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K-8
Public charter
Paradise, CA
Students enrolled: 219
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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6830 Pentz Road
Paradise, CA 95969

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(530) 877-2227
(530) 872-1396
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September 05, 2014
This is an excellent school. Teachers are amazing, and recent changes to their middle school program have given the kids even more opportunity. They offer an engineering elective, have advanced art classes, a dedicated science lab with an amazing science teacher, and have continued to offer music taught by an actual music teacher! This school is top notch for all ages.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2014
CCCS is a great school with a very dedicated staff. The interaction I have had with everyone from the janitor, office people, teachers and parents has been nothing but positive. I feel fortunate to have my children at such a caring school.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2014
This is a good school. The only thing I don't like about this school is the office gossip it is the one thing that has made me decide to switch my kids to another school. The secretary can be extremely rude and overbearing and should not have the kind of control that she is allowed to have. The principal is very nice and most of the teachers are great with the exception of one or two.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2014
Paradise CCCS is a wonderful school! My daughter loves going to school there, and I have been pleased with all her teachers. We look forward to the years to come. The current staff and principal are great and have made many positive changes over the last couple of years. We love this school!

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2014
CCCS has been going through many positive changes the last few years. This school has the very best Science teacher and an outstanding Art program.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2013
I have two children at Children's Community Charter School and we have been very happy at the school! The staff and the principal are very dedicated and truly seem to enjoy their jobs. In addition they are very committed to the educational needs of the students and are proactive in providing the students with a caring and supportive environment. We moved from a different school and are very pleased with our circumstances.

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2013
CCCS offers what many schools cannot..... A community wanting to help children become lifelong learners. It takes a village to help children navigate life and everyone at CCCS is there to help the students navigate this quest called life. I am proud to be a teacher at CCCS. We understand there is more than reading, writing, and arithmetic! We are there to assist children in becoming kind and productive citizens, who yearn to be lifelong learners.

- submitted by a teacher
November 14, 2013
I absolutely love CCCS! The staff has been incredibly helpful and the teachers are supportive and fantastic educators. I love the fact that parents have to volunteer in the classroom, it helps the teacher, students and keeps the parent involved. I feel included in my child's education and that is extremely important to me. Communication between the teachers and parents is excellent. The principal seems to love this school just as much as I do. Along with their regular teacher, our children are taught by an art teacher, music teacher and a science teacher....even in Kindergarten! My children don't understand how lucky they are to be in a school like this. I'm looking forward to being a CCCS parent for many years to come.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2013
CCCS is an excellent school! My child has never been happier and more educationally fulfilled! Keep up the great work!

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2013
CCCS is an incredible school with a highly qualified, dedicated staff and many committed parents who partner in their child's education. It is a bummer that some people have a negative perception but the fact is that the majority of it is based on inaccurate information. I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful school!

- submitted by a teacher
June 13, 2013
As a parent I thought my children would get a great education and led by professionals, that's the way kids learn. The rudeness and "behind the scenes" gossip in the office needs to be looked at. There is a "know it all" helper secretary from another school that acts like the principal and has gained the power and support from the parents because they are afraid to say anything. This secretary should not be working at CCCS or Cedarwood....she has a terrible chip on her shoulder and punishes the child and parents through gossip and behind the back untruths that support her agenda. We pulled our children out of this school and the gossip followed our children to their new school. The superintendent needs to get involved with this one, damaging the way children feel about school and damaging the way parents deal with schools....it just makes the child scared and the parents on defense.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2013
I've been reading the reviews of this school and I am appalled at the hateful comments! I've had Grandchildren at CCCS since its inception and all of them (4 so far) have had nothing but positive experiences. They have all been exceptional students because of the education they have received there. One is in college now to become a teacher, one grandchild just received the Principals award for having a 3.5 GPA and my 7 year old Granddaughter knows 600 sight words instead of the 100 required. I hardly think any of that point to a negative education and experience. I've spent many hours in the past 15 years volunteering in the classrooms, the carnival, helping with the different functions the classes have, helping make a story quilt with 8th graders, and on and on. Never one time has anyone at that school been rude to me, certainly not the secretary! The principal this year is kind, helpful and has children at the school which says to me that she has every confidence in the education the children receive at the school. And to the person who states that the secretary works Cedarwood too, I don t know where you get your information but you are most certainly wrong.

- submitted by a community member
June 07, 2013
I encourage anyone experiencing discrimination of their children to contact the Rowell Family Empowerment a non-profit organization serving families of Northern California. Section VII: Special Education Services/504; It is understood no student shall be denied admission to CCCS or denied services due to disability ~ Page 109 of the school's charter agreement. The office manager is wrong. The have absolutely no right to hand select preferred students, But unless it is reported this is what they continue to do. Paradise Unified School District is the supervisoral oversight of their charter and responsible for monitoring their compliance of all applicable laws. Their office is open year round. Put it in writing and mail it to PUSD Superintendent, they are required to follow through on written complaints. Godspeed.

- submitted by a community member
May 10, 2013
Privacy policies are not followed and the office gossip is horrible. Some parents have the headset that this school is exclusive,. its not. Charters are public schools and required to comply with the California Department of Education. All students and parents have rights. We teach our children to stand up for what is right and we are their example in life. You don t have to be a powerless bystander and you don t have to leave. Take a stand, make a call, you can make a positive difference. Be inspired, there are a few true hearted good people at this school. Be the change you want to see, in turn you will inspire others :)

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2013
Disappointed in the leadership of this school. The turnover of principals and teachers is appalling. This school was built on the concept of parental involvement, but that stops at the volunteer door. The school board is overrun with clique type relationships and does not listen to the parents suggestions at all. The students are behind in curriculum. Other local schools are seeing an influx of CCCS students and noting how behind they are. I agree that this ship is sinking fast. We are leaving just like many other families this year.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2013
This school is a sinking ship that is soon to go under. Since they have gone independent of the school district they have been through 3 principals and multiple teachers. The commitment is just not there by teachers or parents and the test scores just keep dropping every year. The school board is made up of 4 parents, 1 teacher and the principal and they are in control of everything from finance to HR. There is a serious lack of professionalism in handling teacher discipline and parent issues. The financial state of the school is so bad they have overdue bills (facts from board meeting minutes) no money in savings and have began dipping into the fundraising account (also facts from board meeting minutes) which is money that was raised by parents and designated for field trips and other fun school activities. As great as this school once was it is no longer. The middle school electives are pathetic and the school often has difficulty even getting the classroom computers online although the charter is written as "21st Century Learners." Sadly, I believe the governance of this school will be its demise in the near future.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2011
In our first year at CCCS last year both of my children increased their performance on the star testing by a full level. The best part for me is their increased self confidence and the joy they take in learning. I believe this is because CCCS teaches the whole person. We do have a family atmosphere. They teach the kids how and why along with the what so that the connections form a strong foundation for them to build on. I've had three other families, new to CCCS this year tell me their children experienced the same huge increase in learning. This school is awesome!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
Disappointing mob-rule actions taken by the teachers and some parents have torn this school apart. It once had a highly regarded 'family atmosphere'. I am teaching my child to stand up to the bully. These adults are setting a poor example.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
It has the best teachers who give 110% to their students and parents who care enough to put in the time

- submitted by a community member
November 23, 2009
I found the school taught towards the end of year testing for high scores. Staff members were not the friendliest people. The elective classes and field trips were great. Great small campus and very safe.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 22, 2009
CCCS is a terrific school with wonderful parents and students. There is nothing else like it around here. Our children have been given a wonderful education that has taught them both academic and life skills. I think that there are a lot of school out there that could learn a lot from us. Parents being so involved is a plus because it allows teachers to teach and parents to make sure that all the other stuff is taken care of! We try to make sure that we offer all the arts and great opportunity for all students.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2009
Our children have attended this school for many years. Each year more innovative programs are added, such as music, bringing live animals to campus, lap tops, hands on science instruction, drama class, alternative energy electives.... There is no lack of programs at this public school, especially important when other public schools are financially struggling to keep their extracurricular programs.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2009
The amount of attention each and every child is given is top shelf. Parents are very envolved and you can tell the children there really love that. Its test scores are always in the high 90th percentile in the state. Its growth over the last ten years has been constant without the governing board overreaching or over extending itself. The feeling of joy around the campus is palpable....Great Schoo!

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January 13, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2005
This school is motivated to serve all children, innovative with its required parental participation and has an established record of high test scores. With parental involvement, success is inevitable. The school is part of school district yet as a charter is allowed more flexibility and sensibility in how it chooses to spend its precious resources. The school has smaller class sizes and operates almost as a large extended family (with some issues as all families have). There is a waiting list to be admitted. Staff is exceptional. Highly recommended.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2004
This school is run by parents, great concept--doesnt work. Staff is unwilling or unable to discipline certain children of board members or prominent parents. This school's reputation of snobbery is, unfortunately, not unfounded. Also, dont be fooled by the test scores. The school's strict requirements for parent volunteers only during normal word day hours, makes it impossible for most 'average' students to attend. Special Ed students are made to transport out to other schools for part of the day, putting the burden of transportation on, you guessed it, the parent. No special Ed child or child with only 1 parent or a child where both parents work during the day can easily attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
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Children's Community Charter School
6830 Pentz Road, Paradise, CA  95969
(530) 877-2227
Last modified Children's Community Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Children's Community Charter School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top