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100 Honors
Irvine, CA 92620

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August 29, 2015
VERY DISAPPOINTED that there's so much politics at this school! Teacher assignment is a "black box" but it's clear that parents can influence assignments through politicking or donating. When the highly desired Teacher of the Year has a class chock-full of kids whose parents are influential in the school while remaining classes are loaded with new students, it make you wonder if this is a public or private institution. Parents who want to exert that much influence should just send their kids to private school, but shame on Stonegate for allowing itself to be influenced in this manner.

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August 25, 2015
These teachers and staff are top notch. The whole culture of the school helps to build character as well as stellar academic critical thinkers. We have enjoyed our time here thus far.

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March 28, 2015
My child attended this school. The demographics do not offer enough diversity. The student body is predominantly Asian. Unless your child is, too, then they may not feel as though they fit in as my child felt. It is a pressure-cooker environment with the parental mentality to push the kids. A lot of families here transferred from Woodbury Elementary so your child may not even attend school with neighborhood kids from Stonegate or Portola Springs. I gave the score an extra star for having a newer campus with some technology for the kids.

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January 24, 2014
Lots of after school program on campus and in CDC. Students are hard working and well behaved. lots of extra curriculum activities but the core curriculum program of the school is not strong. Teacher relies a lot on parent volunteering.

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October 23, 2013
Great school because of great students and involved parents, not the teachers and administration. Teachers I've met seem detached and only there for the paychecks, and also seem lazy because of great, motivated students. Hope the teachers see this review and take it as a challenge and maybe a wake-up call.

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October 02, 2013
The Principal at this school puts his teachers first and the students second. I agree with the other parent about him being less and less caring. I would also add that he is unethical. Make sure you keep and document everything, because if you ever deal with him your dealing with a snake. I see the reason why they didn't want him at the district. The children at this school seem to be well behaved. The front office staff is great! The Teachers are good however there are a few that should retire.

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June 11, 2013
This school is getting out of control and increasing the number of students is compromising the quality of education our kids are getting. The principal seems to be less and less caring and attentive to our students and their families.

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April 18, 2013
In response to the last post... "Only problem: The School majority is Asian and the Parents expect them to study as if they are in college." That is a negative and stereotypical comment. When did Asians being a majority at a school become a problem? Please stop evaluating schools based on the ethnic background of students! The principal, teachers, parents, and students make Stonegate a great school! To my knowledge, (due to budget cuts) it is the PTA that funds the PE and Music program.

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August 05, 2011
My son ended her kindergarten year with success and is looking forward to first grade.

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April 15, 2010
Best Elementary School in Irvine!! Staff is top notch! And children are well behaved. You really get the Irvine school district experience at this school! The test scores show what's going on at this school!

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June 02, 2009
Size matters! Westwood thrives on it's being half the size of IUSD's targeted '(large) economy of scale.' It's best feature (small enough to be a community) will be gone when moving to the Stonegate compound next year. 4 different principals in 4 years hasn't effected this school as it's community was strong and teacher and parental leadership are good.

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August 16, 2007
We chose WB+ for oldest when she started Kindergarten in 1998 and now my 4th child is in 1st grade. Warm, consistent, developmentally appropriate, academically challenging, creative, and, most importantly, a school that kids look forward to going to every day! Maybe that's why I haven't heard of the discipline/disruption problems that face other schools.

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August 13, 2007
My daughter ended her kindergarten year with success and is looking forward to first grade. Both my husband and I are teachers and was amazed how much we love Westwood in every area. It is the best school, hands down.

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May 27, 2007
For the 4 years that my children have attended Westwood Basics, I have found the experience to be outstanding academically and socially. The teachers and office staff are supportive, encouraging and personable. They provide the best possible learning and growing environment for the children. The PTA, parents and community are deeply committed to the enrichment of the children. I consider ourselves truly fortunate to have a public school of this caliber in our neighborhood. Westwood Basics is a school that all schools should emulate.

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January 06, 2007
The school seems to be more organized and focused since Dr. Thompson arrived this summer.

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April 16, 2004
My daughter started grade K here in 2003. The teachers here have been more that great. Mrs. Garner has made this such a wonderful experience for my daughter, as she loves school. I also love it here, and have also met many many great new friends (other moms). I encourage you to try this school if you have been looking for a great Irvine elementary.

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Stonegate Elementary School
100 Honors, Irvine, CA  92620
(949) 936-6450
Last modified Stonegate 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.
Stonegate Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top