We love College View Elementary School! I have 2 kids here and we love it. The teachers are SUPER dedicated and LOVE their "Wild Cats" and it shows!! They go above and beyond to help your child achieve their very best! I have been very impressed with our teaching staff! My kids love going to school here!! Can't wait for another amazing year to start!
We came from another school in the district 2 years ago. Making the transfer was a decision I was not taking lightly. I looked at test scores, at how the principals reviews & test scores had been at their previous schools, I peeked in the windows on the weekends, read every review I could find, you name it I did it! I did so much research my husband though I had gone crazy! I wanted to make sure thay I was doing the right thing for my kids. Thankfully I can now call it one of the best parenting decisions I have ever made. The teachers at College View are beyond amazing! They are always make sure that every student gets the special attention that she/he needs. In the past 3 years, 2 of our teachers has been honored with the title "Teacher of the year" in the district. Mrs. Smith our principal is also doing a fabulous job! Times are tough in public education and each year the state gives less and less Mrs. Smith does an amazing job in not letting that effect the level of education our kids get at College View. Our PTA is a very hard working group that organizes many activities, fieldtrips and assembly's. They surely add to the big family feel we have at College View. Go Wildcats!!
I think College View would do better academically if parents played a more active role in their child's education. Unfortunately, several students live far enough away that their parents don't participate in activities. PTA is doing their best with a small group of parents. Fellow parents, it's time to become active participants in our children's education. Our teachers are so welcoming, they love having us parents in their classrooms. And let's join the PTA!
I only gave it 4 out of the 5 stars because of the principal, Mrs. Smith. If it weren't for her, I would have given College View 5 stars. I think she is a selfish, pretentious woman who cares more about her paycheck than any of the children or her staff. Multiple calls to the Superintendent's office have yielded unacceptable answers. However, the teachers and other staff are absolutely WONDERFUL. My child learned a lot at this school. The teachers were compassionate and caring... and with better guidance, I think this school would have gotten a higher rating than a "6" as posted on greatschools.org. I heard Principal Smith was run out of her previous school, so I hope that the OVSD wises up and realizes SHE is the reason they are losing students.
I love Collegeview.All my children have went there. I would change it for the world. The teacher's and staff are awesome.The teachers' all take their time and show the most perfect attention to their students. My kids always come home with good things to stay about their teachers and staff. That is what makes a parent happy. Thank you Collegeview for being a great impact on my childrens education.
I love Mrs. Smith. She is very interested in the children. She spends lots of her time getting to know the kids and parents. My daughter has had 2 awesome teachers so far. She is only in first grade hince the 2 teachers. College view has lots of challenges that some other schools are fortuneate not to have but The PTA is working very hard to give the best to the children. The only wish I would have is for more parents to get involved!
New principal is not that great. She does not support parent or sibling participation. Love the teachers but wish Dr. White would have never left.
My oldest son transferred from the Los Alamitos High School District when we moved from that area ten years ago. That was a difficult time for our family because the schools in Rossmoor were considered so amazing, but honestly, our son received a better education once he was at College View. We were blessed with brilliant, highly educated teachers. We have two young children there now and could not be happier still. It has been years of wonderful learning and memories for our family. We are very grateful to the staff of College View. Dr. White, thank for all you did to turn things around!
I am soo proud to have my children attending college view. Academically they are doing above and beyond what I had imagined. They enjoy going to school every day. The teachers are wonderful, easy to communicate with and show an overall love and concern for the children and what they should be learning. Dr. White has done an amazing job with the school since she has come on board. Way to go College View!!
Dr. White and Staff are AWESOME!!! My kids are motivated, happy and love everything about school and their teachers. College View is the best kept secret in HB:)..... or it was.
Check out those scores! Way to go Dr.White and staff. My older child has moved on to middle school and my younger one is in 2nd grade. I am the luckiest parent to have been at this school for 6+ years. The teaching staff has only one goal..your child. The teachers always respond to their emails and return your phone calls. The principal is almost always walking around the classrooms observing the lessons. Love the awards assemblies,fundraiser incentive parties,bookfair,skate nights, jog-a-thon,full color year book,grade level plays,kite day you name it. The library is stocked full of current favorites as well as old classics. This is what being a kid is all about. The parent volunteers are there working hard and planning all week long. Keep up the good work College View....(P/S I'm not really a parent...I'm a Wildcat Mom!)
Both of my children have a love for learning because of the dedicated teachers and staff at College View. As far as earlier complaints about lengths of recess and lunch, I don't think people are aware that the state mandates minutes required for these times. Also, the state sets the curriculum for ELL and English Only standards. They both are mandated and the school does follow them rigorously. It is not a teacher's personal choice per se to only work with a certain set of students. All students are taught to their differentiated level districtwide. The student population is "balanced" which I prefer for my children who will be able to function in the "real world". There is a ton of parent involvement and opportunities for families to become involved. I am a teacher in another district so I really am able to see that College View is wonderful!
College View is a hidden treasure in Ocean View School District. The dedicated staff ensures success for every student. I am very proud to be part of the wildcat family. Three teachers send their children to College View!
My son has been going to this school since preppie K and each year he has had great teachers and made great friends. I love that the class sizes are smaller and the attention that he gets. Keep up the good work College View!
We have a diverse ethnic collection of students with a mix of middle class students. The school sponsored my family during Christmas time and helped with gifts for my kids. The staff is dedicated to our students education and the well being of our families. I wouldn't send my kids anywhere else.
Our son has been attending CollegeView since he was in Kindergarten and he is currently finishing the fifth grade. We've had two lady principles which have been quite different from each other as well as a few teachers have left or came on board recently. I applaud all the staff for all that they do. They all care about the children and it shows. Our son loves this school and we will all be sad to leave . I have been impressed with the open communication between all the staff and our family. As the saying goes...you get out of it what you put in! The education, field trips, staff, the children and the after school program have been great. It is a well balanced school and I think any child that comes to this school is blessed. Bottom line-Our son enjoys going to school and his grades are great.
Yeah! The scores are up! My girls love this school. We have had great teachers and the kids club is excellent. It is a very warm, caring and loving environment
I've had no complaints with this school or Mrs. Jaquin, the principal. My son excelled in Ms. Mitchell's First Grade class, participated in reading groups and became more and more enthusiastic with reading. His level grew immensely throughout the school year. Mrs. Jaquin knew my son's name and that I was his parent whenever we ran into each other, she seemed genuinely concerned and involved with all the students. She is implementing changes that will better the school given time. I appreciate all the staff's efforts and look forward to another year at College View. We had the choice to move out of the school's boundaries and we chose to stay. My son is invested in the school, teachers and fellow students. We love this school. Kids Club, on site before/after school care, is fantastically convenient and a bonus that other districts do not have.
I love this school. My children have all excelled at this school. The teacher's are very dedicated. I would recommend if you are looking for a high quality school.
The quality of education is rapidly declining at this school. My daughter's teacher had no communication with the parents until I complained about it. The principal has no control of what is going on in the classroom and I fell the children are suffering because of it.
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