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Herald, CA
Students enrolled: 414

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11755 Ivie Road
Herald, CA 95638

(209) 748-2313
(209) 748-5798
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November 20, 2014
Seeing the rating and negative reviews, I was nervous about sending my children to Arcohe. However, upon visiting and touring the school, I was quite pleased with what I saw. My children have been attending Arcohe for over a year now and I couldn't be more pleased. The teachers my children had last year and this year are phenomenal and truly care about the success of their students. The new principal and the superintendent are friendly and very involved in the school activities. I'm excited to see we will have a music program at the school soon because extracurricular activities are sparse, as they are in most schools since the budget crisis. It's unfortunate that disgruntled people would post such negative reviews of Arcohe. In my opinion, they must have had another agenda. I'm glad I visited Arcohe to see for myself what a great school it really is.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2014
I am a former student and now currently attend the University of Alabama. Should say all there is to say about Arcohe. Definitely building the foundation for a great education there.

- submitted by a community member
January 24, 2014
I have to say this school is one of the worst the teachers are not helpful to the kids in any way the principal himself is a joke they pick on kids talk about kids and there family's someone should really do something about this pretty soon no doubt will they have a huge lawsuit on them.. I would not recommend this school to anyone..

- submitted by a community member
September 23, 2013
I am incredibly disappointed with the quality of education my children are receiving at Arcohe. We moved into the district from another nearby one-school school district. The thinking was that the experience at Arcohe would be very similar to that at Oak View. Not even close!!! I can't put my finger on exactly what the issue(s) is/are, but all I know is that Arcohe doesn't seem like the place it was when I attended 20 years ago. The teachers gripe about the administration and the Board, the parents gripe about the teachers, administration and Board, and nothing ever seems to improve. At least the test scores had improved 2 years ago. That gave us all a glimmer of hope. Now that they've gone back down (especially when our old school's scores just keep improving year after year - or at least remaining relatively constant), it just brings out the same old negative feelings on the part of the parents. It's time for the Board to stop micro-managing and it's time for the professional educators to educate without worrying about who is breathing down their necks. I sure miss Oak View!

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2013
I believe that Arcohe staff is trying but... The problem is with the school board members and their inability to make smart business decisions. They are not "business minded and have made some bad decisions for the school. They base their decisions on their friendships and they look out for each other. If you go against them or challenge them on a business matter, they will leave the board room and make sure that everyone knows how wrong they think you are and why you should be ignored by their "circle of friends". Instead why don't they show everyone why they think they made the correct decision and standing up for themselves with the facts? It feels like they are still in their high school years. It's sad that they make new comers feel so uncomfortable to speak up. If you are looking for a small town atmosphere in a good community then this is the place. Just try to ignore the adult clicks that we teach our children are not appropriate.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2013
The state testing scores are going up. The anti-bullying program is in its second year. The theories from a popular philosophy, "Love and "Logic" are encouraged. Math night and Art night were a success this year. The real bullying I witness daily at Arcohe is against the teachers coming from several, but not all, parents. Squeaky gears get grease, I guess. The school is not experiencing success IN SPITE of the teachers, but in part, because of the teachers. Supportive parents help, and they are appreciated. Teachers are currently experiencing defamation and character and career assassination via Facebook (specifically). Part of life and the school experience is learning to respectfully deal with people who are different than you. I had several teachers I didn't "like". My parents may not have "liked" them either, but they didn't bash them at the time in front of me. Now, I am able to work with and among people I don't necessarily "like", but you'd never know it--because I have learned some measure of grace. There is an issue at work here that is more based on entitlement than this specific school. Please DO check this school out, & when you review it online, use spell-check!

- submitted by a community member
January 27, 2013
I believe Arcohe is headed back to the way it used to be. That is when the school was the desired school to be attending. The staff is working hard at improving all aspects in the school. There have been many positive changes in the last year or two.One of which is the improved STAR test scores. The other is the Falcon feather awards. The school is going to be implementing another program. This program will be a great positive for the students and staff. I have had 2 children attend Arcohe grades K-8. I now have 2 more attending. I feel the changes we are seeing now are good ones and I am glad to have a school that is getting better..

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2013
THE FACTS are.......Arcohe School, like many other schools, has seen it's ups and downs. TODAY the school has a strong administration that's working hard to lead the incredibly devoted staff and diverse student population to excellence. Last year, despite budget cuts, Arcohe students reached a score of 800 on state tests, just proving how well the students, staff, and parents are working together to improve this little school. I wish more of the people rating this school would get involved and help instead of just complaining and switching schools. This school has incredible potential. I LOVE ARCOHE SCHOOL!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
March 03, 2012
The last two postings were written by the same person. Notice that Arcohe is misspelled in the title the same way, and in the body of the letter it is spelled correctly in both. There are other words misspelled throughout the review. I guess they don't have spell check. There are some disgruntled people that are making these wild accusations with nothing to back them.They just want to cause trouble. Come to the school and see for yourself. Talk with our super/principal, and see that these accusations are not true. Our teachers are caring and want their students to succeed. They take pride in their students,wanting them to be the best they can be. Please come see for yourself, it is not the way it has been posted.

- submitted by a community member
February 28, 2012
Nothing Changes At Archoe! Over the years I have talked many times with the principals and the superintendents about serious issues regarding my children's education at Arcohe School. They would always agree with me! Quote... "Yes Mrs.**** this is an issue, we are aware of this and we are implementing some "new procedures", or a "training class" etc..to address this issue. Yet, the Scores continue to drop & the innappropriate behavior of teacher's continues! The teachers continue to act like immature children when they are asked about specific innappropriate issues that have occurred. It is the child who ends up with consequences instead of the TEACHER! The teachers can not handle any criticiszm whether it is constructive or not! Each teacher wants and continues to do things their own way. The situatuion is hopeless unless drastic measures with swift consequences are implemented!

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2012
Busy Work! Open Book Tests! No Homework! Getting A's. That is Archoe School in a nutshell. Getting an A is like winning first place in a class of ONE. Our poor kids are big fish in small ponds and will be eaten by sharks when they leave the Arcohe cocoon. The last post couldn't have testified the TRUTH about Arcohe better! What can we do as a parent besides complain!??? Next move is State School Board.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2011
As a new parent to the school, I'm also disappointed with Arcohe's current overall rating / sch. performance. However, I refuse to turn by back to our neighborhood school. My advise: Be active! Make time! We now have all day kinder. and new admin. , we are moving in the right direction from the bottom up & top bottom. With active parents and a focus on student achievement; Arcohe will have no choice but to succeed. I refuse to accept anything less....

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2011
The school board is laughable. They do not want to hear financial FACTS which may be discouraging. They are more interested in what school holidays affect thier children or what type of vegatable is served at school lunch, this is the level of thier expertise. They now have a Superintendant that tells them what they want to hear and avoids any conflict that might upset the board. Don't try to talk with them on an adult level, all you will get is head shaking and eye rolling. What a joke!

- submitted by a community member
April 21, 2011
I agree with "worst ever dealt with" as I too saw and heard the staff discussing parent and student personal information in the front office. I also had a teacher discuss my issues about my child out in front of two other parents while waiting for parent pick-up/bus after school. She was loud and in my opinion out of control and spoke to me like I was a child about my student. I also agree that the language teacher was rude and thought only her opinion mattered regarding my child and was not open to other dicussion. I plan on filing a formal complaint against her. I volunteered in my childs classroom and noticed that the teacher seemed to single out certain students and ignored others. I also noticed that she was rude to some parents but not to all. I plan on moving my child to another school this fall because of all of my concerns and I am very disappointed in this small rural area school and the actions that were displayed to me this past year.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2011
This school is the worst I have ever dealt with. They are not focused on helping children. I have witnessed teachers man-handling students, staff discussing student & parent personal information in the front office for everyone to hear, and teachers becoming aggressive and in the face with parents. I have volunteered in the classroom and seen children who were singled out and others were ignored. When I asked what I could do to help my child with language arts I was told point blank that I should not be coaching to change testing scores. Teachers do not encourage home-school cooperation. From reading the other reviews it is apparent I m not the only parent who feels this way, but the teachers have a different opinion. Some teachers may make the effort, but not the ones I worked with this year. The teacher we have is constantly flustered and angry, short with the children, and rude to a few different parents though not all. We are in the process of moving districts because this is not how I want my child s school experience to be. The academics were in-line with our previous school and the workload was a good fit.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2011
Arcohe is an excellent school with very devoted teachers and other staff members. So many of our staff members give above and beyond what is expected in their contract. Countless hours of volunteer time and out of pocket donations are given each and every year. Some teachers donate their time to coaching sports teams, running after school tutoring and enrichment programs etc. The students are lucky to be in such a safe, caring environment each and every day.

- submitted by a teacher
April 04, 2011
As a staff member at Arcohe, I want to take a moment to reflect some positive aspects of current staff members. One teacher stays at school late into the evening, nearly every evening. One teacher regularly comes in on the weekend to grade papers. One teacher has spent the equivalent of one entire paycheck on classroom supplies over one year. One teacher tutors current & past students who need it for free. One teacher hands out her home number so that parents can always call her when they need it. One teacher buys every sport fundraising, girl scout cookie, and 4-H raffle ticket she is offered. Teachers that currently teach at this school have painted, bought clothes for students, pulled weeds, funded on-site field trips, and gone far above and beyond their job descriptions. Let us remember that we tend to view the past with nostalgia and fondness. Great teachers existed in the past, and great teachers will come in the future-and there are great teachers at this school now, too. Do not forget the stellar parents who spend hours at Arcohe, lead scout groups & 4-H groups, support teachers, and do not hesitate to give their time & money to the student population. 4 what it's worth.

- submitted by a teacher
February 23, 2011
Horrible school! Teachers and staff bully students and parents. Staff shares confidential student information with unauthorized people. They discourage parental input and if you try to voice your opinion about your own child they talk down to you while flaunting their credentials. They then actively discourage you from interacting in your child's education at all. What good teachers were at this school have all left or been forced out.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2010
The school is a mess - I opted my 5 year old to attend Oakview instead and plan to do the same with the rest of my children. Sorry, but I can't contribute my ADA $ to a failing school who can get a grip. I see a decline in attendance due to many more parents in the community seeking alternative options. Which will lead to a decline in $ and more problems with less than stellar teachers. A sad story -- only 4 years ago this school was identified distinguish....

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2008
This school is nothing like it used to be. The administration leaves a lot to be desired. The new 'rules' they have implemented over the past few years are over-the-top. The menu is unhealthy. They worry so much about test scores that they have forgotten what business they are in: educating our children! Much improvement is needed....

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
The school is fine but the bus situation is terrible. The middle school kids are out of control and no one seems to know how to keep the trouble makers off the bus.

- submitted by a community member
February 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2007
I attended this school from Kindergarten to 8th grade & made some great memories there. I foundly recall Mr. Wold, Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Hardage. I love the fact that is still a small school, and still has the K-8 classes.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2004
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Arcohe Elementary School
11755 Ivie Road, Herald, CA  95638
(209) 748-2313
Last modified Arcohe Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Arcohe Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top