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245 South Ballena Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

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(909) 397-4596
(909) 860-0780
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August 19, 2014
I pulled my daughter from this school because of the school district and the administration of this school. When we bought our home this school was ranked 8 of 10. We bought our home specifically because we want to be at a high performing school. It is now ranked at a 5?! GS took a huge nose dive when they went to K-8... the Middle School kids were completely unsupported and scores went down in a spiral nose dive. I was NOT a fan of Dr. Quan, the principal, so I am glad that she has left. Under her leadership she eliminated extra-curricular activities, sports and clubs. No wonder the middle school kids did poorly. Who wants to work hard at a school that has NO FUN? These are kids not robots. Sports & clubs help kids incorporate what they LEARNED into activities they like! So while I was sad to pull daughter from her friends I refused to sit around and WAIT for the school to improve so I switched to Walnut USD. Teachers at GS on the other hand - especially K (Ms. Perkins) to 1st (Ms. Arbuckle) are wonderful. Who knows maybe I'll let my next child in Pre-K attend here next year, if the scores and school leadership improves.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2014
This school is in Pomona Unified School District which is terrible! The District covers Pomona and part of Diamond Bar. The schools and students within Pomona are their priority. There are plenty of schools within Pomona, but the school district chooses to bus in several bus loads of students from Pomona to Golden Springs. Who is paying for this? The tax payers in Diamond Bar?

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2012
STUDENTS ARE AMAZING TEACHEARS ARE AMAZING BEST SCHOOL EXCEPT PRINICPAL CAN BE A JERK BUT HE IS DOING IT CAUSE HE CARES.

- submitted by a community member
October 01, 2011
I really like this school. I adore the fact that my third grader and my eigth grader can be at the same school, looking out for each other, and making memories that will last them a lifetime. The only time we get to grow so close to our siblings and share so many memories is during childhood. I also adore my third grader's teacher. She's the best. My kids have been to three different school throughout the years, and I've never met a principal like Mr. Pantenini. This man will go out of his way to meet parents and know the kid's names. He even answers the phone at times! He really cares about his school. That means a lot because this reflects on the effort the school puts into my kid's education. My twins will be going next year and I'm so excited about it :) It has a lot of moms volunteering as well. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2010
Golden Springs Ranked in Top 10% of school in the STATE! As in response to the other post today, I spoke to the principal and completely support the United Student Stand to show the few that they want to see them follow rules too. As a 7th grade parent, your comments regarding the K8 expansion could not be more false. GS 7th grade students have out performed all PUSD middle schools in English, Math, and Science because of the dedication, hard work and effort of the administration, teachers, parents, and students. DATA doesn't lie. PUSD and all parents should be proud! For the record, Magham has been gone for 5 years.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 24, 2010
This is definitely not a quiet school. PTO is great and very involved in organizing fun activities for students and family.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2010
I am somewhat disappointed that the principal does not follow up on issues very well in this school. But there are some great teachers. The parent involvement is remarkable.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2009
Great teachers and a great principal who always goes out of his way to greet . parents and students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2009
It has very good teachers and a very nice PTO that cares for the school

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 23, 2009
They care so much about the kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
Great school, great principal , great staff . We love Golden Springs Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
Teacher's and Parents are One in a partnership to help our children achieve a great education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
we are happy with GS,the principal and the all environment. it make us feel that is our second home.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
awesome school, lots of great programs very involved with parents

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2009
Diverse, friendly and productive school.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
Great teachers, friendly environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
The children are wonderful. The staff is very helpful and always willing to help.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
my grandkids go to this school and i love the fact that they are learning and love their teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
Golden springs offers a great eviorment to all the kids. The teachers are amaizing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
Golden Springs is a wondeful school that focuses on each child's needs. Here my childrens strenghts and weaknesses are identified and supported. My children have learning challenges and here at Golden Springs they focus on helping my children through the diffcult areas and strenghthen their gifts.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
Golden Spring is a wonderful school and a good learning enviornment for my two boys. Teachers provide frequent feedbacks about my sons' development. We are pleased with the quality of the teachers, learning materials and school facility. A+

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 26, 2009
I love that Golden Springs Elementary School has a great leader, Principal Pantanini, and caring teachers who challenge the students academically. The school also emphasizes student responsibility, good character and pride in themselves, the school and community. In addition, to being a top academically achieving school, it has also has great ethnic diversity. Go Cougars!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
Not only do we have dedicated and involved principal and teachers, the parents are also so involved in supporting the school and classrooms. My daughter has been attending since Kinder and now in the 3rd grade. She loves to come home and brag about her day. She also mentions how she enjoys helping out her past teachers with classroom assistance. She can't get enough of them and it's so nice to hear that the teachers are inviting and care.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
My child recieved so much help and attention from his great teachers and principal. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
Golden Springs is a great school! The teachers and whole staff show they really care for the kids and their education. Principal and staff are constantly looking for ways to provide a great variety of enrichment programs and ways to maximize the learning environment in every way.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
Good Teachers, Good Staff, and Good Environment!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
I have two children at Golden Springs Elementary School and they are the best!! Each teacher at the school instill a love of education, working hard and being a good student in each of my children. Both childred have thrived educationally and emotionally at this school. Each teachers that my children have/had, they have instilled a love of learning and motivation.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
It is the BEST School. The teachers are very helpful, my daughter has been there since kinder & is now in 7th grade & every teacher she's had has stayed after school to help her in everything that she's needed to succeed. The Principal & staff are also helpful & wonderful :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
My kids have been attending Diamond Bar's first elementary school, Golden Springs, for seven years. When my wife and I bought our home almost ten years ago, Golden Springs stellar reputation (ranked in the top one percent of school nationally) was a huge factor in our decision. It is an exceptional school that prides itself on equipping our next generation of leaders for success in the classroom and boardroom! Keep up the splendid work, Cougars!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Golden Springs is really about the children and what is best for them. The staff is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
we are new to the school, and already I am amazed in the parent involvement. A tremendouse difference from my son's old school. The staff is very prepared, and the school enviroment is very positive.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
They have excellent teachers who encourage students to be confident and that every student is unique,should be taught differently said the teacher.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
Great place for kids to learn and grow

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 22, 2009
the teachers and principal are fantastic!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I love Golden Springs because our principal and teachers really care about their students. They strive to guide and assistant their studensts in the right direction. At Golden Springs you feel like you are part of a family working together to help our chidren become successful productive adults.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
The teachers are very caring! The principal does a wonderful job everyday!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
It's a very good school with lots of parents getting involve in the kids and events.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Great school with focus on on the kids and their achivement. Love the fact that uniforms are required.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
The teachers at Golden Springs really care about the students. The parents are great and everyone looks after everyones children. The Principal is always outside greeting the parents and children. Awesome School!

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2009
I'm on my third Golden Springs Scholar and the school keeps getting better every year. Mr. Pantanini, the principle, is wonderful. The teachers are all involved and truly concerned with my childrens welfare. I couldn't ask for a better school.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2009
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Golden Springs. The administration, teachers, parents are the best you can ask for. Every adult at the school knows your child by name. The kids are happy going to school. The teaching is like no other. If I had to choose between GS or a private school there is no way that I would ever leave this school. Mr Ferrari is a GOD send to any student that is lucky to have him as a teacher. EVERY teacher at this school is a GOD send to all the student at this school......

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 17, 2008
Golden Springs Elementary is a fantastic school. The reason that it has such a positive atmosphere is due to all teachers, principal Mr. Pantinini, parents, and volunteers who make a positive impact on the childrens lives. It was this school that gave my child an opportunity to excel academically. Thanks to the music program my daughter played her first instrument the violin. It has truly been a passion in her life. So much so, that she has continued orchestra through middle school and has played in a concert at Diamond Ranch High School in December 2007. Thank you for inspiring my daughter to find her inner gifts that she loves, and the drive to excel. We truly appreciate all that you have impacted on our lives.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2007
A lot of interaction with kids. Positive environment.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2006
This school is absolutely awesome! The teachers are fantastic and totally approachable. The learning environment is very positive and there is not a place you can walk without bumping into another parent. Parent involvement is one of the key reasons why these kids are doing so well. As volunteers, we take care of the background things so that the teachers can spend more time with the children. The pto is very active here. They are very committed to helping the school achieve their goals. They support financially, sponsor the art masters & pe programs among other so many other things. The student population is ethnically diverse which is a definite real world plus. And if you take a look at the scores based on race, you will see that these teachers are skilled at reaching all students across the board - they are truly committed to success!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
Golden Springs has always had very high standards and produces great scores. The parent involvement at Golden Springs is exceptional. Our children not only receive top-level instruction, but are exposed to other activities which make them more 'well-rounded' children.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2006
This school has an excellent cirriculum along with staff. They have a variety of music classes and the level of parent and staff involvement is great.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2005
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June 22, 2005
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February 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2004
The school cares more about their test scores than about the children in their school. The school is a very negative place for a child to learn. The teachers, as well as administration, seem to care very little about changing the atmosphere of the school. The front office would be the only place where you might feel welcome. There definately needs to be a change of administration along with a change of teachers. I would try to get out of the district and go to another one if it is possible.

- submitted by a parent
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Golden Springs Elementary School
245 South Ballena Drive, Diamond Bar, CA  91765
(909) 397-4596
Last modified Golden Springs Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Golden Springs Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 53 reviews. Top