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E. G. Garrison Elementary School

Public | K-5

We are best known for visual performing arts program.

 

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Posted September 18, 2012

Great Principal, Great Teachers. We love Garrison. We went away and tried to get back in but couldn't :( The only bad thing I can say is the security of the school. No fences and people are just walking around campus at anytime. Other than that, a great school. The test scores are probably more a reflection on the parents than the teachers, from what I've seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2012

Garrison Elementary school is a hidden gem in Oceanside. A lot of people overlook this school due to their lower test scores compared to surrounding schools. I have to admit I was. The scores are dues to many non english speaking students. Here's where they make up for it. Small size only 2-3 classes per grade. In this environment every staff member knows the name of almost every student.The principal is awesome. She has an open door policy towards parents and is generous wit her time. Her husband (unpaid) is there almost as much as she it. This school also has a terrific after school program where the kids get help with their homework,do arts and sports. It is very low cost, around 120 per month and the kids can stay until 6:00. Both of our kids love it and get upset if we pick them up early. This school is extraordinary and I advise anyone nervous about test scores here to go take a tour and meet with the principal. We've been happy with garrison for both of our boys, the oldest who started Kindergarten there and will graduate the 5th grade this year. The teachers are fantastic in every grade level. They are very dedicated AND friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2011

Garrison Elementary is an amazing school. From the principal to the janitor, every aspect of the school was attended too. Although there is a high level of ESL students here, I do not feel that my childrens' education was every ignored or dumbed down. Quite the opposite. Children were encouraged to rise to a higher level, lessons were provided, numerous activities are planned, and the leadership encourages parent involvement. The 5th grade teacher even has a girls' club to assist those children that do not have a backing in their home life. The principal is so involved that when a number of chilldren compalined about the substitute nurse's attitude, she was asked to not come back!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2010

WOW! Garrison Elementary School is truly amazing. As an elementary school teacher involved in education for the past 20 years I am not easy to please. Attending this school has been a true gift for my children and our family. The balance spanning from academics to character education to visual and performing arts and a plethora of other learning opportunities is clearly preparing my children to be the absolute best they can be! I have been consistently amazed by the administration, teachers and staff at Garrison. I, without hesitation, recommend this school for any family who is looking for a school which will provide an amazing educational experience for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2010

K-5 my daughter excelled at this tiny elementary school. It all starts at the top and the principal is an amazing, fair, talented leader to all at Garrison. Even before it got it's Visual and Performing Arts affiliation, there was a balanced learning environment in the classroom. I was an in class parent volunteer grades 1-4 and saw firsthand the quality teachers/staff and overall compassion that make Garrison a unique, real world place for a child to learn above and beyond the classroom !.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2010

This school with its caring teachers and prinicipal is one the best schools in the Oceanside school district. My son went to Garrison for threee years and if I had known the positive experience he would have gotten from kindergarten he would have started then. It has given the skills and education he will need in the future. I hope this school remains open with all the budget cuts and can still provide all the arts and activities along with the excellent and challenging programs it has in the past. Hats off to the faculty, staff and especially the teachers for devoting as much time and effort that it takes to make a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2010

Hooray for the end of another great year at Garrison! My son participated in ceramics, guitar, American Sign Language Club and Stardust Arts and that was just after school. There is art and music in the regular curriculum. Garrison is building its momentum as a Visual and Performing Arts school. If VAPA is not the focus you want, there is the Chess Club and district Spelling Bee. I believe that art and music help build the pathways that lead to successful learning of all subjects. The teachers all seem genuinely interested in the success of their students. I know some make time before school to help students as needed. We have attended another school in O'side and Garrison is our school of choice. If you want a school that is truly interested in the success of YOUR child, check out Garrison. You may be pleasantly surprised.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

What a terrific 1st day of school at Garrison! We are very happy with our childrens new teachers & the staff was extremely helpful in providing information to us to begin the new school year. We are very happy with the new VAPA school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2009

I'm so sad to read the last few reviews. My son's experience at Garrison has been completely positive. I met with the principal before the school year to discuss his learning style, and she was able to help me choose a teacher who is perfect for him! I'm at the school everyday, and the office staff is alway friendly and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

Poor communication with parents and students from staff. Classrooms too full. Supervision LACKING during recess. Could do more to help kids with reading/math challenges (may relate back to classroom size).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2009

Garrison Elementary School is the best school in town. When you first walk onto the campus, you can immediately feel the warm and caring atmosphere that is given by all the staff and teachers. I have a 5th grader that attends this school and had another child that is now in middle school. Their experience at Garrison will always be with them, shown by their success in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2009

Very frustrating trying to have your child's needs met or heard. People in the office seem more concerned with how they look than how your kid feels. Also, it seems like they will put special needs kids way ahead of standard functioning students. That's great for the kids who need extra help, but our kids' educational needs are being put on the back burner, and if there are physical altercations involving these children, there are no consequences for them, or any precautionary steps taken to prevent it from happening again. I'm all for a mixed classroom when appropriate, but there are some serious management issues here. I really hope the district comes in and sees how bad it's getting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2009

Garrison has some of the best teachers in Oceanside. Whenever I have had any problems the principal Mrs. Oliver has always had an open door and plenty of solutions or answers to my questions! She is definately the backbone of Garrison and does a fabulous job! Parent involovement may be lower than at 'South O' but that's up to the parents to change! Our lower class sizes and excellent teachers are what keeps my family each year! Thank you Garrison!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2009

Very caring staff, well-kept campus and high expectations of all students. Truly a gem!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

Great school with a great staff. Some unfamiliar with the school may be intimidated by the large population of ESL speakers. Don' t be put off teachers seem to know all the kids regardless of their age. We are very happy here. Lots of attention on the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2007

This is my son's first year at Garrison and I am extremely pleased with the school. The staff is excellent and Ms Oliver is an amazing director. They all really care about the kids, and it shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

My wife and I are in this school district. Staff, everyone not just the teachers are competent and highly motivated. The campus is small and the fact the teachers, secretaries seem to know all the kids names gives itsmall town felling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

We can't say enough wonderful things about the pre-K speech program with Ms. Zavodny and Ms. Hahn. Our son loved the program and we feel his early learning experiences were positively enriched by the wonderful team they have working with the children. In my opinion, the school overall seemed to really care about the social and academic development of the children. I sincerely felt it was a priviledge that my son was able to attend the pre-K speech program at Garrison Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

Best kept secret in Oceanside. Terrific staff. High expectations. Kids are motivated to succeed. Great reading incentive program-Reading Counts- Beautiful campus. Real education, not just test taking skills. Love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2007

Great intentions of staff, but not organized. Minority non hispanic/English speaking at a disadvantage. Teaching to test.
—Submitted by a parent


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801

Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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801

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Females76%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner65%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state62%

Math

All Students81%
Females81%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner79%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate90%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students36%
Females41%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%

Math

All Students59%
Females63%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students55%
Females54%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state42%

Math

All Students67%
Females66%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate75%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students37%
Females44%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

Math

All Students68%
Females67%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability55%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate74%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state77%

Science

All Students46%
Females48%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 68% 52%
White 19% 26%
Black 6% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Italian
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Fausto Barragan
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (760) 757-5008

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
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  • Library
  • Playground
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  • Choir / Chorus
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  • Dance
  • Drama

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  • Parents have many opportunities to be involved, including working with students in the classroom, gardening with students, serving on school site council and pto committees, chaperoning field trips, maintaining the newsletters and website, and participating in school improvement work days. new opportunities are arising throughout the year to meet the needs of the school.
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  • Garrison is a small school, with approximately 390 regular education students, 22 K-5 special education students, and 30 special education speech and language pre-school students. Although the school is aging, it is maintained beautifully with grassy malls and beautiful trees. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and the entire campus is charming and very welcoming. Because of our small size, we are able to maintain a percussion lab, orchestra and band lab, art room, full-sized speech therapy room, as well as two separate rooms for the after-school program. The MPR is large and features a full-size stage for performances. The school offers specialized programs for qualified students such as The Listening Program, Math Solutions, and Lindamood Bell reading intervention. Each program is specifically designed for students who have been through the Student Study Team process. Garrison is the home of the Oceanside Unified District-wide Spelling Bee. Each year we host participating Oceanside elementary schools in a drama-filled competition that accents academic achievement. We are proud and delighted to have a dynamic and energetic parent/teacher team (PTO) that works very hard to provide excellent fundraisers and &#34fun&#34raisers. The culminating event of the year is the annual Pageant of the Masters Show, featuring music, dancing, visual art and drama sketches that students have worked on throughout the year. It's a &#34don't miss&#34 event!
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333 Garrison Drive
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Phone: (760) 901-7600

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