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?
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.
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 :-)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
I look forward to coming to school everyday, because this is a professional, caring, and positive place at which to work and to teach.
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.
It is a wonderfull school, that provides a great education! They provide fun activities for students and parents.
Oak Meadows staff is very dedicated and caring, children are their number concern.
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.
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!!!
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