Cobblestone is a great school with wonderful teachers...for the most part. My best advice is to avoid Tara Hammond at all costs. She is a disorganized disheveled mess with aggressive and disrespectful tendencies. Trust me that's the last thing you want to deal with when your child's education is top priority.
The staff at Cobblestone is wonderful! It is a small community school that does wonderfully with the resources it has. There is a lot of parental involvement, which is encouraged and somewhat relied on with today's lack of funding for education. The principal is very involved with the students so they don't just see her when they are in trouble. My daughter is only in first grade but I have gotten to know several teachers, and when speaking with other parents I have yet to hear anything negative about any of the staff.
My son started kindergarten at Cobblestone for the 10-11 school year and we have been very happy with the school & the teachers! He is in a special education program to help with his speech delays and he has made phenomenal progress! The teachers are so committed and dedicated and treat each child as an individual. I originally had looked into private school but due to the costs of daycare & private school since i work full-time, we just couldn't afford it. I am definitely happy that we chose to live in Rocklin for our son to go to a better school! We have been beyond pleased with Cobblestone. Keep up the good work! :)
We have three children who attend Cobblestone Elementary.They are in first ,fourth and fifth grade and all started at Cobblestone . Cobblestone is a great learning environment all the way around from the highly skilled teachers who care and a super involved principal who always knows what is going on , awesome parent volunteers including a dedicated PTC equals a wonderful learning experience. What more could you ask for? More money for our schools but that is a nationwide problem . Did I mention a great neighborhood as well.
I have a very different picture of Cobblestone elementary school. While my fifth grade daughter did well and had a lovely teacher, they had to work off of copies from their math book because there were not enough textbooks to go around. If you have a special needs child, RUN, don't walk, to a different school district.
My daughter is in 3rd grade, and also attended 2nd grade at this school. Her experience has been wonderful, she has grown academically and socially. The method of teaching works very well for her, she can be a challange as she is easily distracted, yet she has been kept on course, and if anything is ever going on to show that she is deviating, we are promptly notified. I am very proud of her accomplishments, they are her own and with the direction of Cobblestone, teachers and staff she has a strong desire to push herself. She has many friends and the deversity of students keeps her eye open to the world around us.
Cobblestone is a wonderful school. Our first grade teacher is outstanding, despite only 1 year of experience. The library is tiny and lacking, but the computer lab is nice. No separate gymnasium either, just a multi-purpose room that serves as cafeteria, gym, and stage for Visual Arts performances. Class sizes seem average and parental involvment/participation is appears above average. Many, perhaps too many, fundraising, but I guess a necessary evil today. Overall, very satisfied with Cobblestone.