This school fosters a caring and learning environment. The community has been undergoing changes along with the economy these past few years, but kids are still well taught and fully engaged.
i used to come here a long time ago. its not the best school but for me it was. I went until half of 5th grade then moved to fresno. the schools lunch was good the teachers were nice and there after school program was great...i used to be the schools vice president. idk if they still have that though O.o. im am now goin to finish 8th grade and go to high school. i think this school is great!
There are few teachers who actually care for the student. The principle doesn't care what complaints you have against a teacher, and act like your the only one who is to blame. As stated below they very much need to improve their bedside manner because they have horrible attitudes towards parents.
Pre-School teacher Mrs. South is one of the greatest teachers I have ever met. She is WONDERFUL!!!! This might not be one of the greatest schools, however there are some really great teachers.
Dumbing down of Gifted students & raising up of underacheivers. Feels "politically correct." My child has busted his but on projects and gotten under graded while Iv'e seen some pretty bad work that got great grades. Maybe the Teacher is evening the playing field, but it's upseting to see that hard work doesn't always get recognized. Thank goodness for the CST scores, they can't play with those.
This school does so much for it's students. It also reaches out to the community. All who visit agree, It's a great place to send you child if you want them to learn and be apart of something good. The librarian is a dynamo who is just one of many that gets the ball rolling. It's a "gem" of Reseda!!!
parents need more information regarding the needs of there child. Sometimes students are not ready to enter into Kindergarten and are unprepared and not sure how to handle the needs of the child.
This school has a few good teachers, but is overall a very unhealthy environment for children. Staff is closed to new ideas and instruction is not a priority.
After reading the August/2006 comment - I agree, 100%. The staff in the main office are the worst ever - very cliquish - the staff and teachers need to take courses to improve their bedside manner. It will take years and years of training to get this school back to the once high standards it had before. Real disappointment of the under-qualified personal working their all the way from the top to the bottom. There's exceptions of course of some teachers who really care, but so few. This place needs a revamping of replacement of new people. High school students could run it better.
My children enjoyed most of their Cantara experience. I will say that every teacher was either a total win or a total loss. There are teachers at Cantara that work really hard and have extremely high expectations. But others seem to be lacking in teaching knowledge. After having a really bad third grade teacher, I asked the principal to switch my daughter into a better fourth-grade teacher's classroom, as the male teacher she was placed with doesn't have a good reputation. The principal wouldn't even consider it. My daughter ended up having trouble in writing and math the next two years, and we needed to get her a tutor to help bring her up. The parents that are involved are great, but it was hard to participate in a lot of things because most parents would only speak Spanish. They don't have a lot of extra activities.
Cantara is an okay school. My oldest daughter is going into the 5th grade this year, and still struggles with her math skills. They have virtually no science in class, and the primary focus is on the literacy program. They use the Open Court reading program. In my experience this doesn't work. They are taught to read for speed, not for comprehension. There are some wonderful teachers there, they just aren't allowed to use the proper tools to teach these kids.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Cantara Street Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Cantara Street Elementary School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.