"We are best known for dedication to excellence."
Students enrolled 886
School leader Laura Badillo
Transportation options None
District Menifee Union Elementary

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27587 La Piedra Road
Menifee, CA 92584

School website
(951) 672-2400
(951) 672-6060
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Map of Santa Rosa Academy address.

4 stars
Based on 155 ratings

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August 13, 2014
Wonderful school! However, I wish they would stop holding a lottery when there are no spots available! Parents that have children in SRA for years can't get their siblings in. Many homeschool, hoping for a better chance to get in on a track change. That can often put a child behind and can be a struggle for families not used to homeschooling. It would be nice to see SRA accommodate their faithful families more and not wasting so much time on 100's of parents trying to get their child in. It's just not happening it seems and would be so much easier for families to fully support their school when all siblings are enrolled.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2014
All staff, parents, and students work hard to keep the character components in place. With the school being a district office as well as a K-12 hybrid independent study/site based school, it is a very busy place. Leadership is key.

- submitted by a teacher
August 07, 2014
While the education is better than most in the area, the administration side of the school is run so poorly I'm surprised it hasn't been shut down. The red track for middle school and high school is awful. They offer no clubs or events just for them, all activities are K-8 and always geared more towards K-3. Lots of promises made, but nothing comes of it. For high school, the counselors don't even take the time to talk to the students and find their interests before placing them in classes. Blue track always gets priority in class choices, and the red track is treated like the "red headed step children." They only keep the red track to boost enrollment so they have more money for blue track. The 1:1 laptops they mentioned for all students, isn't even an option for red track. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME HOMESCHOOLING THROUGH SANTA ROSA. SHAME ON YOU ADMINISTRATION!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2014
My kids have just graduated from this school. We all were happy with it but for one area:Math. My son came so SRA in 7th grade an advanced student in mathmatics. He was a year ahed of his class. By his senior year, he tested basic on his STAR test and his ELM, SAT and ACT were affected. After spring break, the faculty eas switched and the correct teacher was placed for the seniors. By that time it was too late. They need a better high school counselor; one who doesn't play favorites. This school is safe and doesn't tolerate bullying.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2014
BA does not make you a teacher...constant complaint no help for struggling or advanced students...beware and go somewhere else

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2014
Best School ever! You will never find a School like this! The education is excellent, staff is very nice, lots of communication with principle and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
I disagree with this reviewer. My children attended this school a couple of years ago and I found that the school was very diverse. There were many different hues and social classes represented at Santa Rosa Academy. Check it out for yourself before you judge.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
I have two grandchildren in Santa Rosa Academy. My granddaughter is in second grade (3rd year at the school) and my grandson is in kindergarten. The year has barely begun, but I already see positive changes in my grandson's behavior. I was just down visiting and took my grandaughter out to buy more books. She is reading at least a book a week. They are both excelling and I love how much the teachers keep my daughter in the loop of what is happening. I wish there was a school like Santa Rosa when my kids were in school. Pat Tavare

- submitted by a community member
September 07, 2013
I must say putting my child back in the public school system was the best move I ever made!If If spell correct or not I can tell you it has not influenced my child. He has been an Honer roll student all his life until thi school and putting him back into the public school system I was nervous!He had to work twice as hard to keep up his grades??I will tell you now the public school has as much and more for your child. I will add there big positive is there lab tops??? My son has one in High School and we don't pay a dime for it!!!!! Go figure and granted we haven't been in school to long he hasn't had one problem with it!!! All I know is that school has a long way to go and I am not ready to let my kids be guinnie pigs!!! They need to be ready for College and I am afraid these students will be in for a BIG shock when they go to College! And as far the people who say you don't volunteer enough if you have that much time you can do the same in public school trust me I know 1st hand I have been there!!!! You can get better help than wasting time on some waiting list!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2013
I have two young children ready to start school within the next year. I have been reading the reviews for this charter school and have discovered one constant among the negative reviews I read - the authors need to go back to school. Is it any wonder that these complaining parents can't spell, use poor grammer and convey an opinion that makes no sense. Before complaining about the professionals that work at this academy ask yourself whether your lack of education or skills as a teaching parent might in fact be the core problem you are complaining about. Your child's success as a student has as much to do with your influance as those of the educators you criticize. Take a hard look at what you bring to the table before casting stones at others.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2013
I have had students on all three tracks and have dealt with a few minor issues, but none that would warrant any negative review. If you are looking for a place to take your children for the day while you are either working or doing other things, then you are probably going to be confused and disappointed in the school. They do push parent involvement; however, they have a very specific vision for the school. So if you can get on board with that, then your children will usually prosper with the caliber of teachers at SRA. As for the principal and founders of the school, I could not have more respect for someone who selflessly identifies a need and commits her life to creating an environment where people come together to collaborate and build a community of people who want to inspire families toward the love of learning. Yes, there are inconveniences, but as parents, when something is worth doing, it usually isn't easy! When our new beautiful school is built, the kids are going to be even more proud of their school community! I know my 6 will!

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2013
I am not understanding why people choose to stay at a school where they are truly unhappy. There are parents who talk negatively about the school, teachers, and administration out in the parking lot. To me, it seems they should just find a more compatible school for their kids. I enjoy everything about the school, and hope that the happy families stay with the school, and the sour grapes decide to move on. We don't need negativity at our fabulous school.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2013
I have a special needs high schooler and a gifted junior higher and have found over the past two years (the length of time we've been there), that the teachers, administrators and other staff have bent over backwards to accomodate our family and meet the needs of both our children. We have done both red and blue tracks and were satisfied with both. Much better than the standard CA school, this charter school understands that my children are not cookie cutter students, but unique individuals. Couldn't be happier with the school or our choice to attend there.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2013
Regardless of people's opinion, this school has a level of commitment to it's students, staff, and parent's that far exceeds most other public education schools. Because the school acts as it's own district, the amount of work that the staff puts out, on an extremely small budget, should be commended and I don't think most people realize what an independent charter's load is. The teacher's are committed and the office staff works very hard. I think that it is the dissatisfied parents whose children have been properly disciplined that tend to put out the bad ratings. Parents must parent their own children and make the right decisions for their families, but don't put down a school that works so for it's students.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2012
iv been at this school for 4years .i'v seen it go from a wonderful place that really cares about the kids to if you are unsatafied with any thing the school's answer is may be this is not the place for child. i feel the school has changed its focus from a home school environment to a prep. school and now that there are so many kids wanting to get in the school does not care about any kid that might be having some difficulty .i'v had important emails go unanswered. teachers not follow throe with there commitments .i'm very disappointed with the new direction the school has taked not sure what .i'm going to do for next year.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2012
We drive all the way from Murrieta to this school because we LOVE Santa Rosa!! As a public school teacher who has their Master's degree in Education, I can say that this school has the right vision of how education and character should be taught. The high level curriculum challenges students to be prepared for college. Teachers and administrators go above and beyond to make the children and families feel important. Our family highly recommends this school!!!..there is a reason the wait list is 1,100 students deep!

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2012
This school is amazing. The teachers know what there doing. The Principal is one of the nicest people I know. I have seen a lot of parents talk horribly to the staff and the Principal. The reason why some people do good at public schools is because they give easier assignments. Santa Rosa actually tries to challenge the students. If you excel here, you know your smart. They are great with character, and they try to enforce. It's up to the students to get there work done, not the teachers. And if the students ask for help, they oblige and help them to the best of their ability. I recomend this school to everybody.

- submitted by a community member
February 08, 2012
The principle at this school is rude to the students and likes to scare the students telling them they would do better at a different school. Instead of being understanding with a family she is very harsh and threatins to kick children out of the school. I cant say this about all the teachers, but one of the teachers at his school does not seem to want to help the student that struggles with an area of learning.The student dropped their greade below "c" so she required them them to go to after school tutoring. This is all fine and dandy but doesent teach much in tutoring just tell thems to finish their homework.She does not sit down with the student and show them what they are doing wrong . I thought that was what tutoring was for.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2011
Santa Rosa Academy is a very good school and I absolutely love it. My children have exceeded at this school. The teachers really care about your child and always are making sure that your child is doing great. If your child is getting a grade C or below then at Santa Rosa your child is required tutoring. I love this. I would recommend this school to everyone.

- submitted by a community member
October 27, 2011
this is by far the worst charter school i have ever seen children attend to. they are always begging for money and the staff/principle(s) are horrible, and cant do half of their job right.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2011
I am very satisfied with Santa Rosa Academy. They offer choices in education so parents can best decide how their individual student should be educated. This requires thoughtful consideration and hard work by the parent, so this school is not for everyone. However, if you want to be actively involved in your child's education, then Santa Rosa Academy is great school.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2011
This is interesting...it seems that people either love Santa Rosa or are very dissapointed. We have had a very positive experience at this school. My children love their teachers and have been there a long time so they know how many good things have happened since becoming students there a few years ago. We are very happy. It isn't for everyone. Like with anything...it is what you bring to it that determines what you get out of it. The students and teachers have great relationships and the parent community is so involved. We will be here through the end of high school. We love Santa Rosa Academy. Yes, sometimes it takes a while to get to the right person for information, but we've experienced nothing but courtesy and care from the staff anytime we needed help.. I've seen parents behaving so poorly it makes you wonder why they are at the school that is committed to excellent character. Each time the staff responds as politely as possible. Sorry to hear the parent 's below opnion..we have not experienced that at all.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2011
school is a typical charter ran by a uneducated principal. School plays favorites with staff and hires and fires all the time. Fires really good teachers and keeps the favorites. I am already very disappointed in this school this year ! I would never send a child here again

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2011
I am in agreement that this school is very unorganized, scary to see this. The staff seemed inept. I am a parent who is very involved in my children's education and progress. This school ended up being a huge disappointment. Assignments from the curriculum were unorganized. Horrible, being the fact they pride themselves on being prep a school. They seem to be lacking especially with high school students. There is no direction for their students and teachers seem overwhelmed with an already over crowded school that their staff can cannot accommodate. The track system they allocate is ineffective and brings about confusion for both students and staff. Research other Charters before thinking about this one.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2011
The teachers and staff are exceptional. Students learn respect and positive character traits. They are learning what is required to be future leaders in society. I especially like the small atmosphere where each child is acknowledged and eventually known by name by the teachers and staff. Teachers are attentive to student's needs and are great role models.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2011
My child attended this school and I was very unhappy with the ability of the staff to teach, anyone can teach at Santa Rosa if you have a BA degree. Yikes! I felt the school and teachers were very unprofessional, not all children are created equal, but Santa Rosa staff is unable to meet the demands of struggling students. Uniform school, I do feel the teachers anbd staff should follow the same uniform as the kids, teaching by example. Not the school for me, my chid is in public now and has excelled. I like charter schools but would NOT recommend Santa Rosa. VERY UNORGANIZED.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2011
Santa rosa is a great school. Completely satisfied with all of their tracks. full time (blue), part time (white), and homeschool (red). :) Parents are totally involved

- submitted by a community member
March 03, 2011
I was quite disappointed with this school. Promises were made and not delivered as staff is very disorganized. Curriculum is outdated, and teachers are unprofessional.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2011
Completely fell short of my expectations. Look somewhere else, there are many other, better options out there.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2011
Good Teachers, Flexible programs. My daughter likes it even though she has to wear a uniform when she is on campus which is only 2 days a week anyway.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2011
I am trying to find out if you have to pay tuition to attend this school. Can someone advise.

- submitted by a community member
November 02, 2010
SantaRosa is a wonderful school. I have three children that are lucky enough to attend and could'nt be more pleased. They are all a different learning level and SantaRosa meets all their needs.It makes learning for them and me a wonderful experience. My children love this school and this is a "parents dream"..The academic stardards are strong and are great for our future.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2010
Absolutely phenomenal school. Highly recommend any parent with a child or children in Menifee district to attend information meeting to keep your options open. I would disagree with parent review that school is inattentive, as this has not been our personal experience. Administration and teachers are extremely encouraging, and attentive to each students individual needs. My children have attended various schools in the district, and this by far has been the absolute best.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2010
Inattentive to child's needs. Son had IEP, which I had to chase admin. to set up therapies. Took 3 months after school start. Child was also falling behind. Teachers didn't communicate problem to me until grade came in. Was told they were small, therefore it was difficult for them to service. I was hoping that a smaller school with smaller class size would be a benefit. Child now thrives in public school. too bad, based on reviews I had high hopes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
I love Santa Rosa Academy because the teachers as well as the staff are so helpful and friendly. My daughter has learned so much since she has gone there.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
It is by far one of the best schools around. Teachers, staff to admins, cream of the crop.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 23, 2010
They have a great education i and i like how they treat every student like it is their only student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Provides a good education. Teachers are friendly and helpful.I also approve of the dress code. I'm the great-grandfather of one of the students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 22, 2010
Our great-grandchild is receiving a fine education. The teachers Merit our highest congratulations. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 21, 2010
All of the staff love the students and the school and are dedicated to providing the very best education they possibly can. There is plenty of interaction and extracurricular activity to keep the students focused on and enjoying learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 04, 2010
Our son recently transferred to SRA, and in less than a week, it was extremely evident that the teachers, atmosphere, and curriculum are top notch. This school incorporates character building which is so lacking in today's world. Our son amazes us daily with the knowledge that he comes home and shares with us as a first grader. Ms. Inigarida is truly wonderful, and is so caring, compassionate, and skilled at teaching the future leaders of America. We Love the Santa Rosa Academy!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2010
Be careful! I didn't realize how far behind the children were there, especially in Math until I moved them to a better charter school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2009
awesome school. They teach the children about respect and responsibility. The teachers are of great quality and communication is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2009
Santa Rosa offers options to students who need a closer relationship with teachers that you don't find in larger schools. Teachers take a personal interest in each individual child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2009
The flexibility the scheduling offers as well as the way they work with families in such a supportive way!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2009
Because Santa Rosa Has given my Daughter the freedom to express herself and become a gifted and bright indiviual!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2009
I love that Santa Rosa offers education on a private school level with a public school price.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2009
My Grand Daughter goes to this school. She scores well above the average on all state tests. Enjoys going to school. Loves her teachers and has many friends. This school has a great educational environment. Excellent parental participation. The children are well mannered. Teachers are accessible, helpful, and truly care about the students. California needs more charter school like this one.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2009
We have never been at a more comfortable school setting.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2009
The teacher's and staff truly love the children they teach as their very own. Great staff, Great leadership.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2009
I love the school and the people there. Mrs vo and mr jones are the best teachers ever.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 07, 2009
What a great school! We have the best kids and a fabulous, caring staff. I'm so glad I found it for my student.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
It is a great school, my daughter now has improved her reading and math skills greatly since attending. Even her social skills have dramatically increased. This school has been the difference in her and our lives.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
Santa Rosa Academy teaches the Essence of how to become a good citizen and do your best for all of humanity.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
Love the individualize education

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 06, 2009
They are making a miracle out of my son, Im so proud and happy he's going to this school. The principal (Mr. Clevenger) makes him feel so awesome and happy everytime he see's him.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
The kids love there school and that makes them better students.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
The teachers at this school are amazing!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
I love that my child is getting all the help at Santa Rosa he needs to succeed in moving forward in his education and that he is able to attend collage classes while in high school giving him a jump start in the right direction.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
Great School...Qualified Teachers...Making Education what it is supposed to be!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
Its a great school providing great opportunities

- submitted by a community member
November 06, 2009
Mrs. Wheeler rocks! Our daughter, Rebecca comes home every day ready and willing to complete her home-work. Rebecca enjoys going to school. Mrs. Badillo, 'The Gov', your connected to our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
The well prepared teachers and attention they give my child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
My nephew and niece, Blake and Danielle Oldenburg have been at this school for years and have really flourished. To hear the kids say they really like their school and their teachers is really making a statement. I believe this school has helped them achieve more than they could have at a regular school.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
Great Teachers and the best atmosphere in the world for kids to learn.

- submitted by a community member
November 06, 2009
my grandaughter is learning so much! the teachers are great too!

- submitted by a community member
November 06, 2009
competent, compassionate, and conscientious teachers...

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 06, 2009
It a wonderful school. Great teachers, great kids, great environment, great place.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
Excellent all around school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 06, 2009
Santa Rosa Academy produces great students because they have great teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
The teachers and students seem genuinely happy to be here. I love the smaller class sizes and positive environment!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
It is a great environment for my kids. They teach Character as well as academics & we love that!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
it's a greay School, my kids have been getting better grades than before and the teacher really care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
This school teaches the children respect and self-respect allowing the children to each be their individual self.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
Top notch adim. that truly care about the student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
My son Kevin loves to go to school everyday! SRA is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
The students really learn, and achieve. Every one really cares for the students best interest.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
this school is awsome i love the teachers and mrs.badillo.

- submitted by a student
November 05, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 05, 2009
The quality of education is is fantastic. Great work shops and sports program for the children. Very caring staff.

- submitted by a community member
November 05, 2009
It has a great learning environment and parent involvement.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2009
They are bringing Respect, Excellence, and Integrity back to education!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
My Granddaughter is doing so well at your school. I am so happy to see her enjoy attending classes there.. Keep up the Good Work.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2009
We are so proud of the students at this school. They are high achievers in every way!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
This school provides a great learning environment

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2009
My son is excited about school now! That is great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
It a great school with a small community feel. A great place for our kids to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
It's the type of small and focused environment that's so conducive to learning anyone would love to have been going there.

- submitted by a community member
November 05, 2009
i love mrs vo and mr eddy, as well as the people who go there. :)

- submitted by a student
November 05, 2009
good students very respectful

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2009
Its awesome! :) I love how the teachers really care about our education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
My youngest son attends Santa Rosa Academy and is excelling in this wonderfully positive learning environment! The teachers are terrific & encouraging! We love it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
It provides a great alternative for students who need to learn in a different environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
Great teachers; the school provides a positive atmosphere for students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
I love the school. My teachers are the greatest.

- submitted by a student
November 05, 2009
Santa Rosa is an awesome school!!! My daughter loves it and my son is next to attend. Charter schools are the way to go. I would'nt put my children any place else. Also the staff is amazing you always feel so welcome.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
Mrs. Hartman is an awesome teacher.

- submitted by a student
November 05, 2009
I have three children at Santa Rosa and they absolutely love it! Damaris and Amos and Phoebe are fans and so am I!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
the staff is excellent and always available to help

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
I think the school involves the students in every aspect of what school is about and they have high expectations and standards.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
I truly believe the teachers are doing their best to provide our children with quality education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
Santa Rosa Academy allows parents and students to experience freedom yet structure in the educational environment. Charter schools are definitely the way to go!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2009
i love our school. the teachers are fabulous

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
The personal attention that my child receives. She doesn't get lost in the crowd. A wonderful option to homeschooling.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
Mrs. Hartman is the best History and English teacher!!

- submitted by a student
no rating November 05, 2009
I love the teachers. They are awesome!!

- submitted by a student
no rating November 05, 2009
Teaching based on child abilities and to actually help each child to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
The teachers are caring and love what they do. You can see the how the kids are happy to be in school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
My son Stephan Lugo started his first year at SRA. He is extremely excited. As a parent you are always concerned about their education and the way they get treated at school. I am happy to report that my son is not only progressing learning the fundamentals that will help with his future but more importantly the sincere attention that his teachers (McCaughey and Sanchez) have displayed not only to him but his school mates. Great Job Santa Rosa Academy!!! Go Rangeres

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
I love Mrs. Hartman!!! She is the best teacher ever!!

- submitted by a student
no rating November 05, 2009
The staff is incredible - there are so many different opportunities for kids that don't fall into the normalcy grids for education - several of my friends kids attend and rave on and on about it - location is perfect - director is over the top very community minded, very open minded.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
my kids are praised and given incentives for trying hard to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
I love Santa Rosa Academy because the staff provides a stellar education for students, instructs students to use manners and decorum, and because it provides our community with choices to meet the needs of students who need smaller class sizes to flourish!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
Santa Rosa Academy has a clear vision. They are supportive of studetns and families. Such dedication needs to be reconized!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
Great options for students that may not fit in the public schools.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2009
The staff and teachers and dedicated to helping our students...

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
The art of teaching is demonstrated there.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2009
Love teaching anything hands on is great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
I love it staff is awsome~!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
It is a great school, and Ashley is learning so much!!

- submitted by a community member
November 05, 2009
santa rosa is a great school. Love the staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
My grandson has developed so well scholastically and socially. He loves going to school.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
My son recently started. He has changed for the better in less than 2 weeks. He is able to concentrate on his work without being put down for his efforts. Being built up by the teachers. They are really strict and there structured. They even teach them whats morally correct, (like opening doors for the girls, or pulling there chairs out or waiting until spoken too!!! Great school..

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
Mr. Cordon, Mrs. Stratton, Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Patricio, Mrs. McMullen, Mrs. Vo, Mr. Eddy and Mr. Dang are all really great teachers. i also appreciate every one else who helps make this school possible, but it would just take too long to write. but i still love you!!!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating November 05, 2009
Santa Rosa is a very caring school where the children are the focus. It's a great place to send your children!

- submitted by a teacher
November 05, 2009
I'm impressed by the knowledge that my grandchildren share with me. They are very happy with their school.

- submitted by a community member
November 05, 2009
They have a great philosophy about education and have dedicated top notch teachers.

- submitted by a student
November 05, 2009
Because at this school you know the parents care about their child's education!

- submitted by a teacher
November 05, 2009
The teachers and staff seem to really care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
Both my kids absolutelty love Santa Rosa. what a great alternative choice to public school.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
I love SantaRosa Academy because they actually care about there students and aren't only about pay.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2009
The student to teacher ratio. I think it is great for the students to get more one-on-one attention.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
I've see a remarkable difference in my nephew's overall social skills and confidence since he's been at Santa Posa Academy. You deserve kudos!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
The school has great values. Teachers are wonderful!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2009
They have a great academic program that encourages individuality and freedom of expression!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
My daughter Madison loves Mrs. McCaughey and Mr. Sanchez' 6th grade class

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
A positive environment for children.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2009
The teachers are great at this school

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2009
I have the best school and the best teachers! I love Santa Rosa Academy!

- submitted by a student
no rating November 05, 2009
This is a great place for kids

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2009
The kids at this school are great.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2009
It is a positive school,My son Cole and I give it two thumbs up!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
Outstanding discipline, caring, awesome staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
Santa Rosa Academy nurtures the entire child and gives individualized attention and instruction to each student.The teachers provide support at every step and foster a truly creative learning environment. The children love absolutely love their teachers! The entire school inspires learning and encourages each child to their fullest potential.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
We have the most dedicated teachers who take pride in their job - educating children and being a part of the academic enrichment of each child in their individual classes!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
Such an impressive school offering real options for involved parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
I love the positive atmosphere and the happiness that radiates from all of the students an teachers here! :)

- submitted by a student
November 05, 2009
The children at Santa Rosa are getting a much better education there than they would anywhere else.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2009
Because Ms. Badillo is an awesome principal, they have great teachers and they care about their students!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
All three of my kids love Santa Rosa. They have good people who genuinely care about the children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
I love the 2 day program for Daniele - incredible! Awesome teacher.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
Nathan has grown because of the great teachers and principle at Santa Rosa Academy

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
The teachers are great and very caring!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
The teachers all teach with heart and know each student individually.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
great teachers, great kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
Small school, giant hearts.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
This is a wonderful charter school with a dedicated teaching staff. They really connect with their students and teach inclusion like no big public school can.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
I truly believe Santa Rosa goes over and beyond for their students... I am always greeted with a warm welcome and family... They don t even feel like a school at sometime because there always concerned how you are doing and can truly notice if you re have a bad day...I believe this is one of the best schools around!!! And Mr. C & Ms. S are the best!! They make the school...

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
My children are getting great guidance from the teachers and staff and when, as a parent, you talk to any of the Santa Rosa staff they ultimately have a connection and are concerned for the wellbeing of all their students. This is beyond a great school. You guys rock! Justin D. says Mr. Sanchez has the cleanest classroom in all the school!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
Santa Rosa Academy's smaller class size, innovative learning programs, focus on community involvement, dedicated teachers and emphasis on character and values sets it apart! My son is the beneficiary of Ms. Kelleher's energy, care and passion for teaching; he and we as parents are very blessed to have her there at Santa Rosa!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
I love the dedicated staff. They are truly devoted to their students and and to an excellent education.

- submitted by a community member
November 05, 2009
The teachers are awesome and my friends are really cool. Kool with a K:)

- submitted by a student
November 04, 2009
My kids started the new year at santa rosa they are receiving great academic study but learning ethics as well .Can you say that about your school.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
I love working here! The first graders are wonderful, the curriculum is awesome, and the staff and administrators are amazing!

- submitted by a teacher
November 04, 2009
i think the school has really good teachers and staff

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
I love the school because the teachers are very supportive of me!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
I love this school because they have given me a better education.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 04, 2009
The children have great teachers and get a very good education. Siena Voshall really loves this school and the teachers.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 04, 2009
We love Santa Rosa because the education is individualized and my daughter and I have the chance to work together at home!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
There's no school that teaches the sharp skills I have! And, the only school where the principal buys you lunch!

- submitted by a student
no rating November 04, 2009
Nancy loves the kids and when I help out in the classroom I can see how much the kids enjoy learning.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
Awesome programs. Mrs. Alvarado is an amazing teacher! It all just works so well for my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
Challenging education, respect for all--children and adullts.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 04, 2009
I love how much the students (Siena Spriet) love and take pride in their school!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Excellent staff and wonderful families!

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
Isabella s Loves Santa Rosa Academy. She has a great tome learning.

- submitted by a community member
November 04, 2009
Santa Rosa has been a great school for my 3 children. I love that every teacher know my children by name and know who I am. It's just like a big family!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Love this school. The staff is great.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 04, 2009
My niece is learning so much more at this school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 04, 2009
My three children have been going to SRA now for two years. We love our teacher Mrs. Shannon. She is wonderful with the kids and me as a parent. The school and staff are great. Everyone is very helpful and nice and cares about the children.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
They have the best teaching staff in the nation. I especially like one teacher in particular, Kelly Wheeler.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Because Fourth Grade Teacher Kelly Wheeler is the best teacher! Kids love her and she is the most attentive teacher that many of the parents talk in a positive manner about.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Awesome positive environment for the students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
because it is a fun school to go to and the teachers a re so nice there

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
SRA is a wonderful school my daughter always comes home says how wonderful her teachers are and how great the staff is

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
my granddaughters love their school and teachers

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 04, 2009
The staff really helps the kids at this school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 04, 2009
Santa Rosa has some of the most dedicated teachers around! My son loves Mr Eddy and Mrs Vo!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 04, 2009
My Nieces, Sabrina, Gabby and Mia attend Santa Rosa and they LOVE IT!!

- submitted by a community member
November 03, 2009
The staff at this school genuinely care about each student and their school success

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
I love the way Santa Rosa is able to cater to the student's individual needs and promote academic achievement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
The people and teachers at SRA are very kind and will help you with anything that you need to get done. The kids are awesome here. The school is very cool and can is the perfect place for kids with any problem whether its socializing, or a certain subject the teachers will help you and so will the kids. :D

- submitted by a student
November 03, 2009
My son graduated last year thanks to the help and support of Santa Rosa Academy. With there dedication and commitment and patience they were a big part in encouraging my son to succeed through his high school years.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
Santa Rosa is a great school with awesome teachers. My daughter loves it there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
Our teachers have a connection with the students and their families that makes it a very caring and happy environment. I love working there and having my own children attend.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
I love Santa Rosa Academy because of the great teachers like Ms.Kelleher! We love her!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 02, 2009
exciting teachers that care about the kids learning, smaller classes more one on one time with teachers, safe environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
The small classroom sizes, attention to detail, teaching staff and administration. The values taught are the reason we attend

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
The Teacher's and Faculty have a huge commitment to educating and assisting parents in raising the children in to responsible adults.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
Santa Rosa Academy is a strong up and coming school who serves our surrounding communities with an opportunity for education other than the public or religous(private) route. The school has in place a strong, dedicated, and driven Administration and Staff. With such things in place ONLY continued success will follow this Academy. Continued success to you all.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 02, 2009
This school is the greatest. They try will hard to make the best out of what they have

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
because everyone is very friendly and dedicated to providing the best educational experience possible

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
This school is outcome oriented, yet student friendly. The staff is amazing and clearly dedicated to their students. They have solid leadership anchored by the board and an incredible principal. They do amazing things with what they have during these tough fiscal times.

- submitted by a community member
November 02, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 02, 2009
staff is very approachable, very consistant and really do have the well being of the students at heart and mind. Each teacher and staff member do a wonderful job at teaching, implemeting and follow the character triats of the month. It's a bout time that public schools have brought back, support and implement traits such as being accountable, responsible, respectful of self and others and encourage students to become the BEST THEY CAN BE. It IS NOT a slogan at this school, but a reality.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
Awesome teaching and attention to student's needs. My child is advanced and she is not being stifled or shortchanged by having to perform at lower levels. She is being challenged and her needs are being met. The staff and facilities are great for a school that is just coming into its own. A new facility and all the challenges associated with that have been handled with aplomb.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
I love all programs at Santa Rosa Academy. My son has excelled so much since he has been attending the school. All staff take time to address students and issue that may arise in a professonal manner. My son feels excepted and appreciated for the first time in school.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
I have never worked at a school that was more committed to the education of their students threw both parents and teachers. I love t here. Mr. Sanchez

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 02, 2009
School offer a safe small group environment with lots of attention to each child.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
My kids have been in the school for 3 years. They love it. My daughter is inthe 8th grade doing 9th grade work in some classes. The teachers are awesome and the staff is the same they really love the kids that go there.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
It is by far the most personal school I have ever been a part of. People care.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2009
This school is so well rounded. It helps children with learning disabilities and challenges the gifted. The teachers really care. I love that my kids are getting a great education and learning good character traits as well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2009
The faculty is fantastic and I just love their Red Track program!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2009
Great charter school and staff. Everyone is so kind and supportive. My tenth grader is on Red Track program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2009
I love Santa Rosa because the Teachers and Staff care about the Kids and Parents. And treat everyone fairly.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2009
This is an extraordinary school. Expecting the best from their students and implementing the means to get them there. What a success story!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2009
Santa Rosa, is the best school! I love that they have the home school option, Home schooling my daughter was the best decision I have ever made. I love that the students have to wear uniforms, the teachers are very nice. I love that the grades are from K-12. The students are very mannerable. Just all around a wonderful school to attend.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2009
We love Santa Rosa Academy because it's small enough to know our kids' teachers, other students, and they know us too. Our kids get a nurturing education and they receive attention for their personal needs so they can succeed beyond their wildest dreams!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2009
They always put the kids FIRST and LOVE the Teachers and the STAFF...

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2009
Great administration, incredible teachers, top-notch students! Santa Rosa is a school that defines excellence at every level. One visit to the campus, and you will be a believer!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2009
BEST teachers, BEST staff, BEST students, BEST families who care about their kids!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 01, 2009
Santa Rosa Academy is an awesome school! I love the one on one learning experience I got. The teachers really care about you and want the very best for each student!

- submitted by a community member
November 01, 2009
The Santa Rosa Academy ROCKS! There are some truly gifted staff members!

- submitted by a community member
November 01, 2009
Because Santa Rosa Academy Actually 'CARE'S' about our Kids...and doesn't just push them through like a number!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 31, 2009
The teachers and staff at this school are awesome. My daughter goes to this school and loves it!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
Santa Rosa Academy is awesome! my son is more focus on learning, and he says Mr. Clevenger is the best. He is excited to be there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
We love the School! Great system, good discipline and very organized!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
It is the best. Everyone fits in, education is a priority and teachers are amazing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
Santa Rosa Academy is incredible! The teachers, staff, and students are the best in this area. It is definitely a place for young people to find themselves and excel!

- submitted by a teacher
October 30, 2009
awesome teachers, loving, caring. especially Mrs. Badillo!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
Santa Rosa is very academically inclined with a top-notch engineering & bio-med program. You just can't get these programs at any school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
I love the school. The teachers and the staff have always gone out of their way to help my granddaughter when we were dealing with the illness and death of her mother.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 30, 2009
I love all my kids teachers a s the admin is Awesome

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
My daughter is a new student at school. The office staff at the school are the most wonderful and efficient people. They have really made my daughter and I feel very welcome. I'm looking forward to a very rewarding year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
The staff at santa rosa are fantastic. The school is small and everyone knows my child by name.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2009
Santa Rosa is a great school that really cares about the students and their academics.I love this school so much!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 30, 2009
Santa Rosa is a wonderful school with caring and dedicated teachers. The new kindergarten teacher is especially fantastic!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
My niece really enjoys her school and brags about her teachers all the time.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
A great place where kids get the support of everyone from the classroom to the custodians! Santa Rosa Rocks!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
I love Santa Rosa because they have awesome teachers and the greatest students, I love it there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
its very clean and respectful school. and gives anyone a chace to learn and reach theres goals and dreams

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2009
I love the teachers that all my kids have!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
very pleased with the staff and the organization!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
Santa Rosa is a great school with a great Staff, teachers are great, administrators are welcoming and warming all who attend and all who visit

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2009
I LOOOOOVE Santa Rosa Academy. They are really concerned about your grades unlike other schools.

- submitted by a student
October 29, 2009
We have two children that attend Santa Rosa, one in 7th, and one in 10th. They attend the full time blue track. Our boys like school and their teachers and we are very pleased we found Santa Rosa Academy.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2009
Santa Rosa is a good alternative for those who don't fit regular classrooms. The kids love the smaller classrooms and individual attention.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 29, 2009
The teachers really care about the students. And there is much more one on one time. I love it there. It's like one big family.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2009
I like Santa Rosa Academy because the staff and the school is GREAT and a great place to go for theme weeks.

- submitted by a student
October 29, 2009
This school is amazing. I see the lives of children improve with each day. There are no cliques whatsoever, and everyone is friends. There are no rumors going around the school. All the teachers are extremely intelligent, and the students are very smart.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 29, 2009
My daughter goes to Santa rosa and has Mrs.Wheeler she loves it

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
I love that my loved ones are getting a great education and not having to deal with the public schhol system issues.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
They listen to the parents - involved and responsive teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
Mrs. Vo and Mr. Eddy are the best teachers around! They care so much about our students and work hard every day to make a difference in their lives!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
I really think that Santa Rosa is a great place for my children to attend. They are learning such great character traits. The academics are awesome!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
Santa Rosa is a wonderful school with a fabulous staff. They work hard every day to meet the needs of all students, while teaching them both academic and social skills!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
This school has helped my daughter with the drama that occurs at other schools. She is very happy here and i am proud of her for all that she has accomplished at this school!

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2009
Santa Rosa Academy is the best! Great teachers, staff and a great principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
Santa Rosa provides my daughter with a safe, fun and challenging education! Great teachers!

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2009
Santa Rosa Academy is one of the best charter schools in southern california due to its excellent academic program.

- submitted by a community member
October 29, 2009
I love the focus on respect and the ability to communicate one on one with the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
Our school is so awesome! The students are great! Especially those first graders!

- submitted by a teacher
October 29, 2009
My children absolutely love SRA and so do we. We are one big family working together to ensure our childrens academic success.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
i like this school because of all the awesome people you get to meet (:

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2009
Because they have the best students! Especially those wonderful first graders!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 25, 2009
Simply put, 'developing a habit of mind for success' strategies for parents, for kids, for faculty.... gives our students the kind of head start that is truly needed in today's world.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2009
My nephew has advanced beyond his peers in other programs under the school's tutelage.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 15, 2009
Our teachers and advisors are the best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
Santa Rosa Academy is an environment where children can feel comfortable being their self, therefore spending more time learning and enjoying the learning experience. This is my son's first year at Santa Rosa Academy after spending 2 years in CAVA homeschooling and he can't wait to go to school everyday, including the weekends. Thanks Santa Rosa keep up the good 'hard' work! Your Parent Advocate!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
The kids are wonderful at this school. Respectful and so polite. This is because their teachers expect nothing less. The Santa Rosa Academy is everything my husband and I want for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
The school is a breath of fresh air. In an area as diverse and large as Riverside County, Santa Rosa allows students and parents to feel that thier presence counts and makes a difference, you do not get lost in the shuffle or feel insignificant.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
The teachers are all awesome and very supportive to each child's education and life and equally supportive to parents and helping to keep the teamwork strong so the kids can succeed in all their academic and life endeavors, they are always available and make time for their students and parents and their concerns.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2009
Menifee campus is great. Your child gets a private school education in addition to being taught manners. Just read the comment section from other parents about this school. Very happy both my kids are going here. Beats the public school they were going to hands down.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
My children get a private school education at a public school price! They are taught that character matters as much as education. Santa Rosa is great for teaching our kids to be great citizens!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
santa rosa is great!! they are flexible to all your needs. they'll help you along with high school and make sure you get to where you need and to help you have a successful future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
My son loves going to school and everyone is very friendly

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Santa Rosa is a great school and the staff is wonderful. I highly recommend this school !

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Behavior of students is remarkable. Bunch of options for students. Students are expected to work hard, that is refreshing. Campus is very nice, and they have Mr. Clevenger.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 03, 2009
Santa Rosa offers a stimulating curriculum backed with character and integrity. The school has helped my son who was a struggling student that continued to fall through the cracks to become a successful student who now loves school and the challenges of studying subjects like Bio Medical Technology and Robotic Engineering as an eleventh grader.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
I love Santa Rosa Academy because the teachers are really wonderful. I only know one student, but every year he is so excited and animated over the things he has learned in school that I am amazed. For a teacher to take what could easily become the monotonous and turn it into an awesome wonder for the mind of a child is truly a gift.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
Even though my daughter in enrolled in independent study, the teachers still work with her one on one and hold her accountable.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2009
I am so thankful for the school, their committment to the kids and the great teachers that give so much to their classes! Character does count and I am so glad that is taught to these kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
The teaching staff and faculty at Santa Rosa are second to none, and work tirelessly to make every individual student know that he/she matters. I know that my 5th grader and high school junior have never been happier, and it shows in their grades!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
Santa Rosa Academy lays emphasis on good character, responsibility, and respect for self and others.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
My two children have excelled at Santa Rosa Academy! They love it and I love it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
They treat their staff as well as their students and it shows in the way all of them communicate and get along.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
The school allows teachers the flexibility to individualize curriculum to meet the needs of all students.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
Santa Rosa Academy allows parents to be very involved with their child's learning process and children still get to enjoy the classroom experience!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
This school's morals and foundation is visibly wonderful and the staff takes great care in the success of their students. It is a rare breed of schooling in which important fundamentals are incorporated such as chivalry and respect, versus the basic public education schools that can't handle the amount of discipline their students need to become high class citizens who are happy and successful in the things they strive to do in their lives.

- submitted by a student
September 29, 2009
Focused on student character development and academic success. Aims to develop the whole person. Friendly atmosphere. Offers several academic programs to suit the specific needs of students and their families, including full-time study, independent study, and on-line study.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 28, 2009
Tell me of another school where young men open doors for the ladies and teachers. The focus on character and teaching the kids to be good people makes all the difference.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
It has an amazing and progressive science & technology curriculum!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 28, 2009
SRA is a great school and the teachers are very helpful.

- submitted by a student
September 28, 2009
my school is great, all the teachers here are awesome, I look forward to coming to school every morning!!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating September 28, 2009
My children have had the best education from Santa Rosa Academy from the great teachers. My Children want to learn. That alone is greatnest.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
SRA has given our daughter the best chance to have a great education. Smaller class room size and great teachers who really care about the education of your child.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
Great, caring teaching staff and safe clean learning environment.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 27, 2009
Santa Rosa Academy is an excellent school which provides the highest education possible to all students. The teachers are commited and talented. The students respect them and therefore are eager to learn.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 27, 2009
My granddaughter goes to this school and it has a lot to offer. She has the opportunity to learn golf and drama and art along with her academic education.

- submitted by a community member
September 27, 2009
Teaches the children not to worry about outward appearance instead teaches them morals and everday values.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 26, 2009
This school has come a long way and has significantly helped form the minds the students to be better students and citizens.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 26, 2009
This school has done such a wonderful job teaching my grandchildern and involving the parents and grandparents if activities. They cover all subjects as well as behavior, manors and social skills. The teachers are patient and kind to with only positive reinforcement. I'm very proud that my grandchildern go to such a wonderful school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 26, 2009
I love that they are about integrity and instilling that in our kids and that we help work with the school to make it a good school. The teachers are great and the kids are awesome.. it is like a private school but it is not.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
Very proud of the school. Excellent staff who care about the kids and their education and good old fashion values.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
Because of the tremendous flexibility and belief/support in the students this charter school offers, Lucas has just been bumped up to the 4th grade, and they'll work with him in the classroom and with me as his 'homeschool teacher' one-on-one. This (from what I understand) is fairly unheard of in the public school realm.

- submitted by a community member
September 25, 2009
It goes above and beyond what I have seen in other schools, longer days and less recess time which means more school time. Every morning and afternoon, staff greets you at drop off and pick up.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
I have loved having my children be a part of Santa Rosa Academy. They teach the children values that they will need in life--being responsible, caring citizens who are full of integrity.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
My school is the greatest, all the staff are very caring about my education

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
I think Santa Rosa Academy is an excellent school. Not only is the education oustanding but they also focus on the values one needs in society to achieve great things in life. They teach young boys and girls how to men and women.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
Teachers are very dedicated and go all out for thier students

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 24, 2009
Two of my grandsons attend Santa Rosa Academy and I have noticed how far they have progressed since attending this institution. They have developed excellent study habits.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
Santa Rosa offers small class sizes and caring teachers; the perfect combination!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
Great teacher that care about the students. Wonderful staff specially Mr. Clevenger and a great focus on academics.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
As a parent I like that it is a public school of choice, they have high academic and behavioral expectations...teaching 'old fashioned' manners is an intergal part of their school mission statement!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
Santa Rosa is an awesome charter school. The staff genuinely cares about the students and goes above and beyond the call of duty. The administration stresses character development and exemplifies it daily.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
My kids get up every morning are actually excited about going to school.....It has to be an awesome place for 3 kids to agree

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
I like the fact that the classes are limited to number of students, so that each student gets the attention they need. They are flexible, so that when a student is excelling, or if they are struggling, the appropriate needs are met. They are taking classes in Middle School, that they may or may not have available in other High Schools.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
The class sizes are the right size and the teachers and staff are committed to helping every student.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
The staff and teachers are wonderful, they are concern about the progress and needs of every student individually. They plan for success in each class room. It is wonderful to be part of a school with family values. My kids love going to school. :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
They focus on the character of their students as much, if not more than, the academics. This is important to me.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
My Son Tyler is in second grade there... He loves his teacher and is flourishing there. It is a great learning enviroment for these kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Great ethics teaching. Strong foundation of morals. All around good environment for my child.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
Our school is the best, all the teachers are so well qualified and really love teaching our bright little ones to love learning. They are so great about teaching our children the importance of good values and hard work in everything they do in life.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Terrific Charter School w/ a great independent study program. Teachers and Administration are wonderfully committed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
BEST SCHOOL EVER! The best teachers, and the best curriculum! I love the characteristic values they instill in my child!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
The love and compassion for the kids to learn and respect one other, teachers and parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
I love Santa Rosa, the teachers are the best and the academics are great!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
I love this school. After tired of the public school system and not being able to afford a private school. We are very blessed to have found Santa Rosa Academy. They CARE about our children and strive for the best out of them. They care about everything from academics, to how the children treat each other, to their clothing.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
Because it offers an alternative way of schooling with part-time homeschooling and part-time on campus

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
I love Santa Rosa Academy because of the excellent education program that they have and the excellent teachers of my children.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
Our school is committed to a quality education, compassion for the kids, and teaching and modeling being a respectful and creative person.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
We love Santa Rosa because they value our child's education, not only in teaching reading and arithmetic but in also teaching everyday core values and character traits.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Great school that teaches values that every individual should have in life. Excellent teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
This school is the greatest. It looks out for the children keeps you updated and tries there hardest to come up with things to do on a tight budget

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
Top Notch Teachers! Outstanding Admin! Very Flexible Learning Environment.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 23, 2009
My daughter has done very well at Santa Rosa. Keep up the great work there

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
My friend's son has learned some great things, including manners and respect for others. I was very impressed to see his good behavior.

- submitted by a community member
September 23, 2009
We have the most amazing leadership at our school. We are a school that provides our community with choices. I am so proud of our school and the amazing teachers, directors and students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Wonderful and caring teachers, friendly staff and nice school mates.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
they have a great school carriculum. I feel that my kids are getting a good education and most of all I feel they are in a safe environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Excellent hands on education! Students excell at all levels. Very focused on the individual needs of each and every student. Great parental involvement! This school should get a 5 star rating. Thumbs up all the way!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 23, 2009
I love Santa Rosa Acadamy because it is the closest thing there is to a private school w/o the big price tag. They do everything first class but on the cheap. I love the uniforms. The teachers are professional and expect the same from the students. It is a very small school so my child is not just a number on a piece of paper somewhere. Her teachers actually know who she is. Every teacher has an hour every day that the students can come to them for tutoring. In fact if any student is receiving a grade below a C in any class they are required to go to tutoring in that class until they have at least a C in that class. The staff of the school is very supportive. E-mail is used by all teachers and there is an on-line parent connect system to access your child's grades and assignments any time you want. Santa Rosa has a list of needs just like any other school but they do not require a ton of obnoxious fund raisers with unrealistic expectations. I really feel like I have a voice. If there is something I am confused about or don't really care for I can call the dean or the principal at any time and talk directly to him or her. My calls aren't screened or ignored. I feel we are all on the same team with the same goal in mind....to make Santa Rosa the best school possible so our kids can get the best education possible. I would and do recommend this school to anyone who's looking for a school.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
After homeschooling my son for 2 years, Santa Rosa was the perfect choice to transition him to mainstream school. The environment is conducive to learning and friendly. My son loves his teachers and looks forward to going to school everyday. That in itself is a miracle and is a testimony to great teachers and staff at Santa Rosa. I wish I had the money to fund every thing the school needs because they certainly deserve it. I am proud that my son is a student at Santa Rosa and will continue to sing its praises.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
The teachers are great and caring. They stay on top of communication between the school and the parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Santa Rosa is an incredible place where children can learn and grow in both knowledge and character. I am proud to be able to be a part of this wonderful school!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 23, 2009
Santa Rosa Academy is a unique program that truly meets the needs of the individual child. The curriculium is state mandated, but adjusted based on a child's needs and abilities. Parents as well as the students are part of a great educational family that works as a team. My children are learning Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, PE as well as Character Development. My children are being prepared for a real future, not just social promotion. This innovative program and the staff deserve recognition as one of the best schools in the nation.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
I like that they focus on education and not bending to outside political influence.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Santa Rosa has been the best thing that has ever happened to our family. My children have grown incredibly and have been in a relatively concern free environment. I LOVE the uniform policy and how education is the very first priority. The teachers are dedicated and wonderful, the Director Mrs. Badillo's vision of this school is amazing and as the years go by and we see it coming to fruition we are amazed at the outcome. Mr. Clevenger is an amazing part of the program and brings such life and energy to everything he touches. They make a great team and they both inspire our family and our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Because it is a great alternative to traditional public schools. More importantly, my kids love it.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
My school has helped my special needs daughter believe in herself and although she is different, My school doesn't focus on her difference but on what she can achieve. My daughter grows at Santa Rosa Academy each day.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2009
My daughter transfered out of SRA during her sophmore year and I only wished she had transferd sooner. I bought into the schools alternative education system and small class size but was amazed to find out how far behind my daughter was in her classes. In my opinion SRA is very disorganized and the high turnover of teachers for Spanish and Math contributed to my daughter falling behind. I was also disappointed in the sports program or rather the lack of a sports program.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2009
Our children (4th and 6th graders) just finished their first year at SRA. For the past 7 years, we have sent our children to 3 different private schools in Temecula thinking the teachers, cirriculum and environment would be better at a private school. Boy, were we ever wrong. Luckily we found SRA, and this year has been the best experience we have had. There are many different programs they offer, all of which are very flexible and catered to meet the needs of each and every student. The staff is exceptional, always helpful, readily available, take parent feedback seriously, strick in discipline, and the teachers are accredited (something you really need to watch at private schools, as the teachers usually are not.) The school is also going through their accreditation process. My children just love it, and we, as parents, are truly impressed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2009
This is our first year at Santa Rosa and both my child and I LOVE it here. The moment you step on the campus you are greeted with genuine enthusiasm by the teachers and staff regardless if you attend here or not. We have attended private christian schools for many years and I can honestly say that Santa Rosa felt more of a private christian school then all the years we spent at one. There is no talk of christianity here, or any kind of belief but you feel it, you sense it. The morales of the Teachers, Staff and parents run high here. Every month a character development is focused on, and I compare it to 'The fruit of the Spirit' I beleive my child can receive an education from many schools in this area, but not with the care that Santa Rosa extends to my child.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2009
Tis school is unlike any other school I know of. The children are really catered to so as to make sure that each is learning at the right pace and enjoying school.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2009
I am a student at this school and I love it. The only kids I know that had to leave were either very sad that they had to go or they were trouble makers that the school just wont put up with. They are very strict and you have to show respect to the staff but they also show respect to us. I didn't think I was going to like this school when I first started it but I love it! Everyone is friends with everyone. I have friends from every racial background. There are no cliques and it is nice to be at a school where everyone takes their schoolwork and homework seriously. I used to hate school until came here. This school only seems unorganized when you first start because it is so different that regular school. You just have to give it a chance.

- submitted by a student
April 16, 2009
We have loved having our children attend Santa Rosa Academy the past two years. We have children in both the two day a week program and the 5 day program. We love that our children are safe in small classes and are being taught in a caring environment that strill pushes them academically. They are planning to build there own site within a couple od years, but until then, we will gladly deal with where they are. The staff and parents working together have made a great environment for students, without all the bells and whistles. They focus on kids...being good, caring about others and learning and growing acaemically! Way to go Santa Rosa!

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2009
My sons have attended Santa Rosa Academy for the past 2 years. It has offered a wonderful, caring environment where the children can learn and develop with the innocence children are not often afforded today. The teachers are wonderful, the administration is always available and Character Values are the basis of the curriculum. The school is currently looking to build a permanent site. Our choice to school our children here is more about the one on one interaction, the focus of safe learning...much more than a fancy building.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2009
I tried this school with expectations that iwould suit my child's needs. At the orientation, the staff will try to sell you a new, alternative school with a fresh perspective on learning. This didn't turn-out to be the case. When something is too good to be true, it usually is. The school did a poor job educating and helping the students reach their full potential. The school is not accredited, so please know this before you enroll your child.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2009
I was recently switched out of this school and was sent to Temescal Canyon High. Wow. I'm glad i was transferred when I was. I could not believe how far behind and ill prepared I was for Temescal. The teacher's at Santa Rosa take no control of their classes so the students who would actually like to learn, don't get to do that. The way they try to punish the kids is by treating them as elementary schoolers. The teachers are the ones to blame for this horrible unorganized school and for the teaching, or lack of, done. Before I went to this school I was a well above average student. Ever since my one semester there, I am behind in everything and am falling fast to below average. Please do not send your children here. They promised 'great acedemic achievements', and they certainly did not keep their promise.

- submitted by a community member
November 15, 2008
Although Santa Rosa has had a rocky start, the teachers, staff and students are dedicated to the future of the school. This school is doing so much with the little money they get as compared to the traditional schools. My child is in her 10th grade and will be starting her 11th grade year this Jan. She will also be attending collage at the same time. Through Santa Rosa AND her HARD work she will not only graduate early, but she will be very close to finishing her Associates degree at the same time. Santa Rosa allows your child to work at the pace that works best for them, and they hold ALL the students accountable for their actions, good luck finding that at the traditional schools. Santa Rosa is definitely a school to look in to.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2008
This school is terrible do not send your kids here. It will ruin there life. They will have a terrible experience with friends and some of the teachers are absolutely horrible.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 14, 2008
I absolutely ADORE this school. It may be small, but you've got to start somewhere. The Dean is very concerned about the well being and the future of each student. Staff in the front office are genuinely friendly and helpful. I am going in to my third year attending the academy and I couldn't be happier anywhere else. This school offers a close, friendly, and intimate environment which enables teachers and pupils to interact more positively with eachother. Santa Rosa has improved drastically since even last year and is only getting better. Each of my teachers has at least a masters degree in two subjects, and some are P.H.D. s. I am going in to my junior year and am ecstatic that I will be graduating though the Santa Rosa Academy. This coming up school year they are adding about 100 more students to the 5 day a week program.

- submitted by a student
April 21, 2008
My friend introduced me to the school and I am so greatful she did. My daughter has had a wonderful kindergarten experience. The teachers and staff have always been kind and helpful. We have always gotten the help we need and questions answered when we needed it. My daughter attends the school 2 days a week and does her work at home the other 3 days. All the work is provided for us therefore making it very easy to teach my child at home. And allow her to do many more extracurricular activites than if she attended a traditional school. I love that the parents have to be a active part of there child's education. My daughter has looked forward to everyday she attends school. I have only one regret, that I must move this summer and pull my daughter out of such a wonderful program.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2008
This school has been so good for my children. The staff is caring and the principal and deans take the time to listen to the students. The school buildings are small, and there is no playground yet. But, the plan to move to a bigger school in a few years. Until then, I plan to keep my children here anyway. They are learning much more than they would at a regular school about how to be a good person, how to be respectful and how to be responsible. I like that the school is K-12. It makes it feel much more t like a small private school. I wish them continued success and growth. We will be a part of it for a very long time.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2008
I'm a former student of Santa Rosa Academy. I absolutely loved this school and was sad when I had to move. The teachers were great and the students were generally polite and well behaved.

- submitted by a student
October 18, 2007
WOW! What a difference. My daughter has completely turned around, thanks to Santa Rosa. I have seen her transform from an OK student (which was fine with other schools) to a confident, strong learner. Her teachers (3rd and 4th grade) have done nothing but encourage her and challenge her to her potential. At first it was very hard and I thought the work was to hard for her but she kept going and thrived. The teachers and staff were there for her 100% of the way. The Booster club is wonderful. The activities are great this year!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2007
This school is highly unorganized. The teachers are average to good, but at times parents are as lost as the rest of the staff. The site is not up to par with the traditional schools, as it is a storefront shopping center. I would not send my child here as there is little opportunity at this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2007
I am so grateful to have a school like Santa Rosa. My children are accountable and getting an acceptional education. Public schools are overcrowed and out of control. Private school is just too expensive. My children are respected and cared about. How many parents can say that!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
My daughter started kindergarten at Santa Rosa Academy half way through the school year-I am SO thankful that this school was available for her to attend. Comparing her work from her other public school (which has a high rating)to this school I have to say that she is learning far more at this school than the other one. The work is being taught in a better way and my daughter is now retaining far more of the information given to her. I rated lower on extracurricular activities only because they don't have as many as some schools...when you are homeschooling 3 of the 5 days the parent is able to fill that time as they see fit...we do not need to always depend on the schools to provide those activities. This school is wonderful and is for students whose parents want an active role in their child's education.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2006
I would not send any child or young adult to this school. Although, it is only a two day school site program, I am disappointed with the disorganization of curriculum, staff, and administration.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2006
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We have a special emphasis on traditional values including the development of character, manners and etiquette. Students are taught to "develop a habit of mind for success" so that whatever path they choose after high school, they will have the skills necessary to succeed. With the addition of our 1:1 Macintosh laptop program for middle and high school students prepares students for a high tech world. Additionally, our Biomedical and Engineering courses throughout middle and high school engage our students in real world technical application.

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Santa Rosa Academy
27587 La Piedra Road, Menifee, CA  92584
(951) 672-2400
Last modified Santa Rosa Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Santa Rosa Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 375 reviews. Top