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K-6
Public
Salinas, CA
Students enrolled: 638
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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17719 Pesante Road
Salinas, CA 93907

(831) 663-3963
(831) 663-5295
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November 06, 2013
One out of my three kids still attends this school. Almost all of the teachers have been absolutely wonderful. All of my sons teachers were great! But I have to say, the last 2 years, this school has gone downhill! Classes are overcrowded, many kids not at grade level, way too many rules, kids are talked to and treated like soldiers... I've heard teachers scolding children in doorways, too much time spent on discipline and not enough on teaching, as I often help out in the classroom. I constantly hear staff members barking orders at kids... There are way too many "bosses" at this school, especially the "yard duties", they have NO patience. I've heard and seen enough so I am in the process of transferring or am going to homeschool. Children deserve better than this type of stressful environment!

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2011
I love Prunedale Elementary and so do my kids. The drop off and pick up procedures are very well organized which is a huge plus for me. After having my children attend another school in the area, Im super grateful to have the come here. Its still early on in the school year but so far I love both my children's teachers. When I tell my friends and family who their teachers are, I hear "oh, she's a really good teacher!" and so on =) Last year at the other school, Homework used to take us 2 hours and was very difficult for my oldest to do on her own. Now, the homework my daughter brings home is done within an hour and she can do much of it on her own. It's not that the HW is any easier, just given to her in a way she can understand. This is beneficial to our entire house because homework time can make it a difficult time when both child and parent are frustrated with it consuming so much time. The ladies in the office are always very helpful, being greeted with a smile should be a MUST in all school offices. I can't wait to get to see how the rest of the school year goes.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2010
Too rule based... too many chiefs (yard duties).. Some very good teachers, but that is true at any school.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2010
They do not know how to deal with the kids. It is not a good school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 07, 2010
I rate Prunedale school with a 10, the teachers as well as other staff are dedicated and committed to working with students to see theier success.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
My daughter attended Kindergarten and just completed first grade. She is doing temendously well, the teachers are wonderful, and the students are friendly. She loves it and so do I. Another great perk is the after school program Kid Zone, Nell is a great teacher and my daughter shows great interest in the activities that go on there as well.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2007
I am proud to say that all 3 of my children attend Prunedale School. My husband actually attended there also. It is a great school, most of the teachers have taught there for many years. The Yard duties keep things running smoothly and Mr. Dutro, our Principal is in touch with the children and is a strong presence.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2006
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- submitted by a staff
April 01, 2006
Prunedale Elementary is a k-6 school, located in a rural community. The administration is supportive and wants onlythe best for the students. The teachers are caring and work cooperatively to plan lessons for he children. I love this school!

- submitted by a teacher
August 03, 2005
Prunedale Elem is a great school. Small town feeling. Mostly conservative teachers and well seasoned. Principal is very approachable.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2005
Great school! Top of the line teachers!

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2004
I think Prunedale School is an exceptional school environment. Mr.Dutro, the principal, guides the school with knowledge and compassion. The teachers I have encountered over the past two years are supportive of children and families and are truly passionate about their chosen profession. I am glad that my son attends and look forward to his positive growth in this environment for two more years.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I love Prunedale school. The teacher's are very supportive and the support staff is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2003
My two children have been attending Prunedale School for two years. My daughter's 4th and 5th grade teachers gave her a confidence and sense of pride in her work that she had never had at her previous, private school. She graduated a happy, proud honors student, excited to move up with her friends to the next level. What I have been sad to see is a very low level of parent involvement. The parents that were involved worked very hard to help make things happen, and the administration bends over backward to facilitate parent involvement. But out of a class of 25-28 kids, it should not be a struggle to find a parent willing to help out, contribute, or do something within the school year to be a part of their child's school experience. It makes all the difference in the world to our children.

- submitted by a parent
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Prunedale Elementary School
17719 Pesante Road, Salinas, CA  93907
(831) 663-3963
Last modified Prunedale Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Prunedale Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top