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Quartz Hill, CA
Students enrolled: 983

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41820 North 50th Street West
Quartz Hill, CA 93536

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(661) 943-3236
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October 08, 2014
So many great teachers and kids. Lots of programs that support different interests of all the kids. (Tutoring, FastForword, Dancing Feet, Environmental Club, Robotics, Student Council, PALs, Westside Writing, Talent Show, Band, etc.) Positive and safe environment. Teachers work together to improve lives and education of all the students. A family atmosphere. Constant communication between parents and teachers. Forward thinking on improving curriculum and implementing Common Core. Both staff and students like to come to school because they enjoy learning.

- submitted by a teacher

October 05, 2012
I love this school. Teacher involvement has been wonderful. They encourage parents to get involved and the teachers make themselves available to discuss your child's progress. As with most things in life, you have to put work in to get the results that you want. All of the tools are there, Power Schools, Email communication and outgoing staff to allow for your child to have a great experience. Parents, USE PowerSchool to check on your child weekly, email your teachers. Our teacher sends home behavior cards daily to let us know how our son is doing. It s up to me to check his grades and ask her what he needs. As soon as I showed initiative she gladly communicated how I could help my son. If you are a pro-active parent this school with allow your child to excel.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2012
Amazing school.Excellent teachers. Good and very interesting ESL education. High level of art education. Active parents and gifted children.

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2012
I think that the principle is considerate of the parents concerns. I think that the staff is incredible they are patient and knowledgeable. I am not happy with the communication between parents and teachers. My child has been in fights he has been misbehaving in class and I never received any calls or emails about it, when i see her everyday she acted like there was nothing wrong. The teacher that my son has says that she does not want to give consequences to my child's actions because she does not like to be the "MEAN GUY" and now that she has realized that he has gotten out of control she wants me to fix the problem that she created. Maybe I got a BAD teacher for our 1st year at this school but I think that the communications between the parents and teacher should be more prevalent in the way the school is run, so that there are optimum results in children's academics.

- submitted by a parent

October 31, 2011
This is a great school!!! We moved here last year and my son made friends the kids are friendly. The parents seem to care and get involved. The teachers were outstanding!!! Although the school doesn't look as new as some of the other schools around here they have the best teachers and students!! Look at their test scores compared to other schools!!

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2011
I love this school. I have had two children complete their elementary education there. One of my favorite years was this last one in which my daughter was in Mrs. Densing s 2nd grade class. Mrs. Densing is highly personable, organized, and hard working. Also, her parent communication is great. I would highly recommend that you request to have your child spend the year in her class.

- submitted by a parent

May 19, 2010
The school is great, and the teaching staff is awesome. I have volunteered in all of my son's classrooms over the years and have always had great experiences, but none compare to the phenomenal year that I spent as a parent volunteer in Mr. Carlson's class. Not only did my son grow by leaps and bounds, but he came home interested in everything. Mr. Carlson is highly organized and presents material with great enthusiasm and skill. There was not a moment where the students were not actively engaged in learning. I highly recommend both Quartz Hill Elementary School and the magical Mr. Carlson.

- submitted by a parent

April 12, 2010
All 3 of my children went to Quartz Hill Elementary School and we loved it. Now I have 4 grandchildren attending Quartz Hill and are all doing very well. The Techers at Quartz Hill are excellent and caring.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 20, 2010
The leadership and office staff is rude and un-inviting, They do not acknowledge anyone entering their office.

- submitted by a community member

February 27, 2010
Disappointed with the leadership at Quartz Hill Elementary which trickles down to the teaching staff. My child has been left behind.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 05, 2009
My sons attended Quartz Hill Elementary and now one of my grandsons also attends. They are a caring involved school.

- submitted by a parent

July 10, 2009
Both of my children have gone through QHES and have excelled on state tests. My daughter scored a perfect score on science which tells me the teachers are teach all of the subjects. She could not have done that if her teachers hadn't covered the material. The staff goes out of their way to help every child succeed. Ms. Dearinger is the best principal I have ever met. She knows the name of every student. The only draw back is the size of the school. The population is over 1,000 but partly because so many people request a transfer into QHES. It is that good!

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2009
Quartz Hill Elementary is a fantastic personal school, that cares about a childs education along with personal attention from the office, teacher and principal. We a very desening family about education and this school has far surpassed our expectations and desires, with a small town personal approch. It's amazing, all children should have this great experience in elementary school!

- submitted by a parent

March 06, 2009
I am amazed at the dedication of the Principle Ms. Dearinger and Ms. Brandt, one of the kindergarten teachers. They are firm but caring and go above and beyond what they have to do. This is a great school.

- submitted by a parent

October 20, 2008
My kids were much happier and did better at other schools. Our involvement as parents did not feel welcome.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 15, 2008
I like this school, my children love it. I wish the school offered more extra curricular activities. I wish all of the teachers were held accountable for edline postings. Mr. C (5th) should teach all of the other teachers how to post in edline...and how to do it in a timely manner. The combo grades are not a good idea. the children only memorized information, they did not understand the principles behind the themes. but overall, I am satisfied with this school and its teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 14, 2008
This school has a very negitave environment that is not condusive to learning. The probem is not the teachers, but the management.

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2008
My children and grandchildren attended & the schools are EXCELLENT!!! We live right up the street and the neighborhood is SAFE and the schools add to that safety. The teachers CARE!

- submitted by a parent

July 30, 2007
My son just completed first grade there and I couldn't be happier! The teachers are great, the principal Ms. Dearinger is great and my son loves it there. Yes the homework packets are hard but if the parents are involved then all is fine. The parking stinks but that is not there fault.

- submitted by a parent

June 26, 2007
I love QHE, my daughter going into the second grade loves it, my 5 year old starting her first year there, I know she will love it. I have all the confidence that she will love it to. I was planning on moving to the east side, but when I thought about schooling, I said heck no! The academic programs are an A+ along with the extra curricular activities they offer. Parents are great, I love being involved. The only negative I could ever say is the parking and the process in picking up my girls. That is the only think I would suggest changing.

- submitted by a parent

June 14, 2007
My daughter transferred from Cottonwood Elementary to Quartz Hill this year and the difference in the quality of this school is phenomenal! The principal, Ms. Dearinger is absolutely fabulous! The office staff and nurses are superb. The teacher my daughter had this year, Mr. Carlson, was incredible. I am so happy with this school. I love the fact that PE is done in the morning, when the day is least hot. They seem to have a genuine concern for the well-being of each and every student. Ms. Dearinger recognizes my daughter and knows her by name. The keep parents informed through newsletters and flyers. It is a great school all the way around!

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2007
I commend Westside Union School District and the QHE school for testing higher than most schools in this surrounding area. After dealing with LSD for 3 years, it was a blessing to see how WUSD operates. My 2 daughters are in their second year with QHE and love it. I am beyond pleased with the PTA programs, academic standards, and parental involvement. I understand the large classroom size is an issue, but the teachers still maintain a strong academic program and work harder than any other teachers I have dealt with. I wouldn't change a thing other than wishful thinking for funding for a new school building and better parking! I would move if it weren't for QHE!

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2007
I am and have been a PTA volunteer for QHE. I truly love this school. My daughter is a 4.0 5th grader and has been going to this school since Kindergarden. I am very pleased with the teachers, the after school enrichment program, and the strong PTA. It is a great school and all of the staff is wonderful. Ms. Dearinger is truly the best on the Westside! Margo

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2006
very disappointed with this school

- submitted by a parent

November 30, 2006
I've had children attending QHE since 1998. My oldest child attended this school from Kindergarten to 5th grade, and my youngest child is now in 3rd grade. The Principals over the years have been phenomenal leaders. In addition, my children have had exceptional teachers. My children have consistently scored in the Advanced Range in all academic areas in state testing, and I feel that QHE's excellent academic programs have enabled them to perform at this high academic level. QHE has always had an involved and supportive PTA as well. My children have had ample opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities. They have participated in After-School Enrichment classes, Band, Super Science Saturday, and the LA County Science Olympiad for which they received a gold medal for the school. QHE has been an excellent school for my children, and I feel fortunate that they've received such a stellar education.

- submitted by a parent

August 15, 2006
My daughter attended QHES 2 years ago. This school encourages parental, family, and community involvement, enforces rules, and exceeds the minimum requirements. The staff is friendly, helpful, resourceful and approachable, and the principal knows almost every child by name. I have nothing but praise for this school, and have found that it performs closer to a private school, academically, than a public school.

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2006
This 2005-2006 school year is a joke. I am extremely disappointed with QH Elementary. Their extracurricular activities are minimal and their FTE to student ratio is way off. My son is in 1st grade and being lost in the shuffle in a class room of 32. Yes 32 students and 1 teacher and I know it's not just 1st grade thats suffering. I feel as though my son is practically losing this entire year.

- submitted by a parent

April 12, 2005
In the Palmdale district they have a policy NO KIDS GET LEFT BEHIND in other words all the kids will be able to do homework without struggling and most of the 1st graders will be passing the 1st grade without being held back, I noticed Quartz Hill and other Lancaster districts are way different with their homework packets in Quartz Hill/ Lancaster districts. My child has to turn in a big packet by Friday which has over 5 pages front and back on each page their spelling words are all combined and the homework is way harder then Palmdales. which palmdale makes it easier for kids to learn their spelling words by not combining the high frequency words making it easier for children to learn to read and spell. palmdales homework packet has 5 pages with nothing on the other side. Palmdale also keeps a reading journal which they use it to write in every morning. I talked to the principle about this she tried to convince me that my child just wasn't ready for the first grade and that's why he's not passing the first grade. She also said that there will be a lot of kids in the first grade having to repeat the first grade all over again. My child is very bright I think my son isn't passing the first grade because Quartz Hill elementary are giving our children way too much homework in and out of class and they expect the kids to be able to complete everything on time. which isn't a bad thing but if there are a lot of kids repeating the grade all over again don't you think something needs to change? Is it a good thing for a 1st grader to be held back? If my child gets held back he will be not only repeating the grade all over again but he will be taught to do the same work and the same learning patterns all over again.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2005
I have nothing but praise for this school. The principal and teachers show great concern for the students and their education. Standards are set high in this district and Quartz Hill makes sure the standards are met. There are various extracurricular activities including enrichment programs and tutoring programs. Children in grades 4 and 5 can participate in band where they meet twice a week to learn a child selected band instrument taught by an accredited music teacher. Parent concerns are addressed immediately and the school is very condusive to learning. I would not consider any other school, public or private, to send my child to.

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2005
The atmosphere at this school is negative, and isn't conducive to appreciating the process of learning. The 'music program' consists of the children being taught to play a plastic recorder, by the husband of a staff member. The only classroom enrichment activities are occasional field trips to the local performing arts center...a standard for Antelpe Valley schools.

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2005
I think Quartz Hill elementary is a good school. The principle and teachers care a lot about the students and they want the parents to be more involved. I do have one concern about this school why is there a lot of first graders and other grades having to repeat the grade all over again? Is Quartz Hill harder on are kids? and if so is that a good thing? I noticed two schools in the Palmdale district they do things differently the work they do seems easier then what are kids are doing in the Lancaster district.

- submitted by a parent

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Quartz Hill Elementary School
41820 North 50th Street West, Quartz Hill, CA  93536
(661) 943-3236
Last modified Quartz Hill Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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