Gold Ridge is a great school with wonderful caring teachers. The Principal is really friendly. Parking seems to be an issue but it seems that way at all schools.
Gold Ridge Elementary school is a wonderful place for kids to learn basic education and new concepts. The environment in the school is amazing. To me following are the key things that make a school successful in building feature leaders and innovators. To me, Gold Ridge is on top in executing these key steps. 1. Experienced teachers to teach required subjects and provide knowledge 2. Good facility to support a school system 3. Using advanced technologies for teaching 4. Grooming students to meet challenging and advanced programs 5. Communication with parents periodically about students and school updates such as common core programs, Academic events, Science fair, Sports events etc 6. Safe and healthy environment Both my kids did their schooling here and we are very satisfied with everything they offer. I strongly feel now the time has come for the schools in California to advance their teaching methods, teaching media and gear towards Common Core. Also teachers need training to adopt to common core style quickly so that student can continue to get the best education from Gold Ridge always!!!
This is the best school in the whole wide world. The office staff is amazing. The principal is wonderful. The teachers are the best in Folsom. This school gets a 10 from me.
The best gift my child received from Gold Ridge was a good recommendation for the GATE Academy and a one way ticket out of there. I agree that the new principal is friendly but unfortunately his assets end there.
Mrs Kunstel and Mrs Guillen are wonderful Kindergartener teachers. My son is learning so much from them! The first time I came on campus I was greeted by the principal. Very friendly school.
Excellent school. I have 2 kids in K and 1st grades, and both their teachers are exceptional. The new principal is excellent as well, caring, he seems to be on top of everything going around at school. Unfortunately, this is not our home school, I wish our kids could stay there the entire elementary education.
Last yr. we had Mrs. Saxen for first grade. She really went the extra mile with the kids teaching them reading to include coming in early every day to kick start a group of children that were having a slow start. Its teachers like her that motivate our children that really impress me!
Great teachers! at every grade level! Kids have enjoyed every teacher they've had, and love to go to all the school activities.
the teachers are great here. The 3stars are for the teachers and zero for the new principal and his staff. He is a micro-manager and has no management skills.
This is such a wonderful school! Our two daughters have thrived here. Everyone--the principal, teachers, custodians, office staff, etc. is dedicated to our students. I can't say enough great things about Gold Ridge! (And they do have tables for the kids to eat lunch at. How strange someone wrote that!) The streets are only crowded at drop-off/pick-up time. It's not difficult to park your car and walk your child to school.
This school is extremely disappointing. The children do not have tables to eat lunch on, there is no after school duty or crosswalk (be sure you are there on time or your child could be anywhere), the children are not allowed to playon the playground before school and finally there is no designated drop off/pick up area so you have to park on the the aready crowed streets and walk in to pick up your child. This school is way behind the times and I would not recommend it.
Both of my children attended Gold Ridge and I feel the education they received was at a very high level. The teachers develop the whole child including visual and performing arts. The entire staff is friendly and hard working.
My kids have been at Goldridge from kindergarten up until last year and I knew we had a great school, but boy do I realize it now!!!! The School is not only about the curriculum, it s also about the staff, the PTA and how a child and their parents fell at the school. A school could have the best curriculum but if their staff lacks friendliness and a smile, the school will never be completely successful. Let me tell you, if you have not been in any other school you really don't know how great GoldRidge's staff is, our office staff is the greatest and friendliest people I know, they make the school welcoming and fun to volunteer at. I really miss GoldRidge, it still is in my humble opinion far better than most schools, not only in their curriculum but also in their friendliness, overall performance and management.
My family has been part of the Gold Ridge family for the last nine years. Both of my daughters have had a wonderful experience and phenomenal teachers. We love our principal, Curtis Wilson, as well as the three Lisas in the office. We are lucky to be so close to such a great school.
I love this school. Both of my kids have had a great experience. I especially love the Lisa's in the office. The new principal seems pretty fabulous too.
My Son attended this schooll teachers an this issa great school, wonderfu eaching staff and it has lots of educational programmes for the students
My son attended both kindergarten and First grade at Gold Ridge. The kindregarten teachers were wonderful.
Great school, good facilities. Great teachers. They are so wonderful in nurturing and caring kids. I had to agree with other parent's comment on the Principle, some time she acts like politician or lawyer rathar than educator.
My son attended this school from K-5. Overall, it was a wonderful school with excellent teachers. The initial principal was a loving caring woman and strong leader, the current principal is condescending to parents and children. She does not encourage freedom of thought.
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