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Pleasant Hill, CA
Students enrolled: 662

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2097 Oak Park Boulevard
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

(925) 934-3341
(925) 935-3748
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April 28, 2015
I agree with the review below mine. We have been at this school for 2 years, this year the school is full (the enrollment on Great Schools is showing as 662, this is wrong and is in fact over 700), the teaching staff are overwhelmed and the school depends more and more on parental support. If your child has issues with reading or math at a lower grade level then help is available and support is provided. But should your child be excelling at grade level, or need help past 3rd Grade, then there is a huge gap and you will not receive any help here. The school really needs to concentrate more on lowering the class sizes, supporting the students who are potentially honor roll students and supporting their overworked staff. We are now considering a move to another school district, MDUSD is providing poor support to it's schools and really need to take a long hard look at how their "fads" are affecting our future generation.

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2015
I've seen a notable decline this school year in the overall environment. The school seems more crowded, morning traffic is terrible, the kitchen cannot efficiently process all children at lunch time leading to very short lunch periods (about 10 minutes to eat...sometimes less if one doesn't pack a lunch). My child's teacher seems overwhelmed because of large class sizes and having no help from an aid. The implementation of common core is inconsistent, and children correct their own common core homework that is not always reviewed by the teacher. Is there another school that PHE can model with regard to common core...or are all schools struggling with this transition?

- submitted by a parent

May 26, 2013
This is a wonderful school with a great staff and the kids are wonderful !!! Also the parents are involved a lot . Iit is nice to see that .

- submitted by a teacher

August 16, 2011
This school is amazing! I have had amazing teachers for the past 5 years that my kids have gone here. The parents are so involved and supportive, the principal is amazing. The extracurricular after school programs are fantastic. The teachers truly care about the education of our children and pushing them to be better students and polite children who also look out for their peers and friends.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2011
This school is amazing. It is very diverse, and the teachers are wonderful and caring. My daughter who is in 1st grade has grown so much in the past year academically and emotionally due in most part to the dedication of the teachers and the principal. The school also has a great after-school enrichment program.

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2011
My child's fifth grade teacher is too rough and strict on her. She really wants to switch teachers. Every other teacher that she had were excellent. Don't try to get room 25. It's just too rough on children.

- submitted by a parent

October 09, 2010
great kids taught by wonderful teachers brought up by amazing parents!!!

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2010
I have 2 children in PHE, and every year have remarked that they are so lucky to be students here. Excellent teachers and administration. They both love school and excel on test scores, due in part, to the great teachers! Most important, they have a love for learning and are surrounded by great kids! PHE is truly a public school - there are kids from a wide variety of backgrounds. The parent support is outstanding, and is backed by thousand of dollars every year in donations - which goes right to academics!

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2010
Racism and religious-bias galore. Only place your child in this school if you are utterly careful, as bullying is encouraged through none-intervention. This school is somewhat professional and tends to be sub-par. Youve been informed, so take this into mind when placing your child in this facility.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 24, 2010
Principal is excellent. Always puts the school and the children first. The teachers are excellent, they sacrafice a lot for their kids and their classrooms. The attitude there is to treat others with respect, and there is no tolerance otherwise. I love this school, and I'm grateful that my child attends here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 21, 2008
I love the parent involvement. Great teachers low turnover.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2006
Great school for kindergarten thru 3rd grade. Teachers are caring and assessable. Beware of very large class sizes in the 4th and 5th grades.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2006
My daughter has a wonderful kindergaten teacher. She not teaches not only academics but respect and responsibility.

- submitted by a parent

March 16, 2006
My daughter is in 1st grade and my son will enter kindergarten next year. Both of my daughter's teachers have been outstanding. The parent involvement is wonderful and there is a sincere feeling of partnership b/w parents and staff. There is a foundation that raises money to support any budget cuts. Facilities are not the best but are undergoing some major improvement right now.

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2006
I could not be happier with PHE. The teachers have shown an unusual degree of compassion, professionalism and follow up. For example, the second grade teacher who helped my daughter through some issues has continued to check on her and confer with her teachers up to fifth grade. The school is on the upswing on all fronts. I have also had teachers who transferred within the district tell me that they cannot believe the level of parent involvement, claiming that it far surpasses what they have seen elsewhere. The only thing I wish it has is a broader choice of extracurricular activities. That is pretty sparse. But the important thing: I recommend it without reservation. I love the place.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2005
My daughter was a kindergartener at PHE this year. I was very impressed with the involvement of the other parents. There are a few volunteers that give hours and hours and hours, but then there are also lots of parents who help out to pitch in on a smaller scale. It's very impressive. They have fun traditions at PHE. Carnoween was great fun and a great fundraiser. My daughter loved movie night. The principal is fantastic--a real go-getter. The children love him and he is highly committed to seeing the school achieve success. My daughter's teacher is wonderful. I don't know how you could find a better personality for a kindergarten teacher. I think all these positives make up for the negative of the aging school facilities and dilapidated library books. The kindergarten does seem to have plenty of money for art supplies and worksheets.

- submitted by a parent

March 25, 2005
We have had an amazing experience at PHE. The parent involvement and dedicated teachers really make the difference. PHE is a 'California Distinguished School' for a very good reason. After 6 years at PHE, we have had only one teacher who was in my opinion subpar and inexperienced. The other teachers where experienced, dedicated and committed. We love PHE.

- submitted by a parent

August 02, 2004
Only been attending PHE for one year. Really enjoy it and seem like a great school so far.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2004
The dedication of the teachers has been fantastic. Their dedication to the success of all children is apparent day in and day out. Class sizes also support a great learning environment.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2004
This is an excellent school. The teachers are dedicated. The Parent involvement is very high.

- submitted by a parent
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Pleasant Hill Elementary School
2097 Oak Park Boulevard, Pleasant Hill, CA  94523
(925) 934-3341
Last modified Pleasant Hill Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pleasant Hill Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top