Students enrolled 607
School leader Kim McKenzie

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1240 Manzanita Hills Avenue
Redding, CA 96001

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(530) 225-0050
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4 stars
Based on 19 ratings

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August 09, 2014
We moved to redding last year. My son was pretty far behind, and we had no previous knowledge of ca kindergarten entrance standards. We were blessed to get mrs. Kikut as his teacher. She is firm, but loving. She was so great with him, and helped us learn his way of learning. He did learned so fast and so much. This school offers a tutor of sorts for kids that need a little extra acadimic help. What a difference that made.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2013
I would definitely have to agree with the other parent about the lack of supervision on the playground. My 2nd grader has come home 4 times in 3 months bleeding or with bruises (one on his face) from other kids attacking him. He's not a troublemaker but he keeps finding himself alone in the field with bullies and no adults around! He says there are noon duties but they all hang out together and don't watch what's going on.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2013
Poor administration and poor supervision on the playground.If I could give negative stars I would.Avoid completely!

- submitted by a community member
April 24, 2012
My daughter started this school in 5th grade...we only wish we had put her in Manzanita Elementary sooner. She came from a high tuition Christian school and we found her to be behind in math. So sad that we paid for so long for a sub-standard education, that is supposed to be better than a public education. When we put her here we weren't sure how easily she would make friends, but she really had an easy time of it! She claims that the girls are all really nice and has lots of friends. The teachers are AMAZING!!! She has 4 different teachers because 5th grade rotates classes and they are all terrific, we couldn't ask for a better year and wish that this school went thru 8th!!! Overall, if you are thinking of this school, don't hesitate, you really won't be sorry:)

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November 08, 2009
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no rating September 15, 2008
I must say I agree with the comment on the YMCA program. Manzanita is a wonderful school but the after school program needs to change. My son was enrolled in the YMCA after school program and I now pick him up after school. If he had to be in an after school program I would have changed schools that tells you how bad the YMCA program is run.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 10, 2008
Manzanita Elementary school is great. If you can avoid it, try not to enrol your children in the YMCA after school program. They are run by a lot of inexperienced teenagers who do not have good ethics or control. We are fortunate to have been able to pull our child from the after school program. I wish Manzanita would apply for some grants to start their own after scholl program with teachers that really care.

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August 15, 2008
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April 02, 2008
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December 04, 2007
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November 09, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2007
Can't say enough good things about this school! My daughter is in 5th grade and loves the school and entire staff. She's enjoying the new Honor Choir and Spirit Club. We are sad that the school does not go to 6th grade. We highly recommend this school!

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December 08, 2006
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June 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2006
Very good school. My daughter is in 5th grade and she likes it. I love there afterschool turtoring. She has improved her reading so much in just the last few months. I only wish it went to 6th grade. My friend just moved to Nashville and her son had gone to Manzanita since Kindergarten and he was way ahead of all the kids in his class. He was a way ahead of the game. So she was very pleased too with Manzanita. Great School!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
This was the best school i rate it # 1 we went to a different school before we came to redding and i cant tell you how much more they grew and help they got from manzanita one exited rsp in the end of 4th grade and now is going to middle school this year and i belive with all the teachers and staff is ready for this my daughter as well got the help she needed there and in middle school sequioa that was a great school as well now for the real test high school i would go back to manzanita if i had little ones with no questions ask check it out

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2005
This has been a nice school for my children to go to. The teachers and school employees have been helpful and available. There is a variable socioeconomic factor here, which sometimes can come into play with childrens interpersonal relationships. The education aside from that has been acceptable.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating December 21, 2004
From what I understand, my niece really enjoys this school. They seem to work well with the parents and have been in this community for a long time. I went to kindergarten there. Overall a good school.

- submitted by a former student
no rating November 02, 2004
My children have gone here since preschool. They are now in 1st and 2nd grade. I have been quite pleased with the teachers for the exception of one kindergarten teacher. The preschool program is wonderful and I would recommend it to everyone. One of my children is an accelerated learner, and unfortunately I haven't seen any accerated programs at this school. On the other hand, my other child's teacher has been working with him on an exceptional level. This child can be very stubborn at times, and I have been impressed with how she works with him. Overall I feel this school is a good school.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2003
This school has staff that excels in a large variety of areas from sports/physical fitness enthusiasts to visual and performing art specialists. The entire field/playground areas have been overhauled by a group of individuals involving parents, community and staff with incredible results! When it comes to a 'village raising a child' concept - it's at Manzanita!! I'll never understand why anyone in this community would opt for a charter or private school when we have public schools like this one.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2003
This is a great school with wonderful and caring teachers. Special Education led by Joyce Eggert is exceptional. Parent involvement is tremendous.

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Manzanita Elementary School
1240 Manzanita Hills Avenue, Redding, CA  96001
(530) 225-0050
Last modified Manzanita Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Manzanita Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top