They do the best they can with their meager budget. Many teachers are good and try very hard. The parents do extraordinary fundraising and volunteering, but the seriously low per student funding and certain state requirements stifle innovation. No way to integrate the supposed arts focus with the core curriculum. If you are a parent of a child who "learns differently", this is probably not the school for you. The MO is to teach to the average student, supplement via the parents as much as they can be leaned on, and then say that the students "will be fine." "Will be fine" at what? Folding sweaters at the Gap? Appropriate special ed or accomodations are routinely discouraged or denied. GATE is non-existent. If your child needs both -- fat chance. This may be true in many schools in CA, not just Cabrillo's fault, but it's not the place to look if your child is on either side of average. 4th grade student-teacher ratio is 32:1. Some parents can be a bit cliquey, an attitude which is handed down through the kids, especially the girls.
I can't say enough about the incredibly dedicated teachers at this school! The ever friendly office staff is terrific. This school has it all!!!!
Clean campus, great teachers, lots of school time activities for students, minimal behavior issues, and good office staff.
fantastic community, wonderful teachers, awesome 'extra activities', unfortunately underfunded.
Hardworking teachers, great parent participation, good school spirit, clean building and classrooms, well kept grounds.
It is all aorund one of the best schools. I have been to a few of them and have been imresse with the teachers and the facilities.
Great principal. Very family oriented and lots of parent involvement
I love Cabrillo because the teachers and curriculum are fabulous with much integration of arts, music and drama with more traditional curriculum. Teachers and school staff are helped by a dedicated pool of parent and extended family volunteers and programs are in place that encourage positive relationships and modelling between students of different grades in this K-8 program. My eigth grade daughter and second grade son are developping a life long love of learning from attending this school.
Cabrillo is an outstanding place for children (and parents) to learn and grow! The dedicated teachers, staff, and parents provide our children with the best learning environment a parent could ask for. Thank you for all your dedication!! Go Cabrillo!!
Cabrillo school has teachers who truly care about the kids. There is a lot of parent participation and this is what makes it a great school.
My first son was at Cabrillo for 9 years and now my other son is on his 8th year. I would Not choose another school for my kids. Cabrillo is a Great school and I feel Very Lucky that my children attended Cabrillo! Thank you Cabrillo School for All you do!! Sincerely, A Proud Parent
this school has strived and succeeded thru the work of school staff and parent involvement
Cabrillo School has a great staff & I think it's awesome that the kids have a great place to come to for their educational needs. Thank you teachers for your caring devotion to our children & thier education,
Cabrillo embodies a caring, can-do environment where the teachers and parents truly interact together to make learning and the arts come together as one. We are very happy to have our children at Cabrillo!
Cabrillo has a caring principal, teachers and staff. We are very fortunate to have music, art, drama, and computer classes. Thanks to the Rob Schnieder Foundation we are able to have band. I feel the parents also help to make it a great school as well by volunteering their time to help out where needed.
Cabrillo is filled with great teachers, who really care about each and every student. They make learning fun, unique and try to reach out to each student individually. Parents are encouraged to participate as well, which really helps, not only the teachers, but the students and the parents. It helps build a relationship with the teacher, the students and our children, whom are in the classroom. To me that speaks volumns. It not only makes your child/children feel important, but that you really care about their learning and education and are there to support them. I feel blessed that my children are able to be part of such an amazing school.
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