If I could keep my kids in Silver Strand Elementary until they graduated..I would! The reason being the wonderful principal Mr Cass, he is the most friendly man, both with parents and students, always there in the mornings to greet everyone coming to school and to receive hugs from the kids. Staff are wonderful - I can't say anything negative about this school, even the views are amazing from the classrooms, what kid doesn't want to look at the Pacific Ocean while studying? Spent six years at this school, and wish I could take it with me when we move...LOVED IT!
I loved this school when I was little! I remeber how helpful the staff were to the military students that attended, especially when first settling in. Even the secretarys were friendly, always greeting kids at the door and helping them or their parents in any way possible.
Really wanted to love this school. It reminds me of the elementary school I attended when I was little which I loved. It could be above-average with some changes (staff, teaching, programs). While I feel the school has an excellent principal, the teachers are lacking--in personality, positive attitude, and passion for what they do. I understand teaching is a hard job. It's not babysitting. I expected to be better informed of my child's progress. I expected pleasant interactions between me and the teachers. I also expected other parents to be pleasant and involved with their children, disciplining when necessary but there were issues. And my child was exposed to things that are inappropriate for 5 year-olds. Class sizes are large, not as large as some but with this size class, there should be a full-time aide in the room as well. The Coronado Schools Foundation helps bring special programs to the school. Our child participated in two throughout the year. That was a nice perk. If your child attends this school, please volunteer to help in the classroom. Everyone benefits from that interaction.
Love this school! Very committed to going a step further in education of the children there. Fantastic community for children not only to learn the basics but how to expand on those skills. I am a grandparent of 2 students here.
This school continues to impress me. Their staff, use of resources, extracurricular activities and support to military families is incredible. Keep up the great work Silver Strand. =)
This little school is fantastic! Both my children were fortunate to attended Silver Strand from kindergarten through 5th grade. The teachers are completely committed to giving each and every student the best education they can. The principal is a wonderful leader, role model and effectively communicates with parents and the community. It's the perfect size, has been newly renovated and the location between the beach and the bay is paradise.
My children have completed a total of six years at Silver Strand. One child was a GATE student and the other had an IEP. I have never been to such a small school that could provide such quality services to both my children! They have both been challenged at their individual levels. On that note, the principal, Mr. Cass, really cares that the kids actually learn and not just do well on the test scores. He has worked diligently for Strand to earn a grant that allows the school to hire intervention teachers that work with kids in small reading and math groups of 6-8 children. In this way, the kids are taught at their level and can be challenged to make huge progress in their studies! It's truly an awesome school with a family feeling!
This school is fabulous! Both my children attended and they had a wonderful learning experience with many outstanding teachers who continued to challenge them at their level. We also really appreciate the small school environment and felt the staff worked cohesively as a family. Mr. Cass, the principal is such a positive role model for my children. The office staff is very open and helpful.
The best School ! My son went to SSE for 5 yrs and my daughter is going to kinder next year, I love it ! the teachers, the personal, the principal, they just great !!!!!
I love our school district and know we are lucky to have the schools and staff that we do in Coronado. But, why is Strand rated below Village? Village offers no extracurricular activities and from what I've seen, the parent, teacher and principal involvement isn't even close! To bad we can't spread Mr. Cass around! Seeing your childs principal everyday and knowing that if you have anything you need to address, you will see him the next day is something I don't think too many parents or schools can say they have! The teachers are right there with him! To bad they don't have an API rating for that! Thanks for everything and hopefully we'll get another year with you!
This was my childs first year here and I must say this is the best school. My childs teacher was excellent and went above and beyond our expectations. The office staff is friendly and the principle is fantastic. They have lots of wonderful after school clubs and parents are very involved. I highly recommend this school.
In June, my daughter will complete her 4th year at Silver Strand Elementary, and I am honored to say I have been tremendously pleased with each year. The student/teacher ratio earns an A+. The entire staff is wonderful especially the principal, Mr. Cass. He impresses me each day when he greets every parent and student by name each day. The school sets high academic standards and consistently inspires students to succeed. I
We have been at Strand for two years. While the test scores are lower than the other elementary school in town I feel it is a better fit for my children because of the small size and the dedication of the teachers. They all genuinely care abotu the children. My children also have more opportunities that at the larger school in terms of after school clubs, class field trips, and the GATE program opportunities. The small school size allows flexibility that can not be found in other larger schools.
We have had a great first year at Strand. The teachers hold high standards for the children and teach with enthusiasm. Our experience has been that teachers work hard to ensure that children at all skill levels are challenged. They efficiently identify student needs and are willing to create structures to challenge/support them. We are pleased with the small feel of the school community.
My children have gone to SSE for 3 years. We have been very satisfied with the teachers and staff.They are getting better at dealing with the problems that are associated with military kids since over half of the children are from military families. Keep up the good work.
This is a great school. My daughter loves it! The teachers and staff are wonderful!
Silver Strand is a wonderful small schoool community where staff members and families really get a chance to get to know each other. There is a high level of parent involvement which contributes to the academic success achieved at this school. The teachers are top-knotch, wonderful, caring and smart!
Great school with good academic's and special education and regular education teachers. Awesome principal who makes everone feel welcome each and every day. Great music program, art and sports. Excellent parent involvement and community support. Great for military and civilians alike. Beautiful area with lots of SoCal fun.
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