« Back to compare
/ / / School Profile

Contact this school

47-368 Monroe Street
Indio, CA 92201

School website
(760) 863-1544
(760) 863-1540
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Dr. Reynaldo J. Carreon Jr. Academy address.

June 05, 2014
Great school above standards of teaching .Staff very friendly. Principal not sure how I feel my child seems to be afraid of her but I'm not to sure if that's a good thing or bad would've got 5 stars .

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2014
The teachers at this school have no time for parents. If your child is falling behind they will not let you know until you ask how they are doing or until you go for there first ReportCard. They fail to give them one on one help because in there words there is no time. The teacher has her break and that's her time not your child's.They have a zero tolerance for bad behavior, but they also punish kids for any little thing. The Principal loves to yell at the kids, some of the teachers do the same. And when I say Yelling I mean they get all up on the kids faces and go off. Kids are like little soldiers here. So if your child is doing good academically then good but if not go somewhere else. Same your children the stress and the bulling from the teachers here. And the attitude you will get from the principal that love to talk to the parents like there 5yrs old.

- submitted by a parent

May 12, 2014
The principal is not trained on how to deal with bullying. I am calling the board of education on this matter. It is evident that she likes the hispanoc children more than the caucasion. My advice would be to find another school if hour child is caucasion.

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2012
This school is a big part on our community not only with the best teachers but students as well I am proud to be part of this school.

- submitted by a parent

May 09, 2011
Worst traffic problems / parking issues of any school I have EVER seen in my lifetime, specially during drop off at 9am and pick-up 2:55pm. No one is around to monitor this traffic. The principal just seems to look the other way. Teachers are mainly concerned with testing... lots and lots of testing. Yet my child used to thrive much better at his previous school, and things only went downhill after he started Dr. Carreon. My child's teacher is not very communicative, and I don't always have access to her. Not the most ideal situation.

- submitted by a parent

December 16, 2010
Considering they say they have zero tolerance for bad behavior, I had to on several occassions speak to the teacher about my son being harrassed by a boy in his class. Eventually I went to speak to the principal because the harrassment got so bad I didn't understand why the teacher was allowing it. Upon speaking to the the principaI I was APPALLED to hear that she would NOT accept that this was happening! She acknowledged that my son was a student with no behavior problems, but yet she was determined to not accept that another students bad behavior was being permitted. Come to find out the student who was harrassing my son already had a record of bad behavior & finally did get in trouble for harrassing my son. I still don't understand how it is he got in trouble but yet the principal would not accept the problem? Maybe she refused to accept that their zero tolerance was not as they would like to pretend & harrassment really is going on in her school? Maybe if the adults there focused on the children & weren't so stressed out about test scores, things would improve. I pulled my children out of that school as I did not feel that safety was their #1 priority.

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2010
I finally got my kid out of this school. This school never sends home graded school/homework. Teachers have no contol over their classrooms. It is common practice to always send the child home no matter how small the infraction. They will insist the problem is your child and they need to see a psychologist.My child is at a new school & is doing better than ever. Graded papers come home, no complaints from teachers or principal, no need for a psychologist or special ed., and guess what my child made student of the month. For years I was made to feel like the problem was my child. But once I took my child out of Dr. Carreon my child thrived & blossomed into the most awesome kid. Good luck to all who decides to go there. I truly hope you don't have the same bad experience that my family had.

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2010
I agree with a post on May 20, 09'. It is true that every little silly thing your child does gets a referral and even suspension. The teachers and even the principal cannot tolerate typical child behaviors. It is also true that the principal is rude and talks down to parents. I had never been treated like this before by any other principal/school staff. They try to be too strict, and yet.. they cannot handle their own "high standards." Also, the traffic inside the school grounds at 2:55pm is HORRIBLE... I was actually rear ended inside the school by a RUDE driver who was in a "hurry" to get out of the school parking lot - this has never happened to me at any other school. I know of 3 other parents in same situation here. Luckily, I'm moving next year, and my son will FINALLY leave this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 24, 2010
This school has very high standards for both teachers and students. The teachers from each grade work together to create creative and motivational approaches to each area of the curriculum. From kindergarten on expectations are high and parents are involved.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 31, 2009
This is a great school, the only problem are uniforms. No carnivals, year book, winter pictures, family night (B-B-Q) activities...sports, drama, music. It need more stuff. Teachers are great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 20, 2009
I agree with what Marti Ramirez said. They are too hung up on test scores and are clueless on how to handle typical child behavior. Any little thing gets a referral. The principal is rude and talks down to the parents. If you are even a minute late (or what they consider late) they chide you on it . They have no art or music class and PE is only once a week. It's all about the test scores at this school and if your child doesn't measure up they harass you and your child until you leave.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 04, 2008
I've been a substitute at this school, and I would say that discipline is higher on their priority list than most schools in the district I have mixed feelings about that. I once had a group for only 30 minutes, and another teacher interrupted my teaching to ask me if something a student had said was true. On the other hand, there is something to be said for a polite, well trained group.

- submitted by a community member

January 03, 2008
This is the best school ever and the level of instruction is above average.

- submitted by a parent

October 27, 2006
Dr. Carreon is a wonderful school that focuses on high academic achievement with a stong emphasis on manners. Being a pre-med medical magnet school also makes this a top notch place for students to attend. It is unbelievable how much technology is in these classrooms! The principal is tough on behavior so there are little to no problems in the classroom which fosters an environment for learning. I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2006
Dr. Carreon is a great school, but there are a few areas that need improvement. I think that the principal should show more involvement, and not be so consumed with test scores. And, it would be nice if they would offer some after school programs like other schools (Mountain Vista).

- submitted by a parent

December 30, 2004
I have very mixed emotions about this school. I fell that they are so wrapped up in little things that the children do instead of first talking to the children their way is to write a referral. Just last month for the first time did I attend a parent teacher meeting, and other schools have already had several. Another thing is if the first grade teachers applied even half of the time they spend writting referral for silly reasons, apply that time to the studies our children would do much better on their test scores. These scores being taken on things that the teachers themselves have said they havent gone over with the children on! And they wait for the very last minute to let parents know about anything that is going on.

- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »

Nearby homes and rentals

Last modified: October 28, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Dr. Reynaldo J. Carreon Jr. Academy
47-368 Monroe Street, Indio, CA  92201
(760) 863-1544
Last modified Dr. Reynaldo J. Carreon Jr. Academy is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dr. Reynaldo J. Carreon Jr. Academy Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top