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K-6
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Costa Mesa, CA
Students enrolled: 566

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966 Sonora Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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(714) 424-7955
(714) 424-4751
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June 25, 2013
Both of our boys attendedSonora & are now succeeding in middle/high school. Many Sonora graduates go on to be campus leaders in high school. My boys got an excellent foundation to build on. They were always placed with classes or groups to challenge them and help them develop to their ability. Because music and the arts are a priority at Sonora, they experienced a well rounded education. Finally, the parent involvement is huge and makes a difference. Whether through PTA, Dads Club, or just supportive parents & grandparents, Sonora families know how much the help and involvement makes a difference. Sonora students are College bound!

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2012
My child did not get the individual attention he required. It seemed that the teacher just wanted him to fail.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2011
Sonora! All we can say is that it is the best school! It is a very special place, and our children are excelling, being challenged and having a fun, enriched elementary school experience! We love the teachers, staff, programs, extracurricular activities, PTA, and so much more! We are blessed to be at this school! Thank you, Sonora teachers! We just got our children's test scores, and all we can say is, "JOB WELL DONE!!" ADVANCED in all areas! This CA Distinguished School is outstanding!

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
Sonora is a great school- great teachers, parents and principal!! very glad this is our neighborhood school- many people try to transfer in because they realize what a gem it is

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2011
So if you are into fund raising this school is for you... My daughters teacher was Ok. However as a parent I was not really kept informed as to what was happening at the school so much t the point that i had no idea they had picture day until the pictures came home.. I was lucky i did my daughters hair that day.. She is in Kinder so you would think you would not leave important information in the hands of 5 and 6 year old children, but they do. The Principal great on the other hand bent over back wards to help my family out too bad she was no the teacher.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
Sonora has the most incredible teachers and staff around! We are so blessed our children attend such a phenominal school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
I love Sonora Elementary because the teachers are just terrific...They truely care about each child and strive to do their best to help every single child! :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
The Staff is unmatched in any school public, private, expensive or not!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
Sonora is filling with caring people who truly love their students. The environment is warm and friendly. Each member of the staff works hard to get to know each student not only for academic purposes, but also have a positive impact on their future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
I am grandmother of a new student, a kindergartner, at Sonora Elementary School in Costa Mesa, Ca. My grandson, Ethan, loves his first year of school. His teacher is nice and has good learning activities for him. His classroom and school has a friendly, student centered envirenment. We are grateful our kindergarter loves going to school each day. Our son and daughter-in-law tell us that Sonora Elementary is proving to be a great school for Ethan. Thank you Sonora Elementary!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
I see my grandson nearly every day. He has a great deal of pride in his school and tells me what he learns. The staff and Ms. Jessica are all really on their toes! I am inspired by their contributions to the children at sonora.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 26, 2009
Sonora Elementary is a great place to teach and learn!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Sonora Elementary School has a lot of very good teachers and they are teaching my daughter very good. Thank you so much for all of you.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I love the dedication of the teachers and principal...they set such a good example tot he kids!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
This school has gone from a low rated school to a 'California Distinguished school' in a very short time! There are so many Great teachers there It's hard to pick a favorite.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I Love Sonora for its dedicated teachers and staff. The education my daughter has/is receieving always is above & beyond my expectations.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
The fabulous principal, teachers, hard working students and parents! The combination makes for an outstanding school.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
the Principal and Staff are personable,

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2009
This school is one of the best in the District by far. We have consistently increased test scores over the years, while not compromising a whole education for our children. We are an Arts Connect grant school; science & technology is a priority; and we have a very active parent group. We love Sonora.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2008
Sonora is an excellent school-- the best in Costa Mesa, the teachers are great nad keep your kids challenged, principal is great and knows all the kids and you are always greated with a smile and yoru name--- test scores increased AGAIN this year up to 843!!! feel very lucky if this is your home school-- and it is a california distinguished school!

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2008
I had hesitations about this school because it seems to have a bad rap in the area. My husband and I were seriously considering Christian private schooling. However, in actually talking to anyone who's kids went there, they loved it. And... I couldn't find anyone with a bad experience. So, I went to their open house and to the Kindergarden information time and was pretty impressed. Now that my Kindergardener and pre-schooler have completed one full year there, I can tell you, I'm very very happy I made the choice to take them there. The teachers are incredible. The principal is awesome, and the office staff are great. Sure they would've gotten more God education at a private school, but I can do that at church and at home. As far as academics, team building and learning what school is supposed to be for, Sonora is 5 out of 5 stars.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2008
Sonora is a wonderful school. The environment is of an upbeat spirit and enthusiasm for education. The principal is involved.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2007
Our 2 children attend Sonora and we love it. Our youngest son is in 1st grade and reading at a 5th grade level with 98% accuracy in reading comprehension. Our oldest son is challenged daily by being grouped with peers at his academic level. Sonora also has a great parent group and fabulous teachers who really care about academic excellence. Additionally, our school is special because we are 1 of 6 OC Arts Connect Schools. The OC Performing Arts Center works with our teachers and parents to infuse visual arts and music into the core curriculum. Our kids are lucky to receive such a well rounded curriculum. Come to an open house or tour the school and see for yourself. Our school creed says it best, 'As a Sonora School Eagle I will soar!'

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2007
Sonora is a wonderful school with good leadership, excellent teaching and impressive students. There PTA is dedicated to improving the overall quality of the Sonora Elementary school experience and extracurriculary activities are available to students. I wouldn't have my son enrolled any where else. Sonora was my family's first pick....we were lucky to be granted and intradistrict transfer to attend there.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2007
I have had my kids at Sonora for 3 years now and have been very happy with the school. We transferred from a private school to this school because the quality of the teachers is phenomenal.I firmly believe that my kids are getting the best education that is available in this area. The various extracurricular activities are an added bonus for them.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2007
Sonora is a terrific school. I sent my child there for k - 3 grade. The teachers are all highly qualified, the principal is an instructional leader, and the support staff is compassionate and highly competent. Sonora is really a wonderful community school. The parents are fully engaged in their children's education. The diversity of the students is a plus. Sonora has wonderful arts programs for its students, from ArtsConnect a collaborative effort with OCPAC to the music teacher. Sonora students are receiving excellent instruction in all the core subjects as well as those areas which improve their lives.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2006
Sonora is a very good school. The teachers are very qualified and are very caring for the needs of the children. The staff do a great job making sure the kids are safe and have fun during recess and lunch. The school is truley a family type atmosphere. The pta is extremely involved and have several fun fundraisers throughtout the year. Both of my children are receiving quality education and their personal test scores were well above 800. I highly recommend this school and if it your families home school, count yourself lucky and send your kids here!

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2006
I was really disappointed with Sonora's program and teachers. I plan to enroll my kids in a christian private school...and we are Buddhist!

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
Sonora Elementary is the best in the area. The teachers and administrators work extremely hard to provide a quality education. This school has been one of the top schools in the state. The PTA is extremely involved in providing a attractive and fun campus. The teachers provide an incredible learning environment for our children. I have had children there for six years, and would highly recomend this school.

- submitted by a parent
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Sonora Elementary School
966 Sonora Road, Costa Mesa, CA  92626
(714) 424-7955
Last modified Sonora 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.
Sonora Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top