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9932 Inwood Road
Folsom, CA 95630

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(916) 989-9182
(916) 294-2481
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July 08, 2013
If you have children that are well behaved, then DO NOT let them transfer here. I was a student here, and Carl Sundahl were my worst years. Only some teachers are pleasant and encouraging, but the problem here is, it's the rest of the staff that are rather ignorant and obnoxious, all they care about is the kids "talking" while they're talking (ok, I get it. They're trying to teach students polite manners, but the staff weren't forceful enough about it. The students just keep talking, not caring about the negativity between them and the staff). This school isn't fit for behavioral lessons. Although, the school is good for when your kids want to get hands on something, because they do offer science projects occasionally. I was never a troublemaker back then, but I just feel that the kids in my generation are still misbehaving a bit due to poor behavioral lectures back in their days. It was a good school, but I just hated being there. I am much happier in middle and high school.

- submitted by a community member
May 12, 2013
My daughter is a second grader in Miss Laricks class. Miss Larick is truely a rare and special find. My girl has gone from below grade level in reading to at or above with a new confidence and joy for learning. We are so grateful to Miss Larick for the love and devotion to learning she has instilled in our child along with team building and social skills! We are thrilled!

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2012
Parent participation, PTA and Foundation make this such a wonderful school. We love this school and feel so happy to have the opportunity to go to such a small school. You really feel like it is a big family with people always willing to lend a hand.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2012
This school seemed to be a great choice for my boys. However as the years have gone by we have experienced a decline in the education being offered. Without the dedication and funds from the parents this school would be in serious trouble. The number of students in each class is NOT 17 to 1. In my child s class there are 33 students with 4 more second graders joining them for math, making the class size 37 to 1. There are not even enough desks for the students they sit on the floor in the back. There is no way the students are getting a substantial education with these numbers. The worst part is that none of the parents were ever informed about the number of student in the class during math. In addition not only are the class sizes large but they also have several special needs children that the district can no longer facilitate, placing an even greater demand on the teacher. The teachers at this school are great but with the current principal, this school is sadly declining. Several families have left this school to ensure their children s success. Don t expect to be heard when expressing your concerns to the Principal She will not listen and will NEVER admit when she is wrong!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2011
Parental Involvement and fundraising/support both financial and physical is abundant at this school...therefore not being affected by state cutbacks. The teachers we have experienced have required nothing short of dedication, determination and persistence from our students therefore making a huge academic difference in our sons progress throughout the year. The principal is extremely involved, accessible and supportive of her staff and parents. The programs the school offers both during and after give our children the whole academic exp. we strive for in an ideal schooling situation.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2010
My children had attended this school since 2001 and we have watched it slowly decline, especially the past 3 years. Most of the teachers are teaching to the STAR tests and teaching mainly to a "middle" group. Not much attention for advanced or challenged students. There are many older teachers who seem to be bitter and angry with all of the buget cuts and larger class sizes. In our opinion, they take it out on the kids. We got so tired of hearing "I don't have time to teach" from so many of them, we actually transfered our children out. If you have a child who doesn't require much teaching and you are happy with teachers who "assign", this school would be a great fit.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2010
I have had children at Carl Sundahl Elementary for the past 7 years. Every year we feel extremely fortunate that we live near such a fantastic school. Our children are getting a quality education from highly experienced teachers who care about building a community with the kids and parents. In addition the parent involvement at this school is off the charts. Fundraising efforts by the PTA and Foundation are incredible and have kept many programs from disappearing. Keep up the fantastic work!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2010
Teachers are the best....parents are totally committed and volunteer their time talent and assets the leadership the of the new principal the last few years is the only sad thing about the school.......

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2010
We had a very bad experience with this school. We had to move our sons to a completely different district in order for them to enjoy school again. To this day my son says his worst year of school was at Carl Sundahl. :-(

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
The teachers, parents, and other school staff are great. We love Carl Sundahl.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
Amazing teachers, staff and parents are making a difference in our children's lives.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
It's a wonderful community with active parents and teachers that care.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
The teachers are great-everyone cares and gets involved. The parents care, the teachers care, the administrators care. Through fundraising and parent involvement a lot of added value tools/programs have been added to the school. It seems a lot like a private school. As Hannah Montana would say, 'It's the best of both worlds!' :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Carl Sundahl is a great environment for kids to learn and grow. With the troubles of budget cuts that seem to hit the schools of our state, Carl Sundhal with their amaizing staff and great support from the community have proven to be a great school year after year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
My daughters love going to school to see their teacher!! She makes learning fun!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
As a teacher at Carl Sundahl, I feel privileged to work with a wonderful staff, great students and a fantastic parent support environment. Even through the bombardment of budget cuts, our parents do all they can to help and ensure that teachers and the children have what they need.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 14, 2010
The teachers including the principal and parents are truly interested in the well-being of the kids' educational needs. Carl Sundahl is one big happy family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Carl Sundahl is a wonderful school ... with committed teachers and an amazing group of supportive parents. The interest and support our parents and teachers provide to the children at our school help make up for the many cuts the budget continues to make in our district and across the state.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Carl Sundahl is a terrific school and the amazing faculty is dedicated and committed to providing a quality educational experience for the children. Additionally, there is an devoted group of parents who are supportive and who generously volunteer their time. The budget cuts that the school and the district are experiencing are significant and the cuts compromise the programs and resources available. However, everyone tries to contribute what they can to help ensure our childrens' educational experience does not suffer. We are truly fortunate to have our children attend Carl Sundahl.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Carl Sundahl is a place where our children have thrived with dedicated teachers, staff and parent involvement. Our children feel valued, respected, and safe.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Great teachers and parent support in these tough times! Also, the Students Rock!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Carl Sundahl is everything that I have wanted for my little ones just newly entering the wonderful world of school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Love it! Small, community feel.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
Every teacher has been amazing!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Great teachers and parent involvement. My son looks forward to going to school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
The teachers are excellent!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
Carl is the best school because of all the great teachers and how much everyone care about the kids..

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
Caring, involved wonderful teachers! And great community to back them up.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
Wonderful, caring, and supportive teachers, parent/family involvement, and a great learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
Teachers, Parents & Staff involvement is amazing. A public school that feels like a private school

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 12, 2010
It's as if we have a private school since there is so much parent involvement, amazing teachers and great programs for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 12, 2010
It is a school that every year I say to myself I love the Teacher we have so much, but then realize that's the same thing I said the year before!! and the year before that!!We have the Best Teachers in The World... I will remember this school after my Children leave it as well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 12, 2010
Carl Sundahl has the most awesome teachers and their cirriculum is fantaastic for their students. I know my kids love going to school everyday at Carl Sundahl.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 12, 2010
This school has wonderful students & parents and so many great teachers. Despite drastic budget cuts, teachers and parents are doing all they can to ensure that the students continue to get a terrific education and can participate in enriching activities in the class room and through field trips.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 12, 2010
The teachers and parent participation is amazing. Carl Sundahl has the feel of a small private school offering students an amazing curriculum and extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 12, 2010
This is an incedible school with outstanding, caring teachers. The parents and teachers are very involved in a joint effort to provide quality education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 12, 2010
The parents, teacheers, administration and students care about education and will do anything to invest in the kids...

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 12, 2010
I've had four kids go through this school, and despite the budget cuts in California, the school is still providing an excellent education for my kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2010
Fun school. Spirited students. School pride shows in parent involvement for activities. Teachers are doing their best every day to keep students engaged in learning.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2010
Carl Sundahl Elementary is a fabulous school with Fantastic parent support!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 12, 2010
Carl Sundahl has some incredible teachers that truly care. All teachers have been teaching for years, and it shows. All teachers go above and beyond the standard curriculum to provide a top notch education despite the many budget cuts they have had to face. Great parental involvement, and teachers that truly engage their students, make this school a standout in the district.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 12, 2010
I owe the awesome staff at Carl Sundhal a huge THANK YOU. I have been so blessed to have my children attend here. The parents and students are like none other. They are the most team oriented school we have ever attended. Thank all of you for the time and effort and all the extras you do on a daily basis to educate my children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 12, 2010
Great teachers and admin staff. They work hard for the children dispite budget cuts. They're dedicated to turning out well educated children. What more can we ask of a school?

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 12, 2010
Dedicated, well trained, experienced teachers! The entire staff goes the extra mile, from the school janitors to the principal. Parents are welcome to support the school as much as possible and their work is appreciated.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2009
This is a fantastic school, the staff are the best I've seen in a very long time. They really care about your kids just as if they were there own. They're not just a number, but a true individual. The field trips, computers, library, etc. have taken a hit due to the economy and education budget cuts, but this school makes due with community involvement to continue the education of tomorrows leaders.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 11, 2008
From top to bottom one would be hard pressed to find a more active, engaging and successful school experience. The teachers are well trained, motivated and fully engaged with their students. Some offer homework clubs a rarity in today s schooling. In that regard all teachers will work with the parents to insure each child - your child, has every opportunity to succeed. Equally supportive are the parents...at open house night (s) or with special events participation appears to be +90%. Regarding the cliquish nature? Over time many parents become close friends as our kids go through the grades and grow up. Its only natural people get tight with one another but to say the parents are exclusionary - its NOT the case one just needs to volunteer, say hello or get off the sidelines. Bottom line, Sundahl will give your child will have a quality educational experience.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2008
I love this school. The teachers and staff are the excellent and give so much to our kids. They offer plenty of extra activities as my wednesday folder is full of opportunities. Excellent parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2006
The quality of the teachers and staff at Sundahl are excellent; I cannot praise them higher! I will concur with the other posts - it is true that the parent organizations are very 'clique-ish' and not very welcoming; as a new parent to the school 4 years ago, I gave up trying to participate due to other parents determined to control the leadership. The school is in a fairly affluent area, and 'status' seems to be the main theme with many parents, though you will meet (thankfully!) some down-to-earth parents as well. The music program is a plus, but other extra-curricular activities are basically non-existant. Overall, my son's experience at Sundahl has been positive, but it's because we have been extremely involved in our son's education.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2006
Small school, low budget, pta is a tight group.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2006
Excellent school. Great parent involvement. Wonderful teachers. There is a new principal since my sons were at the school so I can't rate the leadership.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2005
Excellent school. Teachers invest time and effort in the childrens education. I was very impressed with the educational program and I highly recommend this school to any parent whose interest is in nurturing a well rounded individual.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2004
The school is great, and the teachers are very caring. Academics are excellent. However, more field trips and computers are needed. Parent involvement needs to improve on several fronts. First, the PTA meetings need to be better advertised and better attendance needs to be encouraged. Secondly, there is a lot of 'cliquishness' among the parents at the PTA that give the feeling of exclusion to newer participants or to those that are not part of the 'club'. The principal needs to take a more proactive effort to fix these issues so that the parent participation becomes more efficient and that everyone feels included. I know of several parents who gave up on partcipating because they felt shunned by the other parents 'who were running the show'. Parent participation means all parents and not just the self-selected few.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2004
Great school but would like to see more parental involvement. Also more field trips and possibly afterschool activities and some holiday events as well.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2004
Sundahl is an excellent school. Both my children attended and received a very strong background that gave them great preparation for middle school entry. The parental involvement is exceptional, and both the principal and teachers are easily and readily accessible for any concerns or questions you may have. I was impressed with the level of individual attention each of my children received.

- submitted by a parent
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Carl H. Sundahl Elementary School
9932 Inwood Road, Folsom, CA  95630
(916) 989-9182
Last modified Carl H. Sundahl Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Carl H. Sundahl Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 55 reviews. Top