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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Too much (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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College Park Elementary School 3

Posted January 22, 2016
- a parent
The principal is retiring in June. Finally and long overdue! For many faculty, parents, and students it is not nearly soon enough -- but we'll take it. Never again, however, will we accept dysfunctional, despotic leadership. These are our kids and our tax dollars, so listen up School Board, Superintendent, and Search Committee.

College Park Elementary School
Grateful to: School leader

Posted November 17, 2015
- a parent
DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL AWARD 2014 In May, 2014, we received the official notice that College Park has received the CA Distinguished School Award. From Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent, “I applaud strong, thriving schools that are making such impressive strides in preparing their students for continued success. This award is well-deserved by these school communities for their enduring dedication to high standards, hard work, and unwavering support." The 2014 CA Distinguished Schools Program focuses on California’s students’ right to an equitable and rigorous education, and recognizes those schools that have made progress in narrowing the academic achievement gap. In addition to being chosen as Distinguished Schools, 16 schools out of the 10,200 elementary school in California were given an additional honor for having an Exemplary Program in Physical Activity and Nutrition. "College Park educates the whole child: physically, mentally, socially, and academically. We are so proud of efforts to increase physical activity, reduce junk food, ensure sun protection and encourage students to be fit". said Diana Hallock, principal


College Park Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective

Posted July 05, 2015
- a parent
A few teachers are absolutely wonderful. There is excessive turnover at this school, however. Many children will get a teacher who has just been hired a few weeks before the new school year has started. Good luck with that. These teachers are either clueless about classroom management or burn out from dealing with their oppressive boss. They are not mentored to learn better ways to treat and manage children and they are not supported by their boss via professional development. Result? They leave.

College Park Elementary School
Amount of homework: Too much

Posted July 05, 2015
- a parent
Homework is not assigned consistently within grade levels. It is advisable to speak to other parents in other teacher-pairings to compare who is doing what.

College Park Elementary School
Develops grit: Agree

Posted July 05, 2015
- a parent
Some of them have developed persistence, grit, and determination n order to survive this principal and those few teachers who are not in control of their anger.


College Park Elementary School
Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted July 05, 2015
- a parent
Absolutely not. How can this school develop respect in its students when the students are not respected? The principal and some of the teachers use fear and threats to keep kids in line. Children learn to survive so as not to fall prey.

College Park Elementary School
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted July 05, 2015
- a parent
How can this school develop compassion, caring, and empathy when the principal and some of the teachers do not model these behaviors? These individuals use fear and threats to keep kids in line. Children learn to survive so as not to fall prey.

College Park Elementary School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted July 05, 2015
- a parent
How can this school develop honesty, integrity, and fairness when the principal and some of the teachers do not model these values? These individuals use fear and threats to keep kids in line. Children learn to survive so as not to fall prey.


College Park Elementary School 3

Posted June 22, 2015
- a parent
I agree with the comments from others who believe the school's success has come more as a result of the parents than anything the school has done. The vast majority of the student population are from educated, professional families who are very involved in the daily lives of the students as well as provide many additional enrichment activities (afterschool programs, athletics, music, tutoring, additional language help, etc.). This is naturally going to have an influence on the performance of the kids, and reflect well on the school, regardless of the quality of the school. Pros: - The parent community is great and tries to be very involved. Without them, many of the educational opportunities at the schools (art and science in particular) would suffer - The kids get a good foundation in Mandarin. (I'm simply looking for my child to be able to converse and communicate in Mandarin, not be completely fluent) - For a Chinese immersion, there's a fair (not great, but fair) diversity of the student body Cons: - There's not a lot of support for physical activity for the kids. Kids are asked to come to school in the morning and be quiet and stand still while waiting for classes to start, because the noise of their playing will disturb the teachers preparing in the morning. - During the school tour, we were told about all the great facilities the school has, including the amphitheater, which I don't believe is ever actually used by the kids. - Parents are asked to perform a large number of activities which I believe should be performed by the teachers. One significant example for me is that the parents are asked to grade the kids' homework.

College Park Elementary School
Develops respect: Neutral

Posted June 22, 2015
- a parent
I agree with the comment from May 22. The school demands respect more though intimidating the kids than through teaching the kid about respect and what really means.

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College Park Elementary School
715-A Indian Avenue, San Mateo, CA  94401-1768
(650) 312-7691
Last modified College Park Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
College Park Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 63 reviews. Top