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2849 Calais Drive
San Ramon, CA 94583

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(925) 479-1600
(925) 828-8473
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September 14, 2015
There is something not right about this school. It is the oddest thing to be at a school where the teachers are more concerned about following the rules than about the well being of the children. Don't get me wrong, rules are essential and should be enforced. However, the teachers and admin are almost anxious about making sure everyone is following rules to a T. It is the #1 thing on their mind. They completely ignore what it means to be a school community. It is sad that there is very little passion, love, and nurturing of the student. You feel it right away when you get on campus. There is very little smiling from the principal. She barely acknowledges students and makes no effort to know them or their names. Just plain odd and heartbreaking.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
June 24, 2015
The teachers try to develop honesty and integrity, but it is nearly impossible to do this when the principal has no integrity and can't be honest.

- submitted by a community member

June 23, 2015
My child was pushed by a fellow student during PE. The PE instructor told my boy that he would tell the classroom instructor if it happens again. We went and told the principal what happened. In the end there was an investigation, and they had said that it was all a accident and he slipped on some sand. It is very sad that administrators go to great length to cover up and sweep problem underneath the carpet rather than facing problem head on and reprimanding the attacker for their actions. Teachers here do not really care about their students but rather the pensions of their daily jobs.

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2014
Distinguished public school that challenges children in a nurturing way. Big focus on learning. My daughter's evaluations when she had to repeat first grade were very accurate, and my son's report cards have also reflected his strengths and areas to improve. Multi-cultural school where everyone is respected. Through the years, a couple of staff members have not been favorites, but overall, a great school.

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2013
School focuses on just pushing students through rather than making sure they're actually learning. They're not honest with real issues with student's performance and would rather just push the issues under the rug until its no longer their problem. Move them down the road and let someone else deal with them. Very disappointing that teaches would rather pass students through to keep a clean face/record than to tackle performance issues themselves. This just ends up exposing the teacher's weakness and lack of true teaching ability. Very unfortunate.

- submitted by a parent

March 19, 2010
Best parent involvement ever! Love the school, love the principal. Love it!

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2009
Excellent school. The staff at N.A is awesome, my son has really excelled here. The principal, teachers and staff are great!

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August 04, 2008
I have two kids at Neil Armstrong and it's excellent! It is academic challenging, strong PTA, Parent, and Academic Booster support. A National Blue Ribbon School and a California Distinguished School. Be prepared as a parent! You get involved too in their academic excellence... My kinder was doing presentations by the end of school year and they just keep getting harder and need your help as a parent. Mr. Foucart, the Principal, is great!

- submitted by a parent

December 16, 2007
This is one of the best schools in California academically, how ever it is unfortunate that there screening process is not more in depth for teachers and staff! We dealt with some of the most racist and byest people I've ever met. After transferring my kids out of there school we were shown documents from the school that we were never meant to see where they talked about my kids racially. We were also told my kids should be held back and were behind academically however my kids both got higher test scores then 90% of there classmates. Its sad a few bad apples ruined this school for us.

- submitted by a parent

January 04, 2007
This school is great, the teachers and principal are very engaged. The before and after school care center is also great.

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October 06, 2005
The school is great! Good teachers, good grounds and good on site day care. Would recommend to anyone.

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May 26, 2005
This is a wonderful school. The Focus program is well worth the extra money. Wonderful caring teachers. I would highly recommend.

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May 07, 2005
This is a blue ribbon school with many devoted teachers and assistants as well as many volunteers. Parent involvement is at an above level. Computer class is a very helpful class for all students.

- submitted by a parent

February 14, 2005
Excellent Blue Ribbon School. New computer lab; multipurpose room; and classrooms. Has science, computer, art programs. Heavy parent involvement in FOCUS alternative program for the district.

- submitted by a parent

January 01, 2005
The principal and teachers are outstanding. Every program is outstanding. What a wonderful place for a child to learn. The computer lab is run by one of the nicest and hardest working educators I have ever met. The librarians are so helpful the children. The Para educators are outstanding also. All the personnel at Neil Armstrong are supportive of parent participation and very helpful in the all around education of each and every child. I don't think I have ever seen a Science teacher who is respected and loved by every student at Neil Armstrong. The Front office staff are also very supportive and helpful to all involved. If I have left anyone at Neil Armstrong without praise it is only by mistake. Thank you so much for your support in educating and molding our two girls for a wonderful future in education.- Chuck & Desiree Aslinger

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2004
Neil Armstrong is a wonderful school. My daughter was very happy there. The teachers are great, and there are so many parent volunteers that many wonderful things get accomplished. The classrooms are well stocked, the grounds are clean and I felt very safe with my daughter there.

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2004
My son is in the FOCUS program, which includes a second language and 20 hrs. min parent involvement. Your contribution pays for extra aid and hours, as well. This school is a national blue ribbon winner and is fantastic!

- submitted by a parent
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Neil A. Armstrong Elementary School
2849 Calais Drive, San Ramon, CA  94583
(925) 479-1600
Last modified Neil A. Armstrong 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.
Neil A. Armstrong Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top