My kid just start kindergarden and he loves it!!! It is true that the school is huge & the enrollment number is big, but they are really trying to keep the school organize & safe. His teacher is Ms. Martinez and she's great & the principal too.
I had my son enrolled at Zamorano. The student enrollment is huge, over 1, 300 students. It has the population of over 2 schools. Zamorano lost my son the first day of school, the school actually was searching for him around campus. Details too long to post here but let's say it's very common for recess and noon duty personnel to be searching for a student who hasn't reported back to class. The classroom sizes are large too. I learned that I prefer a smaller school, you get to know everyone a bit more and feel that students do benefit from smaller class sizes. The majority of students here continue on to SCPA for middle and high school. SCPA has a start time of 7:15am which means you need to be there at 7am sharp. Super early! Something to consider if you want to enroll your kids at Zamorano, the logistics of where your child will matriculate to after the 5th grade and if it fits your schedule. It became really difficult for me once I went back to work juggling the middle school child at 7am and the other child I had back at Zamorano who had an early start time too. Best of luck.
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.