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6051 Sunburst Drive
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

(760) 366-8459
(760) 366-5364
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June 07, 2015
A very good community based, close knit school. My children loved the staff and the activities. We will miss the school and the sense of community.

- submitted by a parent

April 08, 2014
I have two children who attend Joshua Tree Elementary School. I have been very impressed with the level of dedication and professionalism of the teachers, administrator and staff. The teachers care about the students and spend countless hours volunteering before and after school to ensure the students are getting extracurricular activities, such as theater. All of the teachers I have come in contact with seem to genuinely care about their students and want to do everything they can to help them succeed. I am proud to say my children are "Owls" of Joshua Tree Elementary School!

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2014
My son is in Mary Lou Mohns special Ed Pre-School. Before he started the class at the age of 3 he was diagnosed with a lot of disorders at Loma Linda Childrens Hospital. He had speech delays, prevasive developmental disorder, ADHD, Sensory processing disorder, seizures, etc. After 7 months of going to this class he started increasing his vocabulary and his behaviors went from at least one tantrum per hour to maybe one or two if any per week. He no longer needs Speech therapy or occupational therapy. Pacific Clinic therapist attributed his progress to Mary Lou. Up until then nothing worked. They had 5 adults working with the kids when I was there which makes the staff to student ration very high. My son really likes one of the teachers in the class named Dana.

- submitted by a parent

December 18, 2013
Very disappointed in the Principal and 6th grade teacher, Mrs. H. they are not there for the enrichment of children. They both should be ashamed at destroying self-esteem in children. I'm appalled, really!

- submitted by a community member

January 25, 2012
Fantastic school! Since transferring here, our daughter has felt much more secure. The principal and teachers are very dedicated to providing the best eduction possible to the students. The staff is also professional and caring.

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April 20, 2011
Scraping the bottom of the barrel for teachers or any of the staff period. Selling my house just to move my children to another school. Keep your kids away

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April 16, 2010
The staff is very friendly and helpful. Also my 2 grandchildren go there and they love their school and teacher as well.

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August 11, 2006
I have read all the reviews on this site now about this school and pretty much all of them are bad reviews...My son has been in this school since the first day of kindergarten and it was not that great of a school...He is now going into the third grade and I am happy to leave him there because the new principal, Mr. Hess, has really turned the school around making it a pleasant school to have your child enrolled at...When my 18 month old son starts school I will be more than happy to enroll him at JTES

- submitted by a parent

December 31, 2004
My son attended the early childhood programs at JTE. He enjoyed it very much. The special education staff is attentive and dedicated.

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August 09, 2003
My son went there for kindergarden, and he had a wonderful teacher, she was caring and took the time to talk to me anytime I had a question or she had a concern. This he will be returning and I hope he will have another good year there, with he new teacher.

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July 08, 2003
I had one of my daughters in this school a few years ago when she was physically attacked by another student. The school did nothing about it stating that it was her word against his. While she was on honor role, with no record of trouble, and he was listed as a trouble maker. I pulled her out for a year. I then had to put her as well as three other of my kids in the school and near the end of the school year I learned through independent testing that my youngest had no reading skills at all, and extremely low math skills. The school had informed me that he was doing just fine on both aspects. I was very disappointed in this school overall.

- submitted by a community member

June 13, 2003
We enrolled our grandson into Joshua Tree elementary school. He missed a full day of school with another student, (who had been previously expelled) without even a phone call to us, from the school, to inquire about his absense. We thought he was in school that day, and anything could have happened before we were even aware that he was missing. When asked, the principal explained their lack of funds was the reason we were not contacted, so we immediately offered to volunteer our time to help, so this would not happen in the future with possibly terrible results for a child. Our offer was turned down by the principal. Parent involvement is discouraged and shunned. When a bus broke down, delaying the return of the children from a field trip, long after the end of a school day, the parents were not notified. Also, this school placed our grandson in a special reading program that he did not need. We pulled our grandson out and placed him in a private school where he tested above average and where his grades have improved dramatically. I would not again enroll a child in Joshua Tree elementary, the class sizes are small, but the administration of this school is worse than any I have ever seen.

- submitted by a community member
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Joshua Tree Elementary School
6051 Sunburst Drive, Joshua Tree, CA  92252
(760) 366-8459
Last modified Joshua Tree Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Joshua Tree Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top