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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Cimarron is very poor for advance stusdents. education is not a high priority for the teaching staff.
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.
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!
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?
I feel over-all it's an above average school in most areas but more attention needs to dedicated to student behavior.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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