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K-5
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Livermore, CA
Students enrolled: 596

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6500 Garaventa Ranch Road
Livermore, CA 94551

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(925) 454-5575
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April 16, 2014
Truly an exceptional school with an exceptional staff. As school chosen for STEM in elementary, a California Distinguished School....what's not to like! My son has just blossomed here. The Principal and the staff are so committed to maintaining the high standards, I have absolutely no doubt this school will be compared to Pleasanton standards very soon.

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July 28, 2013
Great school my kids is in this school for two years and is moving to fourth grade from third. The teacher in third grade is great very focused on improving kids. Catches them when doing wrong makes them do right thing appreciates them doing good my kid is concerned if he did not complete his home. Gives feed back to parents to improve kids. Outstanding teacher guides parents and kids to do better all the time we are very lucky to have her in third grade. We heard normal review about fourth grade teachers hopefully teachers and kids do better. My daughter is also in same school in 2nd grade now her teacher in first grade is great. Kids in elementary school need to be handled carefully and the teachers are doing great. It will be great if teachers from all grades keep communicating with parents to update the status of kids in terms of current homework and any other it might be more load on them but it can help them to be in touch with parents to make kids do better. My son's third grade teacher did excellent job...

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March 05, 2013
Our son has had a fantastic experience in his first year at Altamont Creek. The teachers and staff have created a superb learning environment for all students, no matter what their background, and the numerous opportunities for parents to get involved foster a true sense of community. Outside of the daily class schedule, activities such as the Running Club and Movie Nights are a big plus as well. Very much looking forward to sending our younger children here in a few years as well.

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January 20, 2013
Bullying is high for people of different cultures. Some teachers work over drive to bully kids and their parents if they perform. If the kid slightly falls behind due to parents busy work schedules teachers try to put all kind of remarks on kids and label them as autistic or any other and try to record on kids. probably eager to get funds for disabilities. very impatient kind of teachers. If your kid performs you have problems if your kid does not perform you will have problems. Very average school... Teachers need to be retrained on how to teach. if more private schools come to this area that will be great.

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July 23, 2010
Parent involvement & their financial support is what makes the value of your school. What your kids learn is actually what comes from support they get at home. Do not place blame on the school district, administration or teachers. After putting in 100's of hours as a volunteer at this school, it is clear there is no perfect school, but I can continue to be involved & write letters to the superintendent to express concerns about class size, curriculum&the finances.People love to blame others,instead of themselves. I see a lot of parents sitting in their cars wasting time when they could be helping in class. Every minute I help is money earned for the school- it keeps the teachers in class & not doing clerical tasks. I saw a teacher last year, take a day off (paid) to hire a sub for the class just to do paperwork.

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no rating March 29, 2010
Teachers teach to the test. If your child doesn't learn something ..that's your child's problem are the teacher's philosophy . They teach above the child's grade level and they must just do it not understand it. The resources are slim to none. There aren't music, art, nor gym classes. These poor kids are getting a poor education.

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March 24, 2010
Both our kids went to this school, one has moved on to middle school and the other still goes here and we really love this school. From the staff, teachers, parent involvement, it's a great experience.

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no rating February 26, 2010
I very much agree. Teachers put alot of work load on kids and parents. They teach above grade level and kids are burn out with alot of work. Teachers choose and push behind some kids.

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no rating February 23, 2010
I do not like Altamont Creek Elementary School at Livermore. The teachers does know what they are doing. Kids are burn out with way difficult homework, but they learn little. I feel teachers are teaching above the grade level, and kids are confused. The teachers themselves don't know the answers to some homework questions and their class are not will structred. The teachers do not go over the homework or test and they expect alot from kids. Teachers underestimate kids who are from different culture, and they push them behind or load them with more work that burn them out. I do not like livermore schools over all, I heard same complains from other parents. Also third graders and over have more than one teacher. Each teacher gave different review about a student and one does not agree with another, the school has leadership problem.

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September 21, 2009
Our school has great students, teachers and parents! We increased our API our students love to learn and the teachers love to teach!

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September 15, 2009
I am very impressed with the teachers at the school and the education my kids have received.

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May 22, 2009
I have two kids attending this school. 1st grader and 5th grader. We love this school. Teacher and staff are both excellent.

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August 10, 2008
Obviously the school has had issues in the past but that ususally comes with newer schools. Now that the school is more settled, the staff as well as parent support seems to be running well. I have a 1st grader at the school and he absolutley loved school last year! His teacher even sent a postcard over the summer! I feel the staff went above parent expectation. I think Altamont is a great school! Parents need to be supportive and realize it takes a team to make a child learn...its not just the teachers resonsibility!

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October 24, 2005
Great teachers, excellent support from parents

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March 31, 2005
Our daughter has been at this school for Kindergarten and first grade. We have been extremely satisfied with her progress and with the teachers. This is a wonderful school with alot of support from the PTA and the parents. Our daughter loves it and so do we as parents!

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February 27, 2005
Both my children started this school 4 years ago when they first opened and it has been the most dissapointing experience either one of them have ever had in their lives not to mention mine! I have no respect for any of the teachers with the exception of one who was very kind and understanding not to mentioned well educated in the field of teaching. The school is not a very orginized school and the school events leave a lot to be desired. The academics also leave a lot to be desired when the parents have to do more teaching than the teachers themselves do! As for safety, aside from where the parents park I do not believe that safety is a big concern to this school. All in all If I had another child about to enter school I can honestly say they would not be going to Altamont Creek.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2004
Class sizes are too large - 4th and 5th grade. Chaos rules in my son's class but there are 32 students. I've heard other classes (with 32 students) are not chaotic. My son feels he doesn't get the time he needs from the teacher. He is quiet and when he asks for help he feels put off because other students need attention. As a result we have a math tutor for him. This is unfortunate, he should be learning from his teacher.

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December 06, 2004
Class sizes are too large - 4th and 5th grade. Chaos rules in my son's class but there are 32 students. I've heard other classes (with 32 students) are not chaotic. My son feels he doesn't get the time he needs from the teacher. He is quiet and when he asks for help he feels put off because other students need attention. As a result we have a math tutor for him. This is unfortunate, he should be learning from his teacher.

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Altamont Creek Elementary School
6500 Garaventa Ranch Road, Livermore, CA  94551
(925) 454-5575
Last modified Altamont Creek Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Altamont Creek Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top