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Long Beach, CA
Students enrolled: 354

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5537 The Toledo
Long Beach, CA 90803

(562) 433-0489
(562) 434-9016
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April 14, 2015
There is a lot to like about this school. Unfortunately this year we got the harsh teacher. She talks to the parents one way and to the kids another. There have been a lot of days where my child has been afraid to go to school to deal with this teacher. Also, the kids are all aware who has been retained, who is "bad" who hasn't done well on tests. I'm glad that some kids like her. Mine doesn't. S/he can't wait to get away from her and is counting the days that S/he never has to see her again. S/He will not be coming back to say thanks for being so hard on me.

- submitted by a parent

January 01, 2013
My son turned 5 after California's Kindergarten cut-off date, but he was a perfect candidate for TK. I started researching schools as soon as our family moved to Long Beach and applied through the school of choice at Naples as soon as I could for the 2012-2013 school year. The staff was very helpful with ensuring I got all paperwork in on time and even remembered who I was when I would call and ask questions. I was so ecstatic that he was chosen. The TK teacher is absolutely wonderful and dedicated 110% to ensuring success for her students. I feel very blessed to be a part of such a wonderful school community.

- submitted by a parent

November 05, 2012
Naples is an excellent school with great, caring staff and teachers with different teaching styles. I don't agree with parents that call our teachers MILITANT...I know military being a vet myself. What we have are teachers that teach responsibility and discipline that will follow them for the rest of their lives. Our teachers love our children and show them love an respect. My daughter had both so-called MILITANT teachers and she absolutely loves them! Sadly one has retired and will be missed. My son has the priviledge of being with the other teacher this year and he loves her too! Don't coddle your children...let them flourish under the guidance of these wonderful teachers. By the way...this teacher is the only teacher in Naples that has a program that visits the senior center on a regular basis. The children love it and so do the seniors.

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2012
This is a fantastic school with so many teachers, staff and parents highly committed to our childrens education experience. I would like to add to the comment on 2 teachers that are militant, etc. My child was in this classroom and she loves this teacher. There are many many kids that love this teacher. As I spent time in the classroom there were always,, repeat always, visits from former students saying Hi. There were also kids from high school coming back to say thanks for being so hard on me it's really helped me through school. I think it's a good blend, to prepare our children for the real world, life can be tough so the tough get going.

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2012
The school is really cute. With two classes per grade it is small and cozy. I have never felt unwelcome or put off by the high socio-economic background of most families. The class size is low in comparison to a lot of Long Beach schools. My one major complaint is that they keep on staff 2 teachers that parents have tried to kick out of the school. They are teachers that academically capable, treat the children militantly. I've seen the children cower in fear and be treated harshly by one such teacher. This teacher does not even allow parents in the classroom. Which is a clear sign something is terribly wrong. Yet the school keeps them on staff. 1 fortunately is retiring this year. If it weren't for this the school would rate 5 stars. Keeping a teacher that terrorizes and intimidates children is horrendous. Tenure should be eliminated. It's a bad situation when you have children crying over stress and harsh, overly critical teaching. I don't expect all teacher to be Mary Poppins. I've never seen children treated this unkind though. These teachers need to retire or find a new line of work. The school should be protecting the children, not the teachers.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2011
This is the best school ever!!!!!! We got the highest star testing scores last year!!!! This is the right school for your kids to go!!!

- submitted by a community member

December 28, 2010
BEST SCHOOL EVER!!!!!!!! CANT GET A BETTER ONE! I LOVE IT!!! i have sooooo much fun here being a student. iam sooooo inpressed by how thne teachers make a lesson more fun, and easier to understand. (yet we get in trouble if our phones go off!)

- submitted by a community member

February 04, 2010
I absolutely love this school. My daughter just turned 5 in October, she is the youngest in her Kindergarten class. I have seen such an awesome progression in only 5 months. Mrs. Allen and Mrs. K are phenomenal with the kids. Mrs. Prince shows love to them all. This is an awesome school. I was sold when my daughter started learning how to speak in front of the class and answe in complete sentences.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 17, 2009
Naples is an all around great school. The teaching is exceptional and the principal couldn't be better.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 17, 2009
I love Naples because the teachers love our kids!

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2009
Very good school for Leadership and Teachers. Great local school

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February 25, 2009
My child have is having a wonderful experiences at Naples - learning not just practical life lessons but also mathematics, writing and reading. I'd be hard-pressed to send her to any other public school at this point. We moved to this part of Long Beach to have are child attend a great school. I have a family of three and we could only live in a very small apartment for over a year because of the high rent in this part of town it has been so worth it! Invest now to get her in the right frame of mind for higher education later. At the rate all the kids at Naples are excelling I'm sure we can expect some scholarship opportunities later. Great teachers, staff and setting!

- submitted by a parent

October 06, 2008
The only possible criticism of Naples is, as others have pointed out, the focus on teaching to the state tests. On the other hand, both of my children are very happy there and are both learning much more than I did at that age.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2008
I have two children at Naples. We love the involvement. The teachers are involved, the parents are involved and the principal is an absolute 10. We enjoy the small size as well.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2008
School looks good as a whole,but there are many problems internally that are not addressed. Children are primped for test scores but not general education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 13, 2008
I have 2 children at this school. We don't fit in the typical stereotype because we aren't blonde, gorgeous or rich, but nonetheless, the school is welcoming. The principals that have worked here since we came to the school five years ago all knew my children's names and their abilities. The teachers are kind. What you don't get in afterschool activities you do get in a small, sheltered school that almost seems like a private learning facility. Parents are heavily involved in the school and round up money at the drop of a hat to provide all sorts of activities.

- submitted by a parent

November 26, 2007
Excellent kindergarten program. Principal and Leadership Currently is good ,Teacher Quality is out standing ,Parent Involvement get A+ Safety and Discipline is great!

- submitted by a parent

September 02, 2007
There are some organization issues.

- submitted by a teacher

April 21, 2006
Outstanding school. We recently moved here from out of state and had heard all the negative stories about the California public school system. However, what I found is that Naples is far more advanced academically than the school my child came from. The parental involvement and the quality of teachers here is exceptional. I give this school the highest marks possible.

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2004
My son attended this school two years ago, but I removed him due to the unfairness of the staff and their critical treatment towards my son! I do not recommend this school nor will I ever recommend this school! Too many occurrances are swept under the rug and are made to seem unimportant or are overreactions by the child and the parent. This school has no recommendations by me, not now, not ever!

- submitted by a parent

October 11, 2004
My daughter was a student here from kindergaten to 5th grade. I found this school to be excellent. The teachers were all wonderful. I always felt my daughter's teachers cared and worked hard. The parents were all very involved and the school was very open to parental involvement. The after school program was very nice, too. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

May 04, 2004
I am a former parent of Naples Bayside academy. My child was there on a inter-district transfer from the time my child started in Kindergarten and the whole time my child and I were made to feel like red haired step children and complete outsiders. True I didn't live in Naples or Belmont Shore, but in the same token, why take in new comers if they are not going to be accepted and given the same opportunities as all of the other children(even if they are not Naples children) The staff directly and indirectly harrassed not only me and my child, but I have witnessed harrassment to other children as well. This I feel happened because of my race, my lack of income and because I didn't fit into the mold of what the staff thought I should be in order to be qualified to be a resident at the-school.

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2004
My experience with Naples has been outstanding. Being the responsible single parent (Father) of a child in the second grade is a tremendous responsibility. The staff at Naples immediately made me feel comfortable and welcomed. My son requires additional special tutoring and the treatment and attention he has received has been outstanding. I'm very happy to have my son attend Naples and also impressed with the professionalism of the entire staff there. Kirk Bechtold

- submitted by a parent

February 16, 2004
My child has had an excellent experience at Naples Elementary. The new principal is very involved at even occasionally fills in for teachers so she gets to know the children better. She has strict standards for grading and behavior and never lets an opportunity pass to reinforce the school standards. We often comment that Naples is like a throwback to the 50s.

- submitted by a community member

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Naples Elementary School
5537 The Toledo, Long Beach, CA  90803
(562) 433-0489
Last modified Naples Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Naples Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top