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K-5
Public district
Daly City, CA
Students enrolled: 362
 

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151 Victoria Street
Daly City, CA 94015

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(650) 877-8853
(650) 878-4743
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Map of Junipero Serra Elementary School address.

August 14, 2015
These first 2 days of school have been the most horrible ones . I've been lied to by the secretary . My child was placed with a teacher I personally asked not to be placed with . Even with a request made to both teacher and principle , and a email to the principle before the end of the prior school year . Something so simple could have been avoided so that my child now would not be cheated of her education these 2days . I was treated very unprofessionally by the principle this morning as if I was a child myself.. Very insensitive to my request .

- submitted by a student
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
August 13, 2015
There are good teachers and then you have the ones that really don't tell you until your child really needs help

- submitted by a student

August 13, 2015
Misleading and false information is constantly being given to my family from both the principle and the secretary. They have no compassion or care for concerns of the parents for their children. Very selfish and unprofessional office staff.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Neutral
August 13, 2015
They allow many of their teachers, not all because most are great but Mr. Miranda allows many teachers to get away with yelling at and not caring

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Disagree
August 13, 2015
No empathy at all for the needs of their students or parents. The principle does not address or care for the concerns that parents present to him.

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2014
JS is a great school. Both of my kids really like the school and teachers.

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2013
This school is AWESOME! I transferred my children from a private school three years ago. As every other parent, I was very hesitant. Specially, when you have to make drastic changes for your children. Not knowing how the change is going to impact your kid, is very scary! Well I have to say, the experience was GREAT! The Teachers have done nothing but wonders. When my son first started, his test scores were very low. The teacher was very surprised that he had scored so low on his tests. Specially, coming from a private school. As weeks pasted by, the teacher and I worked together to get my son to the other kids level. Tutoring, extra practices and dedication we were able to get my son to the level he needed to be. As the semester came to it's end his test scores didn't only increase tremendously, but he placed in the Honor Roll list. I was so proud! I am so thankful to all the teachers at this school. They really try hard to get their students up to speed. Our new Principal Mr. Miranda is also doing an awesome job with this school. Never the less, the parents are supper nice. At least the ones I know. I strongly recommend this school! If I had to do it again I would choose J.S.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2011
The teachers are excellent.If the student needs help with learning and behavior problem they will do want they can to help.I recommend the school to my family and friends.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 24, 2009
This is school is great and is fun for my daughter which is her 3rd year there and now my nephew attends there as a 1st grader. They really encourage on reading and keeping the parents posted and encourage for our support.

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2009
Junipero Serra Elementary is off to a great start. The teachers, principal, and extended staff were eager to start a new school year. My son loves being a student at J.S. and the teachers are absolutely wonderful. Mr. Schmella, the principal, is a great leader for the school and is always making himself available to parents as well as to students. He can be seen every morning talking to parents and students before school. He always has a smile on his face. This is a great school!

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2009
Love this school, teachers and support staff are really good!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 03, 2009
Junipero Serra Elementary School is going in the right direction after Mrs. Brown sudden departure. The only problem I have with the school is the after school recreation program. How can the children do homework with all of that noise. Children on cell phones, screaming, and children running all around campus unsupervised. On the other hand the school run day care is excellent. The leaders are very knowledge about their jobs. Very well run program.

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2009
This school is great! My children's teachers are very pleasant, professional and they always keep me informed on how they are progressing. The afterschool childcare is wonderful! Although the afterschool recreation program is very unorganized, unsupervised and noisy, I hope the school will do something to improve it for the safetly of all children and staff. Here's to all J.S. teachers who are educating our children! Wonderful job!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 30, 2008
Overall the school is doing well, hope the new principal makes some important changes. The afterschool recreation program is highly unorganized. Noise levels are over the top. The children are all over the campus unsupervised. The school day care program, which my child attends, is outstanding. The teachers are very professional and courteous. I am always informed about how my child is doing. They take the time to talk to every parent. Outstanding job.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
August 26, 2008
School is very un-organize, from staffs to Principal Brown. Particularly to Principal Brown's leadership, she doesn't socialize professionaly with parents and parents involvement are very, very poor. Part-time staffs and Recreation staffs are very unprofessional. Safetty and Dicipline are also very poor. Extracurricular Activities are pretty much not part of school.

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2006
My grandson has been at Junipero Serra for two years and I am very happy and pleased with the education he is receiving. Academically he is doing well and his reading has improved since attending the school. Junipero Serra offers before school programs that assist in learning for children. My grandson was involved for two years in the 'Wake Up to Math' Program. This math program gets the students excited about math and more involved. It offers prizes to encourage the children. My grandson also participated in the Holiday Production and learned about the whole process of putting a play together. Ms. Gavin the Principal is caring and understanding but runs an organized and well disciplined program. There is great community support with the fire, police, library and neighborhood businesses all joining in to support the school. My favorite days are 'Giving Day,' 'To Grandmother's House We Go,' and Math Day.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2005
Juniperro Serra is a great school! Ms.Gavin, the principal and the teachers are all wonderful. The teachers are very supportive of their students. The school encourages their students to do well academically and to be a better person as a whole. This is to commend the parents involved in PTA, they are the best.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2005
Junipero Serra is an excellent public school. The principal, Mrs. Gavin is very passionate about her work, and it shows in the results. The teachers that my daughter had were all very wonderful. They employ a good mixture of traditional and alternative teaching methods which result in very motivated, eager to learn students. I am very happy to have sent my daughter to this school.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2005
The principal Ms. Gavin is wonderful. She emphasizes the need of parent participation in a student's progress. This school emphasizes a lot on math and reading. They have programs that encourage the children to read and practice their math skils. They also have activities that promote drama, singing as well as helping the community by raising funds for the American Heart Association and the Tsunami Relief Fund.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 13, 2004
I appreciate the work that teachers do in this school. My children have learned a lot there.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2004
This is a wonderful school. Teachers are perfect.

- submitted by a parent

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Junipero Serra Elementary School
151 Victoria Street, Daly City, CA  94015
(650) 877-8853
Last modified Junipero Serra Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Junipero Serra Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top