader you can get that done early, not worry and focus on other tasks or do something fun as you prefer. In the Central Valley QL is neck to neck in test scores with Manchester GATE.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2014
I attended Quail Lake from the time that I was in 2nd grade to my graduation from 8th. I wasn't a perfect athelete. I wasn't a perfect student. I wasn't the cool kid. I wasn't normal. I suppose in retrospect that this means I had no place in Quail Lake. The students sure thought that. Students at Quail Lake are truly harsh. They will ridicule you if you have the slightest defect. The teachers will more often than not encourage this ridicule. The school seems to place no value on true education. They simply ensure that enough students learn that they can keep their precious test scores up. Quail Lake really isn't a very good school. The only way you will fit in is if you are blond, blue eyed, white, perfection in all ways. Oh, and you need to have helicopter parents.

- submitted by a community member
August 03, 2013
I have watch my Grandchildren grow and learn so so so Much! The school is wonderful and the parents are so in tune what is going on.... Love it... My gradchildren just love it!!!!

- submitted by a community member
April 16, 2012
I am an 8th grade student at Quail Lake Environmental Charter School. I have been at QL all my life, and -- sadly -- this is my last year at the school I have grown to love. I began in kindergarten as an ADHD student. I was loud and obnoxious. I was a very hards student, and, at another school, I would have been labeled as a disabled learner. I was not labeled that at QL. Just the opposite. I was given work that would hold my attention and get me to grasp the concepts that I was suppose to be learning. From kindergarten up, I have been improving. This school has given me the tools to learn at the advanced level and I would have it no other way. I go to this school for academics, not for friends. I am not saying I don't have friends either. If I was asked to rate my school those stars above this review would not even cut it. This school is a blessing for any child that has exceptional gifts and for any child that is ambitious but needs help reaching goals. I would recommend this school to someone who plans to send their child to a #1 college. I esteem my school and am proud to go there. To be a Falcon is to be a privilage.

- submitted by a community member
April 24, 2010
Devoted, caring teachers, administrators who prioritize kids' needs, and an overall district-wide devotion to quality education make this K-8 school the best in the area in my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2010
The schools API scores are great, what you need to realize is that the school wants only the high achievers. My child was at Quail Lake from 1st until 7th grade and we struggled every year with learning issues. When I would ask for help and/or perhaps testing to determine if there was a learning disability we were told that our child was 'average', that they could not tell us how to go about having her tested and that our child would not qualify anyway. Although we liked the size of the school, the quality of education is questionable. It is a school padded with 'high functioning' kids and every year several leave who just can't get the extra help they need! Note: Invervention classes are held at the gradeschool level very close to STAR testing so that scores can be as high as possible for API.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 22, 2010
My son's been at Quail Lake since kinder and is now in Third grade. We both absolutely love it!! The teachers give the students so much 1 on 1 time, small class sizes, great kids and parents...We wouldnt have it any other way!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2009
My daughter started kindergarten at Quail lake this year. I am so impressed with this school. The prinicipal is highly available and I constantly see him walking around the school and talking to the kids, in their classes, and on campus. He is very friendly and approachable. I love the calls we receive reminding us about early release days, and other important information. The parent involvement in this school is fantastic!! I have never seen so many parents willing to volunteer in their child's class or help the school in so many ways. My daughter's teacher is excellent. She is so welcoming and friendly with the kids. You can tell that she really loves her job and wants to be at school with them. The things that my daughter has learned in such a short period of time is just amazing! We are so happy with this school!

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2009
Great school. Excellent staff and an amazing community. I have 3 children that attend this school and all of them have been challenged to excell.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2009
Quail Lake has been a perfect fit for our family. Even though I teach there, all three of my children attend and are doing great. One of the neatest thing about our school is most definitely the parent involvement and the close knit community. The staff is very cohesive. I believe the middle school program to be an excellent one. In fact, feedback from parents in the past have often stated how relieved they were that QL jr. high teachers prepared them so well for high school. Either way, all of the teachers are willing to work with parents so that the experience is positive. I encourage anyone who is sitting down with 4 hours of homework at any school to talk to the child's teachers!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2009
This is was a great school for K-6. 7th and 8th grade is a different story. The homework is extremely excessive. My son works on his homework & studying for a minimum of 4 hours a night! This is too much pressure! Both my kids now hate school. The latest principal doesn't return phone calls or respond to e-mails. The students and parents at Quail Lake are great and my kids have made wonderful friends.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2009
its not good on training students for the state test and not giving them more recess time like fancher creek and freedom they get 1 hour or more .

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2008
The teachers and staff are great! My son loves school because the staff makes learning fun!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2008
I'm a parent who finally has all my children at Quail Lake and I couldn't be happier. This school sets the standard for the region and district and has the BEST parental involvement that I have EVER seen. The teachers are all committed to the success of the students' academic careers, and the parents are equally as involved with their students' academic success... Which is probably why we are seeing such wonderful test results. They care about the kids, their safety, their academic success, and the kids seem to really love it too. I can't say enough about how wonderful this school is, and I do not take their enrollment and attendance at the school for granted.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
May 27, 2008
This is a very good school. The principal is very forthright and honest and willing to tackle tough problems and complaining parents. This is a school of choice and I love that uniforms are required. They are not as strict on uniforms as the private school we came from so we feel like we have a lot of freedom. Teachers, staff, and parents are great to work with. The campus is BEAUTIFUL and the kids really take pride in it.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2008
I am a student & i think the academics and stuff are really good, compared to other sanger schools. However, i think the school is way too small to be k-8; it is quickly overcrowding. Being an older student at the school and personally thinking the dress code is unfair, would not recommend this school for 7-8 grade kids. Anyone else younger than that should be grateful to be at the school.

- submitted by a student
February 26, 2008
My son has attend at Quail lake since Kindergarten . The teachers and principal are Great! I can't keep my son on track without them. Its good to see all the parents getting involve. It makes me want to volunteer more , My son is in 2nd grade and reads at a 4th grade level and he can stops reading

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February 08, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 30, 2006
My son attended the excellent Kindergarten program last year and is back for First Grade this year. This school is of the highest quality both in academics and social skills. The teachers really care for our children; and even though we lost a terrific principal over the Summer, we look forward what our new principal has to offer our school. My son has thrived at this school and he loves it.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2006
My daughter attends Kindergarten at Quail Lake. I am absolutely thrilled with everything about it from the teachers to the principal. This school provides children with a very rich learning environment along with strong values. I feel very lucky to have her attending such a reputable school.

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January 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
Quail Lake Charter School has surpassed my expectations, and seems to be improving with each passing year. My experiences with the teachers, principal and other staff has been very satisfying and my child is learning and being challenged in exactly the way I would expect him to be. I love the small-school atmosphere and the level of caring. The parental involvement is absolutely amazing. I believe this is an exceptional school, and if the children attending take advantage of what is being offered to them then they will definitely have much success in high school and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2005
The kindergarten program is outstanding. There is a lot of parental involvement. The teachers are experienced and patient. The upper grades however appear to be suffering from growing pains. If you have a young child just beginning school I would recommend this school but for older children in particular the 7th grade area I would think twice and do some research.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2004
This school has an excellent kindergarten program that sets a strong and thorough foundation for future education experience. Very high family involvement in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Energetic principal and great teaching staff.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2004
My two kids went to this school last year. I was very impressed. The kinder class could not of been more impressive, and the fourth grade class met my expectations. The overall experance for my kids was fantastic. With the large ammount of parent involvment, the extracurricular activities, and small class size this school will most likely surpass your expectations.

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June 13, 2004
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May 11, 2004
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Quail Lake Environmental Charter School
4087 North Quail Lake Drive, Clovis, CA  93611
(559) 524-6720
Last modified Quail Lake Environmental Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Quail Lake Environmental Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top