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Palmdale, CA
Students enrolled: 782
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18020 East Avenue O
Palmdale, CA 93591

(661) 264-1155
(661) 261-9348
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April 26, 2013
No matter what kind of school you attend you will always have the same issues. Parents are placing too much responsibility on teachers, when really parents need to be accountable for their own child. If you want your child to succeed then YOU need to help your child succeed. Teachers are doing their best! Classes often have more than 30 children and the teacher can't slow down the class for the students who don't understand. If your child needs help or your child is behind, then you need to be the one that tries to help your child. Homework, spelling list, math facts, etc. aren't sent home every night so they can be thrown in the trash. If you have an issue with a school or teacher because your child is struggling, then you as a parent needs to see how you can help them.

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2013
This school has no money, so it can't afford anything decent. Believe me, I would know. Can't wait until the state realizes that schools actually do need money to work

- submitted by a community member

January 22, 2013
I wish there were other Elementary schools that were near by. My child is in 1st grade now and needs allot of help in different subjects they pass out a form every yr that offers help to kids that are being left behind, the school is supposedly going to pay for tutoring but when I applied my application was not approved by the principal because supposedly my child did not need the extra help that she was doing well above average??? My child was going to be held back in Kinder!!!! so thats what the principal calls above average :/ I wish there was someone I can call to report this. What are they doing with the money that is given to them for these kids to get tutoring they need. I am a low income family and just wish I had the money to bring my child elsewhere. :( There is only one teacher at this school that all parents fight about when going to 1st grade because she spends the extra time with her students that need the help but other than that all teachers are a poor excuse for a teacher, and office staff are very unprofessional when you walk in they continue to walk around talking and laughing ignoring the parents that walk in.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2010
Mrs. Lopez, the principal is wonderful. She is hands on and very dedicated to these children. I am impressed and give her a 10!!! I am happy with staff and teachers. As far as behavioral problems the other parent has listed below, as in any other school, parents must be on top of who their children socialize with meaning participating, volunteering in their school and being a part of their lives. As far as curriculum goes, this school is very strict with homework and my daughter is in 2nd grade and already the first week of school they are starting a new math chapter. I can't complain! Smaller classrooms and more one one attention than Palmdale district.

- submitted by a parent

January 04, 2010
Teacher and staff apathy abound. All my children have learned at this school are behavioral problems. At mid-term 2nd grader is still doing the same class work she did at the beginning of the year. My kinderg rtner is doing the same work he did in pre-school. The only effect of No Child Left Behind has been to thwart all progress to the lowest common denominator and let the class trudge at an unchallenged pace. None of my kids want to go to school any more because they are bored in class and bullied on the school yard. I am currently exploring home schooling options if I cannot find a satisfactory public school for them.

- submitted by a parent

July 20, 2007
This is a very good school. It is in a small rural area and has a high number of english language learners. The test scores do not accurately reflect this school. The teachers are very good and the support staff are excellent. It is too bad that the only way schools are reveiwed nowdays is by test scores. This is a wonderful school and I am proud to have my children go there.

- submitted by a parent

June 06, 2007
Pretty much the best elementary school ever! The teachers are awesome, and the office staff is amazing! I wish I had gone here as an elementary school student.

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2006
Unsafe conditions do exist at this school. Not all teachers are caring.Very serious safety concerns!

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March 17, 2006
All the teachers are awsome.Mrs.Gray and ms.Lopez are great and the office staff is the best

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February 04, 2005
I am a mother of two. My kids go to vista san gebrial. I went there to have my name put on there emerengcy card and thay said no because I live to far away. Thay told me that thay would not call me. I live to far away.

- submitted by a parent

February 04, 2004
Rural area with small elementary schools, which means smaller ratio of children to teachers. I enjoy the smaller community environment and see the same people all the time. We need higher test scores. Staff is great!

- submitted by a parent

February 04, 2004
I really like the smaller class sizes because it adds to the learning experience through the much needed attention of today's students. The staff and teachers are great. They enjoy their jobs and it shows upon the students. We need to raise our test scores, keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2003
I have found that Ms. Sedeberg, who teaches the 4th grade, is the most caring of all the teachers my son has had. We communicate through emails, phone calls and notes. She has kept me abreast of any change in my sons behavior, gave me heads up when things were out of the ordinary and has always accepted my calls. Working with her has made the 4th grade an experience I cherished and my son a success.

- submitted by a community member
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Vista San Gabriel Elementary School
18020 East Avenue O, Palmdale, CA  93591
(661) 264-1155
Last modified Vista San Gabriel Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Vista San Gabriel Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top