We are very pleased with the leadership, staff and curriculum at MRES. Ms. Merein is a loving, kind and knowledgeable teacher. My daughter started Kindergarten this year and loves learning. The activities and curriculum help foster my daughter s love of learning and she is excited to learn more! The children learn so much and I am very pleased with how my daughter s educational development. The staff is so caring and thoughtful to each child s needs. Thank you to Ms. Wardlow and Ms. Merein, I am very happy with my daughter s development. I have 2 more children who will be attending MRES and I look forward to spending more time at MRES!
We've had our kids in two other very good elementary schools in San Diego, and Monterey Ridge is far and away the best. We bought a house in 4S Ranch primarily to have our girls in the neighborhood schools. Both the teachers and the administration in MR are superb. Our kids love this school and so do we!
Please dont base your decision on the school, because of the PTA. We can not forget these Woman are strictly Volunteer and voted in. Im sure they do the best they can. All schools have their flaws, as NO one is perfect. MRE is a five star school since grand opening. Who is learning day by day. How to stride in bettering our childrens education! i say keep up the great work! Mrs Wardlow, Teachers and staff!
MRES is an exceptional school with a superb staff and a down-to-earth approachable and proactive principal, who sets a wonderful, upbeat tone to the entire school. The teachers are very competent and approachable and I feel like individual care is given to a child's needs. As far as the other parent's comments about PTA, every PTA goes through its ups and downs and one should try not to feel bitter and instead focus on how to help make things better, if possible. I certainly don't think the PTAs weaknesses should take away anything from this school's overall success, great atmosphere & staff and finally the principal's strong leadership.
I am so impressed with the preschool program at the grade school and how very well prepared my daughter is for Kindergarten next year. This school is an amazing find in San Diego!
We are a transfer from another district and am very impressed with the curriculum thus far and the professionalism of all staff I have encountered thus far.
We moved into this district mid-year last year from another district and we couldn't be happier with MRES. The principal and teachers are topnotch and demonstrate repeatedly their never-ending commitment to each and every student. BJ and all of her staff run a fabulous ESS program running high in good values and fun for the kids. My daughter loves going to school here. She says its fun now!
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Monterey Ridge Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Monterey Ridge Elementary School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.