« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
K-5
Public district
Concord, CA
Students enrolled: 374
 

Contact this school

1649 Claycord Avenue
Concord, CA 94521

(925) 687-1150
(925) 689-8199
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Silverwood Elementary School address.

June 12, 2014
We simply love this school!! Our daughter was new to Silverwood, 5th grader, transferred from a private Catholic school where she dealt with bullies and just plain mean kids and parents ... Silverwood welcomed her with open arms, the students, teachers and parents are great, thank you Silverwood!!!

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2014
Great school! My kids love to go to school everyday because of the greatness of their teacher! Teachers, Staffs and the principal are well educated and knowledgable.

- submitted by a parent

April 04, 2014
The teachers, staff, and principal are all very friendly, professional, caring, and knowledgeable. They know how to effectively encourage and accommodate special needs students. They are able to help their special needs students to thrive while learning. Our current teachers last name begins with a T. If you have had the honor to have her as your child's teacher, then you know how fantastic this woman is with helping and encouraging her students to progress. She has exemplary skills and knowledge for teaching students with Autism.

- submitted by a parent

June 27, 2013
We have absolutely loved our time at Silverwood! The teachers are fantastic!!! They seem to be on the cutting edge of educational practices and truly care about the kids. The principal and support staff have been available and extremely helpful. In addition, the parent support is great. Love this school!

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2013
Love, love, love the kindergarten techers!! They are amazing!! They are fun, super-patient and really get the kids excited and motivated to learn and do their best!

- submitted by a parent

September 07, 2011
My 5 year old son was transferred to this school after the staff at Sun Terrace was so careless with him and lost him on his first day of school Tues. Augs. 30 2011, he was found almost a mile from the school wandering a neighborhood, it was a nightmare... Since being transerred here the very next day, I can only say that I LOVE THIS SCHOOL, he is in Kindergarten and his Teacher is amazing, he is shining like a star at Silverwood, Thank you so Much to the principle, staff and his new K Teacher for making us feel so welcomed and making sure my child is safe and sound in his classroom when I get there to pick him up each day.... I only wish all schools would follow in Silverwood's footsteps!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2011
My grandson goes to preschool and the big kids adore him. Wish my granddaughter could go their for her first grade.

- submitted by a community member

May 26, 2011
Great school, dedicated teachers and principal. My child is absolutely blooming here and I am very pleased that this is my neighborhood school. Very diverse student body, which I love. They don't just teach the children academics heer-they teach them to be good citizens, and that is just as important to me. Love them!!

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2011
I am a former student of Silverwood Elementary and I thought it was great!!! I am now 22 years old but I have never forgot what that school did for me. The teachers were/ are wonderful! I was a Special Edd student and they helped me through a very hard time in my life. The teachers supported me when my parents did not and showed me kindness and love that I have never seen before! The school will always have a special place in my heart!!! I owe who I have become to Mrs. Erby and Mrs. Aronald. They showed me that I could be better and do better than my parents and that success was an option!!! I learned the biggest lessons of my life at Silverwood and recommend it to parents who want their children to learn caring, love for life, and a passion for learning!!!

- submitted by a community member

January 09, 2011
This school is a true gem. Nestled in a tidy, working-class neighborhood, the parents and staff work together to provide a top-quality education for the students.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2011
Silverwood Elementary has been around sense I was a kid and that was over 30 years ago...I had a fun learning. My older daughter attended and went into middle school pulling straight As....my younger daughter is attending still and has one more year to go and she loves the staff and the school is so home to her. Please help save this wonderful school and staff.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2010
I give the teachers 5 stars, but the office staff gets 2 stars. They have no regard for privacy issues. If you're involved with the PTA, be warned that the office staff will give out your home and cell phone number to ANYONE who asks, if the question/issue concerns the PTA. This has led to far fewer parents being involved with the PTA in the past few years, which hurts the kids in the long run. The teachers at the school are totally GREAT and AWESOME! They truly love teaching and don't have any complaints about them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 01, 2010
Silverwood is an absolute great school. Great parent involvement, fantastic and dedicated teachers.

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2009
I am a parent and had to recently pull my daughter from Silverwood and move her to another school. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2008
its a really good and fun school any kid will like it

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 17, 2007
In the first months of Sandra Roger-Hares sitting in the princapals chair the school has started showing signs that it glory days are over. Hares seems less concern with educating and more concern with enforcing district policies aim at curving costs and reducing fun activties for the childern. Renee Yeasted is greatly missed this year. 4th grade class is over populated and parents don't seem to ban together, against MDUSD to correct this problem. Wakeup parents this is your kids future, fight for your kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 09, 2007
This is an excellent school!

- submitted by a community member

May 30, 2007
I have lived in the neighborgood all my life and my brother started to attend Silverwood after my mom realized that she was just 'buying' grades for him at our private catholic school. He did really well there and excelled academically and had a better diverse group of friends. My son is now a kindergartner ready for 1st grade in the fall. I enjoyed all the field trips and class projects that have made my son interested in schoolwork. I highly recommend this school for any child because of the adversity in family incomes and nationalities. It gives the students a 'real' perspective on what is out there in the world not what we as (some) parents would like to keep our children sheltered from.

- submitted by a parent

December 12, 2005
Good teachers; minimal parent involvement; high esl student population;

- submitted by a parent

October 31, 2005
A great school within a small neighborhood. The classroom sizes are about average with other schools in the neighborhood area but I like the teachers at Silverwood. The facilities are clean and sufficient and is very close to my home on Matheson Road. The parent involvement is more than I experienced at our previous school in Pleasant Hill, which I will not name.

- submitted by a parent

August 15, 2005
Small neighhborhood school with good teachers.

- submitted by a parent

November 23, 2004
This is a great school for the kids. It has a very diverse population in both income and nationalities. The teachers and staff do a great job of promoting comraderie among the students and the size of the school helps everyone get to know each other between the grades.

- submitted by a parent

November 15, 2004
The principal is a guiding light for the school and is driving the increased quality in education and quality of life for the children. The teachers at all grade levels really work well with the students and motivate them to try harder. Its the first school that I knew of that had homework in Kindergarten! Talk about getting the parents involved early in their childrens education.

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2003
Silverwood Elementary has a diverse school. TI's a relatively small school compared to other schools in the district. I have two children there and they both love it. The teachers are not only capable, but they care about the student body and are involved in their whole development, not just their intellectual development. The school staff emphasizes appropriate social behavior and inclusivity. There are multi-age activities, such as the buddy system where an older class and a younger class match up and do activities together. It fosters good will and tolerance for all age groups, not to mention the boost it gives the younger kids to know an older kid! By having a diverse population, my children do not feel different and are not treated differently. The teachers use many different teaching techniques to get all students involved. The school site council and school staff are looking at ways to intervene with students having difficulty early, as opposed to waiting until upper grades. Studies show that intervention with children in 1st grade takes less time to get them up to par than an older student. THe principal is committed to the school, the faculty and the student body. She is actively involved with the PTA and encourages new ideas. It's a wonderful environment for all involved: staff, student body and parents. I wouldn't consider transferring my children to a private school. Even with the funding difficulties of public school, I feel our school has a lot to offer!

- submitted by a community member

Profile Completeness

INTERMEDIATE

Want to improve this school's profile?

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!
for Parents
for Schools
 
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Facebook

Find out what parents are saying about Silverwood Elementary School

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Siverwood-Elementary-School/161040227251613

Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: October 28, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Silverwood Elementary School
1649 Claycord Avenue, Concord, CA  94521
(925) 687-1150
Last modified Silverwood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Silverwood Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top