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.
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!!
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
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.
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.
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.
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...