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36940 45th Street East
Palmdale, CA 93552

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November 08, 2013
Recently enrolled my three children Kindergarten thru third grade and I must say it has been a nearly good experience with the exception of my first grader. He had a very hard time transitioning. His first grade teacher was a bad experience and was very negative toward him which caused him to shut down. I was very upset however I was able to change his teacher and he has a great teacher and receiving excellent grades and made Star of the Week. Unfortunately his previous teacher did not possess the most important quality all teachers must display and that is compassion and patience. I do not recommend Ms. Buck as a teacher her attitude and uncaring demeanor has no place in the classroom with children. Presently making a formal complaint to school board. Overall school is great. Ms Craig is a n excellent teacher along with Ms. Venetez and Ms Johns.

- submitted by a parent

October 30, 2013
I have been going to this school since i was in kindergarten and now I'm in 6th grade. All the teachers i have had are great, so i recommend mrs. Engle for kindergarten, Mrs. Sheldon for first grade,mrs. Picone for third grade, Ms. Johns for fourth grade, and Ms. Drew for sixth grade they are all very helpful and they are very kind.

- submitted by a community member

October 23, 2013
I'm very unhappy with the school. The teacher are unhappy and it shows! My child is in Mrs. Buck's class. At first I liked her and thought she was very nice and seemed to care about her students and seemed to enjoy teaching. She is very nice, but I don't think she cares. As of today I wish I could enroll her in a different school. I agree with other comments about the Mrs. Wehunt, and the bullying. Cimmarron claims to be bully free, but it isn't and the no one cares about it.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2013
Cimmaron my daughter started kindergarten at this school this year 2013, so far we have had a very bad experience the first week of school was fine the second week she started crying. I continued to ask my daughter what was happening that made her cry she continued to tell me she was scared. Now that really upset me no child should be scared of attending school, so she told that soles kids keep kicking her calling her ugly just being bullies. This school stats that they don't tolerate bullying I first talked to the teacher I talked to the noon duties on 2 separate occasions on the 4th occasion I talked to the principal it took me 4 separate occasions to try to get things resolved and honestly they are resolved to a certain extent now for the past week and a half she has come home using profanity in Spanish that some kids have said to her in class since she looks Caucasian but we are or Hispanic decent this really bothers me. The favoritism is ridiculous it all depends on who you know just like everything else in society now days but these are children. Plus the teachers constantly complaining that they receive the lowest pay as teachers.

- submitted by a parent

September 16, 2013
My kids went to Cimarron since kindergarten. We moved out of the zone and was kicked out so fast with a 1day notice. Not a week notice nor a month notice but a 1day notice! I requested a exception which was declined but the principal.. This school has many children out of the zone but for some reason my kids get kicked out and the others get to stay. I am very disappointed in this school. I volunteered alot of my time here, and even at that they are unconsiderate. Shows you how much they care for there kids... Especially the ones who started kinder there and have to be moved when they start 5th grade!! Im a very upset mother! !

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2013
This school is great. I have 5 children from kindergarten to 5th grade. The teachers are competent, the staff are helpful and the principal is hands-on. There are after-school programs that are worth the time like the chess club. The school encourages students to have good grades by having award ceremonies and they try to help students improve on their state test by rigorous preparation. There are also a lot of perks when you get awards like free burger at In-&-out Burger, free bowling tickets at Brunswick, free meal at Hometown Buffet . Kids are also encourage to read by giving out Magic Mountain tickets. Last year I joined the PTA and I got 4 tickets to Legoland!

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2012
I have two children at Cimarron a 3rd grader and a kindergardener. The teachers we've had so far are great. Ms Buck (1st grade) and Ms. Venetz (2nd grade) are great teachers. These are the kind of teachers you never forget as an adult. The school is also great at communicating with parents, I am able to email my sons teachers and I always get a response or feedback on my sons progress. The principal is great, and seems to know every single student by name. She's involved with the students, not locked in her office.

- submitted by a parent

June 06, 2012
Great Principal and Staff Only thing for prospective parents is BEWARE or the abusive mrs rose she pulled my son from one side of the class to the other. this matter was out of the princiapls hand and was delt with the Palmdal School Distric. Sad to say she is protected by the teachers union i recommend Mrs Engle or Mrs Johnson they are great with the children

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2011
Cimarron has a marvelous principal, Mrs. Wehunt, she keeps her school in check, the school grounds neat, and the children prepared for all testing. She is a motivator and the test results demonstrate her hard work. The teachers are some of the best in the district and demand respect and they are committed to student motivation and results.

- submitted by a parent

February 08, 2011
The staff of this school seem to have the best intenitons, but as our education system continues to fail, this school is definently going down with the ship. The school is desperate to raise scores on standardized tests, the students are hammered facts into their heads without fostering any love of learing. There are far too many students crammed into each classroom. Supervision and discipline are scarce. My son is constantly bullied, gets his lunch stomped on and his things stolen on a daily basis. He reports it to the staff staff, but has been repeatedly reprimanded for "tattling." I don't know whether they don't care, or are too short handed to manage all the kids.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2011
I have had two sons attend Cimarron. One through the SDC program and another is still is regular ed. The teachers are fantastic. Every teacher my sons have had are hard workers, effective and easy to work with. My son who was able to be mainstreamed was not zoned for the school but I made sure he was able to come back because I like the office staff, teachers, noon duties and overall environment at the school.

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2010
I see most of the good reviews for Cimarron school comes from staff themself. That's what i call it conflict of interest. School is definitly below average as CST score shows and for 2010 rating, they scored lowered than 2009. Staff are more worry about their benefits and holidays than student's education.

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March 09, 2010
This school is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! I love working as a teacher at this school. The kids are happy... Teachers are happy... administration at the school is great!!! All staff is really outstanding. Everyone is at Cimarron for the kids. I love to teach at Cimarron.

- submitted by a teacher

July 06, 2008
Cimarron was a great school especially since i have been there for K-6th grade i feel very sad to leave it. I think that there are very great teachers especially my 6th grade teacher. I think that the school food needs to be a little bit more better once in a while instead of all of us not eating and skipping lunch to get energy. By, Vanessa 1e

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 09, 2008
Cimarron is very poor for advance stusdents. education is not a high priority for the teaching staff.

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2006
I have a great opinion of this elementary school. Unfortunately, my two boys have had to attend 6 schools, this one by far has provided the best for them. The school has strict policies and rules that are enforced. The classrooms are new, clean, and have good teachers. My children did better with the higher expectations placed upon them from that school. Hope this helps.

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2006
This is my second time through, The first was when the school first opened, I would not have given it very high marks by the time my first child was done. Now however, I feel that the quality of the staff has improved greatly!

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2005
good school but lacks extra activities such as band and sports

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June 19, 2005
Coming from LA Unified School District in the San Fernando Valley I am very disapointed with Cimarron Elementary. I feel that they are very behind with achieving good test results. The teachers need to be involved more and take the time with the children helping them understand their classwork. Most of them close their classrooms and their ears as soon as the bell rings. They offer Math classes to the parents after hours but can't take the time to help the students. Is it that difficult to take a few minutes after school and help the students? I am lucky to be an at home Mom but what about all of those other hard working parents that are not able to help their children?

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2005
I feel over-all it's an above average school in most areas but more attention needs to dedicated to student behavior.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2005
It does not appear that the child's education is the main priority at this school. There are no accomodations for advanced children. My children attended one semester and I am not pleased at all. My spouse and I are currently looking for other means of school because we do not want them to return to Cimarron.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2005
I was disappointed with the academic level of this school. I have 3 children, grades 1, 4, and 6, the older 2 had repeat and slowed learning from the previous year of schooling (they transferred to Cimarron) and my kindergartener encountered 4 new teachers in that first year. School looks nice, but progress is slow. Parental involvement was relatively low. The manners of school children and the disrespect of teachers was appalling. I opted out and began homeschooling.

- submitted by a parent

February 06, 2005
the school is newly blt 2004. computer labs and new gym. my child in special ed. 1st semeser there. compared to previous school special ed for 5 yrs. lab time more structured and educational at previous school. more activies for his involvment at previous school.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2005
Cimarron is very clean and comfortable. Most of the teachers are really great and they have a strong GATE program, recognizing and meeting the needs of these special students. Lots of parent volunteers, both in the classroom and in PTA and other groups. The principal is supportive of both his staff and the parents. Consistent discipline of problem students could be better.

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2003
My comments relate to my expreience with Kindergarten grade level. I would like to see more notification from the PTA for it's members to inform them when the meetings are held. As a member, I have yet to be notified of a meeting,although I was informed and attended PTA sponsored functions.

- submitted by a community member
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Cimarron Elementary School
36940 45th Street East, Palmdale, CA  93552
(661) 285-9780
Last modified Cimarron Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cimarron Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top