out of 10


Schools serving similar student populations most often got a: 9
Test scores for low-income students

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School leader:  Kara Rydman
2005 Knollcrest
Irvine, CA 92603-1600

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Submitted by a parent · July 18, 2015
If you consider changing school and if your kids are boy, I wouldn't recommend this school. We left Alderwood last year because of same reasons the other parents posted. It was the best decision we ever made for my kid. We tried Summer Camp at... more

Submitted by a parent · June 24, 2014
What has happened at this school is very sad. District placed a principal here who has no ability, personality, or knowledge to oversee a school with such a fine reputation. Ten staff members left her first year. Office staff quit mid-year and... more

Submitted by a parent · June 18, 2014
As this school year ends it is evident that the teaching staff is getting "clicky" and god help you if your child doesn't end up in one of the "clicky" teachers classrooms. The divisiveness between staff members is being reflected in the... more

Submitted by a parent · June 11, 2014
My child has been in this school for 5 years and is the 5th/6th combo class. We have been lucky to have the best teachers every year. But I have been most disappointed this year by the Administration. The principal does not participate in any... more

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A special strength of our educational program includes the many parents who volunteer in our classrooms as well as the generosity and support of the Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF). Parent participation is a hallmark of Alderwood’s culture. The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a very important partner in our school programs. There are numerous opportunities to become involved at Alderwood from classroom volunteers to fundraising events to parent education nights to being an official duplicator. The strong partnership between parents and staff has formed what is described as the “Alderwood Difference.” In addition to Back to School Night parent presentations, parents of students who are not achieving are invited to a Student Study Team meeting to review resources and plan interventions. Family activities during the year include family PTA programs such as Family Festival and Movie night, Book fairs, and many more. Awards assemblies and student performances further encourage parents to be involved. There are parent education nights hosted by the site and the district to increase the involvement of parents of children with special program needs. Parents and community representatives are involved in planning, implementing and evaluating Alderwood programs.


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Alderwood Elementary School
2005 Knollcrest, Irvine, CA  92603-1600
(949) 936-5400
Last modified Alderwood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Alderwood Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 80 reviews. Top