Beware, the drama and gossip. You should just ignore all the gossip and when one of your *********** comes to tell you a rumor, you should avoid making comments that the person can use to create drama. If you ignore or don't act upon the gossip, they will eventually get tired of spreading the gossip.
I can say all the schools in CA is getting harder because of cut budgets. One teacher for 30 kids is just too many. No free school bus to the school and no teachers aid. The school asked parents to involve more to cover music, art and PE lessons. The facility is very nice though.
I am a student at Don Callejon and I'd say that everything is good in Don Callejon. I think that the teaching there is great all the way up to the 5th grade, which I am in now. The middle school there isn't all that great, I think that middle school there isn't the best it can be, all the way. The elementary is great, and I've been through all of it. Though a few people don't like P.E, you still learn a lot of the physical activities, which is what P.E is for, don't you think. I gave this scool an average and not above because the elementary is up to standard, but I don't think that the middle school is. There is a spirit day every Friday, though, to indicate school spirit. I personally think that Don Callejon is a great school, and that all elementery should at least be that good, and that all middle schools should at least be like it, if not better. I guess it would be a standard in many cases. Any elementary/middle school can't be lower than that, or else it would be below standard, which means it is just not a very good school. If any elementary scool is above that, then it is a great school, and if any middle school is above it, then that middle school is just average/okay!!!
This one of the better schools in SCUSD. There are good teachers, but working with constant budget cuts is very challenging. Lots of politics here within community members and related to boundaries, rezoning etc. Middle school has to improve a lot and many parents within the school boundary is opting for private when it comes to middle school. Hope it does better in future.
The school has just gone through a rough period of time involving a reboundarying situation due to the overcrowding at this great school. The overcrowding came due to the great job everyone was doing - principal, teachers, students, parents and communities. It is understandable that parents are upset. This was a no-win situation for anyone. However, the school will continue to thrive and the school that will be impacted by the move will thrive too as a result of the great students and parents that will be moving over. It would be great if all the communities could come together to help in the transition and form some groups like Girls Scouts to keep friends in contact and keep the bonds that have formed. The kids will all be together in high school again and to keep them in touch with each other then will help them ease into high school too.
Great School with great teachers and staff. Everyone is committed to helping kids, from teachers, staff, admin., and hundreds of volunteers.
Bad school, this is anyways in the worst school district and this school was overcrowded thanks to the useless townhomes at mission gardens ! Anyways there has been lot of politics into this and i wish this school the best as its going to be one of the worst schools .. anyways soon ! God bless.
Very happy with the kindergarten curriculum and Parents association.
I love Don Callejon school because simply put, it is the best! It has a new building, new library, the best teachers, the best Principal, the best staff and the best students of the world.
This is a school that opens up great opportunities for the kids! And it is all about the kids!
There are lots of caring parents who volunteer and committed to excellence for the students.
I love Don Callejon School because of wonderful teachers, facilities, huge ground and great staff. Good environment for kids. Awesome school.
Awesome school, staff and lots of parent involvement. Wouldn't want to be anywhere else!
My son went there the second year it was open and I was so impressed! he was the 2nd 8th grade graduation a year he will never forget, all the teachers at his school help him to achive so much!
Its newly built well maintained school with great location and playground . Teachers are hard working and well motivated towards caring of students. My kid is going to 1st grade here and very comfortable and learning environment for him.
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