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PK-8
Private
Port Hueneme, CA
Students enrolled: 231
 

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312 North Ventura Road
Port Hueneme, CA 93041

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(805) 488-8781
(805) 488-2891
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July 30, 2015
I have 2 kids going to this school for a few years now. Overall we are very happy here. I agree with some of the comments. Yes there is favoritism, but this is unavoidable. If you have more than 1 kid, whether consciously or unconsciously there are times you would favor 1 kid over the other. The school been around for 46 years, so their teaching method in my opinion is very outdated. Most of the teacher in this school does not have teaching credentials. But the teachers in my opinion are very caring, attentive and loves their kids. Though I really wish and hope they can work on this and upgrade their teaching approach. They do a lot of memorizing and not enough practicals or creative thinking. I also do not agree on repetitive daily homework, this is very boring and unproductive. The kids already spent 8am-3pm daily at school, they should be able to have time to enjoy and learn things outside of school. Some private school mandates parents participation/volunteer, I'm surprise they don't here considering how cheap it is to attend. To my knowledge this is the cheapest private school in Ventura county, especially if you have multiple kids! Our overall experience has been good, I did made a complain to the office once and it was taken care of immediately.

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Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
July 28, 2015
I know some the teachers here in Hueneme Christian school were honest and doesn't held a grudge. There are also some teachers here in Hueneme Christian school who are dishonest, gimmicky, and are open to certain parents only of which what makes you think "why?"

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Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
July 28, 2015
Thought this school would be one of the best private school in the district. They've been up and running for over 46 years but this time around things has changed drastically. Unfairness and favoritism are the source of the problem of this school and it should stop. The staff are very helpful sometimes but the others are totally opposite as if they have inferiority conflict issues that they only choose to great and interact with very selective of group of people. They don't make you feel like a valued customer when you see or walked by them in the open space. this is something you do not want to have to encounter in the daily basis especially when you are with your child. They see it. They feel it. It's not healthy. The school personells are obviously not doing their job when things like this happens.

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Amount of homework: Just right
July 28, 2015
2-4 homework done every other day but the same type of homework in different format. The child will not learn much this way.

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Develops grit: Disagree
July 28, 2015
They're not putting to much efforts on that. The child brings his/her homework every so often in each week with the same type of homework from previous of previous worksheet. It's redundant and I don't see that a child will learn on one thing inept . It has to be more than just one. We do supplement our child on different curriculums at home but it will be great if the teachers or the school will improve the way they teach!!

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Develops respect: Agree
July 28, 2015
Kids are learning to interact the proper way at each other. They laugh, help each other and play.

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Develops empathy: Disagree
July 28, 2015
Certain teachers are not honest on making academic and behavioral evaluation on a child. Despite of making above grades and maintaining on polite efforts by following the rules and regulations, the child does not seem happy and doesn't feel that he/she has accomplish anything out of that school year. The teacher does not communicate in advance about possible issue. Does not return call, email, and text. They only response when things are out of control and too late to fixed.

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July 28, 2015
Thought this school would be one of the best private school in the district. They've been up and running for over 46 years but this time around things has changed drastically. Unfairness and favoritism are the source of the problem of this school and it should stop. The staff are very helpful sometimes but the others are totally opposite as if they have inferiority conflict issues that they only choose to great and interact with very selective of group of people. They don't make you feel like a valued customer when you see or walked by them in the open space. this is something you do not want to have to encounter in the daily basis especially when you are with your child. They see it. They feel it. It's not healthy. The school personells are obviously not doing their job when things like this is happening.

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Develops grit: Disagree
June 12, 2015
The teachers and staff are great. Leadership needs to change. I would highly recommend not wasting your money until leadership changes. I would like Mr Hanks to take over & maybe Mrs Martinez or Hernandez regain schools quality reputation. There's no accountability for fundraisers or explanation of where tuition goes. NO money I spent updating classrooms for teachers and there are serious health violations in that school & teachers need to be paid more n respected more. Unfortunately favoritism occurs and free tution occurs to family members because they have family in high position. Pastor handles all the money & promotes himself to high position which he has no experience & is hardly there. Ask about finances . That should tell you why leadership needs to be accounted for legally. Enough is enough

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June 12, 2015
The teachers and staff are great. Leadership needs to change. I would highly recommend not wasting your money until leadership changes. I would like Mr Hanks to take over & maybe Mrs Martinez or Hernandez regain schools quality reputation. There's no accountability for fundraisers or explanation of where tuition goes. NO money I spent updating classrooms for teachers and there are serious health violations in that school & teachers need to be paid more n respected more. Unfortunately favoritism occurs and free tution occurs to family members because they have family in high position. Pastor handles all the money & promotes himself to high position which he has no experience & is hardly there. Ask about finances . That should tell you why leadership needs to be accounted for legally. Enough is enough

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Teacher effectiveness: Effective
June 12, 2015
I think leadership should pay for continuing education. It will increase quality and teachers up to date with curriculum

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Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
June 12, 2015
Only the teachers and staff except for possibly two because of their direct relationships to leadership & church .

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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
June 10, 2015
Mr. Hanks, Mr. Lindzey, Ms. Moore and Mr. Griffin are great teachers! They go the extra mile to ensure that the student is sucessful

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Amount of homework: Don't know
June 10, 2015
At times the homework can be a lot, however with the proper time management it is doable.

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Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 10, 2015
I do. I think some of the office staff is rude, however they do not represent the whole school.

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June 10, 2015
I have 2 children here. I really appreciate the academic structure and the caring teachers that my boys have. My oldest was struggling academically, his teachers did all they could to help him transition from public school to private school curriculum. With there help, constant participation, parental interaction we were able to catch him up. My little fella adapted a lot easier since this was his first official scholastic experience outside of daycare. I would highly recommend this school if it is in your budget.

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March 05, 2015
I'm a parent and I have considered this school as my child's second home because I had a very high expectations of this school in terms of academics, building values, and instill self-confidence to little ones. The point is, more and more of their staff members (mostly in grounds), have no bearings on maintaining common courtesy I.e "Good morning" "How are you Mr/Mrs?" "Thank you" "You have a good day". This reviews it only reflects to the staff members on the ground. So here's my friendly 2 stars rating instead of 1(one). Changes of these ratings is determined based on actions taken for improvement.

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January 15, 2015
My child is in her 2nd year with HCS. Started since K5, at first the school ratio was what you expect from a faith based private school. In my child's K5 class, there were two teachers and in each class were about 15-16 students (not bad!). However, come 1st grade, not only did the class size start bigger (25), but the class kept getting new students throughout the school year. Concerned parents discussed this issue of a "public school" type class size ratio but parents plea of splitting up the class were just ignored by the office staff. The current class size is 30 students. The public school across 1st grade class size is comparable. My child is great academically but that's due to the hard work that we put in at home. Parents need to volunteer to be a coach, in my child's case, busy parents weren't able to volunteer as coaches, therefore, 1st grade class does not have a sports team this year. The teacher appears caring but I'm sure overwhelmed. The custodian are wonderful. The office staff-as long as they're getting their $350+ tuition every month, they're happy. But listening to parents concerns and problems, good luck!

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November 03, 2014
My child is going to this school for 3 years now. At first I agree with the teacher's being bias and it sometimes hurts. My son is at 1st grade now and only got 1 student of the week when he was at K-5. I have chosen to give 5 star because of overall quality of the school. I like Mrs. Hernandez being tough to staff to straighten things up on school, I wish just she will become principal there someday. Military friendly school they offer discounts for active duty personnel.

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June 13, 2014
Teacher 'bias' gives better marks to favorite pupil (family friend) that lead a student to become "Student of the Year". It's very sad to know that there is one existed into this private school.

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May 06, 2011
My daughter is in kindergarten and writes fluently in cursive and reads fluently as well. They are starting book reports and fractions. God also comes first in all their curriculums. If you are not willing to put in the time and extensive work with your child this is not for you and you will not succeed here. If you are you will be amazed at what your child can accomplish.

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May 21, 2010
Moved my child here mid year in 7th grade from another christian school in the area. It's been like night and day. She is very happy here. Good teachers, good structure, well behaved students. I am thrilled we found Hueneme christian school. I highly recommend it.

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April 26, 2010
If education and moral values are at the top of your educational requirements list for your child and you have the money to invest in his or her well being..Send them here. If you want your voice to be heard by staff and administration concerning your child, if ever the time should come. Send them here. My sun can read at a second grade level and he's only 5!

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January 30, 2010
My son went there from K5 - 8th grade. He got a fantastic education. He was two grades ahead of any kid on his block. I loved the teachers and all elements about this school.

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April 13, 2006
Good academic program. Gets children involved in biblican studies at a young age.

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January 26, 2006
My son used to attend this private school for four years and it was terrible. Lots of bible, no real thinking skills taught and none of the teachers were credentialed. Moved him to a public school with much higher standardized test scores, much better facilities and much better teachers. He really blossomed. My advice: Always ask for a private schools standardized test scores before you say they are so much better.

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February 14, 2005
Music, Dance, Art and a complete sports program! My children are probably a grade level ahead of public school. Tons of parent involvement and volunteers at the school. Not too many fundraisers and a kind and experience staff. I love this school! Probably one of least expensive private schools in the area.

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Hueneme Christian School
312 North Ventura Road, Port Hueneme, CA  93041
(805) 488-8781
Last modified Hueneme Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Hueneme Christian School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top