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1410 60th Street
Sacramento, CA 95819

(916) 277-6690
(916) 277-6739
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May 22, 2014
This is a wonderful school. When you are able to affort a private education but choose to go through a public school, you have a higher level of scrutiny. My husband and I have been very happy about this school. It is quite structured, however. Those parents who want their kids to be treated 'special', may be quite disappointed because every kid is treated the same. That is what struck me as a positive aspect of this school. There is not too much time allowed for non-academic exploration, but there are afterschool venues that are provided for a nominal fee and fill the gap. We have two children and are unsure what a fit it will be for our second one who is not as focused as the first, but I will say that the level of parental involvement in the school, as well as the quality of the teachers, has impressed us both that we will recommend this school wholeheartely. A word of caution though: A lot of Tiger Moms; so do not be surprised. This is not a laid back touchy-feely environment. If that is what you are looking for, this is not the right school for you...

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
My daughter enrolled at Phoebe Hearst mid year of 1st grade. Her teacher Ms. Auge is AMAZING! She really helped Madison acclimate to classroom and Madison was in full pace with her peers by 3rd quarter. The staff, principal, and teachers are truly a community. Not to mention the support that the fellow parents provide is unmeasured. I would highly recommend this school to any parents that values their child's education.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2013
Phoebe Hearst has been a great fit for our diverse(2 inter-racial Dads with a bi-racial son) family. Aside from academics being a priority, we equally impressed knowing that the school was a big advocate and supporter of anti-bullying initiatives. Our son was one of the first Kindergarten classes in 2012 and he loved it. He is now in the first grade and loves it too. The Principal and school staff are very attentive and demonstrate genuine concern for the students. Parents are very involved as well which helps create a welcoming and supportive environment for everyone.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2013
Awesome school! Our son transferred to Phoebe Hearst (2nd grade) from a private school. Our worries were quickly put to rest when we found that parents are very involved in school activities and their students education. As a whole, the kids and their parents are respectful and considerate. The principal and teachers do a great job - especially considering the super high student:teacher ratio. Kids are eager to go to school and the environment encourages learning. Test scores are really good but this can be explained easily. Phoebe Hearst is a GATE feeder school so many of the top students in reading, math and science go to this school. There are a lot of ex-private school families. Most of the parents we talk to are really happy with PH. That said, each child has different needs and the classroom environment is largely influenced by the teacher, students, parents and overall tone set by the principal. The high student:teacher ratio means that parents have to really engage with their kids to make up for any lack of personalized attention that the teachers cannot provide. Looking forward to a great 3rd grade experience this school year.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2013
PH is a good school and scores well in all the standardized tests; however, this shouldn't come to anyone's surprise mainly because PH is a non-neighborhood schools most of the kids entering kindergarten are assessed prior to the opportunity of participating in the lottery. This school can handpick individual students which isn't a good practice in any public school system. Other schools do not have that luxury and no school should be allowed to conduct any kind of assessment as this promotes an imbalance in education opportunity.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
You get what you and your child put into this school. Yes, the teachers are strict and have high expectations. However, some parents expect the teachers to do all the work during school hours but does not provide any support after school. Don't blame the educational system if you're not helping your child by complementing the day's lessons.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2013
I cant see what everything about school is so great. as more students are joining the teachers cant prioritize their students. they are focused on high scores and good grades yet cant help them. its sad to see Phoebe becoming so arrogant and all.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2013
I switched my 3 children to this school, I have to say I'm very happy with all 3 teachers and the school in general. There is a lot of parent envolvement which is great. There are high expectations and it's "cool" to be smart at PH.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2013
In a climate of a public schooling crisis, I feel Phoebe Hearst is rising to the challenges and continues to provide high academic expectations for all students. As a parent of a child in both a "GATE" class and "non-GATE" class, I see equal expectations of both children. There is no doubt that this year has brought big changes in the forms of bigger class sizes and "new" teachers (aka experienced teachers at a new campus). However, this is a change that all schools in our district have faced. In looking at a couple negative reviews of Phoebe from this year, I feel compeled to remind people that we must not place blame on our local schools for large class sizes and experienced educators teaching grades they have not taught before; as these changes are district, state, and union mandated. The principal's leadership at Phoebe is strong and for those that are willing to be part of a solution, there is a solution to be had for most problems. It's no secret that positive behavior and academic rigor are basic expectations at Phoebe, and that may not be for everyone; but if you want peace of mind that high expectations will be held for your child's public education, this is your school.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2013
Everyone makes a big deal about Phoebe being the "top" school, but we don't see what all the hype is about. I would suggest parents sit and observe a few classes in action before putting their child here (don't just do the principal guided tour). The teachers are "handed" gifted students but some have become complacent and quite arrogant. There aren't any awards or kudos given to the kids for good attendance, improving academically or anything. They use negative reinforcement constantly by taking away recess. We can't understand why they don't use any positive reinforcement techniques to engage and reward the children. In addition, now that the lower grades are packed with 30 kids per classroom, my child's teacher is very overwhelmed and it's negatively impacting the students. Many of the parents feel that the principal needs to ease up on the constant "PR" and focus more on staff development INSIDE the classrooms. I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2012
We are so glad our little one is attending kindergarten at Phoebe Hearst. Even though, he transitioned from being in a preschool class with just 14 kids to a typical 30 student classroom, he is learning and having a great time. And teacher manages to encourage all the children to thrive even if some of them are at different levels. I'm most impressed with the parent involvement and how it is encouraged. I'm having a ball helping at my son's classroom and knowing that every effort we as parents do to support the school is in our little one's best interest.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2012
The transition to Phoebe has been less than favorable for our family. A small group of older kids have bullied our child, physically and verbally. We have received very little assistance from the staff regarding resolving or preventing bullying. At my child's last school, we NEVER had any issues with bullies or unresponsive staff. This school seems to focus so much on academics and high test scores that they seem to have forgotten how the well being of children is equally important in the overall school experience. Test scores aren't everything and seeing my child so unhappy at this school has been an awful experience.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2012
I was really worried at first because of the high student:teacher ratio at the public schools and I was going to enroll my daughter at one of the private schools in East Sacramento. But so far I've been very happy with the experience at this school. My daughter's teacher is great and I hear from the other parents of kids in the older grades that the academic curriculum is bar none. I think we made the right choice. My daughter is having fun and the parents I've been so far are really great. The school is very welcoming and very open to having me around as much as possible.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2012
What a find this school is. I have two kids in this school. One is in the 4th grade GATE class and I have a new younger son in kindergarten. Amazing teachers. Parent involvement is welcome by the principal and the teachers. This is an amazing environment for kids to be in and I'm glad this school is in my neighborhood, even though it's not really a neighborhood school. One word for this school and its teachers: AWESOME!!

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2012
I have a son in 3rd grade and my other son started kindergarten this year. Amazing difference with our experience at this school vs our experience with my other son's kindergarten year. The academics is really more challenging at this school and less trivial (which is what my other son got at his other kindergarten school). Don't get me wrong. I don't believe it's necessary for kindergarteners from the beginning start off gangbuster with academics, but it's kind of nice for my second son to start reading more substantially and doing more real academic stuff. It makes me feel like he's really learning something early on. Just my two cents. Great school, especially if your child is academically gifted.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2012
The last post is interesting because I've had the opposite experience with the addition of Kindergarten at Phoebe Hearst. With all that goes into starting a brand new program and the currnet budget situation SCUSD schools are in, I think the program is phenomenal. No kindergarten in SCUSD has any less children, it's a district cap at 31. Also, Phoebe Hearst has parents volunteering on a regular basis to support the learning environment. Surprisingly, the PTO has supported art lessons weekly for enrichment for the new Kindergartners. My child's teacher shared with me that she is working with the 1st grade team to be sure that the Kinders are totally ready for Phoebe Hearst's rigirous 1st grade program. The new kinder rooms are bright and clean, and the teachers are all welcoming. My child loves school, and the facility is meeting our needs.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2012
I have a daughter in the kindergarten class and I was really nervous at first because I wasn't sure what to expect. I know that I'm a pretty hands on parent and I didn't know if the teachers would give me hassle for that but to my surprise, my daughter's teacher reassured and made me feel so much better. She has a great time at school and she's met a lot of new friends who happen to be in the neighborhood too. She's learning a lot and loves school and loves to read with me. I could have had her go to the private schools in town with more personal attention but I'm glad my wife and decided to enroll our daughter at Phoebe Hearst. The teacher is amazing, the principal is on top of everything and the families are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2012
After jumping through many hoops, my child is in kindergarten here and I don't understand what the big deal is with this school. First off, the class size is 31 (one teacher, no aide) which is quite large. Secondly, although having been a teacher for 20+ years, his teacher has never taught this age and has been clearly stressed to the limit from day one. She has no patience and gets upset at the slightest thing without realizing that if she had even a bit of control over the class, she could reign this in and be much happier. The kids aren't even allowed to ask questions during class! Furthermore, there are three kindergarten classes and hers is the only one who doesn't allow the children to work in the school garden (too messy) or do anything outside the mandated curriculum. I am disappointed that we came here with such high expectations only to have a five year old who used to love school now dread leaving the house every day. To make matters worse, she's catering to the lowest common denominator and the lesson plan is for a three year old at best. I know it's public school, but this is ridiculous.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2012
This is a great school with an excellent principal who is realistic (given the budget) and supports the kids and teachers. In 2012 this school will also have Kindergarten classes. The parents and kids make this school a great place. The one drawback is an excess of busy homework that seems a bit unnecessary. The kids are expected to be at or above grade level and the GATE program allows the teachers to repeat the material less often. My son loves this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2011
My daughter has just finished first grade and I'm astonished at the progress that she had made. This is the ideal school for anyone that wants their children to achieve academically and be in a safe environment. Homework is at least one hour a day for first grade, and the school does enforce a strict uniform code and on-campus rules. Students and parents though are rewarded with meaningful teaching, excellent quality extra curricular activities and a school run efficiently and effectively.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2011
I think this school has a lot of great programs and certainly parent involvement, and PH certainly meets many children's needs; however, it was not right for my child and our family. We switched here expecting great teachers, but the teacher that my son got was burned out and, even worse, condescending to the children. Furthermore, the rigid expectations and lack of warmth really dampened my child's love of learning--in our opinion they expect too much in regards to homework from children who should still have some time to be children. My son began to develop some behavior problems while here, but happily they were resolved shortly after switching him back to his previous school. I am disappointed we ever tried this school out.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2011
I was a student at Phoebe Hearst and here's exactly what happened: Had an absolutely excellent time in second grade Had a terrible time in third grade and switched school Came back in fourth grade and experienced the worst year of my entire life both socially and academically. Teachers came and went and every single student hated me for no apparent reason In fifth grade things were slightly better but not really. At least the teacher was the same throughout the whole year In sixth grade had a very good year. My grades shot up, nearly all the kids forgot to hate me, and I really liked the teacher. However, throughout everything that happened at Phoebe one office worker was really mean to me, calling me into the office for slight uniform violations (i.e. short just barely too short) while not saying a word to more serious violations (i.e. literally a halter top), and I was called in nearly every single day for not wearing socks while others weren't at all. I also received a citation for walking on the grass, which I consider absolutely ridiculous. I am so much happier at middle school now, where you can wear whatever and nobody wastes time yelling at you for insignificant details.

- submitted by a community member
March 04, 2011
Phoebe has super teachers, excellent principal, outstanding parental involvement - and great kids! Phoebe is a wonderful place.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2011
I love this school! It's awesome, and The teacher's are super duper nice! I really love my 6'th grade teacher, Mr.Goul!(Hi mr. Goul! It's Kaylene!) XD lolololololololololol XP

- submitted by a community member
February 12, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2010
I completely agree with the latest post from 2-7-2009. The princial is lacking in the leadership department and seems to be focused on the 2nd school he is in charge off. There a few teachers that do not know what they are doing and are a complete waist of the childres and parents time. If you don't have a principle you can turn to when your child is in need, what is the point? I have a 6th and a 4th grader at Phoebe, and as the years have passed I have become more and more disapointed with the leadership at the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2010
The parents at this school have worked very hard and have fought tooth and nail to keep desirable programs, like art and music, afloat. And of course, the kids are great! Unfortunately, leadership is lacking at this school and the teaching my child received was very uneven. Personal experience with some teaching staff was extremely unprofessional. A small school like this one doesn't afford much choice when teachers aren't meeting your child's need. And the principal is doing very little to weed out those teachers who are just 'biding their time,' while they waste the precious time of the students they are trained professionally to serve and inspire.

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December 17, 2009
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September 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2009
One of the top elementary schools in the district because it attracts good students. It has built on its success by continuing to attract motivated/involved parents who want to have their kids surrounded with like-minded families. It is not a neighborhood school, so all prospective students must apply through open enrollment. Significantly, this means that the school draws the kids of academically activist parents with high expectations and typically a home environment that augments the school's academics. But, like any school, the student's experience will vary by the teacher. Some PH teachers are just okay and some are great. I believe the school's strength comes from the parents that expect much from their own children. (One child is former Phoebe Hearst alum and one is currently at the school.)

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2009
Great school. My daughter has excelled here. There does, however, need to be a little more diversity in the staff. There are excellent teachers of all types. I think Phoebe Hearst should actively persue them. You have no idea what added layer of diversity can add to the richness that already is Phoebe H.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2008
This is an excellent school. Yes the curriculum is the same as other public schools, but the teachers do more as students must be at grade level to attend this school. This means they have time to learn poems, keep journals do some science, art, music and PE. If you child is at or above grade level your child will get more attention than at other schools. The kids who struggle in first grade are the ones who cannot already read by the time they enter first grade but even these few students learn fast. I feel lucky that my son has an excellent first grade teacher who has a lot of compassion and experience. Don't judge a school just by its test scores. Scores are high as kids are expected to be AND stay at grade level and I'm sure that puts pressure on the teachers.

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November 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2008
Best API score int he area. Our children are excelling academically and what's most important is that they are loving school because of the great teaching. Faculty is great and principal is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 12, 2008
Excellent school. Great academics. Great teachers and wonderful principal. Parent involvement is encouraged and sought out. This is definitely the best school (private or public) in this area.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2008
Big Mistake sending our son to this school, school centers around test scores and reputation dismissing the uniqueness of each child. Our son has displayed anxiety low self-steem and fear regarding making mistakes and not being heard by teachers and staff. As parents we have experinced the staff including the principal to be very closed minded and onesided regardless how we attempt to comunicate, the achivements as well as concerns regarding our son. Our son who was prior to attending Phoebe Hearst was curious happy and eager to learn, since attending this school he has become a robot in his efforts to please and achieve the expectations put on him by the staff. Our son is only in the first grade if we were to do it again we would have never elected Phoebe Hearst as a school for our son.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 07, 2008
Our son is a student at Phoebe Hearst and the school is great. The opportunities for parent involvment are tremendous and the teachers/staff are excellent. Many people seem to think the school focuses too much on the academics...We disagree whole-heartedly. We find that curriculum is age-appropriate and presented in a way that challenges students while also providing wonderful, positive feedback and recognition. The principal and teachers are always available and willing to listen to concerns/thoughts of the parents. The teachers show a dedication to the success of the students above and beyond what we have seen at other schools. The student body is diverse and the learning environment is ideal. We are glad to be part of the Phoebe Hearst family.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2008
Our 3rd Grade Daughter transferred over from a private school at the beginning of the 2nd semester in Nov 07. Our concerns about academic equivalence were immediately allayed. Our daughter has been academically challenged at Phoebe Hearst. We enjoy the larger diverse community and appreciate the consistent teaching and administrative attention. The level of professional dedication to the students and the support to the families shows at many different levels. We are proud to call Phoebe Hearst our school.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2008
Focused on test scores to a fault, staff does not have age appropriate expectations of students, curriculum is narrow and very rigid, principal not willing to listen to parents, feel it was a big mistake to send my kid here.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2007
There is no better public school in East Sacramento. My children are in an academically challenged, creative and safe environment. The best part about Phoebe Hearst is the community of parents who've selected this school, commit to the 40 parent hours and embrace the cultural and socio-economic diversity of all the families. The parents at this school work together to make the school a great place for their children.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2007
All things considered Phoebe Hearst seems like a really good public school. There are a lot of school functions which make it fun for the kids like the Harvest Festival. I am however seriously questioning the curriculum as it seems far too elementary for a child that might previously have had a high quality private education. We have been waiting for the homework to get a little more appropriately difficult. In meeting with my daughter's teacher and coworker it seems as though they have already decided what they are going to say before we even meet. I work at a different elementary school in the district at a low performing school and noticed that the homework is exactly the same. I think the main difference is that at Phoebe Hearst the children are mostly nice and respectful which is a nice safe learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2007
I can't believe this is not a neighborhood school. So many parents are involved in this school, it feels so much like a neighborhood school. The school mandates a 40 hours per academic school year of parent involvement which is great for us because we like being involved with our kids. The art program is growing and so is the science program. You can't beat the academics that this school provides. This is East Sac's best kept secret.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2007
This is a gem of a school in the East Sacramento area. We had just moved into the neighborhood in the spring of this year and were looking around for a school and was disappointed to find a lack of good schools in the area (including private schools) and someone told me to look at the API scores for Phoebe Hearst and was totally floored with this school's academic achievements. Needless to say I went and visited and found the school to be a goldmine. My wife and I are professionals and we want our 3 kids to excel in school and we are looking forward to working in this wonderful school community.

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October 22, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2007
There is no piano lessons or band practice after school.The Art program is 10 hours per year.Mad Science was offered for the first time last year and only for 8 weeks.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2007
We live in East Sac and when we were looking around for schools for our kids, we were told that there are only two main schools to consider (both are private schools) in the area. We put both our kids in one of the private schools in East Sac, but later realized that the teaching was average and although the community was great, our kids appeared to be bored. We then decided to switch to Phoebe Hearst and realized we should have considered this school at the beginning. It's academic program is excellent compared to the other schools in East Sac and the administration, esp the principals and teachers are very dynamic, caring, and want what is best for kids in terms of overall education. Anyone in East Sac looking for a school for their kids should look at Phoebe Hearst as well as the other two private schools before deciding

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October 19, 2007
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September 26, 2007
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September 12, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 03, 2007
Phoebe Hearst has the best API scores in Sac City Unified for the 06-07 school year. That is not a coincidence. The principals, teachers and parents are all focused on not only a great academic experience, but one that fosters independence and the love of learning.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
August 15, 2007
During and after school programs include: Mad Science, Spanish, Homework Club, Chess Club, Band Practice, Piano Lessons, Newspaper, Choir, 4th R, Yearbook, Leadership, and Art. There is also a Harvest Festival, Scarecrow Contest, Craft Fair, Spaghetti Dinner and Auction, Talent Show, Holiday Grams, Friendship Dance and/or Sock Hop, Family Fun Nights (Fresh Choice, Leatherby's, King Skate, Chevy's), Book Fair, Pancake Breakfast, Sports Day, and Jog-A-Thon, to name a few. P.H. also provides opportunities for students to attend overnight field trips, work in the school garden, become office, library, and cafeteria assistants, play instruments, attend leadership and science conferences, publish books, and compete in school and district-wide contests. This is in addition to the regular school and class assemblies, field trips, performances and projects.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2007
Phoebe Hearst is comprised of GATE and Basic programs, both of which are highly academic. The school is perfect for students who thrive in challenging environments and who would be unfullfilled in their neighborhood school. It is a school of choice, meaning that parents from all over the district choose to enroll their students in one of the two rigorous programs. In addition, all students particpate in P.E., art, and music programs, taught by credentialed teachers. Staff members expect every student to do their best at all times and maintain good behavior. Students who do not meet this criteria after mentoring, tutoring and communication with parents may be asked to leave the program. In this way, it is similar to a private school. It is a safe environment for families that value education and are willing to work hard. It is not for every child.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2007
This is not a great school. The GATE program does not differentiate to any kids who need it. They want an all size fit all for the GATE program which is not really applicable since gifted kids are not the same.

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February 07, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
January 03, 2007
The overall quality of the programs is great! The teachers and staff are caring. I would like to see more critical thinking activities as a campus community; and expanded after school programs such as Spanish language instruction, band/choir and sports for all grades. Lastly, I would like to see more cultural events happening at the school so our kids can learn more about each other.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2006
The parent participation is incredible. We are only required 40 hours for the school year and there are more than several families that put in over and above what is required. Academically, the school seems better than any others I have seen. Teachers are flexible with students, giving more work if requested, within the guidelines of the district. The kids are involved in physical education activities at least once a week and art classes once a month. My daughter enjoys the children and teachers at the school. I would definitely recommend this school if your child is looking for a challenge in a safe and fun environment.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2006
Great school. I'm very happy with the teachers and administrators. My kids are excelling here.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2006
The principal at the school is wonderful. She is caring and has a vision for the school that is compelling. Her standards are high for the students and the teachers. Some of the teachers have been teaching for a long time and seem to have lost their passion for it and their tolerance for the children, but it is only a couple of them. Parent involvement is high, it's a wonderfully diverse environment and all of the children are encouraged to stretch themselves.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2006
Phoebe Hearst has been a blessing to our family. This is our child's second year there. As a teacher myself, I am particular as to where our children attend. I observed other schools before choosing Phoebe Hearst-scores are important, but there are other essential factors. My child feels safe there, academics are challenging without being too demanding for his age, I am appreciative of how his teacher interacts with the children-in her encouragement as well as teaching responsibility for one's actions instead of blaming or making excuses - experiencing consequences. She is warm and has a smile on her face almost all the time. She cares about the students and is a professional. With the 40 parent volunteer hours required, I see parents on campus all the time-in the classroom, on the blacktop play area, in the cafeteria, organizing school functions, planting in the flowerbeds...I've never experienced anything like it!

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
This school is very well run..The PTA takes a huge roll in its school, and it shows in the way the teachers are so thankfull for the time and money the PTA gives.

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August 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2005
This is a great school - like the kind of school 'we' (aka boomers) went to. High expectations for behavior and achievement, with a devoted staff.

- submitted by a staff
August 16, 2005
This school is big on test scores and that's all they prepare for during the school year. No availability of art programs, sports programs or other extracurricular activities that I am aware of. Parent involvement is required (40 hours per year), so of course it is very high.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2005
The quality of academics of this school is excellent. There is a high level of parent involvement and the children have the ability to partcipate in all types of sports and after school activities.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2005
Phoebe Hearst is a great school for parent involvement. Sometimes it seems that the school is more interested in numbers than people.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2004
Look beyond high test scores. There is more to life than reading and math and sitting like little soliders in the classroom. Although reading and math are essential elements, children need balance and the opportunity to learn about history, culture and science. Children need to learn through hands on experience, peer teaching/learning and nuturing teachers. Sit still, be quiet and score high on tests - this is Phoebe Hearst. It is a stressful environment - especially for a child who takes criticism to heart or who does not perform as well as the other students. My student excelled - academically and socially - but it came at a steep emotional price. If I had to do it over again, I would not have him attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2004
Principal is wonderful. I'm not so sure about the teachers. One in particular [some] do not allow our children to be children. Very stressful for a child who is not used to a 'private school' like atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2003
There are some wonderful dedicated teachers at this school, however the bottom line is the test scores which are the best in the area. Unfortunately this comes with some drawbacks. Depending on the teacher some students are bullied out of the school if the teacher has fears his student will not score high enough. Kids need to be tough to go to this school in the classroom and on the playground.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
I would love to see more extracurricular activities for the basic program. Example would be intramural sports, foreign language, art programs, music etc.

- submitted by a parent
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Phoebe A. Hearst Elementary School
1410 60th Street, Sacramento, CA  95819
(916) 277-6690
Last modified Phoebe A. Hearst Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades 1-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Phoebe A. Hearst Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 71 reviews. Top