"Alcott prides itself on being a family-friendly community school."
Students enrolled 266
Hours 8:20 AM - 2:25 PM
School leader Michelle Riley
Transportation options None
District San Diego Unified School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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4680 Hidalgo Avenue
San Diego, CA 92117

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(858) 273-3415
(858) 581-6429
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4 stars
Based on 12 ratings

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June 20, 2009
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no rating May 24, 2009
If your child is gate and needs to be challenged, don't send them here.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2009
We have a super reader and a child and special education and are happy that the teachers and Principal are responding to the needs of both our children. The parent participation is unrivalled at this school. We have a very diverse population both economically and culturally, which adds to a feeling that this is a true San Diego school. Parents may be drawn by the allure of programs close by, but you will not find a better place to foster growth than a place where a child is known and loved. Our school has healthy, happy, smart kids in a well supported community where they live and play daily. We are also lucky enough to house a fantastic program for infants and toddlers with special needs. I am happy that my children will grow up supportive and understanding of students different than themselves!

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2009
Didn't realize how bad this school was until we left it. One of our children was identified as a gifted learner and the other needed help with speech and reading. We had to jump up and down for help with both. The special education needs of our children were never met. The principal was completely unresponsive to our requests for help. Her focus seemed to be on the children bussed in from other areas who didn't speak english. We did have some great teachers though and I know the teachers did everything they could to give our children the education they need to succeed. Unfortunately, the focus of the principal seemed to be elsewhere. She got more money in her budget for the non english speakers.

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August 23, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2005
I have been so pleased with my child's experience at Alcott Elementary. The principal is energetic and involved. The teachers are dedicated and caring. There is a wonderful volunteer choral music teacher who works with the kids once a week and prepares them for a year-end program for the parents. The PTA is a cohesive group of parents, teachers, staff and the principal. It is obvious how much they enjoy working together and planning activities for the kids. The level of parent involvement in the classroom, on field trips and for special activities is impressive. In addition to all these great attributes, the small size of the school adds greatly to the sense of community.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2005
My daughter attended Alcott Elementary for Kindergarten and First Grade. She loved the school as much as we did as parents. The principal and teachers are great and really care about your child and the school. We would recommend Alcott Elementary to anyone. Great School!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2005
My child attended Alcott for 2 years and she absolutely loved her teachers and school. The principal, Mrs. Riley is wonderful and takes time to speak with parents about their concerns. Parents are involved through the PTA and volunteering in classrooms. Great school, highly recommend!

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May 25, 2005
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May 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2005
Two of my children attend Alcott and I am very pleased with the level of education and attention that they are receiving. Each child spends 1 hour a week with their science teacher. Each month they study a different character trait such as generosity and kindness. We have an excellent, enthusiastic principal and staff. Parents are involved in school activities and PTA programs. We have a lovely library and full-time librarian. The teachers are great and involved in helping the children learn in creative ways. I think my children are receiving an excellent education at Alcott.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2004
I have a kindergardner at Alcott, and I love It. She has learned so much already. The teachers are young and full of so much energy.The school is clean and safe too.

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Alcott is the only school in the district that literally educates children from diapers to pre-algebra. Our elementary school campus is in northwest Clairemont includes an infant-toddler program, which serves special needs children from birth to 3 years old. Our school gives each student the opportunity to learn with an individualized focus, an advantage of our small and intimate size. Our dedicated staff works to create a school environment that helps students thrive.

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Alcott Elementary School
4680 Hidalgo Avenue, San Diego, CA  92117
(858) 273-3415
Last modified Alcott Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Alcott Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top