Kids came home begging to never go to school again because of the bullying in the classrooms and on the playground by the teachers as well as students.
We've had the best beginning of school! Mr. Ortiz made a grand presentation to all of us "newbies" with a slide show and breakfast/coffee. I can't imagine anyone not liking him or this school. almost a month in and my 2nd grader is loving her teacher, Mrs. Araiza. We are so glad we moved to Poway! Great city, great schools!
Pomerado is the BEST! We just moved from out of country, and we have had the royal treatment. From both the principal and the 2nd grade teacher. Mr. Ortiz gave everyone a welcome coffee breakfast and slide show on the first day stating his objectives for the year and has held to them. The security on campus is very tight. I think it is a beautiful school. My daughter comes home every day bragging about how Ms. Araza is the best teacher ever. I must say, our American experience is wonderful. Poway has been splendid, both in city and schooling.
School lacks true leadership. The principal is not liked by parents and unfortunately this school is failing to make state minimum requirements.
Pomerado rocks! My 2nd grader with special needs had the best teacher last year and I can only hope the same this year. We are new to the area and I don't understand the previous posts about sanctions and horrible teachers/staff. No conspiracy I've ever seen and I was involved in a lot of PTA events. I love the school, love the teachers and love there is no drama. I've heard there was drama in the past, but school is so good, especially for us. I am glad to be here for the next several years!
This school is under sanctions, the teachers and staff are rude, may have one teacher per grade that is acceptable at best. Try your chances somewhere else. Not worth gambling your kids futures - this is the worst school in PUSD! Many families have recently chosen to leave.
Pomerado lets all their volunteers have access to your confidential documents - very unprofessional staff - clique among parents and staff - new principal will hopefully take charge but it will take a while to clean house.
Pomerado is an average to above average school within an excellent school district. It is a Title I school that seems to focus on the bottom third academic achievers to the exclusion of others. Work requires frequent moves, but we always move to areas with outstanding schools. Although Poway School District is excellent, I found that parents with high academic standards found ways to avoid Pomerado. My request for transfer to a closer school was denied. I soon experienced the difference between Pomerado and my child's last school in OC. Communication is very good with the administration, but not teachers. The OC School District had a Parent Portal where I could review my child's test scores, behavior, and upcoming requirements; Pomerado doesn't have one. The OC school required quarterly projects, a science project, and a play. It had after-school academic offerings like math club and chess. After I realized that my child's math and language arts skills started to decline at Pomerado, I supplemented my child's education with tutoring. Pomerado does have a great music program, dedicated volunteers and other wonderful attributes. It is a solid and safe school for average performers.
Very Very Happy with Pomerado Elementary School- Mrs. Wechler is my third graders teacher. She rocks!!! Very structured and So Smart compared to other teachers at other schools. She is very expirenced and she looks at each kid one on one and she even hugs them each and every one every day. Dee at the office helped me to get everything together before school started and helped me with my inter-district transfer. Everyone there is so helpful and loving to all the children. My Favorite though is Mr. Louie President of PTA. He made my child feel so welcomed and he helped her make friends. Seeing that she came from Felicita Elementary, they let kids call her fat and laugh her off the drama stage along with let her fall behind every one in class, when the year before she was in GATE. I really appreciate the new school at Pomerado and the Staff. My child and I both LOVE this school !!!!
I love this school!!! We have live in many different states and are very selective on schools and districts...and by far this are one of the best schools in the Poway district. Ms. Danzler the principle is very concern with each student progress she is a great idol. Also the special needs program is good but the speech therapist is a piece of work. Ms Friedrick one of the 1st grade teachers is very sensitive to each student needs and approaches her teaching strategies in that manner.
I feel so happy to have moved into Poway but also to have my children at Pomerado Elementary. I am always astounded at how involved the parents and staff are. Everyone really gets into the entire experience of educating and enriching our families lives. We are so looking forward to the construction being over as the 'new' and improved Pomerado Elementary is GORGEOUS!!!
The teachers, parent volunteers and principal are very dedicated to the students. I highly recommend this school.
Pomerado is a great school! It is currently being renovated, as are many Poway schools this year. There is a wonderful staff and excellent principal. There is an active parent base. There is a high quality of education as well as extracurricular activities such as mad science and boy scouts available. In short this is a great little school that your family will feel at home in!
Pomerado is great academically and has wonderful teachers. One thing I don't like about the school is that it is not very well kept. It seems dirty and old. They are really overdue for some repairs.
Pomerado has some great teachers, but also some teachers that seem to have lost focus on why they teach. I don't feel as if it is the safest school. Nobody ever checks ID and the school is open for anyone to walk around and/or in and out of classrooms. It seems to be divided pretty equally from what I have experienced. There are wonderful, loving teachers who really enjoy being there and really seem to care about your child. Then there are teachers who are unloving and seem to not have or be able to make time for you or your child. One of my kids has a teacher like that. It's sad to me.
Pomerado is a great school. The teachers are outstanding. Administration is outstanding. There is a lot of school activities and a real down home feeling at the school. Everyone is so friendly. It truly has been a happy place for my children to attend school. There is neighboring schools that have much higher income families and rate better in testing but all I have heard from my friends is that it is full of politics and snobish parents. No thank you! I love Pomerado!
This is a very good school. Teachers and support staff are outstanding. Parents are kept informed. Rules are enforced.
The quality of acedemics at Pomerado has been outstanding. We moved here from a different school district in Washington State where in Kindergarten my son was reading at a lower level. When we moved here to Poway, he had the reenforcement and attention he needed and he is now reading at one of the higher reading levels. Arts, sports and other extracurricular activities are offered after school through a program and are outstanding! The level of parent involvement is a little lacking but if you live in California it is nearly impossible for both mom and dad not to work. That makes it really hard for families to contribute 100 percent. This is a great school and I highly recommend moving to this area if you can afford it!
Pomerado is a very good elementary school. The whole staff cares about each childs education and really wants to see progress and learning in each student. Even though it is medium size, it still manages to have the feeling of a personal school. Pomerado is a great choice!
Pomerado is an excellent school and the teachers are great with the children. My three girls have attended Pomerado and except for one bad teacher, we have had a phenomenal experience. My oldest daughter started kindergarten in another school district and was not doing well. When she arrived at Pomerado, not only did her first grade teacher put in extra time to help her, the school enrolled her in extra classes to get her reading and math skills up; not to mention, Mrs. Wood also gave me great tips on how to help my daughter's reading at home. The great thing about this school is not only are the teachers intuned to the children, the principal and administrators know the children by name as well. I wish I could take them all with us to Middle School. Thanks Pomerado for being so wonderful!
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