Students enrolled 575
School leader Jeri Passalaqua
District Salida Union Elementary
After school Yes

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4801 Gold Valley Road
Salida, CA 95368

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(209) 543-8163
(209) 543-0669
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4 stars
Based on 14 ratings

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October 18, 2012
This school has some great teachers, but it also has some very poor ones and for the last few years the administration has been in turmoil and there have been 3 different principals in and out. My child is special needs (mild case), and they cannot provide even minimal support. If your child has special needs at all, dont have them attend Dena Boer, I give them an F for this reason. I also think 1.5hrs homework every night is ridiculous. My kids were burnt out and their spirits of learning crushed. Chose to move my child out of this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2011
My child has gone to school for 4 years. While our first two years were good experiences our 3rd year was a waste of his time and this was due to the teacher. Thankfully she has been placed a difft school. This year his 3rd grade teacher is a wonderful person who cares about my childs learning. My child has excelled this year as he did in his first 2 years because she CARES. She cares about all her kids in her class and wants them all to excel. I feel that the last year when complaints were made they were brushed under the rug by the principal and feel that if he cared about the kids, he would go the extra mile to investigate the problems and not just speak to the teacher and take her word for it. I am grateful for this years teacher!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2008
My son has been attending this school for four years now. In the beginning it was great. But the last 2 years have been so-so. I feel that some teachers approach toward teaching is not motivating enough. Why? I'm not sure. But I hope these individuals move on....soon. This may hurt but what's important are the students! I am very involved with the school and I only hope that our last years here are just as motivating as the beginning. Staff is great, Prinicipal is great. Hopefully the (difficult teachers) change their approach.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2007
I was a former student of this school. My mom used to teach kindergarten here. Although I cannot give you details on how the school is now, I can tell you that this is a safe and educational learning environment if you ever saw one. When I was attending this school, there could have been improvements on the quality of mathematic and science teachings, but overall, this is the best elementary school in that area.

- submitted by a community member
September 27, 2007
This is a awesome school. My son has gone here for 4 years and we are now moving and I ma having a hard time finding one that compares. The staff is great and always helpfull. I have never had a problem with any of the teachers and they keep in great contact with you as a working parent thru email and or calls. parents club is great to be involved with. Overall the best in the area, going to miss it.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2007
Dena boer is an awesome school.The teachers are great and the students are better!all staff are rreally patient according to their circumstances. Im a student,a student of an awesome school. We all learn what we need to and we get the education and health that we deserve and the teachers actually deserve more! -t.T.

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May 31, 2006
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May 17, 2005
I have been with this school for five years. The first year was great. But they can really need help with the Resource Staff. Over all the teachers are great. They just started this after school program. My children love it. They get their homework done. Then they get to have a fun activities. What they need at this school is more parent involvement. I have been a room mom for everyone of my childrens class.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2005
Their are some teachers that are great and some that aren't. Thank god I've been blessed with all the good ones so far knock on wood. The office staffs are always pleased to help you with as much as humanly can. This school was an all year round. But In the fall they are trying something new. That means no more tracks! My kids hated that. If you are a family like myself, having one child in the Middle School (which are not on tracks) and have another one in Elementary)it puts a toll on you driving back and forth or having one child in school and the other one at home. It makes it hard.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2005
Teachers and supporting staff are great. Administration is dedicated to providing every child with the opportunity to excel. The Parent Club supports the school, and provides many activities through the year. Parental involvement is at a high level, and is appreciated. This is a great school, with a community/family feeling.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2004
my girls have attended dena boer for three years now I think it is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2004
I feel that Dena Boar pushes the children too hard. My children would have home work every night until 9:00p.m. The staff is very nice and the teachers are o.k. My children are moving to a new school and I hope it is not as hard as Dena Boar elem was.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2004
This is an excellent school in my opinion. My child does well here, & the children in this area are genrally good kids. Which makes school much more enjoyable. The staff in the office is great. The teachers seem genuinely concerned about your child's progress. I think they have a good decipline system as well. I would reccomend this school to anyone in the Salida area. They also seem to have a good school bus system, which some schools do not. The area is also child friendly. They have family night events as well.

- submitted by a parent
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Dena Boer School
4801 Gold Valley Road, Salida, CA  95368
(209) 543-8163
Last modified Dena Boer School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dena Boer School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top