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3351 Explorer Drive
Sacramento, CA 95827

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(916) 228-5880
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June 04, 2015
My grandson is in kindergarten and my granddaughter is in the 2nd grade. Grades k-2 all they do is finger knit and play all day! My granddaughter hasn't had math homework all year and the homework she has consist of her reading a book drawing her favorite part in the book and writing a sentence! Now if that's the kind of homework you send at least give the kids books that the teacher has read! My granddaughter wasn't reading just drawing a picture and faking a sentence! And at 8 years old her spelling is terrible! The wardoff program sucks because their not nurturing or supporting my grandbabies natural intelligence! I wouldn't recommend this school because at 8 years old my granddaughter can't read a whole book when at 8 her mom could!

- submitted by a community member

January 24, 2014
With the new Waldorf program, parents have lost all rights. The teacher is compatible with the student with no issues, there are pros to the program, but if not, your child will be stuck with this teacher for EVERY SINGLE GRADE, & if you ask to change, you will be told that NO MATTER WHAT YOUR REASONS OR FEELINGS AS A PARENT, changing is not an option. The only reason given is that "it's not the "Waldorf way" or some philosophy about how the entire system will crumble if students change teachers. My child has been sent home with pee soaked pants because he wasn't allowed to use bathroom, is told to shut his mouth constantly, & is in time out everyday. Some reasons he's been disciplined are whispering while lining up, using edges of crayons, drawing a disco ball on his Snow White pic, & the list goes on. Many parents across the country are facing this nightmare as well. I suggest reading the horror stories on the PLANS website. There are nine lawsuits pending for schools who implement this program & not balancing it with parent/student rights.

- submitted by a parent

November 27, 2012
Being a parent of a special needs child can be very challenging especially when intermediate grades begin. At this point you start the countdown for middle school. A strong connection between the child, teacher and parent is critical. I have found it here at AM Winn. My child comes home sounding of idioms or sentence structures. I get the teenagers to google it to make sure he's correct. He is! The rhythm in the deliverance of the curriculum is fantastic. With three different grade levels the class surprisingly runs very smoothly and quietly with occasional outbursts of laughter. We know our children have challenges, however Mrs. Koch always reminds them of their strengths. So if you're looking for your special needs child to excel in their strengths, this is the place. I am so thankful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 27, 2012
Parents and community members, I look forward to working closely with all of you this year. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly via email or stopping by if you have any suggestions, comments, or concerns. I enjoy working cohesively with all stakeholders to improve our school.

- submitted by a school leader

May 14, 2012
Awsome school, great learning environment with lots of extracurricular events. All three of my children have done extremely well at AM Winn.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2011
I couldn't be more disappointed with this school. My son is an excellent student, but in no way was challenged at AM Winn. He was basically handed the honor roll just for showing up every day. He compeleted second grade 5 months before school ended for that year. When he began 3rd grade, we were informed that he had won an award. We went to the school to watch him accept the award, just to find out that they changed the times and we had missed him getting his award. They also sent home a letter stating that they were failing at the "No Child Left Behind" program. Because of that, they said that we could have him transfered to another school within the district. However, thry also told us that priority would be given to students with low test scores. My son was being forced to stay in a school where he was getting a below standard education, and no one at the school cared. My son in now in private school and getting a real education, free from bullying, staff who don't care about their students, and an administration who puts the children first.

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2009
My daughter has been a student at A.M Winn Elementary since kinder garden. Now she is a 5th grader and she will finish her 6th grade at this school. The falculty at this school has been the best. This year i wanted to get more involved in my daughters academic so i been a volunteer in her class. I feel that our children need parents support in different ways. Helping them with home work and also volunteering in there class. So parents if you can volunteer i know that the teachers would be very thankful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 03, 2009
The school does what it can with the constant change of principals and the completely lack luster support of the district. Most parents are only 'involved' when their child is in trouble, and by 'involved' I mean filled with accusations and excuses. SImply put, education starts at home and it is not happening in most of these homes.

- submitted by a teacher

July 13, 2007
My daughter has been attending this school for 4 yrs and I love this school. Their after school program and classrooms offer many awards and incentives for excellent academics. The teachers are always continuing their education and learning to teaching techniques! My daughter has been on honor roll more times then I can count and the principal does a great job on informing parents of upcoming events or important messages. Ive been invited to enroll my child at other schools and have turned them down.

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2007
My son has been attending A.M. Winn for 3 years. He has had excellent teachers. I've always had my phone calls returned or if I sent a letter, it was answered. The School is good, not great. I agree that obtaining information in advance about school activities is not always easy. They use a recorded message system that calls the parents' home to make school announcements - sometimes the day before the event. That doesn't work well for me. - I's like to see a better developed music and art program, but California has caused many of those progams to be cut due to budget crisis. If we want our kids to get music and art instructions, we'll be paying for it by way of private lessons, because few of the schools offer it at the elementary level.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2006
My kids have gone to A.M. Winn for the last 2 years and I have not been satisfies with the school academically or professionally.

- submitted by a parent

March 08, 2006
My daughter has been attending A.M. Winn for 2 years and my son started attending kidergarten this year. I was extremely happy with the school last year. This year I am not. I feel that I try consistantly to comunicate with the teachers with minimal response. I never know whats going on until the last minute. The pricipal seems to avoid talking to parents. The teachers (this year) are not impressive. I've always thought that communication between parents and teachers is essential for the growth of children. Its not happening at A.M. Winn.

- submitted by a parent

February 15, 2005
I went to visit the kindergarten class and found it to be adequate. The two teachers sharing a room were pleasant and pleasant with the kids as well. They really emphasized the fact that there was really no time for art or science or music with the Open Court System. They had a lot of years of experience and the kids seemed very well-behaved, but the room was kind of cramped and cluttered. Organized but cluttered. The outside appearance of the school was not the greatest in comparison. Walking around, I didn't get a real feeling of unity or warmth at the school. I don't believe there is a music program or other extracurricular programs. Didn't see or hear of much parent involvement. Test scores are low.

- submitted by a parent
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We our now a Waldorf-Inspired K-7 school (K-8 starting 2014/15). It is an exciting time to be a part of our school as we transition into the popular and successful Waldorf-Inspired educational model. Please join us on one of our visitation days to find out more about our school.


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A. M. Winn Waldorf-Inspired K-8
3351 Explorer Drive, Sacramento, CA  95827
(916) 228-5880
Last modified A. M. Winn Waldorf-Inspired K-8 is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
A. M. Winn Waldorf-Inspired K-8 Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top