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40521 35th Street West
Palmdale, CA 93551

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August 05, 2014
My eldest child started here when the school opened in 2003. My youngest child still attends. Esperanza is an excellent school. The teachers and staff are wonderful, and the PTA brings in far more programs and provides above and beyond for every student and classroom. The PTA membership is one of the highest in the state with close to 800 members. There is always opportunity to volunteer and be involved. Last year they provided field trips, paying for 18.00'a student, gave thousands to the school library, supported anti bullying assemblies and programs, provided accelerated reader programs (at a cost of nearly $6000), did about 6 free family nights, a school carnival, supported a school garden, and the list goes on. It's extremely unfortunate that one disgruntled parent can continue viscously slander and spread lies about a really great school. Check out our test scores, speak to other parents, visit the campus, and you will see that this school is a real treasurer to the district. This is my eleventh year here, and I would highly recommend. Communication is above board, and the principal works hard to ensure a safe campus with qualified leaders.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2014
This school is over crowded and some of the teachers are so bad that my child has started disliking school. My child has been accused of missing and incomplete assignments. (We keep copies to show the teacher) I have to re-grade assignments and give them back to the teacher so the grade can be changed. Esperanza may look good to the outsider, but this school is full of PTA drama to the point that it affects the children. Children often hear rude comments made by the PTA members about parents, teachers, and other children. The parents who are involved are cliquish and some are out-right rude! Principal does nothing about their behavior and lets them rule the school. Children are taught to be bullies and with PTA's bullying attitude, it shows the children that the behavior is acceptable.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2013
my child just completed kindergarten with Mr. Lindoff, he is hands down the best kindergarten teacher at the school. He communicates great with parents, he is patient and discourages bullying by not having classroom favorites. he is fair, treats all the children the same and is compationate to children with leaning disabilities or behavioral problems. I hope next year we will be just as lucky

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2013
The office staff is THE BEST! Thank you ladies up front. You make everyone feel so welcome!!!! I came from out of state and have to say, California schools are lacking in enrichment opportunities. No ART, No Music, No language, It's really bad. The kids are barely in school and have early dismissal once a week, two week spring break, three week Christmas break. The class sizes are crowded (32), I am not sure if my child is learning anything. The pick up and drop off is a joke, and there is a false sense of security by having the children locked in school. This frightens me more than my child not learning. Maybe for the Antelope Valley area this school is good but I am not impressed with the entire package.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2013
Esperanza Elementary is an excellent school. The teachers and staff are dedicated. Our principal is very hands on. I am very satisfied with my son's teacher. Teacher student ratio is a little high but that is because Esperanza is a top choice school! I volunteer in my son's classroom to help his teacher make her job a little easier. The PTA is excellent and lots of parent involvement. I am proud to be an Esperanza Golden Eagle! The students, staff, parents, and teachers makes this a great school.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2012
My son has been going to Esperanza since Kindergarten. We could not be happier with all the teachers he's had. Ms. Milley for Kinder, Ms. Norton for First, and Ms. Galaviz for second. I've been very involved with PTA at this school and can not express how good and active they are. Unfortunately, we'll have to move away and we'll miss EVERYONE at this school. Thank you Esperanza family for wonderful 3 years. We'll miss you :(

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2012
I do like this school, truthfully its been half good and half bad. When my child was in Kinder she had a great teacher, she would love the help of parents coming in to help. I helped out pretty regularly. From the start my child was a bit of a handful in class but towards the end she completely transformed which I credit her teacher for that. Now, first grade is another story, her teacher, Ms. Chavez, is not very active with parents. Communication is slim to none unless your child is behaving poorly. Otherwise, she does not request the help of parents very often, she has another mom from a student 4 years ago to help her out. I don't know about other parents, regardless of your child's behavior, I would like to know. I would like for the teacher to try to get to know me, or at least give me the opportunity to get to know them.There is also a thing she does which is called "Top Dog" , my child tells me there are kids who are mean to some students because they are NOT "Top Dogs. Obviously, it encourages first graders to be bullies already. Overall I am very unhappy with this teacher.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2012
My son is currently attending Esperanza. he is actually supposed to be attending our home school, but after doing some research my husband and I decided to do a transfer, and I must say that we are highly impressed with our decision to send him here. Great and friendly staff, the office is ALWAYS professional.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2011
This school is one of the TOP Performing schools in the district. I know most of the staff very well and all of them go above and beyond the state standards when it comes to your child's education. This is the place you want your children to get their education and to have the experience of the social atmosphere as well.

- submitted by a community member
March 24, 2010
My daughter attended a christian school for K-4th grade. I put her in Esperanza and I am delighted. The staff and teachers are wonderful. They are educated and very child friendly. The PTA is so active and that impressed me alot. My daughter is learning so much this year, not only academically but she is learning so much about the WORLD around her. I would encourage any student to attend.

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March 10, 2010
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- submitted by a student
September 15, 2009
I think this school is Awesome! I have two daughters that attend ESPERANZA ! Mr.Lindroff is great and has taught my daughters so much and she has only been in his class for almost 2 months .The office ladies are always so Helpful..We have a great school !

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2009
I think this school is lacking funds, but mostly over crowded classess. The teachers they have may be overwhemed with students in their classes that they began to lose patients, than the advanced students in class have to suffer for what the other students do not know. I truly feel more parents need to start enforceing there kids study habits, take away all cell phones, computer games unless they deserve to play with them first. What happenened to Lotto money that was suppose to help our education fund. People, need to point finger's to the proper authorities, lets make changes. We need start voting to bring back our education for our kids here in this country. It's ''we the people'' not the president that is going to change things. My Son has gone here since the opening of this school and am happy with his progress.

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August 10, 2009
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May 30, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
May 12, 2009
The parent involvement and staff teamwork is amazing. The teachers and staff go above and beyond their physical limits. There are some dedicated teachers that stay until 7 pm working on materials and curriculum. Talk about dedication.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2009
I am very impressed with the majority of the teachers and the ourstanding parent participitaion. I have the honor to work with students on the playground and I feel we have some of the best yound people in the area and I take pride in seeing many reading on their recess time. I am proud to have my children attending Esperanza, and I am proud to be a small part of it's staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2008
My daughter has been with Esperanza for 3rd and now 4th grade. Her 3rd grade teach Mr. Anderson was a pleasure, he really cares about his students. Her 4th grade teacher Mrs. Queen also cares. She has more of a challenge, she is teaching a 3rd/4th grade class. Honestly I am not happy about this. Thank god my daughter is as strong of a student as she is. I believe the problems with the school boil down to not enough time in a day, not enough school funds, short handed with teachers, along with the general challenges of the teachers trying to teach within the LAUSD and Arnolds decisions to always cut public school funds. I have had no problems with the teachers, crossing guards, and basic office staff. My daughter was at a private christian school for k-2 and I think it may have given her an accademic advantage.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2008
This school is great. I have two children in this school and they are both doing excellent. Both of my kid's past and present teachers have made a huge impact in my children's education. PTA is very involved and does an awesome job.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 31, 2008
I am very impressed with my son's teacher!! Mrs. Norton is definitely the teacher of the year!! She leaves a wonderful impression on her students. He loves to go to school and he is always eager for the next exciting activity she has planned for the day. Thank-you Mrs. Norton for being such a fabulous teacher!! We could not have asked for more with respect to our son's education.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
Esperanza is an amazing school...lots of extra activities offered. The campus is GREAT. I have never dealt with the principal, but the office staff is always extremely helpful. I am a working mom, so I am not at the school as often as I would like, but they always remember who my son is. Every teacher he has come into contact with (K, 1st, and one enrichment class) is great. I email his current teacher all the time, she always replies quickly. After school care (fun center) is a plus also. I feel really luck to have my son attending this school. I used to worry if we could afford private school, but we have put off worrying about it (for now at least).

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2008
This is a great school with great teachers and staff. I have had 2 daughters in this school, one in in Kindergarten and one previously in 6th grade. Mrs. Valenzuela does an excellant job with the kids and I am very happy that my daughter has had her this year. I did notice that all the negatives on these reviews did not put their names on them! Thank you for a wonderful education system for my children. Amy Bouchard

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April 07, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 17, 2008
My daughter just started attending Esperanza Elementary the beginning of January to complete her 4th grade. She transferred from San Jose Elementary located in Mission Hills, CA. The first 2 days it was very hard for my daughter to the point that she spent her recess in the bathroom all alone. I was afraid that she wasn't going to make any friends and lowered her self-esteem but thanks to the school staff, she was assigned two buddies from her classroom with whom she now spends her recess with & is making new friends. Her old schol didn't have that and I'm very glad that Esperanza School cares for the children in some many ways. The school staff is great! they always have a possitive attitude I'm very pleased to have my daughter at this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2007
My daughter was only at Esperanza for Fifth & Sixth grade, but she had surpurb teachers both years. Tracy LaRosa is the best! Adrianne Schiedt was also an excellent sixth grade teacher. I had to go give the school an average rating though, due to the district's lousy student services division.

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July 11, 2007
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May 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2007
I am very pleased so far with Esperanza elementary school. My daughter is in Kindergarten, and has picked up reading so quickly, and she loves the types of activities her teacher uses at the 'centers.' I enjoy what I hear regarding the discipline policies. The campus always looks amazing. My child's teacher seems to have ample parent volunteers. I feel it is clear that expectations are high for the students at Esperanza. I like the ways in which the PTA develops contests and competitions to challenge the kids to read and write, then rewards them for their efforts. I feel my child is being encouraged not just at home, but at school as well, to love a challenge, and to value her education. Bravo Esperanza and Ms. Duran! Julie Cassady

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2007
Anyone not happy here won't be happy anywhere. ALL Westside schools are overcrowded, however, Esperanza's overcrowding is largely due to parents requesting transfers into Esperanza from other schools, rather than new homes at this point. Those who have come from other schools have been thrilled, unless they're habitual tranfers, who find issues anywhere they go.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2007
Esperanza is a poor public school. The classes are to crowded and the teachers are overwhelmed. No extra help is offered unless you complain and then it takes 6 months or more...school is a failure!

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2007
Excellent school, wonderful teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2007
We have now been in the school for 4 months and have been extremely disappointed with just about everything. We volunteer our extra time to help in the classroom...It is obvious that the teacher is overwhelmed with the amount of kids. The gate program doesn't seem to offer additional value to their school experience. We are currently seeking information on private education.

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December 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2006
I have one daughter in K she seems to like the school and I think it is okay also...

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2006
The school under principal Paul Brunner has been fantastic...in all respects. We were upset to learn of his pending retirement.

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April 13, 2006
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March 10, 2006
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February 22, 2006
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January 04, 2006
My daughter has had her academic problems, but her teachers throughout the last 3 years have worked great w/ her, as well as the school principal. I love this school & am very grateful my daughter is there.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2005
I do not like this school at all and will be putting my son back in private school. He is to kind. And the teachers are inpatient with kids who dont know the school routine yet. They label him as a 'bad boy' and he never had any problems at dcs. I feel if you can put them into another school.

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June 10, 2005
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April 23, 2005
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January 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2004
I feel this school is O.K. There isn't anything to special. There is some behaviors with all I do not like. I also, do not like the fact nobody seems to want to help the ones struggling. I suppose it is easier to ignore them and fail them. I wonder what happens when parents start homeschooling or sending kids to private schools to get the help/education all deserve! Stop forcing the AR stuff- just rediculous!! Doesn't help only stresses the kids more. Oh yes the co-teacher classrooms and combo grade classrooms are total ineffective! THese make learning harder and keeps child behind!

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November 28, 2004
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November 10, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2004
Highly qualified and dedicated staff. Technology in the classrooms is fantastic. Beautiful campus. Lots of parent volunteers and a very successful PTA. My son loves going to Esperanza and is getting great education.

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Esperanza Elementary School
40521 35th Street West, Palmdale, CA  93551
(661) 575-0420
Last modified Esperanza Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Esperanza Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top