Horrible experience here. My daughter attended for 1st grade. She has never had a problem before this school or since. She was bullied constantly both in class and in their after school daycare. They didn't meet any of her needs with her speech, math, etc. The principal was a joke. My daughter got attacked and bitten &I was never notified! They took no action against other student and when I required an explanation from principal about their procedures &bullying policies I was given no information and acted as though the school had no problem. I replied how while waiting for the meeting (which he was 20 minutes late for) there were two different mom's furious with the front office complaining about their respective kids getting bullied constantly even attacked. Academically it was a joke compared to the the other schools she attended. It was like a repeat of kindergarten while she was there. She was behind when she switched schools the following year. Teacher had no clue regarding classroom control and made no efforts to resolve conflicts in the classroom. I would never send my kid here and warn any parent looking to move in the area to not or if you are get a transfer
worst school i have ever been to!!!!!!!nsucky principle sucky poeple that watch you and etc. do not listen to the earlier comments because things have changed since last year and i mean a lot of things this is a school only K-2 graders because they treat you like u r still a 5 year old not 11
We have had a wonderful experience at Park Dale Elementary. The staff is warm and caring and values the children more than test scores. The teachers are always willing to listen to your concerns and ensure that each child's needs are met.
My son has spent 4 years at Park Dale Lane and has really been happy there. The teachers are great and the parents and PTA are really involved. We lived in another state for a couple of years and PDL is above and beyond the out of state school.
Our experience at PDL has been nothing but positive. Great teacher/parent communication. Great parent involvement. Hardworking PTA.
We have been very unsatisfied with our grandson s education! My child was introduced to more destructive behavior here then he has ever been in his life. When my daughter came to us with her concerns we thought she was exaggerating, only to find out it was worse then she said. We are greatly disappointed. Sorry Encinitas what a let down.
We have been unhappy with PDL since day one with our child. I cannot say that it is the teacher at all, but possibly the administration. After complaints about the Kindergarteners being left out on the playground unsupervised, or in the rain and mud, or with NO teacher in sight at all, days later the principal gave notice of her 'resignation'. It's the strangest mix of families. It's not the worst school but certainly leaves a LOT to be desired. Unless you like having your child sing rap songs and dressing in street gang garb for a Holiday concert. My view is that children will get enough of POP culture everywhere else, there is much more appropriate material to teach in a music class. Disappointed!!
After reading the last few posts I am shocked that some of the parents feel this way. I have had an amazing experience at PDL with a 3rd grader and and a 1st grader. I do believe that there are parents out there that do not participate so do not get the full value of the school. I think PDL is a well rounded school with great teachers and support staff.
Overall the school was less then satisfactory. School class rooms seemed overcrowded and teachers were at their wits end from all the trouble makers that atten the school.
My son's experience with PDL will be from K-6 when complete, and with few exceptions, his experience (and mine) has been wonderful! Many parents are very involved with school curriculum/activities and the school's administration/staff has been exceptional for the most part (sometimes, the volunteer and/or non-professional paid staff didn't listen well during special situations and instead adopted an 'I know best' approach; easily corrected by my increased involvement with Principal, teachers and regular staff). My son's teachers have always been available and ready to accommodate special talents and needs in a constructive manner. The school's music program is underfunded and greatly depends on parents' contributions. PDL offers a variety of extracurricular activities and are great at identifying high achievers and getting those students involved in GATE or another higher-level program (ie; combined grades classes). PDL's learning environment is terrific, very much like the private school I attended many years ago.
Our son has a fall birthday and my husband and I were a little apprehensive about sending him. Our son attended a play-based preschool and we wondered if he was academically ready, but his preschool teachers and close friends of ours, (whom had taught or volunteered in a kindergarten class room) assured us that he was ready. The second week of school, we attended 'Parent's Night,' where parents are invited to visit the classroom and are able to observe their children's work. The teacher was able to meet with the parents and discuss any concerns about their children. We where happy to hear that our son was doing well. My son has always loved kindergarten and his teacher's. He enjoys reading and math and is teaching the family how to play chess. Thank you Mrs. Crilly and Ms.Donnellan! We feel blessed to be part of Park Dale Lane!
Excellent parent participation through PTA and classroom volunteers. Great music program (funded by PTA). Wide range in quality of teachers.
Follows the state guidelines on curriculum well. Focused on preparation for standardized tests (aren't they all?). Regulalry assigned homework even for kindergarten level. Very active PTA chapter raises money for enrichment programs. Facility extensively remodeled a couple of years ago. Good music program and reasonable amount of art instruction. Well stocked library. Teachers seem well organized and routines established and maintained. School is one of the sites that particpate in the district after care program that is open to 6:00 P.M. School seems fairly well run in general. Weakness in sports. They have plenty of field space and facilities (no indoor gym), but there does not seem to be much of an emphasis on sports.
This school is great. There is heavy parent envolvement and a strong and active PTA. I have a 2nd grader and a kindergartener. My children are thriving there.
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