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2700 Minnewawa Avenue
Clovis, CA 93612

(559) 327-8000
(559) 327-8090
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January 29, 2012
I have two children that attend this school. My children recently came into this school from another district. One of my children has been struggling with the change. He has got into some quarrels on lunch recess and breaks. He has pretty good grades but is falling short in a couple of areas. The school has done NOTHING to help him from his quarrels on the playground to his academics. I have met with the principal and even spoke to my sons teacher and all I get are excuses, lack of involvement, and lack of empathy. I feel like they try to pacify situations and do not care. For discipline all they do is suspend, suspend, and suspend. They even recommended my son for alternative ed? I made recommendations to the principal to help my son and he told me basically that my son has to learn to conform to the school standards. The denied me an IEP evaluation. This school "makes" it look like they are working with your child, when they are really working against your child. If your child falls short of what they want they basically wash their hands of your child and want to ship them to an alternative education school. I personally feel this school is lacking in so many ways.

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December 09, 2008
I absolutely love this school!! My daughter is in kindergarten and it has been a wonderful experience for me to see her pure enjoyment of learning,creating friendships and loving her teacher. Her teacher is fabulous and really loves her job!! Her dedication to her students is hard to miss and is one of the reasons my daughter loves going to school everyday!!

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December 16, 2007
This is the first year my son has attended this school, I went here from Kindergarden through 6th grade and am very glad that my son is now attending. His second grade teacher is great. The Staff seems to really care for the kids.

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December 02, 2007
My children attend unfortunately attend this school and have for many years, however the office staff is very rude w/ the exception of a lady by the name of 'Rhonda'? Other Staff members like the Janitor's, Walking guards and teachers are great. Teachers will talk with parents and give advise which can be very helpful.

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March 08, 2006
I do not care for this school. I have to take one child out, due to the teachers and the lack of feeling towards the kids. I am in the process of moving out of the area to get away from this school.

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July 13, 2005
Very caring staff of a school with a good mix of students from every level and walk of life. Positive atmosphere and good discipline.

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April 30, 2004
I really enjoy this school only because my children have excelled here. Parent involvement is very important and I for one really care how my child is doing. Because my husband and I both work fulltime and we are not always able to get away from work and discuss issues with the teachers therefore I am able to e-mail my childs teacher and let them know of any special concerns I am having and my childs teacher does the same for me. I love the teamwork that I have with my childs teacher. My child is an A and B student and I am very proud. The staff makes it a point to know all the children by their first name and that shows that they care. Some of the office staff can be quite testy but most of them are very sweet and happily willing to help you.

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March 03, 2004
I do not like the overall system in which this school has as far as following through on learning and making sure the parents know how there child is doing. They expect way to much of these kids.

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Tarpey Elementary School
2700 Minnewawa Avenue, Clovis, CA  93612
(559) 327-8000
Last modified Tarpey Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Tarpey Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top