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Palmdale, CA
Students enrolled: 960
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37622 43rd Street East
Palmdale, CA 93552

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(661) 285-8376
(661) 285-2530
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August 22, 2012
Was very shocked at the behavior of the staff and principle of this school. I pulled my child out and I'm considering private school. This is a school that lacks academic excellence. The teachers are of poor moral character.My child would come home crying due to bullying that was not handled by the teacher or staff. I had a meeting with the principle and instead of action to prevent bullying all I heard were justifications and excuses. Horrible school

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February 23, 2012
My child attended this school and had the worse experience. My childs teacher name was Mrs. Fisher and she was the most rude disrespectful teacher I have ever met. She doesn't teach the kids and she was off more then she was at school. Parents beware if you care about your children reconsider!!!!!1

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June 09, 2011
I was a teacher at this school, and it was one of the best years of my career. I truly connected with the students and the staff at this school and I believe that the students best interests are really at heart.

- submitted by a teacher
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March 07, 2010
I have two daughters attending there one is in 6th and the other one is in kinder.To be honest with you all I really don't like that school I liked it better when the other principal and asst.Principal was there and as for the pta well that is a different story it has changed from good to not so good.Put it this way if I could put my lil girl in a different school I would.

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May 15, 2008
There are as many excellent teachers,who actually care about education, as well as the one's who are there for a paycheck.I agree with seeing a change in their attitudes this year,due to the new principal.As far as the 'mixed Race'review, I would like to clarify that with, mixed languages..........Yes, the kindergarden teachers are Great, but they cannot teach to their full potential,due to language barriers of non English speaking students,who require extra direction of simple tasks,because they can't understand what the teacher is instructing, let alone trying to teach........then as they move on to first grade, there is one complete whole hour taken out of the day for'Bilingual'time,whil the 'English Learners' are sent to a class to 'learn' English,and the fluent English students are sent to color and glue.........

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April 22, 2008
This school year, the principal changed. In my opinion, this new principle is way better than the last one. I can see that she is trying to improve students' academic level, and I believe some of the teachers' attitudes have changed. It used to be terrible...some of the teachers were manipulative, not helping, and all about themselves...they cared less of students. I think that's why the average test results have been so low. But we can hope that new improved Mesquite will bring our kids' academic level and spirits!

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2006
Kindergarden teachers are awesome. Fifth grade teachers active in extracurricular activities (science olympiad, scienc camp). Excellent PTA support provides for materials and field trips for most grades.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2006
School leadership is lacking. Parent involvment seems to be suppressed. Concerns brought to the attention of the vice principal,principal, and/or teachers (not all), are met with threats instead of leadership style solutions. If I could afford to take my child out and send him/her to private school I would do it in a heartbeat! FullL support of parent involvent is crucial if you want a school to be sucessful. Some of its teachers are good at keeping up meaningfull communication with parents, while other teachers don't seem to know the meening of the word 'communication'. I could go on, but I am running out of room!

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2004
My childs kindergarden class has 35 students to one teacher. This is quite larger than the listed 19/1 ratio. This sight also shows zero percentage of mixed race children. There are quite a few mixed race children in the school. I have mixed feelings about the school. I hope to get a better picture when my child enters into the first grade. I would be safe to rate the school 'average' for now. The school has no after school programs to offer for the children whos parents work. Their PTA needs improvement. My husband and I signed up and have yet to receive any materials regarding meetings etc.. I would be safe to rate the school as 'average' for now.

- submitted by a parent
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Mesquite Elementary School
37622 43rd Street East, Palmdale, CA  93552
(661) 285-8376
Last modified Mesquite Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mesquite Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top