10
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Schools serving similar student populations most often got a: 9
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SCORES ARE FROM 1 TO 10
8
Test scores for low-income students
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School leader:  Kara Rydman
2005 Knollcrest
Irvine, CA 92603-1600

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(949) 936-5400
(949) 936-5409
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Best known for
"We are best known for partnership with parents."

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    After, Before
  • Dress policy
    None, Dress code
  • Transportation
    Buses / vans provided for students
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Arts
    Band, Orchestra, Choir / Chorus, Painting
  • Student clubs
    Yearbook
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47 reviews

Community rating

How would you rate your experience at this school?

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1 STAR
12

Recent Comments


Overall:
Submitted by a parent · April 20, 2016
My Grandson attended Alderwood K-4th. I had the pleasure of taking and picking him up daily and also during that time was able to volunteer much of my time to this school. If your children are fortunate enough to attend this school you will... more

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Submitted by a parent · April 15, 2016
It only takes one meeting or presentation from this Principal to know that she is not capable. She lacks personality and if the district has not noticed, the school has not received a National Blue Ribbon recognition since she has arrived. If... more

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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

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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

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About this school

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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Last modified: June 2, 2016
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.
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