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.
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!
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!
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.
Because we are like a family there. We have great parent participation which helps our school run smoothly.
It's a great school with a tremendous sense of community involvement- parents, teachers, community leaders, and of course, the kids.
Everyone at this school is great...from the principal, to the parents, and especially the students!
Decker is an excellent school. Teachers and parents are very involved. This school is heavy on mathematics and science.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
I think that decker is the best school my child has ever been to. She loves Mrs.Dichener. She is the best teacher.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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