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Grass Valley, CA
Students enrolled: 311

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16607 Annie Drive
Grass Valley, CA 95949

(530) 272-2319
(530) 274-8761
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April 15, 2015
What a great public school! I have two kids at Alta Sierra and we have had nothing but stellar teachers all these years! I like the small size of this school (about 300 kids) and that the teachers/staff know my children by name as well as the rest of our family. The education includes music, art, and library time which sadly has been cut out of some schools. Parent involvement is very good and parents are encouraged to be an active part in their children's education. All-around excellent school!

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April 02, 2014
Alta Sierra Elementary School has a good office staff and teaching staff, they are in constant contact with parents keeping us updated with daily events that might occur by telephone and emails. They all use first name basis when talking with parents. The school and playgrounds are kept clean, safe and secure to make it nice for the children and the parents can feel secure in knowing how well their children are being taken care of. My daughter really likes her school, teacher and classroom. Thank you, Lynn mother of a 5th grader)

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August 29, 2013
This is my son's third year at AS. I find this school to be academically stellar. Couple great academics with a kind, respectful and caring atmosphere and you have the ingredients for a well educated and morally great kid. Parents are ultimately responsible for their child's education; there is a tremendous amount of parental support at AS. This support is evidenced by the family like atmosphere and overall school spirit. I'm so thankful to have such a fantastic school in my district.

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January 25, 2013
I don't know how it is now, but when I attended this school in fourth and fifth grade (1996-1998), I excelled! I started out hating math, and when I started middle school in sixth grade, I was placed in seventh grade math. A lot of that had to do with the teachers I had, but I think it's great that this school employed such wonderful educators in the first place.

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September 09, 2012
Loving this school and especially the new principal, Mr. Rodriguez! He is very approachable and willing to take the time to address any parent wishes or concerns no matter how small and he genuinely cares about the kids. I think his leadership is going to be a great thing for this school.

- submitted by a parent

July 02, 2012
I believe this school used to be one of the greatest in Nevada county. Lately it has proven to be anything but. The parents seem to be ill informed on what their children are doing or not doing. The staff seems to want to avoid controversy at all costs, so they pretend not to see anything, so the kids are just running around doing whatever they want. Luckily my children have never had problems here, but, sadly enough come home with plenty of stories.

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2012
Like many public schools, your child's education is very dependent on which teacher s/he gets each year, and that is hit or miss in many cases. There are both excellent teachers and very average teachers at most of the grade levels(especially higher up), and who you get is hit or miss.

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October 15, 2011
This school is truly a wonderful place. The teachers are amazing. The principle has a clear vision and a gift of common sense. The have a wonderful art and music program; my son came home from kindergarten "singing" In The Hall Of The Mountain King!!! In all honesty, I could not expect all of these services from a private school, yet we get them from our local public school. This place is an example of how public education can succeed.

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December 19, 2008
This is my childs 2nd year here and ASES prooves it worth once more. Our children are extremely priveledged. A lot of parents who live in foothill communities try to compare their school to this school. No other school in the foothills compares to this one. The parent involvement is tremendous and the children are extremely bright. My only suggestion is the lack of an organized music program.

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August 23, 2007
My son started Kindergarden this year at ASES. This school is fabulous. I have been to alot of schools in my life and dealt with different schools but this one really does reign superior! The teachers are amazing, the campus is imaculate and the ciriculum is way up to par.

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February 22, 2006
My son is in 4th grade at alta sierra school and it is his first year there, the school is wonderful and the parents and teachers are very involved.

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January 13, 2006
Alta Sierra school rates the very highest in all levels of academic programs, including learning other languages, sign language, music, art, sports. The level of parent involvement is phenomenal and the principal Mrs. Rath is of the highest reverence. This is truly an amazing school that is a blue ribbon elementary school. I am so proud to have the opportunity to allow my daughter to be educated at this very fine school.

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March 25, 2005
This is one great school. The staff is extremely personable with both the parents and children as well. The principal is physically outside on site every morning to greet the children/parents/busses, etc. I love this school and only wish all elementary school children were as fortunate as these children are to have such a dedicated and caring staff.

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Alta Sierra Elementary School
16607 Annie Drive, Grass Valley, CA  95949
(530) 272-2319
Last modified Alta Sierra Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Alta Sierra Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top