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Poway, CA
Students enrolled: 586

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16711 Martincoit Road
Poway, CA 92064

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(858) 487-1180
(858) 673-8254
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Map of Painted Rock Elementary School address.
February 10, 2015
Up until this school year, when a new Principal came to the school, things were wonderful for my interracial family. When the new Principal came in, my family was mistreated and abused. The Principal refused to allow my husband to participate at school, ignored our attempts to meet with her, and called the police in our family more multiple times. The Painted Rock teachers are amazing but this Principal has brought this school down and until she is removed from get position, I'm afraid this school will continue to deteriorate.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2011
The teachers and parents make this school a top notch environment. My kids are so happy and excited to go to school everyday.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2010
This school is AMAZING! The parent participation is one of the highest in the county. The funding from the Foundation and PTA is over $250 per student per year. This allows for extra programs such as a full time PE teacher, music instruction, reading specialist, student services specialist, Compass Learning, extensive teacher supply budgets, etc... The principal has an open-door policy at all times. The teachers are motivating and fun. The extra programs that this school offers are endless. We have had our kids in 3 other schools throughout the years and Painted Rock, hands down, is the best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 29, 2009
It was a great school for the primary grades, it's been a good school for 4th and 5th. Maybe relative to other public schools in San Diego PR is still 'great,' that's probably true, but the last year or two have been a let-down. Teachers too lax about discipline made the classroom difficult to learn in or enjoy. Constant rotation of teachers' assistants so the kids had about 4 different teachers, one after the other in one school year - and they weren't 'assisting,' they were doing the teaching and the discipline, practicing on our kids. I'm glad we're moving on, although I'm not sure if there's a better elementary school nearby. It definitely requires Mom's or Dad's presence at school so you really know what's going on. All that said, it probably is one of the best in San Diego.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2009
Great teachers, great school!

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2007
The principal appears to be caring and understanding, but I do not know how much a parent's opinion counts at this school. Most of the teachers have been great, except for one. You can only pray that your child is not placed in this class! I really liked this school until this year. Principals do not know what takes place when they are not in the classroom!

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2007
Great school, most of the teachers are very understanding, approachable and want to be there. My child has learned a lot. Caring Principal who you can tell truly cares about the students. A lot of parent participation and caring people. Will be great after some renovations. There need to be a couple of after school activities that are very low cost or possibly free. Safety - the side gates should be closed and locked during school hours and the only way of entry should be through the front gates. (This is done at a middle school I know of.)

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2006
Typically high performing school, fabulous teaching staff with low turnover (all of my daughters teachers are still there and she is in 5th grade this year.) parental involvement is typically to the point where you have to jockey for position to get in the classroom. Involved engaged Princpal and office staff. Bright stars are the music program and the teacher quality. We feel very lucky that when we moved to Poway that we ended up in the PR zone. Both my kids love it there.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2006
This school has a very wealthy foundation contributing to its well-being, and families that can afford private tutoring to up those infamous API scores. However, this school has little to offer. They have a up-to-date computer lab - but there's also a hugh bottleneck on the network - so don't expect your child to access any sort of multimedia on the internet, or for any other application. No reading programs for upper level grades that need help. Principal is clicky with a few of the moms - if your not in this click - forget it. Band program is excellent. Most teachers at this school coast - don't bother them with indvidual student needs (if your child is very bright - the GATE program is useless). They teach to the center.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
Academics seem to be fine with most teachers inspiring through their individual teaching style. So far, this has been a good match. No complaints. Parent involvement seems to be high ... bringing assemblies, character, and fun to the school. All in all ... a good school with minimal problems and a caring Principal.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2005
Excellant school with lots and lots of parent involvement. Top notch teachers with lots of experience and enthusiam. Very involved PTA and fundraising groups. Students are well cared for and very happy while learning.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2005
Awesome Teachers, great Principal, great staff, high level of parental involvement. Campus needs updating.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2005
Having an educational background I have been involved with my fair share of schools. However, this school is outstanding and top rated. The parent involvement here is HUGE and could not ask any more from them. They are always putting thier children first and are ready to help with anything in the classroom. Most of the teachers work together as a team and make the students a number one priority. They constantly put the needs of the children in front of their own, many times skipping their breaks to give extra help to students. I could only say that if I lived the area I would not hesitate enrolling my child. This school is top notch!

- submitted by a teacher

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Painted Rock Elementary School
16711 Martincoit Road, Poway, CA  92064
(858) 487-1180
Last modified Painted Rock Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Painted Rock Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top