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K-5
Public district
Livermore, CA
Students enrolled: 738
 

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5280 Irene Way
Livermore, CA 94550

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(925) 606-4700
(925) 606-3427
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September 24, 2013
This school has had an unfortunate downward trend since the new principal arrived in 2012. She is much more concerned with locking down the school and protecting problem teachers than with improving the students' experience. Worse, she punishes these elementary school students in a way that goes far beyond what is necessary -- the number of suspensions since she arrived is disturbing, including at least two suspensions of children who had never been in trouble previously for infractions that could and should have been dealt with in another, age-appropriate manner. Her demeanor with parents, whether they are checking in a child or asking about a teacher, is condescending and dismissive. On the plus side, parent involvement seems quite high here compared with other schools we've attended, and the extracurriculars are impressive for a public school of this profile. Academics are, as at many schools, hit or miss - a few outstanding teachers, a few real problems, and most in the middle somewhere. PTA is very active. The afterschool program seems to be quite good. The socioeconomic mix is decent. With differently focused leadership, this school may be outstanding again.

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March 27, 2013
I just move here last year but my kids love this school :). They told me the teacher is nice and helpful

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March 23, 2012
We removed our child from this school after she was constantly bullied by certain students. Nothing significant was done about the situation and the bullying continued. My child was afraid to go to school. We have withdrawn our daughter from this school and she is thriving at her new public school. Her new school has a strong anti-bullying policy and more academic programs. As a parent and former teacher, I do NOT recommend Arroyo Seco!!!!

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March 18, 2011
I have three kids at Arroyo Seco and am generally pleased with this school. The teachers really make it all work-- dedicated, experienced, sincere. The parent involvement is high and any extra-curriculars come from parent-run programs now, due to state budget cuts. I really wish the PTA were more focused on learning programs and educational needs rather than parties and special events though. And please, please update our useless website! Any child who is willing to work and whose family is supportive at home can do well at this school. If anything, I would say the economically underprivileged and the English learners receive an disproportionate amount of attention and funds. I like the diversity and believe it is good for my kids. A very good school all around.

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no rating
April 19, 2010
Great teachers, parents and community. Things are tough for public schools in California & the Arroyo Seco community really works hard to make it a great place for the kids.

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April 19, 2010
Our school has a wonderful community feel to it with lots of smiling faces to greet us everyday. Between the hardworking teachers and the parents who volunteer tirelessly, we have the best school in the USA!

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April 19, 2010
I love knowing my grandchildren are going to such a great school.

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April 19, 2010
It has great teachers, students and it is in a great community. The staff at the front office are friendly. Everybody has a smile for you.

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April 19, 2010
The school is filled with great teachers and committed and friendly families.

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April 16, 2010
Arroyo Seco Elementary is a great school! the teachers are wonderful and always welling to work with the parents.

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February 26, 2010
I agree with you about the school being bad, school do have some isues and the school district or administration must look in and fix it. Thank you.

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February 24, 2010
This is by far one of the best elementary schools across the country; the teachers are extremely patient and encouraging to all of the children - they have brought both of my kids out of their shell and they are excelling. I compare this to very high end schools where we have live in CT, Westchester NY, and PA. Further - the administrative staff is extremely professional and courteous - but they do maintain good control.

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no rating
February 23, 2010
BAD, BAD, BAD school. If your not white watch out. The office clerk is very bad. I did not like the school, and some teachers make life very difficult for kids. Some teachers make life very difficult for kids who are not white, and try to push them out of school.

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September 17, 2009
Wonderful teachers & great staff!

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no rating
September 16, 2009
We are new to the school, but the staff and parents have made me and my 2 children feel very welcome. So far everyone seems very friendly. The teachers are great and the curriculum seems wonderful. I would recommend this school to anyone :)

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September 16, 2009
Wonderful teachers, parents and students!

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no rating
September 16, 2009
I love the school that is educating my blessed grandchildren. The curriculum is challenging and the teachers are very caring.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
September 16, 2009
Arroyo Seco is an incredible school with a wonderful staff!! My children are getting a great education and look forward to going to school every day!

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no rating
October 22, 2008
This is a great school. My kids are hoppy, I volunteer and the teachers are appreciative of the parents time and effort. Both of my kids have loved their teachers, that means a lot. I've like them as well and find their styles to fit with my chiildren's needs. No school is perfect, but I am happy with Arroyo Seco as a whole.

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September 19, 2008
This is a good school. Unfortunately, over the past 2 years its API scores have gone down. The principal hasn't addressed the issues so there is no way to know if something is being done about it. They do have choir and band/violin for 4th and 5th grade. There are some very good teachers. The classes are full and it is the largest elementary school in the area.

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August 31, 2005
Arroyo Seco is experiencing tremendous turnover in both teachers and principles, because the school district is suffering financially. Such programs as PE and a designated science teacher have been lost at the school. Music instruction on string and brass instruments for those 4th and 5th graders who qualify after taking a screening test is available to around 30 4th and nearly 50 5th graders. The good news is that there are very dedicated parents that are involved and helping to raise funds and provide excellent enrichment and after school activities. The atmosphere is upbeat. The teachers, job security is poor, know they have parent support. Other parents can help you steer your child around undesirable teachers, and the children can really get a top notch education.

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May 21, 2005
Great School! Great People! Safe and happy learning environment. While there is a lack of after school prgrams the staff is excellent. We have two children and they both love it. No parking! Small play ground.

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September 04, 2004
I am very disappointed with this school, lack of interest for children who have difficulties with new settings. Seems like they want a perfect child, a drone.

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June 08, 2004
I am very impressed with the school. Thank you to Mrs. Talbot(3rd grade)for helping Thomas with his self confidence that he needed as a new kid in school. Thank you, Mrs. Jacobs(1st grade)for allowing me to be in almost, every class activity and field trip to share with my son Russell.

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Arroyo Seco Elementary School
5280 Irene Way, Livermore, CA  94550
(925) 606-4700
Last modified Arroyo Seco 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.
Arroyo Seco Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top