It is a wonderful community of parents, teachers, children, and artists that make our school an urban gem!
Peralta is a warm and fuzzy place where everyone knows your kid. It also appeals visually with colorful murals and plants everywhere! Not just a cement block of classrooms. Ms. Costello, the principal rocks!
It's a wonderful little place where the kids can learn and thrive in a diverse environment.
Our nephew just LOVES his school! I am a teacher and I like to hear this.
Peralta has one of the most involved group of teachers, parents and students, working together to make our school great. We are a compassionate group of caring, comitted individuals who strive to help every student succeed.
Community spirit of giving, caring and nuturing the child. Truly the 'village' raising my children. They are also learing their ABCs and 123s and how to apply that learning, helping others and being good citizens. Awesome place!
My daughter says 'The teachers know who I am, they know what I am good at and they help me to teach myself how to do new stuff.' For her to feel that way makes Peralta an outstanding school and worthy of a reward.
It is an oasis for our children. My kids are blossoming thanks to the wonderful educators at Peralta.
We are more than a school...We are a community and a family. We have a great staff, parent participation and a variety of enrichment programs.
Peralta is an amazing school that is small in enrollment yet BIG in parent involvement. The families love their school!
Peralta is the greatest place for a child to receive the best education possible. My daughter attended Peralta from K through 5th and she loved every minute. The parents, teachers and administration love the children and work closely together to make this school the 'jewel of OUSD.' The principal is one of a kind. She works so hard to make this school what it is. The parents work very hard to help keep the vision of this wonderful school. They have the best art teachers around. The best music staff. But most of all, the best children. I would recommend this school to anyone that is looking for a challenging, loving, family-style elementary school. The test scores prove that the teachers teach and the student's reach (which is part of the Peralta Pledge). Peralta will always be home for my daughter and I. No matter where we go, no matter what school she attends, we always try to incorporate the Peralta style. Why? Because it is a great model for any school.
Peralta has a very active community supporting it - and its composed of families from all walks of life. Not only are our children gaining solid academic skills, they are learning that we are all different and that is a strength.
My son didn't like sitting and drawing before he started school. I think he lacked the confidence in making something 'right'. Since he started at Peralta 2 years ago, we've gone in the opposite direction. I love this!
The teachers teach, the parents work together, the community thinks about issues of inclusion, the grounds are colorful and friendly, music and the arts are valued, children's social and emotional development is respected and nurtured ... it is a rare gem!
I love the community, friends and education mt children have had access to and been a part of through Peralta Elementary!
Peralta is a wonderful example of the power of community. The students and parents and teachers are really committed to work together to create a beautiful, engaging and open school environment.
Peralta rocks! The community is so involved, and the teachers are phenomenal. We go way beyond what your typical Public School does for both our kids and our community. The emphasis on art and sustainable lifestyles are rare these days, but the parents and teachers make it work. the kids all seem so positive about their educations, too!
The Peralta community has a great spirit of participatory innovation and fun for kids and parents, as well as commitment to a beautiful and health environment of art and gardens.
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