I guess it's easy for us, as parents, to be critical of our children's teachers. We expect them to do things the way we would- since we know best right? Some of us like to drop in and demand impromptu conferences during teacher's lunch btraks, or hover over our children, micromanaging them until they break. But unlike "A Parent"'s Non-specific criticism, I have a lot of confidence in the outstanding staff at Camino Pablo. This community is heavily involved with our children's academic success, but without the hard work from their teachers, our challenges would be far greater. This is an excellent school, run by devoted Educators.
If your child has any kind of learning difference or disability do not consider CP an option. Unfortunately they are very understaffed in the spec ed department. Only one spec ed teacher for the entire student body K/5. There are " tutors" and teaching aides but they are not highly trained professionals and no clear intervention programs are in place. I left and placed my child in private school. That is a trend that is happening in Moraga because they like to service high achievers sand keep test scores high. Neurodiversity is a concept they have yet to embrace and research based practice are not present in their programs. I speak as an educator and parent.
The reason for this comment is to make other parents aware of the situation so they can find the proper fit for their child. The Moraga school district is 10 years behind progressive educator and unfortunately it doesn't appear as though they are aware of it or working to remediate it.
Do not fooled by the high test scores. Parents are the best part of this school. They have a great deal of work to do in catching up with the rest of the country as far as researched based educational programs are concerned. The high test scores are a result of parents, tutors, outside services and and little to do with outstanding teaching.
This is the best school and I feel fortunate that we were able to find a gem like this school in a special community like Moraga!
Everything about Camino Pablo is excellent! The teachers, the principal, the library staff, everything! The only thing I would upgrade are the after school enrichment programs.
Camino Pablo is a great school. The parents are really involved and my child enjoys going to school. It's a very safe environment. The teachers are very dedicated to their students. The parents are very involved in the school and the community. There's an after school child care services called Bobcat. It's an excellent after school program that my child enjoys. The program is very reasonally priced.
We moved here a year ago and my son is in third grade and he loves it! Great principal, teachers, parent involvement, and kids! Lots of after school activities and so many creative learning methods in place. My son has Ms. Elliott and she is the best teacher he has ever had at any school. She is compassionate and creative and flexible. The principal even met with me before we moved in and was proactive in helping him find the 'right fit'. He's great! I had the chance to put him in private schooling but I am so happy that I didn't because I think this is better. We are leaving at the end of this year to move out of state and I am having a hard time finding a school that will live up to these high standards. We will truly miss this school.
The high API score is a deceptive and superficial indicator of school quality. The leadership of the school and administrtion of the district in general is poor. Financial stability is questionable in this small school district. Since they first encountered financial problems in 2000 enrichment programs have been cut and funds have been diverted to support administrative expenses instead of teacher salaries. This practice has taken a toll on the quality of education at this school and virtually all schools in the district. Compared to neighboring school districts, Orinda and Lafayette, the Moraga School District is not comparable in delivering quality education. Enrichment programs are anemic because the district cannot afford both administrative overhead and the costs to run the programs. January 2003
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