Students enrolled 566
School leader Gina Fuentes
Transportation options Yes
District Galt Joint Union Elementary

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800 Lake Canyon Avenue
Galt, CA 95632

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(209) 744-5200
(209) 745-5414
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4 stars
Based on 17 ratings

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July 22, 2014
All I have to say is Lake Canyon is a wonderful school. I have 2 kids in different grades and from the teachers to the staff to the principal, they get the job done! It makes it feel like we have another family. Great job Lake Canyon!

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2014
To the previous reviewer...it sounds like you have it dead wrong! This principal was simply following CA education code. Make sure you know the facts regarding the legal age for enrollment in public schools before throwing around poor ratings or accusations! Lake Canyon is a wonderful and innovative school!

- submitted by a community member
November 14, 2013
Beware Parents! We are very very upset with this School. We have a 4 yr old going to T-kindergarten and he has been going for 3 mths now, he's had perfect attendance. He enjoys going to school and socializing with his little friends. He just recently got the flu and he missed 2 days of school. We then get a call from the School saying our child was put in the school by Error and he can no longer go! This is happening 3 months into the school year!We spoke to the Principal and all she could say was that someone filled out the birthdate line on the School Application wrong then she switched it up saying that our little 4 year old told the teacher when his birthdate was! So untrue, he barely knows his days of the week! Why didn't they see this when they inputed my little boys info on the system?! Why now that he looks forward to going School and celebrating his little birthday party with the rest of his little friends. It's so heartbreaking to tell a little child sorry you can't go anymore because the Principal said you are legally not able to step in the School campus as if he were a danger to someone. The Principal and the staff are incompetent, I don't wish this to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2012
This school has the most competent staff and makes communication to parents very easy. My two children have moved several times and had never liked school much. Now that they are at Lake Canyon, they thoroughly enjoy going to school, and have shown great acedemic progress. This is an excellent school in my opinion!

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2012
I have to disagree with a previous poster. My children and several friends children have attended this school for over three years. The principal is amazing. She truly cares about each student. Yes they use red, yellow and green cards for behavior issues, and yes children may be required to finish their work before going to recess. When you teach 20-30 kids you have to have some kind of management system. Having been a teacher as well as a homeschool parent, the two enviornments are vastly different, and one cannot expect a teacher to create a homeschool enviornment in their classroom. I think MOST teachers at Lake Canyon are incredible, and do an amazing job handling all their students individual needs as best as they can. Any school has a handful of teachers that are harder than others, and as always, certain parent/teacher personalities will clash...

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2011
i just ended 6th grade at lake canyon about 5 months ago i had been going there since the school first opened(i was in 1st grade) it is an amazing school and the teachers are the best

- submitted by a community member
September 14, 2011
Lake Canyon is an awesome school! I have two daughters currently attending in fifth and second grades. My oldest daughter has been attending this school for three years after starting out at Valley Oaks. While I think they did a great job with my daughter and her individual situation, I think the academics at Lake Canyon are far superior. This school has an amazing teaching staff. Parents have to be involved in their child's education no matter where they attend school. You cannot complain about your child's education if you aren't helping out at home. Having said that, my girls have a firm grasp on the homework being sent home since it is really a review of their school day. I cannot praise this school enough for the great education my kids are revieving!

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2011
This school is great! I have two kids there and each have excelled. Ms Seamons 6th grade was fabulous and son enjoyed going to class everyday which was a great improvement over his old school (in sacramento). Be ready to be an involved parent because these teachers need our help.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2010
Very stressful and high pressure school. In kindergarten they give kids yellow cards and red cards for accademic and poor behavior. My child had a health problem and needed to use to the restroom and the teacher said that she needed to use reward points to go to the bathroom. My 1st grader was understanding the stuff taught but was not doing the worksheets quickly as the teacher wanted. So she would get yellow cards or threatened with yellow cards and it really made her anxious. She associated yellow cards with being bad. I tried to talk to her about it. But she was wound around and not acting like her self at school. Either crying or complaining about tummy cramps. The principal did not care about my child situation at all. I took her out. Best Choice I have made. She is now ecelling at home!

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i would rate it a 5-for the overall treatment of the kids by staff and teachers. The low CST scores, I blame on parents. It's their responsibility to check and increase studies if student is falling behind in a subject. The teachers can only do so much..the rest is on the student and the parents. I loved that the school provided tutoring 2x a week for 6 weeks for math. NON-ENGLISH speaking kids should have to learn a percentage of english at home (WITH THEIR PARENTS) before being admitted to school. That's what they did with my grandmother. With the economic crisis, the school does lack extra programs and activities. Parents need to take responsibilty in this time of crisis. Hopefully, that will change.

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January 19, 2008
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December 19, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2006
My daughter has been at Lake Canyon since kindergarten, which was the first year it opened. I am very proud to say she attends this school. She has learned so much and the teachers are the best. When she started school she didn't want to go, now she cant wait to get there. Lake Canyon teachers really do care about their students. The principal also makes this the best school ever. She is so involved in all the students well being. She makes them all feel like they can achieve anything. Thank you all of Lake Canyon.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2006
The staff is awesome. There are many experienced teachers and they seem to be very cohesive. This is a brand new school so there is still room for growth, like adding after school enrichment programs for children.

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Lake Canyon Elementary School
800 Lake Canyon Avenue, Galt, CA  95632
(209) 744-5200
Last modified Lake Canyon Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lake Canyon Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top