Extremely disappointed with the new principal. Not involved with what's going in the school and you see very little of her. I had a concern that I brought to her attention and she took absolutely no actions to try and rectify the situation and lacked professionalism. It is my opinion that the district got it very wrong when placing her in Norco.
I went to Norco Elementary from 2006-2009 and from a student's perspective, there was no other school that could have taught me the skills/values that Norco instilled into from day ONE of being at the school. I was enrolled towards the end of my third grade year and put into a regular class; they then transferred me to the GATE program a few weeks later and I must say both the GATE program and the regular education are phenomenal. The teachers truly care for not only the students they are teaching but also the curriculum they are supplying their students with. We did so much in the GATE program I can't say there was a moment I fell victim to boredom; from field trips to camping indoors (3rd grade) to Indian day (4th grade) to the GATE plays (every year!!!) and so much more. The GATE teachers at Norco made me excited to learn and any child would be extremely lucky to be put in this specific program because there are DEFINITELY very few like it.
The new principal is NOT as efficient or involved as the previous. I am not at all happy with the struggles I have had with the new GATE teacher as well. Mrs. Larson is wonderful and so is the office staff. I believe that their rating will go down, they have for me.
This Is A Very Good School. It Has Very Nice Teachers. The GATE Program Is Really, Really Good. The Principal Is Very Knowledgable! There Is A Good Amount Of PArent Involvment Too! All In All, This Is A Awesome School!
I love this school. When I enrolled my daughter in kindergarten, I wondered how much the school had changed since I attended 20 years ago. With all the negativity surrounding kids and schools that we hear about today, I was a little worried. I'm happy to report that, if anything, I think it's gotten better. The principal is very pleasant and my daughter's teacher, Ms. Williams, is excellent. I'm so lucky my daughter was assigned to her class.
I have 4 children that currently attend Norco EL. I think the school has gone down downhill compare to what it was 2 years ago. Very dissapointed in quality of some teachers. There are better schools in the area. Parents do your homework. I also want to add the office staff is wonderful!
I attended this school from 1969 to 1973. My Daughter attended 1993 to 1999. My son is in kindergarten there now . . . Teachers and staff are excellent!! Activities are fun and educational. PTA is great!
Norco Elementary has a caring staff who work hard to make school a great learning experience. The teachers are highly qualified and do what it takes to meet the needs of students at all levels, whether it means extra challenge or additional resources. It's also a smaller campus, where everyone is known by name and treated like family - a great community school!
we have the nicest staff, the smartest teachers, and the personable office in the world.
I have my son going to Norco El and he has been learning so much since he stated to go there, also I register my other son as well I am very happy with this improvement the teachers are the best. They are so helpful and they really teach the kids with a lot of dedication.
I love this school, I have two boys who currently attend and one son who has graduated. Great teachers and staff! A fun school to attend!
My son is autistic and they have a great program their. Any parent with a child with a disability I strongly recommend the norco corona unified school district.
My son was tranferred to Norco El for the GATE magnet program. I am very pleased. Mrs. Cook seems to understand my son and he's doing so well. My son needs a teacher who understand him, because he gets bored really easy and can find other means to use up his time if he isnt kept challenged. I was very thrilled to see the district took notice and put him where they felt he would be best suited and excel. It's been tough dealign with three different schools amoung my four kids, but I think putting my son here was the right thing to do. Very pleased !
Before my daughter was transferred to Norco El for their magnet GATE program, she was not interested in learning at all. Her new teacher, Mrs. Larson, changed this quickly. Mrs. Larson is wonderful, she's made academics fun and my daughter enjoys learning now. My daughter has about an hour of homework each night. It is challenging for her, but not overwhelming. I review her homework log every night and sign off when she has completed her work. She has to complete a half an hour of independent reading each night and I must sign off on that as well. My daughter is enjoying learning poetry and learning new songs which she proudly recites and sings to me often! Norco Elementary is a wonderful school and if you are given the opportunity to enroll your child there, I would highly recommend it! I am a very happy parent!
Parent involvement is typically higher than average. We have a music program sponsored by the pta, a computer lab, as well as occasional assemblies dealing with the arts. All of the teachers are credentialed and many have their masters degrees. There are several after school programs such as homework club and intervention programs for students who are struggling in specific areas. Principal is hard to track down and not very visible in campus, but asst. Principal makes up for his lack. She is wonderful! Teacher attitude varies by track...Depends on your own personality if you will 'get along' with them! In all, great school!
I think this is a great school. The teachers are wonderful and I like the fact that the parents are very involved.
A bit off the subject, but one thing that would greatly improve Norco High School, would be to relocate it. When the school originally opened late in the 1960's, Norco had only a fraction of it's current population. Traffic congestion on surrounding surface streets is intolerable.There is no room for expansion and Norco's population is continues to increase. I don't know about you but I am very concerned about the health heazards being that Norco High is in close proximity to known cancer causing agents from Wyle Lab. T.K. Coburn, Norco class of 75, One child NHS 94 graduate, and one currently attending graduates class 2006
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