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K-6
Public
Sacramento, CA
Students enrolled: 970
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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4700 Crest Drive
Sacramento, CA 95835

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(916) 928-5234
(916) 928-5219
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November 11, 2014
We came from India last month and was very much worried about my son's studies here. However, the teaching @Natomas Park Elementary school is very good. His teacher is very co-operative and assessed his very well on his first day of school. Like the school very much. But, still wonder why its not able to get good API scores compared to the Charter schools.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2014
I am not impressed with the school, My son's teacher is lazy and unorganized, I never know what's going on in his class, and she doesn't even know who my son is or where he is half the time. This school is unfriendly and unorganized not impressed, and my son will not be attending this school next year.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2014
Natomas Park has a few excellent teachers, however, the staff is unfriendly and could care less about the organization of the school. Teachers have their picks of student's that get more time than others and the office spends more time socializing instead of assisting student/parents. The principal is friendly, yet seems to lack experience and the capacity to be a leader.

- submitted by a community member
August 22, 2014
Natomas Park Elementary is a very great school. This school has a lot of parent involvement and has a great sense of community. I love the diversity of this school and the open school campus.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2014
Had the best 2013/2014 school year at Natomas Park Elementary! I would like to take the time to thank my daughter's 4th grade teacher Mr. Newton,, he was the best teacher my daughter ever had and the Principal and Staff are very nice and great people! Thank u Mr Newton for being a great Teacher we will miss you! Have a great Summer everyone!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
My son is in Natomas Park Elementary since kindergarten . The teachers are very nice. My son is in GATE program now and I can see a lot difference in his learning. I think NPE is a very good school in this area.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2013
Natomas Park Elementary has made great strides in improving their curriculum. They recognize that children learn at different levels. They have excellent programs like WIN (What I Need), GATE, computer lab and other opportunities for the children to excel. The teachers are wonderful, personable, and open to communication and working with parents. The principal, Kendra Shelton, is an absolute gem. Her weekly phone/email communications are a refreshing and positive change to keeping parents informed on upcoming events and school-related happenings. And Safety is Number One on their list. I have 2 children at Natomas Park Elementary. I'll be honest, I was a little concerned at first when we enrolled because of the somewhat low API scores, but when you see the great results in your child's learning and abilities, you know this is a great school (not to mention the 21 point increase in API last year, woo hoo). I'm disappointed they don't integrate art or PE in their program, but this means they truly are focused on my child's learning. However, they do offer extracurricular activities and programs such as these.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2010
My son has been and this school since Kindergarten, he is now in third grade and we love it! The teachers and principal are wonderful! It is a real asset to the Natomas community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 11, 2010
The best school in the whole Natomas area. My daughter graduated from NPE in 2006. And now my son is in 1st Grade. We love this school. Highly recommended. If you have a child and you want them to become a high achieving student, this is the school you want them to attend. Mr. Johnson, the principal is very good and excellent mentor to all the students at NPE.

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February 11, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 11, 2010
We have been a family at Natomas Park Elementary for 8 years now and we are very happy with our decision to move here! The family community, other families, teachers and staff are dedicated and involved in the education of our students. One of the best parts is having the school so close. If my child forgets his homework, we can run back over there and get it. Its hard to be late to school when it is so close! If there is an activity at school in the evening and we have a busy schedule, we can usually still get up there for part of it and have our kids participate, even for a short while. I appreciate the way our District was formed, with larger schools further apart to keep them thriving much longer.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 11, 2010
I am a proud parent of two Natomas Park Elementary students. Aside from a beautiful new facility, it is the staff, students, and parents that make this school great. Principal Johnson is the most approachable leader I have ever meet. He is a teacher at heart and when he is not principaling he can be found substituting on occasion and doing magic tricks with the kids. The teachers and all staff are wonderful caring professionals. Highly recommended school if you are in that area.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2010
My son has been going to NPE since Kindergarten and is about to graduate. I feel he has been well prepared academically as well as socially. The teachers are great and the family are really involved in the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2010
I am proud NPE parent for 2 years. I am very happy and impressed with my kids performance in this school. We have a class of very bright kids and have full support of the teachers. Parents in our both classes are well involved and are always ready to help. We also have 5 art docents in our one class. Which itself speaks for parent participation.. We love this school and will always recommend it to other parents.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2010
We recently moved here from Elk Grove, CA where the school district is suppose to be the premiere district. After moving here we quickly noticed Natoma Park was far above the elementary school in Elk Grove. Parents volunteers swarm the school. The teachers are enthusiastic and willing to assist parents in any way. Also the school pride runs rampid throughout the school. My daughter is thrilled to be attending Natomas Park and I have been floored with level of education she has recieved. She has improved ten fold in her academics since begining here. A great school with a great faculty who cares for the students and families alike.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2010
I've had 2 children at NPE over the past 7 years. NPE is an exceptional school with passionate and caring teachers. I've been so impressed with each and every teacher my children have had. As each year passes, its hard for my daughter to pick who her favorite teacher is as it usually changes each year. The principal is amazing and seems to remember each and every student, past and present. Keep up the great work. NPE rocks!!!

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February 11, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2010
I've been an NPE parent for 9 years and am still impressed by the teachers, principals, and parents. The 'issues' from years ago were due to this elementary housing students that had no school available to them (city planning issue). The district had to create 4 new schools to keep up with capacity. The principal, Mr. Johnson, is very personable and the teachers truly seem to care about their students and the students' success. In our class of 21 students last year, we had 19 parent volunteers! On one day this year, we counted 27 parent volunteers for 26 students! The teenagers (NPE alum.) still come by to volunteer for carnivals and school clean ups. Wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2009
I've been very impressed with this school including the teachers and staff. My son is in speech therapy here and he receives excellent care and has improved significantly. It sounds like the school has worked out most of the kinks from when it first opened. I've been very impressed.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2008
Our son has done well at the school. It would be great if there were more parents who participated - even a little is a big help! The principal is very nice and encourages the students with positive feedback.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2008
Like any public school, some teachers love kids and some just put up with them. There are several exceptional teachers at Natomas Park. The HOSTS program for students who are below grade level is positive and helpful. The coordinator is a fabulous teacher. It is almost sad she's not in the regular classroom. There is a very well organized art docent program to try to make up for the lack of art instruction. The lessons are excellent, but it is always hard to find good volunteers to teach them. Over 30 prints of works of art are available for the students to see and learn from. I believe the dedication of volunteers can make a real difference in the school. Some years there are more volunteers than others. It is always hard to see great volunteers leave as their kids 'age out.'

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 17, 2007
This is my son's third year here. I have liked 2/3 teachers, the principal is great, despise the traffic, parent involvement is low, and I wish that they offered more for the kids to do at recess, as well as after school. They don't even have balls on the playground! That's just sad. But still, it's probably the best K-5 in Natomas.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2007
Our sons will be leaving Natomas Park Elementary school with great pride. Their teachers are great and very supportive. If they have grade 6 level, my kids will still study here next school year. We feel sad moving to another school but we'll cherish good memories they have here. We're very grateful to their teachers who inspired our sons to do well in their class. Students are discipline. We never heard an act of bullying among them. It's safe place for our children because we can see yard duty to look after the students. School principal is very supportive with teachers and students. This is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 30, 2007
In response to some of the older comments, this school has gone through a tremendous transformation over the past 6 or 7 years since it opened. It was great, then got way too large with over 1000 kids, and now is down to a manageable size. The principal and teachers we've encountered have been great (with one exception who is no longer there.) The traffic problems have been remedied.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2006
It's a good school. Maybe not great, but good enough that I don't feel like needing to send my kids to a private school.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2006
It is a great school. We are very happy.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2006
great school and good teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2006
The academic programs are good.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 08, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2006
My child has been going to Natomas Park Elementary since Kindergarten. This is the best elementary in our district. I commend the teacher, children and parents for all of their involvement. Signed - Happy Mom

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
The traffic at this school is an absolute nightmare. Something needs to be done about it now before a student gets hurt. Where is school personnel helping to direct this traffic nightmare? This is a good school academically if your child gets the right teacher. The school and/or district does not do a good job of weeding out less competent teachers.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2005
Overall level of the school is low, teacher quality is low, school is overcrouded and not managed efficiently. Safety level is low.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2005
I really wish that there was more computer access or computer classes for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2005
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September 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2005
Academic programs are very average. Nothing out of the ordinary or especially intellectually stimulating for the kids. Teachers aren't too communicative. There are no music or sports programs whatsoever. There are also no art programs. Parents are not particularly involved. A lot of kids in our kids' classrooms do not do homework and are very disruptive. Lots of behavioral issues at this school. School does little to mitigate. We're moving out of the area and we will not miss this school or the parents. We would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2005
Like most of the teachers. However, some of them are pushier than I am used to.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2005
Parent involvement could be higher.

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July 15, 2005
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March 23, 2005
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February 24, 2005
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December 17, 2004
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November 21, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2004
The school is really suffering from budget cuts. Our fourth grader is really struggling from this. His teacher doesn't have any ta's to help the kids and the class size is about 35 kids, so she can't help them. Overall it is a very nice campus and the teachers have all been very helpful, but with the budget cuts, they just don't have the staffing they need to help all of the students to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2004
Natomas Park Elementary has done a great job educating our son. This is his second year there. The teachers are very dedicated. There are high expectations of the children which is great. They should build more schools in Natomas Park. There are obviously too many students at this school; traffic getting to and from school is a nightmare. We've been very pleased with the school experience thus far.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2004
Natomas Park is a good school, parking is difficult. I am hoping that there will be more enrichment classes for the students, music, dance,art. The teachers are great!

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2004
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July 07, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2004
We ve just completed our first year with NPE. Our 4 (out of 6) kids went to NPE and they made a complete turnaround from their previous schools. They were medicore students there but outstanding students here at NPE. I can't say enough about this school. Their self-esteem, outlook, motivated learning and all that, has been contributed to by the wonderful staff at NPE. I'm worried about 2 of our kids being transferred to the middle school. It sounds like a horror story over there.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2003
We have been at Natomas Park for three years and we have had excellent teachers and very involved parents. The traffic is definitely a safety concern and this year it is way overcrowded.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
Our third year at this school I have seen some improvement in all areas and hope to see the continue progress within all areas of the school and with the growing community please do not let our school get over crowded!

- submitted by a parent
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Natomas Park Elementary School
4700 Crest Drive, Sacramento, CA  95835
(916) 928-5234
Last modified Natomas Park Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Natomas Park Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 60 reviews. Top