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Encinitas, CA
Students enrolled: 466

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1690 Wandering Road
Encinitas, CA 92024

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(760) 944-4329
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Map of Flora Vista Elementary School address.

January 10, 2015
We love our neighborhood school. There is such a great sense of community and the teachers are always going above and beyond!

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March 12, 2014
Very Provincial. We have two children that attend Flora Vista and the experience so far hasn't met our standards. what has troubled us the most is that we are regularly reminded how insular the community tends to be. It's a 'fall in line' culture at Flora Vista that tends to promote a very singular vision. If you desire a more progressive education for your children that embraces different cultures and perspectives I would steer clear of FV. Teacher quality has been hit or miss for us, but I should note that there are some excellent teachers at the school. Parental involvement is extraordinarily high which is both an asset and liability to the school. There are loads of activities for the children and plenty of helping hands, but the level of gossiping and cattiness amongst the moms and some of the faculty is astonishing...a problem that really needs to be addressed. Overall, If we had the choice to make again we would have looked more closely at other alternatives for our kids.

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January 18, 2013
My child was treated very poorly by a teacher and the principal. One amazing teacher, one nightmare teacher. Principal used as a threat circa 1950. Appalled, disappointed, flabbergasted!!! These people went into child education??? Where does the 10 rating come from? Very uptight group of parents. If you want cookie cutter and judgemental, his is your go-to. Enjoy. Thrilled to be leaving.

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January 03, 2013
We love Flora Vista! My three children are receiving a great education from the dedicated and loving staff. The parents and PTA work tirelessly to ensure a high level of support. We feel very lucky to be in this sweet, little school!

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May 04, 2012
My daughter is finishing up her first year in Kindergarden and we are very happy with the quality of her education. She has excelled in reading and her self confidence is off the charts. We are so happy we chose Flora Vista as our school of choice!

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August 16, 2011
My boys have been going to Flora Vista for the past few years and we love it! The principle and staff are very involved if your child needs extra support and help! We feel blessed to be part of the Flora Vista community!

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November 03, 2010
Great Principal, Great Teachers Crazy group of 6th grade girl parents, thank god they will be gone in 8 months!

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April 30, 2010
Great parent involvement.Great teachers.Active PTA.

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April 29, 2010
Kids use to go here and loved it. Considering going back. Good school overall, with above average teachers and staff. Great location. However, it does have some decent cons. The 2 principals I have known were mostly CEO types in the background. My kids didn't even know their names. Also, the school held onto a long despised office staff member who had received numerous complaints. Picking up and dropping off by car in the one way parking lot is a nightmare. Best to walk. Kids cannot be dropped off unsupervised before 7:50am which can be a hassle for working parents.

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October 21, 2009
Outstanding staff, caring parent volunteers, & test results. Can't ask for more than the small town feel of this academically proven school.

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September 16, 2009
Flora Vista has excellent teachers and staff. It is a neighborhood school that the community is proud of.

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March 02, 2009
I had three children who attended Flora Vista and all three thrived during their FV years and as a result of their elementary school experience. Flora Vista provides seven years of a solid, educational foundation in a nurturing, encouraging, student-centered and parent-friendly environment. Private schools in this area will NOT prepare your child for future academic success better that Flora Vista. Former FV students have gone on to excel at many of the nation's top colleges including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, UPenn, Duke, Cal, UCLA, Georgetown and USC. Another huge plus for Flora Vista is the neighborhood. It's not in a area where houses are being built left and right so there aren't eight to ten kindergarten/primary grade classes. No grade level has more than three classes and the average 'graduating' class of 6th graders averages between 80 and 85 students which is a very 'knowable' number!

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February 27, 2009
We are so happy! What a great school, even after 6 years! This is a cool community with awesome parents and kids.

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August 14, 2008
Flora Vista is an excellent school. Always has been. The former Principal knew most of all 500 kids personally - that says something absolutey wonderful. The teachers are highly accomplished, care very deeply about their student. There is a very strong parent community as well. The new Principal is very personable, highly motivated and extremely accomplished. Everybody at Flora Vista should be very proud and feel very lucky.

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no rating
July 05, 2008
We were not happy and left!! We are now happy. Very weak teaching staff with exception to the lower grades. Most of the teachers hate their jobs.

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June 10, 2008
The principal only care about money, very little about children. The teachers gang up against you when you raise a question.

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August 31, 2007
Lots of great parents and community. Principal not very responsive to parent questions.Facilities a little cramped. Priorities a little confusing.

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June 02, 2007
Flora Vista is a 'community' school. The neighborhood has a small town feel and all the children are within walking distance from school. With a wonderful neighborhood, top scores, hard working teachers, and awesome volunteers, we feel blessed to be here!

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no rating
April 09, 2006
Flora Vista has very friendly staff and if your child needs it, an excellent speach therapy program.

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March 03, 2006
Wonderful school in close knit neighborhood. Excellent academics with many available enrichment programs. Parental involvement is extremely high.

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September 09, 2003
Flora Vista is an outstanding school with great kids, great parents, and a wonderful staff. I am a parent of two children that attend Flora Vista currently, and I was also a student of FV way back when. Between the closeness in the community, and the schools high achievements, you couldn't ask for a better school!

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August 19, 2003
Most of the day, week and year was spent in artsy-craftsy projects, but little learning went on. The classroom was usually in pandemoneum. The teacher also threw out her political views, which were very liberal, and inappropriate.

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Flora Vista Elementary School
1690 Wandering Road, Encinitas, CA  92024
(760) 944-4329
Last modified Flora Vista Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Flora Vista Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top