Students enrolled 920
School leader Manuel Valdes

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28600 Poinsettia Street
Murrieta, CA 92563

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(951) 246-4210
(951) 679-4637
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4 stars
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June 05, 2014
OME is a great school -- not sure what some of these reviewers are talking about? I have been a parent at the school since 2007 & no school is perfect. Overall OME is a wonderful school. They don t allow cell phones/iPods in classrooms. They don t allow bullying. Any issue that is considered bullying is dealt with promptly by the principal. They are not all about fundraising. The PTA does the majority of fundraising for the school. With budget cuts, schools don't have any money for extra-curricular activities. Unfortunately, it IS the parents that ultimately have to pay for these extra things through fundraisers. Blame the State, not the school. The PTA is not hard to break into. You can go to the front office tomorrow & ask to be on the PTA & you would be welcomed. Truth is many parents don't realize how much of a commitment it takes to be on a PTA, so they THINK they want to be on it & then don't show up after they work the first event! The office staff is nice. They have to follow school district rules; parents can t just do whatever they want at the school! The principal has an open door policy. You may have to make an appointment with him because he s busy running a school!

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2014
Second year at this school and gladly last year! I read the academic and scores reviews before moving my son to this school and that is the reason I decided to enroll him. But oh surprise the two years he is been at this school his grades went down as well as his confidence. Teachers are definitely not involved as far as the academic progress of your child but rather on fundraising matters. This whole two years haven't heard of any extracurricular activities that the school holds and if there is we were definitely not informed. We also had more than one bullying incident and the principal did not do anything about it. We got the run around even though the bullying continued nothing was done. What kind of teacher let students have their iPod/cell phones during class anyway and then claim they didn't know anything about it when the devices are being used during the class. Very disappointed of the school and the staff, wish I would have known before having my son in here for two years. Definitely have to watch out and be aware of the stuff that happens on a daily basis because teachers rather not to anything about it.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2014
This is our first year at this school, and, so far, so good! Luckily I haven't experienced what some of the other reviewers have. I have found it to be, overall, a positive experience. The teachers seem very involved with their students and the parents I have met have been very pleasant. Having worked at schools myself, I know that no school is perfect, but this one is very nice!

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2013
My daughter has been going there for two years now and I really don't like the school. I think the teachers are awesome and really care about the kids, but the staff are extremely rude! (on the phone and in person) I attended a award ceremony this morning where the school officials were rushing the kids practically pushing them into the doors of the lunch room. It was ridiculous. If you don't like your job you definitely shouldn't be working with kids. I don't like that they don't keep the parents informed of anything unless it has to do with raising money for the school. I am never notified of how my child is doing until the progress report comes out or I get a report card. The main problem like I said is the staff in front office. I don't ever remember going to school and it being like this. The principle seemed to be a nice guy also but after a meeting with him in his office talking over my concerns I just seemed to get the run around. He tells you what he thinks you want to hear or tells excuse after excuse. Hopefully we are moving before this school year is over because I really don't like this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2013
My kids LOVE Oak Meadows! The teachers are fantastic and really have the children's best interest at heart. On the other hand, I don't know what to say about many of the parents. I have never been around such a group of rude, inappropriate people. They do not listen to the crossing guards or teachers during drop-off/pick-up, and I've witnessed several parents cursing out office staff. Nice example to set for your kids! Heard from many that discipline is an issue, and no kids ever get suspended. What happened to the good old days when there were consequences for people's actions?

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2013
This is our first year at OME and so far no complaints about the school. I wish there was more of an opportunity for newbies to get involved in the PTA. It seems like this is hard group to break into. The drop off in the morning is crazy, but it seems that there is more of a parent issue, At first I was following along with the majority, but now I make it a point to park in designated places instead use the crosswalks, etc.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2012
We moved in this area and my son was in kindergarten from a 9 star school, so moving into an 8 star school was kind of disappointing. The atmosphere here is like a Robotic factory? I wanted to meet the Principal and I had to make an "appointment"? Then because we were new my son took awhile adjusting to the early hours they have, which I think is TOO early for ANY Kindergarteners, anyway - the bell rang on us and we were 5 seconds from the door and the Principle's Secretary SHUT the door on our face! I was holding my 20 month old in his heavy car seat and this lady DID NOT Care! Customer service is pretty bad in her part! Then I didn't like how you have to make an appointment to volunteer or visit you child's class? But they claim it was "Open door" policy, sorry if you have to make an appointment, that is NOT open door. I think the staff here should take a trip to Olympic View Elementary in Chula Vista and see the difference of a friendly customer service atmosphere. I do like the principal. He is very approachable and concerns brought to his attention was addressed in a timely manner, I am glad to not see his secretary at the door in the mornings as much. Not done reviewing :-)

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2012
Disapointed! They refused to test my foster son who is 8 and has difficulty reading simple words. He is getting F's in every subject. I have given great reviews to this school several times. Now I see that I made a mistake. Seems like it costs THIS SCHOOL too much to help him.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2012
Our family purchased a home in this area last year & my son changed schools mid-year. We were very disappointed with our sons 4th grade teacher at this school last year. She wasn't helpful & made it extremely difficult to communicate with her. My husband & I finally bypassed her & communicated directly with the Principal. This school's Principal is wonderful & I can't say enough positive things about him! He truly cares about his students & constantly stayed in contact with us & my son to ensure everything was running smoothly. My son now has a FANTASTIC 5th grade teacher this year who is new OME. We couldn't ask for a more positive and caring teacher. My son loves going to school again and we're truly thankful for her. Our younger son is in Kindergarten and also attends OME this year. His teacher is also a very caring and helpful person. My son adores her and loves going to school as well. The crossing guards are also very friendly and attentive to the children walking to/from school. It's the parents who need to slow down! There are hiccups with all schools but my husband and I feel very comfortable with our children attending Oak Meadows.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2012
Excellent school, Excellent Principal! Yes the traffic is bad - but it is bad at any school I have ever been to. This is our 3rd year in this school district and every year has been a great experience.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2012
We are new to this area, and besides the pick up and drop off being RIDICULOUS, this school has a bully problem, and a loosey goosey principal who doesnt enforce the zero tolerance policy. The kids here are very rough and foul mouthed, you would think this was east LA. Inside the school there is a sign that says "parents, please dress appropriately". I laughed when I saw it, then I saw some parents. WHOA. Obviously, they didnt read the sign. The kids have an OBSCENE amount of homework here, which makes me wonder what the heck they are doing in class all day, and there is no art class, or chorus. Art and chorus were standard classes for me my whole life, I am glad my kids got those classes for many years before losing them in the menifee school district. I personally dont like this school, I dont know why its rated so high, but maybe compared to other California schools, its nice...which is a very scary thought for me.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2012
I can't say much about the school as it's only the second day and we just move here from an hour and a half away. But what I can say is the loading/unloading non-sense is ridiculous! There is a line to pick up kids a mile away and where it looks like the line start are actually empty cars that are parked with no one in them. May I mention that It states a few time on the street NO PARKING ANYTIME! so really that's not where the line starts. The parents here are outrageous with their attitudes and language about the loading/unloading area. Like I said we r new here and had no idea I was suppose to wait behind empty cars in line. To the two mothers who cursed me out and threatened to call the cops on me for a school having no direction on what the f to do, get a life. One of u in the silver van looks like u need to walk instead of drive. I tried to explain to u I have not done this before and u could have explained to me what to do. The cops will do nothing because I was doing nothing wrong. The office explained that the parents are rude and apologized. So obviously there is a problem with the parents and they know it.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2012
Outstanding school. Have moved all across the country and my kids love this school. They wake up everyday excited to go to school. The teachers are extremely helpful and the amount of parent involvement in school activities is impressive.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2011
Lousy Principal and teacher raport with asian students. Teacher not accomodating of student needs. Vice principal doesn't even have children in this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2010
My children have been going to Oak Meadows since kindergarten. We love the principal, teachers and staff. Everyone cares about the children and places an emphasis on character development as well as academics.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2010
I have been very pleased with Oak Meadows Elementary School. This is my daughter's second year in attendance and she has had outstanding teachers. She really looks forward to school and loves her teacher and friends.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2010
The two teachers my daughter has had (k, and 1st) have been EXCELLENT caring women who did what was best for ALL students in their classrooms. However the whole loading/unloading, parking and crosswalk situation at that school are VERY unorganized. The principal has been notified on several occassions and nothing has changed. She also is a hypocrite. District policy states no animals on school grounds unless it is classroom related. Yet she lets personal friends of hers bring their puppies inside to show the staff. Where do you draw the line?

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
I look forward to coming to school everyday, because this is a professional, caring, and positive place at which to work and to teach.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 05, 2009
the teachers are wonderful and they care about their students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
The school has the best teachers ever

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
This is my daughter's first year at OME school. So far I love how helpful the staff is and I that they have after-school activities instead of driving around. If my daughter needs help the teacher takes a couple of days to tutor the kids that just shows how dedicated the teacher is about her job and that she sends parents a weekly bullentin via email to know what is going on in the classroom. I am glad my daughter is enrolled in such great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
It is a wonderfull school, that provides a great education! They provide fun activities for students and parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
Oak Meadows staff is very dedicated and caring, children are their number concern.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
Oak Meadows is great school staffed with an awesome group of dedicated people. We pride ourselves in teaching our students to reach for the sky, their is nothing they cannot achieve, respect themselves and respect others. Every day it is a pleasure to come to work with our staff and students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
I am a proud parent with children at Oak Meadows Elementary. There is no way that a school can be 'the best' without exceptional leadership, top notch teachers, and hard working/caring support staff. All of these elements exist at Oak Meadows Elementary. I have three boys attending this school and they are all being provided a wonderful education which not only includes the necessary academics, but also programs which foster character, creativity, and health. Way to go Oak Meadows Elementary!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
A very close knit school with phenomenal students, teachers, staff and parents. I'm very blessed to be a part of it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
There is a caring from the principal to the teachers that flows to the parents and you can see that the children feel it and try hard to excel in not only their school work but public activities,fund raisers to help others and that it is important to respect to get respect.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
The students, parents, and staff make Oak Meadows a wonderful part of our community! We put kids first!

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
The teachers and staff are fantastic and they really care about our kids!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
I feel so lucky to have my child here at OME. The caring principal, teachers, staff, and PTA go above and beyond. Go Hawks!

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
As a parent and teacher of OME, I feel blessed to work with such a wonderful and talented group of people. Knowledge, respect, and love at our site are abundant; our goal to see every child achieve and reach their fullest potential is what makes OME so special. OME truly is a special school that never loses the focus of our children's success!

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
For the many times I ve been there the staff always is friendly and greets you with a big smile. The atmosphere is also friendly but they keep in mind that there job is to teach students and help them become successful

- submitted by a community member
September 28, 2009
The teachers at OME are excellent and they have the student's best interest at heart. They are always striving for ways to make their students days fun and fulfilling.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
My kids go OME to is very comforting to know that the entire teachers and staff that work in that school are very helpfull. My kids started that school in their kindergarden year. right now i have a 3rd and 4th grader. I am very pleased with all the academic sources the school offers.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
I wouldn't want my children to attend elementary school anywhere else. Oak Meadows Elementary is like family. We have the highest qualified teachers and staff looking after our special gems that are always there to teach, guide, lend a helping hand, and spend extra time with students who need it. When I drop the kids off in the morning I know they will be safe, and come home full of excitement from all they have learned that day and egger to return the next day.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
OME is an amazing school with a fantastic staff and group of parent volunteers. Our Elementary has over 900 students. On any give day you will see our principal and parent volunteers directing traffic during arrival and dismissal times, helping in the lunch room and on the play ground and assisting in the staff copy room. We have a recycle program an after school Art and Drama program and focus on enriching assemblies for our students. We are currently trying to get community help to start a garden club and hope to have that up and running by Spring. We don't let budget cuts affect our student's ability to have art supplies, instead we run a supply drive and feature a different item very month. OME is the place to be!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Oak Meadows is always trying new ways to get students involved. The parents are very involved and you can tell that students love the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
My daughter has been at this school since grade k and I love it she has learned so much, the teachers are caring, and all of the staff is great.

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June 22, 2009
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November 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 29, 2007
I am glad there are parents that have had good experiences with the school. I on the other hand disagree, I had a set of twins in both kinder and 5th grade and both classes had several substitutes before they found full time teachers. Which had a terrible impact on their education-which we later discovered after moving out of the menifee school district. My kinder kids were not prepared for first grade and my fifth graders have large educational gaps because of this experience. Personally, I feel like there are some administrative issues that need to be addressed.

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August 18, 2007
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May 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2007
This is a fantastic school, my daughter excelled here when we transferred her in making honor roll for the last 2 years, active in ASB, school competition, etc - the teachers and staff have been great for her growth into a confident young girl. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2007
Oak Meadows,in Murrieta, is located in the Menifee school district. It has wonderful, qualified teachers who truly care about their students and a great principal, great office staff-nice, helpful. The only downfall is the size of the school. I believe there could be more parent involvement. However, it is truly a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2007
My children have learned a great deal at Oak Meadows, they have a wonderful G.A.T.E program which both of my children are involved in. It is a beautiful school with all the needed tools to provide a wonderful education. I highly recommend Oak Meadows Elementary. April Johnson Mother of Nathan and Aaron Johnson grades 3 & 5

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2006
Oak Meadows is a brand new school that opened for the 05-06 school year. My daughter is in kindergarten and we love the school. Her teacher is very hands on and truly enjoys working with her students. There is a great atmosphere overall throughout the whole school. There are lots of activities and tons of parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2006
This is the first year for OME. We came over from the school OME's principal was leading. I'm very impressed with the teaching team the principal has. They work as a team and the children definitely come first. Character Development is a big deal here and that is a great thing to see. Starting a new school is very difficult and many challenges arise. I believe this principal and her staff handle everything superbly. The teachers are the finest in the district!

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2006
So far this school is beautiful, but the traffic situation is poor, takes 10 minutes to drop off your kid in the morning. But teachers are young, interested in teaching and eager and have lots of energy. Great staff. Beautiful facility, very close knit school. I volunteered to help with PTA and no one ever called, so they must have plenty of help with involvement.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2006
Great school, teachers are young, with good energy, and care about the kids. They seem like a close knit group of friends. Traffic situation in drop off is poor.

- submitted by a teacher
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Oak Meadows Elementary School
28600 Poinsettia Street, Murrieta, CA  92563
(951) 246-4210
Last modified Oak Meadows Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Oak Meadows Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. Top