Students enrolled 1025
School leader Michael Sompayrac
Transportation options Yes
District Elk Grove Unified

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9421 Stonebrook Drive
Elk Grove, CA 95624

(916) 714-5520
(916) 714-5588
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4 stars
Based on 25 ratings

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October 25, 2013
Absolutely love this school! The teacher's go above and beyond the public school standards. They are devoted to the children and their learning. We are extremely happy to call ourselves, Bobcats!

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
I moved my kids from the private school to Batey . I am so impressed the teachers are great. AR reading is awsome my daughter loves to read and she is very competitive . This gives her an opportunity to want to read more so she can earn more points.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2013
I'm so sorry we moved here my kids are miserable here. The teachers are horrible and some of the kids no better. I can not stress enough the neighborhood seems nice but that's where it ends.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2012
Teachers are alright and met the district's easy standard but have room for improvement. I wish more classroom time are spent in academics instead of field trip and parties. I have debate about grades given to my child but has difficulty just try to set appt meet with teacher. I've told to email with my concern but never got replied. After multiple efforts made, it was late to catch up. Wish more respect from teacher and front office. It seems preferences are taken who and what the staff wish to help you. I am looking into transfer out to other school after over 4yrs of attendence.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2011
The teaching staff is GREAT! The ladies in the front office on the other hand are incredibly rude! I try my hardest to stay away from the office because every time I'm in there I feel like I'm putting them out. This school should get all 5 stars, but because of the office staff I give them a much lower score. They really should teach these ladies some manners.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2011
I have two sons at this school and my sons' teachers seem to really care about the kids. I would say the curriculum overall is not that challenging, state standards are too low. The biggest NEGATIVE about this school is the front office. The secretaries are rude, slow and not very helpful (aka lazy). They are very technologically challenged and still do numerous tasks by hand! Why not take advantage of all the technologies available and do things more efficiently? When I called the school to ask which track my child was placed in, they could not look up his name on the computer to tell me. Instead they told me the lists were posted and I had to stop by the school. Since the front office is the first impression most parents get of the school, I'd have to say it is beyond disappointing, especially for such a highly rated school. Some customer service and computer skills training are in order!

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2010
Edna Batey is a wonderful school. The teachers work hard to make sure the students succeed. The PTA provides all of the 'extra' activities at the school and are also filling in a lot of the funding gaps this year. A couple of drawbacks to the school are the secretaries, who are not friendly, and a lack of communication between the administration and the parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
Edna Batey is a top notch school with great teachers and supportive parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
The teachers and staff at Batey are so very kind and devoted to our children!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Edna Batey has the best administration, staff, students, and families!

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
Because they work really hard to help educate our kids.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 19, 2009
We love this school! The faculty is absolutely wonderful and they really care about our kids!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
I love the support the parents and the students recieve this is my childs 3rd year there and it's like a big family the teachers are awesome and really care about the students.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2009
My son has had a wonderful kindergarten experience thanks to his wonderful teachers and this school!! Edna Batey is fabulous school and we couldn't be more pleased with the learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2009
This is a very well-liked school where parents are lucky to have their children enrolled. The staff is great and works VERY hard to educate every child to their full potential no matter how varied their needs are. The PTA is top-notch and work tirelessly to offer a wide variety of activities for the school community to enjoy throughout the year. In my opinion, if anyone has a complaint against this school, it is because they have not been involved with their child's elementary school learning years and are not interested in furthering their well-being. Get involved, don't complain!

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2009
My family has been at this school since it started five years ago. This school is a distinguished school, this award or title wasn't bestowed upon the school for no reason. There were investigations and a whole lot of statistical reviews done before the school was given this award. Random parents and students were interviewed by the commitee that puts the recommendation for this award. My family has yet to come across administration like the admin at Batey. The ladies in the front are also a great team. If anyone felt 'unheard' or 'side swept' by either Jane, Dee Dee or Barbara it isn't because they didn't care, it's because they probably had too much going on. You have to go into the office knowing that this is a school and these women have to deal with kids all the time and they have to always put the kids first.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 10, 2009
The administration is not willing to work with parents and supports teachers with no regards for child's well being/safety. Communication is extremely poor. Don't move to the area thinking it's the best! You'll be disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 20, 2008
I've had two of my kids attend Edna Batey. One graduated from 6th grade last year. The teachers have been awesome. They make it very easy to communicate via phone calls and email. My daughter, who graduated from 6th grade owes it to Ms. Lovelace (6th grade) to have excelled in math. She taught her class to enjoy math and taught them at college level in a way they enjoyed! She also encouraged her students to start planning for college now.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 26, 2008
This is an excellent school. I have two children who attend and the standards are high at all levels. The teachers are top of the mark. I have worked through minor learning and discipline issues. The teachers show respect for the student and parent and seem genuinely interested in the development of the whole child. The principal is very hands on and his influence is evident at all levels. The office staff is disorganized, but parent involvement and a culture of value-based education and high expectations, more than makes up for the shortcoming.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2007
My children attend this school. My childs teacher is wonderful and my other childs teacher is wonderful too. The teachers are carring, and attentive to what my childrens needs are. The vice principle and principle are lacking direction to what the school needs are. They need more parent voulenteers. The office staff was not up to my expectations and communication comes to late. The lack of discipline for students. Disipline whats that??

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2007
My children was in this school in 3 years. It's very organize, a lot of activities for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2007
My child attends this school. Her teachers seemed well qualified, caring and attentive at a class and personal level. However, my observation is that there is not a sufficient level of discipline and expectations for students, and many instances where parents are not as involved as they should be. I experienced parents dropping off their Kindergarten and First Grade students to wait at the front of the school and driving away. Children would then act up and bully other kids. The office staff was also not up to my expectations and communication often came at the last minute on upcoming events. Parents that do have the opportunity to volunteer frequently form 'cliques' and appear to receive preferential treatment.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2006
This is a great school. The facilities are brand new, the grounds are well kept creating a very amiable learning environment. I have one child in the first grade. Her teacher encourages communication and keeps me well informed of my child's progress. I have no problem getting in contact with her teacher. She responds very quickly whenever I 'check in' to see how my child is progressing. This school, like most of California, is very culturally diverse and proud of it. There are numerous events and activities dedicated to celebrate the many different cultures throughout the year. There are after school art classes and they keep us well informed of outside sports and rec classes; however, I am not aware of any musical classes or offerings. That would, perhaps, be my only criticism. Otherwise, I would highly recommend this school to anyone moving into this area.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2006
The teachers are great. The office staff is questionable and the Principal and vice principal are needing help.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2006
The teachers are wonderful, however the office staff is less than to be desired. Be careful of this school! It is over crowded and your child will be lost in the numbers.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2006
My daughter is in kindergarten with Mrs. Lopez and we love her, she is great! I am so happy with the school and the teachers. They also have a really good before and after school program right on the campus. This school rates a 10.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2006
We moved to the district because our last home was in a less than desireable district. I have been very pleased with my son's education. His teachers have been fantastic! I feel there are many parents that participate regularly in the classroom and on field trips. There are plenty of academic and after school programs to keep a child more than busy. This school has been a great choice for our family.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2005
This school is only 2.5 years old,thus facilities arwe first rate. My kids (twins) have attended 2nd, 3rd, and are in 4th Grade now. Teachers are very involved, team teaching between two classes and very effective cross communication between the teachers. There have been many cultural events at the school open for student participation as well as music/choral events participation. The principal is very visible (and not just because he is about 6'5')and has a good rapport with parents and students alike. I believe the school benefitted from having very experienced teachers wanting to start with the school fresh from around the Elk Grove School District. Have been happy with both EGSD and its various programs (Art Docent program w/ parent volunteers in the classroom) and am very happy with Edna Batey Elementary. And so are my kids! My son told me he missed his last year's teacher the other day...

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2005
I was impressed with most of the teachers. However, the kindergarten teacher was very unqualified and was rude. She did not have much patience with the kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2004
We have completed our first year and have had a great year! Our teachers worked overtime to get the school and the classes ready for our children. We couldn't be more pleased. We look forward to a successful and better year next year.

- submitted by a parent
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Edna Batey Elementary School
9421 Stonebrook Drive, Elk Grove, CA  95624
(916) 714-5520
Last modified Edna Batey Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Edna Batey Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top