Deerfield was named a California Distinguished School in 2006 and is nominated for a Blue Ribbon. Staff is amazing and dedicated; new principal Ms. McKeown is high energy and down to earth; PTA is very supportive and doing innovative things this year. School lay-out is not great--1970's open plan style.
We moved in the middle of the schoolyear and our neighborhood school didn't have space, so one of our children had to go to this school. It wasn't a very good experience! Our daughter got bullied on an everyday basis without getting help. Compared to other schools in Irvine we cannot recommend this one and we were very happy when our daughter could transfer to another Irvine school, where students and parents are treated with much more respect.
Deerfield is a great place since Dr. Thompson arrived. She has brought a whole new personality and sense of purpose to the school. The students love her, the teachers and parents respect her, and everyone seems to be getting along better since she arrived. There is more discipline and students are held accountable for their actions. The API for the school grew 30 points last year so she must be doing something right!
This school seems to be well run. The staff at this school, from the principal to the teachers and office personel, have been very helpful. Each child is treated as an individual and not just a cog in the wheel. The school work seems to be somewhat challenging but fair. It is up to the child to make the effort to succeed.
The music education at Deerfield is wonderful. This program fosters confidence and a love for music. Outstanding staff is sure to inspire future musicians. In my experience, Dr. Thompson has proven to be a highly involved principal and an wonderful leader. She has participated in classroom discussion with parents and seems to be in touch with the pulse of the students. She seems supportive of students, teachers, parents.
Nice school, nice area, nice layout, nice teachers. My child really enjoyed it there.
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