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San Diego, CA
Students enrolled: 1,339

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2655 Casey Street
San Diego, CA 92139

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(619) 267-8007
(619) 475-9748
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March 10, 2015
I had my son enrolled at Zamorano. The school wasn't even close to what I expected. Even before I enrolled my son into this school, I had called 4 times in the course of 2 wks to request a tour of the campus. No one ever called back. Three times I left messages at the office, left my name and number. Nothing. Last time I requested to be transferred to the woman's voicemail, left a message. Still no call back. Frustrated, I just showed up one day at the office and said "Yes, I'm here for a tour, I've been calling..." Only way I could get a tour. Anyway, the student enrollment is huge, over 1, 300 students. It has the population of over 2 schools. I enrolled my son because of the 'fine arts' appeal. On the first day of school they 'lost' my son. He'd been in another class rather than the one assigned and it took forever for them to realize this. They called me and I was annoyed but gave them the benefit of the doubt. My son's class that year was a mess, unorganized, kids running wild. My son's now at a smaller school, office staff very attentive, they return phone calls & focus is academics, not artwork.

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October 09, 2014
great school great teachers great principal and staff,organized events and kids learn a lot.my daughter is always excited to go to school everyday!!ms.simpson is awesome!my daughters first TK teacher!!

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October 09, 2013
We are so happy we moved our kids to this excellent school!! ZAMORANO is very professional and dedicaded to all students!

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August 22, 2013
So far we have been at the school for on grade my daugther will be entering 2nd grade come Sept 3. The teacher she has had are great they really care about their kids. I'm looking forward to see what next year brings. Good School so far

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November 20, 2009
Excellent academic agenda and the teachers are extremely dedicated to each childs success.

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November 09, 2009
I love Zamorano, my oldest was there from 1st -5th grade...my youngest is still there. The teacher support is amazing I absolutely love it...

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August 21, 2008
Zamorano is a clean, well-organized school and, for the most part, I feel comfortable that my children will be safe there. The teachers care - they know my children well - and that is the special part of the school environment. Students receive interesting, challenging work and the teachers try very hard to make sure all students are at grade level and beyond in all subjects. I do believe that the class sizes are too big in the upper grades. It is a distraction in what could be a better learning environment and can be the source of behavioral issues that cause breaks in academic attention. No class should have more than 28 students - and even that amount is too much! I hope our principal considers this issue for the new school year (2008-09). For academic and social reasons, I would like my kids to be in less populated classrooms.

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July 17, 2008
My son has been going to Zamorano for two years now (K - 1st). I have been impressed by this school since day one! Teachers are well in tuned with each child's learning abilities and progress. The staff is on top of everything, from knowing the students' names to tight security measures. Students are challenged and taken care of. No student is left behind. The curicullum for each grade is on par...at the least! I recommend this school to anyone who cares about their child's education and well-being.

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December 28, 2006
Zamorano is an excellent school. If you're looking for a school that has more to offer than the core curriculum then this is a great school for your child - it has a computer lab, art studio, & music program (band & orchestra). Both of my children attend this school. My daughter has attended since 2nd grade and she's now in 5th. The teachers are the BEST. Miss Foreman, Mrs. Loughman, Mrs. Yepiz, Ms. Lay, Mr. Nitzel, Mr. Meese and Ms. Kitchin are amazing, dedicated teachers who have nurtured our children. Ms. Szweda (orchestra teacher) is fantastic as well.

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November 28, 2006
Zamorano has some of the best teachers in San Diego. They are really suportive of their students. My son is in fourth grade and he is doing really well. Zamorano even has a great music program for their students once they are in the 4th grade...

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November 09, 2006
I think Zamorano has encouraged my daghter to feel smarter and more complex with their many extra cirricular activities and great teachers.Please let everyone know this is a fabulous school for any child to attend by putting this on the Z-news.Thank You and keep teaching!

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June 06, 2006
My daughter has attended Zamorano from Kindergarten thru 6th grade and wil graduate this year. The school has improved tremendously over the years and I would highly recommend the school. Wonderful music teacher Ms Sweda

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May 22, 2006
Zamorano is a very good school. My children have learned a lot and I am very pleased with their education in this school.

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March 27, 2006
I have been very happy with this school. My daughter has been there since kindergarten and now will be graduating.

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January 23, 2006
Zamorano is a wonderful elementary school. The principal and vice principals are friendly to parents hard working, and really care about the children, parents teachers and community. The teachers at Zamorano are dedicated and hard working, and go the extra mile for students and parents. Lastly, Zamorano has a beautiful, garden-like campus, and a fantastic arts program. I would recommend this school to any parent who is interested in a quality well-rounded education for their children

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December 24, 2005
In one semester, my son has progressed further than I imagined. He is in Kindergarten and is doing very well.

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November 16, 2005
My husband and I work in careers that keeps us moving around. So both my children and My husband and I have seen many public schools. Both of my children attend Zamorano Fine Arts Academy (We recently moved to California and my children have been attending Zamorano Fine Arts Academy for about 2 months). We can already tell that Zamorano Fine Arts Academy is a school where the children come first. The principal and staff are very kind and they know each child's name. The principal and staff are excellent examples of what leaders are and what leaders should be.

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September 01, 2005
Zamorano is a Great School, Our son attended Pre-School to Second Grade and the quality of Teachers, programs and extracurricular activities were positive. It is a very easy and relaxed school, you are not asked to bring materials, fund raising requests are minimal. I do not think parent involvement is all that great. Kids on older grades develop art and music talents. I'm worried about the attire and discipline on kids of older grades, but I guess unless you go to a private school, there is little you can do to control that...

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August 11, 2005
Both of my children attend this school. They just completed 1st and 3rd grades. I have been very happy with their teachers. They keep us informed of our childrens' behaviors and achievements. The support staff is very friendly and the school environment is welcoming. The school is a Magnet school with a focus on visual arts so the children have many opportunites to do a wide range of visual arts, not just painting and photography. Now that my son is about to attend 4th grade, I'm a little concerned because class size reduction ends at 3rd grade. If the upper grade teachers are as easy to communicate with as the K-3 teachers, then I know that this upcoming school year will be just fine.

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August 09, 2005
I love this school, my son has been there for four years now, going on five. I love the teachers, they work really well with the parents to guide your child successfully through school.

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April 26, 2005
My stepson attended this school and he really loved it especially because they really do focus on the art aspect of learning. They seem to be more advanced than their other counterparts throughout san diego. Overall, he enjoyed his time at zamorano.

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April 09, 2005
This school offers a wonderful GATE Seminar program that my child attends. Her class has 20 kids and the teacher has 30 years of experience with a masters in education as well as fine arts. This school also offers music and art classes (my child is learning to play violin) and has wonderful parent participation (which makes a big difference after experiencing a school without parent participation). I would strongly reccomend Zamorano to any parent looking for a quality, well-rounded education for their child.

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September 28, 2004
Zamorano Elementary School is an exceptional school. It provides required curriculum and extracurricular activities for children attending to advance in all areas of academics and life skills. From reading to art, Children are encourage to dream the ultimate dreams, to become and rise above the rest. The staff ensure the proper standards are upheld to and that those attending succeed. It is not their intention that a child fails. They make accomodations for a child to have a great learning experience and environment. Classes are kept to a minimum. Teachers at Zamorano are caring. They go the extra mile to make sure that everything is handled appropriately. I am happy to say that when I drop off my children at their school I'm comfortable and worry-free. I know that the staff at Zamorano are competent and well trained and will care for them and notify me immediately of any emergency.

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June 18, 2004
I believe that if you have a child interested in the performing arts, this is the school to enroll him/her into.

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May 28, 2004
Zamorano is a wonderful school! Both my kids attend and all the teachers they've had and currently have are absolutely wonderful! My kids have learned so much and I am so pleased with their writing, spelling, geography, and most especially reading. To see my son read so well in his kindergarten year, I am just amazed by it. Math is a tough subject for my daughter, but she is succeeding. Thank you's to: Ms. Offord, Ms. delos Santos, Ms. Lagandoan, Ms. Koga, Ms. Neely, and Ms. Wooten. Also many thanks to the admin. staff in the front office.

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May 04, 2004
Both my daughters attend Zamorano. When my older daughter was in Ms. Kitchin's first grade class she excelled in reading she was reading at a third grade level,now that she is in second grade she is reading at a fourth grade level.Although reading and writing come easy to her,Math does not but with the help of her former teacher Ms. Kitchin and her current second grade teacher Ms. Breton, she is learning to love math even though its a sturggle. Ms. Kitchin is still involved in my daughters education she gets 'prizes' from the prize box when she shows her EX-Teacher(Ms. Kitchen)good math papers.Zamorano is an outstanding school with outstanding teachers like Ms. Kitchen and MS. Breton who really care

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May 04, 2004
Zamorano is a great school because of its wonderful teachers and administrative staff. They strive to give all students the knowledge and encouragement needed to move on. My daughter is in 3rd grade - in a class taught by Mrs. Greenhouse who is an absolute treasure. Teachers like her are the reason why students love to go to school every single day and why I go to work with peace of mind - knowing that when I come home my daughter would have wonderful things to tell me about her day at school. My hats off to all of you, especially to Mrs. Greenhouse!

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Zamorano Elementary School
2655 Casey Street, San Diego, CA  92139
(619) 267-8007
Last modified Zamorano Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5
Zamorano Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top