We just moved to the area and from my first phone call to my entrance into the office has been nothing but plesant. My childrens teachers are wonderful. I would highly recommend Orchard to anyone moving to the area.
I was a student teacher at Orchard. Orchard is a great school with quite a bit of parent involvement. This was the first year of music and the music teacher organized a musical that was fantastic.
Great School. Both my children have attended this school. We are very pleased.
My son went here for kindergarten and he loved it. the office staff could be a little more approachable and nice. my son had a wonderful teacher.
Orchard is a great school - good teachers, very good training. I just wish they had more sports activities. And also, a friendlier office staff would be greatly appreciated.
Our grandchildren go to Orchard, and so far they Like it and seem to be adjusting quite well. Their mother likes the school and says it is above some other schools in Modesto.
I am very pleased that my children are in good hands. Every teacher my children have had are great. They make time to see that each child has a great educational environment. The school is a safe and loving environment. Kudos to the staff whom collectively make it such a wonderful school!
Our children have attended Orchard School for six years. We have been extremely pleased with the administration and the teachers. They have conducted themselves in a professtional manner and are a friendly, caring staff. Our children have been academically challenged without being overwhelmed. We have become friends with many of the students and parents. We enjoy attending PTA sponsored activities. We highly recommend Orchard Elementary School.
My children have attended 3 different elementary schools with our moves. Although all these schools were great, I have been most impressed with Orchard. The administrator's commitment to the students and their families is sincere. I see teachers who spend many hours and their own funds to give children the best educational experience possible. As a parent I feel welcome at the school, beginning with the helpful and cheerful office staff. My children are having a positive educational and social experience. I wouldn't want to my children to attend any other school.
My daughter has attended Orchard since Kindergarden and she is now in 3rd grade. I also worked as a yard duty there for a time. My daughter and I have never had any problems with any of the teachers or staff. My daughter has loved all of her teachers and the staff. They are so friendly up in the office any time I have had to pick up my daughter they have always been very helpful. I have nothing but positive comments about Orchard!!! From a Parent of a child who attends Orchard
I am concerned that concerns and achievement information was not reported in a timely manner. I am also concerned that academic achievement information provided to me was not accurate. In the latter part of last school year the teacher told me informally while I was picking up my child that he was failing in reading and was very inattentive. The teacher had not previously informed me of her concern or provided me this information, despite my being on campus daily to pick up my children and going to parent conferences. The teacher and school seemed very unaware of basic classroom diagnostic tools, assessments and interventions.
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