The principal, Mrs. Kolidinski, is not someone who will listen to parents concerns. I had a very tough time getting her to listen to child's needs. I had a very rough time getting her to see what I as a parent see the struggles my child was having with a teacher. It took many distraught days until changes were made.
I am grateful for some amazing the teachers my kids had. These teachers made my kids want to go to school. They have create a safe and welcoming environment in the classroom. Thank you to Ms. Garcia, Mrs. Ogden, & Mrs. Covert. My deepest gratitude while working in the office to Mrs. Leckrone for being compassionate, understanding, and all your help!
I can tell you that the Principal is truly awsome! Mrs Kolodinski. She puts her heart & soul in this school, and she will go out of her way to make sure parents are completely comfortable and aware of everything going on on-campus. I had concerns a few times, & the way she handled the situation was commendable. I want to Thank her for being such a dedicated principal. As for teachers, Mr. Armas, Mrs. Mittman, Mrs. Covert are Super amazing passionate teachers!!!
Hi, I need advice for this school. I'm highly considering this school because of the early start. Early drop off is ideal for me. My son will be in kindergarten. I read all the feedback and all sounds great. I guess I just need reassuring. Help? I will be a transfer school our home school is Hodge but they don't have the early drop off or the thing together program for the Kindergartners.
I love the principal and office staff! As a transfer, I was worried that there would be problems in registering, but they handled everything and were very gracious. The principal is friendly and approachable. Every time I am there I see her walking around talking to students, parents, or staff. My son loves going to school and his reading has improved dramatically in just this last month at this school. I would recommend the school to everyone!
BEST school in Duarte. simply put. especially since the aquisition of our new Prinicipal I have zero complaints ( our previous principal was unaproachable / insensitive to our needs but she's gone! )Excellent academics, outstanding students, very caring teachers, my kids attended a total of 5 yrs with my oldest graduating from 6th grade this year if it wasn't for our poorly rated middle school I would not be moving at all it's unfortunate because I love duarte it has provided a safe environment for my kids... Duarte and Royal Oaks will be missed
We are new to Royal Oaks this year. Our son has always gone to a very small private school. We decided to enter the public school system this year due to our financial situation. We have been so pleasantly surprised by this school and staff. The principal, Mrs. Kolodinski, is very accessable. She is always walking around the campus and participating in all the different activities around the school. Mind Institue is a fascinating concept and all the extra curricular classes are great! Although it is early in the year, it seems that everytime we go to a meeting or school function, we walk away with an even better impression of Royal Oaks Elementary School.
My daughter has been attending RO for 3 years and we love it. We really like all the in school extra programs the school offers-mind institute(teaches students to play the piano and use the computer to develop critical thinking skills), and CGI(teaches math in a fun and interactive way). My daughter also loves all the afterschool programs such as chess club, Spanish, kids theatre, science and art in starting this year. The staff has high standards for academics and behavior. I love having a dress code. The kids can focus on learning and not what everyone's wearing. I would like to see the schools technology updated and I will be talking to the new principal and the PTA to see what we can do to make that happen this year. More parents in our community should take a look at the curriculum and all the school has to offer.