Our oldest child has had such an amazing experience here. She thrives! We love this school & the PTA is awesome. Our youngest experienced the TK program here this past year & I highly recommend.
As for foul language, bullying,etc. I've not experienced this over the past 6 years. I am out front every morning & afternoon, so I have to admit the person who shared this has left me a bit baffled. My child has never shared any info on this either. So...not to discredit, but I've not ever heard it.
Lomarena is a really good school. Bullying, stealing, fighting and bad language at 2:30 P.M.? (according to another review). Wow! I'm missing a lot because I sure haven't seen this nor has any other person I've spoken to at this school. From my experience as a parent here, this type of bad behavior at Lomarena would never be tolerated or accepted. It would be dealt with immediately by the playground supervisor, teacher or the principal. My child's in 5th grade and loves learning here. Whenever I feel that my child needs to be challenged more academically or request more homework, I ask the teacher to go a step further. Most teachers oblige and are really happy to do so.
We just moved to this area and this is the first time that my child is not happy with her school. There is behavioral issue at this school. The kids use extremely bad language. Bullying ...fighting and using bad language is so normal. The kids steal each other school supply.... just stop by at this school around 2:30 you will see what I am saying....
Lomarena is a great school. I am very impressed with Mr. Morrow's (Principal) quick response to the over crowded classes. He was able to add two additional classes, and my son is in one of them. The transition has been very smooth. The teachers and parents we have met so far, seem to be very involved and care deeply about our children and our school.
Lomarena has so many bright spots, it is a real blessing within the public school system. When deciding between Valencia and Lomarena for the GATE program, Lomarena was the clear choice for my child for so many reasons. The 2012 API score is impressive at 914 (2 points above Valencia), and the growth over the past 3 years from 860s to 910s is the greatest increase in the district. Test scores aside, the teachers are devoted, the curriculum rigorous, standards are set high and fair, and the environment fosters growth and development in all students. Great experience over the past 4 years!
Lomarena is truly a "hidden gem" in SVUSD. What the teachers do with the challenges they face is amazing - they have test scores that rival Valencia...even with a high population of ESL students. The teacher/parent relations are fabulous and the level of commitment to the kids from both sides (parents and teachers) is truly unparalleled in this economy in the public schools. I could not recommend this school more highly at SVUSD.
The school has been a fantastic switch for my daughter who has been inspired to learn at higher academic standards, she has fun but is challenged as well! The school is very organized the principal is friendly and always visible. My daughter's teacher has many years of experience and it is evident in her teaching style!!!she gets results!! The PTA plans many wonderful programs for the school!! The school has an upbeat feel- we love our school!!!