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9023 West Avenue H
Lancaster, CA 93536

(661) 942-0488
(661) 940-4981
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4 stars
Based on 33 ratings

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May 11, 2014
Not preparing kids for high school! Like any school, very hit & miss with this staff. Sadly, middle school math & language arts teachers are not good at all. My child has not written one single essay here. Eighth grade teacher said she didn't have to teach writing, not her year. Yet, WUSD advertises students will write narratives, persuasive essays, etc. My kid, an A student, can't write worth a darn. They have huge literature anthologies; teachers teach less than ten stories from them. They say they will teach this & that; give an assignment or test; kids do badly; teacher gives up & throws it out of curriculum. I honestly don't think my kid learned anything in two years of language arts. Math teacher hardly used the textbook, making up her own curriculum. Kids who took her Algebra 1 are having to retake Algebra 1 in high school. Kids get A's here & think they are really smart, only to go to high school & realize that they are behind & can't compete. Kids coming out of Hillview are far better prepared & are top ranked at h.s. PRINCIPAL needs to step it up & take a look at what these teachers are not doing that they should be. WUSD should take a look at what is going on here.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2014
I had a horrible experience with this school. My son was in Kindergarten for 3 months, when the principal Vice principal, and teacher had a meeting with My husband, and I. The teacher said while my son was Bright, and caring he wouldn't do well in 1st grade And that I should remove him from school, and try Kindergarten next year. Her exact words after three months. I am happy to report I immediately enrolled my Son at Desert Montessori Academy where he Has been doing magnificently! He reads, and is doing 1st grade work. His teacher loves having him in class. He loves school again. Del Sur Elementart Could have made an innocent child dread school The restof their school career if left with them. Please research this school. I am not the only one Who has had this experience. Do not let Them drag your child down. They do not deserve The star above.... But you had to choose something

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2014
My boys and I absolutley LOVE this school! The teachers and Staff are wonderful and actualy CARE about the students! It is an AMAZING community school!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2014
I went to Del Sur from kindergarten to eighth grade and loved it . Del Sur is an amazing school especially the teachers make it so fun to learn. I especially loved being able to play on the volleyball,basketball,soccer,and track team. I participated in both Cjsf and was in the AVID program there and graduated as a valedictorian. The only way you can truly love school is by actually putting yourself out there and not being afraid to have fun as well as having a time managed schedule with both school and the extra curricular activities.

- submitted by a community member
January 23, 2014
Del Sur School is a jewel in the desert of the Antelope Valley. The teachers there really go out of their way to help each and every student succeed. The staff including the new principal this year is caring and involved with everyday student activities. They always have fun events going on through the PTSA and ASB. There are so many teachers with great attitudes towards student achievement and incorporating the AVID program at all grade levels. With the change of curriculum move to common core and the funding options open; the school provides an atmosphere for parent, student, and staff involvement reaching for success. The teaching staff takes on many extra curricular actives for students to participate in. I highly recommend Del Sur School K-8 program to anyone considering moving into the area or looking to transfer. It has a family atmosphere and small classroom size to allow individualize attention for kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2013
I went to Del Sur from kindergarten to 7th grade. The teachers were kind but the children were awful. I was emotionally and physically bullied and the staff, especially the principal, did NOTHING to stop it. I ended up having to leave because the harassment was so terrible. 1 star is being too generous.

- submitted by a community member
February 10, 2013
I agree with the feb. 1, 2011 posting. In my experience as a real parent who is not employed by the school, some of the teachers are very unkind and emotionally bully children. When brought to the principal's attention, he will not even consider it as a possibility and has no concern for the physical and emotional safety of our children. My child loved school until I sent my child here. After one week my straight A student was begging me to remove them from this school to get away from the teacher. Some teachers are very nice here but if the principal will not acknowledge problems with teachers, who make the kids who want to learn afraid of going to school, The bullying will never stop and it will be someone else's kid tomorrow.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2013
Great school! Love the principal, he is rarely in his office during school hours as he is usally on campus or in classrooms interacting with students and staff, though is available for parents when necessary. Office staff is nice, but are frequently huddled in a gossip session when I visit the office. Most of the teachers are fantastic, taking a personal interest in their students and bending over backwards to help them achieve. However, there are a few "bad apples" that seem as though they have been teaching for too long and should be replaced with teachers that are more interested in the students. That is true at many schools though. Great PTA, that is very helpful with student activities, supplies, etc. School safety has never been a concern of mine for either of my children at Del Sur, and the site is always clean and well taken care of. Love the small town and close knit community feel of the school. Would like to see more enrichment opportunities for above average students, afterschool activities besides sports and more elective options for middle schoolers.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2011
The principal this year is exceptional. Instead of how most people in business and the government employees use the word "unfortunately" and quote policy with a smile on their face while you suffer problems, this principal does not do that. He has a great attitude and works with the parents. The children here are much more well behaved than the other schools in the district. My child says that the use of foul language, bullying, and "messing" up the bathrooms for fun does not go on at this school. The teachers are very organized and I always know exactly what homework has for the entire week at the beginning of the week. The way the principal has rearranged the pick up area for walk up parents to avoid the turn around traffic is excellent. It promotes safety for the children, avoids jaywalking parents, and parents do not back out onto the turn around traffic from a parked space. He understands how to limit liability and make parents happy.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2011
Terrific school my kids have done well here. Their special education class is the best ever and the principal is outstanding

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2011
Del Sur is a good school, my kids love it there. We have been there 3 years and I have had no issues. The atmosphere is good, no bullying tolerated, my son is in AVID, both children are getting good grades. I just wish I could see at least 1 African American teacher, for a school that is slowly becoming a little more diverse they are sorely lacking in teacher representation.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
Our family has been at Del Sur for four years. Although the school is not perfect, I have yet to find one that is. I feel, that in general, the teachers care about each and everyone of their students. Mr. Barker the principal can regularly be seen at school at 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. as well as supporting evening PTSA activities and other extra-curricular activities. The more I get involved with my children's education at Del Sur the more I appreciate and admire our school staff.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2011
It seems to me that the Staff at Del Sur Elementary school spent a awful a lot of time putting up "these wonderful remarks about the school, as we can all see in the May 12th, 2010 postings. Unfortunately it's all very far from the reality of this school. Del Sur needs a lot of improvement, starting by changing half , if not all of that "wonderful staff ".

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
Great atmosphere and a staff who cares about teaching kids!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 13, 2010
Del Sur is a K-8 school that has a small, intimate feeling about it...yet it has an attitude of big possibilities!Our children and staff are expected to do their best, get along, help each other and we do! They 'community' feel is eveident due the constant flow of parents that walk our campus. Along with parents our counseling staff and administration have spent countless hours with our True Leaders, AVID, and 'No Bullying' programs. All three programs have helped to make Del Sur a campus that is safe and tolerates no attempt to mar that. We are asking eventhe most unlikely of candidates to look past their present circumstances and see themselves in college and/or out in the world as productive and successful!! it's working!Many staff and parents see beyond the borders of our school, out into the environment and beyond. They, the students, and their teachers, have brought community attention to 'illeagal dumping' and 'litter' campaigns...to the extent of being recognized by our local officials. Our willingness to tutor not only our students, but our parents too, has reaped many a benefit. In short; Del Sur is an inspiring example of what a small school can do with BIG ideas/hearts!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
I taught at Del Sur for about 15 years. In addition to that both of my children attended elementary and part of middle school there. It is a school that is small enough so that as a teacher you can know most of the student's names. This allows for a feeling of family and closeness. It has the feeling of family and school all wrapped into one package. It truly is #1!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
It has a wonderful rural K-8 country school feel, with the open view of snow capped mountains and wild flowers of the desert in the spring. The staff is friendly, helpful, willing to spend lunch and after hours tutoring students to succeed in music, art, physical education, math, language and science.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
Del Sur school is FAMILY! Parents , students and staff always hold out a helping hand when any of our 'family members' are in need.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
In addition to an outstanding curriculum, wonderful staff, and family-based atmosphere, Del Sur has heart. A winning combination!

- submitted by a community member
May 12, 2010
Del Sur has all the elements we need to make a school the right environment for our children. Small size, great teachers, good administrators, and students who have a desire to learn.

- submitted by a community member
May 12, 2010
Del Sur has been a wonderful place to work and grow.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 12, 2010
Del Sur is a school with a big heart and caring staff for all children.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 12, 2010
This is a unique environment out here. Not only are we a rural site with wild animals visits, but we have different weather and a very quiet country feel to Del Sur. We are the only kindergarten through 8th grade school in our district. This means we see families for 9 years and really get to know them and feel like part of the family. It is very rewarding to watch kids grow up and become young men and women from such a young age. Teachers feel very fortunate to be a part of this great team at Del Sur.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
The great teaching staff stays active in the district and advocates for their students 100 percent!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
this is a beautiful quaint little school and the staff is WONDERFUL!

- submitted by a community member
May 12, 2010
Del Sur has a staff that cares about the students and is willing to go the extra step for the students. Many of us put in our own money to make sure that our students have the best education we can possibly give them. Our school is rare in that we are a K-8 school, which allows us to form connections with both students and parents that last for many years.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 12, 2010
It's a positive school. My son has had many great experiences at Del Sur.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
It is set in a rural community and the teachers and staff authentically recognize the needs of their students. It is a small hometown type of school.I live in that neighborhood and it gives me great joy everyday when I pass by to know that my community has such a fantastic school for our friends, neighbors, and family to experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
Del Sur is a small school with caring teachers, faculty and students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
I know the staff is very efficient in what they do and are very conscientious of their students

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 12, 2010
I know many of the staff members at Del Sur. They are professional educators who care about the students and families of the Del Sur community.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 12, 2010
Del Sur is a great place for kids! Students feel safe and important at Del Sur!

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
Del Sur has so many unique and fabulous qualities. I've noticed that the entire staff and principal go out of their way to make a positive connection to the Del Sur students. This makes all the difference!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 06, 2010
Del Sur is by far the best school ever. It has a family atmosphere. Giving students the best education is the ultimate goal. Everyone looks out for others. All 5 of my children either are or have attended this school and for me this is the best school in the area.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
It's a great rural setting and has wonderful teachers.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
All staff is wonderful! The teaching staff and support staff make being a part of the school a great experience. My girls look forward to school every day.

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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2008
This year Del Sur is looking much better. The principal is involved, we know who she it. Last year we didn't, nor was she involved. The office staff is doing a much better job, acknowledging, and assisting. We could use more sports for the elementary children, like gymnastics, soccer, something other than band. Not everyone is interested in being in the band. What about after school help for academics for the elementary students? Overall it is good for a learning institution if there are no difficulties in learning. This year is much better for the elementary students. Good job. Second year Parent.

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July 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2008
I have 2 children currently in Del Sur and 1 that already graduated jr. high. Del Sur has alot of extracurricular activities, such as volleyball, basketball, soccer, track, crosscountry, art, dance, student goverment, and band to just to name a few. I am very surprised to hear a parent say there is nothing to offer there. The teachers are amazing and go not just an extra mile more like a extra 100 miles for are children. The only complaint I have is I don't feel the principal is very involved and I am very disappointed in the VP this year. Last year you saw him all the time at all functions and around school. This year not at all. Overall this school has great teachers with awsome dedication and support for our children

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 22, 2008
I'm a previous student of Del Sur. I went there from K-7th grade. That school is amazing. My best memories were from that school. We had amazing teachers, principles, and staff.

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March 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2006
Del sur is overall a great school. All three of my children excel at del sur. This schoolyear they are especially enjoying their teachers. Their grades are up, their confidence is high and they enjoy extra curricular activities like band and science camp. For additional activities our area has a variety of sports, dance, karate and art places to take advantage of, but you will have to pay and get involved to insure that your child is safe and having fun just like you need to have some level of involvement at your child's school. When you take the time to show a positive interest in what you kids are doing, they will respond in kind by caring about themselves and their successes. Take the time to have fun with your kids, they are only kids once.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2006
I have three children attending this school and they do a wonderful job. Most of the teachers have been here over 10 years, very stable, excellent curriculum, well funded, great community involvement. Highly recomend this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2005
My family and I have been sending our kids to Del Sur for three years and are very disapointed with the schools teacher quality. My 4 nices and nephews and my 3 kids all had GPAs of 3.0-4.0. Since attending Del Sur they have dropped from 2.0-3.25. The teachers use horrible language and are very discourageing to my children. I am very upset and have spoken to the principle and VP many times and still nothing was done! The only extracurricular activities are Vollyball, Basketball, and cheerleading which is very few compared to their previous schools. I would not reccommend this school to any of my friends or co-workers because of its performance!

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June 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2005
I am very happy with the school. Most of the teachers really seem to care about the kids. There are some who could try a little harder.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2004
I am not a parent but a former student and I cannot say how much I loved this school. The teachers are amazing and some of my best memories as a child were at Del Sur. Any kid who attends Del Sur is very lucky.

- submitted by a former student
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Del Sur Senior Elementary School
9023 West Avenue H, Lancaster, CA  93536
(661) 942-0488
Last modified Del Sur Senior Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Del Sur Senior Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 53 reviews. Top