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Lake Elsinore, CA
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23 Ponte Russo
Lake Elsinore, CA 92532

(951) 245-6850
(951) 245-6857
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November 14, 2014
My daughter has been going to TH since Kinder and in 3rd grade now She's had nothing but GREAT teacher's so far but I do know of one 1st grade teacher that I'm glad she didn't have! I have to say the teacher in room 25 is the best teacher there and is great at communicating with us parents via remind system or e-mail. I'm impressed with the school so far but I do know every school has it's bad apples. I haven't had any direct contact with Mr Marks to make any comments but the one time I did have an issue the assistant principal Mrs Konenci was VERY HELPFUL! I was so worried about an accident that my daughter was involed in I had sent her an email late one evening and she called me right back so I wouldn't worry all night! Now that's a DEDICATED assist principal! Leslie in the front office is wonderful and is on top of her game. I'm proud to say my daughter is attending a school with great test scores and is having a positive impact in her daily life. I give the PTA an A plus! The last day of school pool party was the best ever! My daughter has had a great experience so far I just hope and pray the next 2 years are as positive.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2014
My daughter has had ups and downs just like any child at school. She was bullied a couple times during the years she's attended. However, I brought it to the attention of the front desk who notified the Assist Principle Mrs. Konecni and everything was taken care of. I wasn't expecting it to be handled so well.. She's easy to talk to and got to the bottom of it. She has a box where the kids can write her notes if they need help. My daughters teachers have been great. She is above average in school. She hasn't had a teacher who yells but she knows who those teachers are and she's greatful for never being in their class.. I'm giving the school a 5 star rating for our experience, because the school has been good to us. I think that they can improv, by addressing the bullying before it happens and more often during every day before recess and lunch. I do think the school has improved since Mrs. Konecni has been there with this issue though.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2014
My son attended Tuscany Hills for two years and he had a great experience! We recently moved to Orange county and we really miss Tuscany hills elementary and its wonderful teachers. The principal , Mr. Marks, is very involved and works very hard to make Tuscany hills elementary one of the top schools in Riverside county with the highest API score. My son's first grade teacher, Mrs. Zarillo, is an amazing teacher: very talented, very patient with children, has a great sense of humor and always enthusiastic and organized. My son improved his math and reading skills and was reading at the third grade level by the end of first grade! Thank you for all your hard work, Mrs. Zarillo, I really appreciate it and I wish there were more teachers like you!

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2014
Love this school!! I have 3 kids currently in the school & have been going there for 4 years. Every teacher we've had has been amazing! They truly care about my children & their education. The PTA is like no other I have ever experienced & the involvement by the parents makes this school extra-special with the mother-son skating night, father-daughter dance, grandparents day, the plays, the band, 100 mile club, Reflections art program, movie night, ice cream social & much more. My youngest had a bullying issue with another student on the bus & after only 1 phone call to the VP, the issue was handled & it has never happened again. The Principal Mr. Marks, called me personally to let me know the outcome & to make sure everything was OK! When does that ever happen in a school? He runs a tight ship which is essential, but can also be seen joining in on the pie eating contest or running in the 100 mile club in the mornings along with the students. The school nurse & office staff are always helpful & friendly. My kids have excelled academically & are all above grade level & that is a direct result of their teachers. This school is hands down 1 of the best elementary schools around!

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2014
My daughter had the worst experience at this school. She was bullied on a regular basis. I have never in my entire life have seen so many kids with so many behavioral issues! I came to the school with my concerns and they turned it around on her! Telling her if she was just more outspoken that she we wouldn't all be here discussing this. If THEY did their job supervising the children, we all wouldn't be there! Instead of managing the problem he turned it around on the child. Teacher she had, screamed in the class at the children. Apparently she held tenure so we were stuck with her. We tried to have our daughter changed to another classroom, again just the same run around. Never before or after our being at that school have we EVER had another issue.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2014
My son had the worst experience at this school . He was bullied almost everyday . The principle didn't try and help the situation. i had no choice but to take my son out of this school and I enrolled him in private school.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2014
Tuscany Hills Elementary is an average school at best. The activities are stagnant and the kids are not very interested. Only money makers for the younger kids that havent figured out they dont enjoy most of them. Teachers there are hit and miss, no in betweens. Unfortunately we suffered a couple bad teachers and we are paying the price for this BULLYING BY THE TEACHER! Not a happy parent. Principal gives you run around, no effective management just CYA.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
We had 3 kids & 2 more kids currently in Tuscany Hills all our kids got a great start on their Education. Thanks to all the Teacher's. Mr Marks puts his heart & soul in his work. We are lucky to have amazing school in Lake Elsinore.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
My daughter has attended this school for 3 yrs and I have no complaints!! The teachers Care and will make time for students and parents. I love the weekly progress reports, they tell you exactly what is happening with your child and how many assignments are missing in each subject. I have recieved teacher email address every year and used it!! The staff is very prompt on answering every question and offer many tutoring sessions on site. I really believe in this school, faculty, and parents. I will stay in this district as long as possible.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2013
We left the area for a few years and moved back. One reason we came back is so my younger kids could go to this school. The teachers really care and will work with you if your child needs help. They offer tutoring before school if needed. The principal is very nice with a calm demeanor. I really feel like he is there for the kids and not his ego as we experienced when we left the area. The front office is amazing! Some of the nicest and most helpful people. Leslie is awesome! We made the right choice coming back to this school. My kids are SO happy and doing much better now.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2012
I am so torn between Earl Warren and Tudcany Hills! Both are 10s and their community reviews positives far outweigh their negatives (though I am NOT taking the neg comments lightly!). One is closer but driving one exit up is really no big deal. I'm just so torn. My child is now going to a LE public school that is dual immersion (teaches them spanish), But it teaches the bare minimum with the other subjects. the ratings are in the 700s and my husb and I really care about STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and we want that to be taught young. So as much as I LOVE the fact they are learning a 2nd language and has excelled at it, we absolutely need a school that goes HARDER IN STEM. I'm just torn. Wish I had a crystal ball.

- submitted by a community member
December 12, 2011
THES is a fantastic school. The office staff, Principal Marks and the teachers are the best around. There is a reason why this school has the highest API in all of Riverside county and it is because of the dedication and encouragement of the staff, the amount of parent involvement, and most importantly the hard work of all the students. This school has such a fantastic energy to it and there are so many extra activities that the children get to enjoy year round. Thank you PTA, parent volunteers, support staff, teachers, and Principal Marks!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2011
The school is pretty good, high API score and our daughter is doing well. I would give the school a score of 8.5 to 9.0. I'm very disappointed with the District though, particularly the Superintendent in not standing up to the City regarding a proposed cell tower to be installed within feet of the school playground. Hopefully, he'll grow a spine and do the right thing before it's too late. Also, the PTA has proven useless as they're controlled by the District....definitely NOT a Parent Association.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
I agree! This school should rank a 10! The kids have earned the highest API in all of Riverside County. You can feel the positive energy at this school. Our girls love this school!! Go Coyotes!!

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2010
Why does Tuscany Hills have a ranking of 9 when it has the highest test scores in all of South Riverside County? We deserve a 10!

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2010
New to this district and we are already really disappointed. In comparision we notice; poor supervision and division during recess times, very poor communication when trying to resolve concerns with principal (he is NOT willing to listen, you are given a SOP rundown and a shoo out the door) , no extra curricular activities, overall there seems to be an abundance of negative behavior and bullying among the children starting even in younger grades! I think this is due to there not being a program in place like other districts already have, teaching these children appropriate behaviors and how to deal with these new social situations. Really bummed out. Would love to hear any advice on where to go with our concerns.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
We have had two of our children attend Tuscany. It has been a great experience excellent teaching and an excellent PTA. The school has many events that include parents, donuts with dad, mom son bingo, daddy daughter dance, and ice cream socials. It is a family oriented school everyone knows each other. The only negative tons of home work, great test scores though. The school deserves a 10!

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2009
This is a excellent school..The Principal..teachers..staff and volunteers are wonderful...this is my daughter last year..but my son is starting kinder next year!!

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November 03, 2009
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no rating August 20, 2009
It's only the second week of school for my kindergartner and so far I am not impressed! Internal communication is lacking. I learned more about the principal's family at the kinder-tissue than I needed to know, and information about what to expect on the first day was non-exsistant. We were lost on campus and no-one could tell us where to be. It was utter chaos. The teachers dress code is too relaxed (exposed tattoos) they don't all look like professionals who command the respect of their students. Some are dressed like they are going to the grocery store. If it were'nt for the name tags that we eventually noticed, we would not have known who the teachers were. Overall, I am nervous about this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2009
Tuscany Hills is an amazing school! The teachers work so hard! They have done an amazing job with my kids! They are also very friendly and approachable. The school sets high expectations, but that's a good thing! That's why they do so well! I feel so lucky that my kids got to go to Tuscany! It's the best school around! Their scores are off the charts!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2009
I Agree, Tuscany Hills Elementary School is an example of what all our schools should be. The staff is professional, skilled, and caring. I couldn't be more happy of the education my grandchildren received at this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2009
My children attended Tuscany Hills and I found it to be an outstanding school. The teachers and staff are dediccated to academic excellence and demonstrate a genuine interest in the welfare of the children as well as their families.

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July 14, 2008
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January 29, 2008
The best public school my child has attended. The parent involvement is excellent. The teachers are committed to giving the kids the best education. The principle is very involved. I cannot say enough good things about this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2007
Love the new principal and the general feel of the school's atmosphere. It is such a happy place now. Everyone is always smiling and look like they really enjoy their jobs. What a great place to send my child for an education.

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August 16, 2007
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July 09, 2007
I'm very happy with the education my daughters are getting here. I think it's the best school in the district.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2007
Great school, one of the best in the county. My daughter loves it, and I'm excited about my second daughter attending as well.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2007
My children enjoy Tuscany very much. All of the teachers I have had the pleasure of knowing have made my girls very eager to do well in school. The PTA offers a great variety of activities to make the kids want to be a part of their school. The principal is also very involved, you can definitely tell she has the kid's best interests at heart!

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August 08, 2005
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July 15, 2005
This is an excellent school. The teachers are caring and experienced. The school is small and has a very personal feeling. My child has attended for 4 years and I have nothing but positive comments. The Principal is very involved and the kids and parents love her. The campus is clean and safe. The PTA is active and they offer alot of activities.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2004
There are three things that make Tuscany Hills Elementary a great school: Great Community, Great Teachers, and a Great Principal. We are very pleased with our daughter's develompment.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2003
I am forever grateful to my daughter's 3rd grade teacher from 2002/2003. She inspired my daughter to go for the gold and how to do it with class and style. This year (2003/2004) we seem to have found another incredible teacher for 4th grade. We are unbelievably blessed to have these teachers for our children. I love the things my children learn from this great school.

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September 17, 2003
This school is one of the best. It has the warm fuzzies and family love that all schools should have. My kids feel good going there and i feel comfortable sending them there.

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Tuscany Hills Elementary School
23 Ponte Russo, Lake Elsinore, CA  92532
(951) 245-6850
Last modified Tuscany Hills 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.
Tuscany Hills Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top