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Pomona, CA
Students enrolled: 551

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20 Village Loop Road
Pomona, CA 91766

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(909) 397-4581
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April 14, 2014
My child is on her 3rd year attending Decker and really enjoys going to school. I feel that each teacher she has had really goes out of there way. I give all the parent volunteers a high five. The children enjoy all the EXTRAS. Re: parties, ice cream, book fair & movie night) Thanks again Parents & Teachers!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2014
I feel really welcome at my daughters school. She has been going there since kindergarten. Teachers are great and very trust worthy. From Office personnel as well as teachers ... all personnel very kind, friendly, helpful and always professional. Love Decker School

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2012
i was a student here at Decker and LOVED it. The teachers help u do well and there is tons of parent involvement ! I would recommend this school.

- submitted by a community member
April 11, 2012
We came to Decker from Walnut School District about a year ago as a result of their budget cut. My three kids are in 2nd, 3rd and 5th. I fell in love with this school fist time I called in to inquire on enrollment deadlines. Eileen and Natalie are very courteous patient and knowledgeable, unlike staff at Walnut. My son is GATE at Walnut but all he received are extra homework and tests. Kids became test machines set to break CST records. Extensive budge cut with our old school results in furlough days. Teachers simply can't finish their curriculum on time. We are so happy here at Decker. My kids love their teachers and Mrs. Vaughan. She is a young principal with lots of visions for the kids. All 3 teachers I personally know are motivating. Education can be fun if you do it right. Decker is a do-it-right place!

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2011
My son attends this elementary school and loves it! he rides the bus and is in special Ed. His teacher is awesome and really cares for my pre-schooler. The school's campus is always neat and clean established in a nice decent neighborhood, and the secretaries are always kind. I recomend this school!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2011
Mr. Parrales is a fantastic role model for his students. His wit, intellect, and life experiences he shares with his students is priceless! I wish ALL students at Decker had the chance to have him as a teacher as my children did. He was the reason they loved going to school everyday. Other teachers at this school are given all the hype, but he's the "real deal." I recommend him to anyone looking for a great teacher.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
Because we are like a family there. We have great parent participation which helps our school run smoothly.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
It's a great school with a tremendous sense of community involvement- parents, teachers, community leaders, and of course, the kids.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
November 13, 2009
Decker is an excellent school. Teachers and parents are very involved. This school is heavy on mathematics and science.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Decker Elementary is a wonderful school. The staff, from the office managers to the teachers and principal, has a great rapport with the students and parents. My daughter has had a great experience attending Decker. We will both miss it since this is her last year.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2009
Decker Elementary is an excellent school. The academics at Decker have helped my children perform well at Diamond Ranch High School. They have performed very well on SATs and have acceptance letters at UCLA and Stanford. This school really provides an excellent foundation for learning.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2009
This school is wonderful. Teachers and staff are very caring, courteous, and genuinely interested in the success of the children. Their dedication and committment shows at all levels. This school often gets overlooked as one of the best due to Ranch Hills being just down the road. Don't fall into the hype that a newer school is better. Often times, the 'older' more established school is the better choice and atmosphere for your child. Explore both options, talk to the staff and visit the campuses. I think many will be pleasantly surprised at what Decker has to offer.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2008
I can honestly say that being a volunteer in my childs class and a member of the PTA does not mean that my child is favored more than the child whose parent doesn't volunteer. I don't think Mrs. Lin even knows my name! I was very hesitant to put my child here at Decker, last year, but I am very glad I did! She learned a lot in Mrs. Kirkpatrick class and even though she was a little more advanced than other kids, Mrs Kirkpatrick and the room moms made it fun and challenging for her. This year Decker is going through lots of changes but it's all for the better of the students and the school. Kudos to Mrs. Lin for all of her hard work and dedication to the 'Decker Dolphins'.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2008
I currently have one daughter who is attending this school. My older daughter was recently promoted from this school. I have to say that, there are lots of favoritism that goes on with this school. If you are not an active parent who regularly volunteer, your child pays the price. Parents that are involved in PTA, tends to favor children whom parents are actively involve in the organization. We did not move her for the school, we moved here cause we like our neighbors.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2008
Great area and school district. However, I did not feel my child was challenged enough this school year. I think you can have a developmentally appropriate kindergarten program and supposedly Decker does. However, many students in this area have gone to preschool and know a lot about literacy when they started attending Decker. So I would have liked my child to have had a more academically challenging experience in kindergarten. Alot of the times she was bored because she already knew the stuff that was being given to her again.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 12, 2007
I think that decker is the best school my child has ever been to. She loves Mrs.Dichener. She is the best teacher.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2007
My son attended Decker from Kindergarten through 5th grade (until we moved to another district), and I never felt there was any time he was not safe. My husband and I were extremely pleased with the school in all areas.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2007
I took my child out of this school after kindergarten. The academics offered are great, but the school was not safe enough for my child to attend.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2006
Decker is a good school. They have experienced teachers and extremly supportive parents. They offer after school programs , such as chess,stockmarket class and debate classes. They also have computers and music. They score very well on the state test.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2005
Decker elementary school has very involved parents in the PTA. Music and Art course are offered throughout the year. They also offer Mad Science classes and chess classes on campus which my son loves.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2005
The school is fanastic, with a great sense of community!

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2005
This is a fabulous school with wonderful teachers. I have three daughters that attend and have had a great variety of teachers that have all worked very hard to make school fun but very educational at the same time. The only major disappointment at this school is the terrible leadership by the principal. Good luck if you have any issue that you have to take to her. I would strongly recommend any of the other schools in the area due to her bad leadership!

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2005
Kindergarten has been amazing we are so happy to be involved in such a wonderful school environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2005
Decker is a small town school with great teacher and parent involvement. Despite budget cuts, Decker continues to offer its students enrichment through arts, music and science. Teachers also give ample opportunity for enrichment for gifted students.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2005
Decker is one of 2 elementary schools in Phillips Ranch. Miss Chung, the principal in her second year, is very ambitious and wants the school to improve. There is direct competition with Ranch Hills, which just earned awards this year. PE and field trips are very limited, due to pressure to perform well on tests. Teachers like Mrs. Condon are very dedicated. Decker also has some wonderful volunteers and active PTA.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2004
Both of my children have attended Decker since Kindergarten. They have always received encouragement to be the best and do the best they can. The teachers they have encountered thus far have great skills and are focused on enhancing the students educational experience.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2004
My children have done a phenomenal job at Decker due to the encourangement and committment of the teachers. They foucus on the children and what their needs are. Teachers do not have a problem contacting parents to keep them informed on student problems be it behavioral or academic. When academic problems arise you are informed right away and suggestions are made in order to best handle the situation.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2004
Mr. Johnson is a wonderful teacher.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2004
Decker Elementary school needs a New Parent/Student advocate. This may be indicative of many schools, however many of the communications to parents lack specific and clear information due to the fact that the PTA members and boards have been at the school for so long that they have forgotten or do not care how it feels to not know anything. If you, unlike them is bringing your 1st child to the school. Some have been there so long with multiple children attending over the years, that they've forgotten the small but important details and the etiquette to include new and often confused parents and students. The year is ending and we've muddled our way through, but I do hope that this letter will eleviate others from an unclear start.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2004
Decker Elementary School's teachers are overall pretty good but some can learn to be more understanding of their students. As a student here at Decker who is about to graduate, I've had pretty good teachers except for in my last year. Hopefully the school administration will fix this problem soon.

- submitted by a student
January 30, 2004
My daughter is in the first grade and is fortunate to have a wonderful teacher Mr. Johnson, who provides a positive learning curriculum for his students. My daughter is excelling in math, reading, comprehension, and writing.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2003
The lack of respect for parents is very upsetting. My child had a change of teacher and class and a letter sent home in a back pack to let us know. I think that they need to work on their respect factor at this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2003
Decker is a great school where children can grow & learn while be well loved.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
Great school, very happy with teachers. More activities would be nice.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
Overall good school. I only think there should be some sports and better activities.

- submitted by a parent

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Decker Elementary School
20 Village Loop Road, Pomona, CA  91766
(909) 397-4581
Last modified Decker Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Decker Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top