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29001 Sienna Parkway
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694

(949) 234-5349
(949) 364-3952
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September 17, 2013
This school is awesome! They have been able to take the state mandated huge class sizes and develop a system of learning that works! My son is both excited to go to school as well as challenged when he gets there. Starting his third year at Chaparral....he has never had a bad teacher. They have all been actively involved and communicate well. And...the principal is AWESOME!! He is always visible and involved. Cannot say enough good things about this school... staff ...teachers... principal... love this school!

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August 08, 2011
My two children tell me everyday how much they love chaparral. The positive learning environment created by the principal, office staff, and teachers ensures me my children's safety and enables me to notice their growth academically. I am highly impressed with SchoolLoop and the Learning with Laptops Program. Well Done.

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April 01, 2011
Our children have attended Chaparral for the past 6 years and we couldn't be more pleased with the school. It feels more like a private school with opportunities to be actively involved in your child's education in both the classrooms and on the PTA. The principal, office staff, teachers, parents, even the regular substitute teachers, know and care about the kids and do what it takes to be sure the kids are doing their best everyday. We highly recommend Chaparral!

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April 28, 2010
Our kids love the teachers and while I miss our old Principal it is still one of the best in the OC.

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January 21, 2010
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January 21, 2010
My son has been in the pre-school program and it is excellent. The teachers are incredible and I feel is well prepared for the next kindergarten.

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September 29, 2009
Chaparral Elementary is an amazing learning community! The principal, staff, students and families of Chaparral are second to none.

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February 27, 2009
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January 19, 2009
Dr Rafferty is an amazing principal!

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September 22, 2008
This schools has some of the hardest working teachers I have ever seen. They spend a huge amount of time meeting, planning and creating a positive atmosphere for all kids. Even those with special needs. The teachers have all recently been doing a hands on program of math problem solving that has taken my children to a whole new level of thinking. This school (and principal) does put children first and reminds them everyday to 'learn like a champion!' I wish school was like this when I was a kid!

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September 05, 2008
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June 25, 2008
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June 25, 2008
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March 30, 2008
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February 07, 2008
We have several students at Chaparral and they all love it! It is a wonderful school with the most amazing teachers! (We truly can't believe the caliber of the teachers & staff at Chaparral!) The principal is very diligent and is a teriffic leader. You'll see him everyday helping kids get out of cars in the 'drive up' line. He is very hands-on and knows most kids by name. The teachers in each grade level work in teams so each class seems to be on the same page. This school is known for it's great test scores (highest in district), but it's the teachers & staff that make it what it is! We can't say enough about it (obviously!)!! :)

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October 01, 2007
terrible elitist school with no concern for the children.. only tests scores.

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September 19, 2007
This school and its principal fail children with special needs. The principal has made it quite clear that he does not want your child if he/she is not 'typical'. Can't bring his scores down...

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August 25, 2007
The school is awesome. I hate that 'elitist' thing. There are many wonderful, down to earth parents (and residents in general) who are far from rich and certainly not elitist. Ladera has smaller homes, condos, apartments, etc. and all kinds of people. The school reflects that. I can't say enough good about Chaparral.

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June 04, 2007
Chaparral has been a wonderful experience for my 2 children. The teachers are exceptional and the parent involvement is amazing. The principal has high expectations of teachers, students, and parents which I think helps to make the school such a great learning environment. I highly recommend this school!

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May 01, 2007
Chaparral is a great school if your child does not have a 'special need'. As far as I'm concerned, to the principal, this only brings down his idea of a perfect school. Funds are not available and fundraisers are never considered for the children who need it the most. Overall, the school is wonderful, the principal needs to be removed along with his elitist attitude and superficial idea of the perfect school. The parents are the ones that make this school what it is.

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December 11, 2006
The school itself is outstanding. The problem is the community. Ladera Ranch is an elitest community. Be prepared to shell out a lot of dollars for fund raising and extra actitivies. Parent peer pressue is intense. Once again, no problem with the teachers... just the parents.

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May 13, 2006
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March 25, 2006
2ND highest test scores in district. Learning with laptops program unique and sought after. The feel of a private school.

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February 16, 2006
Chaparral is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The music program is incredible and the extra help available after school has been invaluable. The principal is kind and runs a tight ship. He is a great example of a leader. Thank you Chaparral for bringing out the best in my child and giving him the encouragement and confidence he has needed in his first year of school

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November 13, 2005
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October 15, 2005
Chaparral is an outstanding school. The teachers are leaders in the school district. Three of the teachers are National Presenters. There is a great music program K-5, monthly art projects. Parent involvement is very high.

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April 08, 2005
Good in Liberal Arts but not progressive in math.

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March 31, 2005
The academic program is unmatched. Children at all levels receive stimulating learning material. I have been in K, 2nd and 3rd grade classes and am amazed at the quality of the teachers. It has been an extremely well rounded learning experience for my children.

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February 14, 2005
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January 08, 2005
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December 05, 2004
Exellent for sydney standards one of the best.

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September 24, 2004
Chaparral is one of the finest schools in California. Our teachers love what they do and are very dedicated to their students. Parents are very involved in the school and in their student's life.

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Chaparral Elementary School
29001 Sienna Parkway, Ladera Ranch, CA  92694
(949) 234-5349
Last modified Chaparral Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Chaparral Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top