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Moraga, CA
Students enrolled: 342

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22 Wakefield Drive
Moraga, CA 94556

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(925) 631-0105
(925) 376-7452
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July 08, 2015
This school is small with only 280 families but this helps the education focus. Parents are encouraged to be involved. The principal is very friendly and really works with parents on their concerns. She even emailed me over the weekend following up on a small question I had. That was outstanding! I think you see some reviews claiming the staff is not responsive which is very unfair. The size of this school allows staff to know each child personally. We have had several teachers over the years. Every one of them works diligently at making sure your kids understand the lessons (common core) which allows kids to be more confident. Overall, I like the experience here with the staff. We have moved several times so this school stands out for us in comparison to other parts of the country.

- submitted by a parent

October 17, 2013
Bad school. Mean teachers. Our son is miserable...principal won't address our concerns. Parents are encouraged to stay away.

- submitted by a parent

June 06, 2013
I don't get it. The school is great because the parents are motivated and provide learning activities inside and outside of school. Instruction is just ok. A few teachers are amazing, but most are mediocre and lazy photocopying the same worksheets year after year.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2013
My child has attended this school for a few years and he is a high performer academically. While it seems that kids are testing well vis a vis other schools, the culture at this school leaves a lot to be desired. Staff are not very responsive to parents and don't communicate well. Specifically this year faculty decided to roll out a new pilot math program but did not do anything to educate parents about the basics -- why it was chosen, what criteria were being used to measure success, etc. I also learned that the last principal was involved in a horrible scandal involving student molestations at the middle school where he was also a principal. it has left a blight on the school -- leadership comes from the top.

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2011
What is the review good for? I need to see the API scores for all of the school in the district as well as the country.

- submitted by a parent

May 26, 2010
At a time when schools are struggling with greatly reduced funding, the dedicated teachers, staff and parents of LP continue to provide a superior education for its students. This commitment to high quality education (as evidenced in consistently high test scores) is a hallmark of Lamorinda schools and LP is a shining example.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 08, 2010
I've worked for elementary schools throughout Contra Costa County, including all public elementary schools in Moraga, and Walnut Creek, Wagner Ranch in Orinda and schools of the Contra Costa County Office of Education. LP and Indian Valley are superior choices.

- submitted by a teacher

October 14, 2009
Los Perales is an amazing school within an amazing school district. Lamorinda is a highly desirable place to live not only because of its beauty and proximity ot SF, but the schools are the best in the state. Housing prices are high, but in return you get a private school education for the cost of public. Los Perales rises to the top. Anyone living in this neighborhood is lucky to have this school at their fingertips.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2006
There is a reason why Los Perales has such incredible test scores and high teacher retention rates!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 15, 2005
Best school in the area. Dedicated teachers and an awesome principal!

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2005
Academic Quality is very strong. There are many available extra curricular activities. The parent support is usually excellent. Teachers are top-notch.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2005
High parent involement. Great principal, all the kids and adults love him! High academic standards- children are closely monitored, if they start to fall behind or are gifted, steps are immediately taken to correspond. Any complaints are taken very seriously (for example bullying, which is rare). Teachers are top notch, my only complaint is that some have been there forever and are possibly a bit tired of teaching, I would like to see more younger teachers. An A+ school!

- submitted by a parent
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Los Perales Elementary School
22 Wakefield Drive, Moraga, CA  94556
(925) 631-0105
Last modified Los Perales Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Los Perales Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top