My daughter currently attends Kindergarten here and I could not be more pleased. Contrary to the other reviews they do not ever leave the kids unattended and none of them are allowed to walk home. When the kids are let out of school they all go to the lawn they are not allowed to leave until they are either escorted to the car, or the parent is at the lawn and they have said goodbye to thier teacher. The new principal is doing an excellent job at turning around the school and getting it out of PI status. To all the negative parents on here just remeber that a teacher can only take a child so far it is up to the parent to take thier child the extra mile. My child is excelling beyond my wildest dreams thanks to everyones involment with her from the teacher to the principal, staff and most importantly her family.
I had to transfer my son immediately out of this Program Improvement School. My son started kindergarten this year & wasn't learning anything from the school. His classwork was never check & was sent home mostly incomplete or blank. There are no homework assignments & books either. The communication level between parents & teacher is not open & straight forward. My son was constantly injured at school, on a weekly basis, either hit in the head or bruised and severely injured. When I pick him up after school, he was always left unattended by his teacher and/or staff. There are no safety precautions here as the kindergarten children are always left unattended on the school front lawn & just about anyone can pick-up the children. My son's experience at this school was horrific. Since transferring him to a non PI school, he's doing great & loves his new teacher & school.
My son has not learned much at Paularino that I have to spend extra time teaching him so he feels he is average to kids his age that don't go to Paularino. One of his teachers even suggested that my son needs a psychiatrist because he is too active. He is not too active, he's just an average kid. They even allowed him to walk home alone when he is not allowed too, he was only 6 years old at the time. My nephew had to transfer to a new school because his teacher was very mean and had no patience for him. He is mildly autistic. I don't recommend Paularino. I want to transfer my son to a new school but he doesn't want to lose his friends so I am still working on that.
Great learning environment! I've always been impressed by what I've heard about the teachers and the kids educational experience.
Paularino Elementary has offered such an amazing first year in school for our Kindergartner. We love the school, its wonderful teachers and staff and all the dedicated volunteers and parents. Not only is it a distinguished school, there are so many creative programs, reading and math programs, a wonderful learning garden, and so much more.
Paularino is great because of the personable staff & everyone's involvement in making it a great place to be for the kids & parents!
Not only does Paularino have a caring, nurturing, supportive staff and environment but the school has so many GREAT programs and activities that get children excited about learning and encourages them to be proud of their achievements...for example-Accelerated Reader, Art Masters, and Panther/Eminent Author of the Month awards.
I feel Paularino is a great school because of the staff who do their best in the classroom and for the parents who care and get involved.
I love Paularino because the staff and parents work great together! Our kids benefit from a rich cultural diversity and the families are always welcome at school. Also, Paularino is a California Distinguished school.
Paularino has been a great school to teach at. The students are awesome, the parents are the coolest, and the staff is fantastic to work with.
The Paularino School Community is like a family, very close-knit. We have an amazing staff, incredible PTA, marvelous students and their families -- it is a pleasure to be at Paularino.
Paularino is a growing school it is now K-6th and everyone is growing with our school. You might two teachers dressed up in 3ft wig on twin day, or our students & parents dancing in the morning to the macarina, and you'll always find a helping hand at Paularino just received the Ca. Disquished School award! Thanks to All, Principal, Teachers, Staff, Parent and our awesome students!!!!!
My daughter miranda went to school there for 3 years she said that that i the best school she has ever gone.She would have want to stay there until 6 grade, but unfortunatly she had to leave that school
Paularino is an outstanding school and I would recommend it to any K-3rd grade student. The Principal is 3 years new and has created an atmosphere for students, parents and staff that is warm and makes you feel very welcome and part of a great community.
I was very happy with my son's kindergarten experience at Paularino. It's a relatively small school that goes from K-3 and I felt that the school staff was very accessible and aware of each student. His teachers (he had two: they shared a contract) were marvelous. They gave me periodic informal feedback about his progress and made suggestions as to how I could help him improve in areas that were a challenge to him. The classroom environment they creted was warm and inviting and accepting. The students were treated fairly and behavioral expectations were reasonable and consistent. Overall, the school community at Paularino was friendly. I got to know just about everyone from the principal to the janitor and felt that the school was run competently and with genuine concern for the needs of all students. Music, computers, library, all good.
I think I am truly blessed that my little girl ended up in such great school. All the Staff and the Principal truly care for the students Academic achievements. They have programs to motivate and inspire their students to achieve their individual goals.
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