This school is one of lowest scoring in all Monterey County. Try transferring to another school or another district.
The administration and instructional staff are really devoting themselves to boosting student achievement, which I really appreciate as a parent of a fourth-grade student. No school could ever be perfect, but over the years that my daughter has attended I really am impressed by the amount of dedication to academic excellence shown by the teachers and staff.
Natividad elementary school has a wonderful community atmosphere. The students are well behaved and friendly towards others. The faculty is exceptional. They are caring individuals and work very hard at meeting individual student needs. Test scores are on the rise.
My son is a GATE student,but besides not having any type of advanced classes, the teacher could only give him an encyclopidia to read to keep him busy while he helped the other kids with their work! he was also put in a class that had two different grades in it and he was in the higher grade, so I don't feel he was given the work of his potential to learn, but the work that he had already learned the previous year. All in all I think the school did not meet standards I look for in a school.
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